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

Events featured in this edition:

Talking Dirty: Dirty Linen Night, the French Quarter gallery-hopping event, was celebrated into the wee hours with an official afterparty organized by the Arts Council and hosted at the iconic Lux Lounge at Latrobe’s. DJ RQ Away, Kristal “M2daE” Jones, of Dancing Grounds and the Crescent Circus, provided the entertainment.

Georgia bound: The Round Table Club on Audubon Park was the setting for the sendoff for this year’s crop of New Orleans young folks heading for the University of Georgia. Families enjoyed hors d’oeuvres beneath twinkling lights, while bounce diva Big Freedia led a down-home dance fest.