Claudia E Trunk Show
What: Shop local designers Lola James Jewelry, LivTru, By Lilla, and RK New York in one place.
Why: Discounts on handbags, jewelry, clothing, and hair accessories, plus sneak peeks to get you in the mood for spring.
When: Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 540 NW 28th St. (305-576-1909).
What: Breeze past monkeys, giraffes, and elephants on a 5K run/walk ($25) through the zoo.
Why: Prizes for the top three guys and girls in each category; proceeds benefit Chapman Partnership to empower Miami’s homeless.
When: Sat. Registration, 7 a.m.; race, 8 a.m.
Where: Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St. (305-251-0400). Register at active.com.
Chinese New Year
What: Kick off the Year of the Snake with a four-course Chinese-themed dinner ($135) of quail consomme, steamed fish, and Szechuan-style short ribs at Azul, or three courses ($85) at Cafe Sambal with Peking duck lettuce wraps, Chinese egg rolls, and barbecue pork dumplings.
Why: Asian ribbon and lion dance performances, calligraphy demos, lai see goodie bags, and a champagne reception.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Dr. Reservations (required) to 305-913-8358.
Pie’sanos Pizza Parlor Pop-Up
What: Sate late-night munchies with an ooey, gooey wood-fired pie from chef Conor Hanlon.
Why: Zeppolis, burrata-filled pizza dough balls, Rockafella pie (oysters, spinach, bacon), antipasti, draft beer, and wine by the glass.
When: Thru Feb. 23. Sat., midnight-3 a.m.
Where: The Dutch, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-938-3111). Reservations at opentable.com.
The Baking Girl
What: Personalized cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops in the shapes of planted carrots, baby bottles, luggage, and burgers and fries abound at the MiMo neighborhood bakery.
Why: You’ve got the birthday/bridal shower/sip-and-see party favor duties covered.
When: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sun. & Mon., by appt.
Where: 6900 Biscayne Blvd. (305-318-4562).
Peace Love World’s How Do You Say I Love You Valentine’s Day Event
What: Bubbly, bites, and shopping for feel-good tanks, tees, sweats, and more in the name of Cupid.
Why: Feel inspired to load up; get a gift with a purchase of $200 or more.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 900 S. Miami Ave., ste. 181 (305-374-2661).
Photo: Courtesy of Claudia E