Special Events



Title Date Time Location
Three Letters from Sarajevo
Goran Bregović
Oct 20 7:00pm The Moore Theatre
Lecture on Leonid Yuzefovich’s Horsemen of the Sands
Marian Schwartz
Oct 15 3:30pm CMU 120
Award-Winning Slovene novelist Katarina Marinčič reading from her work in English translation
Katarina Marinčič
Oct 12 2:30pm Denny Hall room 159
Kick Before the Flick Sep 21 6:00pm UW Quad
Rummage Sale Fundraiser for Polish Home Association Sep 15 9:00am Polish Cultural Center
Ukrainian Independence Day Celebration Sep 8 1:00pm the Carco Theater
Seattle Polish Festival  Jul 7 12:00pm Seattle Center Armory and Mural Ampitheatre
Slavic Department Convocation Jun 8 3:00pm The Smith Room of Suzzallo Library
Serbian Children's Cultural Festival Jun 3 3:00pm Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
Screening of documentary film Kosciuszko: "A Man Ahead of His Time" followed by Q&A
Alex Storozynski
May 23 7:00pm Thomson 101
Chekhov's "Three Sisters" May 12 3:30pm Northwest Film Forum
Slavic Department 50th anniversary Celebration
Douglas Smith
May 11 6:00pm Kane Hall room 210 (Lecture) and Walker Ames room (reception)
On Tyranny with Timothy Snyder
Timothy Snyder
Apr 26 7:30pm Kane Hall Room 220
Polish Spring Bazaar Mar 24 12:00pm Polish Cultural Center
UWPSEC Dinner and Fundraiser Mar 17 5:30pm University of Washington Club
Nikolai Erdman's "The Suicide" Mar 17 4:00pm Northwest Film Forum
Civil Society vs. War and Politics in Ukraine
Yurly Didula, Maryana Kashchak & Soflya Kovach
Mar 9 1:00pm UW School of Law Room 118
Lost Kingdom: Ukraine and the Search for Russian Borders
Dr. Serhii Plokhii
Mar 2 1:00pm Allen Library Auditorium
Polish Film Night
Justyna Budzik
Feb 28 7:30pm Dempsey 112
Maslenitsa 2018 Feb 24 3:00pm Savery 130
Botanical Gardens and Environmental Education:An Exchange between the Pacific Northwest and Eastern Russia Feb 23 7:00pm Bellevue Botanical Garden
After the Institution: Experiences of People with Disabilities in Russian Cities
Andrea Mazzarino
Feb 23 12:00pm The D center (Mary Gates Hall 024)
Justyna Budzik to speak at the next meeting of the Polish Film Club Feb 16 7:00pm Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski
Slovene Culture Day 2018 (Prešeren Day) Feb 11 2:00pm Communications Building Room 206
Graduate Colloquium "Workshop for Foreign Language and Culture Instructors:  Film in Teaching Language and Culture" Feb 9 2:30pm Padelford A216
Theodosii Spassov Folk Quintet in concert  Jan 20 7:00pm Carco Theatre
Uncle Vanya screening at Northwest Film Forum Jan 20 4:00pm Northwest Film Forum
Reading and book launch of a new translation of David Bergelson's "Judgment"
Sasha Senderovich
Jan 8 7:00pm Elliott Bay Book Company


