• HOT TICKET

Here’s one tasty, fun evening – word

TO CELEBRATE its 35th birthday, the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance wants you to enjoy an intimate dinner with a Maine author at one of Portland’s swanky restaurants. Or join the authors for champagne and dessert at the Portland Public Library, followed by swing dancing at Space.

WHEN: Today — 5:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. dessert reception, 8:30 p.m. swing dance

WHERE: Various Portland locations

HOW MUCH: $200 for dinner and all other events; $50 for dessert reception and dance; $15 for swing dance

INFO: maineauthorauthorparty.eventbrite.com

• CHEAP THRILL

Catch a rising comedy star

WANT TO check out the rising stars of Maine comedy before they hit the big time? Head over to the Comedy Connection every Sunday to watch the “They’ll be Famous One Day (not necessarily for comedy)” show.

WHEN: 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Comedy Connection, Custom House Wharf, Portland

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: www.mainecomedy.com