It’s cold outside, but it’s toasty inside the RainForest at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (3900 Wildlife Way, 216.661.6500). That’s why it’s the perfect location to fete animal lovers who might want to do a little something extra for the zoo’s denizens. Tonight’s Animal Attractions fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. will provide beverages, dishes from 10 area restaurants and, best of all, behind-the-scenes peeks at the animals. Just don’t get too close to any of the carnivorous critters if you’re enjoying a bacon chocolate chip cookie from the Cleveland Cupcake Company, one of the food providers. It’s $50 for Zoo Society members, $65 for others. Go to clevelandzoosociety.org to make reservations. — Anastasia Pantsios
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