Take a bite.
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.
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.
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