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Ruff Mudder

You’ve heard of Tough Mudder — an obstacle-laden race during which participants are thoroughly soaked in mud — but have you heard of Ruff Mudder? Tough Mudder is partnering with online pet product retailer, Chewy, to help celebrate the rich relationships we have with our pets by featuring seven canine-friendly challenges, like the Mini Mudderhorn and the Boa Constrictor, during an event in Black Diamond this Saturday. Races begin at 10 a.m. with waves starting up until 3 p.m. Don’t forget toregister online in advance and bring your pup’s vaccination records. More information can be found online.

Tacoma Night Market

If you haven’t been to the Tacoma Night Market, what exactly are you waiting for? It’s got something for everyone. Artists and local vendors? Check. Yummy local food? You betcha. Great drinks? Yup. Sweet Treats? Duh! Live music? Absolutely. We know what you’re thinking, the night market couldn’t possibly be partially held on a rooftop overlooking a resplendent Tacoma nightscape. Oh, wait. It can. Don’t miss this month’s market from 5 to 10 p.m. this Saturday night at Alma Mater. The event is free and open to all ages.

Gig Harbor Film Festival Kick-Off

The Gig Harbor Film Festival is kicking things off with a special screening of award-winning documentary Boom about Tacoma-based rock band, The Sonics. Director Jordan Albertson and members of The Sonics will be in attendance for the screening and afterparty. The film includes interviews with groups like Pearl Jam, The Sex Pistols, Heart, Mudhoney, and many others. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Galaxy Uptown Luxury Theater before the party moves to the 7 Seas Brewery.