“Grease,” a rock and roll musical set in the 1950s, will show at the Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit, May 22 through June 21, with showtimes at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. On Saturday, May 24, showtimes are 3 and 8:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, May 25 at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit or call 646-5511 for tickets and information.

“Grey Gardens,” a musical tracing the lives of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’s aunt and cousin, will show Thursday, May 29 through Sunday, June 22 at the Mad Horse Theater in the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets online at or call 747-4148 for more information or for group rates.


The oil paintings of Colleen Forde will be exhibited at the Wells Public Library gallery through the month of June, with an opening reception on Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided, and the artist will answer questions. The library is located at 1434 Post Road. Call 646-8181 or email [email protected] for more information.

The woodwork of Terry Miller will be on display at Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road, Kittery, from June 4-28, with an opening reception planned on Friday, June 6 from 4-7 p.m. For more information on Miller’s work, go to The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 439-4209 for more information.

A free opening reception for “Here by the Sea: Contemporary Art of the Piscataqua” will take place on May 31 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center in South Berwick. The exhibit runs from June 1 to Oct. 15 and features 29 artists working in varied media, from blacksmithing to watercolor. Visit for more information.

Common Roots Studio/Gallery, 265 Main St., Biddeford, will host an open studio event on Friday, May 30 from 5-9 p.m. featuring Maine photography, driftwood art, frames, jewelry and collectibles. Visit for more information.

A summer art show will be on exhibit at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport, featuring works created by students from The New School, The School Around Us and local home-schooled students, June 9-30. The collection on display will include block prints, photography, watercolors, screen prints and drawings, as well as pottery and knitting. A free, public opening reception will be held from 5-6 p.m. on June 10. Light refreshments will be served. Call 967-2778 for more information.

The International Juried Exhibition for Pastels Only will show at the Saco Museum, 371 Main St. in Saco, through June 15. A public pastel demonstration will be offered by Elizabeth Mowry on Saturday, June 14, 2-4 p.m. To register, email Kate Bergquist at [email protected] or download a registration from the PPOM website, 

A nature photography exhibit by local artist Jennifer Brown will be on display at the Dyer Library’s Community Gallery, May 1-31, on Main Street in Saco.

A collection of paintings by Michelle Hero Clarke will be on display at the University of New England’s Biddeford Campus Center from May 31 through June 30. The exhibit is free and open to the public. UNE’s Campus Center is located at 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford. For more information, contact Diane Noble by email at [email protected] or phone, 284-6394.

Selfies submitted by the local and international community will be featured in the SELF/selfie exhibition, curated by Donna McNeil, which will be shown at Engine, 265 Main St., Biddeford, on May 30 during the Biddeford+Saco ArtWalk and will run through Saturday, July 19.


Tri-City Community Chorus, with director Matt Murray, will present “A Spring Concert” on Saturday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach St. in Saco. Featured will be “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten, as well as choral works by Aaron Copland, Irving Berlin, Norman Luboff, Z. Randall Stroope and others. Tickets are available through chorus members or at Hannaford Supermarket in Biddeford; Community Pharmacy in Saco; and Market Basket in Biddeford.

Singer-songwriter David Mallett will perform at Saco River Theater, 29 Salmon Falls Road in Buxton, on Saturday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. Call 929-6472 for reservations. Visit for more information.

The Boston-based Houston Bernard Band will be performing classic, modern and original country hits at Bentley’s Saloon, 1601 Portland Road in Arundel, on May 31 at 2 p.m. No cover charge.

The SoulMate Band, a 6-piece motown funk disco-dance party show band, will perform Saturday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at The Lobster Barn in York. Call 363-4721 or visit for more information.

The Oak and the Ax, 140 Main St., Suite 107, Biddeford, announces its upcoming shows in May: The Resonant Rogues, May 30, 8 p.m.; Bella’s Bartok, gypsy folk rock, May 31, 8 p.m. Visit for more information.

The Greencards will perform Thursday, May 29 at 8 p.m. at Jonathan’s in Ogunquit, 92 Bourne Lane.

Elements: Books Coffee Beer announces its live music performances in June: Elizabeth Taillon will perform dream folk guitar and vocals Sunday, June 1, 1 p.m.; River Tree Arts middle and high school garage band ensembles will perform Sunday, June 8 at 1 p.m.; the Hattie Simon Trio will perform jazz with piano, bass and vocals on Friday, June 13 at 8 p.m.; Brian Callaghan, classical, jazz and pop guitarist, will perform Sunday, June 15 at 1 p.m.; The Affordable Poolboys will perform light rock originals and covers on Friday, June 20 at 7 p.m.

The Biddeford High School band and chorus pops/awards concert will be tonight, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the BHS Little Theater.


Leavitt Theatre will host a summer silent film series with live music featuring comedies and dramas from the early days of cinema. Most screenings will be on Thursday evenings and will begin on Thursday, June 5 with the sci-fi classic “Metropolis” (1927). The series runs through October, concluding with a Halloween screening of “Phantom of the Opera” (1925), to be shown on Saturday, Oct. 25. A total of eight programs will be offered in the series, with live music provided by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based performer and composer who specializes in scoring silent films. The next film will be June 19, 8 p.m. “Silent Comedy with Harold Lloyd.” For more information, visit

The Chamberlain Ball gala, a Civil War-era evening of dance, will be offered on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive in Brunswick. Participants will use dance cards to enjoy an authentic Civil War-era fiddle band, hors d’oeuvres, themed photo booth and the opportunity to dance with the cast of MSMT’s “Chamberlain: A Civil War Romance.” Costumes are encouraged, but not required, and the evening will also include a costume contest. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are available at or by calling 725-8769. Visit for more information.

Seaglass Performing Arts will host its third annual Spring Fling Dance and Silent Auction fundraiser on Saturday, May 31 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Old Marsh Country Club, 445 Clubhouse Road, Wells. Straight Lace will perform dancing music, hors d’oeuvres will be served and all guests will have access to the auction tables. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets can be purchased at: Morse Lumber, Old Marsh Country Club, or from Tim O’Leary at 216-9086. Visit to see auction items.

An architectural walking tour of Biddeford will be offered on Saturday, May 31 at 10 a.m., conducted by Julia Larry, principal, TTL Architects. For more information, visit

“Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War” exhibition is open at the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk, featuring a large collection of propaganda posters and an outdoor victory garden that illustrate life on the home front in the 1940s. For hours and information, call 985-4802 or visit


Auditions for “The Sound of Music,” to be performed at Our Theatre Company, will be open for actors, ages 8 to adult, at Nasson Little Theatre, 457 Main St., Springvale, tonight, May 29, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. A large adult ensemble cast is needed. All roles are available. For more information and audition specifics, visit

Sanford Maine Stage is seeking participants for its Senior Theatre program, including on-stage actors, staging, props, costumes, etc. All are welcome to sit in on a rehearsal before joining. Senior Theatre does not require memorization of lines. Rehearsals are at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at Nasson’s Little Theatre on the square in Springvale. For more information, visit

Saco Bay Artists is seeking participants for its summer fine arts shows on the library lawn in Ocean Park. Shows will be Friday, July 4, Saturday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applications are due June 1. For more information, visit or call Kathy Angel Lee at 245-8235.