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 Jim Garraux, Leo W. Gerard and Mario Longhi.

Red Cross Ball held at The Omni William Penn

More than 250 supporters attended the gala that raised funds for the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

5 days ago


 Art and Greta Rooney.

American Ireland Fund hosts event at Heinz Field Club East Lounge

This was the 39th anniversary of the Ireland Fund, which focuses on programs of peace, education, arts and culture throughout Ireland.

5 days ago


 Daryl Lucke, center, with her son John and his wife Elisa.

Glass gala raises funds for the Ward Home

Fired up for a good cause were the nearly 200 guests of Ward Home’s benefit “Picture This!”

5 days ago


 Allison Howard Yeske and Marvin S. Yu.

Shake Your Booties benefit bash held at Stage AE

Stage AE event raises funds for The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center.

5 days ago


 Courtney Cleavenger and Mark Klingman.

Carnegie Library hosts Oz-themed after-hours party

The Carnegie Library’s Oakland branch was lit up like the Emerald City for the annual Spring benefit After Hours Party, Yellow Book Road.

5 days ago


 From left, Dan Onorato and Tom Corbett.

PICT UnCommon Pleas

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre and the Arts & Law Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association presented “The Tempest.”

5 days ago


 Ann Hrabik, Daryl Lucke and Corie Turner.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Ward Home

Ward Home teaches life skills to young adults who are living on their own or in foster care.

1 week ago


 Lauren Morelli with Heather Arnet and Samira Wiley at a special event to raise money for local LGBTQ groups.

'Orange Is the New Black' event raises funds for the local LGBTQ community:

Lauren Morelli, writer and producer of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” makes a special appearance with actor Samira Wiley at Cruze Bar.

1 week ago


 Jennifer Cairns, and Rebecca Volk.

Sarah Heinz House hosts Steak & Burger Dinner

The steak dinners are for the kids,  burgers for the adults at annual Sarah Heinz House event.

1 week ago


 From left, the Pirates Parrot, Lucas Sumney, 12, (front), Rod Salka (back) with Wes Lyons.

11th annual Muscle Team event

The Muscular Dystrophy Association held its fundraiser at Heinz Field on Wednesday with the help of local celebrities and community leaders.

1 week ago


 Jo Ellen Parker and Dennis Bateman.

H2Oh! VIP reception raises awareness and support for Pittsburgh's rivers and wildlife

Partygoers could interact with the new water-themed exhibit, or get up close with a corn snake at Carnegie Science Center event.

1 week ago


 From left, Isaac Mattson, Blake Buckel, 6, Sidney Kushner and Matthew Johnson.

Event at Clear Story Studios raises funds for CCChampions

Every child cancer patient in CCChampions received an award for inspiring others with their bravery during their cancer journeys.

1 week ago


 Joel Le Gall dances with Karla Boos.

Quantum's Q Ball held at the Energy Innovation Center

Party like it’s 1929: The bar was set high for the Q Ball after last year’s mesmerizing event, and this year’s did not disappoint.

2 weeks ago


 Kelly and Nic Kennedy. #SEENChairs.

History Uncorked event held at The Heinz History Center

The Heinz History Center welcomed roughly 2,000 partygoers (one of its most popular events ever) to be a part of this year’s 1940s’ theme.

2 weeks ago


 Christy Kobus, left and her sister, Diana Kobus.

CLO Ambassadors' Gala held at the Duquesne Club

The CLO Ambassadors’ 18th annual Wine Tasting raised roughly $100,000 on Friday night.

2 weeks ago


 Joan Stewart, Jan Shoop and Diana Thompson, event chairs.

Oakmont Country Club hosts Antiques Show

Jewelry, silver, furniture and paintings were among the items that surrounded more than 150 guests during the preview party for the 11th

2 weeks ago


 Traci and Brian Lamfrom. #SEENChairs.

Jewish Community Center event raises funds for center programs

The 11th annual “Hidden Gems of the JCC” was an elaborately staged “Raiders of the Lost Ark” meets Dr. Livingston kind of bash.

2 weeks ago


 Honorees Dr. Mark A. Goodman, Mary Markle and Dr. William H. Markle.

Social events about the town

Medical Society hosts Community Awards; Bash at the Bank held at Dollar Bank.

2 weeks ago


 Sara Bauknecht, Gregory Sgro and Natalie Bencivenga.

'Setting the Seen' celebrates first anniversary

“Setting the Seen” marks its anniversary with an interactive taping at Downtown Pittsburgh hot spot Hotel Monaco.

3 weeks ago


 Otto Chu and Eric Shiner.

