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Travel films & events: Presentation on sites used in Japanese monster movies

Plus, camping basics; European rail travel; a Kenyan safari film; and a presentation on old Shanghai.

June 16, 2013


Slide show

Armand Vaquer, author of "The Monster Movie Fan's Guide to Japan," will give a presentation on visiting landmarks and locations used in Japanese monster movies.

When, where, 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220



Experts will cover the basics of camping with your family, including how to be comfortable, what gear and equipment to pack, and what fun activities to do.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real, and Thursday at the Huntington Beach store, 7777 Edinger Ave.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205 for Tustin; (714) 379-1938 for Huntington Beach.



Veteran travelers will offer tips on traveling Europe by rail, including types of Eurail passes and classes of service.

When, where: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., Santa Monica.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (310) 393-6263.



Barbara Douglas will present the movie she made from videos taken during a safari in Kenya in 2010. Included are scenes in Meru and Lake Nakuru national parks and the seldom-visited Kakamega Forest.

When, where: Noon Saturday at Truxton's American Bistro, 8611 Truxton Ave., Westchester.

Admission, info: $19.50. RSVP to (323) 578-3601. Sponsored by the Network for Travel Club.



Dennis George Crow will discuss and show images from his new book, "Old Shanghai's Bund: Rare Images From the 19th Century."

When, where: 2 p.m. June 23, Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free with $10 admission, $7 for seniors and students. RSVP to (626) 449-2742, Ext. 20.

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