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Highlights include In the Heights; the annual Sacramento Dance Sampler, featuring a diverse group of Sacramento-area professional dance companies; the annual Student Awards Exhibition; a guest lecture by writer/director Darin Coelho and a reading by author Jamil Jan Kochai, both of whom are Sac State graduates; and the 16th annual Art History Symposium.The springtime celebration, known colloquially as FoTA, begins Tuesday, April 2. The talents and contributions of Sacramento State’s arts and humanities students and faculty take the spotlight through Sunday, April 7.

U-Create! returns to Seventh and S streets downtown Sacramento from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, April 4. Student and faculty collaborative endeavors in art presentations, dance, music, student readings and other exhibitions are in the offing as usual, but the event has been moved indoors because of weather considerations, said An Vo, external relations and communications coordinator for the College of Arts and Letters. The Verge Center for the Arts, which lent both of its large spaces this year, and Beatnik Studios host several attractions and serve as event co-hosts. Axis Gallery, which adjoins the Verge, also will feature programmed events.

Capping the week is the popular Sunday Funday. The campus welcomes the community from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 7 for family-friendly events, including cultural games and activities from Japan, China and Saudi Arabia. Full Sunday Funday schedule

– Ahmed V. Ortiz