Dave Crawley, Chris Beichner and Stephen Quick.

Into the WILD event raises funds for Allegheny Land Trust

The Allegheny Land Trust welcomed guests to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Saturday night to celebrate the work of its volunteers.

6 days ago

 Kim Evert, Richard Parsakian and Carole Bailey.

War on Women Art Show benefits Planned Parenthood

Hundreds turn out to support Planned Parenthood and the work it does to support women’s causes.

6 days ago

 Frederick Crawford, Rodney Jones, Sr. and Rahmon Hart.

Iota Phi Achievement Awards Dinner held at the Syria Center

Iota Phi Foundation and Iota Phi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held an awards dinner in Cheswick, Pa. on Saturday night.

6 days ago

 From left, Penny Zacharias, Cathy Trombetta and Kirk Burkley.

Shadyside Splendor house tour raises funds for PSO

Shadyside Splendor organizers and musicians hit all the right notes at the patron party Saturday and house tour Sunday.

6 days ago

 Christine McCormick Chopra, Jackie Dixon, Gayle Zacharia and Jill Nolan.

Ladies Hospital Aid Society hosts fundraiser

Supporters of the Ladies Hospital Aid Society learn how to make special cocktails during its fall fundraiser, Mind Body & Spirits.

6 days ago

 Nancy Williams and Diane Harrell.

Garden Club of Oakmont Holiday Luncheon

The Garden Club of Oakmont held its 11th annual Holiday Luncheon at Oakmont Country Club, Wednesday.

6 days ago

 Charlie and Latasha Wilson-Batch.

In the Pocket With Charlie Batch event supports literacy

Charlie and Latasha Wilson-Batch hosted “In the Pocket With Charlie Batch” at Latitude 360 in North Fayette to support literacy programs.

1 week ago

 From left, Samantha Miller, Melody Miller and Destiny Babjack.

Chocolate Bar at the Benedum raises funds for the Cultural Trust

A sweet first-time event, The Chocolate Bar at the Benedum presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust attracted nearly 750 chocolate lovers

1 week ago

 Jo Ellen Parker and Rick Manasa.

The Carnegie Museum of Art is the scene of the Carnegie Fling!

Roughly 380 guests came dressed to impress at Friday night’s inaugural Carnegie Fling! event showcasing art, fashion and design.

1 week ago

 Magdeline Jensen and Tracey McCants Lewis.

Racial Justice Awards Luncheon held at the Westin Convention Center

Nearly 200 guests gathered to celebrate the YWCA’s 24th annual Racial Justice Awards.

1 week ago

 Leslie Giaquinto, Mark Giaquinto and Kim Cantalamessa.

Red Shoe Ball held at the Westin

The Red Shoe Ball Speakeasy & Casino had nearly 250 guests playing games of chance for Ronald McDonald House Charities Saturday night.

1 week ago

 Peggy Snavely, Carol Massaro and Susan Fitzsimmons.

The Cradle Will Rock Fashion Show supports Magee-Womens Hospital

Fundraiser supports the Twenty-Five Club, a group of women who have helped support Magee-Womens Hospital for more than 75 years.

1 week ago

 In Sisterhood Project: From left, Vera Corey, Karen Feinstein and Pat Ulbrich.

#SEENintheCity: Social events around Pittsburgh

There is such a variety of wonderful things happening around sure to check out this week’s #SEENintheCity!

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancers perform  during the “Pointe in Time Ball.”

Pointe in Time Ball raises funds for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Contemporary dance is the spotlight for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s annual fundraiser that brought in $490,000.

2 weeks ago

 Deborah  Rice-Johnson, David Holmberg and Bernita Buncher.

Variety's 88th Anniversary Gala held at the Omni William Penn

It’s all about the kids when it comes to Variety the Children’s Charity.

2 weeks ago

 Julianna Lawrence and Mike Cavataio.

James Bond screening raises funds for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

AMC Loews Waterfront in Homestead was party central on Thursday night for roughly 300 patrons who enjoyed a special premiere of “Spectre”.

2 weeks ago

 Dr. Vonda Wright and Martin Potoczny.

Hot For Your Health event held at August Wilson Center

This year, Women’s Health Conversations did a little pre-gaming with a fun cocktail party the night before the big event.

2 weeks ago

 Leigh McIntosh and her daughter, Shannon Witkowski, 11.

Go Red For Women Fashion Show held at the Westin

More than 400 gathered at the Westin Convention Center to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Go Red For Women Fashion Show on Thursday.

