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The following organizations are offering members TWO TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE FULL-PRICE TICKET unless otherwise noted.  Offer limited to one pair of tickets per event on an "as available" basis.  Call the designated phone number at least 24 hours in advance to reserve seats.  Identify yourself as a WFMT Fine Arts Circle member when calling, and bring your membership card when picking up tickets. All tickets are subject to availability. Not all organizations accept payment by credit card.  This offer may not be combined with any other discounts or offers, is not applicable to previously purchased tickets, and allows no refunds or exchanges. Some restrictions may apply.

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Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Dublin Guitar Quartet (847) 467-4000
(Use Code WFMT)

Brian Bolger, Pat Brunnock, David Creevy, and Tomas O’Durcain, guitar. Dubbed a “quartet with a difference” by the Irish Times, the trailblazing Dublin Guitar Quartet is devoted exclusively to contemporary music. The group has singlehandedly transported the classical guitar canon well into the future with inventive and approachable arrangements of modern masterpieces by Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Arvo Pärt. Hear works by Glass, Pärt, and Ligeti as you’ve never heard them before. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Thursday, April 3 at 7:30pm, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL

McAninch Arts Center: Classic Albums Live performs Abbey Road
(630) 942-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Classic Albums Live performs the works of classic rock bands the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. These skilled ensemble musicians recreate the greatest rock albums of the 60s and 70s live on stage, note for note – cut for cut. Re-live The Beatles’ legendary final recording, Abbey Road. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ American debut with Classic Albums Live. For more information, visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
Saturday, April 5 at 8:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra: Sing-Along Wizard of Oz and Other Wizards (847) 673-6300 (Use Code WFMT
Sing along as the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra performs selections from the Wizard of Oz, the Harry Potter scores, the Tony-award winning "Wicked" musical, and more. Come dressed as your favorite wizard character for a chance to win great prizes. Great for families! Come early to enjoy a pre-concert talk at 2:00pm. Children 12 and younger are always free with paid adult. Free parking. For more information, visit www.svso.org.
Sunday, April 6 at 3:00pm, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 

McAninch Arts Center: Madeleine Peyroux (630) 942-4000
(Use Code WFMT)

The jazz singer performs with her band and string section to present an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, country, and pop. Featuring music from her latest album, The Blue Room, Peyroux is an insightful interpreter of classic and modern tunes by the likes of Leonard Cohen and The Beatles. Born in Georgia, raised on the streets of Paris, Peyroux has released four critically acclaimed nouveau-jazz albums. Her hit songs have appeared I major motion films such as Failure to Launch, Monster-In-Law, and Last Holiday. For more information, visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
Sunday, April 6 at 7:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

North Shore Choral Society: Paul Winter’s “Missa Gaia / Earth Mass”
(773) 956-8400 (Use Code WFMT 2-1)
Under the direction of Dr. Julia Davids, NSCS is joined in concert by the Evanston Children’s Choir (Gary Geiger, conductor) and emerging Chicago gospel singer Felicia Patton.  “Missa Gaia” is an environmental liturgy of contemporary music featuring choirs, a soloist, and an instrumental ensemble of soprano saxophone, English horn, cello, piano, organ, percussion, and the recorded calls of wolves, whales, and loons to celebrate the whole earth as a sacred place. For tickets call 773-956-8400.  Offer is not available on-line. For more information, visit www.northshorechoral.org.
Sunday April 6, 2014, 3 p.m., The Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Wu Man, pipa; Robert Schulz, percussion
(847) 467-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Grammy-nominated Chinese pipa prodigy Wu Man has been hailed as a “one-woman force of nature” by Gramophone magazine and was named 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America. In collaborations with the Kronos Quartet and the Silk Road Project and through commissions from Tan Dun and Philip Glass, Man has given the ancient instrument a vital and dynamic role in the new millennium. She will offer an eclectic program of traditional Chinese music, new works from today’s leading composers, and her own compositions, including the Chicago-area premiere of her multimedia work Ancient Dances, performed with percussionist Robert Schulz. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30pm, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL

McAninch Arts Center: New Philharmonic – Ludwig Van!
(630) 942-4000 (Use Code WFMT)

Hear the most recognized four notes in all of music, the fate motif from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. This ground-breaking work of its time moves from musical struggle to final victory, creating a powerful symphonic drama. The concert closes with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony known for its wild energy and dance-like rhythms. For more information, visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
Saturday, April 12 at 8:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

