Grapes (By Which We Mean Wine) with the Apes

The apes, however, won't actually be drinking.

By Jade Polay
|  Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011  |  Updated 1:21 PM EDT
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Grapes (By Which We Mean Wine) with the Apes

National Zoo

Keep in mind that Kibibi is only two, and therefore too young to be a drinking companion.

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Party with the primates! And no, we don't mean former frat brothers.

The National Zoo will host Grapes with the Apes on Thursday, Sept. 22 (6-9 p.m.), during which you can sample wines from both local and national wineries while gaining after-hours access to the Great Ape House.

Proceeds from the event support the primates and conservation science, so go ahead and take home your favorite Pinot!

Tickets ($55 general; $100 VIP) include all wine samplings, a commemorative glass, live music and the chance to learn more about great apes and ongoing projects to support endangered species from zoo experts.


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