For the Birds

The migratory paths of penguins don’t pass through this area, so getting the tuxedoed birds to Kansas City requires more creative measures. And setting up a home for them at the Kansas City Zoo (6800 Zoo Drive) doesn’t come cheap. Raise a glass — and funds — for flightless birds during Pints for Penguins, from 5 to 7 p.m. The annual event raises money to bring penguins to the zoo and includes live entertainment, appetizers and a beer tasting sponsored by Boulevard Brewing Company. Tickets cost $25 for Friends of the Zoo members ($35 for nonmembers). Reserve online at kansascityzoo.org. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. — Jill Muir

Wed., Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m., 2010