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

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Lake Forest Symphony: The Eternal Flame (847) 295-2135
(Use Code WFMT)

Quite like Prometheus the bringer of fire, who Beethoven so passionately portrayed in his overture that opens our concert, Lake Forest’s own composer in residence Jim Stephenson brings every brave new work to warm the spirit.  His Violin Concerto, premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra, will receive the premiere of its new version given by the Lake Forest Symphony alongside its dedicatee Jenifer Frautshi, on violin. In Russian culture, the meaning of “Pathetique”, signifies “passionate” or “emotional” and not “arousing pity”.  His last opus published during his lifetime, represents his testament departure towards eternity.  With guest conductor David Cho. For more information, visit www.lakeforestsymphony.org.
Saturday, November 1 at 8:00pm, James Lumber Center, 19351 W. Washington St. Grayslake, IL
Sunday, November 2 at 2:00pm, James Lumber Center, 19351 W. Washington St. Grayslake, IL

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Claire Chase, flute (847) 467-4000
(Use Code WFMT)

Flutist Claire Chase is a soloist, collaborative artist, and cultural activist, praised by the Wall Street Journal for “a rare combination of grace and guts.” She has premiered more than 100 works and given critically acclaimed recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. This year Chase launched an ambitious 22-year project to commission and record an entirely new repertoire for solo flute—inspired by Edgard Varèse’s Density 21.5—between now and that work’s 100th anniversary in 2036. For the project’s first installment, and for her first solo performance as the Institute for New Music’s 2014–15 resident artist, she will premiere a 70-minute program of newly commissioned works for flute and electronics by George Lewis, Matthias Pintscher, Felipe Lara, and Du Yun. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30pm, Lutkin Hall, 700 University Pl, Evanston, IL

Chicago Master Singers: Fall Concert (800) 595-4849 (Use Code WFMT)
Program to feature Dvorak’s Mass and Mozart’s Requiem. Alan Heatherington, conductor; Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Sarah Holman, mezzo soprano; Peder Reiff, tenor; and Gerard Sundburg, bass baritone. Enjoy a  pre-concert lecture by Dorothy Andries, music critic, on hour prior to the concert. Chicago Master Singers is a 130-voice auditioned chorus with singers from all over the Chicago area. The chorus has delighted audiences in the Chicago area and on tour in Europe with performances of the great choral masterworks, in collaboration with professional soloists and orchestras, since 1979. For more information, visit www.chicagomastersingers.org.
Friday, November 7 at 7:30pm, Divine Word Chapel at Techny, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny, IL
Sunday, November 9 at 7:00pm, Divine Word Chapel at Techny, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny, IL

La Caccina: We Are One: Songs from Around the World
La Caccina, Chicago's professional female vocal ensemble opens its fourth season with 'We Are One: Songs from Around the World' featuring music from the northern fields of Norway, the southern tip of South Africa, and everywhere in between. In the United States, we will stop to celebrate the beautiful music of Chicago composer John Osterhagen. A portion of the proceeds from this concert will benefit Geography of Hope and the Rachel G. Smylie Memorial Scholarship, established in honor of a remarkable young woman whose personal motto inspired our concert title. 2-for-1 offer valid only at the door on the day of the performance – WFMT members MUST show their member card to redeem this offer.
Saturday, November 8 at 7:30pm, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 708 W Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2): Feel the Beat! (312) 957-0000 (Mention WFMT 2-for-1)
Enjoy a lively mix of Latin, Hungarian and American dance rhythms for this most unique of ensembles, comprised of members of the Chicago Philharmonic and Lyric Opera's orchestra:  Mimi Tachouet, flute, Judi Lewis, oboe, Sergey Gutorov, clarinet, Preman Tilson, bassoon, and Neil Kimel, horn. Brunch will be available for purchase at 11am and during the performance. For more information, phone 312-957-0000.
Sunday, November 9 at 12:00pm, City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph

Auditorium Theatre: Chicago Jazz Philharmonic “CJP @ 10” (800) 982-2787 (Use Code WFMT)
The Auditorium Theatre is thrilled to welcome back Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) as they celebrate their tenth anniversary with a montage of favorite moments from past performances – plus a look ahead to the future! The 60-piece orchestra will perform Artistic Director Orbert Davis’ acclaimed arrangements and compositions from the past 10 years. Join us for this celebratory evening featuring special guests Dee Alexander, Terisa Griffin, Maggie Brown, Bobbi Wilsyn, Ari Brown, Mwata Bowden, Howard Levy and more, celebrating CJP’s signature blend of the most creative qualities of jazz and classical music. For more information, visit auditoriumtheatre.org. Ticket offer available via phone (above) or here and by using code WFMT. Offer not available on previously purchased tickets. Available in price levels 1-4 only.
Friday, November 14 at 7:30pm, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

McAninch Arts Center: Livingston Taylor (630) 942-4000 (Use code WFMT)
Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at age 13, launching an expansive 40-year career of performance, songwriting and teaching. He has written most of his repertoire, including Top 40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running.” For his big brother James he wrote “Going Round One More Time” and “Boatman.” He has toured with major artists including Jimmy Buffet and Jethro Tull and in 1988 he received the Boston Music Award for outstanding folk artist. For more information, visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
Friday, November 14 at 8:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL
Saturday, November 15 at 8:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL

Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra: Music of the Chosen People (847) 673-6300 (Use Code WFMT)
Program to include Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei,” along with works by Bloch, Goldmark, Mahler and Korngold. For tickets, please phone the box office and use code WFMT. Tickets are limited!  For more information, visit www.svso.org.
Sunday, November 16 at 3:00pm, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL

Chicago Philharmonic: Power of Touch (312) 957-0000 (Use Code WFMT)
Guest conductor Joel Smirnoff returns for a focus on the sense of touch in music. The program opens with the Overture to La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder), Rossini’s operatic farce about a clever couple who carry on a secret marriage, staying “in touch” using a silken ladder lowered from the lady’s bedroom window. Soprano soloist Asako Tamura performs Samuel Barber’s sentimental work Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and select arias by Mozart. The program will close with Haydn’s penultimate symphony (No. 103), featuring the dramatic touch of sticks on the drums. Offer good for main floor tickets only. For more information, visit www.chicagophilharmonic.org.
Sunday, November 16 at 3:00pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: The Spirituality of Music (847) 272-0755 (Use Code WFMT)
The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra is welcoming The Conservatory Chorus of Roosevelt University under its distinguished director, Ms. Cheryl Frazes Hill, for a musical feast designed for pre-holiday listening. Also performing on stage will be Ms. Sharon Quattrin Campagna, soprano, and Ms. Patricia Lee, preforming on the harpsichord and organ. This combination of sacred and secular music of the Baroque and early classical periods-joyous, warm, festive-includes Haydn’s splendid Te Deum and Rameau’s pastoral fantasy, Dances and Chorus from Les Fetes D’Hebe. The celebration includes three beloved choruses from Handel’s Messiah, and concludes with the master’s immortal Hallelujah! Enjoy a pre-concert lecture with Jim Kendros at 2:30pm. For more information, visit www.TheNSO.org.
Sunday, November 16 at 4:00pm, Sheely Center, Glenbrook North HS, 2300 Shermer Rd., Northbrook, IL

Lakeside Pride: Lea DeLaria Salutes Women in Music (Use Code WFMT14)
Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents an afternoon of female-centric choral and symphonic music hosted by comedienne, jazz musician and actress Lea DeLaria. She currently stars as “Big Boo” on the Netflix hit series Orange Is the New Black. DeLaria, known as the "Butch Queen of Hollywood," broke new ground more than two decades ago as the first openly-gay comic to appear on national television, with appearances on The Arsenio Hall Show and as host of Comedy Central's all-gay special, Out There. This concert features the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band with a special appearance by Chicago's own Artemis Singers, the first lesbian feminist chorus in the U.S. Offer not available for VIP meet-and-greet with Lea DeLaria. Discount tickets are limited. Visit www.lakesidepride.org for additional information. For tickets, visit www.lakesidepride.org and use code WFMT14 at check-out.
Sunday, November 16 at 3:00pm, Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence, Chicago, IL

