Need to Know, Need to Go: Nov 22—28

Artsy, local events to check out around the Lower Mainland

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Arts & Culture events to catch around the city. Image courtesy of Brianna Quan

By: Gurleen Aujla, Peak Associate

Lumière YVR | Runs until November 30 | FREE | Various locations in Vancouver 

Light up the night with art installations across the West End! In its 8th year, Lumière will showcase a range of light structures in four locations: English Bay, Jim Deva Plaza, Granville Island, and the Bentall Centre. A standout is the “Canopy Lights” installation, which allows audiences to see their voices visualized as light patterns. For more information, visit the Lumière YVR website or Instagram

Sankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots | Runs until March 27, 2022 | $13 | Museum of Anthropology 

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents Sankofa, an exhibit highlighting the stories and vitality of African and Black communities in Vancouver and around the world. The 130+ works centre around themes of “recognition, remembrance, reconnection,” restoration, reparation, reclamation, restitution, return, and reconstruction. The word “sankofa” is from the Ghanaian Akan language and “is the idea of moving forward while reaching back to connect to one’s heritage.” For more information and tickets, see MOA’s website

Contemporary Inspirations | Runs until November 27 | FREE | Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery

White Rock’s Pop-Uptown program supports local artists in sharing their creations with the community. In this exhibit, seven women artists will showcase their works on nature, humanity, and making meaningful connections. The gallery is located at 15140 North Bluff Rd. For more information and exhibit hours, visit the city of White Rock’s website

Setting the Table For Food Justice With Tammara Soma | November 23, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | FREE | Online and In-Person

As part of the President’s Faculty Lectures, Tammara Soma will discuss various facets of food security as an issue of equity, justice, identity, and culture. Soma is an “assistant professor at SFU’s School of Resource and Environmental Management and the research director of SFU’s Food Systems Lab.” The event will be live-streamed and there will be limited tickets for in-person attendance at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre. For more information and to register, see Eventbrite.