Films & programs: Get an insider's look at the Antarctic Peninsula

ANTARCTICA Presentation Carl Werts will show photos and discuss his recent expedition aboard the National Geographic Explorer to the Antarctic Peninsula. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. BACKPACKING Workshop Experts will discuss all you need to know to complete a multi-day trans-Sierra backpacking trek to Mt. Whitney. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St., and Thursday at the Santa Monica store, 402 Santa Monica Blvd. Admission, info: Free. (818) 831-5555 for Northridge; (310) 458-4370 for Santa Monica. MT. WHITNEY Workshop Guide...