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Life in the Arctic Circle with Kirsty Halliday

I have always admired people who take freedom to a whole other level. The older I get, the more I dream of leaving everything behind to wander the world aimlessly. Years ago, my favorite gypsy Kirsty Halliday did just that. She left her corporate job in Philly, for what she thought was a summer road trip in an RV. I watched her explore those parts of North America I always dreamed of seeing, like Yellowstone, Alaska, and then further and further into what I thought of as uninhabitable parts of t

Sherry K

Sherry K

 

How Geography Influences Russian Foreign Policy - Thursday Nov 16 2017

How Geography Influences Russian Foreign Policy Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST) Global Austin - Nov 16. If you are interested in Russia, this is for you Co-Sponsored by GlobalAustin, UT's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and the Fulbright Association- Austin Chapter RSVP https://www.memberplanet.com/events/globalaustin/theinfluenceofgeographyonrussiaforeignpolicy

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

November 30, 2017 - SON DE ESPAÑA: SOPRANO LAURA ALONSO PADÍN AND PIANIST YELENA KURDINA

SON DE ESPAÑA: SOPRANO LAURA ALONSO PADÍN AND PIANIST YELENA KURDINA Classical Music Partners International presents the New York solo debut recital of Spanish soprano Laura Alonso Padín accompanied by MET pianist Yelena Kurdina. For tickets and more info go here: https://www.spainculture.us/city/new-york/son-de-espana-soprano-laura-alonso-padin-and-pianist-yelena-kurdina/ This song recital samples Spanish folklore through the classical compositions of 20th century luminaries Ro

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Oleh Denysenko: Etchings | Opening Night | Nov 10

Oleh Denysenko: Etchings November 10 – 29, 2017 Reception for the artist: Friday, November 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM 2 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075Please RSVP to attend.   Art at the Institute is delighted to present a special exhibition of forty original prints by Leopolitan artist Oleh Denysenko, introducing recent works and archetypal selections from his graphic oeuvre of the past decade. Curated by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, this exhibition marks the a

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

An Evening of Jazz with Earl MacDonald Quartet | Saturday, November 11 at 7:30pm

EARL MacDONALD QUARTET “OPEN BORDERS” EARL MacDONALD, piano FELIPE SALLES, tenor saxophone GREGG AUGUST, string bass; WINARD HARPER, drum set   Pianist-composer Earl MacDonald’s latest JUNO-nominated recording, Mirror of the Mind, embodies his ongoing search for new ways to express himself musically, while challenging the defining boundaries of jazz. His new album Open Borders is a combination of his original compositions and ar

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Events: Estonian House - Nov 2017-Dec 2017

Saturday, November 4th at 8pm HappyEST Hour, singer Kiirstin Marilyn Kiirstin Marilyn had served as the dynamic front person and co-songwriter for a few different bands since 2005, from progressive post-hardcore band Ground to Machine to genre-bending piano rock band Verity In Stereo. Inspired and motivated by the successes of each act but seeking to grow as an artist, Kiirstin Marilyn was born. She, co-written and co-produced by Justin Ardolino, is a song of female empowerment. Wha

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Cocktail Mingle at Scandinavian Spaces with special guest Magnus Leijon - Nov 3 2017

DESCRIPTION The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Texas would like to invite you to a magical evening in a wonderland of workspace interiors. Featuring a thrilling live reading by Magnus Leijon from his true story book ‘Off Grid’, the opportunity to mingle with key members of Austin's social scene, and cocktails++.  We think you should be there. You must RSVP to confirm your spot as this event will be capacity and only confirmed guests will be allowed in.

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Austin - New Central Library Grand Opening - Sat, Oct 28 2017

The inauguration of the New Central Library (710 W. Cesar Chavez) this Saturday October 28th. The Grand Opening Festivities will start at 10 am and the doors will open at 1 pm. Books in Spanish, German, French, Russian, Polish, Italian and more are on the 5th floor in the "World" section and movies in many languages are also in that floor in the "Media" section.  New Central Library | Nueva Biblioteca Central Grand Opening | Gran Apertura Central Library Gra

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Open House New York Weekend October 14 and 15, 2017

Open House New York Weekend October 14 and 15, 2017 VIEW The event guide online  http://www.ohny.org/sites/default/files/pdf/2017OHNYWeekendEventGuide.pdf For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.   From historical to contemporary, residen

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Moana - Free Disney Movie previe Friday Oct 6 2017

