Monthly Member Offers
Member Benefits | December 2014
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.
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra: For Vienna (847) 467-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Robert G. Hasty, conductor.Program to include Franz Schubert’s, Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major; and
Antonín Dvořák’s, Symphony No. 6 in D Major. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Thursday, December 4 at 7:30pm, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Cir Dr, Evanston, IL
St. Charles Singers: Candlelight Carols
Start your Christmas and holiday season with a joyful note as St. Charles Singers present Candlelight Carols – their annual well-loved, and always sold-out early concerts. For more information and tickets, go to www.stcharlessingers.com, click on ‘tickets’ and ‘current season,’ then enter code WFMT.
Friday, December 5 at 7:30pm, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra (847) 467-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Victor Yampolsky, conductor; Jialing Wu, piano.Program to include: Alexander Glazunov’s, Valse de concert No. 1 in D Major; Sergei Prokofiev’s, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor; and Peter Tchaikovsky’s, The Nutcracker, Act I. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Saturday, December 6 at 7:30pm, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Cir Dr, Evanston, IL
Northwest Choral Society: The Many Moods of Christmas
The concert will include Pinkham's Christmas Cantata and Robert Shaws' Many Moods of Christmas and is directed by Alan Wellman. The Gargoyle Brass will accompany. For more information, visit www.nwchoralsociety.org. For ticket offer, present your WFMT member card at the door.
Saturday, December 6 at 7:30pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest, IL
Sunday, December 7 at 3:00pm, St. Raymond Church, 320 S. Elmhurst St., Mt. Prospect, IL
North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble: Handel’s Messiah (Part I) (847) 835-1227)(Use Code WFMT)
Join North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble for a chamber style performance, as Handel intended, using only 25 singers and instruments. For more information, visit www.chamber-arts-ensemble.org.
Sunday, December 7 at 4:00pm, North Shore United Methodist Church, 213 Hazel Ave., Glencoe, IL
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and University Chorale: Winter Wildness (847) 467-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Donald Nally, conductor. Two Bienen School choirs offer a new take on the holiday concert tradition with
unaccompanied music of winter, Christmas, the Solstice, and more by Bach, Gabrieli, Dove, Tulev, Jennefelt, and Ešenvalds. In the midst of the holiday bustle, these rich, contemplative works of today and yesterday offer an hour of repose. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Sunday, December 7 at 5pm, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Cir Dr, Evanston, IL
Ars Viva: Afternoon with Beethoven and Alon Goldstein (847) 673-6300 (Use Code WFMT)
Program to feature: Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Op. 61; Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60; and Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58 with Alon Goldstein, piano. Alan Heatherington, conductor; David Taylor, concertmaster; Alon Goldstein, piano. For more information, visit www.arsviva.org.
Sunday, December 7 at 3:00pm, North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL
Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops! (219) 836-0525
Get in the holiday spirit with this cherished South Shore tradition featuring a holiday sing-along and musical surprises. Children from Protsman Elementary School in Dyer will perform. As always, keep an eye out for visitors from the North Pole! Tickets available by phone. For more information, visit www.nisorchestra.org.
Thursday, December 11 at 7:30pm, Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville, IN
La Caccina: Canunt Angeli: Britten and Vivaldi
La Caccina reprises their acclaimed interpretation of Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, recorded this summer for their album, Songes Sweet. This intimate performance features six voices and emphasizes the relationship between text and music, voice and harp. Also on the program: Vivaldi's Gloria in D Major as it was originally imagined, with an all-female ensemble. Written while Vivaldi was working at the Ospedale della Pieta for orphans and abandoned girls, the Gloria sparkles with lively tempos, emotional melodies, and joyful rhythms. Debuting as an octet and collaborating with the Pavo String Quartet, keyboardist Linnea Erickson, and harpist Alison E. Attar, La Caccina performs two festive works for treble voices. For more information, visit www.lacaccina.com. For tickets, please present your WFMT member card at the door to take advantage of the 2-for-1 offer.
Friday, December 12 at 7:30pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest, IL
FullScore Chamber Orchestra: Welcome Christmas (847) 746-3472 (Mention WFMT)
Enjoy carol sing-alongs, Nutcracker dance, Carol of the Bells, and more! Tickets are limited! Tickets available only by phone. For more information, visit www.FullScore.org.
Saturday, December 13 at 7:30pm, Grace Missionary Church, 1415 27th St., Zion, IL
Sunday, December 14 at 7:30pm, Village Church of Gurnee, 1319 N. Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee, IL
Bella Voce: Holiday Delights (877) 755-6277 (Use Code WFMT2FOR1)
Join us as we journey through distant centuries and far-off lands to revel in the gorgeous choral works of the holidays. This musical feast features fresh arrangements of timeless carols and Bella Voce’s signature treatment of Renaissance classics. Under the direction of artistic director Andrew Lewis, the ensemble will perform holiday music that will move and inspire. For tickets, use phone number above, or go to www.bellavoce.tix.com and use code WFMT2FOR1. For more information, visit www.bellavoce.org.
