Monthly Member Offers
Member Benefits | March 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.
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Baroque Music Ensemble - Brandenburgs 1, 2, and 3 (847) 467-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
The Baroque Music Ensemble revisits three of J. S. Bach’s most sparkling orchestral compositions: his Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2, and 3. From the first concerto’s burnished hunting horns to the second’s lofty trumpet calls to the third’s dazzling tapestry of solo strings, these baroque jewels offer infinite delights. Stephen Alltop, conductor; David Douglass, violin. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Sunday, March 1 at 3:00pm, Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL
Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players: Classic Winds – Dance Music of Mozart, Dvorak & More (312) 957-0000 (Use Code MEMBER)
Classic Winds takes you on a 60-minute musical tour from 17th Century Hungary to 19th Century America and beyond. The emphasis is on dance as Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players re-create the sounds of Mozart at his most sublime and apply the varied colors of the woodwind instruments to Dvorak’s most famous string quartet. The music of Scott Joplin, the “King of Ragtime,” will get your toes tapping, as will a lively collection of Hungarian tunes with titles like “The Jumping Dance.” Finally, we head south for a selection of lush tango music from the great Piazzolla and other South American composers. Along the way, you will meet the woodwind quintet family – flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn – and experience the unique palette of colors that they bring to the afternoon’s wide variety of music. For tickets, use phone number above or click on the following link and use code MEMBER: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9978922. For more information, visit www.Chicagophilharmonic.org.
Sunday, March 1 at 3:00pm, Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield, Hinsdale, IL
Ars viva Symphony Orchestra: A Double Double with Dueling Fiddlers
(847) 673-6000 (Use Code WFMT)
Program to feature: Arnold’s Double Concerto for Two Violins with David Taylor and Ilya Kaler on violins; Carter’s Elegy; Bach’s Double Concerto for Two Violins in d minor, BWV 1043; and Grieg’s Quartet in g minor, Op. 27 arr. for String Orchestra. For more information, visit www.arsviva.org.
Sunday, March 1 at 3:00pm, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie, Blvd., Skokie, IL
University of Chicago Presents: Contempo at 50: Now and Then II
(773) 702-2787 (Use Code WFMT)
Program to include: Helen Grime’s Entwined Channels; Howard Sandroff’s Chants des Femmes; Gunther Schuller’s Four Chromatic Adventures (world premiere); Earl Kim’s Now and Then; and Sofia Gubaidulina’s Pilgrims (world premiere). Enjoy a pre-concert roundtable conversation with Sofia Gubaidulina, Gunther Schuller, Berthold Hoeckner, and Steven Rings at 2:00pm. TICKETS ARE LIMITED! For more information, visit http://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/events/2014-2015/2015-03-01-210000.
Sunday, March 1 at 3:00pm, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL
Music Institute of Chicago: Chicago Duo Piano Festival
(847) 905-1500 ext 108 (Use Code WFMT)
The acclaimed Japanese-born piano duo Yuki and Tomoko Mack present a performance of duo piano repertoire by Hiroko Yanai, Rachmaninoff, Bizet, Arensky and Liszt. For more information, visit www.musicinst.org.
Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
Bella Voce Camerata: Stabat Mater
(877) 755-6277 (Use Code WFMT2FOR1)
In collaboration with Chicago period-instrument orchestra Ars Antigua, Bella Voce's new one-voice-per-part ensemble continues its exploration of music written on an even more intimate scale than that which the full Bella Voce complement normally performs, opening a vast trove of vocal works to Bella Voce’s programming. Like the larger ensemble, the Camerata performs ancient music according to historically informed performance practice and new music that shares that same aesthetic. This year’s Camerata event will feature soprano Henriët Fourie, countertenor Thomas Aláan, and tenor Matthew Dean performing two Stabat Mater settings from opposite ends of the historical spectrum: one from Italian Baroque opera buffa specialist Giovanni Pergolesi, and the other a rarely heard gem from living Estonian composer Arvo Pärt—this work’s Chicago premiere. For tickets, use above number and code or visit www.bellavoce.tix.com and use code WFMT2FOR1. For more information, visit www.bellavoce.org.
Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL
Sunday, March 8 at 3:30pm, St. Clement Parish, 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, IL
Music Institute of Chicago: Chicago Duo Piano Festival
(847) 905-1500 ext 108 (Use Code WFMT)
Music Institute piano faculty members perform a mixed concert of music for piano duo, including works by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Arensky and Chabrier. Performers include Chicago Duo Piano Festival founders Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, Xiaomin Liang and Jue He, Elaine Felder and Milana Pavchiskaya, Irene Faliks and Maya Brodotskaya, Matthew Hagle and Mio Isoda, and more. For more information, visit www.musicinst.org.