Lake Forest Symphony: Pictures and Exhibition (847) 295-2135
(Use Code WFMT)

Featuring guest conductor Stilian Kirov, program includes: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor (featuring 12-year old violinist Masha Lakisova), and Overture to a Midsummers Night’s Dream. Also included are Liadov’s The Enchanted Lake and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Free pre-concert talk an hour before each performance. For more information, visit www.lakeforestsymphony.org.
Saturday, April 12 at 8:00pm, James Lumber Center, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL
Sunday, April 13 at 2:00pm, James Lumber Center, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: Symphonies in C (847) 272-0755 (Mention WFMT 2-for-1)
Featuring a cornucopia of ethic-inspired delights, the concert will feature two orchestral rhapsodies-Slavonic (Czech) and Irish.  The gorgeous and emotionally-charged work, Stanford’s Irish Rhapsody No. 4 will be encored as it was enthusiastically received in 2009 along with Glazunov’s Dances from Raymonda. Dvorak’s Slavonic Rhapsody in A Flat, Op.45, No. 3 is pure Romantic bliss, and Grieg’s beloved Norwegian Dances, Op.35 bring us the Nordic composer at his tuneful best. New to our stage is young violinist, Rachel Stenzel, daughter of the NSO’s principal clarinetist, Joyce Stenzel, who will perform the exotic, uplifting Havanise of Saint-Saens for Violin and Orchestra, a unique French rendering of a sultry Cuban dance. PLEASE NOTE: You will be requested to present your WFMT membership card at the door.  Enjoy a pre-concert lecture at 2:30pm. For more information, visit www.TheNSO.org.
Sunday, April 13 at 4pm, The Sheely Center for Performing Arts, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Rovshan Mamedkuliev, guitar (847) 467-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Winner of 23 international competitions, including the 2012 Guitar Foundation of America prize, Azerbaijani virtuoso Rovshan Mamedkuliev has stunned the guitar world with his exceptional technique and introspective interpretations of the classics. A passionate advocate for contemporary music, he has commissioned a number of works from Philippe Lemaigre and other prominent composers. Mamedkuliev’s program will include works by Leo Brouwer, Joaquín Turina, Francisco Tárrega, and others. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Sunday, April 13 at 3:00pm, Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, Evanston, IL

University of Chicago Presents: Seraphic Fire and Spektral Quartet
(773) 702-2787 (Use Code WFMT)
Under the baton of conductor Patrick Quigley, Grammy®-nominated choir Seraphic Fire and Chicago's own Spektral Quartet join forces to perform Josef Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ, a powerful, deeply moving work that tells the story of the crucifixion through music, during Holy Week.  The piece comprises an introduction, seven slow movements corresponding to the seven phrases spoken by Christ on the cross, and a musical depiction of the earthquake following the crucifixion. Limited availability; limit one pair per WFMT member. Offer not available on-line. For more information, visit www.chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/events.
Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30pm, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn, Chicago, IL

Music of the Baroque: Handel & Bach—Italian Style (312) 551-1415
(Use Code WFMT)

Gorgeous, rarely heard works for orchestra and voice—Handel’s passionate Apollo e Dafne for soprano and baritone, and Bach’s “Non sa che sia dolore” for solo soprano—highlight a program exploring works in the Italian style by the era’s greatest German composers. A lively concerto grosso by Handel and Bach’s ravishing A Minor Violin Concerto are also featured. Nicholas Kraemer conducts. Tickets must be purchased by phone. Tickets are limited. One pair per WFMT member per concert. For more information, visit www.baroque.org.
Monday, April 21 at 7:30pm, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Steven Spooner, piano (847) 467-4000
(Use Code WFMT)

Steven Spooner has established an international career that regularly brings him to major venues on four continents. His performances and recordings of works by Liszt have garnered particular attention worldwide. Spooner has collaborated with such artists as the Borromeo Quartet, Silk Road Ensemble bassist Daxun Zhang, and baritone Chris Thompson. Recent orchestral engagements include performances of the Schnittke Concerto with Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, the São Paulo Chamber Orchestra, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and the New Orleans Civic Symphony. In this unique recital, audience members will vote at the beginning of the evening to choose which program Spooner performs. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.com.
Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30pm, Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, Evanston, IL

