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Calendar - Events in the Pacific Northwest

Calendar: Washington

Seattle - Weekly Events, Seattle & Vicinity, Auburn, Bellevue, Olympia, Redmond, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima

Seattle - Weekly Events

Mondays

Dutch Meetup
Every other Monday
The Dutch Table is an established world language group in the U District. It already has dozens of members, but is always looking for more. It's a friendly group of native speakers and folks learning Dutch. On the weeks between their meetings they have Dutch lessons. Look for the Dutch and Belgian flags on their table at the Continental. De gezellige groep ontmoet tweemaal elke maand.
Continental Restaurant
4549 University Way NE
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Web: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattledutch/ to verify next meetup date

Every other Monday
Italian Language Group
Come join the Italian Conversation group! We are here to help those of you who wish to practice your Italian do so in a fun and relaxed environment. Whether you are a beginner wishing to someday be fluent, a seasoned speaker wanting to keep up your Italian, or if you are simply Italian and you want to meet some cool people while speaking your native tongue, you should come join us at the Continental. Get-togethers are every other Monday at 7pm. Any and all fluency levels are welcome. We hope to see you there!
Continental Restaurant
4549 University Way NE
7:00-9:00 PM
http://groups.yahoo.cool/group/Seattle_italiano/

For more information on international conversation groups please refer to http://students.washington.edu/paul/groups.html


Check out the many conversation groups

Tuesdays

Cesky Stolecek: Czech conversation group
Cesky Stolecek is an established, on-going group that follows the University of Washington schedule. They meet every Tuesday during the Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters. If there's a Czech class during Summer, they will be meeting then, too. All Czech speakers are invited to visit the Czech table whenever U Czech classes are in session.
Continental Restaurant
4549 University Way NE
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
206-632-4700
Email: jsoldan@hotmail.com

The German Tuesday Stammtisch
The Seattle tradition "Stammtisch" has met every week in the U district for decades regardless of the University schedule or time of year. Between 15 and 30 people meet every Tuesday night to speak German and have a pleasant evening together. Not only does the number vary, but also the attendees. Every week new people come and every week is a new experience. Stammtisch offers acquaintances, friendships and conviviality. Alles auf Deutsch.
The Continental Restaurant
4549 University Way NE
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
206-284-2315
Email: stammtisch@u.washington.edu
http://students.washington.edu/paul/stammtisch

Bellevue-Eastside Spanish Group Meetup
Tuesdays at the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue
near the Starbucks inside the mall
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sign up at this website:
http://spanish.meetup.com/247/members/1803934/

Deutsche Welle Live News
TV Show – Deutsche Welle News
from Berlin, Live and in English.
KBCB TV
ComCast Cable channel 14 or 17
Dish Network or Direct TV channel 24
On the air channel 24 (19 digital)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Rehearsal SVEA Swedish Chorus
Male Chorus and Swedish Women's Chorus rehearse at 7:00 pm.
On Tuesdays at the Swedish Cultural Center
1920 Dexter AVe. N., Seattle.
New members always welcome. You don't have to be Scandinavian to sing!
Phone: (206)387-0510

Wednesdays

Echange Francais: French conversation group
Th
e French table offers an opportunity for Francophiles to participate in this incredibly fun French group. The Wednesday date is optimal for people who have full weekends, but would like a little diversion in the middle of the week. If you love French, this is the group for you! It is friendly and welcoming. All levels of French are invited to join us. We will help you speak French.
Continental Restaurant
4549 University Way NE
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Email: lroberts@u.washington.edu

Stammtisch
The People’s Pub
6:00 pm
206-783-5521

Enzian Schuhplattler Rehearsal
German House
613 9th Ave., Seattle 98104
7:00 pm

425-821-7128 Carolyn M.



Deutsche Vorlesestunde
May 3rd, 10th, 17th
2pm at the Bellevue Library
Age Group: 3-7
1111 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue
http://www.kcls.org/brl/bellprog1.cfm#storytimes
Free Event! No registration necessary!


