Member Benefits

October 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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Bienen School of Music: Bratsche Viola – A Celebration of German Viola Music
(847) 467-4000 (Use code WFMT)
Repertoire includes Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro for Viola and Piano, Beethoven’s Adagio molto espressivo from Sonata No 5, Op 24 and Allegro from Duet with Two Obligato Eyeglasses, Bruch’s selections from Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, and Mozart’s String Quintet No 2 in C Minor performed by violist Helen Callus.
Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 pm. Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston. 

Bienen School of Music: Contemporary Music Ensemble
(847) 467-4000 (Use code WFMT)
Repertoire includes Jeremy Podgursky’s Gonna Get Your Soul Start Dancing , Nico Muhly’s By All Means
Tristan Murail’s Désintégrations , and Tyler Kramlich’s new work.
Friday, October 20 at 7:30 pm. Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.

Bienen School of Music: University Chorale – French Music of Contemplation
(847) 467-4000 (Use code WFMT)
Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem is the centerpiece of this concert of contemplative music, including works by Ton de Leeuw and Gabriel Jackson.
Friday, November 3 at 7:30 pm. Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road in Evanston. 

Fulcrum Point: Electronic and Neo-Classical Music from Central and South America
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMT Member).
Fulcrum Point New Music Project will participate in The Latino Music Festival with a concert of electronic and acoustic music. The program recognizes the works of Latin-American composers while mapping a timeline of musical inspirations, from Peruvian folklore to Latin Jazz to the contemporary soundscape of electronic music.
Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm. Merit School of Music, Gottlieb Hall, 38 South Peoria Street in Chicago. 

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: Symphonies in D
(847) 272-0755 (Use code WFMT).
Three masterworks in the key of D, one from each of the 18th, 19th and 20th century: Mozart’s youthful Symphony No 23, Mendelssohn’s stirring Reformation, and Sibelius’ Symphony No 6.
Sunday, November 5 at 4:00 pm, pre-concert lecture by Mr. Jim Kendros at 2:30 pm. The Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer Road in Northbrook.

The Orion Ensemble: A Beautiful Oboe and Friends
(630) 628-9591 (Use code WFMT).
Repertoire includes Mozart’s Quartet in A Major for oboe, violin, viola and cello and Sonata in B-flat Major for bass, oboe and cello, Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and bass, and Schubert’s Quintet in A Major (Trout) for violin, viola, cello, bass and piano.
Sunday, September 24 at 7:00 pm. First Baptist Church of Geneva-Chapelstreet Church, 2300 South Street in Geneva.
Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30 pm. Pianoforte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Sunday, October 1 at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

UChicago Presents: An Alehouse Session
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTMBR).
An evening of music and humor of the 17th‐century English tavern, with works by Henry Purcell and his contemporaries.
Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 pm. International House at the University of Chicago, 1414 East 59th Street in Chicago.

UChicago Presents: Arditti Quartet
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTMBR).
The Arditti Quartet opens UChicago Presents’ exclusive Ligeti Series with string quartets by Ligeti and Bartók.
Friday, October 20 at 7:30 pm. Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street in Chicago.

UChicago Presents: Contempo – The Young and Brilliant
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTMBR).
Chicago’s longest running contemporary music series, Contempo, begins its 53rd season with music by young, international composers: Vito Žuraj, Justyna Kowalska‐Lasoń, Nicolai Worsaae, Christian Mason, and Ondřej Adámek. Performed by the Talea Ensemble.
Friday, October 27 at 7:30 pm. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street in Chicago.

UChicago Presents: Imani Winds and Ensemble Dal NIente
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTMBR).
An array of artists offer a varied program of chamber works by Gyorgy Ligeti, including the Six Bagatelles and Horn Trio, and one of his foremost students, Unsuk Chin.
Friday, November 10 at 7:30 pm. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street in Chicago.

