Guilty Pleasures 2013 Auction Program

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  • Table SponsorsMonica Alquist

    Karen Brandvick-BakerStuart Frank

    Shirley Roberson

    Guilt y Pleasures 2013 CommitteeMonica Alquist, Kayti Barnett, Joann Byrd, Pam Kendrick, Lynn Murphy,

    Tom Oliver, Lynne Reynolds

    Other Fabulous DonorsEmily Davis, Gil Joynt, N. Elizabeth McCaw & Yahn Bernier, Jeanne Metzger,

    Mary Pigott, Janice Strand, Ruth & Jerry Verhoff, Anonymous

    Cant Be Here Challenge Pledge-ersJohn Aldaya, Tom DeFelice, Lynn Manley & Alexander Lindsey,

    Melissa & Don Manning, Marty & Don Sands, Ruth & Jerry Verhoff, Lucy Zuccotti

    Gold Sponsors Silver Sponsor Printing Sponsor

    Guilt y Pleasures 2013 is madepossible by the generosit y of:

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    DinnerCatered by St. Clouds Food & Spirits

    Live AuctionHosted by David Silverman



    The Showand the Well-Sung Hero Award



    Say CHEESE!Courtesy of Alabastro Photography, photos from tonights event will be available for purchase. Visit the Guilty Pleasures website for more details!


    1. Family Fun All Over Two tickets to each of Seattle Childrens Museum and Seattle Childrens Theatre, six tickets to Storybook Theatre in Kirkland, and a Family Fun Day 4-pack for Skippyjon Jones in May. Value: $273

    2. Date Night at The Bagley Two tickets in the Bagley Wright Theatre at Seattle Repertory Theatre in the 2013-14 season and chic earrings by Harrys Daughter Jewelry to wear on your special night out. Value: $188

    3. Flight for Four Four passes to The Museum of Flight. Value: $68

    4. It Takes a Village Two tickets to any show at Village TheatreIssaquah or Everettin the 2013-14 season. Value: $130

    5. Acting Up Two tickets to a play of your choice in ACT Theatres 2013 season. Value: $110

    6. Flex This Two 5-show flex passes to Taproot Theatre. Value: $310

    7. Over-the-Pass Fun Two tickets to Icicle Creek Play Festival on Aug 19th with a $100 gift certificate toward accommodations at Cashmere Mountain Bed & Breakfast. Value: $230

    8. Treat YoSelf to the Movies Four passes to the Majestic Bay Theatres in Ballard and a selection of delish goodies from Street Treats. Value: $119

    9. Wine Club Wonder One-month membership in Firesteeds Citation Society wine club with door-delivery of 4-6 exclusive releases, plus a winery tour for up to six adults.Value: $200

    10. Tacoma on Wheels A $100 voucher to Broadway Center for the Arts and two passes to the new LeMay Americas Car Museum in Tacoma. Value: $156

    11. Gorgeous from Head to Toe $100 towards very au courant custom-designed shoes from Hourglass, with luscious hand-made earrings by Harrys Daughter Jewelry. Value: $138

    12. High on Coffee A delicious basket of caffeinated wonders from Starbucksget an extra lift with a gift certificate from the Red Balloon Company. Value: $148

    13. Sponsor an Evening of Book-It This is your chance to put your name on a performance (announced live before curtain) of an upcoming Book-It showyou name the show and the date! Good for the last show of this season or any of next season.(Next season to be announced soon!) Value: $400 each

    14. A Downtown Taste of Art Two passes to Seattle Art Museum (or Asian Art Museum) plus a signed copy of Tom Douglass Toms Big Dinners cookbook and a gift certificate for dinner for two at The Dahlia Lounge. Value: $189 (Toms Autograph: Priceless)

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    15. Comicon-Gratulations CGC Graded Wolverine Limited Series #2 and #3, and two opening night tickets to a yet-to-be-announced (related and highly-sought-after) production in Book-Its next season. Value: $290 (and climbing)

    16. Its Paramount! Two tickets in the Paramount Theatres VIP Club seats for the Tony-nominated Fela, May 29, 2013. Includes VIP entrance, appetizers, and private bar and restrooms. Value: $200

    17. Friend for Folk Life Two tickets at the Advocate Level for this years Folk Life Festival, all the perks that go along, and a goodie bag with a hat, mug, t-shirt, and buttons. Value: $150

    18. As Foreseen on TV! A package of delights from TV Land and a psychic reading by TV celebrity Steve MacDonald. Value: $420

    19. A Dogs Life A basket of gift certificates, toys, accessories, treats and more for your canine from Downtown Dog Lounge, a Go Enzo ball cap, and your own signed copy of Garth Steins The Art of Racing in the Rain. Value: $150 (Garths Autograph: Priceless)

