Friday, June 14
Boston University professor and author Andrew Bacevich (Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War, The Limits of Power), a Vietnam vet who lost a son to the war in Iraq, gives a talk titled “The End of the American Century” at the Woodfords Club (179 Woodford St., Portland) at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $10. peaceactionme.org.
Saturday, June 15
Mad Horse Theatre Company wraps up its season with Shakespeare’s bloodiest and most controversial play, Titus Andronicus, a powerful (and, sadly, still timely) work about the ways war erodes civilization. It runs from June 6 through 23 on Mad Horse’s home turf, Hutchins School (24 Mosher St., South Portland). Tonight’s performance is at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $20 ($15 students and seniors). 730-2389. madhorse.com.
Sunday, June 16
It ain’t all soft-rock covers on the pierside patio at Portland Lobster Co. (180 Commercial St., Portland). To wit: The Lucid, Portland’s preeminent psychedelic indie-rock band, play at 5 p.m. It’s free and all ages (bring dad). 775-2112. portlandlobstercompany.com.