May 1st – 2nd – Baking Time; Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver; collaboration with UK’s Oily Cart Theatre; phtheatre.org

May 1st – 4th – The Piano Teacher; BMO Theatre Centre, Arts Club; artsclub.com

May 1st –  6th – Mom’s the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty; Arts Club Granville Island; artsclub.com

May 1st –  20th – Circle Game; Firehall Arts Centre; music by Joni Mitchell; firehallartscentre.com

May 1st – 20th – On a First Name Basis, Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver; comedy of love; firstimpressionstheatre.com

May 1st –  26th – End of the Rainbow; Jericho Arts Centre; about Judy Garland; brownpapertickets.com

May 4th – 7th Annual Seniors’ Multicultural Festival; South Granville Seniors Centre; 12th; 10:30 – 3:30;  free; southgranvilleseniors.ca

May 4th – Mary Walsh in Conversation with Lisa Christiansen; Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC, 7:30 pm; comedian and novelist; tickets.theatrewire.com

May 4th – 14th – DOXA Documentary Film Festival; multiple venues; doxafestival.ca

May 4th – 20th – On a First Name Basis; Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver; comedy of love; firstimpressionstheatre.com

May 11th – June 9th – Tolkien by Ron Reed; Pacific Theatre, 12th; friendship between Tolkien and C.S. Lewis; pacifictheatre.org

May 11th – July 9th – Million Dollar Quartet; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; Presley, Cash, Lewis and Perkins musical; artsclub.com

May 17th – June 3rd – Children of God, York Theatre; new musical about the children of an Oju-Cree family sent to residential school; thecultch.com

May 18th – Northern Tapestry: A Lost World; The Cultch, Vancity Studio Theatre; multimedia show of Canadian landscape; writers; poets with original music; tickets.thecultch.com

May 25th – 27th – Friends of the VPL: Spring Used Book Sale; Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 10:am – 5:00 pm; friendsofthevpl.ca

May 25th – 28th – Art! Vancouver 2017, Vancouver Convention Centre East; international art fair; artvancouver.net

May 25th – June 10th – The Hunger Room, PAL Studio Theatre; dark thriller that explores loneliness; staircasetheatre.com

May 27th – 24-Hour Movie Marathon, 10 am till 10 am May 28th, Cinematheque, thecinematheque.ca

May 27th – Bard on the Beach with Christopher Gaze, West Vancouver Memorial Library, 10:30 – 12:00 noon; an in-depth look at the festival experience, free; westvanlibrary.ca

May 27th – 28th – Artists in Our Midst: West of Main Art Walk; 11:00 to 5:00 pm; more than 50 artists from Main St. to West Point Grey show their works; artistsinourmidst.com

May 28th – 38th Annual New Westminster’s Heritage Homes Tour; 11 homes spanning 7 decades of heritage craftsmanship; 10:00 to 5:00 pm; newwes-theheritage.org

May 29th – John Atkin Talk: A Brief History of South Hill; South Hill Neighbourhood Centre, 5888 Fraser St.; 7:30 pm; free; johnatkin.com

May 29th – June 4th – Vancouver International Children’s Festival; Granville Island; childrensfestival.ca/

May – June 10th – Outside Mullinger, Pacific Theatre; John Patrick Shanley’s charming story of Ireland; pacifictheatre.org

May – June 15th – Hand to God; BMO Theatre Centre, 162 W. 1st; presented by the Arts Club Theatre; artsclub.com

Illumination Summer Night Market; Friday – Sunday, 7:00 pm to 11:00/12:00; 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond (behind Home Depot just west of the Knight St Bridge; more than 300 food and merchandise booths; summernightmarket.com

Richmond Night Market; 8351 River Road; Friday – Sunday, 7:00 pm to 12:00 more than 200 stalls, rides; richmondnightmarket.com

Shipyards Night Market; Foot of Lonsdale, North Vancouver; Friday nights, 5:00 – 10:00 pm; northshoregreenmarkets.com