A factory farm turkey at Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary, a rescue for farm animals founded by Karen Phillips.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Hope Haven Farm

Farm animals get a second chance at Hope Haven Farm, a sanctuary founded by veterinarian Karen Phillips.

2 days ago

 Dan and Bonnie Sandman with Sandy and Bill Lambert.

1879 Founders Dinner held at Heinz History Center

The Heinz History Center welcomed 150 patrons to the 1879 Founders Dinner as a way to show appreciation.

2 days ago

 Jessica Romano, Brett Diamond and Laura Saulson.

'Mockingjay' premiere raises funds for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Roughly 250 moviegoers eagerly awaited the special premiere of the highly anticipated blockbuster “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I.”

2 days ago

 Jabari Weatherspoon, Omega Man of the Year, with Krista Brassell.

Iota Phi Foundation hosts Achievement Awards Dinner

The evening welcomed 280 attendees gathered to recognize outstanding leaders in the community who are making a difference.

2 days ago

 Steve and Brenda Schlotterbeck check out a sun conure parrot held by Nikki Majeran.

Allegheny Land Trust hosts anniversary party at the National Aviary

More than 130 guests attended the “Come Fly with Me” event and mingled with feathered friends at the Aviary.

2 days ago

 Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony: Ali Sezer and Serif Ali Tekelan.


All around town, there were plenty of great events to enjoy.

2 days ago

 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.”

3 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,

3 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.

3 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

3 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.

3 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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



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 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. 1: Pittsburgh CLO’s 60th Anniversary Ball; at LeMont in Mt. Washington; or 412-721-1997
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. 3: 5th Annual Celebrate the Season Holiday Party for Partners for Quality; at LeMont; or call 412-446-0702
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 6: Off the Floor Pittsburgh; at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association in Oakland;
Dec 7: Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Presents 11th annual Reindeer Ball; at Westin Convention Center Downtown; for tickets
Dec. 7: Allegheny County Medical Society Alliance annual Holiday Champagne Brunch; at Edgewood Country Club; (412) 823-7300

Dec. 9: Cocktail Party and Book Launch of “Ten Fingers Touching” by Ellen A. Roth; at Omni William Penn Hotel; or 412-362-3363
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;
Dec. 31: Pittsburgh Opera’s New Year’s Event Celebration; at Carnegie Music Hall Oakland; or call 412-281-0912 X 225
Dec. 31: Secret Masquerade Society’s NYE Soiree; at The Smart House Mansion;


Jan. 8: 27th annual Cummerbund Society Meeting; at Duquesne Club; 412-882-9002
Jan. 10: Chatham Baroque’s 16th annual Twelfth Night Gala; at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Center; 412-687-1788 or


Partners for Quality 16th annual Heart of Caring; Embassy Suites Hotel at Pittsburgh Airport; 412-226-0702 or visit
Feb. 21: Autism Connection of PA Gala; at Phipps Conservatory; or 412-781-4116

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