Things To Do In South Portland Gardens

90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

AOED Portland

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

Eight Group or Private Dance Classes at Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios (Up to 56% Off)

Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios

Parkside

$80 $35

Group of private instruction in four levels of ballroom & Latin dance, covering styles such as Salsa, Foxtrot, Waltz and Swing

Distillery Tour, Souvenir Glasses and Whiskey Disks for Two or Four at New England Distilling (41% Off)

New England Distilling

Riverton

$32 $19

Distiller with from long line of liquor producers incorporates creative elements into gin-, whiskey-, and rum-making processes

$22 for $40 Worth of Golf Lessons — Lighthouse Golf

Lighthouse Golf

Portland

$40 $22

Half-hour private golf lesson in the Lighthouse Golf indoor studio.

Visit for Two or Four, or Membership for One or Up to Four at International Cryptozoology Museum (Up to 55% Off)

International Cryptozoology Museum

Downtown

$14 $7

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Cryptozoological museum studies and informs visitors about creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil, and Fiji Mermaids

5, 10, or 20 Martial-Arts Classes with a Uniform at Discovery Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off)

Discovery Martial Arts

Riverton

$60 $22

Martial-arts center is part of an international system of teachers and schools dedicated to sharing ninjutsu, the art of the ninja

10 or 20 Krav Maga or Kickboxing Classes at Fournier's Leadership Karate Centers (Up to 71% Off)

Fournier's Leadership Karate Centers

Portland

$100 $39

Students learn self-defense techniques while also getting an aerobic workout during fun, high-energy classes

One-Year Individual or Family Membership to Skyline Farm Carriage Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum

North Yarmouth

$35 $17

Annual memberships grant access to special events and tours of a carriage museum with displays from the 18th century through the 1920s

One-Hour Private Archery Lesson for One or Two at Lakeside Archery (50% Off)

Lakeside Archery

North Yarmouth

$30 $15

Instructors tailor archery training based on each student’s level of experience; equipment provided, or you can bring your own

60-Minute Personal Training Session for One or Two at Body By John (Up to 80% Off)

Body By John

Body By John

$50 $10

An intense personal training session led by fitness experts who sculpt muscles with an arsenal of kettlebells, TRX bands, and free weights

Exercise Program Design or a Gym Basics 101 Seminar at Mobile Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Mobile Fitness

East Bayside

$69 $25

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Private exercise design sessions help clients draft a fitness plan; Gym Basics 101 teaches clients how to exercise properly on their own

Aikido Class Packages for Kids or Adults at Aikido of Maine (Up to 78% Off). Four Options Available.

Aikido of Maine

East Bayside - Anderson street

$131.95 $29

Students practice Aikido techniques in pairs while instructors guide them and emphasize the importance of resolving conflicts peacefully

$22 for $40 Worth of Fitness Classes at O'Brien Sport and Fitness

O'Brien Sport and Fitness

Portland

$40 $22

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Cider- and Kombucha-Brewery Tour and Tasting with Growlers for 2, 4, or 10 at Urban Farm Fermentory (Up to 68% Off) 

Urban Farm Fermentory

Portland

$62 $31

Tart cider and probiotic-filled kombucha made from locally sourced ingredients grace tongues and fill 32-ounce growlers

Visit for Four or a Family Membership to Southworth Planetarium (Half Off)

Southworth Planetarium

USM Portland - Science Building

$26 $13

Spellbinding space films, laser shows, science lectures, and exhibits

$28 for $50 Worth of Boxing Lessons — JJ Sports

Jj Sports

Portland

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Ice-Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Ten at Portland Ice Arena (Up to 57% Off)

Portland Ice Arena

Portland

$14 $7

More than 60,000 people visit the arena every season to skate on the same ice rink used for practice by the AHL's Portland Pirates

$59 for a 30-Day Personal-Training Experience at The Body Architect ($199 Value)

