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

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

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

Unlimited Digital Access. $1 for 4 weeks.

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 (

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


“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.