One age-old and wildly successful technique to creating a winning combination is adding good beer to the mix. Paints and Pints consistently pairs local brews with inventive art projects to create engaging one-of-a-kind events, and their upcoming class is no exception. At Paints & Pints’ special “Paint a Skateboard!” event on April 24, you can experience firsthand what happens when you combine craft beer, paint, skateboards and artistic expression in the comfort of a pizza parlor. Ten percent of all ticket sales will be donated to the Interactive Art Connection, which works to improve the lives of hospitalized children through the exploration of art and creativity. The event will take place from 6–8 p.m. at Old Town Pizza and Tap House in Elk Grove. Everyone who attends will receive a blank 8-inch skateboard deck, supplies to use while you’re there (paints, brushes, an easel, an apron, etc.) and a drink ticket for your first pint. All ages are welcome (participants under 21 will receive a drink ticket for soda instead of beer). Tickets are $35, and you can check out Facebook.com/paintsandpints for more info. Space is very limited, so please sign up ahead of time if you’d like to be a part of this unique and imaginative gathering.