Chicago Master Singers: Spring Concert (800) 595-4849 (Use Code WFMT)
Chicago Master Singers is a 130-voice auditioned chorus with singers from all over the Chicago area. The chorus has delighted audiences in the Chicago area and on tour in Europe with performances of the great choral masterworks, in collaboration with professional soloists and orchestras, since 1979. This program will feature a cappella masterpieces from America, Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. Alan Heatherington, conductor. For more information, visit www.chicagomastersingers.org.
Friday, April 25 at 7:30pm, Divine Word Chapel at Techny, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny, IL 60082
Sunday, April 27 at 7:00pm, Divine Word Chapel at Techny, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny, IL 60082

University of Chicago Presents: Contempo Double Bill: 10 Anniversary with Patricia Barber (773) 702-2787 (Use Code WFMT)
The 10th anniversary celebration of the Contempo Double Bill puts the work of top creative women in music from around the world front and center stage.  The intrepid jazz artist Patricia Barber performs with Ari Hoenig, drums, Gilad Hekselman, guitar, and Patrick Mulcahy, bass. Program to include: Marta Ptaszynska: Space Model for solo percussion, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh: Habil-Sayagy for cello and prepared piano, Elena Firsova: String Quartet No. 11 "Purgatorium," and Jazz set with Patricia Barber and the Ari Hoenig Trio. Limited availability; limit one pair per WFMT member. Offer not available on-line. For more information, visit www.chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/events.
Saturday, April 26 at 7:30pm, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street Chicago, IL

Midwest Young Artists: Crescendo of Experience
Program to feature guest artist Ethan Bensdorf, trumpet, New York Philharmonic. For more information, visit www.mya.org. For tickets, please contact Donna Schardt at donnaschardt@mya.org.
Sunday, April 27 at 3:30pm, Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia, Highland Park, IL

Midwest Young Artists: Crescendo of Experience
Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra will be performing Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony 9 and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis - by Vaughn Williams. This concert will feature guest artist, trumpet soloist Ethan Bensdorf of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.  Midwest Young Artists is a non-profit music conservatory that endeavors to enrich the lives of our students and community through musical performance, education, and community outreach programs. Support your local musicians and attend this and other great performances throughout the season. For tickets, contact Donna Schardt at donnaschardt@mya.org. For more information, visit www.mya.org.
Sunday, April 27 at 3:30pm, Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL

The Harris Theater: Harris Theater Presents
Present your WFMT member card at the Harris Theater box office to receive a 2 for 1 admission to a select Harris Theater Presents performance; subject to availability and certain restrictions may apply. For more information, visit www.harristheaterchicago.org. Offer only valid for one show per member card. Tickets must be purchased in person at the box office with your WFMT member card. Box office hours: Monday through Friday, noon until 6pm.
Harris Theater Presents:
April 3, 2014: Trey McIntyre Project
April 29, 2014: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Cello Sonatas
Choose one performance; The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago, IL

University of Chicago Presents: Shanghai Quartet (773) 702-2787
(Use Code WFMT)

Celebrating its 30th anniversary season, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles and is renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations.  Capping a season of celebrations, including Chicago Presents’ 70th and Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th, the Shanghai closes an elegant program with Verdi’s one and only string quartet, written during a production delay of his opera, Aida. Program also includes: Haydn: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2 “Quinten,” Krzysztof Penderecki: String Quartet No. 3: Leaves from an unwritten diary, Zhou Long: Song of the Ch’in. 6:30pm pre-concert lecture. Limited availability; limit one pair per WFMT member. Offer not available on-line. For more information, visit www.chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/events.
Friday, May 2 at 7:30pm, Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street Chicago, IL

Music Institute of Chicago: Inna Faliks, piano (847) 905-1500 ext 108
(Use Code WFMT)

For its fourth annual Distinguished Alumni Concert, the Music Institute of Chicago presents pianist Inna Faliks, offering an imaginative concert program to explore the connection between words and music. Faliks will perform Beethoven’s Fantasie Op. 77 and Sonata Op. 111; Satie’s Sonatine Bureaucratique; and Schumann’s Davidsbundler Op. 6. After studying at the Music Institute with Emilio del Rosario, Inna worked with such  figures as Leon Fleisher, Ann Schein, and Gilbert Kalish, eventually earning a doctor of musical arts degree from Stony Brook University in New York. She has performed in some of the world’s most distinguished venues, and has just this year joined the faculty of UCLA as a tenured associate professor of piano. For more information, visit www.musicinst.org.
Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL

Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Spring Concert (847) 673-6300
(Use Code WFMT)

Program to include – Suk: Fantastic Scherzo; Bloch: Schelomo Rhapsodie Hébraique for Cello and Orchestra (Nathan Walhout, cello); and Brahms-Schӧenberg: Piano Quartet in g minor, Op. 25. Alan Heatherington, conductor; David Taylor, concertmaster. For more information, visit www.arsviva.org.
Sunday, May 4 at 3:00pm, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL

St. Charles Singers: Bouquet of Voices (630) 513-5272 (Use Code WFMT)
St. Charles Singers joins guest conductor Philip Moore, former organist and Master of the Music at York Minster UK. The concert will feature the Metropolis Orchestra Brass Ensemble and focus on sacred and secular English choral music and the US premiere of Philip Moore’s At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners. Tickets available via phone or in person at Townhouse Books in St. Charles. For more information, visit www.stcharlessingers.com.
Saturday, May 17 at 7:30pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St, River Forest, IL
Sunday, May 18 at 4:00pm, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave, St Charles, IL

Theater and Dance

First Folio: Salvage (630) 986-8067
The shy owner of a collectables store in Detroit finds his staid existence turned topsy-turvy when a mysterious women enters his life with valuable items that just should not exist anymore. By Joseph Zettelmaier
Directed by Alison C. Vesely. Offer good for full price adult tickets only. For tickets or more information, visit www.firstfolio.org and use code WFMT.
Valid any Wednesday performance now through April 23, Mayslake Hall, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St., Oak Brook, IL

Lifeline Theatre: A Tale of Two Cities (773) 761-4477 (Use Code WFMT)
The Reign of Terror sweeps through Paris, destroying both the high and low, and two Londoners are confronted with impossible choices. Will former aristocrat Charles Darnay abandon his family and brave the revolutionary storm to protect an innocent man? And can depressive barrister Sydney Carton find the strength to make the ultimate sacrifice for the unrequited love of his life? Darnay and Carton join a host of unforgettable characters in this passionate tale of soldiers and servants, revolutionaries and the nobility, set against a backdrop of violent social upheaval. An epic story of resurrection and redemption, in a world premiere adaptation based on the 1859 novel. For more information, visit www.lifelinetheatre.com.
Valid for Thursday and Friday 7:30pm performances, now through April 4, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL

Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Reggie Wilson and Fist & Heel Performance Group (312) 369-8330 (Use Code WFMT)
Representing 40 years of commitment to presenting important contemporary dance artists and developing new work, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents Reggie Wilson and his company Fist & Heel Performance Group in a work co-commissioned by The Dance Center. Moses(es), an evening-length work, explores our relationship to leadership and the effects of migration on beliefs and customs. Grounded in Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Moses, Man of the Mountains and arising out of Wilson’s exploratory travels to Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Mali, the work looks at diasporic movement out of Africa and into the rest of the world through the lens of Moses stories in their various cross-cultural and cross-faith interpretations. For more information, visit www.colum.edu/dancecenter.
Thursday through Saturday, April 3 through April 5, The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Steppenwolf Theatre: The Way West (312) 335-1650 (Use Code WFMT)
In a modern-day California town that’s seen better days, Mom shares death-defying tales of pioneer crossings with her two squabbling adult daughters as she waits for her bankruptcy to come through. This hilarious and heartbreaking play about today’s American family explores the mixed blessing of our great frontier spirit, which has fueled both self-delusion and survival.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.Steppenwolf.org. Not valid with any other offer. Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before the performance. Subject to availability.
Valid for performances April 3 through April 20 (excluding Saturday nights). Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted St, Chicago, IL

TimeLine Theatre: The How and the Why (773) 281-8463 x6
(Use Code WFMT)

Two brilliant evolutionary biologists spar over evolution, feminism, women’s health and generational divides in this smart, funny and provocative new play by Sarah Treem. For more information, visit www.timelinetheatre.com.
Valid weekday (Wednesday through Friday) performances only, now through April 6, TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL

Spertus: Fiddler’s Fortunes – The Mighty Afterlife of a Broadway Musical
Its songs have been performed at sacred ceremonies and incorporated into hip-hop hits. It has inspired religious conversion and secular satire. It has been lauded as one of the most finely wrought works for the Broadway stage and treated as a historical document. Since its blockbuster stage debut in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has served an astonishing range of cultural purposes. Alisa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof, discusses where this beloved musical came from, where it has gone, and why it is still relevant today. Ticket offer available at the door by presenting your WFMT membership card. For more information, visit www.spertus.edu.
Sunday, April 6 at 2:00pm, Spertus, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Spertus: Tevye screening
Join us for a rare screening of Tevye, the 1939 non-musical film version of the Sholem Aleichem story that inspired Fiddler on the Roof. A post-screening discussion will be led by arts critic Andrew Patner. Tevye was the first non-English language film to be named “culturally significant” and selected for preservation by the U.S. Library of Congress. In Yiddish with English subtitles. The film has been provided by The National Center for Jewish Film. Ticket offer available at the door by presenting your WFMT membership card. For more information, visit www.spertus.edu.
Monday, April 7 at 6:30pm, Spertus, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Auditorium Theatre: River North Dance Chicago (800) 982-2787
(Use Code WFMT)

