Tonight in Austin Improv: Thursday, April 16

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Austin Translation (preview show) (sketch) – $5
10:00 – The Mission (storytelling) – $5
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
8:00 – The Threefer, feat. Deep Turtle, Of Mice and Mostly Women, and Mandinka – $5
10:00 – The Free Fringe, feat. Arjet Universe – Free
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THE NEW MOVEMENT THEATER:
7:30 – Student Union, feat. Lovely Horse – Pay what you want
8:30 – Lights Up!, feat. Tevis & Tafadzwa and Ollie & Chris – Pay what you want
9:30 – Block Party (stand-up) – Pay what you want
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FACT OF THE DAY: Jackie Robinson was not the first African-American major-league baseball player; that honor is held by Moses Fleetwood “Fleet” Walker, catcher for the Toledo Blue Stockings, a team which graduated from the minor leagues for a single season in 1884. (Fleet’s brother, Weldy, was also hired by the team mid-season to replenish the injured roster for five games.) Walker was unable to find major-league work following the 1884 season, and by 1889, baseball teams began excluding African-Americans by unwritten policy until Robinson debuted in 1947.

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