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Museums, comic books, boats and flowers | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of May 2-4, 2014, include a free-admission day to the Bellevue Arts Museum and the Volunteer Park Conservatory, and Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day. Films opening include “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Only Lovers Left Alive.”


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AROUND TOWN

Bellevue Arts Museum First Friday: Free admission, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, May 2, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org ).

Free First Saturday, Volunteer Park Conservatory: Free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (206-322-4112 or volunteerparkconservatory.org ).

Free Comic Book Day, Shoreline Library: Free comic books while supplies last, meet and have your picture taken with Stormtroopers and other characters from the Star Wars universe, 10 a.m.; comic book edition of Game On Wii and Xbox 360 games, noon-2 p.m.; tips and supplies to create your own mini graphic novel, 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline; free (206-362-7550 or www.kcls.org).

Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day: Windermere Cup crew races including the University of Washington, Great Britain National Team, Cornell and Dartmouth, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3; parade of decorated boats with “Toys Ahoy” theme to celebrate the opening of boating season, noon, in the Montake Cut from Portage Bay to Webster Point, Seattle (www.seattleyachtclub.org ).

Seattle Chinese Garden Peony Festival: Celebrate blooms in the new peony garden with more than 400 tree peony plants from Luoyang, China, peony art display and painting demonstration; entertainment with music, dance, and martial arts; talks on growing peonies and peonies in Chinese culture; sale of tree peony plants, art/craft items and food/beverages, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 3-4, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-934-5219 or seattlechinesegarden.org).

AT THE MOVIES

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”: Summer is officially here with the arrival of Marc Webb’s web-slinging sequel starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. It has late-night previews Thursday, May 1, and opens Friday, May 2, at several theaters (at many in 3D).

“Only Lovers Left Alive”: Jim Jarmusch’s latest is a “vampire love story” starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. It opens Friday, May 2, at the Guild 45th.

“Hateship Loveship”: Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte and Hailee Steinfeld star in this drama about a woman’s new life as a caregiver to a troubled teenager. It opens Friday, May 2, at the SIFF Cinemas at the Film Center.

“Decoding Annie Parker”: Based on true events, this story stars Samantha Morton as a cancer survivor and Helen Hunt as a geneticist. It opens Friday, May 2, at the Sundance Cinemas.



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