2 weeks ago

 An Evening of HOPE: Jeaneen Zappa, Reed McManigle and Joann Cyganovich.


So many events, so little time! Check out even more events #SEEN this weekend.

2 weeks ago

 CMOA Museum of HORROR: Nosferatu and friends Adrian Predmore and Adam Cartier.

#SEENSpooktacular Parties: Halloween-themed events around Pittsburgh

From Yelp’s Monster Bash to a HEAVEN-ly Halloween party, there was plenty to choose from to make this weekend frightfully fun!

3 weeks ago

 Joseph and Diana Rockey.

Leading Ladies benefit raises funds for Oakland Catholic High School

The 12th annual Leading Ladies Gala was held at the Westin Convention Center hotel, Thursday night.

3 weeks ago

 From left, Robin Nicholson, Chip Burke, Cary Reed and Mayor Bill Peduto.

Newly renovated Frick hosts event at new facilities

More than 150 guests enjoyed a first look at the newly renovated Frick Car and Carriage Museum and Education and Community Centers.

3 weeks ago

 Ann McGuinn and Gina Pferdehirt.

'Face It ... Healthy Beauty' event held at Jay Verno Studios

Women for a Healthy Environment were talking about healthy beauty at Jay Verno Studios, Tuesday night.

3 weeks ago

 Dan Rossi, Tim McVay, Rona Neft and David Bush.

#SEENintheCity: Social events around Pittsburgh

Check out more fun events happening around Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago

 Kathleen Hower, Ron Bauer, Angela Garcia and  Tara Sherry-Torres.

Global Links hosts Day of the Dead celebration

More than 275 people attended the Day of the Dead celebration in Green Tree on Friday night.

1 month ago

 From left, Troy and Theodora Polamalu with Shaina and Josh Schachter.

Wines Under Glass: Flavours of the Continents event held at Phipps

More than 400 partygoers enjoyed the party on Thursday night at Phipps Conservatory in Oakland.

1 month ago

 Iris Goshay, Vince Mayfield and Avaree Raglin.

Celebration of Caring held at The Priory

Northside Common Ministries honored people in the community doing great work for others on Friday night at the North Side event.

1 month ago

 Charleeda Redman and John Innocenti.

Seniors are celebrated at Omni William Penn event

More than 400 guests came to support the UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Program on Wednesday night.

1 month ago

 Keynote speaker Joshua Safran.

Stand Up For Standing Firm luncheon held at Omni William Penn

Nearly 300 supporters attended the second annual Stand Up for Standing Firm Awards Luncheon at the Omni William Penn, Tuesday.

1 month ago

 PBT’s Young Professional Cocktail Party: Karalyn Emrich and Rennick Remley.

#SEENintheCity: Social events around Pittsburgh

Check out more events happening around Pittsburgh!

1 month ago

 Ryan Shazier during the annual Steelers Style show held at Stage AE.

Rock Steelers Style 2015 held at Stage AE

Rock Steelers Style 2015 was the event to be #SEEN at on Friday night.

1 month ago

 Eric Shiner, director of The Andy Warhol Museum, dressed in a classic Andy style at Night of 1,000  Andys event.

Night of 1,000 Andys event at The Warhol

The Andy Warhol Museum welcomed roughly 300 partygoers dressed as their favorite “Andy” on Saturday night.

1 month ago

 Aaron Gibson and Tamiko Stanley.

Hill of Hope Gala held at the Thelma Lovette YMCA

The eighth annual Hill of Hope Gala honored past board chair Brenda Tate on Saturday night in Uptown.

1 month ago

 From left, Saleem Ghubril with his mentor Tony Campolo and William Thompkins.

The Pittsburgh Project's 30th Anniversary Roast held at Heinz Field

Former executive director of The Pittsburgh Project, Saleem Ghubril, endured a roast and toast Tuesday night.

1 month ago

 From left, Maureen Young, Mary Margaret Stamy and Anna Konrad.

PIZZAZZ Preview Party held at Fox Chapel Golf Club

PIZZAZZ kicked off the shopping extravaganza with a preview party.

1 month ago

 Magic of Mentoring: Dan Rooney, Colleen Fedor and George L. Miles, Jr.


Check out more events happening around Pittsburgh!

1 month ago

 Beth Grover, Amit Grover and Ram Bhavsar.

The Masked Ball held at CAVO in the Strip District

A Pittsburgh Fashion Story merged with The Masked Ball on Saturday night to create a glamorous event.

