March 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: Bienen Strings (Use code WFMT).
Repertoire includes Arthur Honegger’s Prelude, arioso, et fughette sur le nom de Bach, Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and Strings, and Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht.
Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 pm. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston. 

Bienen School of Music: University Singers, Seeking Salvation (Use code WFMT).
A program focused on the anticipated release from life’s trials and anguish, featuring works by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Herbert Howells, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Josquin des Prez, John Wilbye, and Gian Carlo Menotti.
Sunday, March 5 at 7:30 pm. Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.

Bienen School of Music: Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra, Une soirée française (Use code WFMT).
Repertoire includes Ibert’s Hommage à Mozart, Lully’s Ballet Suite, Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, and Gounod’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major.
Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 pm. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.

The Music Institute of Chicago
(847) 905-1500 (Use code WFMT).
The Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy for gifted pre-college musicians collaborates with John W. W. Sherer, organist and director of music at Fourth Presbyterian Church since 1996. The performance features Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani in G minor and Bolzoni’s Minuet for Strings, and Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings.
Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: Where Nations Meet – Musical Crossroads of the World
(847) 272-0755 (Use code WFMT).
Another in the NSO’S series of folk-inspired programs, Where Nations Meet will reveal the lighter side of some of history’s most distinguished composers, along with music of nationalistic and patriotic fervor.
Repertoire includes Beethoven’s Seven Country Dances, Arnold’s Eight English Dances, Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, and Mussorgsky’s March in A Flat Major.
Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 pm. There will be a 2:30 pre-concert lecture by Mr. Jim Kendros. The Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road in Northbrook.

Northwest Choral Society: Hymn of Praise
(224) 595-0570 (Use code WFMT).
Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise was commissioned to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg. Mendelssohn chose the Bible as the subject matter, and created a work that has been celebrated throughout the centuries. This work will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra.
Sunday, April 2 at 4:00 pm. Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 East Algonquin Road in Des Plaines.

The Orion Ensemble: Connections
(630) 628-9591 (Use code WFMT).
Repertoire includes Kritz’s Connections for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano, Mahler’s Quartet in A Minor for violin, viola, cello and piano, and two works by Clarke: Trio for violin, cello and piano and Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale for clarinet and viola.
Sunday, March 12 at 7:00 pm. First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street in Geneva.
Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 pm. PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Sunday, March 19 at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

UChicago Presents: Stile Antico
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTANTICO).
The vibrant British vocal ensemble, Stile Antico, presents music of Catholic composers who, dispirited with Queen Elizabeth’s increasingly harsh measures for supporters of the old religion, sought refuge in other lands.
Friday, March 3 at 7:30 pm. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago.

UChicago Presents: Politically Inspired
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTDANK).
Pianist Ran Dank presents Politically Inspired, a program that brings together seemingly disparate worlds: the sweepingly romantic music of Frederic Chopin, alongside contemporary composer Frederic Rzewski’s work, The People United Will Never Be Defeated!.
Friday, April 7 at 7:30 pm. Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street in Chicago.

UChicago Presents: Five from afar
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTFIVE).
Contempo presents five recent works by leading international women composers, with contemporary music interpreters Ensemble Dal Niente, mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Butcher, Kontras Quartet, pianist Pawel Checinski, and bayanist Stas Venglevski.
Sunday, April 9 at 7:30 pm. Logan Center, 915 East 60th Street in Chicago.

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians: Masters of Music
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code 241FMTMASTERS).
Repertoire includes Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (The Trout), Brahms’ Trio in A minor for viola, cello, and piano, Op. 114, and Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370.
Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston
Saturday, April 3 at 7:30 pm. St. James Cathedral, 65 East Huron Street in Chicago.

Saint Sebastian Players: Transit of Venus
(773) 404-7922 (Use code WFMT).
Inspired by real-life astronomer Le Gentil and his attempt to plot the course of Venus across the sky, is the antithesis of the adventurer’s tale. Le Gentil puts off marrying the young and willful Celeste and leaves to travel around the world with no thought to those he leaves behind. When he returns, he finds life isn’t where he left it.
Valid Friday, February 17 through Sunday, March 12. St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey, at Marshfield just west of Ashland, in Chicago.

Theater and Dance

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Malpaso Dance Company of Havana
(312) 369-8330 (Use code 24828).
Malpaso Dance Company of Havana is a contemporary dance company that combines work by top international choreographers and new voices in Cuban choreography.
Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 pm. The Dance Center, 1306 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.  

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Horizon
(312) 369-8330 (Use code 24828).
Presented by Liz Gerring Dance Company, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago concludes its 2016–17 season with Horizon. The new work is for seven dancers centered around the idea of density.
Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 pm. The Dance Center, 1306 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: Love’s Labor’s Lost
(312) 595-5600 or (Use code WFMT).
King Ferdinand of Navarre’s “no fun” edict includes scholarly endeavors, quiet contemplation and complete commitment to chastity for three entire years. His closest courtiers reluctantly sign on. But this is a comedy and it doesn’t take long for everyone to figure out that the whole thing is a bad idea and rules are meant to be broken— especially when the French Princess and her beautiful entourage arrive on the scene.
Valid for any Tuesday through Friday evening performances. Ends March 24, 2017. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 800 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.
Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, and Saturdays at 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 pm. Excludes Valentine’s Day weekend (2/9/17-2/11/17). 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 (Use code WFMT).
Gene Siskel Film Center will honor the 2-for-1 price for any March screening. For more information, visit
Valid from Friday, March 3 through Thursday, March 30. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.

Steppenwolf Theatre: Linda Vista
(312) 335-1650 (Use code WFMT).
Wheeler is 50. His marriage is over, his job is mundane, and the best years of his life appear to be behind him. A move from the cot in his ex-wife’s garage to his own apartment opens up new possibilities for love and sex—complicated, painful and hilarious.
Valid Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 16. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 North Halsted 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) 465-4098

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. 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