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9th Annual Darius Goes West Day

It’s three days, actually, of fun fundraising led by local hero Darius Weems and his merry band of hero enablers. Dealing for Darius at The Rail has all your favorite card games with prizes and food and drink specials (Thursday, 6–10 p.m. $20 for Casino, $40 for Poker). The next evening, watch The Goonies in the open air outside Epting Events, preceded by a mini-carnival plus BBQ and strongman Justin Sulham pulling a firetruck across the parking lot (Friday, 6–10:30 p.m., $10 per car). Saturday morning brings a running, walking, wheelchairing 5K, starting from the Classic Center warehouses on Foundry St. (7:30–10 a.m., $25 to preregister); and Saturday evening you get to see Darius live, doing his hip hop thing with other artists at Little Kings (9 p.m.–2 a.m., $5). It’s all to raise money for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. For more info see