This week in Miami, you can check out a 5K run pitting corporate companies against each other, or go the opposite of corporate and spend time at Miami Zine Fair. If the celebs you follow are chefs and mixologists, head to the Wynwood Yard for an intimate gathering of big names in the food space. Then, take part in a taco extravaganza in South Beach, where 30 amateur eating pros will attempt to out-eat their competition.
April 28 | 5K
Miami’s annual corporate run brings in runners from corporations throughout the area as a way to boost company morale, incentivize wellness in the office, and give employees a chance to bond outside of work. Last year, more than 800 company teams and 36,000 runners of all levels participated. If you live in the area, grab a few co-workers and trade happy hour for this 5K—or just watch as teams decked out in logoed gear compete to win this literal company race.
6:45 p.m. | 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami | From $40 to enter; free to watch | website
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April 30 | Festival
Miami Zine Fair
Exile Books and O, Miami are hosting the Miami Zine Fair at HistoryMiami. Last year’s festival brought out 1,200 attendees and more than 76 tables, and this year is expected to be almost double the size. Come for the exhibitors, who will be showing off zines covering all kinds of topics, and stay for the workshops, music, and T-shirt printing.
11 a.m.–5 p.m. | 101 W. Flagler St., Miami | Free | website
May 1 | Bakery
It’s taken a little while, but the nationwide doughnut craze has finally found a home in Miami. Honeybee Doughnuts opens in South Miami this week on May 1. South Miami native Karen Moorhead will bake recipes that have been in her family for generations, using high-quality, mostly organic ingredients. As soon as you taste one, we guarantee you’ll be planning your next run for more.
7388 Red Rd., South Miami | (786) 773-2770 | website
May 2 | Food
Food Entrepreneurs Dish!
Join in a panel discussion with some of Miami’s local restaurateurs, mixologists, and chefs. The Wywood Yard, a flexible outdoor space that holds multiple events per week, ranging from cooking classes to album release parties, is bringing together some of the brightest stars in the Miami food scene—including Zak of Zak the Baker, Richard Hales of Blackbrick Chinese, Cindy Hutson of Ortanique on the Mile, and Eileen Andrade from FINKA—for a night of learning and mingling. You’ll hear panel discussions from these special guests, and of course have the chance to try a bunch of delicious food from Miami’s newest culinary players.
7–10 p.m. | 65 Northwest 29th St., Wynwood | From $16 | website
May 3 | Eating contest
Taco Tuesday at Bodega
Cinco de Mayo isn’t for another two days, but Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is starting the celebration early with a taco-eating contest that might be worth the killer stomachache. Whoever eats the most will win VIP tickets to Lollapalooza, a massive summer fest in Chicago’s Grant Park. Come watch the 30 big eaters—who have all proven they can eat 10 tacos in 10 minutes as part of their “application” process—scarf down as much as they can in hopes of winning the grand prize. (Second and third place take home $500 and $250, respectively.) There will also be a mariachi band, photo-booth, and food and drink specials to make it a real party.
6–8 p.m. | Bodega Taqueria y Tequila | 1220 16th St., Miami Beach | Free | website