Thursdays

Every Thursday: Scandinavian Thursdays
Scandinavian Thursdays is the next-to-newest language group at the Continental. Although it was started by Swedish speakers, it's open to all Scandinavian languages. Norwegian and Danish speakers are welcome as well! You'll find all of their flags flying on the table's centerpiece every Thursday in the U District. Come by and get in on the shaping of this group. And, remember: every Thursday is Thor's day!
4:00-6:00 PM

Continental Restaurant
4549 University Way NE
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattleswedish/

First Thursday of every month (May 4)
German Heritage Society Meeting
German House
613 9th Ave. Seattle
6:00 pm
Manfred Bolender 206-632-6339
http://geocities.com/Pipeline/Slope/2061/index.html

Tertulia: Spanish Conversation Group
Every week a "tertulia" of interesting, Spanish-speaking folks meet in the U district of Seattle. It's a mixed group of people with different ages, interests and backgrounds. The level of Spanish varies from second year at the University to native fluency. Individual attendees come and go as best fits their schedules. Some start right at 6:00 to catch the free parking; others sometimes stay past 10:00. The group is very relaxed and friendly.
Continental Restaurant
4549 University Way NE
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattletertulia/

Fridays

Meetup at the Polish Home
7:00 pm
1714 18th Ave., Seattle
Contact at 206-322-3020


Saturdays

Gisela’s Original German Hour
Radio KXPA 1540 AM
9:00 – 10:30 am
253-863-6389
Email: gislarasmujohns@webtv.net

Every second Saturday of the month
Ballard Public Art Walking Tour
Ballard today is a "city within a city" that retains its Scandinavian flavor with institutions such as the Nordic Heritage Museum . As residential development grew in the 1950s, the branch library and community center were built north of NW Market Street. From the industrial zones along its east and south edges (home to many artists' studios), to the fishing, recreational, and environmental activities at Salmon Bay, Chittenden Locks, and Shilshole Bay, Greater Ballard remains a thriving and diverse neighborhood.
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
City of Seattle , 700 5th Avenue, Suite 1766
Schedule varies. Please call: 206-684-7171
www.seattle.gov/arts/publications/publicart/walkingtours/ballard.asp

Sundays


Make your grocery shop on a Sunday morning stroll over the market

Farmers’ markets and European flea market in Fremont
The Fremont Sunday Market
Market Hours
Summer: 10 to 5 pm
Nov. - March: 10 to 4 pm
Info Line: (206) 781-6776


PlanetBeat The Modern Global Music Show
Travel The World Through Music
Radio KMTT 103.7 FM The Mountain
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
www.planetbeat.net

German Church Service
German United Church of Christ
1107 East Howell Street, Seattle, WA 98122-2429
11:00 am
206-325-7664

German Stammtisch
Palermo Restaurant in Capitol Hill
350 15th Ave. E
12:45 pm

Swedish Sundays: Scandinavian Languages
Continental Restaurant
4549 University Way NE
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
206-632-4700
Email: nauboone@yahoo.com
Web: http://language.stammtisch.us

Radio Wisla
Radio Wisla is a new Polish language station covering Puget Sound that features Polish music, news, poetry, discussions, sports, etc. It broadcasts on AM 1590, every Sunday at 6 pm for an hour. Where: 1590 AM, in Polish. More: www.radiowisla.com


Up

Seattle & Vicinity

Permanent
Jeffrey Moose Gallery
shows an eclectic group of artists who work in many styles and a huge variety of media. Representational and abstract paintings, sculptures and glass works are displayed. Artists from Washington state, as well as international artists from countries including Australia, Europe and China, are represented.
The gallery also displays art at the Gallery Room of the Alexis Hotel. For more Information, please call Jeffrey Moose, Director of Jeffrey Moose Gallery and Curator for the Alexis Hotel at 206-467-6951.
Jeffrey Moose Gallery
1333 Fifth Avenue , Seattle
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Mo-Fr), 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Sa)
206-467-6951
http://www.jeffreymoosegallery.com

Permanent
Sev Shoon Arts Center
Sev Shoon, Armenian for black dog, was started in 1991 by Dionne Haroutunian who came to Seattle from Switzerland in 1985. Dionne had dreams of a community of artists who would meet in little cafes and reinvent the world. In addition to showing works at the gallery, Sev Shoon is a printmaking school and studio.
Sev Shoon Arts Center
5206 Ballard Ave NW , Seattle
By appointment only.
206-782-2415
www.sevshoon.com

Permanent

Alexandria Rossoff Jewels and Rare Finds
Housed in an art-deco landmark, this 1920s cigar-store-turned-jewelry shop still bears burn marks on its worn wooden countertops. That's not the only bit of history here; about 75 percent of the pieces are antique, chosen with care by owner Alexandria Rossoff during her European travels. The other 25 percent consist of rare finds, modern and exquisite gems, and custom pieces. A certified gem appraiser, Alexandria Rossoff has a following in the old carriage trade tradition; word of mouth brings in many loyal customers.
Alexandria Rossoff Jewels and Rare Finds
402 University Street
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Mo-Fr), 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (Sa)
206-381-3949

Permanent
Nordic Heritage Museum
Dream of America: Discover the dream that led Scandinavian immigrants to the Pacific Northwest.

