Gaga even comes pre-wrapped.

Still searching for a perfect gift for that picky-yet-lovable nerd on your list? Give the gift of experience with tickets to one of these 12 totally geeky events in 2013.

For fans of the '90s...

It's a '90s rock revival next February with Soundgarden (Feb 7 & 8), Mudhoney (Feb 2), and Presidents of the United States of America (Feb 16 & 17) slated to play around town. For some, it's "Lump," and it's still in their head.

For ballroom dancers...

C'mon, take her dancing—it won't hurt. Tickets to the popular Masquerade Waltz at Century Ballroom sell out quickly, so book now for a night of swing, foxtrot, tango, and one-stepping. Glamorous attire and mask required (well, if you insist…). Jan 25 at 8:30, $50–$60, 21+.

For science geeks...

A theatrical tribute to Rosalind Franklin. Need I say more? Labcoat enthusiasts will appreciate tickets to Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Photograph 51, which sheds light on the (gasp!) female scientist who was instrumental in the discovery of DNA. Feb 1–Mar 3, $12–$30.

For murder mystery nerds...

Wow your whodunit lovers (aka Grandma) with tickets to the 60th-anniversary staging of Agatha Christie’s beloved The Mousetrap at Village Theatre. Jan 16–Feb 24, $22–$63.

For pop music lovers...

Make your little monster’s heart sing with tickets to see the ever-eclectic Lady Gaga as she channels her inner Madonna—yep, I said it—at the Tacoma Dome. Jan 14 at 7:30, $63–$435.

For all the queens on your list...

Cult drag musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch is headed to the Moore Theatre next month, starring rising Seattle stage actor Jerick Hoffer (also known around town as the fabulous Jinkx Monsoon). Jan 15–27, $18–$33. 

For Discovery Channel watchers...

Hosts Jamie and Adam bring MythBusters: Behind the Myths—a kickass stage version of their popular TV show—to Seattle this spring for its inaugural tour. Fans can expect to witness live experiments and possibly even participate onstage. Mar 16 at 4 & 8, $35–$200.

For festival fanatics...

While the 2013 lineup is still a long time coming, devoted Bumbershoot attendees will go nuts to see three-day festival passes under the tree, festivus pole, etc. Bonus for you: Passes are 40 percent off during the holiday season. Aug 31–Sept 2, $90–$475.

For the people who read (or mocked) 50 Shades of Grey...

Arena show veteran Jim Millan (whose credits include Larry King and Kids in the Hall stage shows) directs a much-anticipated musical satire of last year’s BDSM bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey, called—you guessed it—Spank. Feb 13–17, 7:30 & 10:30, $35.

For Cirque addicts...

Acrobatics and new age ethics combine in Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna—a colorful and not-so-subtly feminist rendition of The Tempest. It's parked under the tent in Marymoor Park for nearly two months; you can't miss it. Jan 31–Mar 17, $40–$264.