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Member Benefits |August 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.

Music | Theater and Dance | Museums | Restaurants | Businesses and Services


Chicago Philharmonic: Nordic Sounds (312) 957-0000
(Use Code NS2FOR1)

NOTE: This IS a 2-for-1 offer! Chicago Philharmonic’s season opener program will include: Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet Overture; Gade’s Violin Concerto; Pärt’s Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte (If Bach Had Been a Beekeeper);  and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 1.  Featuring Scott Speck, Conductor; Christina Åstrand, Violin. Offer good via phone or online at; click on “Tickets” and “Series Subscriptions.” Enter the code NS2FOR1, click on “apply.” Once the page refreshes, scroll to the bottom of the page and select from the packages titled “Nordic Sounds 2-for-1,” packages are available in Main Floor, Front Balcony, and Rear Balcony. For more information, visit
Sunday, September 21 at 7:30pm, Pick-Staiger, 50 Arts Center Dr., Evanston, IL

Woodstock Opera House: Mozart Festival (815) 338-5300
(Use Code WFMT)

Conductor Istvan Jaray returns to the Mozart Festival to perform with pianist Igor Lipinski on Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Op. 26 and two Mozart works: Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 and Symphony No. 36, K. 425, “Linz.” WFMT members may purchase two tickets for the price of one, subject to availability, by calling the Woodstock Opera House Box Office at (815) 338-5300 and using code WFMT. For more information, visit
Saturday, August 2 at 8:00pm and Sunday, August 3 at 3:00pm, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock, IL

Woodstock Opera House: Mozart Festival (815) 338-5300
(Use Code WFMT)

Violinist Igor Gruppman, who also conducts, and violinist/violist Vesna Gruppman return by popular demand, performing Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525; Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons “Winter,” Op. 8, No. 4 and his Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 8 RV 522; Warlock’s Capriol Suite for Strings; and two works by Piazzolla: Oblivion and The Four Seasons. WFMT members may purchase two tickets for the price of one, subject to availability, by calling the Woodstock Opera House Box Office at (815) 338-5300 and using code WFMT. For more information, visit
Saturday, August 9 at 8:00pm, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock, IL

Theater and Dance

Theater Wit: The Blues Ain’t a Color (773) 975-8150 (Use Code WFMT)
The Blues Ain’t a Color combines Jazz and Theater to follow the history of jazz and blues music, and through various characters displaying moments of humor, how issues of bigotry and ignorance divide us today. This jazz-theater musical is an hour-long multi-media collage featuring a three-piece ensemble, videos, art, and writer/performer/former WTTW talent and producer Denise La Grassa’s original songs and spoken word, which chronicles the day-to-day struggles of predominantly African-American characters from yesterday and today. For more information, visit
Valid through August 17, Sundays only at 7:00pm, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago 

Steppenwolf Theatre: The Qualms (312) 335-1650 (Use Code WFMT)
At a beachside apartment complex, a group of friends gathers for their regular evening of food, drink, drugs and partner-swapping. When Chris and Kristy attempt to become the newest members, the evening does not go as planned. The artichoke dip grows cold as the party devolves into a territorial battle over mating privileges. Does sex ruin everything? And what is the purpose of monogamy? Bruce Norris's comedy explores the eternal struggle for power, status and sex. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Not valid with any other offer. Tickets must be reserved at least one hour before the performance.
Valid through August 24 for any Thursday, Friday, or Sunday evening performance. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Eclipse Theatre Company: Intimate Apparel (773) 728-2216
(Use Code WFMT)

Esther lives in a boarding house for women in 1905 New York City, sewing intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. With her skills and discretion in great demand, she uses her gifted hands and her sewing machine to refashion her dreams and make them anew from the whole cloth of her life's experiences. By Lynn Nottage. Ensemble Member and Goodman Theatre Associate Artist Steve Scott directs. Tickets available via phone or by emailing and mentioning the discount. For more information, visit
Valid for performances Thursday, Friday, Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm through August 24 only. The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL

Navy Pier: Cirque Shanghai
“Cirque Shanghai” is back for its ninth consecutive summer season at Navy Pier’s Pepsi® Skyline Stage® with a brand new show, “Warriors.” Featuring the largest cast to ever visit the U.S., "Cirque Shanghai: Warriors" brings an extraordinary line-up of thrilling acts to the stage, combining impressive acrobatics and the martial prowess of Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters. Offer valid for adult Emperor’s Court tickets only. NOT VALID  for Wednesday and Saturday 8:00pm performances. For more information, visit For tickets, visit and use code WFMT.
Various dates and times through September 1, 2014, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL

Apollo Theater: Million Dollar Quartet
NOTE: This is NOT a 2-for-1 offer; This offer is: $10 off select performances. Million Dollar Quartet, Chicago’s longest running Broadway musical, is inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. For tickets, click on and use code WFMT10.
Valid on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening performances through September 21 only, Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

