Events: Watts Summer Festival
The Watts Summer Festival — rising from the ashes of the riots that devastated the South Los Angeles neighborhood in 1965 — remains one of the longest-running African American cultural festivals in the country. Now in its 44th year, the annual celebration will include live music, theatrical and spoken-word performances, dance, art exhibitions, food booths and a community forum. Ted Watkins Memorial Park, 1335 E. 103rd St., L.A. noon-8 p.m. Fri.-Sun., Free. (323) 789-7304. https://www.wattsfestival.org.