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Member Benefits | February 2015

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: Eric Owens Vocal Master Class (847) 467-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Bass-baritone Eric Owens has earned international acclaim as both an esteemed interpreter of the classics and a champion of new music. His career highlights include Aida at Houston Grand Opera, his San Francisco Opera debut in Otello, and his Covent Garden debut in Norma. Owens’s 2014–15 season engagements include Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at the Lucerne Festival, Porgy and Bess at Lyric Opera of Chicago, where he is currently serving as community ambassador, and his debut in the title role of Der fliegende Holländer with the Washington National Opera. Presented as part of the Robert M. and Maya L. Tichio Vocal Master Class Series. For more information, visit
Monday, February 2 at 7:00pm, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, IL

The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: The Godfather of Third Stream: Gunther Schuller (312) 294-3000 (Use Code WFMT)
Under the direction of Artistic Director Orbert Davis, The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic presents “The Godfather of Third Stream: Gunther Schuller.” This project is an homage to composer, educator and NEA Jazz Master Gunther Schuller, who coined the term “Third Stream” in 1957 to describe music that combines jazz and classical techniques. The concert program traces the music of Third Stream from 1957 to present day, including works by the late William Russo, artistic director of Columbia College Chicago’s Chicago Jazz Ensemble and a close mentor of Orbert Davis. The program highlight is the CJP’s first-ever commission: a new work by Daniel Schnyder, a Grammy-nominated composer/performer with a dynamic reputation in both jazz and classical genres. Tickets are limited! For more information, visit
Friday, February 6 at 7:30pm, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

McAninch Arts Center: New Philharmonic (630) 942-4000
(Use Code WFMT)

Winston Choi, Laureate of the 2003 Hones International Piano Competition and winner of France’s 2002 Concours International de Piano, joins New Philharmonic for two concerti in one program. Choi will perform Ravel, Concerto for the Left Hand, and Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43. The second half of the program will feature the Shchedrin Carmen Suite. For more information, visit
Saturday, February 7 at 8:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL
Sunday, February 8 at 3:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Much Ado About Music (847) 888-4000
(Use Code 14-WFMTBOGO)

Michael Christie, guest conductor and Music Director of the Minnesota Opera, makes his ESO debut as the orchestra plays three distinctly different works.  The Brahms Symphony is described as “tranquil and peaceful ending with a triumphant mood!” Enjoy music from Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite, making one feel that “a star danced, and under that I was born,” and also the exciting Mozetich’s Concerto for Bassoon and Strings with Marimba featuring the wide-range of sounds performed by guest bassoon soloist, Michael Sweeney and Michael Folker on marimba. For more information, visit
Saturday, February 7 at 7:30pm, Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL
Sunday, February 8 at 2:30pm, Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL

Lisker Music Foundation: Music & Inspiration (847) 272-7003
(Use Code WFMT 2-For-1)

The Romantic Era was ignited by peoples’ desire to express themselves through music and art. Whether it was love, demonic obsession, an attempt to capture a momentary feeling, or profound nationalistic pride, this program explores what truly inspired some of Europe’s most celebrated composers. Program to include: Beriot Duo Concertante no. 1 for 2 violins; Schubert  Impromptu no. 3 op. 90 for piano; Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no. 11 for piano; Chopin Nocturne in C# minor for cello and piano; Paganini “Moses” Variations on 1 string for cello and piano; Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat Major. Featuring: David Lisker, violin; Bella Horvath, violin/viola; Thomas Mesa, cello; and Larry Weng, piano.
Sunday, February 8 at 6:30pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 

Rembrandt Chamber Players: European Journey
This concert weaves together influences from the Dutch, German, and French repertoire. Program to include:  Huydts’ Quartet, a piece written specifically for Rembrandt, Songs of the Auvergne, melodies of Schumann, and Mozart’s Andante and Rondo for flute and piano. One discount per WFMT member card. Tickets are limited! For tickets and more information, visit and use code WFMTFEB at checkout.
Friday, February 13 at 7:30pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
Monday, February 16 at 7:30pm, PianoForte Foundation, 1335 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Anton Baranov, guitar (847) 467-4000
(Use Code WFMT)

Known for his daring interpretations and innovative programming, Anton Baranov has cemented his place among classical guitar’s international talents with wins in more than 15 prestigious international guitar competitions, including the Andrés Segovia, Agustín Barrios, and Pittaluga Guitar Competitions. Baranov has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Brazil and has just completed his first recording for the Naxos label. This season his dazzling program includes works by Luigi Legnani, Agustín Barrios, Antón Abril, and others. For more information, visit
Saturday, February 14 at 7:30pm, Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, Evanston, IL

