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Wednesday, May 1, 2013's Lowdown

Please, blow your mind with the clip above from the climate change doc Chasing Ice. If your at your desktop computer, blow it up real big and bump it up to 1080p. Do that now then check in while you let it load a little. (You'll want to let it load a little.)

K. What you're about to watch is the epic melt/crumble of part of the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. How big is this thing? The event chronicled here -- known as "calving" -- lasted for 75 minutes during which the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice in the video is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water. So ya. Big and scary. And there's more of that in Chasing Ice.

Two chances to see it. First, Wednesday, EPIC and the Society for Conservation Biology will buddy up for a screening at the Kate Buchanan Room. The evening's eco-ness will be enhanced by a climate change discussion led by forest ecologist and conservation scientist Dominick DellaSala. 

Your second chance to chase Ice comes Thursday as a part of the monthly Ocean Night film screenings at the Arcata Theatre Lounge hosted by Humboldt Surfrider, Ocean Conservancy and Humboldt Baykeeper. Should be a great and informative place to chill (<-- !!!). 

For warmer, less terrifying Wednesday gatherings, scroll your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Chasing Ice

Kate Buchanan Room / 5 p.m. / $3 / $None suggested

EPIC and the Society for Conservation Biology present the award-winning film and forest ecologist and conservation scientist Dominick DellaSala to lead a discussion with the audience about climate change.

CR Ceramics Sale

College of the Redwoods / 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

In the new administration building. Featuring ceramic work created by CR students and professors including functional pottery, sculptural objects, raku vessels, planters, and lots of objects from the CR wood kiln.

476-4339 /

Pints for Nonprofits

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 1-9 p.m.

$1 of every pint sold benefits Sequoia Humane Society.

668-4151 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Romantic jazz with your dinner?

725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5

Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night.

822-1220 / Web site

Comedy in the Afternoon

The Works / 6 p.m. / $5

SF Comics Mean Dave, FC Sierra and Christopher John plus locals John McClurg, Charlie Gilbert and Joe Deschaine.

442-8121 / Web site

Eureka Fair Wage Act Meeting

Labor Temple / 6:15 p.m.

Supporters of the Eureka initiative to require employers with more than 25 employees to provide a $12 minimum wage gather.

443-3731 /

Open Mic

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30 p.m.

Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.

445-8600 / Web site

Girl Rising

Minor Theatre / 7 p.m. / $10

The Roshni Centre for Women's seventh anniversary celebration featuring a documentary looking at the lives of nine girls from nine countries.

Open Mic

Logger Bar / 7 p.m.

668-5000 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Blondies Food and Drink / 7-9 p.m.

Low down blues.

822-3453 / Web site

Jimi Jeff

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.


839-7580 / Web site

Comedy in the Night

Angelina Inn / 9 p.m. / $5

SF comics Mean Dave, FC Sierra, Christopher John, and local jokers John McClurg, Ratty Maty and Charlie Gilbert

725-5200 / Web site

Whomp Whomp Wednesday

Nocturnum / 9 p.m.

HumCo craves beats.

499-0163 /

Salsa Dancing Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m.

826-9463 / Web site

Mayday Meyham feat. The Return Of J. Mauzarotti & Da Almighty V.O.N.

Red Fox Tavern / 10 p.m.

269-0282 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre