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

Events featured in this edition:

Prelude to Pride: The New Orleans Pride Grand Marshal Announcement Party was held at the Four Seasons Lounge, part of prelude to the weekend of events, parties and a parade the group will hold June 20-22.

Winners All: Thought-provoking retro-futuristic oil paintings by Elizabeth Fox were in the spotlight at Boyd Satellite Gallery’s opening reception for the artist. The show, titled “Played to Win,” continues through June 3 at the gallery, 440 Julia St.

Summer Bounty: LeMieux Gallery held its opening reception for “Summer Stars,” new paintings and limited-edition prints by visual artist and rock musician Jon Langford. Guests mingled among the Chicago-based artist’s alternative “star maps,” constellations sparkling with portraits of influential musicians. The exhibition continues at the gallery, 332 Julia St., until May 31.