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An Evening with Mike Daisey

He may look reticent in this picture, but anyone familiar with Daisey knows the monologuist specializes in not shutting up. The former Seattle sketch comedian, who made his name by spilling the beans on in his take-no-prisoners solo remembrance 21 Dog Years, is back to treat us with a brand new piece from his weekly New York stage series All Stories Are Fiction. Even though Daisey is plenty busy working on a book and HBO sitcom, he's here as part of a benefit for SketchFest Seattle, September's two-weekend comedy festival, in an evening that also features a silent art auction and raffle prizes. Comedy Underground, 22 S. Main St., or 206-444-4294. $10. 8 p.m. Wed. Aug. 4. STEVE WIECKING

Ellen Fullman

Even when she's not collaborating with choreographers, composer/sculptor Fullman's performances on her Long String Instrument (pictured) evoke dance: "Like walking in waist-high water, skimming the surface with my fingertips" is how she describes it. Moving rosined hands along wires strung the length of the room, Fullman releases ethereal sounds that have been compared to everything from cellos to car horns to Tuvan throat singers. In her new multimedia performance piece, Isolated Reflections, she'll work alongside choreographer Tonya Lockyer, video installationists Christine Wallers and Susan Zoccola, and musicians Tom Baker, Elizabeth Falconer, Dave Knott, and Tari Nelson-Zagar. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave. N., 206-381-3218. $10. 9 p.m. Thurs. July 29-Sat. July 31. GAVIN BORCHERT

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