Polish festival in downtown Knoxville tonight

“Today Poland” by Magda Wosik is part of the 'The Wroclaw Faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art Exhibition” from Wrocław, Poland, at the Emporium Gallery, 100 S. Gay Street. The exhibition will be at the Emporium May 3-31.

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“Today Poland” by Magda Wosik is part of the "The Wroclaw Faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art Exhibition” from Wrocław, Poland, at the Emporium Gallery, 100 S. Gay Street. The exhibition will be at the Emporium May 3-31.

A Polish festival is set for tonight in downtown Knoxville with festivities beginning at 5 p.m. and will include contemporary Polish art, Polish hors d’oeuvres, vodka, beer, Polish cinema and live jazz.

PolandNow’s official opening ceremony at 7 p.m. on the fourth floor of UT Conference Center will feature Polish and American national anthems, remarks by Honorary Consul Dr. Marek Pienkowski and others. A dinner with 2012 Michelin's Rising Star winner Chef Wojciech Amaro is at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner and are $100 per ticket.

Tonight's Polish festival will feature a dinner Michelin's Rising Star winner Chef Wojciech Amaro at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner and are $100 per ticket.

Photo by Special to the News Sentinel

Tonight's Polish festival will feature a dinner Michelin's Rising Star winner Chef Wojciech Amaro at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner and are $100 per ticket.

PolandNow is a cultural organization created in association with Honorary Consul Pienkowski and the City of Knoxville.

On Market Square, there will be appetizers paired with Polish vodkas by chef Edward Nowakowski, hosted by Oodles Uncorked. The Preservation Pub’s Annex will feature a portion of an exhibition of Polish print-making from Wrocław, Poland, along with Polish films.

To make a reservation for the dinner and more info about the festival, go to polandnow.org.

EVENT SCHEDULE

5-9 p.m. "The Wroclaw Faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art Exhibition” from Wrocław, Poland, at the Emporium Gallery, 100 S. Gay Street. The exhibition will be at the Emporium May 3-31.

5:30–9:30 p.m. Jazz bands Undercurrents Quartet and Baseball The Band will perform on Market Square. There will be appetizers and vodka presentations.

5:30 – 8 p.m. Portion of the "The Wroclaw Faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art Exhibition” at the Preservation Pub Annex

6:30–7 p.m. Reception for PolandNow opening ceremony at the UT Conference Center

7–7:30 p.m. PolandNow opening ceremony at the UT Conference Center

7:30–9 p.m. Dinner with Michelin Star Chef Amaro (reservations required) at the UT Conference Center

8:00–9:30 p.m. Screening of Polish film “Hania” in the Preservation Pub Annex

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