Title Date Time Location
For Many More Years Dec 9 5:00pm Kirkland Performing Arts Center
Gloomy or Glam?  New Polish Cinema and Photography Nov 29 7:00pm Thomson Hall Room 101
Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" at Northwest Film Forum Nov 25 4:00pm Northwest Film Forum
Life in the 
US Ambassador to Turkmenistan Allan Mustard
Nov 20 1:30pm UW HUB 238
Myth Nov 18 1:00pm CMU 120
"All That I Love / Wszystko co kocham"
Justyna Budzik
Nov 17 7:00pm Seattle Polish Cultural Center
Slavic Grad Colloquium Nov 17 2:30pm Padelford A216
Security Challenges and Opportunities for NATO, Romania and the US in Eastern Europe
The Romanian Ambassador to the US, George Maior
Nov 9 6:00pm HUB 332
Annual Fall Polish Bazaar Nov 4 to Nov 5 12:00pm to 6:00pm Polish Cultural Center
On Love and Books Nov 2 7:00pm Frye Art Museum
25th annual Polish Film Festival Oct 20 to Oct 29 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Vodka and a Drop of Art Oct 19 7:00pm Polish Cultural Center
"American Dream: In Search of the Truth" Oct 15 3:00pm CMU 120
NW Ukrainian International Festival This Saturday Aug 26 10:30am Bellevue’s Crossroads Park
Russian Table Film Club Aug 11 2:20pm Denny 156/157
Russian Table Film Club Aug 4 2:20pm Denny 156/157
Russian Table Film Club Jul 28 2:20pm Denny 156/157
Stage Russia presents: Anna Karenina Jul 15 7:30pm Northwest Film Forum
6th Annual Poish Festival Seattle Jul 8 12:00pm Seattle Center Armory and Mural Ampitheatre
The City Fountain in Ljubljana:An Echo of Roman Fountains by a Venetian Sculptor in a Habsburg Town
Matej Klemenčič, Professor of Art History, University of Ljubljana
May 31 4:30pm Art Building Room 120
Literature as a Translational Process: Translation and the Formation of Modern Literatures
Heekyoung Cho
May 19 2:30pm
Dance on Gloving Embers: Nestinarstvo Ritual and Fire-Walking Practices in Bulgaria
Dr. Daniela Ivanova-Nyberg
May 18 5:30pm Communications 202
Eugene Onegin screening at NW Film Forum Apr 29 8:00pm NW Film Forum
Five Primary Elements of War or the Evolution of Dictatorship
Daria Marchenko and Daniel Greene
Apr 24 4:00pm Allen Library Auditorium
DakhaBrakha "Earth" Live Film Score
Apr 23 7:30pm The Neptune Theater
The Teachers Have Spoken: Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian in U.S. College Classrooms
Bojan Belić
Apr 21 2:30pm Padelford A216
Polish Spring Bazaar Apr 8 12:00pm Polish Cultural Center
An Evening with Chopin, featuring Polish pianist Jacek Nazarczuk and two local youth Chopin competition winners
Jacek Nazarczuk
Mar 25 7:30pm Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Performing arts Main Stage
South Sound’s first Chopin Piano Competition for youth ages 12 to 23 Mar 20 to Mar 23 South Puget Sound Community College
Other Russias
Victoria Lomasko
Mar 10 3:30pm Communications Building Room 202
Wooden Sacred Architecture in the Republic of Poland Mar 6 to Apr 7 The Gallery (SPSCC)
Haris Hrle Mar 4 6:30pm to 10:00pm North Bellevue Community Center
Seattle's 6th Annual Balkan Night Northwest Mar 4 3:00pm Saint Demetrios Church
Archipenko in the Crosshairs of the European Avant-Garde
Merek Wieczorek
Mar 2 7:00pm Frye Museum
Language Major Career Panel
Language Major Career Panel
Feb 23 5:30pm Thomson Hall Room 125
Disability Studies Program Brown Bag Seminar 
Jose Alaniz
Feb 17 12:00pm Mary Gates Hall 024
They Risked Their Lives:  Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust
Mariusz Brymora
Feb 15 6:30pm to 8:30pm Communications 120
Slovene Culture Day (Prešeren Day) Feb 11 2:00pm to 4:30pm Simpson Center for The Humanities Communications Building Rm 206
US-Russia Relations in the Era of Donald Trump
Andrei Kozyrev
Jan 30 2:00pm Suzallo Library: Smith Room 324