Iceland Room: The exhibit illustrates the conditions in Iceland in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Norway Room, Denmark Room, Finland Room, Sweden Room: Learn more about the lives of scandinavian immigrants.

Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th
Seattle WA, 98117
www.nordicmuseum.org


Take a sip or two at the Art Institute of Seattle


Fridays
"Four to Six"
Friday, May 5 - Washington Syrahs

Friday, May 25 - Gems from Southern France
Friday, June 2 - Italian Crepes and Washington Soil

anytime 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
The Art Institute of Seattle.
Portfolio Restaurant, Fifth Floor.
2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle.
$12 per person.
Reservations required 206-239-2363.
Info: www.ais.edu
WineDieter@cs.com


Ongoing every first Sunday of the month
Monthly Swedish Pancake Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
Ham, lingonberries and whipped cream and beverages.
$6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 5-12, and free to children under 5.
Music for your listening and dancing pleasure by Speldosan, Folk
Voice Band, and Clover Blossom Band. Named "Best Pancake Breakfast" by
SEATTLE Magazine, Dec. 2005.
1920 Dexter AVe. N., Seattle
Phone: 206-283-1090.

Ongoing
Gudrun Kemsa - Bewegte Bilder (Moving pictures) - A Public View
Exhibition runs until May 21
Kemsa's moving pictures stretch space and time. Kemsa studied at the Duesseldorf Academy in Germany.
Where: Fenomena / 200 Roy St # 104, Seattle WA 98109
www.fenomena.us  or 206-213-0080

Ongoing
Exhibition – Dream Time Fairy Photo Collages
Until Sunday, July 30
In the exhibition Dream Time three of Hans Christian Andersens fairy tales are re-interpreted as photographic collages. Dream Time is a series of photo collages made by Birgitte Fleuron, set and costume desinger / visual artist and Henning Sjøstrøm, freelance photographer / visual artist
.
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th
Seattle, WA 98117
www.nordicmuseum.org


Ongoing
Exhibition – The Landscapes of Clyde Aspevig: A Closer Look
Until June, 11
Clyde Aspevig is a plein-air landscape painter of enormous versatility and vision. Aspevig paints sublime impressionistic vistas of western wilderness; clouds, sky, and shimmering peaks, wild, flowing rivers and huge rock faces half-eclipsed by shadow.
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th
Seattle, WA 98117
www.nordicmuseum.org


Clyde Aspevig


Ongoing
Swift and Slow: New Drawings by Sol Kjøk
Exhibition runs until Sunday, June 11
A series of drawings by Norwegian artist Sol Kjøk.
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th
Seattle, WA 98117

Ongoing
Travelers Language Cafe
NWLA, Center for World Language and Culture offeres a series of dynamic weekend intensives designed to facilitate your travels by introducing you to conversational systems on a variety of themes you are sure to encounter on your journeys.
May 5, 6 Italian TLC, Edmonds
Fridays at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Contact and registration at 360-9140391, www.nwlanguageacademy.com

Ongoing
May 10 - July 9, 2006
Plugged In and Caffeinated
The Columbia City Gallery’s First Juried Exhibit
The Columbia City Gallery presents its First Annual Juried Exhibition, Plugged in and Caffeinated. The work of seventeen local artists has been selected for this exhibit, which examines time in our “plugged in and caffeinated” culture. Each work of art focuses on the artists’ view of time -- how industry, technology and automation influence the need for more time, the phenomenon of time “flying by”, time in slow motion, and our culture’s attempt to alter the reality of time. The jurors are Barbara Shaiman, Kamla Kakaria, and Larry Calkins. Exhibit runs May 10 – July 9. Opening Night Festivities will be held Saturday, May 13 from 5 – 8 pm.
Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Avenue South
For more information: 206.760.9843, www.columbiacitygallery.com

