Monthly Member Offers
Member Benefits | June 2013
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.
North Shore Choral Society: "An Afternoon at the Opera"
(773) 956-8400 (Use Code WFMT 2-1)
Join Peter and Kathleen van de Graaff and the North Shore Choral Society (NSCS), under the direction of Dr. Julia Davids, for a thrilling performance of opera music! You'll hear some of the most beloved opera choruses and solos, accompanied by full orchestra. 2 for 1 tickets are not available on-line. Visit www.northshorechoral.org for additional information.
Sunday, June 2 at 3:00pm Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm Street, Glenview, IL
Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and Chorale: American Explorer (847) 467-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Program to include: Howard Hanson, Song of Democracy; Jennifer Higdon, Singing Rooms; and Ralph Vaughan Williams, Serenade to Music. Featuring Victor Yampolsky, conductor; and Charlotte Malin, violin. For more information and tickets, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Saturday, June 8 at 7:30pm, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, IL
Chicago Sinfonietta: City-Scapes (312) 284-1554 (Use Code WFMT)
City-Scapes, under the baton of Music Director Mei-Ann Chen, features music that captures the urban experience and includes the World Premiere of ChiScape, a new work by four of today’s rising young composers, each writing a movement inspired by an iconic Chicago building. Works from Duke Ellington, Johann Strauss, Jennifer Higdon, and Grammy winner Michael Daugherty complete the urban themed concert that is co-presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. For more information, visit www.chicagosinfonietta.org. For ticket offer on-line, use discount code PARTNER at check out.
Saturday, June 8 at 8:00pm, Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL
Sunday, June 9 at 3:00pm, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Oscar Ghiglia, Anne Waller, and Mark Maxwell, guitar (847) 467-4000
In the opening concert of the Bienen School’s Summer Guitar Workshop, guest artist Oscar Ghiglia, Bienen School faculty member Anne Waller, and DePaul University guitar studies coordinator Mark Maxwell perform works by Sor, Assad, Takemitsu, and Bizet. For more information and tickets, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm, Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, Evanston, IL
Theater and Dance
Dead Writers Theatre Collective: Tea with Edie and Fitz (773) 404-7336 (Use Code WFMT)
The Jazz Age and the Gilded Age collide in "Tea with Edie and Fitz," a play that chronicles the tempestuous meeting of literary icons Edith Wharton and F. Scott Fitzgerald at her estate for tea in the 1920s. In scenes that jump backward and forward chronologically and that span the entire globe (from glittering expatriate Paris to roaring post-WWI Manhattan), the play examines the lives of two authors at the height of their powers and imagines what may have happened in that meeting that led them to never speak again. Particular attention is also paid to Fitzgerald's relationship with his beautiful and troubled Southern wife Zelda and Wharton's with the ghost of her mentor and longtime companion Henry James, calling into question themes of gender, sanity, time, the purpose of art, and the nature of love and loss. For more information go to www.deadwriters.net. Tickets are subject to availability. Not valid for Saturday performances.
Through June 9; Valid Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL
Gene Siskel Film Center: Becoming Traviata (TRAVIATA ET NOUS) (312) 846-280
2012, Philippe Béziat, France, 108 min. With Natalie Dessay, Jean-François Sivadier. BECOMING TRAVIATA is an exhilarating account of the creative process and a rousing, uniquely accessible rendition of Verdi’s glorious opera. Director Béziat, known for his innovative documentaries on classical music, trains his cameras on a 2011 production of “La Traviata” helmed by celebrated stage director Jean-François Sivadier. We get a behind-the-scenes look at such areas as set design and musical direction, but the heart of the film is the intense collaboration between Sivadier and charismatic soprano Natalie Dessay. With an emphasis on stunning, psychologically revealing gestures, they work out a naturalistic, erotic, emotionally direct interpretation of Violetta that is mirrored by the immediacy of the in-rehearsal performances. In French, Italian, and English with English subtitles. Ticket offer available in person only at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office, subject to availability. For more information, visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org.
Friday, June 7 at 6:00 pm and 8:15 pm; Saturday, June 8 at 3:00 pm and 7:45 pm; Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 pm and 5:15 pm; Monday through Thursday, June 10 through June 14 at 6:00 pm and 8:15 pm. All shows at Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St, Chicago, IL
Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Henry VIII (312) 595-5600
(Use Code WFMT)
400 years after premiering at Shakespeare’s Globe in 1613, Henry VIII makes its Chicago premiere in the uniquely personal setting of CST’s Courtyard Theater under the masterful hand of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines. Audiences are thrust into the political machinations and exploits of England’s most opulent king—notorious for his habit of wedding and beheading—as Anne Boleyn rises to power and Queen Katherine is ousted from her throne. For more information, visit www.chicagoshakes.com. Limit 2 discount tickets per WFMT member card.
Valid for any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday performance through June 13, Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Jentes Family Auditorium, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL
Lifeline Theatre: The Three Musketeers (773) 761-4477
(Use code WFMT)
Pursuing his dream of becoming a Musketeer, young d’Artagnan travels to Paris, where he befriends the legendary Three Inseparables: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. His acts of bravery catch the eye of King Louis XIII, but ensnare d’Artagnan in the deadly schemes of Cardinal Richelieu and the depraved Milady Clarik. When the love of his life is kidnapped on the eve of war, d’Artagnan must weigh his loyalties and question the meaning of honor in an age of moral ambiguity. Journey from Paris to London, from countryside taverns to glittering palaces, from a humble Gascon farm to the siege of La Rochelle, in an epic tale of passion, intrigue, and adventure. For more information, visit www.lifelinetheatre.com.
