SIMPLE Q | Part of a weekend-long Oak and the Ax festival, which spills out from the Main Street venue into other arts huts in Biddeford, the artist known as Rosie Rimjob leads a panel about the history and future of burlesque at a fine new bookstore/coffee shop called Elements. Should be a worthwhile discussion. Burlesque’s recent revival has seen the form travel from the traditional, kinda problematic standard — often little more than women strutting around in their underwear as an ornamental sideshow for macho rock bands — toward something much more interesting and in line with evolving cultural notions of sexuality. “HOW DO YOU DO, BURLY-Q?”, an elusive title for an art form that’s as hard to pin down as it is provocative, begins at 6 pm. 265 Main St. in Biddeford, 207.710.2011.
burlesque panel with Rosie Rimjob, et al.