Saturday, March 7 at 7:30pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Raphaella Smits and Adrien Brogna, guitar
(847) 467-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
19th-century repertoire on eight-string guitars. These instruments expand the guitar’s register, allowing for the historically accurate performance of repertoire by such influential composers as Mertz and Coste. This fall Soundset is releasing the first recording by these two exceptional artists, who have earned international acclaim for their faithful interpretations and unmatched musicality. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Saturday, March 7 at 7:30pm, Lutkin Hall, 700 University Pl., Evanston, IL
Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky
(847) 888-4000 (Use Code 14-WFMTBOGO)
Experience the musical expression of heartfelt sincerity in Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto along with the tempestuous sounds and passionate melodies of Tchaikovsky’s Shakespearean based masterpieces (The Tempest and Romeo & Juliet). Pianist Natasha Paremski makes her ESO debut with Music Director Andrew Grams conducting. Paremski performs Rachmaninoff with “astonishing ease, superb control and lyrical sensitivity.” (Star Tribune, July 2014) Andrew Grams, Music Director. Tickets are limited! For tickets, use phone and code above or go to www.elginsymphonyorchestra.org and use the code at checkout. For more information, visit www.elginsymphony.org.
Saturday, March 7 at 7:30pm, Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL
Sunday, March 8 at 2:30pm, Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL
The Orion Ensemble: Jubilation
(630) 628-9591 (Use Code WFMT)
The Orion Ensemble continues its 22nd season with “Jubilation,” featuring Chicago composer Stacy Garrop’s work of the same name for violin, cello and piano. Also on the program are Emil Hartmann’s Serenade for Clarinet, Cello and Piano and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, commonly referred to as the Archduke Trio. For more information, visit www.orionensemble.org.
Sunday, March 8 at 7:00pm, First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South St., Geneva, IL
Sunday, March 15 at 7:30pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30pm, PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players: Rags, Rhythm & Reels – Jazz and Pupular Music of the ‘20s and ‘30s (312) 957-0000 (Use Code MEMBER)
Join the Chamber Players in their jazz string quartet form, exploring the popular music of the Roaring ‘20s and ‘30s, from ragtime to jazz to the greatest hits from the silver screen. This program features gorgeous melodies and irresistible rhythms from some of the most famous American composers of our time: George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, Jerome Kern, and Cole Porter. Their works not only stand on their own artistic merit, but also were often featured in Hollywood’s most popular films. So grab a gin rickey and settle in to the lively sounds of the Jazz Age. For tickets, use phone number above or click on the following link and use code MEMBER: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9979733. For more information, visit www.Chicagophilharmonic.org.
Sunday, March 8 at Noon, City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall: Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra
(847) 467-4000 (Use Code WFMT)
Program to include: W. A. Mozart, Symphony No. 36 in C Major (“Linz”); and Franz Joseph Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ. Victor Yampolsky, conductor; Alexandra Dee, graduate assistant conductor; Timothy Stevens, narrator. For more information, visit www.pickstaiger.org.
Thursday, March 12 at 7:30pm, Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL
Chicago Arts Orchestra: Rediscovered Treasures V
Reviving long-dormant 18th-century classical music of Spain and Mexico, the Chicago Arts Orchestra (CAO) presents the fifth installment of its popular Rediscovered Treasures series. Under the direction of Maestro Javier José Mendoza, the CAO is joined by the St. Alphonsus Choir and its director, Brian Bloye. Both ensembles are acclaimed for their artful and stylistic abilities in historical performance and will unite to repremiere both sacred and secular works unheard in almost three centuries. For tickets, click here and use code WFMT: http://www.showclix.com/event/RediscoveredTreasuresVChicago. For more information, visit www.chicagoartsorchestra.org.
Saturday, March 14 at 8:00pm, St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL
Lake Forest Symphony: The Dawn of Impressionism
(847) 295-2135 (Use Code WFMT)
Considered a turning point in the history of music, Debussy’s Prelude for the Afternoon of a Faun, was inspired by a symbolist poem of Stéphane Mallarmé. Debussy’s triumph came at the heels of his predecessors Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Beethoven said of his 6th Symphony that it expresses feelings evoked by nature, a principle directly followed by Felix Mendelssohn who was also an excellent painter, and considerably helped the evolution of impressionist ideas that led to Debussy. Mendelssohn’s Piano Concert No. 1 in G Minor will feature Chaeyoung Park, piano. For more information, visit www.lakeforestsymphony.org.
