On the third Friday of each month, Phoenix Theater becomes home to Blackout, an African American improv troupe that tackles issues concerning today’s society. Since getting their start in 2015, the group has made their monthly showcase a must-see event with sketches and music. April’s show is titled “Black Is Beautiful. Black Is Sexy,” and features a cast of some of the Twin Cities’ best improv performers, including John Gebretatose, Alyssa DiVirgilio, Sami Dee, and Duck Washington. While improv is interactive to begin with, what makes Blackout unique is that the show ultimately becomes a back-and-forth dialogue between the performers and the audience, making for a fun, thought-provoking, and empowering evening of comedy. If you missed last month’s Black and Funny Improv Festival, this is your opportunity to see the best of Minnesota’s booming improv scene in action. Buy early, this show will definitely sell out in advance.