The L.A. Zoo Opens Its Doors for Adult Only Thursdays with Discounts to LACBC Members

The Los Angeles Zoo is holding its Roaring Nights events on the next three Thursday nights. Basically, the zoo becomes an 18 and older venue for a couple of hours with bands, food trucks, new chances to interact with the animals (elephant feedings!) and no kids. While this sounds like fun, it was a small sentence in the middle of the press announcement that caught my eye.

Biking to the Zoo is encouraged, and the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition (LACBC) will provide free bike valet for all of the Roaring Nights events.

For the first time ever, the L.A. Zoo is having a bike valet. If this isn’t a sign that biking is catching on in Los Angeles, I’m not sure what is. In fact, the zoo is actually offering a discount for LACBC members for the Roaring Nights series as they are their other sponsors and current members of the zoo.

The full press announcement can be found after the jump.

WILD SUMMER NIGHTS AT THE L.A. ZOONew “Roaring Nights” 18-and-up evening series features live music, comedy, food, and libations

under the evening sky at the wildest place in L.A.

Complimentary bike valet provided by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition


This July, the Los Angeles Zoo welcomes a new kind of wildlife with its new, 18-and-up Roaring Nights nighttime series, presented by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA). In addition to the rare treat of exploring the zoo after-hours, Roaring Nights will feature live music from local bands, dancing with DJ MORNINGSTAR at the Zoo’s carousel, and standup comedians holding court at the petting zoo. Food truck favorites, including Grilled Cheese Truck, Coolhaus, Komodo Truck, and Crepe’n Around, will also be on hand, along with full bar service. Roaring Nights offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience nature in a completely new way, with live animal encounters and pop-up zookeeper talks throughout the evening. Come for the party, stay for the fun, and discover LA’s best summer wildlife.WHEN: Thursdays, July 11, 18, and 25, 7:00  – 10:00 p.m.LINE UP: July 11: Live band So Many Wizards; Comedians Rob Gleeson and Jonny Loquasto

July 18: Live band CHIEF; Comedians Francisco Ramos and Helen Hong

July 25: Live band NO; Improv comedy troupe

WHERE:  The Los Angles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Los Angeles Zoo is located at the northeast corner of Griffith Park at the junction of the I-5 (Golden State)

 

and the 134 (Ventura) freeways. 
Biking to the Zoo is encouraged, and the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition (LACBC) 
will provide free bike valet for all of the Roaring Nights events.

COST:  The event is $18 for general admission, and $15 for members of GLAZA, KCRW, and LACBC members.
INFO:  For more informationonline, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.lazoo.org/roaringnights or call (323) 644-6042.

All events are 18+ and up. No outside food or drink is permitted.


ABOUT THE GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSOCIATION
The private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), founded in 1963, funds 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 already operates six essential departments on behalf of the Zoo, including development, publications, membership, volunteers, special events and oversight of the Zoo’s food/retail concessions. There are 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 800.
Roaring Nights is sponsored by KCRW and Pasadena Magazine.###

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