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Take Your Pick: Today Is Derby Day, Free Comic Book Day, Independent Bookstore Day, and Fight Night

Submitted by on May 2, 2015 – 12:46 pmNo Comment

Are you bored today, Saturday, May 2, 2015? Sorry, but you really don’t have an excuse. Today offers a plethora of nationwide (even global) events. So log on, tune in, or find a participating location near you to join in the fun.

At 6:44pm EST is the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, so bust out your seersucker, mint juleps, and your best giant hat. Coverage runs on NBC from noon until 7:30pm. American Pharaoah is the favorite to win at 5-2 odds, followed closely by the undefeated Dortmund at 3-1.

Are you more bookish than bookie? Luckily, there are two literary themed national events today. Independent Bookstore Day began in California, but expanded across the country this year. Check their website to find a participating retailer near you; it might get you some sweet nerdy swag like signed books, tote bags, or more.

Do your literary tastes bend more towards tights and fighting crime? (Sorry to generalize the vibrant world of comic books and graphic novels, but…) Then head to a participating specialty shop for Free Comic Book Day. That’s right, FREE. Check here to find a retailer near you.

If the day is wearing on, and your still not entertained, maybe you’ve forgotten about the Fight of the Century taking place in Las Vegas? At 11pm EST, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will face off. It might be too late to hop a plane to Sin City (or score a ringside seat for $100K), but there is likely a bar near you showing the fight, or you can order it on Pay-Per-View.

Of course, if you’re still bored, there’s a Royal Baby and Marvel spectacle to keep you busy this weekend.

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