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.
St. Valentine's Ball and Metaphysical Fair, Navajo Hogan, 2817 N. Nevada Ave. $4. Featuring live music, exotic belly dancers, henna tattoos, metaphysical goods, psychic readings and a silent auction. Sun., Feb. 6, 3-7 p.m. Call Deni at 577-9626 for more.
"Save the Day" Breakfast Fundraiser, Colorado House and Resource Center, 21 S. Wahsatch Ave. $10. Fundraising 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.
Manitou's Memorial Park Grand Opening, Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Unveiling of MANIZOO sandbox, created by local artists and decorated by local children. Grand opening of the park's playground. Sat., Feb. 12, 1 p.m. Call 238-9809 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.