After the highly regarded world premiere Havana Blue in 2013, River North Dance Chicago returns to our landmark stage with the U.S. premiere of Iván Pérez Aviles’ Flesh and the revival of Artistic Director Frank Chaves’ epic work Underground Movements with the Chicago Children’s Choir. Please Note: Valid for price levels 2-4 only. Visit the event’s show page to learn more and purchase tickets: http://theaud.us/1b0giSd, use code WFMT. You may also purchase tickets at the phone number above or in person at the Auditorium box office. For further information, visit www.auditoriumtheatre.org.
Saturday, April 12 at 8:00pm, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL

McAninch Arts Center: Isabel Wilkerson (630) 942-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Hear Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times “Top Ten Book of the Year” best-selling author Isabel Wilkerson, who has spent 15 years interviewing more than 1,200 people to write the current “One Book One Chicago” selection: The Warmth of Other Suns. This epic work of narrative nonfiction tells the story of three people who made the decision of their lives in what came to be known at the Great Migration. For more information, visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
Tuesday,  April 15 at 7:30pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

McAninch Arts Center: Pilobolus (630) 942-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Using the human body as a medium for expression, Pilobolus is a modern dance company creating inventive, athletic, and witty performances. Whether they are performing for millions at the Oympics, at the Oscars, or live on stage, Pilobolus is a ‘must-see.’ For more information, visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
Thursday, April 17 at 8:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

Lookingglass Theatre Company: In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story
(312) 337-0665 (Use Code WFMT)
Long before The Origin of Species will forever change the world, Charles Darwin meets Emma Wedgwood and they forever change each other. In the space between science and faith, they find an unexpected and unlikely romance. In the Garden chronicles the struggle of two fiercely independent individuals, divided by ideology but united by a fire that fuels a passionate lifelong debate: evolution vs. salvation. Only by embracing this duality can they possibly navigate the struggles, triumphs, losses and discoveries that await. For more information, visit www.lookingglasstheatre.org.
Valid April 16 through June 15 Tuesday through Friday performances only, Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Theatre of Western Springs: Picnic (708) 246-3380 (Use Code APRIL)
Passion and propriety collide in William Inge’s Picnic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama. It's the last day of summer as shirtless, shiftless drifter Hal Carter swaggers into a sleepy Kansas burg, stumbles into the backyard and the lives of Flo Owens and her two daughters and ignites libidos all over the place. By the time everybody’s ready to return to work, Hal has made off with the heart of the prettiest girl in town. Like a breeze across a late-summer plain, Picnic is a stirring reminder that in life and love, the only thing scarier than being held is being held back. For tickets, use the above phone number and code. For more information, visit www.theatreofwesternsprings.com.
Valid April 24 through May 4, Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs, IL

The Saint Sebastian Players: Death Defying Acts (773) 404-7922
(Use Code WFMT)

The Saint Sebastian Players present Death Defying Acts, a comedy triple bill: David Mamet’s An Interview is a mystifying interrogation in which a sleazy lawyer is forced to answer difficult questions and admit the truth about his life and career. In Hotline by Elaine May, a neurotic woman with enough urban angst to fill a neighborhood calls a suicide crisis hotline, only to reach an overwhelmed counselor during his first night on the job. And, in Woody Allen’s Central Park West, a well-to-do psychiatrist gets thoroughly soused before confronting her best friend. For more information, visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. For tickets, call the number above or email tickets@saintsebastianplayers.org and mention WFMT.
Friday, April 25 through Sunday, May 18, St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL

