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Pico Iyer, more at L.A. Times Festival of Books’ travel stage

FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

Travel stage

Pico Iyer in conversation, plus safety tips, budget travel and more.

When, where: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday on the USC campus.

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Admission, info: Free admission; parking $12 in USC lots. events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks

SPAIN

Presentation

Tom Harter, president of WalkEurope, will discuss Barcelona, Madrid and Toledo.

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

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

MT. WHITNEY

Workshop

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Whitney guide Kurt Wedberg will offer tips on gear and trip planning, and show detailed slides of various approaches.

When, where: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Adventure 16 store in Tarzana, 5425 Reseda Blvd., and Friday at the Los Angeles store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

Admission, info: Free. (818) 345-4266 for Tarzana; (310) 473-4574 for Los Angeles

SAN PEDRO

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Earth Day and Bird Fest

Celebrate by joining in a beach cleanup followed by Earth Day and bird festivities at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

When, where: 8 a.m. Saturday beach cleanup, then 10 a.m. Earth Day activities. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 548-7562.

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JOSHUA TREE

Field class

Learn to identify common and rare birds and understand the role each plays in the desert ecosystem.

When, where: 6 p.m. Friday-noon April 17, Black Rock Visitor Center, Black Rock Campground, Yucca Valley.

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Admission, info: $145. (760) 367-5535.

Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to travel@latimes.com.


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