Jacob Bacharach, Marti Gould Cummings and Thommy Conroy.
By Patricia Sheridan Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
This year the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's annual Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh party was out of this world. "To the Moon" was the theme for Friday's bash, which included the Gallery Crawl, a VIP dinner at the Trust Arts Education Center and a dance party with dessert at the Byham Theater. An estimated 5,000 attended the crawl, seemingly filling Downtown to capacity along with the Pirates game. Close to 600 found their way to the Byham, dancing to DJ Adam Salter until midnight and indulging in sweets. Warming up the VIPs at the launch pad party before their lunar landing at the Byham was the band Jazz at Andy's with special guest Marti Gould Cummings from New York City, who kicked things off with "Fly Me to the Moon." Chef Kevin Sousa of Salt of the Earth satiated appetites with a savory spread and free flowing libations. "One of the most important things about Cosmo is the excitement it generates," said Kevin McMahon, president of the trust. Added party planner Thommy Conroy: "This event is about new ideas, new donors. The sky is the limit now." Among the men and women on the moon were event chairs Laura Seifert (with Lute White) and Katie Leech Vollen (with Randall), Clyde Jones, Pam and Ken McCrory, Emilie Ridge, Josh and Ronna Nagin, Mark Cibulka, Scott and Elizabeth Baker, Todd Palcic, Sheri Giger and Kevin Miller.