University of Chicago Presents: Denis Kozhukhin (773) 702-2787 (Use Code WFMT)
Winner at the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition, Denis Kozhukhin emerged as a powerful, sensitive and stunning soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He now makes his Chicago debut. Program to feature: Haydn’s Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:24; Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 7, Op. 83; Haydn’s Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32; and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 8, Op. 84. 6:30pm pre-concert lecture with Steven Rings. Tickets are limited! For more information, visit https://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu.
Friday, November 21 at 7:30pm, Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th Street Chicago, IL

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Mozart Magic (847) 467-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Michael M. Ehrman, director. A double bill featuring scenes from favorite Mozart operas and a complete performance of The Impresario, the comedic tale of two divas competing for a prime role while a producer struggles to manage their rivalry and cope with the stresses of show business. The Impresario will be performed in English; additional scenes will be performed in their original languages with supertitles. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Friday, November 21 at 7:30pm, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston, IL
Saturday, November 22 at 7:30pm, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston, IL

Bella Voce: Handel’s Messiah (877) 755-6277 (Use Code WFMT2FOR1)
Bella Voce, Chicago’s premier chamber choir, joins period-instrument ensemble the Callipygian Players for our annual performances of the Messiah in a period-authentic production—all three parts, the way the composer intended it to be performed. This is Chicago’s only complete period-instrument Messiah this season. Tickets can be purchased via phone (above) or online at www.bellavoce.tix.com and using code WFMT2FOR1. Tickets may also be purchased at the door by presenting your WFMT member card.
Saturday, November 22 at 8:00pm, St. Clement Parish, 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, IL
Sunday, November 23 at 7:00pm, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL

Northwest Symphony Orchestra: Insights (847) 965-7271 (Use Code WFMT)
Journeys provide insights into our lives and inner world. The composer Robert Schumann experienced a rich inner life as he dealt with numerous crises, artistic and otherwise. His 4th symphony offers a glimpse into his world of self-doubt, questioning, and consolation. Also on the program will be the premiere of Dale Trumbore’s Harmony in Gold, chosen through the NSO’s International Call for Score. Dale creates a walk through flowing colors and rich textures inspired by vocal music. Our guest artist Masahito Sugihara brings his saxophone virtuosities to Marcello’s well-known Oboe Concerto. This will be a stunning re-visit to a Baroque classic. Schubert’s Rosamunde: Overture in c, will be conducted by Conductor Apprentice Tyler Holstrom. Pre-concert lecture at 2:45pm. For more information, visit www.northwestsymphony.org.
Sunday, November 23 at 3:30pm, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd., Arlington Hts., IL

Orion Ensemble: Rhapsody (630) 628-9591 (Use Code WFMT)
The Orion Ensemble continues its 22nd season with a program showcasing Chicago composer Sebastian Huydts with the world premiere of his Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano. Also on the program are Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56 with guest violinist/violist Stephen Boe; Sergei Rachmaninov’s Vocalise for Cello and Piano, Op. 34, No. 14; Iwan Müller’s Quartet No. 1 in B-flat Major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Cello; and George Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody Op. 11, No. 1, arranged for Orion in two versions, one by Ilya Levinson and the other by Peter Labella. For more information, visit www.orionensemble.org.
Sunday, November 23 at 7:30pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
Sunday, November 30 at 7:00pm, First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South St., Geneva, IL
Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30pm, Recital Hall at Sherwood, 1312 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Amadinda Percussion Group (847) 467-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Celebrating the group’s 30th anniversary this year, the members of the Amadinda Percussion Group have been counted “among the most dazzling percussionists you might hear this side of Bali” (The Guardian, London). Committed to performing both traditional percussion music and new compositions, the ensemble has appeared at such venues as London’s Royal Albert Hall, Taipei’s National Concert Hall, Sydney’s Eugene Goossens Hall, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Amadinda has premiered works by John Cage, György Ligeti, and Steve Reich. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30pm, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Cir Dr, Evanston, IL

