Shot in Norway, this glacier surged in the 1700's, and by 1748 had moved two and a half miles down the valley, covering the farm of Nigard. From that day forth, the glacier was called "Nigardsbreen". "Breen" means glacier.
Feb. 5-Jul. 7: A Portrait of Ice
You can visit the National Academy of Sciences in Northwest to see A Portrait of Ice, an exhibit featuring photographs of glaciers taken by Caleb Cain Marcus. The New York City-based photographer spent two years shooting ice formations in Norway, Iceland, New Zealand and Alaska. The resulting series captures just ice and sky and the accompanying differences in scale, color and space. You can check it out through July 7.
Feb. 6-9: The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer
Starting tomorrow you can see storyteller Sam Longley perform The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer. The award-winning one-man show combines music, animation, puppetry and projections to tell the story of an underwater adventurer searching beneath the surface for his lost love. You can dive into this tale at [Artisphere] (http://artisphere.com/>) in Arlington through Sunday.
Music: “Thin Ice (Instrumental Version)” by Aaron English