Valid for Thursday and Friday 7:30pm performances, June 13 through July 19, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL
Ensemble Espanol Center for Spanish Dance & Music: Flamenco Passion (847) 673-6300 (Use Code WFMT)
“Must-see “Flamenco Passion” live music and dance performance will feature Dame Libby’s full company Flamenco masterwork ballet, BOLERO, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. The performances will also feature guest dancers and choreographers including Carmela Greco daughter of the legendary José Greco; Paloma Gómez & Raquel Gomez, former principals with the National Ballet of Spain; and José Barrios, principal dancer of the Maria Pages Company and musicians Antonio Gabarri Jiménez , Paco Fonta (Miami), David Chiriboga, Luis Galvez and Javier Saume Mazzei. Join Q and A at 6:00pm with Dame Libby Komaiko. For more information, visit www.ensembleespanol.org.
Friday, June 21 at 7:30pm, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL
Apollo Theater: Million Dollar Quartet (773) 935-6100
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. THIS IS NOT A 2-FOR-1 OFFER: this offer is for $10 off select performances*. For more information, visit www.apollochicago.com. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1153299?camefrom=CFC_CHAPOLLO_MDQ_WFMT and use code WFMT10 at checkout. Subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers. Excludes performances on June 16. Blackout dates apply.
*Valid for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances through July 7, Apollo Theater, 2540 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL
TimeLine Theatre: Blood and Gifts (773) 281-8463 ext. 6
(Use Code WFMT)
This spy thriller—named one of the Top 10 plays of 2011 by The New York Times — goes deep inside the secret United States intrigue that powered the Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s. A CIA operative struggles against conditions on the ground and politics in the halls of Washington to stop the Soviet Army's destruction of Afghanistan. As alliances shift and the outcome of the Cold War appears to hang in the balance, he and an Afghan warlord find that the only one they can trust is each other. This bold new play unmasks the actions of men behind one of recent history's greatest events — the repercussions of which still shape our lives. For more information, visit www.timelinetheatre.com.
Through July 28, Valid for Wednesday through Friday performances, TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL
First Folio: Cymbeline (630) 986-8067 (Use Code WFMT)
Falsely accused of betraying her lover, Imogen must flee to the hills to escape her death. With the help of the shepherd Belarius and his two sons (and disguised as a boy!), she must prove her honesty and chastity, restore her good name, and defeat her evil stepmother. This wondrous Shakespearean folk tale has been moved to Appalachia and set to music in First Folio's new production of this timeless story. For tickets and more information, visit www.firstfolio.org and use code WFMT. Good for full price adult tickets only. Valid for any Wednesday or Thursday performance only.
Valid June 19 through July 21, Wednesday or Thursday performances only, Mayslake Hall, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL
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 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 Bedrooms, Bathrooms & Boudoirs. The interior house is only viewable by tour! The tour includes all of the first floor and part of the second floor. 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
National Veterans Art Museum: 2-for-1 Museum Admission (312) 326-0270
The National Veterans Art Museum inspires greater understanding of the real impact of war with a focus on Vietnam. The museum collects, preserves and exhibits art inspired by combat and created by veterans. For more information on the museum and exhibits, visit www.nvam.org.
Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am-5pm; Thursdays from 10am-7pm, 4041 N. Milwaukee 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. Visit the museum this month through February 24th to view the paintings of a young Chicago artist, Volodymyr Ilchyshyn. This is the second exhibit by Ilchyshyn at the Ukrainian National Museum. The works featured display still life, cityscapes and landscapes, and include portraits. 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
Flavor Restaurant (708) 798-3220
American Southern, Cajun/Creole, Jamaican
(+Sat. Lunch, +Fri. Breakfast, only Wed. Dinner – 50% off the price of one entrée, when you purchase two)
3315 Vollmer Rd. Flossmoor, IL
Jenny’s Steakhouse (815) 464-2685
American, steaks, seafood, ribs, sandwiches
$10 off purchase of $30 or more, not valid on holidays or special events.
20 Kansas St. Frankfort, IL
Kafein Inc. (847) 491-1621
Café/Coffeehouse (Lunch only)
1621 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 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)
1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL
Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant (773) 506-9601
Comfort food from the mountains of Ethiopia (+Lunch)
5846 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL
Authentic Moroccan Cuisine (BYOB)
4027 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL
The Stained Glass (847) 864-8600
New American Cuisine
1735 Benson Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Taj Mahal Restaurant (708) 460-5800
Indian Cuisine (+Lunch) (+Fri., Sat.)
14812 S. La Grange (Dania Center), Orland Park, IL
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 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
The China Doll: Fine accommodations for business travelers and vacationers in three Chicago area locations. 10% discount for first time guests (mention WFMT.) www.chinadollguesthouse.com 738 West Schubert Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 525-4967
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
Facelogic Spa: High end facial spa services at affordable prices. $60 Elite Peter Thomas Roth Radiance Oxygen Therapy Facial (Regular Price $99) www.facelogicspa.com 100 W Higgins M-90, South Barrington, IL (847) 844-3223
Fleetwind Ski Club: Ski club serving Chicagoland for over 50 years. 20% off new memberships. PO Box 607811, Chicago, IL (773) 973-4417
Florist on Forest: 25% off holiday arrangements, minimum of $100. 482 Forest, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-5568
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 & 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) 318-9229
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
Taste America Catering: Full service catering for your next event. 10% off food and beverages with a minimum order of $1,000. Place orders directly with Jim Boardman, President, for VIP (312) 644-0606 x121. 455 Cityfront Plaza Drive, Suite 610, Chicago, IL
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
White Pines Golf Club: Two for One Greens Fee. Paid riding cart required. Monday-Friday anytime or after noon on weekends and holidays. www.whitepinesgolf.com 500 W. Jefferson, Bensenville, IL (630) 766-0304
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