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Member Benefits | April 2015

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


Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University: Canadian Guitar Quartet
(847) 467-4000 (use code WFMT).
The group has often been featured on national broadcasts in the Americas and Europe, on a “Classical Guitar Alive” webcast from the United States, and with orchestras across the globe. CGQ’s three recordings have won awards and international critical acclaim.
Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University: Christopher O’Riley and Pablo Ziegler: Two to Tango
(847) 467-4000 (use code WFMT).
Host of National Public Radio’s From the Top, Christopher O’Riley, has stretched the piano beyond conventional boundaries, from his transcriptions of Radiohead, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake to his interpretations of the classical canon. The Buenos Aires–born Ziegler has become one of the most important figures in Argentine Tango Nuevo, the vibrant musical hybrid of classic tango and American jazz. Together, the two perform program of new compositions and music by Astor Piazzolla.
Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University: Maya Beiser: All Vows
(847) 467-4000 (use code WFMT).
The founding cellist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Beiser has collaborated with such composers as Tan Dun, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Mark O’Connor. In this new program she plays acoustic and electric cello, combining classical forms with rock, blues, and electronics. Joining Beiser are bassist Gyan Riley and percussionist-composer Glenn Kotche, perhaps best known for his work with Chicago-based band Wilco. Experience Mohammed Fairouz’s Kol Nidrei, the Chicago-area premieres of Michael Gordon’s All Vows and Michael Harrison’s Just Ancient Loops, and music of Kotche, Reich, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, and more as you’ve never heard it before.
Thursday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Nielsen Sesquicentennial and the Music Institute of Chicago/Ars Viva Concerto Competition Winner
(847) 869-9447 (use code WFMT).
Nielsen: Maskerade: Overture and Cockerel’s Dance, Waxman: Carmen Fantasie, Joshua Brown, violin
Winner of the 2015 Music Institute of Chicago/Ars Viva Concerto Competition, Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in e minor, Op. 27. Alan Heatherington, conductor David Taylor, concertmaster.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 3:00 p.m. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077

Northwest Choral Society: Annelies
(224) 585-9127 (use code WFMT).
An oratorio based on “Anne Frank:  A Diary of a Young Girl” presented by Northwest Choral Society with Alan Wellman, Artistic Director and Conductor, Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 pm at Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, 303 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202

Music Institute of Chicago: Kicking off its Community Music Festival—100 concerts in 16 days—the Cavani String Quartet
(847) 905-1500 ext. 108 (use code WFMT).
The program includes Antonin Dvorak’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96; Charles Washington’s Midnight Child; Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 117; and Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (Presto), also featuring students from the Music Institute’s Academy for gifted pre-college musicians.
Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

Chicago Master Singers: Spring Concert, Stanford: Stabat Mater | Elgar: Light of Life
(800) 595-4849 (use code WFMT).
Alan Heatherington, conductor; Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Sarah Holman, mezzo soprano; Peder Reiff, tenor; Gerard Sundburg, bass baritone. Chicago Master Singers is a 130-voice auditioned chorus with singers from all over the Chicago area. The chorus has performed 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. Pre-concert lecture by Dorothy Andries, music critic, one hour before the concert.
Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny, IL  60082

Bella Voce: The German Romantics and Their Spiritual Influence
(877) 755-6277 (use code WFMT2FOR1).
The German Romantic composers Johannes Brahms and Josef Rheinberger looked to the past for inspiration in creating new musical textures and colors. Rheinberger's Cantus Missae for double chorus is an archetypal example of this florid writing that uses extended harmonies while maintaining a sweet and organic vocal style.
The last quarter of the 16th century and the first quarter of the 17th century was, for continental Europe, a time of flux, both musically and politically. An additional three composers on this program—Lechner, Hassler, and Schütz—illustrate these changes.
Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division Street, River Forest, IL 60305
Sunday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m., St. Clement Parish, 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, IL 600614

Theater and Dance

Strawdog Theatre Company: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (use code WFMT).
Join Professor Aronnax, his assistant Conseil, and the harpooner Ned Land for an epic journey aboard the Nautilus. Led by the dangerous and enigmatic Captain Nemo on an unprecedented tour of the seven seas, the three heroes face harrowing challenges, incredible adventure, and wrestle with the dark shapes that lurk in the depths of men's souls. In this daring new adaptation of Jules Verne's classic 19th century saga, music and spectacle combine to bring us a theatrical experience never seen in Hugen Hall. This world premiere is by Anne Sonneville and Clint Sheffer, and directed by Ensemble Member Mike Mroch.
March 8 through April 7, Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N Broadway, Chicago, IL

Steppenwolf Theatre: The Herd
(312)335-1650 (use code WFMT).
Three generations, two surprise guests and one unexpected evening. Carol, a harried matriarch in suburban London, has arranged a small family party to celebrate the 21st birthday of her son Andy. But as everyone begins to gather, things go off the rails as two surprise guests pop up—one a newcomer and one all too familiar. And then Andy and his caregiver are running late—very, very late. The Herd introduces us to three generations of a middle class clan confronting the possibilities of reconciliation, the power of the past and the irresistible pull of family. Tickets are subject to availability.
April 2-10 excluding Saturday night. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614.

The Theatre of Western Springs: The Man Who Came to Dinner, a comedy by Kaufman and Hart, directed by Tripp Burton
(708) 246 3380 (use Code WFMT).
A noted radio personality and egotistical tyrant, Sheridan Whiteside, slips and falls on the steps of the Stanley family residence. He’s forced to spend several weeks of recuperation, wreaking havoc and mischief to the lives of everyone with whom he comes in contact. Join the Stanleys as ex-convicts are invited to meals, transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill, penguins take residence in the library, an octopus moves into the cellar, 10,000 cockroaches take over the kitchen… and then there’s the mysterious mummy case…
Thursday, April 16 - Sunday, April 26.The Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs, IL 60558

Apollo Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet
$10 Off* Select Performances here (use code WFMT10).
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 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.
*Valid on select Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances. Apollo Theater 2540 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

TimeLine Theatre: The Apple Family Plays: THAT HOPEY CHANGEY THING and SORRY
(773) 281-8463 x6 (Code WFMT)
Richard Nelson’s celebrated series of four Apple Family Plays explores politics, change, and family dynamics. TimeLine presents the Chicago debut of the first and third in the series on an alternating schedule. Set in the American town of Rhinebeck, New York, on election days 2010 and 2012, both explore how a family sorts through personal and political feelings of loss and confusion in the shadow of history as it is being made.
Valid weekday (Wednesday-Friday) performances only. TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL 60657


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

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-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

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 

The Parthenon Restaurant (312) 726-2407
Great authentic Greek Cuisine
Receive $6 off the second entrée when two entrées are purchased.
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

Shokran (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

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.  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