Christine Filipowski of Green Tree, left, and Annette Yayla of Moon Township, at Tako.

#SEENHotSpot: Tako

SEEN checks out downtown’s newest hotspot, Tako.

1 day ago

 Derek Weber and Darcy Kucenic during the Regatta VIP party held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown..

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta VIP Party

You gotta Regatta! Check out the VIP party celebrating Pittsburgh’s Fourth of July weekend.

1 day ago

 Ja-Neen Jones, Nikki Kazarick and Jacqueline Wilson.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Three Rivers Adoption Council

The Three Rivers Adoption Council, located Downtown, emphasizes placements for African-American children and those with special needs.

1 day ago


#SEENSocialTrends: Send the Perfect Invite

Just a few small adjustments can make your ordinary invite...extraordinary!

1 day ago

 From left, Joseph A. Massaro, III, Linda Massaro, Carol Massaro, David Massaro and Stephen Massaro.

Seen around town

Massaro Research Fund Dinner held at LeMont.

1 day ago

Setting the SEEN: Behind the scenes at EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

The PG’s Natalie Bencivenga and Sara Bauknecht preview the Ferris wheel, sand sculpture and more at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta!

4 days ago

 First dance at the wedding of Rich Kolesar and Ashley Thurby Kolesar at the reception at Nemacolin Woodlands Resorts.

Wedding in the Woodlands

It was a sweet day for a sweet couple -- Rich Kolesar and Ashley Thurby of Uniontown.

1 week ago

 Karen Plavan and Tim Grealish.

Recovery Rocks concert supports CLEAR

The plan to party outside was rained out Thursday night but that didn’t dampen the spirits of nearly 300 guests.

1 week ago

 Baron Batch paints a large installation piece at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

#DontForgetToWrite installation finds home at Pittsburgh International Airport

Artist Baron Batch’'s love for Western Pennsylvania takes off at the airport with new installation piece, on display through July.

1 week ago

 Performers Hannah du Plessis and Mary C. Parker.

Pittsburgh’s first ever Comedy Open House filled with laughter

Pittsburgh Comedy Festival’s first comedy open house has them rolling in the aisles at Wigle Whiskey's Barrelhouse.

1 week ago

Setting the SEEN: Bring your appetite to Market St. Grocery

This week on "Setting the SEEN," SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht do some grocery shopping -- with a twist!

1 week ago

 Carol Massaro, Jarrod Shupp, and Brianna Glaser.

Diamonds and Denim event raises funds for Children's Hospital

A gorgeous crowd of roughly 400 partygoers braved the wet weather to escape under the glowing tent in Downtown’s Market Square on Saturday.

2 weeks ago

 Hayley Haldeman dressed as a matador.

18th annual Urban Garden Party held at Mattress Factory

Mystery and a little bit of magic filled the Mattress Factory on Friday night as more than 1,200 attendees celebrated.

2 weeks ago

 From left, LaTonia Edwards, Dianne Lemon, Jaylee Lemon and Tam Scott.

'The Compilation' mixer inspired by fashion and art

Thursday night at fieldwork contemporary gallery in Garfield, an intimate group gathered for a sneak peek of “The Compilation” fashion show.

2 weeks ago

 Marty Ashby and actress/singer Gloria Reuben.

Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration makes music at Heinz Hall

More than 300 attended the gala reception and concert to support MCG Jazz (Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz program).

2 weeks ago

 Saleem Ghubril and Jahmiah Giullory.

A+ Schools 'Changemakers Celebration' held at Consol Energy Center

Nearly 300 guests attended the celebration that honors contributions by parents, teachers and community leaders.

2 weeks ago

 NPF Courage for a Cure Gala: Compassionate Care awardees Susan Rushlander and Susan Spitznagel.


So many great things happening in Pittsburgh...check out even more events from over the weekend!

2 weeks ago

 Jesse Ryan and Richard Parsakian at Pittsburgh Pride in the Street

Pittsburgh Pride & Roots Pride Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pride became politicized this year as groups broke off to protest Delta’s Pride in the Streets on Saturday night.

3 weeks ago

 Anna Ciaccio #SEENBestDressed at the Renaissance Hotel's 20 year anniversary celebration at the recreated "Heaven," disco.

Heaven Reopens for One Night Only

Heaven came back to the Renaissance Hotel, Downtown, to relive the disco era and raise money for  the Community Liver Alliance.

3 weeks ago

 Veronica Corpuz, left, Bob Oeler and Jill Brodbeck

Dollar Bank presents Three Rivers Arts Festival’s PSO Concert Reception

Three Rivers Arts Festival’s reception prior to the Pittsburgh Symphony and Pittsburgh Opera concert, part of 10 days of free music.

