■ Talk: Cantor Arts Center
Curator Henry John Drewal, who was featured recently in the Weekly, gives a free lecture at 6 p.m. tonight (Oct. 28) on his Cantor Arts Center exhibit about the water spirit Mami Wata. The event is in the museum auditorium at Stanford University. Drewal, a professor of art history and Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, will give a talk called "Sacred Water: Arts for Mami Wata and Other Divinities in Africa/Diaspora." For more information, go to museum.stanford.edu.
■ Film: United Nations Association Film Festival
Films set to be shown today (Oct. 28) at the annual United Nations Association Film Festival include "Crossing Hispaniola: Stories on Statelesness and Migration" from the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the United States, screened at 8 p.m.; and the Russian film "Three Songs About Motherland," screened at 8:25. Tomorrow's screenings are at Annenberg Auditorium in the Cummings Art Building, Stanford University. The festival runs through Oct. 31. For details and ticket prices for the festival, go to unaff.org.