Films and programs on Asia, Alaska, canyoneering and solo travel



Kambiz Amirshahi will present “Japan, a Journey to the Other Side of the Rainbow.”

When, where: Noon Sunday at Casa Gamino Restaurant, 4937 W. Century Blvd., Inglewood.

Admission, info: $18.50 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323) 578-3601.


Slide show

Kurt Whiteman will present “Laos on Two Wheels, " with images from his recent motorcycle journey through Laos.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

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


Slide show

Mort Loveman will present “Alaska: To the Arctic Circle.”

When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 550-4761.



Learn the basics of roping up for rappel and where to get the skills you need for a safe adventure in “Basic Canyoneering.”

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Suite 138

Admission, info: Free. Register at or call (714) 379-1938.



Get tips on “Women Traveling Solo,” including advantages and concerns and skills you’ll need along the way. When, where: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., Santa Monica.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 393-3413.

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