SKETCH SUNDAY, SQUATTERS PUB BREWERY, Sunday, Oct. 27, 5-9 p.m., Free
A mingling of artists and art lovers, live music, and some of the tastiest beer in town on tap just a few steps away? It's like the Sketch Sunday event was made for me! The relatively new event organized by Tim Lawlor and artist Janell James, Sketch Sunday takes over the upstairs room at the downtown Squatters for a throwdown that's part-social, part-art auction. Invited artists, typically around 12 of them, gather at a center table and create original works of all sorts, using pencils, pastels, charcoal, paint--you name it. Finished pieces go up for sale on the "Art Wall," and sell for as little as $10, and at most $50. Entry is free, so art fans can casually roam the room, sipping a brew and noshing some pub grub with no commitment to buying. Although, if attendees are anything like me, they'll find it hard to leave without at least one piece. The October edition of Sketch Sundays will feature artists Tony Poulson, Jon Johnson, Kristi Lauren, Malia Deshotel, Jen Melcomian, Sue Martin, Maura Naughton, Jeffrey Hale, Michelle Condrat, Kelly Green, Sandi Olson and Britt Nay. The Stucco Dogs will be providing the tunes. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday night.