    20. Knit One, Crochet Too Yarn, needles, two knitting lessons from Book-It Graphic Designer Shannon Erickson and two crochet lessons from Book-It Development Director Christine Mosere. Value: $100

    21. Watch Your Back Five one-hour classes of martial arts and self defense instruction with Book-It actor Riley Neldam, and a post-class massage in your home from Malinda Newstrom for those aching muscles. (Seattle area only, please) Value: $320

    22. Get Organized with underclutter! Two hours with home organizer Rhonda Boltonperfect prep for tax time. Value: $100

    23. Mega Movie Pack Two SIFF Enthusiast-level Memberships. Plus two one-year SIFF Cinema passes. Value: $610

    24. Everything In Between A signed copy of the latest CD from Dave Ellis and an exclusive invitation to the live concert CD release party. Value: $100 (Hanging out with Dave and the Hopeless Sinners Band: Priceless)

    25. Natural Goodness A $100 certificate toward accommodations at Doe Bay Resort and Retreat on Orcas Island, and a Goodness & Flavor Goody Basket of gluten-free treats to take along. Value: $170

    26. Phoenix Theatre Two season tickets to the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds plus two tickets to their final production this season, Office Hours, playing Apr 5 - 28. Value $100

    27. Subscribe to Shakespeare Two season subscriptions to Seattle Shakespeare Companys 2013-14 Season. Value $280

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    1. Wine FrenzyTwelve bottles of premium Firesteed Citation Pinot Noir going to the first 12 bidder numbers we see. $75 each. Courtesy of Gerrie Goddard and Firesteed Winery.

    2. The View from VashonSee the Island by Car, by Foot, and by Cabin!Value: $990Youve seen the bumper stickers: Keep Vashon Weird. Well, nows your chance to experience the Vashon point of view. After your personal tour of the island with island residents Managing Director Charlotte Tiencken and her husband, Bill West, you can launch into your Vashon Watersports kayak tour for a view from the water. Dinner is at the charming and exotic Mayand when youre dressing for dinner, don your beautiful necklace from World Wise Jewelry. Sleep deeply at The Two Tides, a private, beach-front guest cabin, and awake to sunrise over the deck. Only a ferry ride, but a world away from the daily grind at home. Available for mutually agreeable dates. Courtesy of Charlotte Tiencken and Bill West, Vashon Watersports, World Wise Jewelry, The Two Tides, and Vashon Vacations.

    3. Kitsch Galore! A Palm Springs Getaway for TwoValue: $523It was Hollywoods playground and now its yours (for a couple of nights)! Palm Springs is a warm and well preserved mid-century relicjust like

    Photo by Chas Redmond / Flickr


    the showgirls at the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies (rim shot!). You and a guest will see that iconic show in the historic Plaza Theatre. Later, return to your home-away-from-Seattle in your pool-side, Western-themed room at Ruby Montanas Coral Sands Inn. If the wild life at the Follies wasnt wild enough, your passes to The Living Desert Museum ought to do the trick! Sunshine and the desert air will make you feel like a celeb! Courtesy of The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, Nancy Crase, and The Living Desert Museum.

    4. Dinner: Literally and LiterarilyDinner in Your Home with Founding Co-Artistic Directors Jane Jones & Myra PlattValue: PricelessBook-It board member and chef extraordinaire Lynne Reynolds will design and prepare a delicious menu paired with the perfect wines just for you and your guests (up to 8 total), with an after-dinner reading of Book-It favorites by Jane and Myra. Bidding war alert! Mutually agreeable date and time. Courtesy of Lynne Reynolds, Jane Jones, and Myra Platt.

    5. What am I doing? Oh, just lunching with famous authorJamie Ford. Yes, really!Value: PricelessOne casual little lunch, so many benefits: hilarious and spirited conversation with author Jamie Ford over a casual lunch at the Historic Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee House, insider information about his writing process, and the most awesome bragging rights! Youll also be the envy of your book club with a signed copy of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and an advance, signed copy of Songs of Willow Frost (not yet in bookstores). Courtesy of Jamie Ford.

    Author Jamie Ford; photo by Lawrence Kim.


    6. Thanksgiving in N.Y.C.Complete with Hustle, Bustle, Lights, and Parade!Value: $bazillionTheres no more scintillating time to be in the Big Apple than Thanksgiving! Crisp air, sidewalk hot-dog vendors, Christmas window displays in every department store and most iconic: the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade with reserved seats for 4 (in exclusive Macys Friends & Family section)! This package includes a two-night stay at the boutique Chelsea Savoy Hotel, tickets to shows on and off-Broadway, and more delights still coming in at press time. Its a big-city holiday extravaganza youll always remember. Courtesy of Macys, Roundabout Theatre Company, Aileen Mosier, Chelsea Savoy, Primary Stages, and more!

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