Steven Forster’s Party Central for Nov. 17, 2013

Photo provided by Steven Forster -- Steven Forster, Advocate New Orleans social columnist and photographer
Photo provided by Steven Forster -- Steven Forster, Advocate New Orleans social columnist and photographer

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

Events featured in this edition:

Compliments to the chefs: More than 4,000 people attended the Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer benefit at The Foundry. The benefit and Carnivale du Vin gala raised $2.25 million for the foundation. Forty chefs were represented from New Orleans and across the country.

The Healing Arts: The eighth ARTDOCS Benefit Art Auction, held at the Art Klub on Elysian Fields Avenue, raised more than $29,000. ARTDOCS helps provide access to health care for New Orleans artists who are uninsured and of limited financial means.

The Memory Project: Press Street’s Antenna Gallery opened Memory Project, a two-part international exhibition that explores the theme of memory and place through two post-trauma cities. The biography of New Orleans resident Anne Skorecki Levy, born in Lodz, Poland, in 1939, inspired this multigenerational project