Free Immunizations, Jazz Planned This Weekend

Visitors will be treated to a series of activities this weekend, ranging from jazz to free immunizations for children.

The Watts Towers Jazz and Arts Festival, featuring live music, international drumming and local artists, is “an interesting blend of the arts, and we’re promoting community and family,” said Harold Hambrick, director of the Third World Arts Exhibition. “On top of that, it’s free.”

The Third World Arts Exhibition will showcase the work of home-grown artists at the Watts Coffee House, 1827 E. 103rd St., on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday, the Watts Health Center at 10300 S. Compton Ave. will hold a baby parade at 9 a.m., followed by immunizations for children and information workshops for adults.

Also on Saturday--from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.--the Watts Towers Day of the Drum will present musicians from around the world in drum performances from Asia, Africa, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.


On Sunday, the Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival will offer live music at the arts center, 1727 E. 107th St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For information, call (213) 420-2226.