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Friday, May 10, 2013


Posted by Courtney Ferguson on Fri, May 10, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Who knew I would be the ambassador of all things Mother's Day weekend (example, example), but this event sounds like a home run. It's vintage footage of synchronized swimming at the Hollywood Theatre! My head is emitting a tiny puff of glitter at the thought of watching synchronized swimming* on a huge screen. GUYS, IT'S AMAZING—your mom will lose her mind over this. (You two can endlessly quote, "Noooo, you're not angry at her. You're just pointing at her, 'Hey, I know you. I know you.'") Let's have the enthusiastic organizer, Minka of the synchronized swimming troupe the Olivia Darlings, give you the skinny:

Bring your mom to an Aquatic Arts Revival!
Rare historic screening of synchronized swimming: Esther Williams, Busby Berkeley, footage of the Modern Mermaids from the 1936 World's Fair! I didn't want to overwhelm you but we are also showing a music video we made for Y La Bamba last summer! Shot on 16mm... in the Redwoods, the Oregon Coast, and Puget Sound... synchronized swimming in the Puget Sound in gold lame is the best.

Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, 5-7 pm
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy
$6 for kids and seniors/$8 for adults/$5 groups of 3
Proceeds benefit the aquatic arts revival

I bet you'll see some bits from this montage. Esther Williams was a gutsy broad.

* I might have spent an entire day of my recent vacation in a pool, choreographing and performing a synchronized swimming routine. There might have been 5 to 8 mimosas involved. Maybe.

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