Shipyards Night Market, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, Friday nights, 5:00 to 10:00 pm; free admission, 30+ food trucks; northshoregreenmarkets.com

Ladner Village Market – the best one around – June 23rd, July 14th & 28th, August 11th & 25th, Sept. 8th; ladnervillagemarket.com

Richmond Night Market, 8351 River Road, Richmond; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; doors 7:00 pm; more than 100 food stalls and 200 vendors – $4.25; richmondnightmarket.com

1st – 14th – Matilda the Musical, Stanley Stage, Arts Club; artsclub.com

1st – 20th – Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; artsclub.com

6th – 22nd – Wait Until Dark, Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North vancouver; deepcovestage.com

7th – 30th – Jerusalem, Jericho Arts Centre, larger than life character; unitedplayers.ca

21st – July 1st – Vancouver International Jazz Festival; plenty of free concerts; coastaljazz.ca

21st – Sept. 15th – Bard on the Beach, Vanier Park; The Taming of the Shrew; All’s Well that Ends Well, Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Love; bardonthebeach.org

Coming

July 5th – August 17th – Theatre Under the Stars – Mamma Mia and Disney’s Newsies, Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park; tuts.ca