 
Teens creating art

Thursday, April 20 - June 8
Frye Offers Spring Youth Art Workshops and Student Exhibitions
The Studio: All-City Visual Art Class with Arts Corps
This new program, a collaboration with Arts Corps, is a drop-in visual art class for youth in grades 6–12. Incorporating drawing, painting and collage, participants create works of art using tape, recycled books, paint pens, glue, ink, fabric, beeswax, exotic papers, tar, and other materials. The instructor, Anne Grgich, is one of the most original and innovative artists in the group of American artists known as Outsiders. Classes are free. Space is limited. Sign up at www.artscorps.org (click on “Take a Class”) or in person at the first class.
5:30–7:30 pm

Thursdays, April 20, 27, and May 4
Value Drawing for Youth
In this afterschool drawing program, youth in grades 7 - 12 explore the dramatic potential of charcoal, working from simple objects and more complex arrangements, and learn to locate objects in space with light and shade. Students will explore the Robyn O’Neil exhibition to learn from the artist’s use of space. As a special treat, Robyn O’Neil will attend class to speak about her work. Instructor Christen Mattix received her MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. Class fee: $48 members; $55 nonmembers. All materials are provided. To register call 206-622-9250, ext. 223, or go to www.fryemuseum.org
3:15–5:15 pm

Saturday, May 6 and Saturday, May 20
Junior Girl Scout Workshops at the Frye Art Museum
In one three-hour workshop girls will see museum exhibitions, develop observation skills and produce a variety of creative projects to complete the Visual Arts or Drawing and Painting Badge. The workshops are for Junior Girl Scout troops and individuals with an adult, and are presented in partnership with Girl Scouts - Totem Council. Class fee: $14 per girl. To register call (800) 767-6845 or go to www.girlscoutstotem.org 
9 am–noon or 1–4 pm

Through April 30
Student Exhibition: /images That Speak: Eighth Annual WAEA Student Art Exhibition
This popular juried exhibition highlights the artwork of Washington students in grades K–12. The annual student exhibition’s 2006 theme promotes visual literacy, communications, and understanding between all cultures.
/images That Speak is juried and organized by the Washington Art Education Association. Statewide, teachers help students find their most creative solution to the assignment, in any medium. In December students submitted their work, and the WAEA jury chose fifty-four works by fifty-six students. The selections represent seventeen schools, from Nooksack in the north to Yakima in the south and from Okanogan in the east to Poulsbo in the west.

The Poetry of Art: Lust, Loss and Love: May 5–July 2
Student Poetry Reading and Performance: Thursday, May 11

Student Exhibition: The Poetry of Art: Lust, Loss and Love
This year, the annual Poetry of Art exhibition highlights the work of outstanding students participating in two Arts Corps classes. In the classes, students viewed the paintings in Spectatorship and Desire and responded to the themes of lust, loss and love. The written work of young Thorndyke Elementary students working with poet Vicky Edmonds will be shown. The poetry and spoken word of young adults working with poet Roberto Ascalon in the Art-City Poetry Class at the Seattle Public Library Capital Hill Branch will be presented on video.
6 pm

FRYE ART MUSEUM
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104
www.fryeart.org

Friday, April 28 - Saturday, May 7
14th Annual Polish Film Festival
The Seattle Polish Film Festival and other Polish film screenings in Seattle are produced by the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association.
This year's festival will be held at the MOHAI. The Museum of History & Industry is located south of Husky Stadium, just off State Route 520 south of the Montlake Bridge.
For more information, please visit http://www.polishfilms.org/


Guest at this year's Polish Film Festival: Andrzej Chyra


Szene from "The Collector"

Friday April 28 - Thursday May 4
SPRINGTIME IN FRANCE: THE FILMS OF LOUIS MALLE
In partnership with Seattle Art Museum, the Grand
Illusion is proud to screen two seldom-seen documentaries that highlight
Malle's fascination with America and his concern for how ordinary people
understand their place in society.
AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPINESS was commissioned as a part of a series
celebrating the centenary of the Statue of Liberty. In it, Malle,
himself an immigrant, talks to a wide range of other new Americans to
illustrate how the face of immigration has changed. Moving from
Vietnamese communities in California to Indian-owned hotels in the deep
South, Malle delves into the meaning of the American dream and how these
new citizens envision their place in society.
GOD'S COUNTRY is a moving portrait of a small rural town in crisis.
Malle travelled to Glencoe, Minnesota in 1979 to begin a PBS-sponsored
documentary on rural America. When he returned in 1985 to complete his
film, he found a town in decline, hollowed out by farm failures and
desperate to halt the exodus of its citizens. Malle gives voice to the
people who are still holding on, creating an unsettling chronicle of a
difficult era.
Both of these films are unavailable on video! On Thursday May 4th, SAM
hosts a screening of Malle's VIVA MARIA! at its MOHAI location. Spring
is the perfect time to get out of the house and celebrate cinematic
genius!
AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPINESS
Director: Louis Malle
(1986, USA, 16mm, color, 80 min)
Shows daily at 7pm; plus 3pm Saturday & Sunday


