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Films and programs: Koteka Quest -- Trekking the Baliem Valley'

January 31, 2010

INDONESIA

Slide show

Traveler TJ Korst will present "Koteka Quest -- Trekking the Baliem Valley," in search of vestiges of kotekas, tribally distinctive coverings for male genitals, in the Papua area of Indonesia; and "Ashes to Ashes -- A Balinese Mass Cremation Ceremony."

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

MOUNTAINEERING

Movie screening

"North Face" is an adventure-drama about the 1936 competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps.

When, where: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd., and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 458-4370 (Santa Monica), (626) 447-1062 (Arcadia).

PANAMA

Slide show

Mort Loveman will present "Panama Canal Transit: San Diego-Miami via Panama Canal."

When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 550-4761.

WOMEN TRAVELERS

Workshop

A program called "Women Traveling Solo" will offer tips on travel skills, safety, transportation and other topics.

When, where: 11 a.m. Saturday at the HI-Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., Santa Monica.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 393-3413.

BALI

Presentation

Stephanie Buffington, Tribal Music Tours producer, will present her program "Mystical Bali," with video and a live dance and music performance and information about her upcoming cultural tours to Bali.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 1005 Buena Vista St., South Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 799-4795, info@tribalmusic tours.com.

Send announcements to travel@latimes.com.

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