Yale Club hosts alumni at Warhol Museum event

More than 100 Yale alumni gathered at The Warhol for a private tour of the Corita Kent exhibit.

3 weeks ago


 Vasso Paliouras, left, and Constance Zotis.

Lending Hearts Gala held at the LeMont

On Thursday, the third annual Lending Hearts Gala raised more than $60,000 to support children with cancer.

3 weeks ago


 Ellen and Greg Jordan.

Wyndham Grand hosts the Heart Ball

More than 700 guests attended the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball raising more than $1.2 million dollars for the charity.

3 weeks ago


 Katie "Peachie" Wimbush-Polk, mother of Wiz Khalifa, blows out birthday cake candles, as her husband Richard Polk watches.

Wiz Khalifa is a no-show at mom's birthday party

Rapper Wiz Khalifa threw a birthday party for his mother Katie “Peachie” Wimbush-Polk, at Heinz History Center, but got stuck out of town.

3 weeks ago


 Erica Mendez, Navin Bhambhwani and Chanice Lazarre.

Pittsburgh Film Office hosts Oscar fundraiser gala at Heinz Field

Time to celebrate the Oscars with the Pittsburgh Film Office’s Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield “Lights! Glamour! Action!”

1 month ago


 Steve and MJ Crane.

Phipps hosts gala that benefits Autism Connection

Nearly 200 guests enjoyed an evening at Phipps while raising funds for Autism.

1 month ago


 From left, Sam Pollard, Mayor Bill Peduto, Constanza Romero, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Azula Wilson, Michael Kantor, Darryl Ford Williams, Phylicia Rashad and Kathryn Bostic.

Wilson documentary premieres at August Wilson Center

Guests were treated to a 36-minute preview of the 90-minute film, which documented not only August Wilson’s life, but his legacy.

1 month ago


 Lion Dance by members of the Tzu-Chi Academy Pittsburgh.

Lunar New Year Celebration held at Syria Shrine

Lunar New Year Celebration hosted by the Organization of Chinese Americans.

1 month ago


 David Malone, this year's king, hugs Cindy Shapira as David Shapira watches. The Shapiras were last year's king and queen.

Mardi Gras Gala held at the Westin Convention Center Hotel

Roughly 700 guests attended the Mardi Gras Gala, which raised funds for the Epilepsy Foundation.

1 month ago


 Richard and Cary Reed.

'Masterwork of Early Photography' exhibit opens at the Frick

More than 225 guests roamed the Frick galleries during “Masterwork of Early Photography” opening gala.

1 month ago


 Sportsman of the Year Antonio Brown with his girlfriend Chelsie Kyriss, children Antonio Jr., 7, Antanyiah, 6, Autonomy, 10 months, brother Des Brown and Jillian Rossi at the 79th Annual Dapper Dan Awards  at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Dapper Dan Dinner & Sport Auction held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

79th annual Dapper Dan dinner puts limelight on local sports stars.

1 month ago


 Tori Yoos and Laura Mabon. #SEENChairs.

Sweet Gesture Gala raises funds for Family Life Fund

The Duquesne Club played host to the “Sweet Gesture Gala.”

1 month ago


 Josh Varnado, Margaret Wood and Kent Schmor.

Red Light Soiree held at Uptown Rooftop Bar

Red Light Soiree raises funds for the Red Light Fund and the American Heart Association.

1 month ago


 Honorees Beverlynn and Steven Elliott.

'It Takes Two' event benefits River City Brass

The benefit, held at the Fairmont Pittsburgh, featured a live and silent auction, dinner and dancing for the more than 200 guests.

1 month ago


 Christy and Joey Porter arrive in a Ferrari.

The Pittsburgh International Auto Show is host to Red CARpet charity premiere

More than 900 car enthusiasts braved the cold to see the newest and hottest cars on the market at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

1 month ago


 Albert Stiehl and Terry Gibson serve up some brews at the East End Brewing Company's Crafts & Drafts Valentines Artist Market.

East End Brewing hosts artists market event

It was a “hoppy” day for about 600 partygoers who waited for samples of the new East End Brewing Co.’s chocolate-covered-cherry stout beer.

1 month ago


 Raspberries float in champagne at the Oscar party last year.

Pittsburgh Film Office hosts Oscar Night Fundraiser

Doors open at 6 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and 7:30 p.m. for gala-level tickets on Sunday, Feb. 22, at Heinz Field Club East Lounge

1 month ago


 Laura Stephany and JoAnn Cyganovich.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Sojourner House

Sojourner House in East Liberty is dedicated to helping women achieve sobriety and increase self-sufficiency.

