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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week ago

 Julie Friedman of Shadyside pets a dog at the second night of the Black Tie & Tails gala at Animal Friends in Ohio Township.

Black Tie & Tails Gala raises funds for Animal Friends

More than 600 total attendees over two nights raise a record $603,000 for the no-kill shelter.

2 weeks ago

 Laura Ellsworth, left, and Ann Metzger.

13th annual Imani Gala held at the Wyndham Grand

More than 300 guests attended the event which raised funds for the Imani Christian Academy in East Hills.

2 weeks ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto with Andrew Butcher.

Arbor Aid benefit raises funds for Tree Pittsburgh

Trees are tops! More than 300 people attended a benefit to protect and restore Pittsburgh’s urban forest.

2 weeks ago

 Co-chairs Mary Louise  and Doug Fowkes.

Art on Fire event held at Pittsburgh Glass Center

Nearly 500 guests found their way to the American Eagle Outfitters headquarters on the South Side for this popular party.

2 weeks ago

 Brazilian photographer Angelica Dass, creator of the Humanae project, outside the August Wilson Center on Friday night.

Humanae/I AM AUGUST held at the August Wilson Center

Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center celebrates its rebirth with the highly anticipated Humanae/I AM AUGUST photography exhibit.

2 weeks ago

 Harold Hayes, Sheila Beasley and Brian Cook.

Pittsburgh Black Media Federation hosts fundraiser at Roland's Seafood Grill

The event raised money for the college scholarship fund for graduates of its Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop for teens.

2 weeks ago

 Brigitte and Christina Nguyen and Robin Nicholson.

Killer Heels preview event held at the Frick

The exhibit, “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe,” will be a shoe lover’s dream when it opens in June 2016 at the Frick.

2 weeks ago

 University of Pittsburgh Nrityamala Dance Troupe performs at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's "The Grand Marigold Gala 2015."

Grand Marigold Gala raises funds for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

The Grand Marigold Gala delighted partygoers with the South Asia theme, raising roughly $500,000 for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

3 weeks ago

 From left Sy Holzer, David and Vanessa Morehouse and Ramsey Lyons.

Hillman Cancer Center Gala held at Consol Energy Center

More than 820 guests helped raise an astonishing $6.8 million for cancer research in Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago

 From left, Roberto Enrique, Vera and Luis Clemente.

Hispanic Heritage Month Gala held at the Westin

The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s hosted the Hispanic Heritage Month Gala to celebrate Roberto Clemente Day.

3 weeks ago

 Honorary chairs Brian Edward and Rodney Burrell.

Hardhats & Heels raises funds for Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s Hardhats & Heels gala featured special guest actor Dan DeLuca.

3 weeks ago

 Jim Leyland with Barry Bonds.

2015 G.I.B.S.O.N. Awards & Negro League Gala held at the Wyndham Grand

Retired Major League baseball player Barry Bonds was honored Saturday night at the 2015 G.I.B.S.O.N Awards, Downtown.

3 weeks ago

 From left, Lauren Rauscher with Erika Johnson and Pierina Morelli.

Wigle Whiskey hosts Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse fundraiser

Partygoers enjoyed crafts (make your own fancy hat!), whiskey and great conversation.

3 weeks ago

 River Rocks!  Event co-chairs Amanda Carvelli, Maya Tuttle, Sarah Tuthill and Cameron Watters.


Check out even more events making Pittsburgh the place to be!

3 weeks ago

 Violinist Itzhak Perlman at the end of his performance, with Manfred Honeck, PSO Music Director at right, during the Cinema Serenade of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performing at Heinz Hall.

PSO’s Cinema Serenade hosts Itzhak Perlman

It was a full house on Saturday night as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra took to the stage to play with the legendary Itzhak Perlman.

4 weeks ago

 Waving the napkin at the beginning of Diner en Blanc in Gateway Plaza are Carolyn Coss, left foreground and, clockwise, Adam and Sara DePuglia and Laura Mullin.

#SEEN: Diner en Blanc in Downtown Pittsburgh

About 1,000 partygoers dressed all in white attended Pittsburgh’s first Diner en Blanc Downtown Friday night.

4 weeks ago

 Alice Waters and Mark Bittman.

Alice Waters honored at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden dinner

Rain couldn't stop the festivities at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden from Garden to Table event on Saturday evening.

4 weeks ago

 From left, Seth Corbin, Jan Glick and Kate Lambert.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters hosts bash at Allegheny County Airport Jet Hangar

More than 750 people attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh Fly Away Bash at the Allegheny County Airport Jet Hangar.