Chicago Philharmonic: Taste the Music (312) 957-0000 (Use Code WFMT)
On Valentine’s Day weekend, the Chicago Philharmonic serves up Taste the Music, a delectable four-course concert with a little help from sous chef Visceral Dance Chicago!  Designed to bring out the "taste" in music, the program opens with Darius Milhaud's bouncy amuse-bouche, Le boeuf sur le toit (The Ox on the Roof) to whet your appetite. Then, enjoy Bohuslav Martinu's comedic ballet La revue de cuisine, featuring original choreography performed by Visceral Dance Chicago. For your main course, dig in to Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola with soloists David Perry and Carol Cook. Performed at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston, the concert closes with Johann Strauss Jr.'s bubbly Champagne Polka.  For tickets, use the phone number and code above, or buy online. For more information, visit
Sunday, February 15, 3:00pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL

McAninch Arts Center: Gregory Porter (630) 942-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
2014 Grammy Award winner for Best Vocal Jazz Album, Gregory Porter is a natural storyteller and is sure to mesmerize with his captivating baritone and inspiring vocals. The international Jazz artist combines the power of a gospel shouter with the honeyed tone of a crooner. For more information, visit
Sunday, February 15 at 7:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra: Music and Spoken Word
(847) 673-6300 (Use Code WFMT)

Program features Strauss’ Four Last Songs with soloist Leila Bowie, and Beethoven’s Egmont Overture. Also included on the program is Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Back Room Shakespeare Project. For more information, visit For tickets, use the above phone number and code.
Sunday, February 15 at 3:00pm, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Dead Man Walking (847) 467-4000
(Use Code WFMT)

The Guardian of London declares, “Dead Man Walking makes the most concentrated impact of any piece of American music theater since West Side Story.” With music by Jake Heggie and a libretto by Terrence McNally based on the book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean, the opera tells the story of a nun’s journey as spiritual adviser to Joseph De Rocher, a convicted murderer on death row at Louisiana’s Angola State Prison. From its wrenching beginning to its emotionally charged conclusion, this powerful tale of suffering and redemption leaves a lasting impression on all who encounter it. Michael M. Ehrman, director; Michael Sakir, conductor; Donald Nally, chorus master; Robert McConnell, graduate student conductor; University Chorale and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra. Parental advisory: This performance contains adult situations, graphic violence, and explicit language. For more information, visit
Friday, February 20 at 7:30pm, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston, IL
Sunday, February 22 at 3:00pm, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston, IL
Thursday, February 26 at 7:30pm, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston, IL
Saturday, February 28 at 7:30pm, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston, IL

Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Night at the Oscars (847) 888-4000
(Use Code 14-WFMTBOGO)

Lights. Camera. Action. Re-live red carpet moments and experience movie music from award winning films such as Dances with Wolves, Schindler’s List, Titanic, The Red Violin, Psycho, Star Wars and more. Featuring Andrew Grams, Music Director and Isabella Lippi, violin. For more information, visit
Saturday, February 21 at 7:30pm, Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL
Sunday, February 22 at 2:30pm, Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: Classical Delights (847) 272-0755
(Use Code WFMT)

One of the most enjoyable works in the symphonic repertoire, Haydn’s brilliant Symphony No. 99 highlights this program of delightful, late-18th century masterworks. Two contrasting gems from Mozart’s pen, Marriage of Figaro Overture and the ultra-rare Passacaille, set the stage for the NSO debut of the year’s super-talented young artist from the Music Institute of Chicago.  Violinist Serena Harnack will play Mozart’s exquisite, youthful Violin Concerto No. 4. Enjoy a pre-concert lecture at by Jim Kendros at 2:30pm. For more information, visit
Sunday, February 22 at 4:00pm, Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL

McAninch Arts Center: Rhythm of the Dance (630) 942-4000
(Use Code WFMT)

Presented by The National Dance Company of Ireland, Rhythm of the Dance is a sensational celebration of the Emerald Isle. This dance-and-music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent and preserves the traditions of step dancing in a thrilling live show as seen on PBS. For more information, visit
Friday, February 27 at 8:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

Ars viva Symphony Orchestra: A Double Double with Dueling Fiddlers
(847) 673-6000 (Use Code WFMT)

