Read columnist and photographer Steven Forster’s coverage of New Orleans’ social events at The New Orleans Advocate.

Events featured in this edition:

European Euphoria: The Consul General of France Jean-Claude Brunet and Mrs. Jean-Claude Brunet held a reception for the local celebration of Europe Day 2014 at the Residence de France in the Garden District.

You Say It’s Your Birthday: The Ohm Lounge was the hotspot for owner Billy Blatty’s big birthday bash. The Ohm, at 601 Tchoupitoulas St., served up its signature downbeat tempos and Asian-themed tapas for the occasion.