Need to Know, Need to Go: Nov. 29—Dec. 5

Artsy, local events to check out around the Lower Mainland

Illustration of a blue calendar, with
Arts & Culture events to catch around the city. Image courtesy of Brianna Quan

By: Sara Wong, Arts & Culture Editor

Book sale | Nov. 30 | FREE | SFU Surrey

Looking for some new reading material going into winter break? Browse through this collection of affordable, gently used books! Also up for grabs are new and used board games and CDs. All sales are cash only, with proceeds going towards United Way of the Lower Mainland, a non-profit dedicated to supporting youth, seniors, and families experiencing poverty. For more information about this book sale, visit the events page on SFU’s website.

Virtual Humanity | Dec. 4–5 | $10 | Online

Focusing on Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer storytelling, this Zee Zee Theatre event invites attendees to partake in transformative one-on-one conversations. The hosts will pair attendees with storytellers at the start of the event. Check out Zee Zee Theatre’s website for more information on Virtual Humanity and to reserve your spot. 

Comedy shows | Now until Dec. 18 | Prices vary | Little Mountain Gallery

Due to redevelopment plans, Little Mountain Gallery (LMG) — a community hub for local comedy — will be closing at the end of the year. Say farewell by attending one of their improv or stand-up shows. A full schedule can be found on LMG’s website. The last event, a fundraiser towards finding a new space for LMG, will be held Dec. 17–18. For updates, follow LMG on Facebook or Instagram.

Steven Shearer | Now until Feb. 13 | By donation | Polygon Gallery

The titular artist of this exhibit is a prolific local creative, having produced over 74,000 pieces. Shearer is associated with a group of artists known as the “Vancouver School.” Their style of conceptual photography became internationally recognized in the art world. Shearer’s work considers “the ways people remember and idealize one another.” This exhibit marks his first solo show since 2007. Check out the gallery’s website for more information about Steven Shearer and health and safety guidelines.

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