“The Pursuit of Awesome”: You might not be interested in “postmodern juggling,” but David Harris’ deadpan solo show, mixing acrobatic tricks with unusual stories, draws you in. (7 p.m. Thu.; 5:30 p.m. Sat.; 4 p.m. next Sun.; 7 p.m. Aug. 10; 10 p.m. Aug. 12. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls.)

 

“Couple Fight 3: Weddings”: Actors Shanan Custer, Levi Weinhagen and Laura Zabel deliver the tooth-gritting, over-the-top huffing of spouses, lovers and friends in this sequel to two popular Fringe shows. (8:30 p.m. Thu.; 2:30 p.m. next Sun.; 10 p.m. Aug. 8; 8:30 p.m. Aug. 12; 2:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Rarig Center Thrust, 330 21st Av. S., Mpls.)

 

“First Year Queer”: The confessional coming-out show can be a death trap. But star Lyssa Sparrow, who, in her words, came out “as bisexual, non-monogramous ... diving into kink” in 2016, was a riot in previews. (5:30 p.m. Fri.; 10 p.m. Sat.; 7 p.m. Aug. 8; 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10; 1 p.m. Aug. 13, Intermedia Arts.)

 

Blackout Improv: This socially conscious troupe brings mature laughs and sharp color to the comedy scene. (7 p.m. Thu. and Sat.; 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7; 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9; 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10; Phoenix Theatre, 2605 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.)

 

“Out of the Shadows”: Dancer Gabriel Mata responds to prompts and cues from an unseen speaker who could be a bartender or a muse in his hourlong solo show about the life of an artist. (10 p.m. Fri.; 8:30 p.m. next Sun.; 7 p.m. Aug. 7; 8:30 p.m. Aug. 12; 2:30 p.m. Aug. 13; Intermedia Arts.)

ROHAN PRESTON