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Five cool things to do this week (October 4 to 10)

On this week's agenda: party at a pumpkinfest, do a late-night art crawl, and peek into Joe Fresh's new e-shop.

Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China, Forever bicycles art installation, Nuit Blanche

“Forever Bicycles”, art installation by Ai Weiwei

1. Rock pink

Tickle the town pink this Sunday for the 22nd annual CIBC Run for the Cure. Whether walking, running, or cheering on friends and family, why not get crazy with the bright and happy hue. (We’ll see you in there in our hot pink tights!)

CIBC Run for the Cure, October 6

2. Hit a pumpkinfest

Canada’s pumpkinfests aren’t just about who grew the biggest pumpkin, they also boast arts & craft shows, live musical performances, eating and baking contests, and a whole-lotta other pretty fun activities. Our top picks: See Canadian indie rockers the Trews and catch a celebrity seed-spitting contest at Port Elgin’s Pumpkinfest; head to Clovermead Farm for the “Great Pumpkin Roof Drop”, or breeze through an open air market and build your own scarecrow in West Vancouver.

Pumpkinfest, October 5-6, Port Elgin, Ontario

Pumpkinfest, October 5-6, West Vancouver

Colvermead Farm, Every Saturday in October, Aylmer, Ontario

3. Sip soup

Have the extra set of sheets come out to keep cozy, yet? Pair your linens with a cup up soup for the ultimate fall experience this weekend. Need a recipe? Try out one of our 31 best soup recipes!

4. Take an art stroll

If you’re local to Toronto, it’s that time of year again to toast the country’s most creative minds and see the city in a new light as it gets transformed into a series of art installations after dark. This Saturday, fill a thermos (with your homemade soup), take a stroll and explore over 100 contemporary art projects at the free all-night event.

Nuit Blanche, October 5, 6:51 pm to sunrise

5. Shop Joe Fresh

The rumors are true: Joe Fresh has officially opened its virtual doors and fans of the retailer can now purchase their goods online! If you have yet to check out their fall and winter collection, we highly recommend you get cozy on the couch tonight and do some online window shopping; the peices are as sweet as their affordable price point!

Visit Joe Fresh online

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