Caryl Sherpa discusses her book "I Taste Fire, Earth, Rain," a story of love, cultural exploration and the revelation that in the Himalayas, anything is possible.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Mort Loveman will present "From Russia With Love."
When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.
Admission, info: $1 for Beverly Hills residents; $2 for others. (310) 285-6840.