Carnivale Celebration in Manitou Springs. Grand Masked Ball with Shakedown Street at Encore! Theater, 10 Old Man's Trail, Fri., Feb. 8, 8 p.m. $8-$15, 471-PLAY. Carnivale parade and street fair, heading west on Manitou Avenue from Memorial Park to Soda Springs Park, 1 p.m. On Saturday. Free, 685-5089.
One Shabbat, One World, a grand shabbat, hot meals, discussions and talks with guest scholar and guitarist Rabbi Zamon Levi. For reservations and information, call Chabad-Lubavitch of Southern Colorado, 719/634-2345. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 8-9.
Asian Festival in honor of Asian-American Awareness Month. Featuring Asian music by several performers, traditional dances, Tai Chi, Tae Kwan Do, exhibits and much more at USC's Hoag Hall, Pueblo. $5-$10, 719/545-8515. Sat., Feb. 9, 7-9 p.m.
Valentine's Dance hosted by El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. at VFW Post 4051, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Featuring music by Sangre Chicana de Jose Angel Moreno and Amistad. $8-$10. For details, call Carmen Abeyta at 450-0863 or Chris Martinez at 520-2416. Sat., Feb. 9, 7-11 p.m.
Facing the Future: Measuring the Impact of Conflict, a panel discussion of the transformation of our civil liberties, the public health system and the economy since Sept. 11. Free, 531-6333. At the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Mon., Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
Chefs' Gala 2002 featuring a competition between local chefs from 18 fine restaurants, live jazz and a concert by the Colorado Springs Chorale at the Antlers Adam's Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $75. RSVP to 634-3737. Sun., Feb. 17, 5-8 p.m.
Ed McCaffrey acting as emcee at the Diabetes Network Fundraiser and Variety Show at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Performers include the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, the Steve Carson Blues Project and Jazz Band, Tom Seldecky, and Henry Quintana. $26-$36, 520-9090. Sun., Feb. 17, 2:30 p.m.
Black History Month Celebration featuring song, dance and poetry by Stacy Dyson and Friends at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Free, 385-7900. Wed., Feb. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.
Jake Norton speaking on his team's 1999 discovery of the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest at Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.