Strawdog Theatre Company: The Arsonists
The 27th season begins with Max Frisch's wickedly funny political farce. Fires are breaking out all over the city, and to make matters worse for Biedermann, one of the town's leading businessmen, two needy strangers have talked their way into his home. The evidence is piling up that these are the very arsonists that has brought the city to its knees. Can Biedermann use logic and philanthropy to dissuade these invaders from following through on their fiery intentions? Artistic Associate Matt Hawkins (Red Noses, Big Love) returns to helm this parable about our capacity to accommodate the very thing that destroys us. Adapted by Alstair Beaton. For tickets and more information, visit and use code WFMT.
August 15 through September 27, Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N Broadway, Chicago, IL

TimeLine Theatre Company: My Name is Asher Lev (773) 281-8463 ext 6 (Use Code WFMT)
The Chicago premiere of Aaron Posner's adaptation of the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok unveils the conflict within one young man between his art and his heritage. Based on the best-selling novel by the author who also wrote THE CHOSEN, and set in post-World War II Brooklyn, the play follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hasidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents, young Asher realizes he must make difficult choices between his passion and his faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist at any cost—against the will of family, community and tradition. For more information, visit
Valid Tuesday through Friday performances only, August 22 through October 18, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont 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-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  
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, 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: Groups of 10 or more may choose to add a private docent-led tour for $3 extra per person. Learn more: For more information, visit
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
600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Oriental Institute Museum Store (The Suq): 15% off Museum Store purchases
Present your WFMT membership card and enjoy 15% off anything in The Suq. Valid in store and on-line. To use on-line, use code “WFMT” at check-out. The Oriental Institute, a division of the University of Chicago, is a not-for-profit institution. All proceeds from the Museum Suq go to support departments and projects for the Oriental Institute, particularly the research archives. For more information or to shop, visit
Museum and store hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-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.
984 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 384-3352.

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


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

Alex’s Washington Gardens
(847) 432-0309

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

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

Dragonfly Mandarin
(312) 787-7600

Traditional Chinese  
832 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

Feast Restaurant & Bar
(773) 772-7100

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

Isla Pilipina
(773) 271-2988

Buy one entree and get another of equal or lesser value for free.
2501 W Lawrence Ave, Unit D, Chicago, IL

Jenny’s Steakhouse
708) 229-2272 & Jenny’s @ 191 South 708-479-6873
American, steaks, seafood, ribs, sandwiches 
$10 off purchase of $30 or more, not valid on holidays or special events.
11041 S Menard, Chicago Ridge, IL
10160 W 191st Street, Mokena, IL

(847) 864-3435

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

The Parthenon Restaurant
(312) 726-2407

Great authentic Greek Cuisine
Receive $6 off the second entrée when two entrées are purchased. (+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’!” 
15% discount for the entire meal (Lunch/Dinner). Valid only for WFMT card holders, not the entire party.
1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL

(773) 427-9130

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

The Stained Glass
(847) 864-8600

New American Cuisine
Buy one entrée, get the second entrée free up to $25. Does not include tax.
1735 Benson Avenue, Evanston, IL

Tre Kronor Restaurant
(773) 267-9888

Swedish/Norwegian (+Fri., Sat.)  
3258 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL

Via Veneto
(773) 267-0888

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

Businesses and Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Organizing, Inc.: Professional Organizing Services for your home or office. Complementary consultation and 10% off regular price of services. Chicago and suburbs only.
540 North Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL (312) 832-1690

Fleetwind Ski Club: Ski club serving Chicagoland for over 50 years. 20% off new memberships.  PO Box 607811, Chicago, IL (773) 973-4417

Fragile Music Group:  Reduced hourly recording rate $55/hour (regular $95).  Maximum 10 hours in blocks of 5 hours. One customer per company. 603 Ridge, Homewood, IL (708) 206-1002

Frugal Muse Books Music and Movies: Used and new books, music, movies, and videogames. 10% off any USED item. 7511 Lemont Rd., #146,‎ Darien, IL (630) 427-1140

Granite and Marble Resources: Importer of natural stone, mosaics, and countertops. $1,000 off on purchases of $2,000 or more, not including sales tax or delivery.
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 115, Chicago, IL (312) 670-4400 $50 discount toward any on-line purchase of theater, concert, or sporting event tickets (minimum 2 tickets/order). Enter discount Code: “WFMT.” Hey Ticket Guy, 211 Hilltop Lane, Sleepy Hollow, IL (888) 455-8499

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

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

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

Pianist, Ellen Elizabeth Mosher: Concert pianist. Solo piano entertainment for events including parties, receptions, dinners and weddings. $50 credit on a standard 3-hour (or more) performance on your tuned piano.  Call for availability on Monday – Saturday only, 10am – 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.
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. Present WFMT member card on first day of class. (312) 671-7717

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

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

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

Styl Shoe Store:  15% off on designer shoes for men and women. May not be combined with any other discount cards, coupons or special offers.
2949 North Broadway, Chicago, IL (773) 244-9369

The Suzuki-Orff School of Music: An engaging and relaxed approach to music education. Programs available for students ages 6 months – adult. 10% off total tuition for one quarter for new students only.  www.suzukiorff.org1148 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL (312) 738-2646

Westgate Flowers: Retail florist. 10% discount for in-store purchases and phone delivery orders from our shop. (excludes “FTD” wireout orders) 841 S. Oak Park, Oak Park, IL (708) 386-0072

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