5 Things To Do Today: Junior Top Chef, "The Summit" John Denver, Kizmet and more ...

By Volcano Staff on November 5, 2013

TUESDAY, NOV. 5 2013 >>>

1. Chambers Bay Grill Chef Josh Corcoran and his team offer a Junior Top Chef cooking class series for South Sound youth from 6-8 p.m. through Dec. 3. The series will cover basic kitchen etiquette right up to creating world-class desserts. As a final exam, the young chefs will prepare a formal dinner for special guests. Who knows? Maybe the next Anthony Bourdain will emerge from this class. Our money is on the trash talkin' kid.

2. Standing at a paltry 2.49 vertical miles compared to Mount Everest's 5.49, K2 compensates for its height disadvantage by actively trying to slaughter anyone who sets foot on it. The only reason K2 isn't skulking around a summer camp chopping up teenagers is because there isn't a goalie mask big enough to fit it. Freddy Krueger has nightmares about K2. The bone-chilling documentary The Summit attempts to piece together the events surrounding the worst tragedy in K2's infamous legacy; the series of accidents collectively known as the "2008 K2 Disaster." Catch the film at 2:40 at The Grand Cinema.

3. Learn more about Tacoma's historic 1908 Armory and the owner's vision for the adaptive re-use when Historic Tacoma hosts developers, architects and artists from 6-8 p.m. in the Armory's Main Drill Hall at 715 S. 11th St. in Tacoma. Interact with artists who'll have their work on display, discuss ideas for the building's future, and learn about Historic Tacoma during their annual meeting and reception.

4. Folksy, folk-writing folk hero John Denver - born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. - died Oct. 12, 1997, when the experimental plane he was flying crashed into Monterey Bay off the coast of California. Tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Red Wind Casino fans both casual (which way to the slots?) and rabid (dude, "Rocky Mountain High"!) will cheer on Ted Vigil - born Ted Vigil - as he pays tribute to Denver - both visually and musically.

5. Energetic, melodic rock, with a powerful undertow and a strong message can best describe the sound produced by Queensland rock outfit Kizmet. The band have been touring and composing music together since the year 2000 and pops in for a 9 p.m. show with IBQT and GarlicMan & Chikn in Le Voyeur in downtown Olympia.

LINK: Tuesday, Nov. 5 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area