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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

 Dan Ruffing.

Seen: Wesley Spectrum hosts sporting clay shoot

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

 Stacey Gault, Patrick Leonard and Shelia Gault.


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

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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

 Cherise and John Rossmiller with their son Sully.  #SEENInspiring

Cure SMA: Sully's Wish Gala

Event held at the Children’s Museum raises funds to find a cure for spinal muscular atrophy.

1 month ago

 Shannon McMinn and Erica Keith.

Autumn Night for Autism

Event raises funds for Wesley Spectrum which provides support for individuals with autism.

1 month ago

 Joan Campasano Hoover and Nancy Weiland.

Women on the Move hosts luncheon at LeMont

More than 230 guests came out to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society event,

1 month ago

 Dan Raeder, Chedlin Justinvil and Libby Johnston.

Yahve-Jire Children's Foundation fundraiser held at Stage AE

Patrons gathered to help build and sustain a school and orphanage in Haiti founded by Haitian architect Chedlin Justinvil.

1 month ago

 Maria McCalister. #SEENBestDressed

Art on Fire event celebrates Pittsburgh Glass Center

More than 450 guests attended the event held at American Eagle Outfitters at SouthSide Works.

1 month ago

 Deb Donley, Patti Dodge and Howard Shulberg at the From Garden to Table dinner.

SEEN Fall Party Round Up

Garden to Table dinner, Wine tasting, Bridesmaids Walk, teas and other events usher in the fall season.

1 month ago

 Rabbi James Gibson, John Robinson Block and Bishop David Zubik during the dedication ceremony for the Post-Gazette's new printing presses at Clinton Commerce Park.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette celebrates new printing presses

Community and business leaders, friends and colleagues journeyed to Clinton to celebrate the newspaper’s state-of-the-art printing presses.

1 month ago

 James and Lynn Murray-Coleman,

New Hazlett Theater presents Salon Noir

Partygoers enjoyed performances by local artists and the group Hammerstep.

1 month ago

 From left, Will Groves, J. Endress and Jason Carr.

Angel's Envy Bourbon Dinner

The night began with a bourbon and raspberry-pomegranate punch in Tender’s green room.

1 month ago

 Jesse McLean and Jackie Dixon.

Event raises funds for Every Child Inc.

Every Child provides opportunities for families to become self-sufficient and create safe and stable communities.

1 month ago

 Larry Davis, James Jackson and Tom VanKirk.

Friends of the Center reception

Event held at the home of Larry Davis, University of Pittsburgh dean of social work.

1 month ago

 Michael Bowersox and Carol Lennon.

Over the Edge event raises funds for cancer support center

Sixty brave people rappelled down the side of the building to support Our Clubhouse. Their fearlessness helped raise roughly $160,000.

1 month ago

 Kevin McMahon and Christopher Rawson.

One Sensational Gala for the Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Pittsburgh Musical Theater put on the ol’ razzle dazzle Friday to dedicate its new Gargaro Theater in honor of retiring founder Ken Gargaro.

1 month ago

 Lynn Bainbridgeand Edyce Rizzi at the Vision of Hope luncheon.

#SEEN Fall Party Round Up

Blind Vision of Hope luncheon; Frick Orientation Center opening and Spaghetti for breakfast are a few of the recent events.

1 month ago

 James and Susanne Wilkinson.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: For Your Eyes Only gala

The sold-out party grossed roughly $1.1 million for the symphony.

1 month ago

 Larry Wetmiller, left, and Joe Calloway with the still.

A rum-tasting event raises funds for Hopital Albert Schweitzer

Roughly 100 patrons came out to Maggie’s Farm in support of Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, raising more than $5,000.

1 month ago

 Nick Payiavlas and Brenda Waters.

Sunflowers, artistic pillows shine light on POWER benefit.

More than 300 guests attended the fundraising auction held at Perlora on the South Side.

1 month ago

 Janera Solomon, Carmen de Lavallade and Clyde Jones.

Private dinner with Carmen de Lavallade

Legendary dancer Carmen De Lavallade lights up Shadyside before “As I Remember It.”

1 month ago

 Elizabeth Wheatley, Julie Eisenhower and Joanne Ostergaard.

Fort Pitt Block House celebrates 250 years

History buffs gathered Downtown to celebrate the Fort Pitt Block House’s 250th anniversary Thursday at the nearby Wyndham Grand Hotel.

1 month ago

 Sally Davis and Lisa Zourelias.

Rooftop Shindig held atop Theatre Square parking garage

Like-minded people gathered to watch “The Big Lebowski,” drink White Russians, wear bathrobes in public and celebrate all things “Dude.”

1 month ago

 Mayor William Peduto  and Caitlin Lasky.

Phipps Conservatory hosts Garden to Plate Dinner

Roughly 130 guests gathered (and bucked the black tie) by showing up in their last-gasp-for-summer garden attire.

