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

Events featured in this edition:

Your Musical Hosts: Music students, professionals and industry executives met and mingled on the last Sunday of Jazz Fest at the English Turn home of five-time Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard and his wife, Robin Burgess. Aspiring musicians came from NOCCA and from Grammy U, a Los Angeles program that helps prepare young people for careers in the industry with networking and performance opportunities.

Water Features: Octavia Gallery held an opening reception for “Fluid States,” a series of photographs and installations by Michel Varisco, on May 3. The exhibit is a study of water and the ways in which it connects the world in rivers, oceans, wetlands and bayous.