1 month ago


 Ramsey Lyons in "Black Tie Optional" Nov. 1, 2014, A Point in Time Ball for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

What to wear, deciphering dress codes

There are more choices than ever when it comes to selecting partywear for spring events, soirees.

1 month ago


 Bill and Vivian Benter with Janera Solomon and Jeremy Resnick.

Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s World Stage Fund Party

Manuel and Debra Reich’s Squirrel Hill home was party central as guests came to support the Kelly Strayhorn’s World Stage Fund.

1 month ago


 The panel for the Pittsburgh  Global Shapers' Shaping Davos Event.

Pittsburgh Global Shapers connects with World Economic Forum in Davos

Pittsburgh was the only North American city selected to share its story of innovation at the global event, via live-streaming.

1 month ago


 Philadelphia's Beatlemania Now.

Beatlemania fundraiser held at Heinz Field

Beatlemania descended upon Heinz Field on Jan. 25 to raise funds for the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute’s Cancer Care.

1 month ago


 Jackie Abel-Stavropoulos and Jay Poliziani.

Food Pantry Brunch Challenge held at New Hazlett Theater

Northside Commom Ministries challenged 10 local chefs to whip up delectable dishes using items found only in the food pantry.

1 month ago


 Christy Uffelman, Jennifer Susco, and Hayley Haldeman.

United Way eXchange held at Kelly Strayhorn

The evening helped inspire and connect roughly 125 young professionals in Pittsburgh who give back to their community.

1 month ago


 Rachel and William Pazman, with his donated painting, "Elvis Presley."

Shady Lane School hosts fund raiser at the Mine Factory

Shady Lane School held its annual scholarship benefit featuring a silent auction and raffle Saturday night.

1 month ago


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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.

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MARCH

Mar 17: The American Ireland Fund Dinner; Heinz Field East Club Lounge; www.theirelandfund.org or call 412-207-0760
Mar 19: PICT UnCommon Pleas; at the Duquesne Club; www.picttheatre.org/event/pict-uncommon-pleas/
Mar. 20: After Hours @ the Library; Carnegie Library of Oakland; www.carnegielibrary.org/events/
Mar 20: Family Guidance annual Spring Gala starring Broadway’s Ivan Rutherford; Fairmont Hotel, downtown; familyguidance.net/news-events/special-events/gala-registration/
Mar 21: Shake Your Booties, The Children’s Home!; Stage AE; www.childrenshomepgh.org/shake-your-booties-2015
Mar 21: Picture This! presented by Ward Home; at the Pittsburgh Glass Center (5472 Penn Ave.); www.wardhome.org
Mar 21: Achieva’s Pittsburgh Promenade; at Westin Convention Center; www.achieva.info
Mar 21: Red Cross Ball; Omni William Penn; www.redcross.org/pa/pittsburgh/news-events/events
Mar 21: Out of Hand to support Contemporary Craft; at 2100 Smallman Street, 15222; www.contemporarycraft.org or call 412-261-7003
Mar 21: Hekima Place 10th anniversary fundraising event; Clemente Museum; www.hekimaplace.org
Mar 21: Wesley Spectrum’s 15th annual Spring Gala; at the Fairmont Pittsburgh; https://www.facebook.com/events/430594640428392/
Mar 21: Tula Organic Salon’s “Trading Post and Trunk Show” celebrates local female entrepreneurs; at 2629 Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill; www.tulaorganic.com
Mar 22: Literacy Council hosts 8th annual Trivia Bowl; St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Hall in Oakland; gplc.org/trivia or call 412-393-7633
Mar 25: Great Futures Gala to support the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pa.; Gateway Clipper Fleet; http://www.bgcwpa.org/kissapig/
Mar 25: Queen Ester’s Cabaret: A Masquerade for Purim; at Rodef Shalom Congregation;
Mar. 26: 29th annual Pittsburgh AIDS Taskforce Benefit; at J. Verno Studios; www.patf.org/
Mar 26-29: Pittsburgh Humanities Festival; at the Cultural District; www.trustarts.org/smarttalk or 412-456-6666
Mar 27/28: Farm to Table Conference returns with “Cook at Home” theme; at David L. Lawrence Convention Center; www.farmtotablepa.com/conference
March 28: Comedy Show Benefits Myasthenia Gravis Association; Morningside VFW Banquet Hall; (412) 566-1545
Mar 28: Best of Chefs competition at Glass Slipper Ball; DoubleTree by Hilton; www.glassslipperball.com or 724-935-6100
Mar 28: Dreams of Hope presents Absolute Motown annual fundraiser and auction; Rodef Shalom Synagogue – 4905 Fifth Avenue – Pittsburgh, PA 15213; www.dreamsofhope.org
Mar 28: Family House hosts annual Gifting Gala; at the Omni William Penn, Downtown; www.familyhouse.org/events/gala/
Mar 28: Champions of Learning Awards Dinner; at the Pittsburgh Marriott Center; www.theconsortiumforpubliceducation.org/pdfs/championsfebpromo.pdf
Mar 30: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Inaugural Arts & Drafts; at the Cabaret at Theater Square; $25 at the door.


