The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s (GLAZA) biggest annual fundraiser, the Beastly Ball, will take place this year on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 6 pm. It is always an exciting event as you get to wander the zoo after hours enjoying up-close and personal interactions with the residents while you enjoy cocktails and small plates from some of the best restaurants in LA. Guests are invited to dress in “safari casual” attire.
This year, we will be celebrating the L.A. Zoo’s 50th Anniversary. Legendary guitarist and noted wildlife (snake) advocate, Slash, will perform an exclusive live concert. Special guests Jack Black of Tenacious D, Grace Potter, leader of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Bernard Fowler, current bass player for the Rolling Stones, will be joining the band on stage as they play a mix of blues and R&B.
There will also be a live auction and an online mobile-bidding silent auction – open to the public — comprised of hundreds of remarkable items and one-of-a-kind opportunities. Previous years’ auction items included a ride in the Goodyear blimp, courtside seats for Lakers games, a tour of the zoo with Betty White, and being drawn into the cartoon, “Family Guy.”
Some of our favorite restaurants donating their services for dinner are Celestino Ristorante, El Cholo, El Coyote Mexican Café, The Federal Bar, Little Sister, Red O, Salt’s Cure, Taix French Restaurant, and Yummy Cupcakes.
Beastly Ball tickets are $1,500 per person. Free parking is available. For Beastly Ball tickets and additional information, call (323) 644-4753.