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

Events featured in this edition:

Socially conscious: Hyph3n Art Gallery opened “Mass Casually,” an exhibit of works examining violence in society, by Charles Beau Hoffacker.

Surrounded by art: Art-lovers converged on the French Quarter for the gallery-hopping event Dirty Linen Night. The Foundation Gallery celebrated at its new location on Royal Street with “Beastly Delights: Paintings by Jane Talton.”