Philadelphia Weekly, October 5, 2010
Of course—two of DesignPhiladelphia’s best events are on the same night. You could join once and future Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby victors for an exhibit and discussion of their wackiest vehicles, be they buggies for undead Amish or giant bike-mounted octopuses. The peddlers will reveal all the bicycle-rigging and creative daredevilry behind their vehicles. Learn the tricks of the trade and, come May, you too could be teetering through Kensington with a parade float attached to your ten-speed. Or you could go underground with Marianne Bernstein, the force behind last year’s Welcome House in Love Park, and a team of video artists for the opening reception of The Philadelphia Underground and witness the transformation of Dilworth Plaza into a subterranean cinema and dancefloor, with the opening party music supplied by Broadzilla DJs. The installation will project site-specific films onto the walls, sculptures, and even waterfalls of the often dismal sunken plaza. Take your pick. But if you try to make it to both, we recommend taking the subway instead of a zombie buggy. -Lauren Smith
Derby: Saturday, Oct. 9. 6pm. Free. Skybox, 2424 E York St. 215.925.7676. kinetickensington.org
Underground: 7pm. Free. Dilworth Plaza, near the Broad Street and City Hall.