Events

Mattress Factory Celebrates 40th Anniversary

A party 40 years in the making drew a sell-​out crowd of 1,400 to the Mattress Factory on June 16, during which founder Barbara Luderowski offered a good-​natured response to whether she ever expected reaching such a milestone when the museum first opened in 1977.

Spring Hat Luncheon Welcomes 600 to Schenley Park

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy raised $530,000 during its annual Spring Hat Luncheon on May 6, welcoming more than 600 guests to Schenley Park.

Gods & Goddesses Theme Ignites Pittsburgh Public Theater Gala

The Pittsburgh Public Theater wowed patrons of its Gods and Goddesses-​themed gala on May 5 with a shimmering evening that began with producing artistic director Ted Pappas awaiting the arrival of his 400 guests while surrounded by strapping gladiators.

Phipps Celebrates Super. Natural. Exhibit with Opening Night Party

Behind the scenes technicalities of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ latest exhibit, Super. Natural. involved 500 pieces of hand-​blown glass that had been meticulously packed into 122 boxes for a cross-​country trip from Seattle to Pittsburgh on a 52-​foot-​long tractor trailer.

Haute Wired Gala Toasts Fashion Exhibit

“Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion,” the first exhibit of its kind to grace one of the main galleries of the Carnegie Museum of Art, drew 210 guests for the Haute Wired Gala on April 28. The event toasted the final days of an exhibit co-​organized by the High Museum of…

St. Barnabas Charities Honors Former New York City Mayor

A message infused with leadership, compassion, patriotism and courage punctuated the 45-​minutes that former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani shared with more than 400 guests of St. Barnabas Charities during the 2017 Founder’s Day Celebration.

A Night of Reflection

More than 200 guests gathered last month at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel for the 15th Annual Saint Alexis Catholic School Gala, benefiting the privately funded Catholic elementary school in Wexford.

Renowned Poet and Artist Comes to the Maridon

On Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Maridon Museum will hold a gala opening of its exhibit and art sale “A Cosmic Contemporary Collaboration.” The exhibit, which runs April 8 through June 3, will feature paintings and a performance by internationally recognized poet Huang Xiang, one of China’s…

Shake Your Booties Down Bourbon Street

Silver platters overflowing with bejeweled masks and long strands of vibrantly colored beads ensured guests of The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center wouldn’t be empty handed for their Mardi Gras-​themed Shake Your Booties party. At least, for those who didn’t come fully prepared.

Green Gala Honors Sy Holzer

“He’s what makes Pittsburgh go,” said Art Rooney II. “He’s been one of the spokes of Pittsburgh for the past 30 years or so, and we’re excited to give him his dues tonight.”

Gentlemen’s Night Out

Gentlemen’s Night Out was hosted on Friday, February 17 at Heinz Field Champions Club. The black-​tie event was presented by Mascaro Construction Company, and chaired by the company’s Executive VP Michael Mascaro to benefit the National Aviary.

Kicking Off a Collaboration

More than 400 guests filled the August Wilson Center Thursday for the Private Performance and Premiere Party kicking off Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Dance Theatre of Harlem’s two-​week collaboration celebrating the diversity of talent and styles in American ballet.

Let the Good Times Roll

“He’s one of those CEO’s in Pittsburgh who makes everything better,” said Epilepsy Foundation Western/​Central Pennsylvania board member Joyce Bender. “He cares for all people with disabilities.”

Right on Q

Raw space on the second floor of the Union Trust Building saw its fair share of excitement on Feb. 25 when Quantum Theatre hosted what turned out to be an eye-​popping inception of their annual Q Ball.

Rated PGH

The Pittsburgh Film Office rolled out the red carpet — 515 feet to be exact — during the 17th annual Lights! Glamour! Action! Oscar Party at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Feb. 26.
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