Baltimore City Paper

Great for music, arts, and sports buffs-even better if the giver gets to go too


Center Stage GO Pass

($48) This pass allows those 18-34 to attend any Center Stage performance this season, as many times as they want. Can't get a better bargain for the young-ish theatergoer in your life. Center Stage, 700 North Calvert St., (410) 332-0033,


Everyman Theatre Four-Play Subscription

(ranges from $132-$191) Passes to Everyman's first four plays at its new Fayette Street location. 315 W. Fayette St., (410) 752-2208,


Single Carrot Season Pass Membership

($150) Tickets to all the shows, plus parties and open rehearsals. When Everyman moves, Single Carrot will finish the season at Everyman's Charles Street location. Single Carrot Theatre, 1727 N. Charles St., (443) 844-9253,


BMA Membership

($55) Give the art-lover in your life access to special BMA parties, discounts on special events, and 10 percent off at Gertrude's and the BMA shop. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1800,

Walters Museum Membership

($50) An individual membership includes two tickets per day to ticketed exhibitions (go as often as you like!), plus discounts at the gift shop and cafe, and a subscription to the Walters' magazine. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 547-9000,

AVAM Fan Club

($50) Free admission to all exhibits and preview parties, with 10 percent discounts at the museum gift shop and Mr. Rain's Fun House. 800 Key Highway, (410) 244-1900,


Pratt Contemporaries

($50) The perfect membership for the civically minded, super-literate person in your life. Includes meetings with writers and scholars, and behind-the-scenes peeks at Pratt exhibits, while helping support one of our greatest institutions. Enoch Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral St., (410) 545-3115,


Baltimore Symphony at the Meyerhoff Passport

($75) Only available to those under 40, the Passport allows access to any and all BSO concerts in the 2012-13 season-an unbelievable bargain, if you, ya know, like orchestral music and its many tangents. 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8100,

Concert Artists of Baltimore's 26 Club Passport

($26) You have to be under 26 for this one, but it includes tickets to nine concerts featuring Concert Artists' mix of classical, operetta, pops, and other styles. If you're over 26, there are lots of other package deals too. 1114 St. Paul St., (410) 625-3525,



Baltimore Orioles

Gift certificates (prices vary) can be used for any single tickets or merchandise at Camden Yards; deposits are now being accepted for 2013 season-ticket plans (prices vary), starting at 13-game plans. Orioles Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., (888) 848-BIRD,

Baltimore Ravens

Individual game tickets start at $60; season-ticket plans start at $550 and include 10 games, but you must first pay for a one-time Permanent Seat License (PSL), which start at $750 and are currently sold out at all levels. Join the waiting list or stick to single-game tickets. M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., (410) 261-7283,



($60) Get a Zipcar membership for that urban non-driver in your life who is always asking you for a lift. After the initial membership, $7.50 hourly rates (billed to him or her, not you) include gas and insurance.


Most of these offer more advanced levels of contribution.