12:00pm Saturday 8/30
Words & Ideas Stage
Beards have been a fashionable accessory for some time now, but we’ve just recently arrived at the beard singularity. Meanwhile, a New Orleans dance craze that seems both really difficult and surprisingly unsexy has become a signifier of mainstream hipness, defying parents and cultural theoreticians at the same time. Why Beards? Why Twerking? Why Now? Come find out with host John Roderick. Featuring Beard Expert Elan Gale (television producer) and Twerking Expert Skip (dancer for Big Freedia).