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.
/ 6:30 a.m.
/ 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.
Van Duzer Theater
/ 7 p.m.
/ 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.
Sometimes The Logger Bar sets up ping pong tables. This is one of those times. Get your Gump on.
/ 5 p.m.
Don't be bored. Play board games.
/ 6-7:30 p.m.
Features the imaginative Northcoast Storytellers. Donations benefit Arcata Breast Health Project. Part of Humboldt Green Week.
/ 6:15-9:30 p.m.
Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.
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.
/ 7-9 p.m.
Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.
/ 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Burning live jazz under the "stars."
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.
/ 9 p.m.
With Jesse Hett, Anthony Sandoval, Erik Krasner and Hayden Greif-Neill.