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A roundup of Seacoast entertainment for the weekend of June 30

Music, theater, literature, and yoga are on the docket this weekend, with many events taking place outside in the sunshine. See our weekend roundup for some of the highlights.

The Sisters Chase
Sarah Healy Sisters Chase

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Vermont-based author Sarah Healy will bring her brand new novel to RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth for an in-store reading and discussion on Friday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. Healy’s third book, “The Sisters Chase,” released earlier in June, tells the story of two sisters — one 18 and the other 4 — who hit the road on a quest to survive after their mother dies in a car accident. For more information on the free event, click here.


Patrick Dorow Productions transports guests to Baltimore in the early 1960s, where Tracy Turnblad is chasing fame with a big heart and a big hairdo. The family-friendly musical opened Thursday and remains on stage at Star Theatre in the Kittery Community Center through July 15. Show times are Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m. Tickets are $27 (with discounts for students and seniors), available here.

Wild Vibes
Wild Vibes Festival

The fourth annual Wild Vibes Festival moves to another new location this year, landing at Spring Hill in South Berwick, Maine, on Saturday, July 1, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be live music, art presentations, yoga classes, workshops, and presenters, all meant to “celebrate your natural state.” Tickets range from $10 to $65, with a portion of proceeds going to Puresa Humanitarian and SATYA (Seacoast Area Teachers of Yoga in Action). For details, click here.

Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings
Dave Rawlings Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings have long since established themselves as premier folk and country singer-songwriters. The acoustic duo, which in 2015 received the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, has now recorded seven studio albums together. Welch and Rawlings will bring their guitars to Portsmouth for an outdoor gig in the Prescott Park Arts Festival’s summer concert series on Saturday, July 1, at 7 p.m. There’s a suggested donation of $8-$10; for more details, click here.

Xenia Rubinos
Xenia Rubinos

Brooklyn-based singer Xenia Rubinos’ extraordinary vocals are equaled only by her complex, genre-mashing compositions. She blends elements of R&B, hip-hop, indie rock, and Caribbean rhythms into a sound that’s edgy but accessible. Known for the energy of her live shows, she’ll be at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth on Saturday, July 1, at 8 p.m. Opening is Boston-area hip-hop duo STL GLD, who released their second album, “Torch Song,” earlier this year. Tickets are $12, available here.