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

Events featured in the July 25th edition of The New Orleans Advocate:

• The Luau Factor: B.J.’s Lounge went Hawaiian for a birthday luau bash, with guests of honor Glenn Masters, Laura Martinez and Laura Guccione.

• A Shot and a Beer: Tales of the Cocktail’s “A Shot and a Beer” offered the simple pleasures: liquor shots

and craft beers, all set to the music of Khris Royal & Dark Matter at the W Hote

• Song Swap: Paul Sanchez traded songs with Tony Award-winning actor, great friend and all-around good guy Michael Cerveris at Chickie Wah Wah.

• NORDC Takes a Bow: NORDC Theatre celebrated its 20th season with ‘Flashback Friday’ at the Ty Tracy Theatre in Gallier Hall. The season’s first production, brought to the stage by Crescent City Lights Youth Theater, was ‘Pocketful of Rhymes.’

Party Central photos:

The Luau Factor

A Shot and a Beer

Song Swap

NORDC Takes a Bow