The Rescue of 1.7 Million Japanese from Manchuria Presentation, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Paul Maruyama describes the rescue in 1946 and the heroic efforts of three Japanese men to make their plight known to Gen. Douglas McArthur. Tues., Feb. 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 488-0673 for more.
Mardi Gras in the Mountains, Masonic Temple, 1150 Panorama Drive. $10-$25. Costumes encouraged, semiformal attire required. Big band music with the Bill Emery New Century Big Band, ballroom dancing, family entertainment and more. Fri., Feb. 4, 7:30-11 p.m. Call Jennifer at 761-6002 for more.
Black History Month Drum Gathering, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Hundreds of drummers and dancers in Colorado gather for this event. Free, open to the public and for all levels of experience. Sat., Feb. 5, noon to 6 p.m. Call 303/450-1245 for more.
"Save the Day" Breakfast Fundraiser, Colorado House and Resource Center, 21 S. Wahsatch Ave. $10. Fund-raising breakfast benefiting the Center's transitional housing and self-sufficiency programs for homeless people to achieve self-sufficiency. Thurs., Feb. 10, 7-8:30 a.m. Call 325-0100 for more.
Sweet Tart Ball, Venue 515, BAC, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $35 per person. Proceeds benefit the Manitou Springs Education Foundation. Activities include music, finger foods, desserts, swing-era activities and a cash bar. Fri., Feb. 11, 7:30-11 p.m. Call Cindy at 685-1681 ext. 45 for more.
Dressing the Victorian Lady, Adobe Walls Antique Mall, 2808 W. Colorado Ave. $5. Learn about women's clothing in the Victorian era from Denise Winter. Sat., Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call 630-7328 to register.