Read columnist and photographer Steven Forster’s coverage of New Orleans’ social events at The New Orleans Advocate.
Events featured in this edition:
• I Got Cake! I Got Candles!: Arthur Robinson, better known as Mr. Okra, celebrated his birthday at BJ’s Lounge in Bywater with family, friends and fans. The beloved fruit and vegetable vendor, who still calls out his wares as he drives through New Orleans in his produce-laden pickup truck, turned 71.
• Space Metal: The Circle Bar was the venue for a performance by the Quaalords, a “space metal” group.
• Country Living: New Orleans-based country Western band Johnny Angel & Helldorado made their debut at the Pour House Saloon on Jefferson Highway.