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Gigi’s Cupcakes

What: The Southern chain hits Dallas with 60-plus artisan varieties ($3 each, $33 for a dozen), including candied sweet potato, Kentucky bourbon pie, and chocolate salted caramel.
Why: Boutique sweets baked with luxe ingredients, such as Saigon cinnamon, Madagascar vanilla, and farm-fresh fruit.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 5450 W. Lovers Ln., ste. 130, Inwood Village (214-352-2253).

German Chocolate
Sprinkles Cupcakes invites DailyCandy readers to a free private tasting of its new flavor (chocolate cake topped with caramel, fresh coconut, and chopped pecans) before it officially hits shelves Jan. 14.
Why: Goes well with the decadent drinking chocolate.
When: Tues., 7-9 p.m.
Where: 4020 Villanova Dr. (214-369-0004). R.S.V.P. (required) to dallas@sprinkles.com.

Hip Hazel Hoops

What: Get an untraditional, full-body workout with a three-class beginner series ($55) that targets the back, arms, and buns.
Why: One-of-a-kind weighted hoops are $30 (reg. $35).
When: Thru Jan. 23. Sun., 5:30-6:30 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.
Where: South Side on Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar St. To register, e-mail hiphazelhoops@gmail.com.

Local shutterbug Andrew Kyle steps from behind the lens to showcase his photos depicting peeps from all walks of life during the two-week show.
Why: A portion of sales supports the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which fights HIV and AIDS through prevention programs and direct care.
When: Thru Jan. 20. Reception, Mon., 8-11 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Janette Kennedy Gallery, 1409 S. Lamar St. Admission is free.

Photo: Courtesy of Gigi’s Cupcakes

Gigi's Cupcakes
5450 W Lovers Ln
@ Inwood Village
Dallas, TX 75209
Sprinkles Cupcakes
4020 Villanova Dr
@ Preston Center
Dallas, TX 75225
South Side on Lamar
1409 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75215
Janette Kennedy Gallery
1409 S Lamar St
@ South Side on Lamar
Dallas, TX 75215