The Harris Theater: Harris Theater Presents
Present your WFMT member card at the Harris Theater box office to receive a 2 for 1 admission to a select Harris Theater Presents performance; subject to availability and certain restrictions may apply. For more information, visit www.harristheaterchicago.org. Offer only valid for one show per member card. Tickets must be purchased in person at the box office with your WFMT member card. Box office hours: Monday through Friday, noon until 6pm.
Harris Theater Presents:
April 3, 2014: Trey McIntyre Project
April 29, 2014: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Cello Sonatas
Choose one performance, The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago, IL

pH Productions: Improv Shows
pH is a comedy theater in Chicago that has been putting on original comedic work since 2002. pH is seen as the people's improv comedy theater. Their signature shows go beyond the boundaries of the stage and involve the audience in most aspects of the show. pH shows are a fully participatory experience and you will leave most every show having had a hand in its outcome. For tickets and more information, visit www.whatisph.com and use code WFMT. Tickets also available at the box office with member card. PLEASE NOTE: This offer is for 20% off all 8pm and midnight shows only and is not a 2-for-1 offer. Limit one pair of tickets per show, per member card.
Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm and midnight, pH Productions, 1515 W. Berwyn Ave., Chicago, IL

Museums

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture: 2-for-1 Museum Admission
(773) 582-6500

Founded in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, the Balzekas Museum is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture. The Museum celebrates the notable achievements of Lithuanian Americans, the Lithuanian nation, and Lithuanian communities world wide. For more information on the museum and exhibits, visit www.balzekasmuseum.org.
Daily 10am-4pm, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL

Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House: 2-for-1 Admission for Tours (847) 475-3410
Tour the historic home of former Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, gain entrance to the permanent exhibit on Evanston history, Milestones & Memories and the current exhibit: “Where Are We? Mapping Our Way Through Evanston History.” The interior house is only viewable by tour! The tour includes all of the first floor and part of the second floor. For more information and any schedule changes, visit www.evanstonhistorycenter.org
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm, at 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center: Ruth Gruber - Photojournalist (847) 967-4800
Note: This offer to Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist is not a 2-for-1 offer, but one admission for $6.
Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. Now 102 years old, Gruber’s work spans more than five decades, from her groundbreaking work in the Soviet Arctic in the 1930s and her iconic images of Jewish refugees on the ship Exodus 1947, to her later work in the 1980s documenting Ethiopian Jews in the midst of a civil war. A selection of vintage prints are presented alongside contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and ephemera from her personal archive. Please visit this link to redeem this $6 admission offer http://bit.ly/1ffwPil. Groups of 10 or more may choose to add a private docent-led tour for $3 extra per person. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1f9IVvw. For more information, visit www.ilhmec.org.
February 16 through June 1, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie, IL

Museum of Contemporary Photography: 20% off on publications
(312) 369-7794 (Use Code WFMT)

Enjoy 20% off of publication purchases. Founded by Columbia College Chicago in 1984, the museum collaborates with artists, photographers, communities, and institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. MoCP offers publications by internationally recognized artists in their museum shop as well as online. For more information, visit www.mocp.org. 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Oriental Institute Museum Store (The Suq): 15% off Museum Store purchases
Present your WFMT membership card and enjoy 15% off anything in The Suq. Valid in store and on-line. To use on-line, use code “WFMT” at check-out. The Oriental Institute, a division of the University of Chicago, is a not-for-profit institution. All proceeds from the Museum Suq go to support departments and projects for the Oriental Institute, particularly the research archives. For more information or to shop, visit www.oi.uchicago.edu/order/suq/
Museum and store hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-6pm; Wednesday: 10am-8:30pm; Sunday: Noon – 6pm, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, Il

The Polish Museum of America: 2-for-1 admission to special exhibits. www.thepolishmuseumofamerica.org
984 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 384-3352.

Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago: 2-for-1 Museum Admission
(312) 421-8020

The Ukrainian National Museum was founded in 1952 as the Ukrainian Museum and Archive. The Museum collections include artifacts of traditional folk arts, such as embroidery, costumes, weavings and wood and metal inlays as well as musical instruments, household utensils, souvenir materials from the Soviet Union, and artwork by Ukrainian immigrants. For more information on the museum and exhibits, visit info@ukrainiannationalmuseum.org
Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am-4pm, 2249 West Superior St., Chicago, IL

Restaurants

Unless indicated, the following restaurants offer members presenting their card TWO ENTREES FOR THE PRICE OF THE MORE EXPENSIVE ONE (unless otherwise noted) nightly except Fridays and Saturdays (unless marked +Fri. or +Sat.). Discounts apply to dinner only (unless marked +Lunch). One discount per table. Not applicable to lower-priced specials or in combination with other offers or discount cards. Other restrictions may apply. Cuisine descriptions are supplied by the restaurants.