1 month ago

 Electra and Jim Agras with Carol Massaro.

61st annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball held at the Omni William Penn

The Pittsburgh Opera’s 61st annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball dazzled guests on Friday night at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown.

1 month ago

 The Mt. Lebanon deer in the number "Cull Me," at Off the Record XV. John Shepard is in the right foreground.

Off the Record XV: 'Burgh Man!

The annual satirical musical revue on the local political and media scene was presented to benefit Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

1 month ago

 Amy Giammattei and Joe Downing.

Hartwood Fest raises funds for stable upkeep

A crisp fall evening warmed up for the 7th annual Hartwood Fest, which featured a massive bonfire and stable soriee.

1 month ago

 Jonathan Winkler,  Kelly McBroom and Georgia Petropoulos.

Oakland Forever event showcases technology, fashion and art

Oakland Forever kicked off with a tech crawl on Thursday night.

1 month ago

 Focus on Renewal: Cynthia L. Haines  and Rev. Regis Ryan.

#SEENintheCity: Social events around the Pittsburgh region

There are so many great events happening around Pittsburgh. Check these out.

1 month ago

 Joe Manganiello with Greg Barrett.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation hosts It's About Time! event

Fundraiser held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center raises $12 million.

1 month ago

 Bonnie and Jay Mangold.

#ItsGoodToGive: Jay and Bonnie Mangold

High school sweethearts, Jay and Bonnie Mangold, discovered their love of giving back to the community from a young age.

1 month ago

 Christine Haas, Ann McCarthy and Betsy Teti.

Midwife’s Center Appreciation Event held at Pittsburgh Winery

Supporters of Pittsburgh’s midwife center celebrate its expansion plans with a party in the Strip District.

1 month ago

 Mayor of Braddock, John Fetterman, and his wife, Gisele.

Braddock feast benefits Braddock Farms

Grow Braddock’s inaugural event to support Braddock Farms welcomed close to 800 partygoers on Sept. 27 with a feast for the senses.

1 month ago

 Geovette Washington, left, the senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer of the University of Pittsburgh, with her mother, Geraldine. Patrick Gallagher, the university chancellor, is at right.

University of Pittsburgh honors Geovette Washington

Geovette Washington, new senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer at University of Pittsburgh, is honored at a reception.

1 month ago

 Pat Bednarik, Dr. Rock Heyman and Anne Mageras.

Women on the Move luncheon benefits MS

Motivational speaker Carol Briney inspires crowd at Multiple Sclerosis Society benefit held at the Priory on the North Side.

1 month ago

 Mary Prezioso, left, and Sherree Goldstein.

PerLora hosts fundraiser for POWER

POWER celebrates 25 years of helping women in early recovery during South Side party.

1 month ago

 From left, Kevin Horner, Laura Horner, Dan Catanzaro, Bernadette West and Craig McDonald.


Check out even more fun events happening in the city!

1 month ago



Natalie Bencivenga's SEEN documents Pittsburgh social life in all its diversity. Beyond the galas, the glitterati and the glamour, it chronicles the way we live today and the people who are engaged in making this community a vibrant place to live.

A Pittsburgh native who has a master's degree in social work, Ms. Bencivenga ran her own online lifestyle magazine for five years. She is broadening the reach of SEEN by expanding the kinds of events the Post-Gazette covers. She also heavily uses social media to engage readers so that even if they can't be at the party with SEEN, they'll be part of the party.

If you have any events that should be featured in SEEN, contact Ms. Bencivenga at or 412-263-1582. Follow her on Twitter @NBSeen to keep up with #wheresNataliePG.

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Leading Ladies of Oakland Catholic- Mary Anne Papale, left, Wennette Pegues and Demeshia Seals.

Send invitations to SEEN, 34 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Email Natalie Bencivenga or fax 412-263-1706.


