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

Events featured in this edition:

Power of the Press: The Press Club of New Orleans held its 56th annual Excellence in Journalism Awards at Harrah’s Theater, honoring local achievements in reporting, photography, public relations and social media. Lifetime achievement awards went to Times-Picayune photographer Ted Jackson and WGNO sports broadcaster Ed Daniels.

Birth of the Blues: Renowned New Orleans bluesman Little Freddie King celebrated his 74th birthday with a fitting bash at B.J.’s Lounge in Bywater, where he plays a monthly gig. A native of McComb, Mississippi, Little Freddie King made the Ninth Ward his home in the 1950s.