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Travel films & events: Presentation on Bolivia

Plus, a seminar on backpacking, a workshop on camp cooking, a Joshua Tree field class and a talk on 1960s Japan.

October 06, 2013



Author Isabel Suppé will read from "Starry Night," based on her real-life experience involving an 1,100-foot fall while ice-climbing in the Bolivian Andes.

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

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



Backpacker Magazine's Get Out More Tour will cover tips on backpacking essentials, equipment, survival skills and more.

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574.



Experts will offer tips on camp cooking, including planning and equipment.

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 379-1938.


Field class

A guide will lead participants on a strenuous exploration of the ecology and geology of the Wonderland of Rocks, granite formations in the heart of the desert. (Note: This may be affected by the government shutdown.)

When, where: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Joshua Tree Visitor Center, 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree

Admission, info: $60. (760) 367-5535



William Marotti will discuss and sign "Money, Trains, and Guillotines: Art and Revolution in 1960s Japan."

When, where: 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena.

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

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