Title Date Time Location
Christmas with Bria
Bria Blessing
Dec 8 9:15am Kane Hall
Romanian Film Festival in Seattle Nov 18 to Nov 20 SIFF Cinema Uptown
Roundtable Discussion on the New Romanian Cinema
Monica Filimon
Nov 17 6:00pm Thomson Hall 317
From Newsreel to Posttramatic films - Classic Documentary Filmas about Auschwitz-Birkenau
Tomasz Lysak
Nov 15 7:00pm Thomson Hall 101
Homecoming: An evening with Bulgarian Voices of Seattle Women's Choir Nov 5 7:00pm to 9:00pm St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Hall
Annual Fall Polish Bazaar Nov 5 to Nov 6 12:00pm to 6:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Trump, Putin, and Russia:  What's that all about
Carol J. Williams
Nov 1 6:30pm Thomson Hall 101
Serbian Fall Dance Oct 29 6:00pm to 11:00pm St Demetrios Church
Are Lyrics the Music Yet? 
Agata Zubel
Oct 25 7:00pm Thompson Hall Room 101
Slovene Literary Culture in Picture Books
Prof. Milena Mileva Blazic
Oct 21 12:30pm A216 Padelford Hall
"A Spare Life" reading event at Elliot bay bookstore on October 18th
Lidija Dimkovska
Oct 18 7:00pm The Elliot Bay Book Company
24th Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival Oct 12 to Oct 23 SIFF Cinema Uptown
Fesitival of Slovene-American Culture  
Sloveneska Miza (Slovene Table)
Oct 8 10:30am to 6:00pm UW Communications Building Rooms 120 and 204
"Pineapple" Film Screening:  Free and Open to the Public
Vladimir Rudak
Oct 3 4:00pm Communications 226
A Celebration of Newcomers, with Michael Biggins & Gabriel Sanders
Michael Biggins
Jul 21 7:00pm Community Bookstore
Polish Festival Seattle Jul 9 11:00am to 7:00pm Seattle Center, Armory & Mural Amphitheatre
Czech That Film Festival 2016 Jul 8 to Jul 10 7:00pm to 8:30pm SIFF Film Center
Biesiada concert W Saskim Ogrodzie Jun 25 7:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Day of Russian Culture May 15 The Russian Community Center of Seattle
Radost 40th Anniversary Concert Apr 30 7:00pm Shoreline Conference Center
Annual Spring Polish Bazaar Mar 19 12:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Balkan Night Northwest Mar 5 2:00pm to 11:00pm St. Demetrios Greek Church
Maslenitsa Russian Pancake Feast Feb 28 11:00am to 3:00pm The Russian Community Center of Seattle
2016 Polish Studies Fundraiser
Magdalena Sroka
Feb 20 6:00pm University of Washington Club
Friends without borders from lovely Bulgaria Feb 7 6:00pm Kirkland Performance Center
Slovene Culture Day Feb 6 2:00pm to 4:00pm Simpson Center for the Humanities
Tatiana's Ball Jan 31 5:00pm to 10:00pm The Russian Community Center of Seattle
Reading and book signing of "Antosha & Levitasha: The Shared Lives and Art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan"
Serge Gregory
Jan 27 7:00pm University Book Store
Q&A about Russia today
Jill Dougherty
Jan 25 4:00pm A216 Padelford


