Sometimes, a mask can be more revealing and tell a fuller story than the face behind it. Presented by LA Commons and Chaos Network, the ninth-annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks evokes the spirit and traditions of West African masked-performance rituals known as Egungun. After a libation ceremony, a process wends its way through nearby streets before performances by dancers and musicians including Kehinde Otis Johnson, percussionist Rene Fisher-Mims, choreographer Nzingha Camara and filmmaker Ben Caldwell.

Leimert Park Village Plaza, 4343 Leimert Blvd., Leimert Park; Sunday, June 30, 1-6:30 p.m.; free, $50 VIP available.

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