Tuesday, April 22's Lowdown

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

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Basic Pilates is the only pilates these abs are up for. Is there something before basic? Preschool pilates, maybe? @the MGC so budgetly priced!

Events

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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 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Basic Pilates
The MGC / 9-9:45 a.m. / $5
You know what pilates is.
725-3300 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Game Night
Crush / 5 p.m.
Don't be bored. Play board games.
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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 / View Comments

DIY Wedding Planning Workshop
Red Lion Hotel / 6-8 p.m. / $30 / $40 Day-Of / 18+
845-4998 / Web site / View Comments

Dale Winget
Cutten Inn / 6 p.m.
Local guitarist/vocalist.
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Humboldt Cribbage Club
Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7
Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.
444-3161 / View Comments

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 / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Libation / 7-9 p.m.
Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

The Opera Alley Cats
SpeakEasy / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
Burning live jazz under the "stars."
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Sunny Brae Jazz
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.
Local jazz and southern fried chicken night.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Game Night
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8 p.m. / 21+
Who wants to play Cards Against Humanity?
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Good and Evil Karaoke
Silver Lining / 8 p.m.
Karaoke. In an airport.
839-0304 / Web site / View Comments

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 / View Comments

USGGO
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Funk improvisation quartet.
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Stand Up! Comedy
Jambalaya / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
With Jesse Hett, Anthony Sandoval, Erik Krasner and Hayden Greif-Neill.
502-9656 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • BEARS: 12:05, 2:15, 4:25, 6:35, 8:45
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 11:35, 5:45, 8:50
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 2:40
  • DIVERGENT: 2:35, 8:20
  • DRAFT DAY: 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 6:25, 9:05
  • GOD S NOT DEAD: 12:20, 6:10
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 1:45, 4:20, 6:55, 9:25
  • HAUNTED HOUSE 2: 12:35, 2:50, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: 12:55, 3:30, 6:05, 8:40
  • LUNCHBOX: 12:00, 5:50
  • NOAH: 3:05
  • OCULUS: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • RAID 2: 8:55
  • RIO 2 2D: 12:15, 2:05, 2:55, 4:45, 5:35, 8:10
  • RIO 2 3D: 11:30, 7:25
  • TRANSCENDENCE: 12:25, 3:20, 6:15, 9:10
Mill Creek Cinema
  • BEARS: 12:05, 2:15, 4:25, 6:35, 8:45
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 11:40, 2:55, 8:50
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 5:25
  • DRAFT DAY: 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:00
  • HAUNTED HOUSE 2: 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
  • OCULUS: 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30
  • RIO 2 2D: 11:30, 12:15, 2:05, 2:45, 4:45, 6:05, 7:25, 9:40
  • RIO 2 3D: 8:30
  • TRANSCENDENCE: 12:25, 3:20, 6:15, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 5:45, 8:50
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • TRANSCENDENCE: 3:25, 6:10, 9:00