Go inside St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church to see the murals of Maxo Vanka and learn about his life including success in Europe and life in the U.S. Tours are 60 minutes and start at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. There are also holiday tours at the same times on Dec. 29. Don't forget to stop for treats (included in the price) before or after your tour. Registration is encouraged.
Where: St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church at 24 Maryland Ave. (Millvale)
When: December 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $10
It'll be an epic battle for the fate of a Lawrenceville wall. Watch as 20 artists compete to paint a mural inside Belvederes, and then vote for your favorite. The only rules for these artists: They must do original work, and they must incorporate Sweetwater Brewing into their mural.
Where: Belvederes Ultra-Dive at 4016 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: November 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
How much: Free admission
See "The Old Man and The Old Moon," and stick around to meet artists, try beers from Penn Brewery, and eat snacks from Carmella's Plates & Pints. You can also make DIY jewelry at the craft table and try puppeteering.
Where: City Theatre at 1300 Bingham St. (South Side)
When: November 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $30
Spend your day thinking about big topics: How, why and where we live today and the problems and issues we face in these environments moving forward. The Pittsburgh Architecture Movie Festival will explore these concepts through the lens of film. Panelists will talk about political space and the ethics of development.
Where: Springboard Design at 1931 Sidney St. (South Side)
When: November 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Explore the exhibition "If A Tree Falls," in which the artists create feminist works via wood that present themselves in different structures. The gallery examines the the idea of connecting medium to concept. Bring your questions for the artists and curators at this evening of conversation.
Where: Tomayko Gallery, Lawrence Hall at Point Park University at 201 Wood Street (Downtown)
When: October 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
In this Made Local conversation, the artists from PigPen Theatre Co. will talk about creative collaboration and how they learned to tell a story as a group. And, yes, considering their genre, this discussion will even include live music. The ensemble PigPen Theatre Co. met at Carnegie Mellon University as freshmen in 2007 and will now return to Pittsburgh to debut their original piece "The Old Man and The Old Moon," a new musical folktale.
Where: Carnegie Library Lecture Hall at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: November 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free (advance registration required)
Take a trip through Ukraine without ever leaving Pittsburgh during "Whirlwind of Ukraine," a new full-length Ukrainian Folk Ballet that whisks viewers on a journey across the country. Performers from the Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble will explore the wonder, beauty and excitement of each stop on their journey.
Where: Andrew Carnegie Music Hall at 300 Beechwood Ave. (Carnegie)
When: October 28, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
How much: $18