Drink and draw in Northern Michigan’s Harbor Springs at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant.

One week it might be Mary Ellen from Mary Ellen’s Place soda shop. The next, it might be the local harbormaster. Just regular people from town, turned into fine-art models for Harbor Springs’ cozy new wintertime offering: Drink and Draw Wednesdays. Each week, this free event brings out the region’s art lovers—pros and amateurs alike—for an evening of drinks, dining, mingling and sketching a different model (always a local) at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant. Stafford’s even crafted a signature cocktail in honor of the event; it’s called the “Imbibe and Scribe,” starring pomegranate and peach schnapps. You know, to get the creative juices flowing.

Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., now through April, info on Facebook

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