• HOT TICKET

Trainer to give pointers to pooch owners at party

BRING YOUR four-legged friend to a cocktail party at Planet Dog featuring master dog trainer Sarah Wilson. Wilson will conduct a training demo, answer questions and sign books while you sip free beer and wine and enjoy snacks.

WHEN: 5 to 8 tonight

WHERE: Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland

HOW MUCH: $5 suggested donation to support service dogs

INFO: 761-1515

• CHEAP THRILL

Let your inner comedian come out in public

DOWN A FEW glasses of liquid courage and then jump on stage to show off your witty self. Brian Brinegar hosts this comedy open-mic night at Slainte.

WHEN: 8 tonight

WHERE: Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 828-0900