5 Things To Do Today: Never Young, "Beyond The Edge," The Lost Abbey, Pablo Menendez and Mezcla ...

By Volcano Staff on September 16, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 16 2014 >>>

1. Have you ever listened to some good, punky emo and wondered where all the sci-fi sound effects were? Wonder no more! Hailing from Oakland, California, Never Young have oddly decided to plant their feet in the netherworld where space-age wonder and full-throated, anthemic punk meet. Catch th eband with Trout Stream and Whatfunlifewas at 10 p.m. in Le Voyeur.

2. At 11:30 a.m., May 29, 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest at 29,035 feet, the highest point on earth. The Beyond the Edge filmmakers gathered the journals, photographs, stories and interviews with the climbing expedition who were a part of this monumental achievement, and visually recreated it. Catch the film at 2:15 and 6:20 p.m. in The Grand Cinema.

3. The ParkWay Tavern isn't calling it good after its recent massive IPA Fest. The North Slope Tacoma pub hosts the San Marcos, California, Belgian-inspired brewery The Lost Abbey and its brews at 5 p.m. We have no idea what will be poured, but our guess the beers will be high in alcohol and at least one named after some poor chap who forgot it was his turn to drive the plague cart.

4. A patchwork of agricultural lands, booming border towns, and fast-growing cities line the United State-Mexico border. Teams of border patrol agents cruise the landscape in white and green jeeps, hoping to stem the tide of illegal immigrants seeking to cross into the United States. Against this backdrop, Peg Bowden, a retired nurse, volunteers at a migrant shelter in the Arizona borderlands, a sort of third country, with one foot in Mexico and the other in the United States. Bowden has stories. She gathered them into a series of true stories and personal reflections: A Land of Hard Edges: Serving the Front Lines of the Border. Hear her stories at 7 p.m. in Immanuel Presbyterian Church.

5. One of today's foremost ambassadors of Afro-Cuban msuic is Pablo Menéndez and his band, Mezcla. Known for their fusion of Cuban jazz, Afro-Cuban rumba, and Cuban rock and son (salsa), the guitarist and his band have been influencing the Caribbean music scene since their formation in 1985. Renowned musician Carlos Santana once described Mezcla's music as "the cleanest, freshest water I have ever tasted." enjoy the band at 7:30 p.m. in Schneebeck Concert Hall at the University of Puget Sound.

LINK: Tuesday, Sept. 16 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area