See wacky human-powered, artistic vehicles on parade & vote for your favorite. The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby (KKSD) is a design competition and parade of human powered vehicle floats celebrating art and human-powered transit by pitting mobile sculptures against one another along a three mile urban obstacle course of cobblestones and mud pits through the Kensington and Fishtown neighborhoods. Sculptures aren’t the only things on parade though. This event also showcases the diversity of some of the neighborhood’s sustainable businesses–local businesses on parade! The KKSD is held at the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival. Once again the dedicated volunteers of the East Kensington Neighbors Association will be putting on THE neighborhood arts fest of the year. The festival attracts 6,000 or more festival goers to shop 100+ local arts vendors selling their handmade creations, 2 stages hold live bands, and local eateries keep festival goers well-fed.
Sunday May 23, 2010
SITAR SITAR SITAR
Green Line Cafe, 45th & Locust
So you’re wondering what’s missing from your kids’ lives and you’ve come to the only logical conclusion…SITAR! Our buddy Jay from All Around This World” (an interactive, weekly, international music class for curious kids and their equally curious parents/caregivers) is co-sponsoring a unique hands-on workshop with guitarist and sitarist Craig Ebner that will introduce you and your children (seven-ish years old and younger) to the sitar. Guitarist and composer Craig Ebner is on the faculty Temple Unversity’s jazz studies program. He has studied sitar with Hidayat Khan, son of sitar master, Vilayat Khan. He currently performs in and around the Philadelphia area on guitar and sitar. The fun takes place this Sunday May 23, 2010 at the Green Line Cafe at 45th and Locust starting at 4pm. COST: $5 per person, “All Around This World” music class families $3, babies under 6 months free.