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Rare casino sighting has jazz great Herbie Hancock at the MontBleu

There is a bit of offbeat casting in the current movie “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” That’s Herbie Hancock, the great jazz pianist, as the Defense Minister. It isn’t his first movie (“Miles Ahead,” “Indecent Proposal,” and he won an Academy Award for scoring “ ’Round Midnight”), but it’s an unlikely place for him to be spotted, which ironically is pretty much in keeping with his career during which he’s frequently gone into unexpected territory.

Food & Drink

Chefs go head to head in rice challenge

Top-rated chefs will compete August 24 in the Lord of Rice culinary challenge at Ten22, 1022 2nd Street, Old Sacramento. The winner receives a cash prize and a trip to Macau, mainland China to help judge the "World's Best Rice" competition. The local event includes live music, food samples and beer and wine sampling. 5 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets $49 lordofrice.com.

Food & Drink

The best way to drink whiskey, according to science

Two chemists published a paper this week in the journal Scientific Reports on the best way to drink whiskey. Bjorn Karlsson and Ran Friedman of the Linnaeus University Center for Biomaterials Chemistry are not whiskey drinkers, but Friedman did visit Scotland, and he raised an eyebrow at the locals' dedication to watering down even the fanciest Scotch.

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Watch Peter Dinklage hunt a killer in the creepy trailer for Rememory

In this sci-fi thriller, Peter Dinklage tries to get inside the mind to hunt down a murderer. But can he do it while maintaining his own sanity?
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Watch Peter Dinklage hunt a killer in the creepy trailer for Rememory 2:15

Watch Peter Dinklage hunt a killer in the creepy trailer for Rememory

Maren Conrad explains the significance of koi fish in her MARRS Building mural 1:25

Maren Conrad explains the significance of koi fish in her MARRS Building mural

Bryan Valenzuela discusses how recent events in Charlottesville have influenced his mural for Wide Open Walls 1:26

Bryan Valenzuela discusses how recent events in Charlottesville have influenced his mural for Wide Open Walls

See Sacramento's Unique V Street Garden 1:10

See Sacramento's Unique V Street Garden