Sept. 13, 7 p.m.
Guests can boogie with the beasts at the Birmingham Zoo’s largest annual fundraiser, ZooGala 2014, Sept. 13. Sponsored by IBERIABANK, the event will kick off at 7 p.m. with cocktails followed by dinner at 8 p.m. The gala will be held in the zoo’s signature exhibit, Trails of Africa, and will feature a Moroccan souk theme. As guests wander through the tents with tapestries of bright colors and hanging lanterns, they can enjoy food, drinks and entertainment. Guests will be able to mingle with each other while sampling a wide variety of food. ZooGala will feature live entertainment by 14 Karat Gold Dance Band, a menu by Kathy G & Company and jewelry by Empire Diamonds. Throughout the evening, guests can look forward to animal walkabouts and special appearances from the zoo’s African bull elephants in the Trails of Africa. From 9-11 p.m., guests can have drinks and desserts and dance as they “Boogie with the Beasts,” presented by the Birmingham Zoo Junior Board. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.birminghamzoo.com.