Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Thursday

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, June 1:

Ethnic studies up for discussion at Sacramento school board meeting

Trustees of the Sacramento City Unified School District will get an update on the school district’s pilot program in ethnic studies. The pilot program started at three high schools last fall. It will grow to nine campuses in fall 2017 and serve about 1,500 students. The district plans to make ethnic studies a graduation requirement by 2020. Among the program goals is to create a more inclusive learning environment that is representative of the district’s diversity. The public meeting in the Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave., Sacramento, begins at 6:30 p.m. The agenda is here. Other school boards meeting Thursday include trustees of the Davis Joint Unified School District and the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District.

Summer films series returns to Crocker

The Crocker Art Museum’s Summer Film Series returns, this year showcasing the power of black and white film. Discover how directors have used this monochromatic style to achieve a variety of effects and explore each film alongside local film historian Jacob Greenberg. A black-and-white short film will precede each screening. Thursday’s movie is a quintessential film noir, “The Third Man,” a masterpiece of British cinema. Starring Joseph Cotton as an American writer in Allied-occupied Vienna, and Orson Welles as the mysterious Harry Lime, “The Third Man” won the Grand Prix at the 1949 Cannes Film Festival and the British Academy Award for best film. Admission is $6 for museum members, $10 for students and youths and $12 for nonmembers. For tickets and additional information call (916) 808-1182 or visit the museum's website. The Crocker is at 216 O Street, Sacramento.

Hoist a brew at ‘yappy hour’

Presented by the Sacramento SPCA at Device Brewing Company, the Bow Wow Luau Yappy Hour, from 6-8 p.m. will feature caricature artist Jon Guerzon, who will draw pictures of you and your pet, along with Device owner Ken Anthony, who will be giving a special brewery tour. The Pop Up Truck will also be there serving up creative eats. As usual, $1 from every beer goes to the Sacramento SPCA. Admission is free. Device Brewing Company is at 8166 14th Ave, Ste. A, Sacramento.