Netane Polynesian Productions dancers provide entertainment.

Polamalu's Polynesian Luau

The Westin Convention Center became a fantasy island for more than 450 partygoers who joined Troy and Theodora Polamalu for a luau.

5 days ago

 Joan Turner, Christine McCormick Chopra, Rhonda Gay Hartman and Jill Nolan.

LHAS hosts Art in Autumn event at the Duquesne Club

Roughly $27,000 was raised at the Art for Autumn luncheon at the Duquesne Club on Thursday to help fund the LHAS programs.

5 days ago

 Sgt. Dan Kysela of Scott comes alive for guests at the Cannon Ball at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.

Cannon Ball raises funds for Soldiers & Sailors

More than 310 guests attended the annual fundraising gala for Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland.

5 days ago

 Brenda Tate and Kim Slater-Wood.

Hill of Hope Gala raises funds for the YMCA

Nearly 200 guests attended the Hill of Hope Gala held at the Marriott City Center.

5 days ago

 Christina Weir Ripley, left, and Libby Mascaro, co-chairs

Go Red for Women raises funds for the American Heart Association

About 450 attended the fashion show that raised $50,000 for the cause.

5 days ago

 James Bryant, Val Porter and Brett Spitale.

Chefs create dishes in support of Autism Speaks foundation

Roughly 240 guests tasted their way through town without having to leave the Fairmont’s ballroom on Thursday night.

5 days ago

 Eco Art PGH: From left, Bill Godfrey, Ziggy Sawdust, Carolyn Peeks, State Sen. Jim Ferlo and Tom Bartnik.


Check out this week's #SEENFallPartyRoundUp to learn about other great events happening around town.

5 days ago

 Steve Blass, Ronald McDonald and Mark Giaquinto.

Red Shoe Ball presents Monte Carlo Night

More than 270 partygoers arrived dressed to impress at the Westin Convention Center to help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.

1 week ago

 Eileen Sharbaugh, Mary Jo Lincoln, LouAnn Ross and LaTrenda Leonard.

Fashionistas! 2014 held at the LeMont

A day of fun, fashion awaited about 250 guests as they arrived to shop to help support Jeremiah’s Place and the Family Life Fund.

1 week ago

 Baron Batch with his painting "Pittsburgh is Changing" at Studio A.M. in Homestead.

West to East: An Art Exhibit

Studio A.M. held West to East: An Art Exhibit in Homestead on Nov. 2. showcasing work by Baron Batch and Colleen Allison.

1 week ago

  Amy Looney and Brig. Gen. Dave Papak, USMC.

31 Heroes hosts Pittsburgh Pays Tribute

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Music Hall Foyer was filled with guests honoring U.S. military heroes and their families.

1 week ago

 Sally Wiggin, Voni Woods and Dr. Vonda Wright.

Women's Health Conversations held at the Westin

More than 600 guests came to the Westin Downtown to talk about health and wellness at the second annual Women’s Health Conversations.

1 week ago

 Sister Linda Yankoski and Greta Rooney.

Arthur J. Rooney Sr. Courage House luncheon

Sean Spence, Steelers linebacker received the Ed Block Courage Award at the the 22nd annual Arthur J. Rooney Sr. Courage House Luncheon.

1 week ago

 Dr. Norman Wolmark and Eva Blum.

A Pointe in Time Ball held at the Westin Convention Center

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre put on an enchanted evening for more than 500 glamorous guests on Saturday.

2 weeks ago

 Rowna Sutin, Kathleen Hower and Stu Sutin.

Global Links hosts Day of the Dead party

Global Links honored 25 years of service with a wickedly fun Day of the Dead party.

2 weeks ago

 Andrew the Impaled (aka Andrew Lasswell) performs some fire art.

PICT hosts a 'spooky' good time at J. Verno Studios

“Witches and Wizards” gala attracts partygoers to the South Side.

2 weeks ago

 Robin Nicholson and Grace Dickerson with the painting, "The Goldfish" (1904).

Curran exhibit opens at the Frick

More than 350 guests attended the opening of “Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal.”

2 weeks ago

 Kathleen Hess,  Debbie Barbarita and  Jeanne Caligiuri.

The 25 Club celebrates 75 years of service

The 25 Club celebrated at the Omni William Penn on Saturday night by pledging $500,000 to pre-natal and neonatal care and research,

2 weeks ago

 Dina Clark, Jackie Simon, Peg Rosenzweig and Magdeline E Jensen.

YWCA’s Racial Justice Awards Luncheon

The 23rd annual YWCA’s Racial Justice Awards Luncheon celebrates those who are helping to eliminate racism and empower women in Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago

 Phat Man Dee sings.

barebones’ ‘Rocky Horror’ fund-raiser

The  barebones productions fund-raiser combined a screening and live performances of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for a ghoulish good

2 weeks ago

 Pink Ribbon Round-up: Perry and Claudia Johnson with son Alex.

