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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Larry Likes

Pizza, cocktails and enjoyably bad late-50s sci-fi cinema sounds like a winner to me. Thank you ATL.

Events

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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.
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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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Blue Lotus Jazz
Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.
Romantic jazz with your dinner?
725-5200 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Open Mic
Old Town Coffee And Chocolates / 6:30 p.m.
Music and spoken word. Hosted by Mike Anderson.
445-8600 / Web site / View Comments

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.
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Buddy Reed
Blondies Food and Drink / 7-9 p.m.
Low down blues.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Jimi Jeff
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.
www.jimi-jeff.com
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Whomp Whomp Wednesday
Nocturnum / 9 p.m.
HumCo craves beats.
499-0163 / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 42: 11:50, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • BIG WEDDING: 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30
  • EVIL DEAD: 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:40
  • GI JOE RETALIATION 2D: 3:35, 9:10
  • JURASSIC PARK 3D: 12:10, 3:05, 6:05, 9:00
  • OBLIVION: 12:15, 2:10, 3:15, 5:15, 6:15, 8:15, 9:15
  • OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20
  • OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 2D: 12:35, 6:20
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:05
  • PLACE BEYOND THE PINES: 2:00, 5:25, 8:40
  • SCARY MOVIE 5: 12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35
  • THE CROODS 2D: 12:10, 5:10
  • THE CROODS 3D: 2:40, 7:40
Fortuna Theatre
  • 42: 3:50, 6:40
  • GI JOE: RETALIATION IN 3D: 4:00
  • JURASSIC PARK IN 3D: 6:50
  • OBLIVION: 4:05, 6:55
  • PAIN & GAIN: 3:40, 6:35
  • SCARY MOVIE 5: 4:50, 7:15
  • THE CROODS: 4:40, 7:00
Garberville Theater
  • SCARY MOVIE 5: 6:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 42: 2:55, 6:00, 9:00
  • BIG WEDDING: 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
  • EVIL DEAD: 7:10, 9:30
  • JURASSIC PARK 3D: 4:45, 7:45
  • OBLIVION: 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
  • OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 2D: 4:05
  • PAIN AND GAIN: 3:10, 6:10, 9:10
  • SCARY MOVIE 5: 4:55, 7:20, 9:40
  • THE CROODS 2D: 3:05, 5:40, 8:10
Minor Theatre
  • 42: 3:10, 6:05, 9:20
  • OBLIVION: 3:25, 6:20, 9:15
  • PLACE BEYOND THE PINES: 4:05, 8:50