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We've got your weekend: It's all business, horror and garden

NOMA hosts a garden gala in the Sydeny and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Saturday.

NOMA hosts a garden gala in the Sydeny and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Saturday.

Friday / Love in the Garden : New Orleans Museum of Art hosts its annual garden gala in the Sydeney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden from 7 p.m. to midnight. The party will feature food from several local restaurants including Maurepas Foods, Mopho and Ursa Major; a love-themed cocktail competition; and live entertainment from Helen Gillet, DJ Jubilee and Mojeaux. Tickets are $50 - $150 each.

Friday - Sunday / New Orleans Horror Film Fest : It's not quite Halloween, but that doesnt been we can't get spooked in the interim. Marigny bar Rare Form (437 Esplanade) hosts a horror-themed lineup of movies throughout the weekend. The three-day celebration will honor NOLA as a front runner in horror film backdrops, as well as the craft and narrative skills that go into the genre. Tickets $20 - $150.

Saturday / Cajun Piggy Tales : The Southern Food and Beverage Museum hosts an event honoring the Southern boucherie tradition, hosted by author Dixie Poché from Lafayette as she takes a nostalgic look at the hands-on approach of these feasts. The demonstration will include samplings of piggy delights such as boudin, hogshead cheese, and ponce prepared by Luke Deville of Teet’s Food Store from Ville Platte (Smoked Meats Capital of the U.S.). Slices of Lejeune’s French Bread from Jeanerette will accompany the porky tidbits. The event will be held at SOFAB (1504 O.C. Haley), from11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, seniors, and military.

Saturday / The Hook : The New Movement comedians CJ Hunt, Chris Trew and James Hamilton join forces with Dancing Grounds' Laura Stein for a comedy performance based on rebranding the local dance hub so as to generate "a gillion dollars." The show starts, held at the New Movement (2706 St. Claude), runs from 9 - 10:15 P.M. Tickets are $11/54 each.

Sunday / Banned Books Week :: Tubby and Coo's hosts all books that deal with social hot topics in a one-week tribute to nationally banned titles that deal with homosexuality, abortion, Islamism and more. Author talks and additional programing begin Sunday, September 27 at 10 a.m. and continue through the evening of Saturday, Octiber 3 at 7 p.m.. The events are free and open to the public. Check all event times and specific locations here.