1st – 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

4th – Sept. 10th, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm – AIBC Architectural Walking Tours; $10; aibc.ca

5th – 15th – Vancouver Fringe Festival – nearly 100 different theatre artists and companies, mostly on Granville Island; vancouverfringe.com

5 – 15 – Lift, Firehall Arts Centre; contemporary musical set in a lift at Covent Garden Station, London; awkwardstageproductions.com

9-14 – New Play Festival, Arts Club, BMO Theatre Centre; artsclub.com

10th – Helen Fisher, UBC Connects; ubc.ca/ubcconnects

10th – 15th – Try to Remember, PAL Studio Theatre; rdavidstevens.com

12th – 28th – Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver; firstimpressionstheatre.com

12th – Oct. 13th – A Thousand Splendid Suns; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; sweeping tale of war-torn Afghanistan, based on the best-selling novel; artsclub.com

13th – Oct. 5th – Mother of the Maid, Pacific Theatre; mother of Joan of Arc; pacifictheatre.org

19th – 21st – Friends of VPL: Fall Used Book Sale, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; vpl.ca/events

19th – 21st – Scott Thompson: The Buddy Cole Monologues, The Cultch Historic Theatre; thecultch.com

19th – 22nd – Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour; Queen Elizabeth Theatre; Broadway across Canada; ticketmaster.ca

20th – David Suzuki and Stephen Lewis: Climate First Tour, Chan Centre, UBC; 7:00 pm; tickets.ubc.ca; climatefirsttour.ca

21st – End of Life Matters and Marketplace, SFU Vancouver, Hastings St.; free public event designed to open conversations about death and dying; also resource fair; sfu.ca/liberalarts

21st – Canzine Vancouver 2019, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; Canada’s biggest festival of zine culture and independent arts; free; canzine.ca

24th – 29th – Word Vancouver; Vancouver Public Library Central Branch; promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities; seven stages and 80 exhibitors; wordvancouver.ca

25th – Oct. 5th – The Shipment, Firehall Arts Centre; provocative comedy; firehallartscentre.ca

26th – 29th – Interior Design Show, Vancouver Convention Centre West; vancouver.interiordesignshow.com

26th – Oct. 11th – Vancouver International Film Festival, various locations; viff.org

26th – Oct. 13th – Antony & Cleopatra, Studio 58, Langara College; gender-reversed production; ticketstonight.ca

26th – Oct. 26th – The Birds & the Bees, Arts Club Granville Island; Canadian comedy about love, lust and bee-keeping; artsclub.com

28th – Human Rights and the Rule of Law, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform Lecture, The Hon. Louise Arbour, The Vancouver Institute, Free Saturday Evening Lectures at UBC, Instructional Resources Centre, 8:15 pm; http://vancouverinstitute.ca