Fountain of Light series begins at Seattle Center
Free fun at Seattle Center's International Fountain during the first two weekends of August.
Plan to be at Seattle Center at sunset during the first two weekends of August for music, videos and dancing — all part of a new and free "Fountain of Light" series at the International Fountain.
The fountain's shooting sprays will be transformed into sheets of mist with movement and sound. Plans call for projecting video and film onto the water, accompanied by music. Friday events will include short films. On Saturdays, the center will add a beer garden, and local artists will help turn the fountain area into a dance party with music and videos.
Coming up on Friday and Aug. 10 at 9:30 p.m. is "Galaxy Grrrls Defy Gravity," a sequence of short films by Alicia Berger featuring choreography by Tonya Lockyer, Alia Swersky and Leslie Rosen. Berger records synchronized swimming choreography against a green screen, so that when played on the fountain, it appears that the dancers are swimming in the water.
Performances on Saturday and Aug. 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. will feature Plunge!, a music and video show and beer garden for those 21 and older.
Aug. 3 also marks the start of the free 2012 KEXP & Seattle Center Present Concerts, 5:30 p.m. at the Mural Amphitheatre. Visitors are also invited to a preview new restaurants at Seattle Center Armory from 4 to 8 p.m.
Carol Pucci, Seattle Times travel writer