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

Events featured in this edition:

Crawfish for a Cause: Every year when the weather warms up, Drs. Michele Campisi and Julie Slick throw a family-friendly crawfish “berl” at their home in Lakeview to raise money for Project Lazarus. This year the doctors raised more than $4,800 for the nonprofit that provides assisted living to people with HIV.

Festival of Friendship: Jazz and Heritage Foundation board member Dr. Sid Bhansali welcomed Jazz Fest revelers from the Fair Grounds at the party he throws yearly at his Uptown home. Members of Astral Project were the house band and gourmet Indian fare was on the menu.