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

Events featured in this edition:

Jewels of New Orleans: The Harry Tompson Center celebrated its 10th anniversary gala, Jewels of New Orleans, at Jesuit High School to benefit the homeless. St. Peter Claver Church’s gospel choir offered uplifting music, and guests enjoyed a rollicking performance by the 610 Stompers. An auction and treats made the evening complete.

Backstage Confidential: Actress Mink Stole performed in concert with local piano wizard Harry Mayronne at the Allways Lounge, entertaining the audience with an evening of cabaret, plus stories from 50 years as a star of John Waters movies.