Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
When, where: Feb. 11-19, Centennial Theatre, Pacific Cínemathèque and H.R. McMillan Space Centre
Highlights: Experience climbing, skiing, paddling, cycling and other outdoor adventures from the comfort of a movie theater. Films and talks focus on enthusiasm for the outdoors and environmental activism.
Cost: $18 a show (advance purchase); $30 for two; $40 for three
WENATCHEE VALLEY, WASH.
Red Wine & Chocolate Celebration
When, where: Feb. 12 and 13, 18-21, various venues
Highlights: Drinks and desserts pair pleasurably at wineries throughout the valley. Opt to visit the vineyards on your own, or go with a guided tour during Presidents Day weekend.
Cost: Fees vary by winery. A four-winery tour is available on Feb. 19 and 20 for $50, including tastings and lunch.
Info: (800) 572-7753, http://www.wenatcheewines.com
SANTA FE, N.M.
When, where: Feb. 25-27, various venues
Highlights: Immerse yourself in Santa Fe's art community by attending this annual celebration. Auctions, fashion shows, luncheons, dinners and home tours are among its art-related happenings.
Cost: Events range from the free "Art and Home" tours to $175 for the gourmet dinner and auction; proceeds benefit youth art programs.
Info: (505) 603-4643, http://www.artfeast.com
Santa Barbara International Orchid Show
When, where: March 11-13, Earl Warren Showgrounds
Highlights: This annual event, packed with exotic flowers from all over the world, orchid-themed art and an array of growing supplies, also presents educational workshops and open houses at local growers.
Cost: $12; $10 for students and seniors; free for ages 12 and younger
Info: (805) 403-1533, http://www.sborchidshow.com
—Avital BinshtockCopyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times