Northwest Choral Society: The Many Moods of Christmas (224) 585-9127 (Use Code WFMT)
The concert will consist of American composer Daniel Pickham’s dynamic Christmas Canata and a holiday favorite Robert Shaw’s The Many Moods of Christmas. For tickets, use number above. For more information, visit www.nwchoralsociety.org.
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 Elmhurst Rd. Mt. Prospect, IL

McAninch Arts Center: Danú’s A Christmas Gathering: Feile Na Nallog (630) 942-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Just try to sit still and not tap your feet while Danú performs. Their standing-room-only concerts feature high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. Hailing from historic County Waterford, the group has performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums. Danu’s new show is a celebration of Christmas and Wren’s Day from their native Ireland. For more information, visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
Saturday, December 6 at 8:00pm, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL

Rembrandt Chamber Players: Holiday Baroque
Program to feature guest artists: Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano; David Perry, Kathleen Brauer, and Sheila Hanford, violins. Program to include: Boccerini’s Quintet for flute and strings; Bach’s Cantata No. 202 for soprano, oboe, string quintet and harpsichord; and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. For tickets and more information, visit www.rembrandtchamberplayers.org/events/holiday-baroque-evanston and use code WFMTNOV at checkout.
Sunday, December 7 at 3:00pm, Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL

Theater and Dance

The Gene Siskel Film Center
Valid for any Gene Siskel Film Center program through November. Of particular interest: National Gallery: Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary about London’s celebrated National Gallery; Rome Open City: the classic Rossellini feature presented in a new restoration; foodie road comedy The Trip to Italy; Alfred Molina and John Lithgow in the crowd-pleaser Love is Strange; and French films commemorating the centenary of WWI in the series Great War/Grande Guerre: World War I on Film. More about these films and other screenings at www.siskelfilmcenter.org. NOTE: This 2-for-1 offer is only valid in person with the code WFMT or WFMT member card at the box office.
Valid through November 30, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL

The Theatre of Western Springs: Design for Murder (708) 246-3380 (Use Code WFMT)
If “Downton Abbey” were a murder mystery, it would be Design for Murder. Here’s everything a murder mystery needs: murder, romance, comedy and even a dark and stormy night. There is a stately mansion, a dead body, a seductive and saucy maid with a secret, a family trying to hold onto its wealth while dealing with skeletons in the closet, a sleazy low-class blackmailer, a motley cast of other characters with dubious pasts and a trench coat-clad detective. The only thing missing in this play is the butler who didn’t do it, because there is no butler. Everyone’s a suspect. For more information, visit www.theatreofwesternsprings.com.
Valid through November 2, Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs, IL

Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Heidi Latsky Dance (312) 369-9330 (Use Code WFMT)
Heidi Latsky Dance, a company that features mixed-ability dancers, comes to The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. A former dancer with Bill T. Jones, Latsky brings two works to The Dance Center, under the banner “One Hour: Two Works,” which, she said, “evolved out of my investigation of counterpoint and juxtaposition and my desire to be more integrated and also explore age.” Solo Countersolo features Latsky in opposition to the ensemble, weaving through a landscape of vigorously moving bodies to British composer Chris Brierley’s score, commissioned for the piece. Somewhere is set to wildly eclectic renditions of “Over the Rainbow,” using the iconic song to frame a series of intimate movement portraits that highlight a diverse unconventional cast. For more information, visit www.colum.edu/dancecenterpresents.
Thursday, November 6 through Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm, The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Heidi Latsky Dance (312) 369-9330 (Use Code 18526)
Heidi Latsky Dance, a company that features mixed-ability dancers, comes to The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. A former dancer with Bill T. Jones, Latsky brings two works to The Dance Center, under the banner “One Hour: Two Works,” which, she said, “evolved out of my investigation of counterpoint and juxtaposition and my desire to be more integrated and also explore age.” Solo Countersolo features Latsky in opposition to the ensemble, weaving through a landscape of vigorously moving bodies to British composer Chris Brierley’s score, commissioned for the piece. Somewhere is set to wildly eclectic renditions of “Over the Rainbow,” using the iconic song to frame a series of intimate movement portraits that highlight a diverse unconventional cast. For more information, visit www.colum.edu/dancecenterpresents.
Thursday, November 6 through Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm, The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Rotas/Broken (312) 369-9330 (Use Code WFMT)
The Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, is proud to present Rotas, a theater and dance production that examines issues related to domestic violence. Written by director, Luis Lorente and choreographed by Paloma Gomez and performed by both Paloma and sister Raquel Gomez, renowned Flamenco and Spanish dancers and former principals of the National Ballet of Spain, this original work made its critically-acclaimed debut at the Marquina Theater in Madrid, Spain.  Proceeds to benefit local anti-domestic violence organizations. Tickets are limited! For more information, visit www.colum.edu/dancecenterpresents.
Saturday, November 8 at 7:30pm, NEIU Auditorium, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL
Sunday, November 9 at 3:00pm, NEIU Auditorium, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL

Chicago Shakespeare Theater: King Lear (312) 595-5600 (Use Code WFMT)
An aging monarch obscured by the shadows of dementia resolves to retire and divides his kingdom among his three daughters. The unexpected consequence of losing everything that defines him is shattering—a reminder that even the most powerful among us can be undone. The brilliantly versatile actor Larry Yando takes on the monumental title role, marking his twenty-third production with Chicago Shakespeare. By William Shakespeare; directed by Barbara Gaines. 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 November 9, Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

Saint Sebastian Players: Lotto Fever in the Sucker State (773) 404-7922 (Use Code WFMT)
To open its 2014–15 season, the Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) present a world premiere that stays close to home, in terms of its author and its setting. Lotto Fever in the Sucker State, SSP’s second world premiere by company member Leigh Johnson (after Lefties in 2013), takes place circa 1988 at Rayners Victory Café in central Illinois, where life has taken a difficult turn due to the farm foreclosure crisis. The diner’s new, young “citified” owner, Steven Rayner, is desperately trying to build his customer base, with comically mixed results. His steadiest customers, the Smithfield family, have resorted to ritually playing the Illinois State Lottery to mask the fact that they are losing the family farm. Calvin Smithfield’s efforts to save the farm have attracted two agents, who use the diner as a base of operations to attempt to locate the marijuana they suspect is being grown in the area. Add to this mix a confused professor of English literature, who finds the café’s customers the perfect subjects for his passion for American colloquialism, and Noreen, the waitress who acts as a one-woman Greek chorus to the madness swirling around her, and the result is a wild hayride that produces laughter and tears, sometimes at the same time. No performance on October 31. or more information, visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org.
Through Sunday, November 23. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm, 1625 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL

Saint Sebastian Players: Lotto Fever in the Sucker State (773) 404-7922 (Use Code WFMT)
To open its 2014–15 season, the Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) present a world premiere that stays close to home, in terms of its author and its setting. Lotto Fever in the Sucker State, SSP’s second world premiere by company member Leigh Johnson (after Lefties in 2013), takes place circa 1988 at Rayners Victory Café in central Illinois, where life has taken a difficult turn due to the farm foreclosure crisis. The diner’s new, young “citified” owner, Steven Rayner, is desperately trying to build his customer base, with comically mixed results. His steadiest customers, the Smithfield family, have resorted to ritually playing the Illinois State Lottery to mask the fact that they are losing the family farm. Calvin Smithfield’s efforts to save the farm have attracted two agents, who use the diner as a base of operations to attempt to locate the marijuana they suspect is being grown in the area. Add to this mix a confused professor of English literature, who finds the café’s customers the perfect subjects for his passion for American colloquialism, and Noreen, the waitress who acts as a one-woman Greek chorus to the madness swirling around her, and the result is a wild hayride that produces laughter and tears, sometimes at the same time. No performance on October 31. or more information, visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org.
Valid through Sunday, November 23. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm, 1625 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL

