Rafael Mirasol will explore the Philippines' colonial roots, a bustling metropolis and its beach resorts.
When, where: 7:30 Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Experts will offer an introductory class in rock climbing, including types of climbing, what gear is necessary and getting started.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at REI stores in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave., and Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St.
Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062 for Arcadia; (818) 831-5555 for Northridge.