5 events worth checking out in Denver this week

From a night of live music and giveaways at Sensi Night to a day of short and long distance races, there's plenty to enjoy in Denver this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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The Future of Social Change

The University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work is hosting a discussion on the future of social change with philanthropist Trista Harris on Wednesday. The author of the book, "FutureGood," and the co-author "How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar," Harris will discuss avenues to create positive change and the tools available to reach those goals.  

When: Wednesday, April 17, 6-8 p.m.
Where: University of Denver, Sturm Hall, 2000 E. Asbury Ave., Davis Auditorium
Admission: Free

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Sensi Night 

Head over to the EXDO Events Center to score free promotional items, catch performances by local musicians and artists, try out massage and acupuncture stations, visit brand exhibitors, food trucks and more at Sensi Night. Sensi Magazine is a city lifestyle publication that launched in Denver three years ago.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 7-11 p.m.
Where: EXDO Events Center, 1399 35th St.
Admission: Free

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Colorado Youth Congress's 1st Annual Celebration of Impact

The Colorado Youth Congress is celebrating the impact it has made on the local community on Thursday at the SPACE Gallery. Expect food and drinks and to hear from Colorado Youth Congress members on the initiatives they have implement and help affect over the last year.

When: Thursday, April 18, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: SPACE Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive
Admission: $20 (for CYC students and families); $50 (general admission)

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Hoppin' Half Short, Long Distance Runs

Lace 'em up for the Hoppin' Half fun run and short and long distance races on Saturday at Central Park. There are one mile, 10 mile, 5K and 10K races and a half marathon, as well as the Kid's Cottontail Fun Run to provide activities for all ages and experience levels. Four-legged friends are also invited to attend and participate in the runs. 

When: Saturday, April 20, 7 a.m.-noon
Where: Central Park, 8801 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd.
Admission: $30 (Kid's Cottontail Fun Run with shirt and medal; $35 (one mile). More ticket options available.

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420 Extravaganza

Color Up Therapeutics, along with Apothecary Extracts, is hosting the 420 Extravaganza on Saturday that will include live music by DJs and the band "Just Another Station," a yoga class by Big Booty Yoga, an aerial performance by Atherial, an art gallery, a comedy show by Shawn Barron and more. The free event also includes cbd services such as massages by the Denver Integrative Massage School and hand treatments by Stratum Aesthetics, plus food and drink vendors on site. 

When: Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Color Up Therapeutics, 2191 S. Broadway
Admission: Free

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Get out there.

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