This Sunday, recharge before the week ahead at Wild Lotus Yoga's sound bath. Help the New Orleans Opera kick off a new seaon with a surreal tango masterpiece. Price Ainsworth presents his crime thriller at the Garden District Book Shop, while Taco Truck Theater stages a multi-medium show. On this day in 1962, Rummel High School in Metairie opened its doors. Now, more around town today.
Price Ainsworth (Garden District Book Shop, 2PM)
Price Ainsworth is a trial lawyer by day, so he offers a unique insight into the lives of those who work at a top law firm in his new book A Minor Fall. The book is an examination of the relationship between young attorney Davy Jessie and senior partner Tim Sullivan in the aftermath of a tragic mistake that threatens to destroy the younger man's life. Join Garden District Book Shop for a reading and signing of the book.
Maria de Buenos Aires (JW Marriott Hotel, 2:30PM)
New Orleans Opera opens the 2017-2018 season with a production of Astor Piazzolla's "surreal tango" operetta. Maria de Buenos Aires tells the story of young Maria, a poor sex worker born the day "God was drunk" whose omen is to meet tragic ends. The story is a mingling of love, lust, death, hell, virtue, and of course, dance. A milonga dance will follow the performance.
Sound Bath (Wild Lotus Yoga, 3PM)
This healing ritual is the perfect way to rest and recharge before the week begins again. Included in the guided meditation is sound therapy using gong, singing bowls, tuning forks, and other instruments.
Teatro Sin Fronteras (Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 4PM)
The nomadic Taco Truck Theater stages a mixed medium event that explores the plight of Latina/Latino immigrants labeled as "illegal aliens" and the historic struggle of African Americans. The production explores systematic dehumanization and denial of basic rights, and the movement to rise against oppression. Teatro Sin Fronteras will also have tacos and vegan soul food available for purchase before the show.