APRIL

Apr 4: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life; at The Rivers Club, downtown;TheGatheringPgh@gmail.com or 724-205-9376
Apr 9: Fashion for the Wild; at the Pittsburgh Zoo; 412-365-2538; www.pittsburghzoo.org
Apr 9: Phipps hosts Glasshouse Happy Hour for Young Professionals; at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens; www.phipps.conservatory.org or 412-622-6915
Apr 11: 1st Annual Passavant Memorial Homes Benefit Bash at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille at 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale PA 15086; (412) 820-1015 x521
Apr 12: Bags, Bellinis and Brunch! to support Satchels of Caring; at Herberman Conference Center at UPMC Shadyside; www.satchelsofcaring.org
Apr 14: “The Great Debate”: The first ever 74% fundraiser on Equal Pay Day; at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland; website here.
Apr 16: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 45th anniversary Season Finale Gala; at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts; www.pbt.org/events/45th-season-finale-gala
April 16: An Affair to Care to benefit Family Resources; at 1425 Forbes Ave.; www.familyresourcesofpa.org
Apr. 16: The Art Rooney Award Dinner and Auction; at Westin Convention Center; www.artrooneyaward.com
Apr 16: JFilm Festival Opening Night; at Manor Theatre and reception following at JCC-Katz Theatre; or 412-992-5203 www.JFilmPgh.org
Apr 17: Familylinks presents John Pizzarelli at Just Jazz III; The Twentieth Century Club; www.familylinks.org
Apr 18: JDRF’s Rainbow Gala; Westin Convention Center; https://jdrf-westernpa.ejoinme.org/RainbowGala2015
Apr 18: Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s Denim & Diamonds; at Greensburg Country Club; 724-837-1850
Apr 18: 4th annual Cooking for a Cure; Sewickley Heights Golf Club; bcthaw@aol.com /a> or 412-849-3850
Apr 18: Hops for Hearth; at Bigelow Conference & Reception Center 4338 Bigelow Blvd. 15213;
http://www.hearth-bp.org/hopsforhearth.htm
Apr 18: The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Denim and Diamonds Event; at Greensburg Country Club; 724-837-1850 or www.westmorelandsymphony.org
Apr 19: Friendship Circle’s 9th annual Friends All Around fundraiser; at Westin Convention Center, Downtown; info@fcpgh.org or www.fcpgh.org or 412-224-4440
Apr 19: 2014-15 Waldman International Awards and Recognition event; at the Andy Warhol Museum; www.eventbrite.com/e/waldman-international-awards-and-recognition-event-tickets-15622739033
Apr 20: Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park’s annual benefit dinner party; Piccolo Forno in Lawrenceville; www.pittsburghshakespeare.org
Apr. 23: The Cancer Caring Center’s Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Roll Legends Awards; Hard Rock Cafe, Station Square; www.cancercaring.org or call 412-622-1212.
Apr 23: “An Evening with Roz Chast” to support Family Hospice and Palliative Care; at Rodef Shalom in Oakland; www.familyhospicepa.org/
Apr 25: Let Them Eat Cake; at the Pittsburgh Opera; http://midwifecenter.org
Apr 25: A Deco Affair: Puttin’ on the Ritz; at Twentieth Century Club, Oakland; www.otsummerfest.org/gala or 412-621-1499
Apr 28: Outreach Teen & Family Services “Night at the Speakeasy”; at Sienna Mercato, Downtown; www.outreachteen.org or 412-561-5405


MAY

May 1: Women’s Center & Shelter 40th anniversary Celebrating Survivors event; J. Verno Studios, Southside; www.wcspittsburgh.org/CelebratingSurvivors
May 2: PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s 17th annual Spring Hat Luncheon; at Riverview Park on the North Side; ssmith@pittsburghparks.org or 412-682-7725 X 205
May 8: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s 7th annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon; at Fairmont Pittsburgh; 412-823-8272
May 28: “At First Glance” to support the 104th annual Exhibition of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh; at Hotel Monaco; aap@aapgh.org
May 21: YWCA’s 33rd annual Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon; Westin Hotel, Downtown; www.ywcapgh.org/

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