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Kickass Cupcakes New Flavor Competition
What: Submit original ideas (or full recipes, if you’re so inclined) for frosted mini cakes. Two winners get free baked sweets for a year.
Why: Top that.
When: Thurs.-Oct. 31.
Where: 378 Highland Ave., Somerville (617-628-2877).
French Sole New York Trunk Show
What: Check out the latest styles of super-comfy flats and get 20 percent off a new pair (or two) for fall.
Why: They have that certain je ne sais quoi.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Moxie, 24 Church St., Wellesley (781-235-1833).
Fried Chicken Sunday Supper
What: Ken Oringer serves heaping portions of crunchy goodness with a rotating slew of traditional sides like cornbread, greens, and seasonal fruit crisps.
Why: March to the beat of your own drumstick.
When: Every Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: Clio, in The Eliot Hotel, 370a Commonwealth Ave., Back Bay (617-536-7200).
Harvest Fest 2009
What: Sip brew from Magic Hat, suck ribs from Redbones, sway to tunes from One Fine Morning, and spy fashions from Suneri.
Why: Local yokels.
When: Sat., 1-8 p.m.
Where: The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville (617-718-2191). Food and drink tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.
Something New at the Greenway
What: Skate on artificial ice, drop in on a laughing class, or learn how to make sauerkraut at the festival that’s all about broadening your horizons.
Why: Finally, fruits of the Big Dig.
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Dewey Square Parks, b/t Summer & Oliver Sts. (617-292-0020).