Sacramento students to put history on display
The public is invited to North Natomas’ Inderkum High School, 2500 New Market Drive, on Saturday for Sacramento County History Day. Students in fourth through 12th grades will present projects in six categories based on the theme “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” Documentaries and performance projects can be seen from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exhibits and posters are available for viewing between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Behind the news: The event is part of a National History Day competition that attracts more than half a million students nationally. Students select their topics and research them as historians would – using libraries, archives, museums and oral history interviews. Winners advance to state competition in Riverside in late April.
Info: www.sachistoryday.org or call (916) 808-7072 or (916) 228-2660
UC Davis screens Pacino’s ‘Looking for Richard’
“Looking for Richard,” a 1996 film starring and directed by actor Al Pacino, will be screened at 7 p.m. today at the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall on the UC Davis campus. The film is the second of three movies that the university’s Focus on Film program is showing to explore the theme, “Shakespeare, Self-Directed.” General admission is $10; students, $8; UC Davis students and children, $5.
Behind the news: Bella Merlin, chair of UC Davis’ acting program, will deliver a pre-screening talk at 6:30 p.m. The movie, which also stars Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey, is described on the Internet Movie Database as Pacino’s “deeply felt rumination on Shakespeare’s significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of ‘Richard III.’ ”
Info: mondaviarts.org/events or call (530) 754-2787