From left, Scott McCauley, Betsy Fisk, Stuart Fisk and Chuck Christen.

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force hosts benefit at J. Verno Studios

More than 350 partygoers attended the event raising more than $153,000 for research and support for those with HIV.

about 22 hours ago

 Lauren and Chris Miladinovich kiss their pet pig Nola.

Great Futures Gala held on the Gateway Clipper

More than 200 guests attended the The Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania fundraiser and raised about $66,000 for the organization.

about 22 hours ago

 Bethany and Salvatore Corrado,  she is wearing Nicole Miller. #SEENBestDressedCouple

Family House Gifting Gala held at the Omni William Penn

More than 300 partygoers attended the benefit which raised $161,00 for Family House.

about 22 hours ago

 Kneeling:  ShaQjuan Tyler and standing from left to right:  Antoinette Weir, Matt Muschick, Rowan Sileo, Alexius Celia and Judith Avers (music supervisor).

Dreams of Hope hosts benefit at Rodef Shalom

“Absolutely Motown” themed event raised funds for Dreams of Hope, an art focused group for LGBTQA youth

about 22 hours ago

 From left, Liz Kanche, Colleen Ward and Erin Hart.

Farm to Table Food Tasting held at David L. Lawrence Convention Center

More than 450 guests whet their palates at the Farm to Table Tasting event Friday night.

about 22 hours ago

 Bowl With the Bus: Jerome Bettis takes to the the bowling lanes.


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about 22 hours ago

 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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!”

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.”

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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



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.


Mar 31: Celebrate & Share: Women’s Voices...Hear Them Speak!; at Rivers Club, Oxford Centre, Downtown; 412-480-5247 or


Apr 1: Open in Allentown; Warrington Ave. business district;
Apr 2: RAW Pittsburgh presents 40+ artist showcase; at Mr. Smalls;
Apr 4: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life; at The Rivers Club, downtown; or 724-205-9376
Apr 6: B-PEP Jazz Celebration; at Bridges in the Wyndham in Oakland;
Apr 9: Fashion for the Wild; at the Pittsburgh Zoo; 412-365-2538;
Apr 9: Phipps hosts Glasshouse Happy Hour for Young Professionals; at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens; or 412-622-6915
Apr 9: Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh’s Opening Soiree; at Hotel Monaco, Downtown;
Apr 10: St. Philip School’s 100th Birthday Bash; at the Grand Hall at the Priory;
Apr 11: The Dirty Ball; 415 Bingham Street, Southside
Apr 11: Packed Panda Fundraiser provides scholarships to students in need; at Uptown Rooftop Bar Pittsburgh;
Apr 11: Pittsburgh’s 2nd Annual Roaring 20s Champagne Soiree; at Uptown Rooftop Lounge;
Apr 11: Market Square becomes the Artists’ Studio; Market Square, Downtown; 412-391-2060 X 237
Apr 11: Roaring 20s Champagne Soiree; at Uptown Rooftop Bar;
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;
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;
April 16: An Affair to Care to benefit Family Resources; at 1425 Forbes Ave.;
Apr. 16: The Art Rooney Award Dinner and Auction; at Westin Convention Center;
Apr 16: JFilm Festival Opening Night; at Manor Theatre and reception following at JCC-Katz Theatre; or 412-992-5203
Apr 16: POWER Promises: A Night of Hope; at Rodef Shalom, Shadyside; 412-243-7535 X 223 or
Apr 17: Familylinks presents John Pizzarelli at Just Jazz III; The Twentieth Century Club;
Apr 18: JDRF’s Rainbow Gala; Westin Convention Center;
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; /a> or 412-849-3850
Apr 18: Hops for Hearth; at Bigelow Conference & Reception Center 4338 Bigelow Blvd. 15213;
Apr 18: The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Denim and Diamonds Event; at Greensburg Country Club; 724-837-1850 or
Apr 18: The Pittsburgh Concert Society annual Dinner Gala; at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association;
Apr 19: Friendship Circle’s 9th annual Friends All Around fundraiser; at Westin Convention Center, Downtown; or or 412-224-4440
Apr 19: 2014-15 Waldman International Awards and Recognition event; at the Andy Warhol Museum;
Apr 20: Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park’s annual benefit dinner party; Piccolo Forno in Lawrenceville;
Apr 22: Earth Day’s Hotel Monaco Pre-Party; at Hotel Monaco, Downtown;
Apr 22: Earth Day’s Sustainability Soiree; at the Fairmont, Downtown;
Apr 23: 17th annual FAME Luncheon; Duquesne Club; or 412-363-5535
Apr. 23: The Cancer Caring Center’s Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Roll Legends Awards; Hard Rock Cafe, Station Square; or call 412-622-1212.
Apr 23: “An Evening with Roz Chast” to support Family Hospice and Palliative Care; at Rodef Shalom in Oakland;
Apr 23: Phipps Tropical Forest Congo Premiere Party; at Phipps Conservatory; or 412-651-5281
Apr 24: CASA of Westmoreland County Leadership Breakfast; Word of Life Ministries Dining Hall in Greensburg;
Apr 25: SAMA hosts 4th annual Night of Distinction Dinner; Loretto Museum; 814-472-3920
Apr 25: Let Them Eat Cake; at the Pittsburgh Opera;
Apr 25: A Deco Affair: Puttin’ on the Ritz; at Twentieth Century Club, Oakland; or 412-621-1499
Apr 28: Outreach Teen & Family Services “Night at the Speakeasy”; at Sienna Mercato, Downtown; or 412-561-5405
Apr 29: The DePaul School of Young Professionals presents Mustaches and Microbrews; at the Pittsburgh Opera; 412-924-1012 or
Apr 30: The Challenge Program Inc.’s Crystal Owl Gala; at Carnegie Music Hall;


May 1: Women’s Center & Shelter 40th anniversary Celebrating Survivors event; J. Verno Studios, Southside;
May 2: PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s 17th annual Spring Hat Luncheon; at Riverview Park on the North Side; or 412-682-7725 X 205
May 2: That’s Entertainment! to Support Pittsburgh Public Theater; at Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel;
May 8: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s 7th annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon; at Fairmont Pittsburgh; 412-823-8272
May 16: Monongahela Valley Hospital’s 27th annual Gala: A Night at the Museum; Westin Convention Center Grand Ballroom; or 724-258-1657
May 28: “At First Glance” to support the 104th annual Exhibition of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh; at Hotel Monaco;
May 21: YWCA’s 33rd annual Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon; Westin Hotel, Downtown;
May 29: Pups with a Purpose: Black and White Bash; Heinz History Center;


June 5: 2015 Great Night Gala; Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh; 412-322-5058 X 284
June 6: GridIron Gold to honor Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks born in western PA; at Wyndham Grand Hotel, Downtown;
June 6: The Woodlands inaugural Block Party; at the Woodlands 134 Shenot Rd, Wexford PA 15090;
June 13: The Machester Craftsmen Guild’s Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration; Heinz Hall;
June 19-21: 5th annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival; Pittsburgh Cultural District;

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