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


Oct 16: High Energy Hoe-Down to benefit Conservation Consultants Inc.; The Mayernik Center Route 279 North, Camp Horne Rd. Exit;
Oct 16: Oakland Catholic’s Leading Ladies Gala XI; Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh; 412-682-6797 or
Oct 16: Hertiage Community Initiatives 40th anniversary party; 820 Braddock Ave. 15104;
Oct 16: Amachi Pittsburgh Celebrates 10 Years; at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside; or 412-281-1288
Oct 17: Carnegie Library’s After Hours Fundraiser presents Cirque: A Fantastical Evening; Carnegie Library in Oakland; or call 412-622-6276
Oct 17: Frank Conrad Dedication Event; Community LIFE at 301 Meade St. in Wilkinsburg; 412-727-7855
Oct 17: Celebration of Caring to support the Northside Common Ministries food bank; at the Priory; 412-323-1163 or email
Oct 17: Pittsburgh Opera’s 60th Annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball; Omni William Penn Hotel Downtown; 412-281-0912 X 225 or email
Oct 17: St. Anthony’s School Programs Dinner Auction; East Club Lounge of Heinz Field; please call (724) 940-9020 ext. 104 or
Oct 18: Ohio Valley Hospital “A Toast to the Community”; at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh Airport;
Oct 18: Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts Every Voice! Benefit Concert; at Wallace Event Center at Hosanna House;
Oct 19: Steel Chef Challenge to benefit Community Liver Alliance; Wyndham Grand Hotel; or 412-501-3CLA
Oct 21: 2014 More Than a Meal Gala & Fundraiser for Light of Life; Heinz Field in Club West; 412-803-4138
Oct 21: Circle of Hope Gala; at Omni William Penn
Oct 22: RAW Pittsburgh presents Axis; Xtaza *formerly Club Zoo*; tickets at the door.
Oct 23: The Squirrel Hill Urban Coaliltion’s Celebrate Squirrel Hill Treasures; Pittsburgh Golf Club; 412-422-7666 or email
Oct 23: 6th Annual Celebrating Senior Champions; at Omni William Penn; or call 412-8864-3521
Oct 23: 35th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Corporate Roast, honoring Tom VanKirk; at Heinz History Center; for tickets: 412-204-1216 or Email:
Oct 23: Golden Anchor Gala; LeMont Restaurant; or call 412-366-1300
Oct 23: W.H.A.T.’s Up? for Ward Home at-risk teens; McCormick & Schmick’s Downtown 301 Fifth Ave. 15222; or 412-722-1404 X 236
Oct 24: Bone Bash Gala Carnival to support the Arthritis Foundation; 3030 Jane St. 15203; 412-250-3342
Oct 24: Jeans, Jewels and Jams! to benefit Cancer Caring Center; Left Field Meeting Space 116 Federal St. North Side; 412-622-1212 or
Oct 24: 9th Annual Pink Ribbon Round-Up; Four Points by Sheraton North in Cranberry; or call 412-638-9963
Oct 24: Reach for the Stars Gala; at Heinz Field West Club Lounge; or call 412-942-1012
Oct 25: Masquerade Gala to benefit Change of Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program; at Sts. John and Paul Parish 2586 Wexford Bayne Rd in Sewickley; or call 412-821-0861
Oct 25: Hoe Dance and Chili Cook Off for Environmental Education Youth Program; Fern Hollow Nature Center 1901 Glen Mitchell Road in Sewickley;
Oct 27: March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction; Westin Convention Center Downtown; 412-505-2200
Oct 27: Roast to benefit Animal Friends and Homeless Children’s Education Fund; at Rivers Casino; 412-760-4808 or email
Oct 29: The Frick Art & Historical Center’s Opening Celebration of Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal; at the Frick Art & Historical Center; 412-371-0600
Oct 29: YWCAs 23rd Annual Racial Justice Awards Luncheon; at Westin Hotel Downtown;
Oct 30: PICT Plays “Sweet Oblivious Antidote” to the typical Gala; J. Verno Studios; or call 412-561-6000
Oct 30: Wines Under Glass Gala; at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens;412-622-6915 X 3966


Nov 1: Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to support Global Links; 700 Trumbull Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205; / 412.361.3424 x203
Nov 1: 75th Anniversary for the Twenty Five Club of Magee Womens Hospital;
Nov 1: Pittsburgh Vegan Fall Festival; Unitarian Universalist Church of North Hills, 2359 W. Ingomar Road, 15237; admission is $3 and children under 12 enter free.
Nov 1: PEAL’s annual Inclusion Awards; at LeMont; or call 412-281-4404
Nov 4: Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Courage House Luncheon; at Heinz Field East Club Lounge; or call Loren at 412-766-9020 X 422
Nov 6: Women’s Health Conversations presented by Dr. Vonda Wright; at David Lawrence Convention Center Ballroom;
Nov 7: 7th Annual Hill of Hope Gala: Embracing Community Diversity; at Marriott City Center 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh 15219; or 412-315-0990
Nov 8: Red Shoe Ball presents Monte Carlo Night; at Westin Convention Center;
Nov 8: 16th Annual Cameos of Caring Awards Gala: A Celebration of Nursing; David L. Lawrence Convention Center;
Nov 10: 8th annual In the Pocket with Charlie Batch; at Latitude 360;
Nov 13: Ladies Hospital Aid Society presents Art in Autumn; Duquesne Club; Contact Dee Dee Troutman 412-648-6106 or
Nov 13: 2014 Go Red for Women Fashion Show; at Westin Convention Center Downtown; 412-208-3605 or email or go to
Nov 13: Eco Art Pgh: Sustainability Art Show presented by Senator Ferlo and Ziggy Sawdust; at the Pittsburgh opera;
Nov 13: Autism Speaks Chefs Create Benefit; at Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh;
Nov 14: Troy Polamalu’s Charitable Luau; Westin Convention Center;
Nov 15: 7th annual Hill of Hope Gala; Marriot city center; or 412-315-0994
Nov 20: “Opening Night!” Movie Premiere Event to benefit Crohn’s & Colitis foundation of America; at AMC Loews Waterfront Theatre upper party area; 412-823-8272 or
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


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: 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

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