#SEEN Fall Party Round-Up

Catch up on more fun fall festivities in this week’s #SEENFallPartyRoundUp.

2 weeks ago

 Kelvin Beachum and Cam Heyward.

Steelers Nation: Black & Gold Style hosts fashion show

Fashion show raises funds for Cancer Caring Center and UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

3 weeks ago

 Tom VanKirk, Jan Glick and Seth Corbin.

Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts corporate roast

More than 215 guests attended the BBBS roast at the Heinz History Center and raised roughly $209,000 for the charity.

3 weeks ago

 Morgan O’Brien, Charlie Batch and Don Block.

Leaders for Literacy Luncheon held at Fairmont

The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council welcomed 300 guests to a luncheon at the Fairmont on Oct. 17.

3 weeks ago

 Tunch Ilkin, Craig Schweiger and Craig Wolfley.

Gala raises funds for Light of Life Rescue Mission

Former Pittsburgh Steelers and current radio sportscasters Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley hosted the "More than a Meal" gala.

3 weeks ago

 Warren Curd, Essel Emve and Adele Morelli.

La Passerelle Art Show

French artist Essel Emve premiered her new work inspired by the bridges of Pittsburgh at Boutique La Passerelle, on Wood Street, Downtown.

3 weeks ago

 Dr. Terry Starz and Rich Riazzi.

Bone Bash Carnival Gala held at J. Verno Studios

The Arthritis Foundation held a Bone Bash Carnival Gala which helped raise more than $85,000 for the cause.

3 weeks ago

 Standing Up for Standing Firm: Lynette Lederman, Susan Koeppen and Kathy Lederman.


Check out this week's #SEENFallPartyRoundUp to learn about other great events happening around town.

3 weeks ago

 Clyde Jones #SEENBestDressed,  with Michele Fabrizi and Christopher Hahn.

Pittsburgh Opera hosts 60th Diamond Horseshoe Ball

Roughly 300 guests helped raise more than $300,000 for the opera.

1 month ago

 Event co-chairs John Denny and Christina O'Toole.

Amachi Pittsburgh hosts event at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Amachi Pittsburgh celebrated its 10th anniversary in supporting children and families of incarcerated parents with its mentoring program.

1 month ago

 Louis Picard, Pauline Greenlick and Victoria Nalongo Namusisi.  #SEENInspiring

'Under the Umbrella Tree' premiere held at Kelly Strayhorn

Roughly 70 guests came to support the film’s premiere and meet Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, founder of Bright Kids Uganda.

1 month ago

 Carlos Echevarria, Shaina Pajak, Michelle Kreutzer and Ethan Nicholas.

Pittsburgh Social Exchange hosts mixer

More than 235 partygoers arrived in style to attend the Lexus Executive Mixer on Wednesday night at the Rohrich Lexus Showroom, Beechview.

1 month ago

 Tania Grubbs and Janera Solomon.

Regent Theater celebrates centennial

Turning 100 is always something to celebrate, and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater paid homage on Thursday evening to the former Regent.

1 month ago

 Oakland Catholic High School students pose with a classic pink car at the Leading Ladies Gala XI.

#SEEN Fall Party Round Up

Oakland Catholic High School, Heritage Community, Carnegie Library, Northside Common Ministries  and City of Asylum host events.

1 month ago

 Lou Lardo with Ellie Woods.

Seen: Friends of Hartwood host Hartwood Fest

About 275 guests attended the event which raised $12,000 to help preserve the stables and mansion.

1 month ago

 Anne Burnham and Mike Potemra.

Seen: Dominion hosts VITA Awards at Convention Center

Dominion has underwritten the event from its inception and provides grants to the organizations that the awardees represent.

1 month ago

 Dan Ruffing.

Seen: Wesley Spectrum hosts sporting clay shoot

The event, held at Nemacolin Woodlands, raised funds for Wesley Spectrum autism programs.

1 month ago

 Philanthropist Peggy McKnight at her Fox Chapel home.

#ItsGoodToGive: Peggy McKnight

#ItsGoodtoGive features local people giving back in big and small ways in the ’Burgh.

1 month ago

 Deborah Hartman, Jeff Sterling and Linda Leonhardt.

Seen: Best Friends Ball held at The Priory

More than 220 guests raised more than $210,000 for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society during North Side event.

1 month ago

 Opening of Off the Record XIV.

Seen: Off the Record XIV held at the Byham

The event pokes fun at prominent Pittsburghers to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

1 month ago

 Stacey Gault, Patrick Leonard and Shelia Gault.


