Mike Daisey performs his monologues "Monopoly!" and "Invincible Summer" Jan. 30 and 31 at Kirkland Performance Center.

Seattle-honed, nationally acclaimed solo artist Mike Daisey returns to the area this weekend with two works. His bitingly satirical rumination on American innovation and corporate power, “Monopoly!,” plays at 8 tonight; then Daisey will perform his monologue about his Brooklyn neighborhood before and after Sept. 11, 2001 — called “Invincible Summer” — at 8 p.m. Saturday. Both shows are at the Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $10-$25 (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org).

Misha Berson: mberson@seattletimes.com