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

Events featured in this edition:

Irish Eyes: The board members of the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club held a cocktail party at the Balcony, honoring parade grand marshal Terry Rafferty and his honorary grand marshals, queen Natalie Malone and “man of the year” Patrick Parenton.

Life is a Cabaret: Star of Broadway stage and screen Leslie Castay packed the house in her hometown for a New Orleans galaxy of stars who turned out to see her one-woman cabaret show, “Leslie Castay…unscripted.” Castay performed the Great American Songbook with the award-winning musical director Jefferson Turner as her accompanist.