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Cold Days at HSU (VIDEO)

Give your Tuesday a little climate change-aided jolt with the clip above from the eye-exploding doc Chasing Ice. If you're 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 which is screening Tuesday at the Van Duzer Theatre.

Of note: If the images captured for the film as part of the Extreme Ice Survey move you, the man-behind-the-lens James Balog is speaking next Wednesday, April 30 also at the JVD. We should mention that while tonight's screening is free, hangin' with James will cost you. 

Of course if Chasing Ice leaves you cold, peruse your Tuesday Lowdown listings below. 

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival

Various / 6:30 a.m. / $35 / Free Under 18

A celebration of the Marbled Godwits and all the birds that visit the north coast during Spring Migration. Nearly 100 field trips, workshops and social events to choose from. Full schedule online.

826-7050 / info@godwitdays.org / Web site

Chasing Ice

Van Duzer Theater / 7 p.m. / $5 / Free HSU students

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate.

826-3928 / Web site

Basic Pilates

The MGC / 9-9:45 a.m. / $5

You know what pilates is.

725-3300 / Web site

Ping Pong

Logger Bar / noon / 21+

Sometimes The Logger Bar sets up ping pong tables. This is one of those times. Get your Gump on.

668-5000 / Web site

Game Night

Crush / 5 p.m.

Don't be bored. Play board games.

Family Storytime

Arcata Scoop / 6-7:30 p.m.

Features the imaginative Northcoast Storytellers. Donations benefit Arcata Breast Health Project. Part of Humboldt Green Week.

825-7266 /

Dale Winget

Cutten Inn / 6 p.m.

Local guitarist/vocalist.

DIY Wedding Planning Workshop

Red Lion Hotel / 6-8 p.m. / $30 / $40 Day-Of / 18+

845-4998 / Web site

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Humboldt County Library / 6:30 p.m.

Based on the play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo (originally titled Illatszertar.) A Budapest gift-shop clerk and the newly hired shopgirl hate each other almost at first sight. Part of the Library Film Series.

269-1900 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Libation / 7-9 p.m.

Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.

825-7596 / Web site

The Opera Alley Cats

SpeakEasy / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

Burning live jazz under the "stars."

444-2244 / Web site

Sunny Brae Jazz Collective

Six Rivers Brewery / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / Free

Jazz and also fried chicken,

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Game Night

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8 p.m. / 21+

Who wants to play Cards Against Humanity?

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Good and Evil Karaoke

Silver Lining / 8 p.m.

Karaoke. In an airport.

839-0304 / Web site

Sunny Brae Jazz

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.

Local jazz and southern fried chicken night.

839-7580 / Web site

USGGO

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Funk improvisation quartet.

Stand Up! Comedy

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

With Jesse Hett, Anthony Sandoval, Erik Krasner and Hayden Greif-Neill.

502-9656 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre