“Essence of Michigan” Mardi Gras Ball: U-M Krewe Bleu Club.:
Dancing to recorded music, Creole hors d’oeuvres, and a show of artwork. Proceeds donated to Covenant House, which aims to decrease youth homelessness and human trafficking. 8–11 p.m., Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom. $15 at mutotix.umich.edu ($20 after Feb. 18. and at the door)., . . . . . .