Paint Nite, for those not familiar with the phenomenon, is a super chill opportunity to be guided in producing a painting that you can bring home with you at the end--and during the process, you are welcome to drink and dine and chit chat with your fellow artistes!
Unfortunately, Paint Nite does not feature any specifically scifi/fantasy-themed paintings, and the cost for commissioning a special design is $250 (plus, we'd need up to 35 people to sign up to split the separate $900 private event cost, too). I perused the upcoming options for an already-existing design that might work for our group, and it seems that the Firefly option is a good one, both because of the title, as well as the sort of astral flavor to the piece:
The cost is usually $45, but Groupon is offering a $25 deal at the moment:
As of 11/21, there are only 8 tickets left to this event, so please sign up soon if you are interested--these events seem to sell out fast! Yoki is conveniently located on the Red Line, in Central Square.