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Festivals and events in New Orleans this week (Oct. 3-9, 2017) 

Book of Saints, Art for Art's Sake, Beignet Fest

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  • Photo by Elsa Hahne

Book of Saints
Fri.-Sun. Oct. 6-8 | The Marigny Opera Ballet opens its season with the premiere of a full-length ballet about the lives of three saints — St. Teresa of Avila, St. Sebastian and St. Francis — performed to an original score for a chamber orchestra by Tucker Fuller. At 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Marigny Opera House.

Update: Art for Art's Sake has been canceled due to Nate.

Art for Art's Sake
Sat. Oct. 7 | Museums and art galleries in the Warehouse District and along Magazine Street open new shows and celebrate the cultural season. The CAC hosts performances from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and there's an art market at 750 Carondelet St. from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Magazine galleries and shops host openings and events from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Update: The festival has been postponed to Dec. 2 due to Nate.

Beignet Fest
Sat. Oct. 7 | There are sweet and savory beignets and other dishes from a dozen food vendors, and music by Eric Lindell, Brass-A-Holics, Hill Country Hounds, Imagination Movers and One Love Brass Band. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds.

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