'Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge,' exploring Zion and the Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh

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FRANCE

Presentation

Join Cliff Simon and coauthor Loren Stephens for a reading from “Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge” and a discussion on the making of the book.

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

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

ZION NATIONAL PARK

Presentation

Explore Zion's history, natural wonders and recreational opportunities, from a casual stroll to mountaineering in slot canyons.

When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St.

Admission, info: Free. (818) 831-5555.

SAN PEDRO

Open house

Discover the Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh and learn about local native plants and animals.

When, where: 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.

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

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

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Times travel writer Christopher Reynolds follows Mark Twain's trail through the silver-mining town of Virginia City, Nev.; the north shore of Lake Tahoe (where the great author once started a forest fire); and the California Gold Country, where Twain spent a winter on Jackass Hill.

Times travel writer Christopher Reynolds follows Mark Twain's trail through the silver-mining town of Virginia City, Nev.; the north shore of Lake Tahoe (where the great author once started a forest fire); and the California Gold Country, where Twain spent a winter on Jackass Hill.

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Times travel writer Christopher Reynolds follows Mark Twain's trail through the silver-mining town of Virginia City, Nev.; the north shore of Lake Tahoe (where the great author once started a forest fire); and the California Gold Country, where Twain spent a winter on Jackass Hill.

Times travel writer Christopher Reynolds follows Mark Twain's trail through the silver-mining town of Virginia City, Nev.; the north shore of Lake Tahoe (where the great author once started a forest fire); and the California Gold Country, where Twain spent a winter on Jackass Hill.

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There is no place as intense and wondrous and few people as compelling as those who make the California desert their home.

There is no place as intense and wondrous and few people as compelling as those who make the California desert their home.

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A look back at 2016 highlights from Vivid Sydney

A look back at 2016 highlights from Vivid Sydney

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The national monument, about 70 miles from San Luis Obispo, is ablaze with color

The national monument, about 70 miles from San Luis Obispo, is ablaze with color

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The Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse

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