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With spring in full bloom, the first weekend of May is a busy one. On Friday night (May 3), the Vancouver Canucks will play game 2 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. A sell-out is guaranteed and look for many bars and restaurants will be packed with jersey-wearing fans (seats at sports bars tend to fill up early, especially for a weekend game). For a naughtier night, the Rio Theatre in East Vancouver is hosting the 8th annual burlesque festival while downtown the DOXA Documentary Filmmakers attracts a cerebral group of cineophiles. On Saturday, May 4, superhero lovers will delight at Free Comic Book Day. The name really does say it all – shops all across North America give free comic books out to visitors. The revered but short-on-time Waldorf Hotel is hosting a Quattro de Mayo party, the Terminal City Rollergirls are strapping on the roller skates for a spirited match and there’s a artisanal desserts for all at the Baker’s Market Vancouver (60th and Fraser). On Sunday, joggers will lace up for the BMO Vancouver Marathon, the marquee event for Vancouver’s running community. This year, participation has swelled as runners both experienced and novice show their support for marathons across North America.