Monthly Member Offers
Member Benefits | February 2016
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.
Bienen School of Music: Bienen School brass program students
(847) 467-4000 or concertsatbienen.org (Use code WFMT).
This mentors-and-protégés program includes music of David Sampson and a work for double brass quintet.
Monday, February 1st at 7:30 pm. Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.
Bienen School of Music: Baroque Surround Sound
(847) 467-4000 or concertsatbienen.org (Use code WFMT).
The program includes Albinoni’s beloved Adagio for Organ and Strings and Telemann’s Concerto for Three Trumpets, Timpani, and Orchestra.
Sunday, February 21st at 7:30 pm. Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.
Bienen School of Music: Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro
(847) 467-4000 or concertsatbienen.org (Use code WFMT).
The servants Susanna and Figaro are planning their wedding, but their master, Count Almaviva, has his eye on the pretty young maid and attempts to delay their marriage. Complicating matters are a jealous countess, an amorous teenager, a scheming older woman, and her beleaguered lawyer. Enjoy this classic comic tale of love, intrigue, morals, and mischief.
Thursday, February 25th through Saturday, February 27th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 28th at 3:00 pm. Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street in Evanston.
The Chicago Philharmonic: Eight Seasons
(866) 811-4111 (Use code WFMT).
Program includes: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Golijov’s Last Round, with Visceral Dance Chicago.
Sunday, February 7th at 2:00 pm. Pick Staiger Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.
Main Street Opera: Musica Italiana
(847) 202-5222 (Use code WFMT).
The favorites of Italian love songs, opera ariea, and popular cross-over music. For more show details visit www.MainStreetOpera.org. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets and is subject to availability.
Friday, February 12th at 8:00 pm (cocktails and dinner begins at 6:30 pm). Alta Villa Banquets, 430 North Addison Road in Addison.
The Music Institute of Chicago
(847) 905-1500 (Use code WFMT).
The Music Institute of Chicago celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Academy program for gifted pre-college students with a concert featuring Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinetist Stephen Williamson performing Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A Major, K. 581 with Academy students.
Saturday, February 6th at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 14900 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.
Theater and Dance
(773) 549-8080 (use code WFMT).
ComedySportz has hosted more than 8,000 performances since 1987. In each match, two teams of players and a referee play gamed-based improvisational comedy using audience suggestions to compete for points and laughs like TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” For more information about ComedySportz Chicago’s regular performances and special events, visit www.ComedySportzChicago.com or call (773) 549-8080.
Regular ComedySportz Chicago performances take place on Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, and Saturdays at 6:00pm, 8:00pm, and 10:00pm. Special Valentine’s Weekend shows will take place February 11-13, including guitar and violin serenades, Valentine-themed games, champagne specials and a Kiss Cam! ComedySportz Theater, 929 West Belmont in Chicago.
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Urban Bush Women
(312) 369-8330 (Use code 21748).
Urban Bush Women returns to The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago to perform the Midwest premiere of Walking with ’Trane, a suite of works based on the music and legacy of jazz pioneer John Coltrane.
Thursday, February 18th through Saturday, February 20th at 7:30 pm. The Dance Center, 1306 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Gene Siskel Film Center
Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office (Use code WFMT).
Gene Siskel Film Center will honor the 2-for-1 price for any September screening. For more information, visit http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/.
Valid from Friday, February 5th through Thursday, March 3rd. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.
Saint Sebastian Players: The Tempest
Email firstname.lastname@example.org (Mention WFMT).
On a remote island, Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore order to his universe by reassembling the pieces of his banishment using artifice and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, Prospero’s machinations reveal the true nature of some characters, the redemption and resolution of others and a royal suitor for his daughter Miranda.
Friday, February 19th through Sunday, March 13th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey (lower level, enter on Marshfield) in Chicago.
Steppenwolf: The Flick
(312) 335-1650 (Use code 23470).
Three underpaid employees sweep up stale popcorn in a run-down movie house called The Flick, one of the last theaters in Massachusetts still projecting 35mm films. For Avery, this isn’t a dead-end job. It’s a way to get closer to the art form he loves.
Wednesday, February 17th; 23rd-26th; 28th and Tuesday, March 1st-4th. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 North Halsted Street in Chicago.
TimeLine Theatre: Sunset Baby
(773) 281-8463 (Use code WFMT).
A tough, independent woman in Brooklyn is visited by her father, a former revolutionary in the Black liberation movement who seeks to mend their broken relationship. As father and daughter circle one another, old wounds are revealed, generational differences exposed, and blazing truths laid bare. For more information, visit www.timelinetheatre.com.
Valid for Wednesday through Friday performances only. TimeLine Theatre, 615 West Wellington Avenue in Chicago.
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture: 2-for-1 Museum Admission
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
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center: Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?” (847) 967-4800
In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon—a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin—fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called this astounding body of 1,300 gouache paintings Life? or Theater?: A Play With Music. Through her operetta on paper, Salomon tells a compelling coming-of-age story set amidst increasing Nazi oppression. Shortly after completing Life? or Theater?, the pregnant 26-year-old was transported to Auschwitz and killed. Her singular creation and only major work survived and stands as a testament to her life and artistic vision. This exhibition of nearly 300 paintings from Life? or Theater? offers a rare, first-hand opportunity to experience her amazing masterpiece. Click here to receive a certificate for Two Admissions for Twenty Dollars to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center through September 21, 2014: http://bit.ly/1eeqSRD. Groups of 10 or more may choose to add a private docent-led tour for $3 extra per person. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1oTFxIn. For more information, visit www.ilhmec.org.
June 19 through September 21, 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
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
Nitecap Coffee Bar (312) 846-1149
Full service espresso bar and BYOB café
Buy one, get one free food or drink purchase
1738 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
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
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