Program to feature: Arnold’s Double Concerto for Two Violins with David Taylor and Ilya Kaler on violins; Carter’s Elegy; Bach’s Double Concerto for Two Violins in d minor, BWV 1043; and Grieg’s Quartet in g minor, Op. 27 arr. for String Orchestra. For more information, visit
Sunday, March 1 at 3:00pm, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie, Blvd., Skokie, IL

Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra: Ignite Your Passion
Program to include: Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor featuring Walgreens Concerto Competition Overall MYA Senior Division Winner; Keiko Abe’s Prism Rhapsody for Marimba and Orchestra featuring Walgreens Concerto Competition Overall Open Division Winner on marimba; and Aram Khatchaturian’s Selections from "Gayne." For tickets, please email Donna Schardt at MYA and use code WFMT For more information, visit
Sunday, March 1 at 6:00pm, Pick-Staiger concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, IL

Music Institute of Chicago: Chicago Duo Piano Festival (847) 905-1500 ext 108 (Use Code WFMT)
The acclaimed Japanese-born piano duo Yuki and Tomoko Mack present a performance of duo piano repertoire by Hiroko Yanai, Rachmaninoff, Bizet, Arensky and Liszt. For more information, visit
Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL

Music Institute of Chicago: Chicago Duo Piano Festival (847) 905-1500 ext 108 (Use Code WFMT)
Music Institute piano faculty members perform a mixed concert of music for piano duo, including works by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Arensky and Chabrier. Performers include Chicago Duo Piano Festival founders Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, Xiaomin Liang and Jue He, Elaine Felder and Milana Pavchiskaya, Irene Faliks and Maya Brodotskaya, Matthew Hagle and Mio Isoda, and more. For more information, visit
Saturday, March 7 at 7:30pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL

St. Charles Singers: Inspired
Join the St. Charles Singers for A concert of choral music featuring guest conductor Craig Hella Johnson. Mr. Johnson is renowned as one of today’s most influential voices in choral conducting, Johnson brings rich imagination to his programs and is known for crafting musical journeys to create deep connections between performer and listener. Program to include works by J.S. Bach, Argento, Hawley, Spencer, Luboff, Runestad, Welcher, Kirchner and a Stephen Foster piece, arr. Craig Hella Johnson. For more information and tickets, visit and use code WFMT.
Saturday, March 7 at 8:00pm, St. Michael Catholic Church, 310 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL

McAninch Arts Center: Jim Brickman (630) 942-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Two-time Grammy nominee Jim Brickman is hailed by the Boston Herald as a “crowd-pleaser,” and takes his audiences on a musical journey with his romantic piano melodies and engaging wit. Brickman is the most charted Billboard Adult Contemporary artist, making this concert event the must-see of the season. For more information, visit
Saturday, March 14 at 8:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

Theater and Dance

Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: David Roussève/REALITY
(312) 369-8330 (Use Code 18526)

Choreographed, written and directed by Roussève, Stardust relates the travails of Junior, a gay disenfranchised African-American teenager. Described as “a coming of age story for the Twitter generation,” the work allows the audience to meet Junior only through his confessional text messages, projected on a screen by Roussève’s longtime collaborator Cari Ann Shim Sham, amidst glorious and pain-wrenching dance from African-American choreographer Roussève’s 10-person company REALITY. The sound score juxtaposes the intimate romanticism of Nat King Cole standards with the rough-edged, hip-hop-inflected original music of d. Sabela Grimes. Roussève’s lush choreography is leavened by frenetic, angular representations of the protagonist’s anxious states of mind. Designer Christopher Kuhl’s lighting adds emotional texture and a surreal quality to the work. Contains mature content. For more information, visit
Thursday through Saturday, February 5 through February 7 at 8:00pm, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Porchlight Music Theatre: Sondheim on Sondheim
In this first-ever Chicago production of the complete catalogue of a master’s career since its Broadway premiere, Stephen Sondheim's final say on his unparalleled body of work is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words and music featuring new arrangements of more than two dozen Sondheim tunes, ranging from the beloved to the obscure, interspersed with filmed commentary by the composer himself, who reveals fascinating details about his life and his art. Sondheim on Sondheim marks the first collaboration between 2014 Jeff Award-recipients Nick Bowling and Austin Cook.  Offer good at the box office only – please present your WFMT member card and use code WFMT. One offer per performance date. Good for full-price tickets only. For more information, visit
Friday, February 6 through Sunday, February 22, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL

The Theatre of Western Springs: Becky’s New Car (708) 246-3380
(Use Code WFMT)

Becky wishes to flee her own life, but she soldiers through her not-quite-satisfying existence with unnervingly quiet desperation. When a socially inept millionaire falls for her at first sight, he offers her nothing short of a new life. She soon finds herself leading a double life that quickly accelerates out of her control. This clever and witty new comedy by Steven Dietz takes us on one woman’s unexpected, hilarious, and ultimately moving escape from the midlife doldrums. Directed by Greg Kolack. Free parking. Refreshments available. For more information, visit Valid only for select performances.
Thursday, February 12 through Sunday, February 22, Cattell Theatre, Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs, IL

First Folio: Laughter on the 23rd Floor (630) 986-8067 (Use Code WFMT)
NOTE: This is NOT a 2-for-1 ticket offer: This offer is $5 off select tickets. Neil Simon’s hilarious reminiscence of his days with the Sid Caesar show catapults us into the world of 1950’s comic maniacs, from Mel Brooks to Carl Reiner to Selma Diamond. As they scramble to top each other’s gags, they also struggle to deal with the rise of the commie-hunting McCarthyism in America and the changing whims of their NBC bosses, bent on making these irrepressible madmen something they can never be – normal and respectable. Valid only for Wednesday or Thursday performances. For more information, visit
Through February 26, Mayslake Peabody Estate Forest Preserve, 1717 W 31st St., Oak Brook, IL

Steppenwolf Theatre: Marie Antoinette (312) 335-1650 (Use Code WFMT)
Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death. Valid for Friday and Sunday evening performances only. For more information, visit
Valid through March 1, Steppenwolf Theatre company, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL

Saint Sebastian Players: Emperor of the Moon (773) 404-7922
(Use Code WFMT)

Aphra Behn, arguably the first professional English woman playwright, offers the love stories of Elaria  and Bellemante, the mischievous daughter and niece, respectively, of the moonstruck Doctor Baliardo, an amateur moralist and astronomer. To get around the doctor’s rules, the girls convince him their respective lovers are visitors from the moon. Behn’s clever script pairs contemporary comic dialogue with classical commedia dell’arte antics. Emperor of the Moon was the last play produced before Behn’s death in 1689 and is one of her most famous and successful works, filled with irresistible humor and vividly colorful and refreshing intellect. For tickets, use above phone number and code or email and use code WFMT. For more information, visit
February 20 through March 15, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm; St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL

American Theater Company: The Royale (773) 409-4125
(Use Code WFMT Member Discount)

America. 1905. Combining innovative theatricality with a blistering story, Marco Ramirez tells the story of the world’s first black heavyweight champion and the sacrifices he makes to take his place in history. ATC Ensemble Member Jaime Castañeda (Welcome to Arroyo’s) will direct this Chicago premiere by Ramirez, writer of Sons of Anarchy and Netflix’s critically acclaimed Orange is the New Black. For more information, visit Valid only Thursdays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm throughout the run of the show.
Valid February 26 through March 29, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St., Chicago, IL

Lifeline Theatre: One Came Home (773) 761-4477 (Use Code WFMT)
During the great passenger pigeon migration of 1871, throngs of strangers descend upon Placid, Wisconsin, bringing prosperity in their wake. But as the skies clear, tragedy strikes and Georgie Burkhardt’s sister goes missing. When a body is found and the town goes into mourning, Georgie sets out on her own to uncover the truth behind Agatha’s disappearance. The journey that follows, both humorous and heartbreaking, will test the limits of her courage and the strength of her character. A powerful coming-of-age tale combines live music with historical events in a world premiere adaptation based on the 2013 novel by Chicago-based author Amy Timberlake, a Newbery Honor Book and Edgar Award winner. For more information, visit Valid only for Thursday and Friday performances at 7:30pm.
February 26 through April 3, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, IL

TimeLine Theatre: The Apple Family Plays: That Hopey Changey Thing and Sorry (773) 281-8463 xt 6 (Use Code WFMT)
Richard Nelson’s celebrated series of four Apple Family Plays explores politics, change, and family dynamics. TimeLine presents the Chicago debut of the first and third in the series on an alternating schedule. Set in the American town of Rhinebeck, New York, on election days 2010 and 2012, both explore how a family sorts through personal and political feelings of loss and confusion in the shadow of history as it is being made. Each play requires the purchase of a separate ticket to attend. For more information, visit
Valid for Wednesday through Friday performances only, January 24 through April 19, TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL

Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Kuchipudi (312) 369-8330 (Use Code 18526)
See a contemporary spin on the classical South Indian dance form Kuchipudi when Shantala Shivalingappa makes her Chicago debut, presented in association with Eye On India. Kuchipudi incorporates pure dance, which is rhythmic and abstract, and expressive dance, which is more narrative and uses each part of the body to bring the text, poem or story to life. Akasha (which means “space” or “sky” in Sanskrit) is danced solo by Shantala with four accompanying musicians from India: a vocalist, flutist and two percussionists. “It is said that that Akasha originates in sound, which is a vibration, or said another way, a form of energy and movement,” Shantala writes. “This Space is manifested in various ways at different levels of perception. Starting from the space we perceive around us, the space which surrounds us, the space of the universe which contains everything we know (in Indian thought, this Space is the fifth element and completes the four-fold Air, Water, Fire, Earth), and ending in its subtlest form: that of Space beyond space-time.” For more information, visit
Thursday through Saturday, March 5 through 7 at 8:00pm, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

McAninch Arts Center: The Acting Company presents: Macbeth
(630) 942-4000 (Use Code WFMT)

In one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most thrilling tragedies, a prophecy of becoming the King of Scotland fuels Macbeth’s ambitions and fateful actions. The New York Times raves that “The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theater in the United States.” For more information, visit
Friday, March 20 at 8:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

McAninch Arts Center: The Acting Company presents: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (630) 942-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Lancelot, Guinevere, Merlin and Mark Twain himself (as Hank) come tumbling your way in this satirical tale form America’s favorite humorist. What as superstition and science clash and cause confusion as the King’s Court attempts to adapt to the future 1,300 years too early. For more information, visit
Saturday, March 21 at 8:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

Apollo Theater: Million Dollar Quartet
NOTE: This is NOT a 2-for-1 offer; This offer is: $10 off select performances. Million Dollar Quartet, Chicago’s longest running Broadway musical, is inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. Blackout dates may apply. For tickets, click on and use code WFMT10.
Valid on select Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening performances only, Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL


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
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  
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm, at 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, 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
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
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.
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 
Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am-4pm, 2249 West Superior St., Chicago, IL


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.  
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
20% off bill on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights only.
5527 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

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

Feast Restaurant & Bar (773) 772-7100
American fusion with global influences  
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
Buy one entree and get another of equal or lesser value for free.
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 
$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.
$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
Receive $6 off the second entrée when two entrées are purchased.
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’!” 
15% discount for the entire meal (Lunch/Dinner). Valid only for WFMT card holders, not the entire party.
1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL

Shokran (773) 427-9130
Authentic Moroccan Cuisine (BYOB)
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.
1735 Benson Avenue
Evanston, IL

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

Via Veneto (773) 267-0888
Traditional Italian
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. 6753 Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL (773) 761-2558

Best Friends Diamonds & Gems: 10% off loose diamond with the purchase of a custom mounting. 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

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

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

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

Coulsons Music: 10% discount in store with WFMT Membership card. Chicago’s leading music store, providing professional and student sheet music, gifts, and accessories. (312) 461-1989

Extreme Organizing, Inc.: Professional Organizing Services for your home or office. Complementary consultation and 10% off regular price of services. Chicago and suburbs only.
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. 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

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.
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 115, Chicago, IL (312) 670-4400 $50 discount toward any on-line purchase 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

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

Karunya Rasa Revolutionary Facial Products:  All natural cosmetic sprays.  25% discount (free shipping) only with two or more orders. 
2140 North Clark Street, Suite 503, Chicago, IL (773) 698-7675

Olive & Well:  Gourmet gift and tasting shop.  15% off any Olive & Well labeled domestic and imported products. 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.
6005 Irving Park Road, #203, Chicago, IL (773) 286-8605

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. 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 (219) 865-2554

Sheet Music Back in Print: 20% discount ($5 off) on $25 Annual Membership Fee: annual membership allows free access to more than 200 works. Modern Editions of Piano/Vocal Music from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Popular Songs/Art Songs/Solo Piano/Sacred Songs 
235 Main Street, Evanston, IL (847) 869-9447

Shen Shen Health and Harmony: 15% discount on acupuncture and massages.
2764 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 935-4325, Inc.: 15% off on transfer of movie film and VHS to DVD.
(847) 716-0213

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.
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.org1148 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL (312) 738-2646

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

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