3 weeks ago

 Dr. Sharon Cowden, Lind Charapp and Janette Poppenberg

Susan G. Komen 'A Celebration of the Promise'

The sixth annual Susan G. Komen “A Celebration of the Promise” drew 130 guests to the LeMont restaurant

3 weeks ago

 Kyle Gracey with Rich Fitzgerald and Erin Belitskus

2015 Progressive Pittsburgh Launch Party

New Leaders Council 2015 and first  fellows celebrated finishing their training program at Wigle Whisky Barrelhouse.

3 weeks ago

 A Night in the Woods co-chairs Patty Casey and Amanda Schaffer


So many great things happening in Pittsburgh...check out even more events from over the weekend!

3 weeks ago

 Cloerinda Ford with son, Billy Porter.

CLO's 60th annual Guild Ball

More than 200 people attended the CLO Guild Ball with special guest Billy Porter.

4 weeks ago

 Tara Sherry Torres, founder of Cafe Con Leche  and Bamby Salcedo, the president of TransLatin@ Coalition, during the Orgullo Latino Pride event at Bricolage.

Pittsburgh's 1st Latin@ Pride: Orgullo

Event allows LTIN LGBTQIA individuals to be able to tell their stories in order to create more understanding among all

4 weeks ago

 From left, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Namath, Jim Kelly, Joe Montana and Dan Marino.

Gridiron Gold: Hall of Fame quarterbacks honored at event

The Wyndham Grand played host to Jim Kelly, Joe Namath, Joe Montana and Dan Marino.

4 weeks ago

 Ayana Ledford, left, Janera Solomon and Lara Shipkovitz.

Full Bloom Summer Dance Party held at Kelly Strayhorn

Event raises funds for Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

4 weeks ago

 Jane Werner and Bob Rutkowski.

The Great Night Gala 2015

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh welcomed close to 400 guests on a balmy Friday night on the North Side.

4 weeks ago

 Jeff Leonard and Rebecca Whitlinger.

10th annual Jeans, Jewels & Jazz held at the Left Field Meeting Space

More than 125 guests attended the event which raised funds for The Cancer Caring Center,

4 weeks ago

 From left, Dolores Warwick, Laura Kronk and Debbie Henzes.

LHAS’s hosts Pups with a Purpose

The Ladies Hospital Aid Society event at Heinz History Center raises funds for service animals.

1 month ago

 Jack and Ellen Kessler.

Planned Parenthood hosts spring fundraising gala

Event held at the home of Jack and Ellen Kessler on Saturday night.

1 month ago

 David Bush and Tim McVay.

AAP's At First Glance held at the Hotel Monaco

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh celebrated 104 years of the annual exhibition.

1 month ago

 Barbara Baker and Thomas Hildebrandt.

Zoo hosts Conservation Legacy Award Dinner

The event brought  awareness to the partnership between the Pittsburgh Zoo and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in

1 month ago

 Benny Benack III, left, and his father Benny Benack, Jr. play with the Benny Benack Band at Phipps' Jazz in the Garden.

Phipps' Jazz in the Garden a success

More than 490 guests enjoyed the Benny Benack Band at the sold-out event.

1 month ago

 In Bed by Ten Dance Party: Lisa Cairns Krowinski of Brookline hits the dance floor.


Check out more great things happening in the city!

1 month ago

 Hayley Haldermanand Sam Hornak.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Summer of Learn and Earn

Remember your first summer job? The city is teaming up with various organizations to provide 2,000 low-income students a paid internship.

1 month ago

 Jack Brice, Karla Boos and Kate Freed.

Quantum Theatre Celebrates 25 Years

Quantum Theatre’s Karla Boos unveiled plans for the 25th anniversary season by inviting friends and supporters the Union Trust Building.

1 month ago

 Ayisha Morgan-Lee, Doris Brevard and Magdeline Jensen.

YWCA's 33rd annual Tribute to Women held at the Westin

The seven women honored this year embody the values of the YWCA in all that they do within their respective fields.

1 month ago

 CCChampions founder Sidney Kushner.

#ItsGoodtoGive: Sidney Kushner

Young Pittsburgh man puts medical school on hold to make a difference in the lives of children who have cancer.

1 month ago

 From left, Judy and Michael Cheteyan, June Yonas and Laura Kronk.

City Theatre’s 40th Birthday Bash held at Heinz Field Club East

Heinz Field East Club Lounge on the North Shore was party central on Monday night as more than 400 celebrated 40 years of City Theatre.