Title Date Time Location
Annual Fall Polish Bazaar Nov 8 12:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Annual Fall Polish Bazaar Nov 7 12:00pm Polish Cultural Center
REECAS/Slavic Fall Quarter Reception Oct 22 5:30pm
Slavic Department Open House Oct 9 4:00pm A216 Padelford
4th Annual Polish Festival Jul 11 12:00pm to 8:00pm Seattle Center - Armory and Mural Amphitheatre
UW STARTALK Teacher Program Jul 8 to Jul 24 9:00am to 3:00pm
Celebration of Slovenian Statehood Day Jun 14 3:00pm Lower Woodland Park, Shelter #5
Polish Ukrainian Concert and Fundraiser May 30 5:00pm Polish Cultural Center
The Russian Classroom Professional Development Course Final Seminar May 1 to May 2 2:00pm to 5:00pm 211 Smith Hall
Dinner with the Dean
Michael Shapiro
Apr 23 6:00pm
NFDI Fundraiser Dance for NW Folklife Mar 28 7:00pm to 11:00pm Cedar Valley Grange
Annual Spring Polish Bazaar Mar 28 12:00pm to 6:00pm Polish Cultural Center
The Art of Chopin Mar 6 6:30pm
Death, Disability and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond - Discussion & Book Signing Feb 17 7:00pm University Book Store
Speed Language Exchange Feb 9 4:00pm to 6:00pm HUB 145
Celebration of Slovene Cultural Day Feb 8 2:00pm to 5:00pm Simpson Center for the Humanities
Wanderlands of Perception Jan 23 7:00pm to 10:00pm Cafe Solstice


Title Date Time Location
Slovenska Miza's Celebration of St. Nicholas Day Dec 7 2:30pm Anderson Park, Fullard House
Russian Community Center Annual Bazaar Nov 9 12:00pm Russian Community Center
Russian Community Center Annual Bazaar Nov 8 12:00pm Russian Community Center
Balkan dancing Nov 7 7:30am Odd Fellows
54th Annual Polish Bazaar Nov 2 12:00pm Polish Cultural Center
54th Annual Polish Bazaar Nov 1 12:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Autumn Quarter Party Oct 10 4:00pm
Flood Relief Benefit Aug 8 7:30pm Russian Community Center
Serbian Days Jul 26 to Jul 27 11:00am to 5:00pm St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
3rd Annual Polish Festival Jul 12 11:00am Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Rooftop
Дмитрий Быков в Сиэтле!
Дмитрий Быков
Jun 13 7:30pm Russian Community Center
Slavic Department Convocation Jun 13 3:00pm Parrington Commons
Annual Spring Polish Bazaar Apr 12 12:00pm Polish Home
Celebration of Witold Lutosławski Year Feb 27 7:00pm Brechemin Auditorium
Kazakh folktale retelling
Veronica Muskheli
Feb 21 7:30pm Haller Lake Community Club
Celebration of Preseren Day Feb 9 1:00pm to 4:00pm Simpson Center for the Humanities
Night of Romanian Music and Photography Jan 24 7:30pm Cafe Solstice
Ukraine's Euromaidan Jan 21 7:00pm Thomson 101


Title Date Time Location
Book Club of Eastern European Literature Dec 20 6:00pm Roy Street Cafe
Russian Bazaar Nov 16 12:00pm Russian Community Center
53rd Annual Polish Bazaar Nov 2 to Nov 3 12:00pm to 6:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Dance Workshop and Party Honoring Atanas Kolarovski Oct 18 to Oct 19 7:30pm to 11:00pm Russian Community Center
Ukrainian Videopoetry Oct 16 6:00pm Denny Hall, Room 401
CroatiaFest 2013 Oct 5 to Oct 6 7:00pm to 6:30pm Saturday - Russian Community Center, Sunday - Seattle Center
Ukrainian Studies Student/Faculty Pizza Lunch  Oct 4 12:00pm Savery Hall, Room 408
Farewell-to-Summer Party at the Polish Cultural Center Sep 28 7:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Ukrainian folk singing workshop Sep 28 12:30pm to 3:30pm Dusty Strings
Slavic Department Picnic Sep 27 5:00pm Ravenna Park
NW Balkan Party with Kafana Republik Sep 6 8:00pm Russian Community Center
2013 SVU Conference - Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences - "Czechs, Slovaks, and North America: Destination, Example, Opportunity" Aug 30 to Sep 1 2:00pm to 12:30pm University of Washington

This archive contains events prior to October 2018. For more recent events, please see our new Event Calendar.