Louis Malle

GOD'S COUNTRY
Director: Louis Malle
(1986, USA, 16mm, color, 90 min)
Shows daily at 9pm; plus 5pm Saturday & Sunday

Friday April 28th & Saturday April 29th
BEYOND ATLANTIS
Director: Eddie Romero
(1973, Philipines, 35mm, color, 91 min)
Shows at 11pm ONLY!
The Grand Illusion Cinema
1403 NE 50th ST
Seattle, WA
98105
(206)523.3935
www.grandillusioncinema.org


Tuesday, May 2
Swedish Cultural Center presents: Do you have Swedish ancestry?
Peter Wallenskog, the CEO of Genline, will demonstrate how to use the company’s website to trace Swedish ancestry. Genline’s digital image database provides access to digitized /images of original Swedish Church records from the 16th century to the 20th century. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Time: 7:00 p.m
Place: Chris Knutzen Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, Park Avenue South and South 122nd Street, Parkland.
Admission: Free
Contact: 253-535-7322

Saturday, May 6
Maifest
Benson Barn
1 pm
For more info, contact Siegrid at 206-362-6339
www.austriaclubwa.com

starting Saturday, May 6 - May 20
Seattle Opera presents:
Macbeth
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave,
after the tragedy
by William Shakespeare
In Italian with English captions

Evenings 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees 2:00 p.m.
For more information on Macbeth and other great operas visit http://seattleopera.org

Sunday, May 7
Plattdeutscher Verein
Muttertag
2 pm
German House
For more info contact Lutz Koehler at 425-483-9118

Monday, May 8 - Tuesday, May 9
Brundibar, A Children's Opera
Music of Remembrance

Few works are as steeped in Holocaust history as Brundibar. The poignant story: two children, Aninku and Pepicek, need to get milk for their sick mother. They plan to earn their milk money by performing in the village market, but the evil organ-grinder Brundibar tries to quash their competitition. With the aid of some friendly animal compatriots, the children take Brundibar on, and defeat him.
Music of Remembrance is a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to remembering Holocaust musicians and their art through musical performances, educational activities, musical recordings, and commissions of new works.
Monday, May 8, and
Tuesday, May 9, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Music of Remembrance
P.O. Box 27500
Seattle, WA 98165-2500
phone: (206) 365-7770
fax: (206) 985-6924
e-mail: info@musicofremembrance.org


Tuesday, May 9
European Business Card Exchange (EBX) - Europe Day
EBX is hosted by the French American Chamber, featuring a speaker for the EU delegation in Washington, DC. The EBX provides an excellent opportunity to make new and re-energize existing business and social contacts with members of the CECC.
Graham & Dunn PC
Pier 70, 2801 Alaskan Way Suite 300
$5.00 in advance; $10.00 at the door – contact: laurew@faccpnw.org
$5.00 valet parking (merci to Graham and Dunn)
Contact person: Laure Williams at 206-443-4703 or Laurew@faccpnw.org

Thursday, May 11
IC General Meeting
Dinner at 6:00 pm, St. Joseph Church
www.italianclubofseattle.com


Group at Seattle International Children's Festival

Monday, May 15 - Saturday, May 20
Seattle International Children's Festival
Opening Night Celebration: An International Variety Show Starring John Lithgow with Festival performers:
Tumen Ekh - The Mongolian Song and Dance Ensemble
Swinging African Jazz from Gangbé Brass Band
Hilarious Belgian Clown Duo OKidOK
Master of Ceremonies, Cowboy Randy Erwin
Adults Youth/Senior (under 21/over 65)
Single ticket $15 Single ticket $10
2-show package $25 2-show package $16
4-show package $48 4-show package $30
For complete info refer to http://www.seattleinternational.org/seattle/index.html

Wednesday, May 17
2006 Dinner in Ballard
Join us for a festive dinner to celebrate Norwegian Constitution day!
NACC would like to honor our special guest and Grand Marshall for the evening: Svein Ludvigsen, Governor of Troms Fylke and former Minister of Fisheries in Norway
Members- Sign up and pay before May 5th for the early-bird special- $38 members-only special! After May 5th cost is $45 for both members and non-members, $25 students, $5 kids under 12. Deadline: May 12th!
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th, St.
Seattle, WA 98117
naccseattle@gmail.com 


Join the dinner in Ballard

Wednesday, May 17
Syttende Mai - Norwegian Constitution Day
Celebrate Norwegian independence at the Nordic Heritage Museum by making your own Norwegian crafts, which will be set up throughout the museum all day. Appropriate for all ages. No reservations needed for this free even Free!

