Harvesting Apples at Sea CiderWith autumn officially upon us, it can be tough to avoid the post-summer come-down. The days shorter, the temperatures cooler and the sunshine more intermittent. While succumbing to the changing of the seasons and opting to curl up inside can be appealing, resist the temptation! There’s a lot happening in and around the city. Apple Day at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse Few things are as synonymous with the beginning of Fall as the harvesting of apples. Bringing with it the prospect of delicious apple pies, crisps and ciders, apple harvest is truly a wonderful time. This year Sea Cider is celebrating in style by hosting Apple Day. Taking place Sunday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Apple Day will feature guided orchard tours, a scavenger hunt, apple bobbing, an apple pie contest and more. Guests will be treated to a complimentary glass of sparkling cider or sparkling juice upon arrival and a variety of apple-inspired food dishes will be provided by Truffles Catering and Food For Thought Catering. Live music courtesy of The Sweet Lowdown will be on site and Pressing Matter will be there with their mobile presser. If you’ve got any apples around, bring them with you and they’ll turn them into delicious juice! Annual Antimatter Underground Film Festival Happening from October 18 until November 3, Antimatter Underground Film Festival is dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of diverse forms of media art. Since 1998, thanks to the quality and creativity of its programming, commitment to audience development, and respect for artists and their work, it has been one of the premier showcases of experimentation in film, video, audio and emerging time-based forms. Encompassing screenings, installations, performances and media hybrids, Antimatter provides a refreshing format that differs from traditional film festivals in that it is wholly noncompetitive and unbiased setting for all of the art it showcases. For more information about the list of films and their screening locations, be sure to check their website in early October. Art of the Cocktail Held at various venues around the city, Art of the Cocktail is a three day journey into the art, craft and tradition of cocktails. It begins on October 26 with a Three Martini Lunch at The Fairmont Empress and the legendary Grand Tasting at the Crystal Garden later in the evening. The journey then continues over the next two days with a jam-packed schedule of demonstrations, workshops, competitions and tastings. Tickets for all of these events are going quick so be sure to pick up yours sooner rather than later. This is one festival that is guaranteed to awaken your inner mixologist and impress even the most discerning cocktail enthusiast!