Alex’s Washington Gardens (847) 432-0309
Italian restaurant and pizzeria.
www.alexswashingtongardens.com
15% off on total food bill (not valid on holidays)
256 Green Bay Road, Highwood, IL

Café Marbella (773) 853-0128
Spanish tapas and cuisine
www.cafemarbellatapas.com
20% off bill on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights only.
5527 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

Dragonfly Mandarin (312) 787-7600
Traditional Chinese
www.dragonflymandarin.com
832 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

Feast Restaurant & Bar (773) 772-7100
American fusion with global influences
www.feastrestaurant.com
Offer valid for one time use only; must show member card to redeem offer.
1616 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL;
25 East Delaware, Chicago, IL

Isla Pilipina (773) 271-2988
Filipino. Buy one entree and get another of equal or lesser value for free.
www.islapilipina.com     
2501 W Lawrence Ave, Unit D, Chicago, IL

Jenny’s Steakhouse 708-229-2272 & Jenny’s @ 191 South 708-479-6873
American, steaks, seafood, ribs, sandwiches
www.jennyssteakhouse.com
$10 off purchase of $30 or more, not valid on holidays or special events.
11041 S Menard, Chicago Ridge, IL
10160 W 191st Street, Mokena, IL

Oceanique (847) 864-3435
French-American Seafood.
www.oceanique.com
$25 off the entire meal. Not valid with any other offers including Groupon, Travel Zoo and Living Social. Also not valid with “No Corkage Monday,” “Maine Lobster Wednesday,” Northwestern Commencement, New Years Eve or Valentine's Day. One card per table.
505 Main Street, Evanston, IL 

The Parthenon Restaurant (312) 726-2407
Great authentic Greek Cuisine
www.theparthenon.com
Receive $6 off the second entrée when two entrées are purchased.
(+Lunch)(Sun.-Thu.)
Not valid on family-style dinners & lamb chops.
314 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL

Prairie Moon (847) 864-8328
Regional American “Good lookin’ scratch cookin’!”
www.prairiemoonrestaurant.com
15% discount for the entire meal (+Lunch)
1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL

Shokran
Authentic Moroccan Cuisine (BYOB)
www.shokranchicago.com
4027 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL

The Stained Glass (847) 864-8600
New American Cuisine
Buy one entrée, get the second entrée free up to $25. Does not include tax.
www.thestainedglass.com
1735 Benson Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Tre Kronor Restaurant (773) 267-9888
Swedish/Norwegian (+Fri., Sat.)
www.trekronorrestaurant.com
3258 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL

Via Veneto (773) 267-0888
Traditional Italian
www.viavenetochic ago.com
25% off lunch and dinner (food only), any night but Saturday
Maximum discount is $50
6340 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Businesses and Services

Anderson Chiropractic, Ltd.:  Chiropractic clinic. Free consultation then, 20% discount on all services.  2105 W. Division St., Chicago, IL (773) 342-3221

The Armadillo’s Pillow Book Company:  Used books – common, uncommon and hard-to-find!  15% discount on all items, except gift certificates.  www.ArmadillosPillow.com 6753 Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL (773) 761-2558

Best Friends Diamonds & Gems: 10% off loose diamond with the purchase of a custom mounting. www.bestfriendsdiamonds.com 29 E. Madison St. Suite 1404, Chicago, IL (312) 269-9999

The Bookstore: 10% off on a single item. 475 North Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-2891 www.justthebookstore.com

Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore: 10% discount (only items in stock with the exception of $3 and $7 books) 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL www.centuriesandsleuths.com

Chicago Aquarium Company: 20% off fish and supplies, 10% off glass aquariums. 5040 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL (773) 878-8474 www.chicagoaquariumco.com

Chicago Photography Center: One-time 10% discount on any class as well as a 50% discount on a one-year membership ($50 value). 3301 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL (773) 549-1631

Clergy for Weddings:  Wedding officiants.  Discount of $75 for each couple who use our services and are being married on the reception site.  11136 South Whipple Street, Chicago, IL (773) 445-2121

Extreme Organizing, Inc.: Professional Organizing Services for your home or office. Complementary consultation and 10% off regular price of services. Chicago and suburbs only. www.extremeorganizing.com 540 North Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL (312) 832-1690

Fleetwind Ski Club: Ski club serving Chicagoland for over 50 years. 20% off new memberships.  PO Box 607811, Chicago, IL (773) 973-4417

Fragile Music Group:  Reduced hourly recording rate $55/hour (regular $95).  Maximum 10 hours in blocks of 5 hours. One customer per company.  www.fragilemusicgroup.com 603 Ridge, Homewood, IL (708) 206-1002

