IF YOU’RE LOOKING to party, network or support a good cause this week, check out:


Social Network of Maine, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Brian Boru, Portland. Meet other local businesspeople in a casual happy hour setting. Free. http://socialnetworkofmaine.com.


DownEast Pride Alliance, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Yankee Lanes, Portland. Network with members of Portland’s gay and gay-friendly business community and then bowl a few frames. Free. www.depabusiness.com.


Business After 5, 5 to 7 p.m., Stonyfield Cafe, Falmouth. Join members of the Falmouth/Cumberland Community Chamber for natural and organic eats and a cash bar. Free members/$15 nonmembers. www.portlandregion.com


Portland Harbor Hotel Ice Bar, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Courtyard at Portland Harbor Hotel. Bundle up and enjoy cocktails and beer served from hand-carved ice bars. $15. No tickets sold at the door. Purchaseat www.brownpapertickets.com.


Portland Rotary Pizza Bowl,11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, Portland. Sample slices from eight local pizzerias and vote for your favorite. $10 adults/$5 kids and seniors. 883-5432.

Maine Music Society Wine Tasting, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Graziano’s Casa Mia Restaurant, Lisbon. Sample a variety of wines and appetizers. $20. www.mainemusicsociety.com