Focus on Renewal celebrates anniversary; Cancer Caring Center hosts fundraiser.

1 month ago

 Vanessa German.

Hillman Cancer Center Gala 2014

More than $5.5 million was raised at the Hillman Cancer Center Gala on Thursday at the Consol Energy Center.

1 month ago

 James Taggart as James Bond with an Aston Martin.

Bond Soiree & Global Champagne Party held at Perle

Third annual Bond event raised funds for Animal Friends and Charity:Water.

1 month ago

 John Lydon and Susie Shipley.

Auberle celebrates a decade of changing lives at fundraiser

The fundraiser attracted 540 guests who enjoyed food, drinks and dancing to 20 of the city’s best musicians.

1 month ago

 Andreina Taylor and Jali Ramson.

Cafe Con Leche Pop-Up@Unblurred

A celebration of Latin cultures was in full force Friday at the former Quiet Storm site at 5430 Penn Ave. in Garfield.

1 month ago

 Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Heather Arnet and Teresa Younger. #MSCEOlisteningtour

Women and Girls Foundation hosts luncheon

Forty women from the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania came to hear speaker, Teresa Younger, at Mansions luncheon.

1 month ago

 Eileen and Jim Ross.

Post-Gazette hosts Top Workplace celebration

More than 300 people celebrated Wednesday evening at Heinz Field’s East Club Lounge.

1 month ago

 Sen. Michael Stack, center, takes a bow after being introduced by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Planned Parenthood hosts War on Women Art Exhibit

All proceeds benefitted Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates and PAC and their efforts in the 2014 midterm elections.

1 month ago

 William and Kim Roderick at the fundraiser for the nomadic children of Northern Kenya.

#SEEN Fall party round up

Benefits for Sisters Place, Kenya Christian Education Partnership, Women’s Mentorship and WearWoof held recently.

1 month ago

 Cindy Russell, Sarah McKean and Michelle Bartlett.

Animal Friends' Black Tie & Tails Gala

Gala raises $510,000 for the Ohio Township animal shelter.

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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Nov 19: Pittsburgh Social Exchange’s Executive Reception; at The Capital Grille; or call 412-265-2315
Nov 20: “Opening Night!” Movie Premiere Event of "The Hunger Games" to benefit Crohn’s & Colitis foundation of America; at AMC Loews Waterfront Theatre upper party area; 412-823-8272 or
Nov 21: Light Up Night; in Downtown Pittsburgh;
Nov. 22: Festival of Trees Fundraiser to benefit Hosana Industries; at Quality Gardens 409 PA Rt. 228 Valencia; free admission (donations accepted).
Nov 22: Iota Phi Foundation “Achievement Awards Dinner”; at Syria Center in Cheswick, Pa; 724-816-8808 or email
Nov 22: Child Health Association of Sewickley presents I Love Rock & Roll; Edgeworth Club 511 East Drive, Sewickley; or call 412-741-2593
Nov 23: Shadyside Splendor to support the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; at Mansions on Fifth; 412-392-3303 or
Nov 23: Fort Pitt Block House dedicates a time capsule to honor the 250th Anniversary; Senator John Heinz History Center;
Nov 28: Medallion Ball; at Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown;
Nov 29: Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents 7th annual Suite Life: A Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash; at Kelly Strayhorn Theater;


Dec 2: Women & Girls Foundation Holiday Celebration; Grand Concourse in Station Square; invite only.
Dec 3: Opening Celebration of Carnegie’s Trees 2014: Winter Wonders; Hall of Architecture at Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History; 412-622-3325 or
Dec. 4: New Voices Pittsburgh 10th Anniversary “Living Our Legacy”; at Andy Warhol Museum; for tickets or email
Dec. 5: Partners for Quality 5th Annual “Celebrate the Season” Holiday Party; At LeMont; 412-446-0702 or visit
Dec 5: 2014 Ronald H Brown Leadership Awards Gala; Westin Convention Center Downtown;
Dec. 6: Season of Giving Gala to benefit YMCA; Fairmont Hotel, Downtown; 412-227-3824
Dec 6: Seton-La Salle Catholic High School hosts 20th annual Green and Gold Gala; at Circuit Center; 412-561-3583 X 136
Dec 7: Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Presents 11th annual Reindeer Ball; at Westin Convention Center Downtown; for tickets
Dec 10: Hope Has a Celebration; at Heinz History Center; 412-604-8900 X 123
Dec 10: Hope Has a Celebration; at Heinz History Center; 412-604-8900 X 123
Dec 27:16th annual Western Pennsylvania’s All Service Academies Ball; Westin Downtown;


Partners for Quality 16th annual Heart of Caring; Embassy Suites Hotel at Pittsburgh Airport; 412-226-0702 or visit

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