The Body Architect

East End

$199 $59

Semiprivate personal training, unlimited team training and yoga, and assessments and check-in encompass personal training experience

$14 for $26 Worth of Games, Attractions, and Snacks at Joker's Family Fun and Games

Joker's Family Fun and Games

Riverton

$26 $14

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Vast indoor play areas serve housemade pizza as kids play with jungle gyms, inflatable air bounces, train rides, and arcade games

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At The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program, classes are geared toward kids and adults with varied artistic levels. Friday afternoon and Saturday-morning children's lessons introduce age-appropriate projects to improve painting and sculpture skills while encouraging creative problem-solving. Adults, meanwhile, receive step-by-step painting instruction through intimate BYOB evening workshops.

152 US Route 1
Scarborough,
ME
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The State Theatre was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s when disco balls replaced light fixtures and complex hand-slaps were substituted for tickets. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster and terracotta exterior. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.

609 Congress St
Portland,
ME
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The intimate Headliners Comedy Club at The Gold Room seats guests at private tables to take in the quips of regularly performing comedians. During two-hour shows, three standups—including one national headliner—take the stage in turn. Onlookers can also enjoy pub-fare offerings from the kitchen, such as saucy chicken wings or classic sliders, to fuel belly laughs and distract mouths so they don't shout out premature punch lines.

512 Warren Ave
Portland,
ME
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The Portland Symphony Orchestra performs myriad melodic masterpieces under the guidance of esteemed music director Robert Moody. The PSO commences a two-performance run of The Golden Age of Motown, a symphonic throwback to Motown classics with special guests Tituss Burgess and Joy Lynn Matthews providing velvety vocals. Raucously bob your head as the orchestra plucks and toots their musical vessels to such favorites as "The Tracks of My Tears", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Soul-steeped medleys pay tribute to musical groundbreakers such as The Jackson Five, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, and The Temptations in this 50th anniversary tribute to the original Motown record label.

20 Myrtle Street
Portland,
ME
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Cavorters of all ages caper about Joker's Family Fun and Games's massive indoor play zone, which is stocked with games and attractions that inspire climbing and sliding. Kids can scramble into the three-tiered A-Maze-Zing playhouse to navigate tubes, web bridges, and conference rooms, and toddlers can maneuver through the mini maze or hop aboard the train ride for a sightseeing jaunt around the tracks. Future adults can challenge one another in sundry classic arcade games such as skee-ball and air hockey, and more than 50 video games await thumbs desperate to win garlands of exchangeable tickets. Whippersnappers achieve liftoff in lieu of jetpack overalls on a Jolly Jump air bounce then safely glide down a 22-foot inflatable super slide. At the 14,000-square-foot Portland location, youngsters can also blast comrades in a space-age laser-tag zone, scale a towering rock-climbing wall, and master putting skills on an 18-hole mini-golf course. After extreme bouts of frolicking, families can quell tummy rumbles with slices of housemade pizza slathered in Joker's signature sauce or peek at the menu to peruse sandwiches, burgers, and chicken tenders.

510 Warren Ave
Portland,
ME
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5,000 square feet of indoor rock walls outfitted for top-rope belaying and bouldering entertain guests of all experience levels at Maine Rock Gym, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014. Suitable for ages four and older, visitors can partner up to climb meandering problems across varying angles and overhangs. Indoor, onsite clinics instruct climbers at introductory or advanced levels, and guides lead outdoor excursions to Maine's granite cliffs and New Hampshire's White Mountains.

Opening in December 2014, Evo Rock Gym will be decked in over 16,000 square feet of climbing space on its 42-foot-high walls, with a large top-out bouldering area. A separate climbing area for kids will also be tucked away in the facility, along with rooms to host birthday parties for young revelers. In addition to an aerial silk yoga room and cardio machines, visitor amenities will also include changing rooms, showers, and lockers on-site.

127 Marginal Way
Portland,
ME
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