Frugal Muse Books Music and Movies: Used and new books, music, movies, and videogames. 10% off any USED item. 7511 Lemont Rd., #146,‎ Darien, IL (630) 427-1140 www.frugalmusebooks.com

Granite and Marble Resources: Importer of natural stone, mosaics, and countertops. $1,000 off on purchases of $2,000 or more, not including sales tax or delivery. www.maestromosaics.com 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 115, Chicago, IL (312) 670-4400

HeyTicketGuy.com: $50 discount toward any on-line purchases of theater, concert, or sporting event tickets (minimum 2 tickets/order).  Enter discount Code: “WFMT.” Hey Ticket Guy, 211 Hilltop Lane, Sleepy Hollow, IL (888) 455-8499 www.heyticketguy.com

Joe’s Expert Auto Inc.: Import auto repair and service. 10% off parts and labor, not applicable with any other offers, or dealer parts. www.jexpertauto.com 2740 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 862-6200

Karunya Rasa Revolutionary Facial Products:  All natural cosmetic sprays.  25% discount (free shipping). 4901 North Christiana Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 754-8061 www.Motherearthfountainofyouth.com

Olive & WellGourmet gift and tasting shop.  15% off any Olive & Well labeled domestic and imported products. www.oliveandwell.com 133 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL (708) 848-4230   

Pianist, Ellen Elizabeth Mosher: Concert pianist. Solo piano entertainment for events including parties, receptions, dinners and weddings. $50 credit on a standard 3-hour (or more) performance on your tuned piano.  Call for availability on Monday – Saturday only, 10am – 6PM. 1033 West Loyola Avenue, Suite 1301, Chicago, IL (773) 465-4098

Polish American Contractors Association:  10% discount on commercial and residential construction and remodeling.  www.pacba.net 6005 Irving Park Road, #203, Chicago, IL (773) 318-9229

Richard Stromberg’s Chicago: 2-for-1 Photography Class Tuition. Enjoy a 2-for-1 discount on any class offered at your choice of locations in Ravenswood, downtown Chicago,  Oak Park, or Park Ridge.  Call for class locations. www.chicagophotoclasses.com. Present WFMT member card on first day of class. (312) 671-7717

Scherwood Golf Concessions:  Two for One Greens Fee.  Weekdays only.  Paid riding cart required. 600 E. Joliet Street, Schererville, IN www.scherwood.com (219) 865-2554

Sheet Music Back in Print: 20% discount ($5) on $25 Annual Membership Fee: (847) 869-9447 Modern Editions of Piano/Vocal Music from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries Popular Songs/Art Songs/Solo Piano/Sacred Songs www.sheetmusicbackinprint.com

Shen Shen Health and Harmony: 15% discount on acupuncture and massages. www.shenshenhealth.com 2764 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 935-4325

Shutan.com, Inc.: 15% off on transfer of movie film and VHS to DVD.  www.shutan.com (847) 716-0213

Spa Constantine Day Spas: 15% off a $115 gift certificate.  Available online only at www.spaconstantine.com under “instant gift certificate” & “services”. Use the Fine Arts Circle Donor Organization from the “Special Promotion” drop-down menu.  Oak Park, Downers Grove and Batavia, IL.  Call (630) 969-1047 or (708) 383-5333.

Styl Shoe Store:  15% off on designer shoes for men and women. May not be combined with any other discount cards, coupons or special offers. www.stylshoestore.com 2949 North Broadway, Chicago, IL (773) 244-9369

The Suzuki-Orff School of Music: An engaging and relaxed approach to music education. Programs available for students ages 6 months – adult. 10% off total tuition for one quarter for new students only.  www.suzukiorff.org 1148 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL (312) 738-2646

Val’s Halla Records: New and used LPs, CDs, and DVDs bought and sold. “A Collectors Paradise since 1972.” 10% off anything in stock. (Offer not good on sale items) www.valshalla.com 239 Harrison Street, Oak Park, IL (708) 524-1004

Westgate Flowers: Retail florist. 10% discount for in-store purchases and phone delivery orders from our shop. (excludes “FTD” wireout orders) 841 S. Oak Park, Oak Park, IL (708) 386-0072 www.westgateflowers.com

Your Natural Element Day Spa & Salon: Day spa and salon. 10% off any service (excludes retail items). www.yournaturalelement.com 49 ½ South Washington St., 2nd Floor, Hinsdale, IL (630) 321-1772