Thursday, May 18
Board Meeting Continental Club
German House
7 pm
For more info contact Maxa at 425-643-5253

Thursday, May 18
DUO EVENT: TEEN NOVEL AUTHOR PRESENTATION & YOUTH COUNCIL OPEN MIC
Bellevue Youth Council has organized an Open Mic for high schoolers along the theme "What's it like? Share your experience and identity," discussing culture and setting the stage for Justina Chen Headley's teen novel event at 7:00 pm. Performers will be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis: sign up and social period beginning at 5:30 pm.
Followed by & Teen Novel, Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies)
Medina author Justina Chen Headley will discuss her new teen novel, Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), featuring a smart "hapa" (Taiwanese/Caucasian-American) heroine who discovers herself (and her first kiss, and buildering, and life "out there") at a college summer camp. And for little kids, Headley has a new picture book, The Patch, inspired by her own daughter.
Contact: Brenda Gurung - Community Relations Manager,
at (425) 453-7958 direct, (425) 451-8463 store, or crm1915@bn.com  for additional
information

Friday, May 19
Adam Makowicz
The jazz piano virtuoso takes the stage to benefit the UW Polish Studies Endowment
Adam Makowicz has recorded over 40 albums and has been voted #1 Jazz Pianist in Europe by "Jazz Forum" readers six years in a row. Among his best recordings are tunes by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, an album Reflections on Chopin, featuring improvisations on his beloved composer, and Songs for Manhattan, dedicated to his adopted home, New York City.
The recital will be followed by a reception offering Polish food specialties. Tickets for the event are $30 ($15 for students), and will be available at the door. For information on purchasing tickets in advance, please visit www.PolishStudiesUW.org, or call Ewa Poraj-Kuczewska at 206-362-3829. Profits from the concert will benefit the UW Polish Studies Endowment Fund – the first step toward an Endowed Chair of Polish Studies at the University of Washington.
7:00 pm
Sherman Clay Steinway Salon
1624 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


Katsaris at Benaroya Hall for the first time

Friday, May 19
French-Cypriot pianist and composer Cyprien Katsaris in Recital at Benaroya Hall
Known for his mastery of the standard répertoire, Mr. Katsaris is also a champion of the rare and little known. His many recordings include the complete transcriptions of the Beethoven / Liszt symphonies (Teldec), but also a recording dedicated to Liszt with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy (EMI Angel), the piano concertos by Mendelssohn with the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and Kurt Masur (Teldec) and Les Noces by Stravinsky conducted by Leonard Bernstein (Deutsche Grammophon). Born in Marseilles in 1951 of Greek Cypriot heritage, Mr. Katsaris studied at the Paris Conservatoire and won a series of international prizes in the 1970s; a critically-acclaimed New York debut in 1986 launched his international career. Very active in Europe and Japan, Mr. Katsaris is rarely heard in North America. This is the first time ever that Mr. Katsaris will perform in Seattle.
Tickets are on sale now! TICKETMASTER SALES: 206-292-ARTS or www.ticketmaster.com. You may also purchase tickets in person at the Ticket Office on the street level at the corner of Third Avenue and Union Street, and the north end of The Boeing Company Gallery: (206) 215-4747. Email us if you have further questions: info@concertsnorthwest.com

Saturday, May 20
Plattdeutscher Verein
Dance with Happy Hans
German House
6 pm
For more info contact Lutz Koehler at 425-483-9118

Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21
Choral Excursions
Bellevue Chamber Chorus invites you to come aboard for its 6th annual
journey through the diverse world of contemporary international choral
music when it presents Choral Excursions on Saturday, May 20, and
Sunday, May 21, 2006.
This exciting program features the dramatic Lorca Suite by Finnish
composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, with texts by 20th century Spanish poet
Federíco García Lorca. The extraordinary, enigmatic imagery and
haunting mood of the texts combine with Rautavaara’s brilliantly concise
musical treatment to create an atmosphere of mystery and melancholy that
reflects both the harsh sunlight and the deep shadows of Spain.
Also on the program are British jazz pianist George Shearing’s Music to
Hear, interpreting five familiar Shakespeare poems, the Four Slovak
Folksongs by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, and a potpourri of folk
songs and choral art songs from the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Adding
to the musical excitement will be featured guest artists Andy Carr,
piano, Dennis Staskowski, string bass, and the outstanding choirs from
Newport High School (5/20), directed by Nancy Fisher, and Edmonds
Woodway High School (5/21), directed by Gail Colson.

