Seattle Art Museum Membership Open the world of Seattle’s premiere art experience.

Seattle Art Museum Membership

Open the world of Seattle’s premiere art experience. Members are granted unlimited admission to SAM, the Asian Art Museum, and the Olympic Sculpture Park, as well as a 10 percent discount at SAM Books, Shop, and Taste. Purchase online, call in, or stop by the museum. ABBY SEARIGHT

$69 and up. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., 654-3100,

Frye Art Museum Membership

The Frye is arguably Seattle’s most inventive and exciting large art space right now. And it’s free! But that freedom is maintained in part by memberships. So by giving one, you’ll be giving the gift of support for adventurous exhibits, plus a 10 percent discount at the Museum Store and at Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials and a 25 percent discount at all U-Frame-It shops. So this isn’t a handout by any means. AS

$50 and up. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 622-9250,

Henry Art Gallery Membership

Why should students have all the fun? While the Henry is free for those matriculated at UW, a membership allows unfettered access to the adventurous art museum, as well as exclusive access to previews, opening parties, and events inside and outside the museum. AS

$10 and up. Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., 543-2280,

Seattle Symphony Gift Certificate

An outing at Benaroya Hall is always a memorable evening, an uplifting event especially perfect for the gloomy season. Be a part of that moment by comping the night with prepaid tickets for friends. Seattle Symphony asks that customers expect later delivery during the holiday season, and to keep in mind that certificates expire three years from date of purchase. AS

Prices vary. 200 University St., 215-4700,

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley Gift Card

At Seattle’s premiere jazz joint, live music, cocktails, and dinner are all part of the experience. But imbibing all that jazz can put a dent in anyone’s wallet. Help out a friend with a gift card that can be used for tickets, food and drink, and merchandise. Available online in $25 increments up to $500. To designate a specified amount, phone the club. AS

$25 and up. Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729,

Intro to Dance Class at Velocity Dance Center

For the would-be, could-be, won’t-stop-talking-about-it dancer on your list, there’s Velocity, and this class is perfect for getting in on the ground floor. Students don’t just practice dance, but also proper etiquette and technique, receiving instruction on body awareness through group exercises. The program is divided into two series, the variants being day, time, and instructor. Each lasts six weeks. AS

$70. Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave., 325-8773,


Give the gift of endless great theater—or three months of it, at least. ACTPasses are sold in three-month increments, up to a maximum of 12. Each month the holder can attend up to six shows in A Contemporary Theatre’s many performance spaces, including plays, film, music, dance, and more. Membership begins the month in which the enrollment is processed, so purchase accordingly. AS

$90 and up. ACT, 700 Union St., 292-7676,