There are five chances left to see free performances about our local waterways at The Next Fifty celebration, the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair at Seattle Center. Catch these while you can!
The performances are part of several temporary artworks we’re presenting that illustrate how local artists are contributing to the conversation around environmental sustainability. The performances run through May 27.
Stormwater: Life in the Gutter
Seattle Center, Stormwater Field Station
Construction trailer at the north end of The Next Fifty Plaza, between Center House and the Experience Music Project
Friday, May 18, 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, 1 p.m.
SIFF Cinema at the Film Center
Friday, May 25, 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 26, 1 p.m.
Stokley Towles’ one-man performance Stormwater: Life in the Gutter reveals the world of urban rainfall and traces its travels from the clouds to the city’s streets, homes and businesses and the sewer lines below. Towles weaves interviews, observations and historical research together with images, props and humor to talk about runoff, offering a gutter’s eye view of Seattle’s drainage system and the people who manage it.
SJ Chiro, Britta Johnson, Susan Robb, Luke Sieczek and Rick Stevenson
Sunday, May 27, 2 p.m.