Friday, June 16

In honor of Bloomsday, AIRE Theater is presenting Ulysses for Beginners, an entertaining and enlightening hour-long tour of James Joyce’s impenetrable classic, written and performed by Tony Reilly, who’s aided by an all-star cast. It’s at the Maine Irish Heritage Center (34 Gray St., Portland) at 7 p.m. Free. 780-0118. maineirish.com. Sludge-metal warriors Weedeater slay at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland) with heavy Canadians Black Wizard and Seattle’s Serial Hawk opening at 8:30 p.m. Tix: $15-$18 (all ages). 828-5600. space538.org.