Han Vance will read from his upcoming book, "Golden State Misadventures" and discuss his travels throughout turn-of-the-millennium California.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Hostelling International will conduct a workshop on exploring Europe by rail. Topics include classes of service and Eurail passes.
When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (310) 393-9913, Ext. 3104.
"Metanoia" follows the life and climbs of alpinist Jeff Lowe through his ascents around the world and his fight against a crippling disease.
When, where: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store in West Los Angeles, 11161 W. Pico Blvd.
Admission, info: $10. Tickets available online or at Adventure 16 stores; (310) 473-4574.
Learn about the cultural and natural history of Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park's salt marsh, tide pools and other habitats.
When, where: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.
Admission, info: Free. (310) 548-7562.