April 1st -14th – Bar Mitzvah Boy, Pacific Theatre; by Mark Leiren-Young; pacifictheatre.org

April 1st – 14th – Rent, The Shop Theatre, 3030 E. Broadway; brownpapertickets.com

April 1st – 15th – Enron, Jericho Arts Centre; rise and fall of the Enron corporation; jerichoartscentre.com

April 1st –  21st – Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen; Firehall Arts Theatre; hit show brought back – 6 artists playing 17 different instruments; firehallartscentre.ca/onstage/chelsea

April 1st – 22nd – The Humans, Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; family drama; 2017 Tony Award winner

April 1st – 31st – Butcher, Historic Theatre, The Cultch;  thriller in which a war criminal reckons with one of his victims; thecultch.com

April 3rd – 29th – Cherry Blossom Festival; venues and parks around town; vcbf.ca

April 4th – 15th – Remote Control, Presentation House, North Vancouver; remotecontroltheplay.com

April 5th – Criminally Good Stories; Vancouver Public Library, Kitsilano Branch; 8:00 pm; local crime writers; vpl.ca/events

April 5th – TWS Reading Series with Timothy Taylor; Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St.; sfu.ca/continuing-studies/programs

April 5th – 21st – Mr Burns, A Post-Electric Play; Studio 1398, Granville Island; survivors of the collapse of civilization piece together the plot of The Simpsons; theatrewire.com

April 5th – May 5th – Misery, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club Theatre; based on Stephen King’s chilling thriller; artsclub.com

April 6th – 14th – Once On This Island, Redgate Revue Stage, Granville Island; a one-act musical; ootivan.brownpapertickets.com

April 6th – 21st – Blithe Spirit, Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver; deepcovestage.com

April 7th – Stand Up Straight! Our Posture and How History Shapes Our Anatomy, Professor Sander Gilman, Emory University; Vancouver Institute Lecture; 8:15 pm; free;  Lecture Hall No.2, Instructional Resources Centre, UBC; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

April 11th – Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas with journalists, Elizabeth Renzetti, Judy Rebick and Lauren McKeon, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 7:30 pm; free; vpl.ca/events

April 11th – 15th – Communion, Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver; speedbumptheatre.com

April 11th – 22nd – Incident at Vichy, Studio 16, 1551 W. 7th Avenue; Arthur Miller’s drama about persecution in 2nd World War; theatreintheraw.ca

April 12th – May 6th – Me and You, BMO Theatre Centre, Arts Club; comedy that gives a unique face to sisterhood; artsclub.com

April 13th – 21st – Nine Dragons, Gateway Theatre, Richmond; murder mystery set in colonial Hong Kong; www.gatewaytheatre.com

April 17th – 29th – World Without Us, Cultch Historic Theatre; thecultch.com

April 18th – 29th – The Explanation, Cultch’s Vancity Culture Lab; thecultch.com

April 19th – Waneek Horn-Miller on The Wisdom of Reconciliation: A roadmap for multiculturalism; 6:30 – 9:30; Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, UBC Campus; tickets: https://tickets.ubc.ca/online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=9A12E86D-6F6E-4283-9DA1-C7DAC0FFD7C5

April 25th – May 5th – Metis Mutt, Firehall Theatre; firehallartscentre.ca

April 25th – May 25th – The History of the World, York Theatre; thecultch.com