MOANA Mueller Lake Park 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, Texas 78723 Hosted by Mueller Austin Join us for a free, family-friendly event taking place at Mueller’s outdoor amphitheater on Friday, Oct. 6. The first Friday in our two-event series, we will be screening Disney’s Moana. Grab your friends, family, blankets and join us for a fun evening under the stars. Can’t make it that week? Join us the following week for a scre

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Oct 1 Free Movie Screening with Austin Polish Society

WHAT: Courage / Wymyk, 2011 - drama, 1 hr 25 min., English subtitles.WHERE: Austin Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745, Tel: 512-974-8700WHEN: Sunday, October 1 at 3:30pmCOST: FREECONTACT: joanna.guttlehr AT gmail.comDirector: Greg ZglińskiScreenplay: Janusz Marganski, Greg ZglinskiCinematography: Witold PłóciennikMusic: Jacek Grudzień, Mariusz Zięmba Cast: Robert Więckiewicz, Gabriela Muskała, Łukasz Simlat, Marian Dziędziel, Anna Tomaszewska, Jacek Łuczak, Michal Podsiadło, Włod

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Oct 14 2017- the Ukrainian Institute of America as part of the 15th Annual Open House New York

Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. Take a tour of the Ukrainian Institute of America as part of the 15th Annual Open House New York Weekend, America’s largest architecture and design event. Free half-hour tours are offered at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm. The Annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city.

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Ukraine - Reception for the artist RomanLuchuk: Friday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

September 29 – October 22, 2017 Roman Luchuk: Paintings of the Carpathian Mountain Landscape Art at the Institute is pleased to welcome the Fall 2017 season with an exhibition of thirty expressionist landscape paintings by Roman Luchuk. Curated by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, this is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States. Read PRESS RELEASE. Reception for the artist: Friday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to attend.

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Volunteers for Austin Polish Film Festival

Dear Members and Friends,    Austin Polish Film Festival  is coming up - November 2nd - 5th, 2017 and additional screening on Nov. 6th at Regal Arbor 8    We need your help !   All volunteers will have an  opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event.   We are looking for help in: * advertising * material distribution * welcome guests * recep

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

APS - Austin Polish Film Festival 2017 Nov 2-5 2017

We are happy to announce that this year's festival dates and venue are set. Make plans to see the latest and the best in Polish film at the 12th APFF,  November 2nd - 5th, 2017 at the newly renovated AFS Cinema (the same venue where we have held our festivals since 2011, formerly  Marchesa Hall & Theater) and a special screenings on November 6 at the Regal Arbor 8. Stay tuned for information about films, guests, and event details.

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Random events in Austin - Aug & Sep 2017

I usually work throughout the weekend but since most of you do not, here are some events for you to check out 8/19/17Bat Fest Congress Avenue Bridge Celebrate this batty event as the world's largest urban bat colony (1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard's Congress Street Bridge) take to the skies for their nightly flight. Enjoy live music, children activities, a costume contest and more.www.roadwayevents.com   8/20/17Austin

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Polish Movie review Sunday Aug 6 2017 FREE

ugust 6, Sunday at 3:30 pm WHAT: AmbaSSada / EmbaSSy, 2013 – comedy, 1 hr 45 min., English subtitles. WHERE: Austin Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745, Tel: 512-974-8700 WHEN: Sunday, August 6 at 3:30 pm COST: FREE CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr  AT  gmail.com Director & Writer: Juliusz Machulski Director of photography: Witold Adamek Music: Bartosz Chajdecki Cast: Magdalena Grąziowska Bartosz Porczyk, Robert Więckiewicz, Ksawery Szlenkier, Adam Darsk

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

AUSTIN'S BEST ICE CREAM SHOPS FOR BEATING THE HEAT

I have a real weakness for ice cream - I can eat easily a pint of ice cream at one sitting, This article about the best ice cream places  peaked my interest for sure,,,   Prohibition Creamery East Austin Holla Mode Zilker Michoacána Natural Ice Cream North Austin Spun Ice Cream East Austin   Gelateria Gemelli East Austin   Gelateria Gemelli East Austin   Dolce Vita Hyde Park   Cow Tipping Cre

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

How not to die when it’s 100 degrees in Austin?

This is actually a real issue in Austin - it is super hot. I thought I share this article with you all in case you do not know all of this Go for a swim  First of all, you’re going to need to submerge yourself in a body of water. We’ve put together a definitive guide to all of Central Texas swimming holes, because Barton Springs and Hamilton Pool get crowded fast. We even made an interactive map, so you can make your plans to visit every last spot. You can also check out the A

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

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