Silk Road Rising: The Hundred Flowers Project
Digital media becomes the perfect "ally" for a group of actors collectively creating a play about Mao Tse Tung's Cultural Revolution. As their work-in-progress starts morphing into a propaganda play about the play itself, disturbing questions arise as to who, or what, is controlling the narrative. For more information, visit www.silkroadrising.org. For tickets, visit www.silkroadrising.org and use code WFMT at checkout.
Valid through November 23, 2014. All performances at: Chicago Temple Building, Pierce Hall, 77 W. Washington St., 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.
November 23 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 November 30, 2014 through January 18, 2015, Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater: Holiday Concert/Concierto Familiar (773) 442-4636 (Use Code WFMT)
Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, presents the Flamenco, folklore, classical and contemporary music and dances of Spain. The concert will highlight the full company and youth company featuring the romantic masterworks of Dame Libby Komaiko and Irma Suarez Ruiz. Tickets are limited! Limit one pair per customer. For more information, visit www.ensembleespanol.org.
Friday, December 12 at 7:30pm, Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL

Steppenwolf Theatre: Airline Highway (312) 335-1650 (Use Code WFMT)
In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans' infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather. A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers and philosophers have come together to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque performer who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects. A world premiere from the author of DetroitAirline Highway is a boisterous and moving ode to the outcasts that make life a little more interesting. For more information, visit www.steppenwolf.org.
Valid through December 13, excluding Saturday nights, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., 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

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

Museums

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture: 2-for-1 Museum Admission
(773) 582-6500
Founded in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, the Balzekas Museum is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture. The Museum celebrates the notable achievements of Lithuanian Americans, the Lithuanian nation, and Lithuanian communities world wide. For more information on the museum and exhibits, visit www.balzekasmuseum.org.
Daily 10am-4 pm, 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 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, 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-6 pm; Wednesday: 10am-8:30 pm; Sunday: Noon – 6 pm, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, Il

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

Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago: 2-for-1 Museum Admission
(312) 421-8020
The Ukrainian National Museum was founded in 1952 as the Ukrainian Museum and Archive. The Museum collections include artifacts of traditional folk arts, such as embroidery, costumes, weavings and wood and metal inlays as well as musical instruments, household utensils, souvenir materials from the Soviet Union, and artwork by Ukrainian immigrants. For more information on the museum and exhibits, visit info@ukrainiannationalmuseum.org 
Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am-4 pm, 2249 West Superior St., Chicago, IL

Restaurants

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

Alex’s Washington Gardens
(847) 432-0309

Italian restaurant and pizzeria.
www.alexswashingtongardens.com  
15% off on total food bill (not valid on holidays)
256 Green Bay Road, Highwood, IL
 
Café Marbella
(773) 853-0128

Spanish tapas and cuisine
www.cafemarbellatapas.com
20% off bill on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights only.
5527 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

Dragonfly Mandarin
(312) 787-7600

Traditional Chinese
www.dragonflymandarin.com  
832 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

Feast Restaurant & Bar
(773) 772-7100

American fusion with global influences
www.feastrestaurant.com  
Offer valid for one time use only; must show member card to redeem offer.
1616 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL;
25 East Delaware, Chicago, IL

Isla Pilipina
(773) 271-2988

Filipino
www.islapilipina.com   
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
www.jennyssteakhouse.com 
$10 off purchase of $30 or more, not valid on holidays or special events.
11041 S Menard, Chicago Ridge, IL
10160 W 191st Street, Mokena, IL

Oceanique
(847) 864-3435

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

The Parthenon Restaurant
(312) 726-2407

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

Prairie Moon
(847) 864-8328

Regional American “Good lookin’ scratch cookin’!”
www.prairiemoonrestaurant.com 
15% discount for the entire meal (Lunch/Dinner). Valid only for WFMT card holders, not the entire party.
1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL

Shokran
(773) 427-9130

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

The Stained Glass
(847) 864-8600

New American Cuisine
www.thestainedglass.com
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.)
www.trekronorrestaurant.com  
3258 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL

Via Veneto
(773) 267-0888

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

Businesses and Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sheet Music Back in Print: 20% discount ($5 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
(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. 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