ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGES
Arts Appreciation Package
Remember your shame on that important date when you couldn't tell the difference between a Bonnard and a Vuillard and it cost you the love of your life? We guarantee it'll never happen again with this fine package, including year-long memberships to the Seattle Art Museum, 911 Media Arts, and a super-special God of Henry Art Museum membership, featuring VIP invitations to openings, a private sunset viewing with 15 of your friends in the James Turrell Skyspace, a private tour (avec curator) of the exhibition of your choice, a hardcover edition of Roy Lichtenstein prints and a freaking tote bag! Add some pop to your culture with an EMP family membership (with a tour by a curator and fine EMP swag) and a Sci-Fi Museum membership (ditto)! And there's MORE! This package includes $500 worth of classes at the School of Visual Concepts, which offers classes in web design, marketing, printing, and more! $1,820 value! Opening bid: $1.99!
Arts Collector Package
Whether you're a first-rate snob or a complete bozo, you could always use a little more erudition—and nothing spells erudition like original art. Have your portrait drawn by Ellen Forney (who makes everybody look good) and "Belltown noir" painter Ethan Harrington, whose gun-and-dame paintings adorn the Whisky Bar. Plus a mug and T-shirt with cartoon meat by Heidi Barack, 17 signed prints by poster art genius Jeff Kleinsmith, and "Uproot," a painting by Brian McGuffey donated by Square Room! (See the painting) Priceless! Opening bid: $1.99!
Pop Culture Collector Package
This Beatles-shaped picture disc record is a one-way ticket to the Pantheon of Classy Kitsch. That's right, a 1974 interview record (Hear the Beatles Tell All) on the VJ label, die-cut in the shape of the Beatles, still in the original packaging! The extravagantly generous Cranium's Coffee & Collectibles have also thrown in a 1977 Farrah Fawcett poster, a Garbage Pail Kids Pee-Chee notebook, a 1965 oversize book of Archie paper dolls, a vintage Dukes of Hazzard iron-on T-shirt transfer, a factory sealed first pressing of the Sunny Day Real Estate LP "Diary", and a Soundgarden poster (from the Australian "Down Under on the Upside" tour)! And every last item is still swaddled in its original wrapping! Priceless! Opening bid: $1.99!
Blue State Package
Delight a friend or enlighten a dumb relative from the red states with the gift of liberalism. Our Blue State Package combines a pair of tickets to the rest of Foolproof's American Voices season (including David Sedaris, Dan Rather, Janeane Garofalo, Paul Bremer, Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Taylor Branch, and Paula Poundstone) and a one-year membership to the ACLU! $600 value! Opening bid: $1.99!
Film Lover's Package #1
If your eyeballs crave movies, here's your chance to give 'em all the sweet motion-picture sustenance they need. Gorge on 10 films at any of Seattle's beautiful and historic Landmark Theatres! Feast on educational documentaries and giant-screen blockbusters with a year's worth of passes to the Pacific Science Center IMAX theater! (Includes popcorn!) And for insatiable home viewers, this package also features a coveted region-free DVD player, rare and imported DVDs, and awesome swag specially selected by the film connoisseurs at Scarecrow Video (full details). $500 value! Opening bid: $1.99!
Film Lover’s Package #2
If you love getting in behind the velvet ropes, don't pass up this massive SIFF package, including two Full Series Passes to the Seattle International Film Festival, five extra passes good for all the exclusive SIFF galas, seven extra tickets to the opening night screening and fete, nine extra tickets to a midnight film—and two T-shirts, a hat, and a magnet inscribed with the SIFF 2006 logo. But that's not all. You also get Scene-It?: The DVD Game, two-dozen martini glasses, a case of Nutella hazelnut spread, 12 bottles of Freixenet Brut Cordon Negro sparkling wine, and much, much more. Plus, two passes good for a year of unlimited screenings at the classy Northwest Film Forum and three passes to January's Global Lens series. Whew! $2,000 value! Opening bid: $1.99!
Put a little drama in your life with this year's Theater Package: Tie one on with a Round 6 Happy Hour subscription to Intiman's 2006 season (includes free food, beer, and live music!), then sober up with four tickets to any show at Taproot Theatre! Soak up the movie-musical magic with two tickets to the 5th Avenue's premiere of The Wedding Singer (and an exclusive invitation to the pre-show reception and cast party) on February 9, four tickets to ArtsWest's March production of Beat the Sunset (a U.S. premiere!), and four passes to Nutcracker at Pacific Northwest Ballet on 12/26/2005, choreographed by none other than Kent Stowell! $550 value! Opening bid: $1.99!
Wow your literary friends with this decadent, all-local package, including a $75 gift certificate to Epilogue Books (a new and used bookstore located in Ballard) and a bonanza of titles from Seattle publisher Sasquatch Books (worth no less than $120!). Plus, to crank your own creative engines, enjoy five—count 'em!—signed copies of Sex, Intimacy, and Business from Brilliance Enterprises! $250 value! Opening bid: $1.99!
'Almost Famous' Screenplay, Signed by Cameron Crowe
Only a grinch doesn't have a soft spot for Cameron Crowe's wonderful rock film Almost Famous. Here's your chance to get your very own copy of Cameron Crowe's Oscar-winning screenplay, signed by Cameron Crowe himself! Priceless! Note: The script will be personally inscribed by Crowe to the winning bidder—which means it can't be signed until the auction is over and we know who the winner is. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery from close of auction. Opening bid: $1.99!
For the beer lover on your Christmas list, why not give the gift of beer? This package includes two tickets to the city's biggest and best annual beer bash, Fremont's Oktoberfest, plus two T-shirts, a one-night stay at the nearby Lake Union Courtyard Marriott, and two hangover kits just in case! Oh, and we're throwing in a goodie bag from Babeland, Seattle's world-famous sex-toy shop, so the party doesn't have to stop when you check in at the Marriott for the night! $250 value! Opening bid: $1.99!
Make the most of your Memorial Day weekend with this ass-kicking, line-jumping VIP package to Bumbershoot, the Northwest's preeminent arts and culture festival. The winner of the pack gets two VIP passes to Bumbershoot (complete with press-entry privileges!) and an awesome bag o' Bumbershoot swag. Priceless! Opening bid: $1.99!
Dancing Feet Package
Revamp your sense of rhythm and romance with a five-week dance class—in Lindy Hop, Salsa, Swing, or Tango—plus two tickets to the Musica Vitae! cabaret at the lovely Century Ballroom. $160 value! Opening bid: $1.99!