May 2017

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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Music

Bienen School of Music: Elizabeth Chang, violin and Sylvia Wang, piano
Purchase Online (Use code WFMT).
Violinist Elizabeth Chang teaches in the Juilliard School’s precollege division and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is cofounder of its Bach Festival and Symposium. Artistic director of Lighthouse Chamber Players and the Saône-et-Loire Chamber Music Festival, she also cofounded the Five College New Music Festival. Sylvia Wang is associate professor of piano at the Bienen School and has recorded for the Newport Classics, Boston Records, and CRI labels. She enjoys a varied career as soloist, collaborative pianist, and presenter and returns regularly to Asia to teach and perform. The duo has played together since 2014, including a 2016 concert tour of China.
Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 pm. Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.  

Bienen School of Music: Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Purchase Online (Use code WFMT).
Repertoire includes Richard Strauss’ Suite in B-flat Major, Arvo Pärt’s Arbos, and Andrew Boss’ Tetelestai.
Friday, May 19 at 7:30 pm. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.


Bienen School of Music: Copland’s The Tender Land
Purchase Online (Use code WFMT).
On a Midwestern farm in the 1930s, Laurie Moss is on the brink of graduating from high school when she meets Martin, an itinerant worker hired to help with the spring harvest on her family’s farm. As this coming-of-age story unfolds, a romance blossoms between the two, and Laurie dreams of exploring the world beyond home. But the young couple must contend with the community’s mistrust of outsiders and fear of the unknown. This production features selections from Copland’s Old American Songs.
Thursday through Saturday, May 18 – 20 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 pm. Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street in Evanston.  

Music Institute of Chicago: Sergei Babayan
(847) 905-1500 (Use code WFMT).
The Music Institute of Chicago welcomes back celebrated pianist Sergei Babayan, in a co-presentation as part of the 44th annual Bach Week festival.
Friday, May 5 at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. 

Rembrandt Chamber Players: Dreams of Jacob
Purchase Online (Use code 17FMTMAY).
Repertoire includes Milhaud’s The Dreams of Jacob for oboe, violin, viola, cello, and bass, Beethoven’s String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, no. 3, Poulenc’s Sonata for flute and piano, and Huydt’s Trio for oboe, viola, and piano (World Premiere).
Friday, May 19 at 7:00 pm. Ganz Hall – Roosevelt University, 430 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Sunday, May 21 at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall – Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

Theater and Dance

Ballet Chicago
(312) 334-7777 (Use code WFMT).
Ballet Chicago celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Ballet Chicago Studio Company (BCSC) with a concert program featuring a world premiere by choreographer Frank Chaves and revivals of works by George Balanchine, Ballet Chicago Founder and Artistic Director Dan Duell, and Resident Choreographer Ted Seymour.
Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph Drive in Chicago. 

Chicago Human Rhythm Project: Stomping Grounds
(312) 542-2477 (Use code WFMT).
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project, as part of its third annual Stomping Grounds citywide performance series, presents GuGu Dance Group from Shanghai. This award-winning drum group offers a theatrical drum drama depicting historical and culturally significant drum compositions.
Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 pm. Studebaker Theater, 410 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. 

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: Shakespeare in Love
(312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com (Use code WFMT).
Young playwright Will Shakespeare is stuck. He is overdue in finishing his latest play—a half-baked mess of a comedy called Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter. Then, he finds his muse in Viola de Lesseps, who is driven to do anything—event disguise herself as a man—to fulfill her dream of performing onstage, where no women are permitted.
Valid on any Tuesday – Friday performance through May 31, 2017. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 880 East Grand Avenue in Chicago. 

ComedySportz Chicago
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMT).
Like your improvisation smart and your comedy for everyone aged 7 to 107? For more information about ComedySportz’s regular performances plus special shows six days a week, visit www.CSzChicago.com or call (773) 549-8080.
Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, and Saturdays at 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 pm. ComedySportz Theater Chicago, 929 West Belmont Avenue in Chicago. 

Eclipse Theatre Company: Force Continuum
(773) 935-6875 or www.eclipsetheatre.com (Use code WFMT).
Eclipse Theatre’s 2017 Kia Corthron Season begins with Force Continuum. An African-American police officer struggles with the contradictions of his race and profession while confronting the black community he is bound to protect and being haunted by his cop father’s violent death. A jagged, precarious journey whereby all gradually grasp that understanding comes not just through seeing others but hearing.
Valid Thursday, April 13 – Wednesday, May 21, 2017. Athanaeum Theater, 2936 North Southport 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 May screening. For more information, visit http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago. 

Saint Sebastian Players: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
(773) 404-7922 or email tickets@saintsebastianplayers.org (Use code WFMT).
The play concerns the misadventures and musings of two minor characters from Hamlet who are childhood friends of the prince, shifting the focus to place their actions in the foreground with the events of Hamlet in the background.
Valid from Friday, April 28 through Sunday, May 21. St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey Street (enter on Marshfield) in Chicago.

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-4pm, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 

Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House: 2-for-1 Admission for Tours (847) 475-3410
Tour the historic home of former Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, gain entrance to the permanent exhibit on Evanston history, Milestones & Memories and the current exhibit: “Where Are We? Mapping Our Way Through Evanston History.” The interior house is only viewable by tour! The tour includes all of the first floor and part of the second floor. For more information and any schedule changes, visit www.evanstonhistorycenter.org.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm, at 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL 

Museum of Contemporary Photography: 20% off on publications (312) 369-7794 (Use Code WFMT)
Enjoy 20% off of publication purchases. Founded by Columbia College Chicago in 1984, the museum collaborates with artists, photographers, communities, and institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. MoCP offers publications by internationally recognized artists in their museum shop as well as online. For more information, visit www.mocp.org.
600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 

Oriental Institute Museum Store (The Suq): 15% off Museum Store purchases
Present your WFMT membership card and enjoy 15% off anything in The Suq. Valid in store and on-line. To use on-line, use code “WFMT” at check-out. The Oriental Institute, a division of the University of Chicago, is a not-for-profit institution. All proceeds from the Museum Suq go to support departments and projects for the Oriental Institute, particularly the research archives. For more information or to shop, visit www.oi.uchicago.edu/order/suq/
Museum and store hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-6pm; Wednesday: 10am-8:30pm; Sunday: Noon – 6pm, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 

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

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

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 

Nitecap Coffee Bar (312) 846-1149
Full service espresso bar and BYOB café
http://nitecapcoffee.com/
Buy one, get one free food or drink purchase
1738 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608 

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

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 

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

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

Polish American Contractors Association: 10% discount on commercial and residential construction and remodeling. www.pacba.net
6005 Irving Park Road, #203, Chicago, IL (773) 286-8605

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

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

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

Shen Shen Health and Harmony: 15% discount on acupuncture and massages. www.shenshenhealth.com
2764 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 935-4325
Shutan.com, Inc.: 15% off on transfer of movie film and VHS to DVD. www.shutan.com
(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.org 1148 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