by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Le Jazz Hot & r & Stephane Grappelli died in '97; Django Reinhardt, way back in '53. They did as much as anyone to establish the violin and the guitar as suitable instruments for jazz. Now, if you want to float back in time to the smoky syncopations of a Parisian nightclub, you can't do any better than listening to Seattle-based Pearl Django -- two fiddles, a guitar and a double bass -- do their thing at Di Luna's in Sandpoint on Friday and Saturday night. Call (208) 263-4851.
Never Up, Never In & r & If your playing partners reach in fewer strokes than it takes you to get out of the rough, then maybe you need the kind of Golf Makeover that PGA pro Ron Hanson will explain during his seminars at the Spokane Golf Show this weekend. Besides, this confab offers a giant indoor hitting net, the Bunker Blast competition, a golf equipment swap, free rounds at regional courses and much more. Stroll into the Convention Center on Saturday from 10 am-6 pm or on Sunday from 10 am-4 pm. Tickets: $8; it's free for kids. Visit www.spokanegolfshow.com or call 466-0510.
Salchow Sobbing & r & When Michelle Kwan withdrew from the Winter Olympics' figure skating competition, was that wailing noise the sound of NBC executives weeping?
Elementary Class Warfare & r & Missoula Children's Theatre brings its production of Robin Hood to the Panida on Saturday. In it, Robin and His Merry Band "seek the help of the Foresters and manage to waylay the Aristocrats." Sounds to us like a not-so-subtle allusion to the perpetual strife between lovable Earth First! eco-terrorists and dastardly mega-corporations. The real trouble doesn't occur, however, until one of the boys wearing Kendall Green tights trades in his arrow-quiver for a quail gun and reveals himself to be ... the Vice President of the United States! (Just kidding.) The antics in Sherwood Forest begin at 2 pm and 7 pm; tickets are just $8.50 (and $5.50 for children). Visit www.panida.com or call (208) 263-9191. Just think: Dick Cheney in tights.
Sustain This & r & Ninety-eight percent of us aren't farmers and don't really understand what it takes to grow food. Remedy your ignorance next Tuesday at 11:30 am at SFCC with the showing of The Future of Food, a film that shows how consumers can fight back against the corporatizing of what we eat. At the same time the next day, Feb. 22, Chef David Blaine and culinary students will show us all how to get back to organic foods and sustainable agriculture by preparing an organic pork sausage gumbo along with veggie sandwiches, paninis and spelt salad for up to 150 people. Call 533-3614.