On The Agenda: Gorge on cupcakes, lose the calories to a bhangra beat and fit into a Temperley dress

Theatre

Taking the kids out to the theatre is often eye-wateringly expensive, which is why we're such big fans of Kids' Week (running from now until 28 August – and yes, we know that's longer than a week). Choose from a big selection of West End shows (20 still have good availability, from Sister Act to High School Musical). For each full-paying adult, one child goes free (with a further two kids' tickets available half-price). www.kidsweek.co.uk Adam Jacques

Food & Drink

Ever since Carrie Bradshaw tucked into a tasty treat at New York's Magnolia Bakery in Sex and the City, the cupcake craze has shown no sign of slowing down. Recently opened in London's Covent Garden is Ella's Bakehouse, set up by model- turned-foodie Lorraine Pascale, while a pop-up cupcake café, Lily Vanilli, has, erm, popped up off Carnaby Street. It's not just us southern softies going mad for them, either: in Rochdale, the former pastry chef at Harvey Nichols' Second Floor, Alison Seagrave, has just opened Macaroon, where the delectables are to die for. www.ellas bakehouse.co.uk; www.lilyvanilli.com; Macaroon, tel: 01706 558 565 AJ

Dance

While Bollywood is in a spot of bother right now over plagiarising Hollywood, the avalanche of cultural offerings from the subcontinent continues unabated. The BBC has got in on the act with its Indian Voices Day today, culminating in its first Bollywood Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. Harking back to a more seminal slice of Indian movie magic is the current nationwide tour of MI21: Mother India, a re-cut version of the Oscar-nominated classic with a live DJ set laid on top. If those bhangra beats have you in the mood, London's South Bank is holding a free Bollywood Dance Workshop from 2pm on Saturday. www.bbc.co.uk/proms; www.kalaphool.com; www.southbankcentre.co.uk

AJ

Exhibition

With steamy – and historically dubious – drama The Tudors back on TV for a third series on Friday, we can't help but wonder what really happened in Henry's court, 500 years after his accession to the throne – which is where David Starkey comes in. This is your last chance to catch Henry VIII: Man and Monarch at the British Library, guest-curated by the historian. And if you can't make it down there, then download his three-part podcast on the rotund king here

AJ

Fashion

Since the launch of her label almost 10 years ago, Alice Temperley's floaty and feminine yet tough and chic pieces have been on many a red carpet and tanned celebrity. And now you can buy slinky pieces, including subtle but chi-chi accessories, from her Temperley London line from her new online boutique, where you can also get tips on the latest looks. A perfect way to bone up on uptown finesse at your drab desk. www.temperleylondon.com

Harriet Walker

Literature

Those who grew up with Judith Kerr's wonderful children's books should quickly pre-order her latest, One Night in the Zoo, to read to their own children. Kerr is relentlessly productive: as well as the Mog series, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, she is also a mother of two (with the late Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale), one of whom is the Whitbread-winning novelist Matthew Kneale. "One moonlit, magical night in the zoo/An elephant jumped in the air and flew," begins the new book. "But nobody knew." Be among the first to find out. £10.99, HarperCollins

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