Best Bets for the Week of April 13-20

April 14 2005, 5:47 AM
9Health Fair-April 16-24
Since 1980 9Health Fair has helped save thousands of lives through free and low-cost early detection and prevention health screening. Blood screening, prostate checks, breast exams, you name it-the 9Health Fair will check you out and help you educate yourself about the issues. Saturday through Sunday; event times vary. Event venues vary. Screenings prices vary, although some are free. For more information, visit www.9healthfair.org. Moving to End Sexual Assault's Canine Classic-April 17
Nearly one in eight adult women (that's 12.1 million Americans) are the victims of forcible rape sometime in their lives, according to the National Victim Center and Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center. April is sex assault awareness month and Boulder's Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), a nonprofit organization, is working to bring this important issue to the forefront with its annual Canine Classic fund-raiser. This light-hearted 5K and 10K run/walk for dog lovers features a scenic course around the Boulder Reservoir, pooch pools, and special pet prizes. Of course, the event is also open to those without canine companionship. Stick around after the race for BJ's microbrew beer, food, giveaways, and awards for top pledge earners. Sunday 9 a.m. The Boulder Reservoir. Entrants are encouraged to collect pledges for their participation. To register, visit www.active.com. For more information, visit www.movingtoendsexualassault.org. Denver Nuggets' Last Regular Season Game-April 19
Yes, there will be more games now that the Nuggs have clinched a playoff berth, but the last regular home game is sure to be a blast. The Pepsi Center has had a energized vibe for the past month-feel it for yourself. Tuesday 7 p.m. The Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. Ticket prices vary. Call 303-830-TIXS.

Mile-High Music
The concert highlights for the week:

  • Snoop Dogg-April 17: The Doggfather joins forces with The Game for their "How the West was Won Tour." Sunday 8 p.m. Magness Arena, DU campus, Evans Avenue and University Boulevard. $39, $49, $53.50. Call 303-830-TIXS.
  • Tori Amos-April 19: Amos' most recent release, The Beekeeper, brings her back to her Christian roots. The daughter of a Methodist minister, Amos took time to research religion and spirituality in the making of this album. Her haunting voice and stunning piano are even more breathtaking in person. Tuesday 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. Ticket prices vary. Call 303-830-TIXS.
  • U2-April 20 and 21: Fresh off the iPod commercials, Bono and U2 tour to promote the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb album. These perennially cool Irish rockers continually re-invent themselves and this latest release is no exception. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m. The Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. Ticket prices vary. Call 303-830-TIXS.
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