Saturday, March 21 at 8:00pm, James Lumber Center, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL
Sunday, March 22 at 2:00pm, James Lumber Center, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL
Northwest Symphony Orchestra: Passages
(847) 965-7271 (Use Code WFMT)
Elgar’s Sea Pictures captures the words of five Victorian poets as they present dramatic inner dialogues. The work evokes the power and beauty of the sea, from coral reefs to stormy shipwrecks. Alongside the sea’s ever-changing character, we recognize our personal passages in life. The rich, dark voice of contralto Elizabeth Hale Knox guides our passage into this rarely-heard work. The Serenade of Brahms is an artistic passage of sorts. This youthful work comes from a time when Brahms had yet to commit to the word “symphony”. In this six-movement piece, we hear the classic Brahms style, though still infused with an exploration of sounds, instrumentation, and harmonic developments. The work bursts with great themes for the woodwind and horn players in true Brahms fashion. Enjoy a pre-concert lecture with Maestra Diehnelt at 2:45pm. For more information, visit www.northwestsymphony.org.
Sunday, March 22 at 3:30pm, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
North Shore Choral Society: SING - Mozart’s Requiem
(773) 956-8400 (Use Code WFMT 2-1)
Under the direction of Dr. Julia Davids, the NSCS will SING Mozart’s dramatic “Requiem” with full orchestra. Hear the expressive interpretation of the chorus and soloists: Ashley Nicole Johnson, soprano; Sarah Ponder Brock, mezzo soprano; Hoss Brock, tenor; and David Govertsen, bass. For more information, visit www.northshorechoral.org.
Sunday, March 22 at 3:00pm, Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Rd., Wilmette, IL
Rembrandt Chamber Players: An Evening with the Masters
Not only will this be Rembrandt’s first-ever performance of the Archduke Trio, but it also promises to be an electric delivery of two of the most important works of chamber music ever written. Be transported back to the 18th century by the charm of Mozart’s early piano Quartet and his Quintet for oboe and strings. This concert will also feature Rembrandt Chamber Players 20th Annual High School Competition winners. See these young stars of tomorrow as part of an exciting spring performance. Program to feature guest artist David Perry, violin. One discount per WFMT member card. Tickets are limited! For tickets and more information, visit www.rembrandtchamberplayers.org and use code WFMTMAR241 at checkout.
Sunday, March 22 at 7:30pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
Monday, March 23 at 7:30pm, PianoForte Foundation, 1335 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Mozart & Beethoven – Spotlight on Strings
(847) 888-4000 (Use Code 14-WFMTBOGO)
The true beauty of the ESO string section will be highlighted in this concert of classical masterpieces and a 20th century parody of the classical style by composer, Bolcom. The exceptional musicianship of the ESO comes to life in both Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 “Linz” and his Adagio in E for Violin and Orchestra with ESO Concertmaster Isabella Lippi as the featured soloist. Finishing the concert is Beethoven’s String Quartet in F major, op. 135 arranged for string orchestra by our own Andrew Grams. Tickets are limited! For tickets, use phone and code above or go to www.elginsymphonyorchestra.org and use the code at checkout. For more information, visit www.elginsymphony.org.
Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm, Schaumburg Prairie Center, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL
Saturday, March 28 at 7:30pm, Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL
Sunday, March 29 at 2:30pm, Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL
Auditorium Theatre: River North Dance Chicago
(800) 982-2787 (Use Code WFMT)
River North Dance Chicago returns to the Auditorium Theatre’s stage for the third consecutive season. Program to include: Beast by Hanna Brictson – World Premiere; New full company work by Adam Barruch – World Premiere; Flesh by Iván Pérez; In the End by Frank Chaves; and Habaneras by Frank Chaves. Tickets available via phone or online at the box office by using code WFMT. Valid on price levels 1-2 only. For more information, visit www.auditoriumtheatre.org.
Saturday, March 28 at 7:30pm, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., Chicago, IL
Chicago Chorale: JS Bach – Passion According to St. Matthew
Bach's supreme achievement is a profound artistic and intellectual expression of the composer's faith in God and belief in human striving. Chicago Chorale presents this work in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on Passion Sunday, as a part of the Chapel's Holy Week observances. Chicago Chorale performs with an orchestra of period instruments with Stephen Soph as the Evangelist and Gerard Sundberg as Jesus, together with soloists Ellen Hargis, Angela Young Smucker, and Ryan De Ryke. This concert is supported by a grant from the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation. For more tickets and information, visit www.chicagochorale.org and use code WFMT15.
Sunday, March 29 at 3:00pm, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL
Music of the Baroque: Imogen Cooper Plays Beethoven
(312) 551-1414 (Use Code WFMT)
Renowned British pianist Imogen Cooper joins Jane Glover and the Music of the Baroque orchestra for a Classical-era program featuring Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto, Mozart’s Paris Symphony, and Haydn’s Drum Roll Symphony. Discover why the Chicago Sun-Times calls Glover and Cooper “a heavenly match.” For more information visit www.baroque.org.
