‘Documented’ film at Sacramento State
As part of Sacramento State’s series of events about diversity, the university will host the movie “Documented.” The film focuses on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant. The movie chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines, and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he had not seen in 20 years. The screening is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University Union Ballroom and includes a panel discussion.
Super weather for the big game
It’s starting to look a lot like spring, although the official change of seasons won’t occur until late next month. The National Weather Service is predicting rain-free, warm days for a week. Super Bowl Sunday is forecast to have a high temperature of 67 degrees in Sacramento and at least 70 degrees in Santa Clara, the site of the big game.
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Free showing of Shepard documentary
A free showing of a documentary about Matthew Shepard, who has in death become emblematic of hate crimes, is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Mesa Verde High School, 7501 Carriage Drive, Citrus Heights. In addition, Shepard’s parents will take part in a question-and-answer session after the viewing of “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine.” The event is in the small gym at the high school. The event is open to the public. Those who want to attend are asked to sign up at eventbrite.com.
Lil’ Jon performs at Sacramento lounge
Grammy-nominated artist and producer Lil’ Jon, known for a string of hits, including “Turn Down For What,” will appear at The Park Ultra Lounge, 1116 15th St., Sacramento, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Go to www.theparkdowntown.com for more information.
Things to do
▪ The Gem Faire will begin a three-day run at the Placer County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville. The show features crystals, beads, gems and more from importers, wholesalers and manufacturers. Event times are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.gemfaire.com for more information.
▪ The 2016 PBR Sacramento Invitational features two nights at Sleep Train Arena. Top bull riders compete and riders accumulate points toward the Professional Bull Riders World Championship. Competition will begin at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. Go to www.sleeptrainarena.com for more information.