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May 3, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Saturday Memo: Who won the pot-shop lottery? … Boating season starts … Richard Sherman goes to D.C.

weatherWeather:  High near 60, rain expected later. National Weather Service forecast.

Pot-store lottery: The results of the state lottery to determine which entrepreneurs have the best chance to open recreational-marijuana stores were released Friday by the state Liquor Control Board. The state allocated 21 stores for Seattle, where 191 applicants got through initial screenings to qualify for the lottery. Read more from pot reporter Bob Young, and check out the map to see where future stores might be. Sodo looks like a hot spot.

Opening day: Boating, parades, and a bit of traffic (note the closure of the Montlake Bridge) on the roads. Opening day is a celebration of spring for the people lucky enough to have boats and for those of us who might try to make friends this season with someone who owns one.  Making a big deal out of the first Saturday in May has been a local tradition since 1920, a few years after the opening of the Montlake Cut, the narrow canal linking Portage Bay to Lake Washington. Madeline McKenzie lays out the day for you, from the noon parade, to information for parking around the University of Washington.

Sounders take on Philly tonight: The Sounders play at home against the Philadephia Union at 7 p.m. Reporter Joshua Mayers previews the match and looks at Federal Way-native Lamar Neagle’s “scoring touch.” Coverage starts at 7 p.m. on Channel 13.

What do Richard Sherman and Joel McHale have in common? Tonight, the two celebrities from our area will be at the Nerd Prom, also known as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Sherman, getting plenty of respect in these post-Super Bowl months, is a guest of the Huffington Post at the annual D.C. event, where journalists get awkwardly cozy with newsmakers and the President of the United States does a few minutes of standup.  Joel McHale — who stars in NBC’s “Community” and who grew up here and graduated from the University of Washington — is the night’s main entertainment (except for President Obama, of course). All of it, the arrivals, McHale’s and Obama’s comedy routines — will be on C-SPAN tonight, starting at 3 p.m, with reruns throughout the night.

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