Theater and Dance

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Citizen
(312) 369-8330 (Use code 27278).
Citizen questions what it means to belong and what it means to not want to belong, inspired by the histories of iconic African Americans who faced prevalent contradictions and irony connected to individuality, anonymity, freedom and dignity in relation to their civic duties.
Valid October 12 through October 14 at 7:30 pm. The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. 

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: The Taming of the Shrew
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMT).
Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages Shakespeare’s comedy, partnering with longtime Second City writer Ron West, who provides additional dialogue to set the scene. The year is 1919, and, amidst suffrage marches in Chicago, a women’s theater troupe is convening to rehearse their upcoming comedy: The Taming of the Shrew. Each actress in the all-woman ensemble cast performs dual roles, as one of the suffragettes presenting the play, and as a character in their performance of the play. Politics and power, human rights, and true love are debated with wit and style as the women fight through adversity to present their own perspective on Katherine and Petruchio’s courtship.
Valid on any Tuesday through Friday evening performance from Saturday, September 16 through Friday, November 10. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 880 East Grand Avenue in Chicago.

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: Amarillo
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code MEMBER).
A man departs Mexico for a land of dreams: Amarillo, Texas—but vanishes before reaching his destination. Far away, a woman reconstructs his journey, imagining what might have transpired not only for him, but for the thousands of other faceless men and women who have taken the same path—and for those who were left behind. Combining stunning multimedia projections, visceral imagery and poetic storytelling, the production is a rich theatrical meditation on the harsh realities faced by immigrants and their families. Performed in Spanish with projected English translation.
Valid October 17 through October 29. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, 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 or call (773) 549-8080.
Valid 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.

Gene Siskel Film Center
Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office (WFMT members MUST bring membership card).
Gene Siskel Film Center will honor the 2-for-1 price for any October screening. For more information, visit
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.

Lifeline Theatre: Sylvester
(773) 761-4477 (Use code WFMT).
Sylvester, Duke of Salford, was born with wealth and good looks, but a life of privilege has rendered him unfeeling towards others. Phoebe Marlow was graced with a sparkling wit and independent spirit, but languishes under the thumb of her domineering stepmother. When this mismatched couple is thrust together by their meddling families, both rebel and their tidy little worlds spin into chaos. Midnight flights, desperate sea voyages, and scathing society hijinks ensue as these unlikely lovers labor to avoid their fate.
Valid September 21 through October 27, on Thursday and Friday 7:30 pm performances. Lifeline Theatre, 6912 North Glenwood Avenue in Chicago. 

Saint Sebastian Players: The House of Bernarda Alba
Email (Use code WFMT).
Bernarda is a stern matriarch obsessed with family honor. Just widowed, she announces to her five daughters that they will enter a traditional eight-year period of cloistered mourning. Each daughter desires love, but with the doors clamped shut, they silently turn to other pursuits—except one, who pursues an affair with the betrothed of the eldest daughter.
Valid October 20 through November 12, on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey Parkway in Chicago.

Silk Road Rising: Wild Boar
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMT).
When a controversial professor goes missing, an editor and his student band together to publicize the truth. Old flames spark and friendships are tested in this performance about media manipulation, fake news, and who gets to speak for the poor.
Thursday, November 9 through Sunday, December 17. The Historic ChicagoTemple Building, 77 West Washington Street in Chicago.


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-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
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
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-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.
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-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
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

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

Oceanique (847) 864-3435
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

Prairie Moon (847) 864-8328
Regional American “Good lookin’ scratch cookin’!”
15% discount for the entire meal (Lunch/Dinner). Valid only for WFMT card holders, not the entire party.
1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 

Shokran (773) 427-9130
Authentic Moroccan Cuisine (BYOB)
4027 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 

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 

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.
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 & Well: Gourmet 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 – 6PM. 1033 West Loyola Avenue, Suite 1301, Chicago, IL (773) 465-409

Polish American Contractors Association: 10% discount on commercial and residential construction and remodeling.
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. 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.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

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