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The Weekend Guide

cider pressing and harvest party!

Work your core.

MAKE
Cider Pressing and Harvest Party
What:
Squish out a season’s worth of appley goodness (those mulled ciders don’t make themselves) while munching on donuts and potluck eats.
Why: Put your frightful sewing skills to use at the scarecrow contest.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-dusk.
Where: Red Fire Farm, 7 Carver St., Granby (413-467-7645).

SHIMMY
So You Think You Can Salsa
What:
Prove your mettle during a muy exhilarating, Jack-and-Jill dance-off judged by both local instructors and audience members.
Why: Winners get the chance to dance onstage with Kings of Salsa next week; losers still get free munchies.
When: Tonight, midnight.
Where: Club Caribe, 777 Memorial Dr., Cambridge (617-513-9841). Tickets ($12) at the door, sign up by 11 p.m. inside the club. Parking is free.

SHOP
Matsu Closing Sale
What:
Dava Muramatsu’s Back Bay institution shutters its doors after 31 years. Take 50 percent off all clothing, accessories, and furniture.
Why: It’s your chance to snatch up new pieces from Nymph (Muramatsu’s next full-time venture) at 20 percent off.
When: Thru Oct. 16. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: 264 Newbury St. (617-266-9707).

POLISH
Autumn Pedicures at
MiniLuxe
What:
Coddle your sun-beaten extremities with one of two regenerating indulgences — the Kleanspa (fig and fern shea butter lotion, extended foot and shin massage) or the Sugar Kiss Lalicious (citrus, rose, and vanilla body scrub and cream).
Why: Take a printout of this email to get a treatment for $35 (reg. $44) by Oct. 23.
When: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 481 Harvard St., Coolidge Corner (617-383-5237).

DRINK
Top Shelf at L’Espalier
What:
Sommelier and cocktail historian Kate Moore relaunches her weekly mixology program; guests can lounge in the stately salon while taste-testing concoctions ($25).
Why:
Drinks getting the thumbs up appear on the cocktail menu the next day.
When:
Fri., 5-6 p.m.
Where:
774 Boylston St., Back Bay (617-262-3023). Call to reserve your spot.

Photo: Rick Gordon / Flickr 

LOCATIONS
MiniLuxe
481 Harvard St
Brookline, MA
617-383-5237
Red Fire Farm
7 Carver St
Granby, MA 01033
413-467-7645
Club Caribe
777 Memorial Dr
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-513-9841
774 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199
617-262-3023
Matsu
264 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
617-266-9707
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