Work your core.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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