Contact: Laura Stegman, (310) 470-6321 / (310) 991-2835
CELEBRATING ROMANCE IN THE ANIMAL KINGDON PRESENTED BY GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSOCIATION FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
Fundraiser Includes Post-Event Dinner Option
Proceeds From Annual Event
Support Wildlife Preservation
Saturday, February 9, 2013, 5 pm
"SEX AND THE CITY ZOO 4: SEXY BEAST!," an extraordinary Valentine's Day event celebrating romance in the animal kingdom, is presented by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) on Saturday, February 9, 2013, 5 pm, in the Zoo's Witherbee Auditorium. The adults-only affair features a lighthearted and enlightening talk by actress Joleen Lutz, who is also known for her work as an interpretive naturalist of zoology. Also included are a reception featuring tempting desserts and wines; "animal walk-abouts," which include chats with keepers and the chance to observe small animals up close; and an optional four-course dinner at Reggie's Bistro inside the Zoo. Proceeds from the fund-raiser, the fourth annual, support the Zoo’s mission of wildlife preservation and conservation at the Zoo and around the world.
Lutz, a long-time volunteer docent at the Los Angeles Zoo, was a regular on the popular series "Night Court" and currently plays Eleanor Carter in the Lifetime/Renee Zellweger pilot "Cinnamon Girl." She has made guest appearances on "Desperate Housewives," "CSI," "Pushing Daisies," and "Boston Legal," and has appeared as an animal expert on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and on MTV and Animal Planet.
"SEX AND THE CITY ZOO 4: SEXY BEAST!" is among many Los Anglees Zoo events presented by the private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), founded in 1963. For nearly five decades, GLAZA has funded exhibits, plant and animal species conservation, capital projects, and education and community outreach programs at the Los Angeles Zoo, an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. GLAZA also builds and invests endowment funds and operates five essential departments on behalf of the Zoo, including development, publications, membership, volunteers and oversight of the Zoo's food/retail concessions. There are currently 73,000 GLAZA member households representing more than 300,000 adults and children, the largest membership base of a cultural organization in Los Angeles, and a volunteer corps of over 700.
Tickets to "SEX AND THE CITY ZOO 4: SEXY BEAST!" are $30 per person for GLAZA members, with the dinner option an additional $65 per person, and $40 per person for non members, plus an additional $75 for the dinner option. (Adults only, age 21 up.) Seating is limited, and reservations are required by February 6. Call (323) 644-6042 for reservations.
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.
For general information, call (323) 644-4200.