4 places to start your comedy career

1) Comedy Connection | 16 Custom House Wharf, Portland | 207.774.5554

2) Slainte | 24 Preble St, Portland | 207.828.0900

3) On the street next to your car, which is getting booted. Hey, sometimes those guys go for humor.

4) One of the groups that was part of the Portland Improv Fest | Find a list here: portlandimprovfest.weebly.com


10 places to satisfy your do-gooder impulses

1) Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland | 449 Stroudwater St, Westbrook | 207.854.9771 | arlgp.org

2) Caring Unlimited | 965 Main St, Sanford | 207.324.1802 | caring-unlimited.org

3) Frannie Peabody Center | 335 Valley St, Portland | 207.774.6877 | peabodycenter.org

4) LearningWorks | 181 Brackett St, Portland | 207.775.0105 | learningworks.me

5) League of Young Voters | 1 Pleasant St, Portland | 207.772.3207 | theleague.com/me

6) People's Regional Opportunity Program | 510 Cumberland Ave, Portland | 207.553.5800 | propeople.org

7) Preble Street | 18 Portland St, Portland | 207.775.0026 | preblestreet.org

8) Portland Trails | 305 Commercial St, Portland | 207.775.2411 | trails.org

9) Telling Room | 225 Commercial St, Portland | 207.774.6064 | tellingroom.org

10) Wayside Soup Kitchen | 185 Lancaster St, Portland | 207.775.4939 | waysidesoupkitchen.org


5 things to do if you're over 21, with your under-21 friends

1) Hipster's Paradise — local indie musicians, smaller touring acts, art on the edge, PBR. Need more? SPACE Gallery | 538 Congress St, Portland | 207.828.5600 | space538.org

2) Rock and Bowl — Bar, bowling, live music | Bayside Bowl | 58 Alder St, Portland | 207.791.2697

3) Smoke it up — Hookahs, flavored tobacco, Apples to Apples | Purple Caterpillar | 10 Exchange St, Portland

4) Head to the races — Horses, sulkies, cigars, stats sheets | Scarborough Downs | 90 Payne Rd, Scarborough | 207.883.4331

5) Celebrate the State — All-ages concerts | State Theatre | 609 Congress St, Portland | statetheatreportland.com


4 places to gamble

1) Hollywood Slots | 500 Main St, Bangor | 877.779.7771

2) Scarborough Downs | 90 Payne Rd, Scarborough | 207.883.4331

3) John Roberts Road Bingo Hall | 201 John Roberts Rd, South Portland | 207.761.2717

4) Joker's Fun and Games | 510 Warren Ave, Portland | 207.878.5800


7 people to know in the Portland music scene

1) Mark Curdo — Host of local music show on WCYY and label owner

2) Sam Pfeifle — The Phoenix's go-to-guy for album reviews

3) Spencer Albee — Driving force behind some of Portland's most successful acts (Rustic Overtones, As Fast As, etc)

4) Knaughty Sarah — Booking at Geno's

5) Ceci Gibson — Booking at PCMH

6) Lauren Wayne — Booking at State

7) Ian Paige — Booking at SPACE Gallery


10 best venues to experience music subgenres

1) Indie rock — SPACE Gallery

2) Indie/folk — Slainte + Mayo Street Arts

3) Punk + hard rock — Geno's

4) Hip-hop — Asylum

5) Metal + hard rock — The Station

6) Jam Bands — Big Easy

7) National touring acts — Port City Music Hall + State Theatre

8) Irish + jazz — Blue + One Longfellow Square

9) Avant-anything — Apohadion + Strange Maine


local music acts to check out for sure

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