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Free movie nights return to Sacramento’s District 5

Friday kicks off the Sacramento City Council’s District 5 Free Summer Movie Nights. The first movie in the series will be Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out” at Belle Cooledge Park, 5900 S. Land Park Drive. “Star Wars” shows Saturday at Colonial Playground in the city’s Colonial Heights neighborhood. Next weekend’s movie is “Zootopia,” which will be shown Aug. 5 at Curtis Park and Aug. 6 at McClatchy Park in Oak Park. All movies start at sundown – about 8:20 p.m. these days – and include free popcorn. For more information, go to the website of District 5 Councilman Jay Schenirer at www.jayschenirer.com/news.html.

Educators hold learning summit at CSUS

Hundreds of local teachers, administrators, teaching students and school officials will attend “Better Together: California Teachers Summit” at California State University, Sacramento, starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Sacramento State is one of 38 locations across California hosting educators for the second annual event, which features presentations on effective classroom strategies and discussions on various education topics in a free statewide day of learning and networking. The summit will take place at the Leslie and Anita Harper Alumni Center, 6000 J St., Sacramento. For the second year in a row, State Superintendent of Public Instruction (and this week’s acting governor) Tom Torlakson will provide opening remarks at the sold-out event.

Concerts in the Park season continues tonight

Sacramento’s longest-running outdoor music festival, Concerts in the Park, continues Friday at Cesar Chavez Plaza. The Brodys will headline tonight’s show, which also includes The J Band, Trapacana and JosephONE, a DJ. World-renowned performance painter David Garibaldi will also appear. The event begins at 5 p.m., 910 I St., in downtown Sacramento.

Editors note (July 29): This post has been corrected. The previous version erroneously said that Concerts in the Park will end this week; the concert series runs through next Friday, Aug. 5. The previous version also had an inaccurate lineup.

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