1. Close to 4,000 racers and 1,000 spectators are expected for this year’s Rugged Maniac event, set for Saturday (Aug. 13) at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. More than two dozen obstacles – tunnels, trampolines, fire pits, a 50-foot waterslide and more – are part of the race, which includes a festival full of music, food and beer. Part proceeds from the event will be going to the Canucks For Kids Foundation. Check it out online at Ruggedmaniac.com/events/vancouver.
2. Amrit Bains, a local musician best known for his upbeat songs about life in Surrey (including the TV news-worthy “Super Sweet City”), returns to the stage on Saturday evening (Aug. 13) with “Fun in Surrey,” the title of his concert at Surrey Arts Centre. Show time is 7 p.m. for the family-friendly performance, tickets for which are $10 via 604-501-5566 and Tickets.surrey.ca.
3. Demonstrations, displays, live music and crafts are featured at Surrey Museum’s Fibre Arts and Crafts Festival, on Saturday (Aug. 13) from 1 to 4 p.m. The free event will also involve a finger weaving exploration with Mechtild Morin, a visit by fashion historian Ivan Sayers and dog hair-spinning lessons from Philippa Joy. It all happens at 17710 56A Ave. For details visit Surrey.ca/heritage.