Tonight in Austin Improv: Thursday, November 20

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Empty Promises and Bad Font
10:00 – The Mission (storytelling)

THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
WAFFLEFEST 2014
8:00 – Squirrel Buddies, In Our Prime, and The Knuckleball Now
10:00 – Gigglepants, Field Day, and The Available Cupholders

THE NEW MOVEMENT THEATER:
7:30 – Student Union, feat. Pilot’s License (FREE)
8:30 – Lights Up!, feat. Crepes Suzette and Cardigans
9:30 – Block Party (stand-up)

FACT OF THE DAY: On November 20, 1980—thirty-four years ago today—an oil derrick in Lake Peignur, Louisiana accidentally drilled through the ceiling of a salt mine 1,300 feet below the surface. The salt immediately began to dissolve, and within minutes the 150-foot derrick had disappeared in ten feet of water. The entire lake then drained into the whirlpool, taking a dozen barges and boats, several houses, and 65 acres of land with it. The canal which normally drained into the Gulf of Mexico reversed course, temporarily creating a 150-foot waterfall. After two days the water pressure equalized and the lake finally refilled.

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