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.