Past lectures are available to stream on the CREECA Podcast.

Theater screening: “Onegin”

Marquee Cinema 1308 W Dayton St, Madison, Wisconsin

A free theater screening of Timofey Kulyabin’s Golden Mask Award winning Onegin

Scorched Maps: Retrieving Adventure in Polish Post-Communist Experience

494 Van Hise 1220 Linden Drive WI, Madison, WI

This lecture will consider the concept and experience of adventure from literary, philosophical, and sociological perspectives to explore the fate of adventure in the Polish post-communist cultural imagination in the context of the rapid transition from communist to capitalist modernity in 1989.

Jarosław Bester – Contemporary Master Accordionist from Poland

Morphy Hall - UW School of Music 455 N. Park St., Madison

In his performing style, Jarosław Bester combines his experience in classical, klezmer, jazz and folk music to develop his own interpretation style and to create a powerful mix of technique, sensibility and creativity rarely achieved on the accordion.


Atom String Quartet

Music Hall - UW School of Music 925 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI

As the part of their first USA tour, the band will perform mix of their own compositions, folk music inspired tunes, and Polish jazz classics


Maslenitsa – Russian Mardi Gras

Lake Mendota Room, Dejope Residence Hall 640 Elm Dr, Madison, WI

Eat lots of buttery blini (Russian pancakes), burn a scarecrow to symbolize the end of winter, practice or learn some Russian along the way.


CANCELLED: Nauryz: Central Eurasian Spring Festival

Eagle Heights Community Center 611 Eagle Heights Dr., Madison, WI

Location: Eagle Heights Community Center This family-friendly event is open to everyone! Experience the traditions of this joyful spring holiday celebrated all over the world: Sample cuisine from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and other Central Eurasian …