Saturday, December 20 at 7:30pm, St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Rd., Lisle, IL
Sunday, December 21 at 3:30pm; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL
Theater and Dance
Hyde Park School of Dance: The Nutcracker (773) 493-8498 (Mention Ticket offer WFMT)
Calling all ballet fans: it’s the Hyde Park School of Dance’s annual presentation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, featuring a record 175 dancers—from four-year-olds to grandparents—supported by more than 100 volunteers. Staged by HPSD Founding Artistic Director August Tye, ballet mistress and choreographer at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the 90-minute narrated production follows Clara, Fritz and the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer from the family holiday party and the midnight battle with the Mouse Queen and her troops through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Each year, HPSD casts a Chicago VIP as the honorary Mother Ginger. This year, Hyde Park Bank President Mike McGarry is taking on the role. Offer good for adult general admission tickets only.
Friday, December 12 at 7:00pm, Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Strawdog Theatre Company: Great Expectations
Strawdog's smash hit returns to the stage for a 2nd year in a row. A cast of six quick-change their way through nearly 40 characters as the classic novel is reinvented as a fast-paced theatrical feat, courtesy a daring adaptation by Gale Childs Daly. An orphan is plucked from poverty and thrust into the upper class, his benefactor's identity and motives hidden by lawyers and other minions. As Pip tries to find love and a living in his radically changed circumstances, he untangles a fascinating web of secret identities and hidden pasts. By Charles Dickens; adapted for stage by Gale Childs Daly; directed by Jason Gerace. For tickets and more information, visit www.strawdog.org and use code WFMT.
Through December 20, Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N Broadway, Chicago, IL
McAninch Arts Center: The Nutcracker (630) 942-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
“The Nutcracker,” featuring the exquisite music by Tchaikovsky is a classic holiday fairy tale ballet in two acts. As a family’s Christmas Eve party ends, a dream takes the young daughter Clara to a magical world where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Snow Queen, dancing snowflakes and many other enchanting characters. Chicago Festival Ballet, under the direction of Ken Von Heidecke and the New Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, bring this Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s 25th Anniversary production of this magical tale, replete with dazzling costumes, scenery and live orchestral music, to the MAC for four memorable performances. Recommended for ages 6 through adult.
Saturday, December 20, at 2pm & 7pm, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn
Sunday, December 21, at 1pm & 5pm, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn
TimeLine Theatre Company: Danny Casolaro Died For You (773) 281-8463 ext 6 (Use Code WFMT)
A thriller based on the true story of Danny Casolaro, a freelance reporter who was mysteriously found dead a year into his journey to uncover the truth about high-level corruption in Washington, D.C.
Danny Casolaro Died for You is a political conspiracy thriller in the vein of House of Cards, All the President’s Men, and Kill the Messenger. For more information, visit www.timelinetheatre.com/danny_casolaro.
Valid for any performance through December 21, TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL
Strawdog Theatre Company: Desperate Dolls
It's Hollywood, 1968, and three beautiful women are in big trouble. Sunny Jack Fennigan has the best intentions - to make female-led independent features that turn a quick buck at the box office. A powerful agent known only as "Captain" has a proposition that may be the answer to all his hopes. His three best prospects -- girls who go by Matchbox, Pretty Sexy, and The Vil - are ripe for stardom. But a dark trip through seedy motels and murder scenes threatens to turn their dreams into the kind of nightmare you don't wake up from. This world premiere is by Darren Callahan and directed by Michael Driscoll. For tickets and more information, visit www.strawdog.org and use code WFMT.
Through December 23, Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N Broadway, Chicago, IL
Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Pericles (312) 595-5600 (Use Code WFMT)
Stratford Festival's Ben Carlson again treads the boards of CST's stage following turns as Macbeth, Hamlet (Jeff Award, Best Actor) and the outrageously funny Frank in The School for Lies. Chicago Tribune hails "few can match him…one of North America’s best classical performers." In Shakespeare's most fantastical tale, Pericles embarks on a tempest-tossed quest in search of adventure, wealth and family. As he travels to parts unknown, our hero is confronted by villains, pirates, goddesses and kings. In the end, he discovers an essential truth—the renewal of love and life itself. By William Shakespeare, directed by David H. Bell. LIMIT: One pair of tickets per membership card. For tickets, call the box office or go online and use promo code WFMT. For tickets and more information, visit www.chicagoshakes.com.
Valid for any Tuesday through Friday performance through January 18, 2015, Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater, 800 E. Grand 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 www.evanstonhistorycenter.org.
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 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 email@example.com
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
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
$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
Tre Kronor Restaurant (773) 267-9888
Swedish/Norwegian (+Fri., Sat.)
3258 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL
Via Veneto (773) 267-0888
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
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
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. 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 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 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) only with two or more orders.
2140 North Clark Street, Suite 503, Chicago, IL (773) 698-7675 www.Motherearthfountainofyouth.com
Olive & Well: Gourmet 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) 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. 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 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 www.sheetmusicbackinprint.com
235 Main Street, Evanston, IL (847) 869-9447
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
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.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 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