1 month ago

 TEDxSSA Event: Dan Proulx.


Check out more great things happening in the city!

1 month ago

 Carol Brown and Kevin McMahon.

Pittsburgh Opera presents Maecenas XXXI

More than 260 guests enjoyed the gala held at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters.

1 month ago

 Penny Morel and Paul Block.

BACHday Bash held at the Aviary

Event supports the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh.

1 month ago

 From left, Olga Welch, Phil Parr, Cheryl Hall-Russell and Scott Lammie.

Hill House’s hosts Live from the Hill with Audra McDonald

While Audra McDonald was preparing for her concert at the Byham, the people who made it happen were prepping for an evening next door.

1 month ago

 Joe, Laura, Chris and Sharon Fennimore.

James Beard culinary tribute held at the Art Institute

The James Beard Culinary Tribute of WQED’s Chris Fennimore was a food fest for fans and family Saturday night.

1 month ago

 Matt Rhenish and Evan Frazier.

Three Rivers Youth hosts event at the Renaissance Hotel

More than 250 supporters attended the 135th anniversary of Three Rivers Youth, raising more than $130,000.

1 month ago

 From left, Daisy Balawejder and Kelley Baumgartel at Hello Bully's Lovers Not Fighters Gala at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall.

Hello Bully hosts gala at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

Celebrities turned out Saturday for Hello Bully’s seventh annual Lovers Not Fighters Gala at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland.

1 month ago

 Cocktails & Conversations: From left, Emilee Goodman, Marisa C Williams, and Michelle Leszczynski.


Since you can’t make it to all of them, we’ve rounded up some of the best parties of the week!

1 month ago

 #SEENHonorees:  Suzie McConnell-Serio, Alma Speed Fox and William Whittaker.

23rd annual History Makers Award Dinner held at the Westin

Each year, this highly anticipated event honors five Pittsburgh powerhouses within their respective fields.

1 month ago

 Anne Chem, left and Elina Malkin --  their portrait CrashKiss by artists Rollin and Tad Leonard. CrashKiss is a group photo-booth that digitally collides two visitors profiles together in a surreal kiss.   at #NOWSEETHIS at the Carnegie Museum of Art which   collaborated with VIA to celebrate on Saturday May 9, 2015, the CMOA's Hillman Photography Initiative's explorations of visual culture.  VIA is a platform for the intersection of emerging music, new media art, and technology.

#NOWSEETHIS event celebrates Hillman Photography Initiative

About 700 guests enjoyed the event which was held at Carnegie Museum of Art.

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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10th Dirty Ball for Attack Theatre: Christian Appel, left, and Doug Himberger.

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


July 3-5: You Gotta Regatta!; at The Point, Downtown
July 9: Silk Screen Film Festival Gala; Maggie’s Farm 3212A Smallman Street, Strip District
July 10: Grand Prix Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala; South Hills Country Club
July 10: 2nd Annual Friends at the Tables to benefit Sisters Place; at the Hotel Monaco
July 10: COSMOpolitan Pittsburgh; at 980 Liberty Ave.
July 10: The Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala: Into the Woods; at Robert S. Carey Student Center Lounge and Patio; 724-805-2901.
July 11: Sweetwater Center for the Arts presents 2nd annual Art Brew on Bank Street in Sewickley
July 11: National Aviary Night at the Tropics Feathered Fiesta!; at the National Aviary, Northside
July 13: Lanny Frattare Golf Classic to support Familylinks; St. Clair Country Club
July 15: Pittsburgh Social Exchange Meet Up; at Savoy
July 17: St. Clair Hospital’s 18th annual Summer Swing Twilight in the Tropics; at St.Clair Country Club in Upper St. Clair
July 17: MANIAC Mutts & Mingle; at Misty Pines Dog Park
July 31: ReFined Culture presents The Compilation; The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel


Aug 4: unWINEd: A Toast to Hope for a Cure; at La Casa Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia
Aug 16: Pressley Ridge’s annual Ice Cream Fundae; Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium;
Aug 17: Achieva’s 16th annual Million Dollar Golf Outing; at Valley Brook Country Club in McMurray; email or call 412-995-5000 X 526
Aug 27: Macedonia FACE 5th annual Friend of Children Benefit Banquet; Rodef Shalom in Oakland
Aug 28: Riverlife’s Party at the Pier; at the North Shore Casino; get tickets here.


Sept 12: From Garden to Table, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden hosts Gala Tribute to Alice Walker; at the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens; For tickets and directions visit

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