The Weekend Guide

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Trophy Cupcakes and Party
What: The celebrated bakery just pulled the first tins of gluten-free cupcakes out of the oven — and they’re red velvet.
Why: Finally, there’s more to gluten-free eating than greens, eggs, and ham.
When: Hours vary by location.
Where: Locations online.

Academy of Burlesque
What: Develop skills in teasing and stripping when you shimmy and shake your way through Ruby Mimosa’s Bump & Grind courses (seven classes, $84; drop-in, $15) in the seductive arts.
Why: It’s way more fun than running around the track at the gym.
When: Thru Feb. 28. Thurs., 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Oddfellows Building, 915 E. Pine St., 2nd flr.

Trimpin’s Klavier-Stücke
What: Curious, awe-inspiring exhibit from the world-renowned kinetic sculptor comprising deconstructed pianos, hammers, and other found objects.
Why: You have to see (and hear) it to believe it.
When: Thru Feb. 28. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Winston Wachter Fine Art, 203 Dexter Ave. N. (206-652-5855).

Rat City Rollergirls
What: Badass babes kick off their 2013 season with a match between the Throttle Rockets and the Sockit Wenches.
Why: It’ll toughen you up and get your adrenaline pumping — from a safe distance.
When: Sat. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Where: KeyArena, 305 Harrison St. (206-733-9200). Tickets ($14-$37) at ratcityrollergirls.com.

Vagabond Opera
What: A six-piece Portland-based bohemian vaudeville group entertains the crowds with tangos, fire dancing, Turkish belly dancers, eclectic music, singing, and cabaret.
Why: Get your fill of the three Ds — dinner, drinking, and dancing.
When: Fri., 7 & 10 p.m.
Where: The Triple Door, 216 Union St. (206-838-4333). Tickets ($15-$20) at tickets.thetripledoor.net.

Baby & Co.
What: The iconic Seattle boutique is getting a face-lift. In the meantime, a pop-up around the corner treats shoppers to 30-70 percent off all collections.
Why: International labels (Girbaud Women) and finely tailored Paule Ka dresses.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1936 First Ave. (206-448-4077).

Photo: Courtesy of Trophy Cupcakes and Party

700 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
600 Pine St
3rd flr
Seattle, WA 98101
2612 NE Village Ln
Seattle, WA 98105
Winston Wachter Fine Art
203 Dexter Ave N
@ John St
Seattle, WA 98109
Oddfellows Building
915 E Pine St
@ 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
1936 1st Ave
@ Virgina St
Seattle, WA 98101
305 Harrison St
Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 98109
216 Union St
@ 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
1815 N 45th St
ste 209, Wallingford Center
Seattle, WA 98103