Tonight in Austin Improv: Thursday, February 21

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Friends for Now, feat. The Coolidges and Y’all We Asian – $8
10:00 – Pendulum Presents (sketch) – $5
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Love Suxxx (sketch) – $7
9:30 – This Marriage is a Joke – $7
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
~ The Improvised Play Festival ~
8:00 – Fistful of Kicks and Dark Side of the Room – $5
9:00 – La Vida de los Muertos – $10
10:00 – Twins and Rook – $5
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THE INSTITUTION THEATER:
8:00 – Virgin Territory (stand-up) – SOLD OUT
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FACT OF THE DAY: On Monday, a Virgin Atlantic jetliner traveling from Los Angeles to London used the jetstream over Ohio to briefly hit 801 miles per hour, faster than the speed of sound at sea level.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Wednesday, February 20

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Sugar Water Purple presents Can We Kick It?, feat. Big Shed and My Secret Friend – $8
10:00 – ColdTowne ThrowDowne – $8
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THE FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Garage – $Pay what you want
9:30 – Good Fight – $Pay what you want
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
7:00 – Weekly improv jam – $Free
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FACT OF THE DAY: In 1988, Massachusetts politician Herb Connolly lost re-election by one vote—the final tally was 14,716 to 14,715. Connolly himself spent the day campaigning and didn’t make it to the polls until a few minutes after they closed.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Tuesday, February 19

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – OMG Cupid (storytelling) – $10
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Playpen (stand-up) – $Pay what you want
9:30 – Sandbox with Rob Gagnon (variety) – $Pay what you want
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FACT OF THE DAY: In the 1940s a second was defined as 1/86400 of a day. In the 1950s, it was redefined as 1/31556925.9747 of a year. Today, it’s defined as the time it takes an electron in a cesium-133 atom to oscillate 9,192,631,770 times.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Monday, February 18

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Monday Night Mash, feat. Hunnicut, Just Some Girls Having Fun, and Lemon – $Free
10:00 – Stage Dive with Amber Bixby – $Free
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Fuck This Week – $Pay what you want
9:30 – Basement Brawl – $Pay what you want
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FACT OF THE DAY: The meter was originally defined as 1/10,000,000 of the distance from the equator to the north pole. In 1889, it was officially defined as the length of a specially-created platinum-iridium bar kept in Paris. Today, it’s defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458th of a second.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Sunday, February 17

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
5:00 – Excused Absences
6:00 – Level 6 student showcase, feat. The Cuddle Squad
7:00 – Sunday Night Smash, feat. Lazer Squid, Fancy Soap, and Saturday Morning Cartoons – $5
8:30 – Stool Pigeon – $Free
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FALLOUT THEATER:
5:00 – Jelly (open jam)
7:30 – From Way Downtown – $7
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HIDEOUT THEATRE:
11:00 – Hideout Kids presents Wonderland – $5
8:30 – The Weekender, feat. Level 2, 3, and 5 student showcase – $5
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THE INSTITUTION THEATER:
6:00 – Cascade presents Austin Improv Ladies Jam
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FACT OF THE DAY: Because of errors and vague wording in the 1773 charter from England, it’s unclear whether Ellis Island and Liberty Island are legally part of New Jersey or New York.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Saturday, February 16

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
10:00 – What’s the Story, Steve? – $5
7:00 – Why Am I Crying? (variety) – $10
8:30 – Starring Y’all We Asian – $10
10:00 – Midnight Society presents Cult Comedy, feat. Three on a Match – $10
11:00 – Highly Suggestible – $5
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FALLOUT THEATER:
7:00 – Super Black – $12
8:30 – Sweet Lightning – $12
10:00 – Off Script (stand-up) – $12
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
6:00 – Small Town Girl – SOLD OUT
8:00 – Grand Misery – $15
9:00 – Put Your Lips Together and Blow – $15
10:00 – Maestro – $15
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ZACH NORTH:
7:30 – ComedySportz – $12
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FACT OF THE DAY: A single mountain lion, named P22, lives in LA’s Griffith Park (which includes the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory). When he was captured and radio-collared in 2012, he weighed 120 pounds and was about three years old. P22 must have crossed two major freeways—the I-405 in Bel Air and the 101 in Hollywood Hills—to reach the park. P22 was captured again in 2014 to receive treatment for mange.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Friday, February 15

COLDTOWNE CONSERVATORY:
7:00 – Drew’s Gym (free improv jam)
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COLDTOWNE THEATER:
7:00 – Movie Riot, feat. TATTIE – $8
8:30 – Loverboy presents Kiss & Tell – $8
10:00 – Live at ColdTowne (stand-up) – $8
11:30 – Fburg and Mediterranean Ave. present Improvised Reality – $5
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Freshman Class (stand-up) – $12
9:30 – Sure Thing (stand-up) – $12
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
7:30 – Physics Curse presents Don’t Interrupt Me – $7
8:00 – The Big Bash – $15
9:00 – The Threefer, feat. Je Ju, Indigo Shift, Ma’am – $5
10:00 – TheatreDome – $5
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FACT OF THE DAY: The sun sets at the top of the Burj Khalifa (829 meters tall) several minutes later than it sets at the base. Muslim clerics have ruled that residents on the upper floors must wait until the sun sets in their apartment before breaking their Ramadan fast.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Thursday, February 14

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Old Love – $20
10:00 – Sextual Healing – $7
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Love Suxxx (sketch) – $7
9:30 – Sloppy Seconds – $7
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
8:00 – Love is a Funny Thing – $35
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THE INSTITUTION THEATER:
8:00 – Anything Live – $Free
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FACT OF THE DAY: NASA officially concluded the Opportunity Mars mission yesterday after losing contact with the rover last June. The rover landed on Mars in January 2004 and was designed to last 90 Martian days; it exceeded this goal by 5,261 days.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Wednesday, February 13

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Sugar Water Purple presents Can We Kick It?, feat. Big Shed and My Secret Friend – $8
10:00 – ColdTowne ThrowDowne – $8
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THE FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Garage – $Pay what you want
9:30 – Good Fight – $Pay what you want
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
7:00 – Weekly improv jam – $Free
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THE MUSEUM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT:
8:00 – Twins presents It’s OK to Laugh – $Pay what you want
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FACT OF THE DAY: On September 21st, 1956, the pilot of an F-11 Tiger was performing test maneuvers off the coast of Long Island when he shot a four-second burst of ammunition, then entered a supersonic plunge. Moments later he caught up with his own bullets, which injured the pilot and destroyed the engine. It’s believed to be the only instance of a plane shooting itself down.