Aug
30
Sun
Lecture: The Plight of Christians in the Middle East by Father Paweł Bielecki M. D. @ Fernwood Condominiums’ Club House
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Father Paul Bielecki of a Capuchin order, is a priest, but also a medical doctor.  He lives and works at a Polish mission in Beirut, Lebanon.  Father Paul will make a special presentation for us regarding the plight of the Christians in the Middle East AND on the Topic of Islamic Medicine.

 

Father Paul got his education at the Jagiellonian University and at the Pontifical University of John Paul II, both in Kraków, Poland. He is fluent in 6 languages. He is also a practicing surgeon, who completed his medical training at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. In addition, he is a PhD candidate in Middle Eastern Studies at NYU. He has worked with the United Nations in the Area of Human rights and above all is a selfless missionary.  At the present time Father Bielecki is actively involved with the dangerous mission among Christian refugees in Lebanon. We are honored to have him join us during his short stay in California.

Jan
16
Sat
“Arsenic in Underground Water” Lecture @ PIE Club
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Arsenic in Underground Water:

The Largest Mass Poisoning

In the History of Humankind

Larissa Dobrzhinetskaya

Ph.D. in geology and mineralogy

University of California at Riverside

larissa@ucr.edu

Arsenic (element #33) belongs to the category of metalloids.  On Earth, arsenic occurs in many minerals, usually in conjunction with sulfur and metals, and also exists as a native (As) with crystalline structure.  It is widely used in the glass and semiconductor manufacturing industries, for wood treatments, in agricultural sectors, and in extremely small doses in medicine.  Since ancient time, arsenic has been known as a poison.  

My talk is devoted to environmental and geological studies showing how minerals of the arsenic group poisoned hundreds of thousands of people in countries overburdened with a large population, poverty, common illiteracy, and frequent natural disasters.  The talk will be given as a Power Point Presentation accompanied by short videos from YouTube.

Jan
22
Fri
Screening of David Lynch’s Pożar & live performance of Marek Zebrowski’s Music for David @ Culver Center of the Arts
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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FRIDAY, January 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Screening of David Lynch’s Pożar & live performance of Marek Zebrowski’s Music for David
Culver Center of the Arts, 3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA
Admission: FREE
Info:
http://villalobosfestival.com/

 

From January 13 to February 13, 2016, the 2nd annual Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival will be held in Southern California. Twelve concerts celebrating Villa-Lobos and other Latin American composers with emphasis on Ginastera this year in honor of his 100th birthday, will take place in Riverside, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Temecula, and Encinitas. One of the highlights of this inclusive Festival will be the second ever screening of a 2015 short animated film by David Lynch, entitled Pożar [Fire], with a live performance of the string quartet Music for David written by PMC Director Marek Zebrowski as live accompaniment to the film. The screening and concert will take place during a program entitled “Ginastera at 100, Part II – Music and Film” on January 22 at 7:00 pm, held in the Culver Center of the Arts in Riverside, CA. It will be performed by the California Quartet: Bridget Dolkas and Alice Wrate, violins; Pam Jacobson, viola; Lars Hoefs, cello.

 

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Jan
30
Sat
“The other side of American exceptionalism” Lecture @ Club PIE
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Nov
12
Sat
Screening of “Warsaw Uprising” by Jan Komasa – created from documentary film materials @ UCR Barbara and Art Culver CENTER of the ARTS
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

WarsUpr

Warsaw Uprising is a film made entirely from documentary materials of the original chronicles. It tells the story of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 through the eyes of a US airman, escaper from the Nazi Stalag camp and two young reporters, cameramen for the Bureau of Information and Propaganda of the Polish Home Army. Their mission: documenting the Uprising by shooting newsreels for the “Palladium” cinema. Looking for the right shots, they go deeper and deeper – literally and figuratively – into the heart of the Uprising. Traumatic truth becomes obvious. Aware of being witnesses of indescribable events, they realize their duties: to document them and preserve the rolls of film at any cost… Applying modern technology methods of colorization and audio reconstruction, and ensuring the cooperation of the best artists, the Warsaw Uprising has no equal projects in the World. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRmdNnyD41U

powst

PIE Club Movie Night Series

PIE (Polacy in Inland Empire)

Screening of “Warsaw Uprising” by Jan Komasa – created from documentary film materials @ UCR Barbara and Art Culver CENTER of the ARTS
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

WarsUpr

Warsaw Uprising is a film made entirely from documentary materials of the original chronicles. It tells the story of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 through the eyes of a US airman, escaper from the Nazi Stalag camp and two young reporters, cameramen for the Bureau of Information and Propaganda of the Polish Home Army. Their mission: documenting the Uprising by shooting newsreels for the “Palladium” cinema. Looking for the right shots, they go deeper and deeper – literally and figuratively – into the heart of the Uprising. Traumatic truth becomes obvious. Aware of being witnesses of indescribable events, they realize their duties: to document them and preserve the rolls of film at any cost… Applying modern technology methods of colorization and audio reconstruction, and ensuring the cooperation of the best artists, the Warsaw Uprising has no equal projects in the World. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRmdNnyD41U

powst

PIE Club Movie Night Series

PIE (Polacy in Inland Empire)