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

Events featured in the Aug. 18th edition of The New Orleans Advocate:

• Bodacious Burlesque: Burlesque queens and royalty-in-training showed off their moves when the New Orleans School of Burlesque held its student showcase at the Allways Lounge.

• Dirty Linen After Hours: The Royal Street art crawl, Dirty Linen, boasted something new this year — Lux Lounge at Latrobe’s on Royal Street, where the Arts Council held its post-event fundraiser.

• Second Saturday on St. Claude: Barrister’s Gallery held an opening for Rachel David’s exhibit of iron sculpture, “Sitting Prone,” one of the Second Saturday gallery openings organ-ized by the St. Claude Arts District.

Party Central photos:

Second Saturday on St. Claude

Dirty Linen After Hours

Bodacious Burlesque