Pico Iyer, more at L.A. Times Festival of Books’ travel stage
FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
Pico Iyer in conversation, plus safety tips, budget travel and more.
When, where: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday on the USC campus.
Admission, info: Free admission; parking $12 in USC lots. events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks
Tom Harter, president of WalkEurope, will discuss Barcelona, Madrid and Toledo.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
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
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.
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.
Admission, info: $145. (760) 367-5535.
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