4 weeks ago

 From left, Hoddy Hanna, Alexandra Lang, 1, Mary Anne Hanna and Maryn Lang, 4.

Family House Polo match held at Hartwood Acres

The 32nd annual Family House Polo Match at Hartwood Acres, present by Fifth Third Bank, combined equestrian elegance with picnicking.

4 weeks ago

 Gala chair Melanie Crockard with her dog Jackson Stanley at Best Friends Ball on Saturday.

Best Friends Ball held at the Fairmont Pittsburgh

The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society calls its gala the Best Friends Ball because pets are some of the best friends anyone can have.

4 weeks ago

 Honorary chair interior designer Louis Talotta of Parke Interiors holds court during "Antiques Reimagined," at the Edgeworth Club, Sewickley.

Antiques Reimagined preview party held at the Edgeworth Club

The event, to benefit the Child Health Association of Sewickley, featured 26 dealers.

4 weeks ago

 City Theatre Backstage Block Party: Food trucks in front of City Theatre.

#SEENintheCity: Parties around town

Check out more amazing events happening around town!

4 weeks ago

 After exchange of rings, Brad Fusco and Ashley Fetcho Fusco look back at the attendees at their wedding.

#SEENWedding: Triumphant Love

More than 224 guests gathered at the Heinz History Center on Aug. 29 to celebrate the wedding of Ashley Fetcho and Brad Fusco.

1 month ago

 Christine Zaremski-Young, Jon Young and Josh Harrison.

Josh Harrison All-Star Dinner held at Eddie Merlot's

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison was the host with the most at his second annual All-Star Dinner, presented by Edgar Snyder & Associates.

1 month ago

 Richard Parsakian and Joy Sato.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts' 70th anniversary

It was a full house at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside, as more than 200 guests came out to support the organization

1 month ago

 African sunrise and Acacia trees.

#SEENPartyPreview: African Sunrise

Event to raise funds for Hekima Place in Kenya, a home for orphaned girls.

1 month ago

'Will you marry me?'

Brad Fusco proposed to Ashley Fetcho on Feb. 25, 2014, at Morton's Steak House, Downtown.

1 month ago

 Megan Gilson #SEENBestDressed.

Riverlife's #PoshPicnic held on the North Shore

This year’s event drew 950 partygoers, dressed to the nines.

1 month ago

 Dr. Hyagriv Simhan and Dr. Gabriella Gosman at Savor Pittsburgh.

10th annual Savor Pittsburgh raises funds for Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

It was party central at Stage AE on Thursday night as 1,400 partygoers came out to Savor Pittsburgh and raised $85,000.

1 month ago

 From left, Dotty Bechtol, Bill Crawford, Sally Wiggin and Carol Kinkela.

Carabella cocktail party raises funds for Alzheimer's research

More than 350 guests came out to support the event which raised $100,000 for Alzheimer’s research..

1 month ago

 Dara DeChellis and Armando Ocando of The Aruna Project.

#LetsMakeaSEEN: The Aruna Project

The Aruna Project takes on sexual exploitation of women and girls, a human rights issue found around the world.

1 month ago

 David Bush , left, and Tim McVay.

Sewickley event raises funds for Animal Advocates

Wilpin Hall event brought attention to Animal Advocates, an organization that helps four-legged friends find their forever homes.

1 month ago

 Rev. Andrew K. Newberry with honoree Ted Kerr and his wife.

Circle of Courage Awards held at the Doubletree Hotel Monroeville

The awards, presented by BCC Ministries, honored 24 people from the Pittsburgh region.

1 month ago

 Jonathan Plesset, left, and Brad Childs, co-founders of Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, with a vintage 1965 VW van at the Dog Days of Summer to benefit Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team.

Dog Days of Summer event raises funds for PAART

“Come Fly With Us,” a 1960s-style gala for the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, sends spirits soaring at Allegheny County Airport.

1 month ago

 Dancers with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre perform on a picture-perfect night at Hartwood Acres.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre performs at Hartwood Acres

The ballet performance attracted people from all over who stretched out under the stars to watch a memorable dance showcase.

1 month ago

 Susanne Cole, CEO of Pressley Ridge.

Ice Cream Fundae held at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Nearly 3,000 guests enjoyed the zoo while raising funds for Pressley Ridge.

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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Margaret "Maggie" Sites and Ryan Mitchell at the National Aviary's Night in the Tropics on July 11, 2015.