Join the Chorus and its musical guests for this thrilling choral
spectacle:

• Saturday, May 20, 2006, 7:30 p.m., at the Theatre at Meydenbauer
Center, Bellevue;
• Sunday, May 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church,
Lynnwood.
Visit our website www.BellevueChamberChorus.net 

Sunday, May 21
Deutsche Kirche
125 anniversary and concert
5 pm
For more info contact Christian Heesemann at 206-285-5886

Thursday, May 25 - Wednesday, June 28
32nd annual Seattle International Film Festival
On May 11 the schedule will be announced and our Box Office will open to SIFF Group members only. The Box Office opens to the general public on May 14.
For more information visit http://www.seattlefilm.org/festival/prelaunch.aspx?FID=13

Wednesday, May 31
Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the FACCPNW
Guest of Honor: Ambassador of France
Fairmont Hotel Champagne Reception sponsored by SAFRAN
f ollowed by Gala Dinner
Table Sponsorship $2000, $3000, $5000 (10 persons)
More details soon !
www.faccpnw.org

Saturday, June 10
Discover Seattle - Newcomers Fair
What: A free community resource event for Seattle’s new residents featuring information, demonstrations and workshops on how to access the broad array of city services, programs and resources available to our growing multi-cultural community.
Who: Event participants:
· City of Seattle departments positioned on the Fisher Pavilion floor at “booths and/or tables” providing information about City services, programs and resources in a fun and engaging manner.
· Agencies and organizations representing the education, recreation, entertainment, and health and social services fields.
· City employees serving as hosts, translators, interpreters.
· Local entertainment representing the richness and diversity of our multi-cultural community.
· Seattle Center’s Festál groups.
Where: Seattle Center - Fisher Pavilion
Why: To provide a forum for new Seattle residents to learn how the City works, and how to access City and community resources in a fun, festive and welcoming environment. Also, the event provides the City an opportunity to learn about the needs, priorities and concerns of new residents.
Invitees: · Seattle’s new residents, with special outreach to communities of color.
10 am to 5 pm
Contact:
Beau Fong
Seattle Center Productions
(206) 233-7022
beau.fong@seattle.gov 
More Information: http://www.seattlecenter.com 


Viking Days

Saturday, July 8, and Sunday, July 9
23 annual Tivoli/Viking Days
The Museum’s 23rd annual Tivoli/Viking Days celebration offers unique entertainment and food available only in Ballard. It includes food representing each of the Nordic countries such as Swedish meatballs, Norwegian lefse, Danish æbleskiver, Finnish smoked salmon sandwiches and a variety of Icelandic delicacies. High quality Nordic crafts will be for sale and Vikings, clad in authentic costumes, will show Viking life.
A feast for many senses music and dancing will be performed throughout the day on several stages. Fun games and hands-on crafts for kids are also offered.
Premiering at Tivoli/Viking Days: Living History: An interactive tour of the Dream of America.
On Sunday, the Haslev Folkedanserførening from Denmark, will entertain and demonstrate their folk dancing skills in the Museum auditorium.
The very popular and traditional Swedish Pancake breakfast will take place from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday and at 10 am – 1 pm on Sunday. Cost Breakfast: $6 adults, $4 children.
A new event for the Saturday program is a Travelogue with Dave Hoerlein from Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door, starting at 3 pm. Complimentary.
This year’s Salmon Barbeque Dinner will be on Saturday 5 pm – 7 pm. Cost is $11 for adults and $8 for children. PLEASE NOTE: the time has changed from previous years!

