Light up your rides for Saturday's Bike the Night

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Bike the Night

Grab your gear and your bike and hit up B.C.’s largest open streets night ride ever. It’s Bike the Night, where some of Vancouver’s most iconic roadways will be open up to bicyclists for riding after dark. Deck out your bike in lights and spread good cycling vibes with more than 5,000 riders on this 10- kilometre slow roll. Costumes and speakers encouraged. They’re even closing down the Burrard Bridge and holding a dance party on it. Plus there are pre- and post-ride parties to enjoy. Pre-registration required.

When: Sept. 7, 6 to 9 p.m.

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Where: Sunset Beach Park, Beach Avenue and Bute Street

Human Library

Photo iStock
Photo iStock

You’ve heard of book libraries or tool libraries, but how about a Human Library? Zee Zee Theatre is hosting the unusual “borrowing” event that allows people to “check out” a person for a 20-minute one-on-one convo. Why? They explain: “By connecting people who under normal circumstances might not have had a chance to sit down and talk, the library enables groups to break stereotypes by challenging common prejudices in a positive manner.”

When: Sept. 7 and 8, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St.

Facade Festival

Photo courtesy Facade Festival
Photo courtesy Facade Festival

A selection of contemporary B.C. artists, both established and early career, have been commissioned to create 10 stunning, site-specific works of art that will be projected onto the Georgia Street facade of the historic Vancouver Art Gallery. Different projections will be up each night, then a collection will be shown on closing night. The free event takes place from sunset to midnight.

When: Sept. 8 to 13, sunset to midnight

Where: Georgia Street side of the Vancouver Art Gallery

Indoor Plants sale at UBC Botanical Garden

Photo Rebecca Blissett
Photo Rebecca Blissett

Do ferns give you the feels? Are you a sucker for succulents? The UBC Botanical Garden’s courtyard indoor plant sale is for you. They’ll have an array of plants, containers, and accessories for sale, along with expert gardeners on hand to answer your plant parenting questions.

When: Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: UBC Botanical Garden’s Shop in the Garden, 6804 Soutwest Marine Dr.

Farmers’ Harvest Menu at Wildebeest

Photo courtesy of Wildebeest
Photo courtesy of Wildebeest

Wildebeest will continue showcasing its ever-growing family of farm providers across the province when it debuts a Farmers’ Harvest Menu Sept. 5 to 18. The menu stars five vegetable-forward dishes from B.C. growers and is available for $60 per person plus tax and gratuity, with optional beverage pairings available for $32 per person. The feature menu is available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis in addition to Wildebeest’s regular nightly menu.

When: Sept. 5 to 18

Where: Wildebeest, 120 West Hastings St.

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