“Grease,” a rock and roll musical set in the 1950s, will show at the Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit, through June 21, with showtimes at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 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 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.


Bluezberry Jam, a blues, jazz and world music band, will perform a “Save the Sanctuary” benefit concert on Saturday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco & Biddeford. Proceeds will help pay for much-needed repairs and upkeep of the historic church building. First come, first served, as the band has sold out in the past. Suggested donation is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 282-0062 or email at [email protected] for information and tickets. Refreshments will be available.

The Oak and the Ax, 140 Main St. Suite 107, Biddeford, announces upcoming shows in June: Bad History Month, Dust from 1000 Years, Family Planning and Heart Murmur Sounds Good, Tuesday, June 10, 8 p.m.; Ghost Wolves and Wes (Baroses) Hartley, a blues rock duo from Texas, Friday, June 13, 8 p.m. Visit for more information.

Artist Ray Lund’s exhibit, “40,” currently installed at Biddeford City Hall, will have an extended run until June 20. The exhibit showcases selected works of art created by Lund during his 40 years as a local visual arts teacher. Lund’s work can be found online at and at

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 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. A public opening reception will be held from 5-6 p.m. on June 10. 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 collection of paintings by Michelle Hero Clarke will be on display at the University of New England’s Biddeford Campus Center 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, through Saturday, July 19.

The 13th annual Sculpture Garden Invitational will be on display from June 6 through Oct. 31 at the art gallery on the University of New England’s Portland Campus, 716 Stevens Ave. An opening reception, free to the public, will be held on Friday, June 6 from 4-6 p.m. Works of sculpture by 17 artists will be placed in the gallery’s vestibule and around its exterior for public viewing at any time. The gallery is free and open to the public. For information and directions, visit or call 221-4499.


Internationally renowned pianist and composer Haskell Small will perform solo works by Hovhaness and Mozart, as well as original pieces, at Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, 5 Lebanon St. in Sanford, on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. as part of his “Mostly Mountains” tour. Admission is a freewill donation at the door, refreshments will be served following the concert. For more information, call 324-3191 or visit

Ogunquit Performing Art’s 20th annual Chamber Music Festival at the S. Judson Dunaway Center’s Great Hall, 23 School St., Ogunquit, will begin Friday, June 6 at 8 p.m. with Boston Chamber Music, featuring players from The Boston Symphony, The Boston Philharmonic and The Boston Pops. On Saturday, June 7 at 8 p.m., The Ambrosia Trio will perform works by Beethoven and Antonin Dvorak. Tickets are available in advance or on the day of the show. Visit for tickets, or the Dunaway Center, the Ogunquit Camera Shop or the Ogunquit Welcome Center. Visit for more information.

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.

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.

Elements: Books Coffee Beer announces its live music performances in June: 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.


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 tonight, 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. 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. Tickets are available at or by calling 725-8769. Visit for more information.

“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

Camille Smalley, author of “The Saco Drive-In: Cinema Under the Maine Sky,” will be signing copies of her newly released book as well as doing a reading on Thursday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Deering Room of the Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco.

Author David Morse will read from his recently published book, “Harry and Maude Take It On” on Tuesday, June 10 at 1 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Books will be available for purchase and Morse will sign copies. Morse is a retired physician who leads the Kennebunk Writers group, which meets at the library on the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. The group is currently seeking writers of prose, fiction and non-fiction who might want to join. Contact Morse at 985-4847 if interested. For more information on the reading, call 985-2173 or visit

The 41st annual Old Port Festival will run June 6-8 in Portland’s downtown, featuring a scavenger hunt, a circus performance, gondola rides and entertainment, including performances by the young musicians of the Maine Academy of Modern Music from noon to 5 p.m. on June 8.


Applications are still being accepted for the 44th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival, which will be Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Exhibitors include all types of fine art, photography, sculpture, mixed media and fine handmade crafts. For more information and applications, visit, Saco Spirit’s Facebook page, or call Nadeen at 286-3546.

Casting is under way for a scene in a new, non-scripted show that is being filmed in Portland. Men and women 18 and older are sought to appear in a limo ride scene, with filming to take place Wednesday through Friday, June 18-20. Participants must live in the Portland area and must be willing to appear on camera. Those chosen will only be needed for one evening of filming and will receive a limo ride for the evening as compensation. Email [email protected] for more information.