Admission to Tivoli and the Museum is free, so take advantage and see what goes on inside the Museum as well!
Tickets to pay for food and kids’ events will be available for purchase by the information booth.
Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm

Already mark your calendars for July 16
Bastille Day Festival at the Seatlle Center
For more information visit www.faccpnw.org 


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Bellevue

Bellevue-Eastside French Group Meetup
Thursdays at the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue
near the Starbucks inside the mall
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Sign up at this website:
http://french.meetup.com/324/members/1803934/

Ongoing
Exhibition - Thomas Mann: Storm Cycle, an artist responds to Hurricane Katrina
Until May 21

New Orleans artist Thomas Mann has created Storm Cycle - an exhibition of the heart -depicting his interpretation of Hurricane Katrina. Twenty, three-dimensional panels with titles as direct as Will it Float?, Markings No. 1: I Will Shoot Your Sorry Ass and Angel are branded both as a heartfelt aftershock diary and an implacable documentary of the devastated emotional and material landscapes left behind by the hurricane. Each of the panels has been created from debris gathered in the streets of New Orleans post-Katrina and reference shattered walls, abandoned pets, rescue boats landing on roofs and ghostly presences.
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way
NE Bellevue, WA 98004
425.519.0770
www.bellevuearts.org


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Olympia

3rd Saturdays
Deutscher Unterhaltungskreis

Wagner's European Bakery & Café
1013 Capitol Way
360-705-0928


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Redmond

Eastside German
Stammtisch
7:30 pm
every 2nd Wednesday of the month
J.J. Mahoney’s
8932 161st AVE NE
Redmond, WA 98052
For more info, contact Birgit Jansen 425-836-7122 or birgit.jansen@gmx.de



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Tacoma

Sundays
Deutscher Gottesdienst
Deutsche Christliche Kirche
9:30 am
253-922-5359

Sunday, May 7
Hermann's Soehne in Tacoma
Muttertag

1:00 pm
Contact Gisela Rasmussen at 253-863-6389

Saturday, May 20
Hermann's Soehne in Tacoma
Tanz in Tacoma
7 pm
Contact Gisela Rasmussen at 253-863-6389

Until April 30, 2006
Contemporary Photography and the Garden – Deceits and Fantasies
Contemporary Photography and the Garden – Deceits and Fantasies presents the work of sixteen American and European photographers that examine the diverse forms and rich metaphorical associations of gardens. Ranging from depictions of gardens as tranquil havens to places of tension where beauty seems to coexist with inexorable forces of nature, these photographs present varied responses to the structure and symbolism of the garden. Sally Apfelbaum, Gregory Crewdson, Peter Fischli, David Weiss, Sally Mann, and Catherine Opie are among the artists represented. This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of the Arts.
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue,
Tacoma, WA 98402

Until May 21, 2006
The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915 – 1935

The Great American Thing brings together artists of many stylistic persuasions and conceptual leanings from the first American avant-garde. All were joined in the endeavor of defining the “Americanness” of American art. This first generation of modernists defined the desire for a contemporary American art that was distinctively native and independent of European influence. Featured American and European artists include Berenice Abbott, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Aaron Douglas, Arthur Dove, Marcel Duchamp, Archibald J. Motley Jr., Georgia O’Keeffe, Man Ray, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Max Weber. This exhibition is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, September 17
Tacoma Art Museum Presents: The Essence of Line:
French Drawings from Ingres to Degas
The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas, features more than 100 rarely shown works on paper by some of the most influential French artists of the nineteenth century. For the first time, the renowned collections of French drawings from the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum combine for this special exhibition at Tacoma Art Museum, the only venue in the Western United States for The Essence of Line.
HOURS – Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Third Thursdays 10am – 8pm, Sunday 12 – 5pm. Open Monday Memorial Day through Labor Day.
ADMISSION – Adult $7.50, Student/Military/Senior (65+) $6.50, Family $25 (2 adults and up to 4 children under 18). Children 5 & under free. Third Thursdays free. Members always free.
CONTACT – 253.272.4258, www.TacomaArtMuseum.org , info@TacomaArtMuseum.org 


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Yakima

(every 1st Monday/month)
Lesekreis
German Language & Cultural Group
Linda Olsen: 509-966-8668

(every 2nd Tuesday/month)
Filmabend
Memorial Hospital Auditorium
Herbert Matson: 509-457-0901

(every 3rd Wednesday/month)
Kaffeeklatsch
Borders Bookstore at the Union Gap
2:00 pm
Helen Black: 509-469-2658

(every 4th Thursday/month)
Deutscher Stammtisch
4th Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm, Venezia Restaurante, 1203 N. 1st St., Yakima. For those interested in conversation, and all things German. Contact: H&K Krueger – 509/972-8575.

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