An invitation reading "I'd like to have you for dinner" sounds great coming from a friend -- and ominous coming from a lion. Don't worry: The big cats are the charitable beneficiaries, not the diners, at the Friends of the National Zoo's premier food-tasting event. Pay $175 for one VIP admission package to the three-hour ZooFari gala on May 17, which includes admission to the LivingSocial Lion Lounge, specialty cocktails, appearances by three celebrity chefs, a premium take-home treat, an exclusive after-hours viewing of the Zoo's lions and tigers, and parking. From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. you'll pounce on gourmet cuisine from Graffiato, Citronelle, Proof, and more than 100 other top area restaurants; sip wine from DC-area vineyards; and dance under the stars to live music. Just think twice if a lion asks "for your hand."
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Smithsonian National Zoological Park
VIP ZooFari Admission, Parking, and Access to the LivingSocial Lion Lounge
- from $175