Nov 2: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction; at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown; 412-505-2200 or
Nov 3: Hot for your Health; at August Wilson Center, Downtown
Nov 4: Women’s Health Conversations; Westin Convention Center Ballroom
Nov 5: Foundation of HOPE’s Evening of HOPE; at the Rivers Club
Nov 5: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Opening Night screening of James Bond “Spectre”; at AMC LOEWS Waterfront Theatre
Nov 5: A White House Dinner in Pittsburgh; Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe 1000 Corporate Dr. Canonsburg, Pa 15317
Nov 5: 2015 Go Red for Women Fashion Show and Charity Event; Westin Convention Center, Downtown; 412-208-3562.
Nov 6: Variety’s 88th Annual Anniversary Gala; Omni William Penn Ballroom
Nov 6: Roll for a Reason: Monte Carlo Casino Night; J. Verno Studios
Nov 6: Outreach Teen & Family Services 5th annual Ladies' Night Out Purse and Cash Bash; Fairview Sunset Room, 3326 Washington Pike in Bridgeville
Nov 7: Pointe in Time Ball: PBT Elevated; at the Westin Hotel, Downtown
Nov 7: Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Inclusive Awards Dinner; LeMont Restaurant on Mount Washington
Nov 8: Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens: From Garden to Table at the Barn
Nov 9: 43rd annual Thomas Merton Award Dinner; Sheraton Hotel in Station Square; 412-361-3022 or
Nov 9: In the Pocket with Charlie Batch; Latitude 360
Nov. 10: Children’s Trust Launch Party; Trust Arts Education Center, Downtown; RSVP to
Nov 11: “Taller Latino”: Latinos in Tech & Media; AlphaLab 6024 Broad St. in East Liberty
Nov 11: MDA’s Let’s Bowl for a Cause! at Hollywood Lanes, Dormont;
Nov 11: The 25 Club of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC’s “The Cradle Will Rock”; at the Duquesne Club; 412-877-8454
Nov 12: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh’s Harvest Huddle hosted by Antonio Brown; Town Center (across from Starbucks) in the Waterfront, Homestead; 412-204-1215
Nov 12: Style 360: A Fashion Show to benefit Wins for Kids; at Verve 360, Downtown
Nov. 12: 24th annual YWCA’s Racial Justice Awards Luncheon; at Westin Hotel, Downtown; 412-255-1466 or
Nov 12: Family Services of Western Pennsylvania’s Dream Again Gala & Silent Auction; Renaissance Hotel, Downtown
Nov 12: Family Hospice and Palliative Care celebrates 35 years with “We Are Family” Gala; in South Hills Country Club
Nov 13: Carnegie Fling!; Carnegie Museum of Art
Nov 13: Hot Pink: Dessert First!; at Heinz Field Champions Club to support adagiohealth
Nov 14: The Chocolate Bar: A Chocolate Fantasy; Benedum 237 7th St., Downtown
Nov. 14: Red Shoe Ball Speakeasy; Westin Convention Center, Downtown; 412-246-1108 or
Nov 14: Hampton Community Library’s Celebrate! A Taste of the North; Hampton Community Center
Nov 16: United Way’s Hoodies for the Holidays; at PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field
Nov 17: High Energy Hoe-Down to support CCI (a non profit that supports responsible residential energy use); at the Pittsburgh Opera in the Strip
Nov 17: 51st annual Thanksgiving Breakfast; Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf located at 300 East Swissvale Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15218
Nov 18: Garden Club of Oakmont Luncheon; at Oakmont Country Club;
Nov 18: Style Social @ Kristi Boutique; 331 1st St., Aspinwall, PA 15215
Nov 18: Pittsburgh Social Exchange’s “Networking with Technology 2015”; at Hotel Indigo in East Liberty; or 412-265-2315
Nov 19: 3rd annual Chefs Create to benefit Autism Speaks; Fairmont Hotel, Downtown
Nov 19: West Overton Village & Museums’ inaugural event: Whiskey Smash! A Celebration of Local & Regional Craft Spirits; at West Overton Village & Museums 109 West Overton Rd. Scottdale, Pa., 15683
Nov 19: Planned Parenthood of Western PA’s War on Women Art Show; Clear Story Studio, South Side
Nov 20: Culture Club: Mad Men & Martinis; at the Carnegie Museum of Art
Nov 21: Iota Phi Foundation “Achievement Awards Dinner”; at Syria Center in Cheswick; or 724-816-8808
Nov 21: Crafts & Drafts; East End Brewing
Nov 22: Shadyside Splendor tour to support the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; 412-392-3303
Nov 23: ReMARKable; at the August Wilson Center;


Dec 2: Fox Chapel Garden Club presents Glitter and Glow; at the Fox Chapel Golf Club; Pittsburgh Mercy presents the 12th annual Reindeer Ball; at the Westin Convention Center, Downtown
Dec. 6: Celebrate New Year’s Eve in HEAVEN; at the Renaissance Hotel, Downtown; 412­-992-­2042.

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