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


Oct 13: Pittsburgh Project’s 30th anniversary Roast of Saleem Ghrubril; at the Champions Club at Heinz Field, North Shore
Oct 14: The Magic of Mentoring; Heinz Field East Club Lounge
Oct 15: Pizzazz 20th anniversary preview party; Fox Chapel Golf Club; 310-977-1511 or
Oct 15: Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh to benefit Jamie’s Dream Team; at the LeMont in Mount Washington
Oct 15: PIZZAZZ: A Boutique Shopping Experience; Fox Chapel Golf Club
Oct 16: Rock Steelers Style 2015; Stage AE
Oct 16: Village Theater Company in Sewickley’s fundraiser featuring best selling author Adriana Trigiani; Edgeworth Club in Sewickley;
Oct 17: Pittsburgh Pays Tribute Gala; Heinz Field
Oct 17: Young Adults Cancer Support; McFadden’s, North Shore
Oct 17: A Night of 1,000 Andys; at the Andy Warhol Museum
Oct 17: Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts Gala; East End Cooperative Ministries;
Oct 17: “Wig Out” to support Cancer Caring Center; at McFadden’s North Shore
Oct 17: Episode 3: An Ode to the 90s; Refresh PGH at 5450 Penn Ave.;
Oct 17: 8th annual Hill of Hope Gala to support the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh; at Marriot City Center in Uptown;
Oct 18: Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh’s grand opening event; Squirrel Hill Plaza, 826 Hazelwood Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15217
Oct 21: 2015 Golden Anchor Gala; at LeMont on Mount Washington
Oct 21: 7th annual Senior Celebrating Champions; at Omni William Penn Hotel; 412-864-3521
Oct 22: STANDING FIRM 2015 Awards Luncheon; at the Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom
Oct 22: WHAT’s Up? to support WARD Home; at McCormick & Schmick’s Downtown;
Oct 22: Wines Under Glass: Flavors of the Continents; Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Oct 22: Standing Up for Standing Firm: The Business Case to End Partner Violence; Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown
Oct 22: MUM'S THE WORD (a fundraiser for medical use marijuana); Pittsburgh Winery, Strip District
Oct 23: Northside Common Ministries “Celebrate of Caring”; at the Grand Hall at the Priory; 412-323-1163 or
Oct 23: Woodlands Auxiliary’s 16th annual Butterfly Ball; at Fairmont Pittsburgh
Oct 23: Ohio Valley Hospital’s A Toast to the Community!; Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh Airport
Oct 23: DePaul School for Hearing and Speech’s 12th Annual Reach For the Stars Gala: Hollywood Edition!; Heinz Field East Club Lounge
Oct 24: 2nd annual Dia de los Muertos: Global Links Celebration of Life; Global Links Headquarters (Green Tree) 700 Trumbull Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Oct 24: Sampson Family Y 2015 YMCA $10K Dinner; at Westmoreland Country Club; or 724-327-4667
Oct 24: Change a Heart Oktoberfest Gala; Sts. John and Paul Parish, Cardinal DiNardo Center 2586 Wexford Bayne Rd., Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143
Oct 25: Pittsburgh Fashion Week Hall of Fame Luncheon; at the Omni William Penn, downtown
Oct 25: MGA Goes to the Dogs: 7th Annual Pooch Parade Benefits Myasthenia Gravis Association; South Park; 412-566-1545
Oct 27: Sports N’at; Carson City Saloon on the South Side
Oct 27: Face It: Health and Beauty Expo; J. Verno Studio
Oct 28: YJCF Fundraiser: Providing hope for the children of Haiti; Stage AE; 412-999-1489 or
Oct 28: An Evening wtih Dora E. McQuaid, poet, activist, speaker, teacher; at the Andrew Carnegie Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pa.
Oct 29: The Future of Frick; Frick Art & Historical Center; or 412-342-4069
Oct 29: Culture Club: Carnegie Museum of HORROR; at Carnegie Museum of Art
Oct 30: HEAVEN returns for one night only at the Renaissance Hotel


Nov 2: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction; at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown; 412-505-2200 or
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:
Nov 9: “Taller Latino”: Latinos in Tech & Media; AlphaLab 6024 Broad St. in East Liberty
Nov. 12: 24th annual YWCA’s Racial Justice Awards Luncheon; at Westin Hotel, Downtown; 412-255-1466 or Family Services of Western Pennsylvania’s Dream Again Gala & Silent Auction; Renaissance Hotel, Downtown
Nov 13: Hot Pink: Dessert First!; at Heinz Field Champions Club to support adagiohealth
Nov 14: High Energy Hoe-Down to support CCI (a non profit that supports responsible residential energy use); at the Pittsburgh Opera in the Strip
Nov 18: Garden Club of Oakmont Luncheon; at Oakmont Country Club; Culture Club: Mad Men & Martinis; at the Carnegie Museum of Art


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

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