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

Events featured in this edition:

Burlesque at the Burgundy: The Creole Syncopators kept a sultry jazz beat for the Creole Sweet Tease burlesque show at the Burgundy Bar, hot spot at the Saint Hotel on Canal Street. The show starred dancers Trixie Minx and Piper Marie.

Home at Last: Julie and Kip Hanks celebrated their housewarming and Kip’s 40th birthday party in the Lakeview home they have rebuilt since Hurricane Katrina.