May 1st – 5th – Misery, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club Theatre; based on Stephen King’s chilling thriller; artsclub.com

May 1st – 5th – Metis Mutt, Firehall Theatre; firehallartscentre.ca

May 1st – 6th – Me and You, BMO Theatre Centre, Arts Club; comedy that gives a unique face to sisterhood; artsclub.com

May 1st – 25th – The History of the World, York Theatre; thecultch.com

May 2nd – 19th – The Cherry Orchard, Jericho Arts Centre; presented by the Smoking Gun Collective; jerichoartscentre.com

May 3rd – 5th – Friends of the Vancouver Public Library: Spring Used Book Sale; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; vpl.ca/events

May 3rd – 5th – The Lawyer Show 2018:  The Drowsy Chaperone, Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island; carouseltheatre.ca

May 3rd – 13th – DOXA Documentary Film Festival; various venues; doxafestival.ca

May 4th – Beverley McLachlin; UBC Robson Square; former Chief Justice of Canada talks about her debut novel; writersfest.bc.ca

May 4th – 28th – Crafted Vancouver – throughout the city; craftedvancouver.com

May 5th-6th – Got Craft? Spring Edition, Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St.; curated boutique event; gotcraft.com/event

May 8th – 12th – Bears, The Cultch Historic Theatre; a comedy about the Kinder Morgan Pipeline; from Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Punctuate! Theatre; thecultch.com

May 8th – 12th – Des Arbres, Studio 16, 1545 W. 7th; funny and eye-opeining; seizieme.ca

May 8th – 19th – The Best Brothers; Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver; two middle-aged sons bicker over mother’s funeral arrangements and her personal effects; kaymeekcentre.com

May 8th – 27th – Wet; Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave; Canadian soldier returns home to her husband and young daughter; theatrewire.com

May 9th – Incite: New Fiction to Fall For, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch; 7:30 pm; free; sneak peek at some of this season’s most buzzworthy fiction; writers-fest.bc.ca

May 9th – 12th – Into the Woods; Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; North Shore light Opera Society; nslos.com

May 10th – 19th – Molly Misbegotten, Havana Theatre, intimate coming of age drama; mtstheatre.com

May 10th – 26th – Marion Bridge, Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver; stars Nicola Cavendish; artsclub.com

May 10th – 26th – Shirley Valentine; Deep Cove Shaw Theatre; North Vancouver; first-impressionstheatre.com

May 10th – July 8th – Mamma Mia!; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA.; artsclub.com

May 11th – June 9th – Tolkien; Pacific Theatre; J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis pushed eacch other’s imagingations; pacifictheatre.org

May 17th – 27th – Les Filles Du Roi (The King’s Daughters), York theatre; trilingual musical set in the 17th Century; thecultch.com

May 17th – June 8th – The Cake; Pacific Theatre; wedding cake for two brides; pacifictheatre.org

May 23rd – 26th – Contes Cruels (Cruel Tales), Firehall Arts Centre; multi-disciplinary piece; firehallartscentre.ca