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What: Cuppies in flavors like mint and vanilla please babes with sensitive bellies.
Why: That they’re also vegan is just another reason to rejoice.
When: Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Treat Cupcake Bar, 1450 Highland Ave., Needham (781-444-4995).
Music for Aardvarks
What: An interactive class with singing, dancing, and storytelling (ages 6 mos.-5 yrs.).
Why: Junior jammers try their hands at playing instruments (sure beats pots and pans).
When: Seven-week course begins Wed.
Where: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St. (617-267-4430). Register (required) online at bcae.org. Class, $155; materials, $10.
What: Cirque du Soleil captivates audiences of all ages with its daredevil acrobatics.
Why: The agile juggler takes multitasking to a whole new level.
When: Wed. & Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1 & 5 p.m.
Where: Agganis Arena at Boston University, 925 Commonwealth Ave. (617-358-7000). Tickets at 800-745-3000 or online at agganisarena.com. Adults and children, $47-$107.
Photo: Courtesy of Smarty Pants