7,000 beach balls are printed to resemble globes in the Walk Among Worlds installation at Nuit Blanche 2014. (Courtesy ScotiabankNuitBlanche.ca)

7,000 beach balls were printed to resemble globes in the Walk Among Worlds installation at Nuit Blanche 2014. (Courtesy ScotiabankNuitBlanche.ca)

Nuit Blanche is back in Toronto and that means you can experience art all night long among hoards of people in the streets of the downtown. Eating poutine, playing ping pong and getting scared before Halloween are just a few of the things you can get involved in this weekend. Check out our full list of top things to do this weekend.

1. Nuit Blanche Toronto

Walk the streets of Toronto and see some innovative art installations around the city for Nuit Blanche Toronto. This annual art event is back for its 11th year and will showcase artworks all night long.

Location: Multiple venues Date: Oct. 1 Time: sunset to sunrise Cost: Free

2. SPiN Toronto turns five

Play ping pong all night long at SPiN Toronto while listening to futuristic music and viewing art installations. The table tennis bar is celebrating five years of business with this event. There will be a DJ and free ping pong, of course.

Location: SPiN Toronto Date: Sept. 30 Time: 9 p.m. Cost: Free

3. Eleventh Annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship

Try your luck at eating as much poutine as you can at Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship. Brace yourself for three different eating competitions: amateur, professional and a charity challenge. Smoke’s Poutinerie will also be giving out free poutine all day at Dundas Square. Aside from poutine eating there will also be entertainment, prizes and games.

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square Date: Oct. 1 Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free

4. Toronto Vintage Clothing Show

Find some unique clothing pieces to liven up your closet at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show. Try on retro designer handbags, accessories and jewelry that will take your look to the next level.

Location: Heritage Court (west end of Enercare Centre) at Exhibition Place Date: Oct. 1 and 2 Time: Saturday 10 a.m. to 5p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $10 cash only

5. Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

Get into the Halloween spirit at Halloween Haunt as it kicks off this weekend. Ride roller coasters and scream through spooky mazes every Friday and Saturday night in October.

Location: Canada’s Wonderland Date: Friday and Saturday nights in October Time: 7 p.m. to midnight Cost: $31.99 when booked online; $45.99 at the gate

6. Toronto Oktoberfest

Get your lederhosen on and head out to Toronto Oktoberfest. Celebrate Oktoberfest with European and German beer as well as traditional food and music. There will be also be a keg tapping event event Friday night. Saturday’s festivities include a carnival during the day and the Ein Prosit Party in the evening.

Location: Multiple venues Date: Oct. 1 Time: Friday 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday 11:30 a.m. to midnight Cost: General admission $22-$25 online; $30 at the door

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