Monday, March 30 at 7:30pm, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL
University of Chicago Presents: Crossroads I/Passing from the Romantic Era
(773) 702-2787 (Use Code WFMT)
Program to include: Granados’ Selections from Goyescas, Op. 11, for piano; Elgar’s Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82; Poulenc’s Sonata for Piano Four Hands, FP 8; Berg’s Four Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 5; and Stravinsky’s L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale): Suite for violin, clarinet and piano. Enjoy a pre-concert lecture with Seth Brodsky at 6:30pm. TICKETS ARE LIMITED! For more information, visit http://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/events/2014-2015/2015-04-11-003000.
Friday, April 10 at 7:30pm, Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players: Quintessential Romanticism – Beethoven and Schumann (312) 957-0000 (Use Code MEMBER)
Explore two titans of the Romantic era in intimate fashion as the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players perform the music of Beethoven and Schumann in one of chamber music’s lushest configurations: the piano trio. The afternoon features one compelling trio from each composer, both written during tumultuous times in the composers’ lives. We hope you will join us for this journey of the heart and spirit. For tickets, use phone number above or click on the following link and use code MEMBER: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9978930. For more information, visit www.Chicagophilharmonic.org.
Sunday, April 12 at 3:00pm, Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield, Hinsdale, IL
Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: In Mahler’s Shadow (Part 3)
(847) 272-0755 (Use Code WFMT)
The third entry in the NSO’s critically acclaimed Mahler cycle combines joyous folk festival and village religious tradition, and also highlights the importance of the organ in Bohemian music. The program opens with Slavonic Dance Op.46, No.3 in A-Flat, by Dvorak. It also includes four of Mozart’s brilliant Festival Sonatas for Organ & Orchestra, performed by the distinguished Chicago organist-and familiar NSO guest artist-Patricia Lee. The major work is the North American premiere of Josef Bohuslav Foerster’s magnificent Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op.54 “Easter Eve”. It is a direct descendant of Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony, work Mahler composed while Foerster served as his assistant. Added to the program is Weinberger’s Polka and Fuque from Schwanda. Enjoy a pre-concert lecture by Mr. Jim Kendros at 2:30pm. For more information, visit www.TheNSO.org.
Sunday, April 12 at 4:00pm, Sheely Center, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer Rd., Northbrook, IL
University of Chicago Presents: Crossroads V/Pacifica and Friends Commemorate (773) 702-2787 (Use Code WFMT)
Program to include: Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes for string quartet, clarinet and piano, Op. 34; Bartok’s Quartet No. 2; and Elgar’s Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84. Enjoy a pre-concert lecture with Lynn Hooker at 2:00pm. TICKETS ARE LIMITED! For more information, visit http://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/events/2014-2015/2015-04-12-200000.
Sunday, April 12 at 3:00pm, Logan Center for the Arts, 9015 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL
Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players: Scents of Beauty – Debussy, De Falla, Ravel (312) 957-0000 (Use Code MEMBER)
Spring is in the air as the Chamber Players open their April concert with Debussy’s fragrant Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Actress Barbara Robertson from Alliance Française de Chicago will perform a dramatic reading of the poem by Mallarme that inspired Debussy’s famous work. Next, pianist Jorge Federico Osorio takes our senses on a stimulating walk through Nights in the Gardens of Spain; the perfumes of orange, jacaranda, pomegranate, and Valencia rose abound in this aromatic work by Manuel de Falla. Osorio also performs Maurice Ravel’s sensuous and spicy Concerto for the Left Hand. And if you can smell salt and fish, it is only because we are setting off to explore Claude Debussy’s wildly impressionistic picture of the sea, La mer. You’ll be transported by scents, colors and evocative orchestrations to take you far beyond our shores.
Good for main floor tickets only. For tickets, use phone number above or click on the following link and use code MEMBER: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9910999. For more information, visit www.Chicagophilharmonic.org.
Sunday, April 19 at 7:00pm, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, IL
Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra: Musical Theater and Opera – Why Choose When You Can Have Both? (847) 673-6300 (Use Code WFMT)
Program to feature popular classics from Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Bernstein, Sondheim, and Rogers and Hammerstein. For more information, visit www.svso.org.
Sunday, April 26 at 3:00pm, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL
Theater and Dance
Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Kuchipudi
(312) 369-8330 (Use Code 18526)
See a contemporary spin on the classical South Indian dance form Kuchipudi when Shantala Shivalingappa makes her Chicago debut, presented in association with Eye On India. Kuchipudi incorporates pure dance, which is rhythmic and abstract, and expressive dance, which is more narrative and uses each part of the body to bring the text, poem or story to life. Akasha (which means “space” or “sky” in Sanskrit) is danced solo by Shantala with four accompanying musicians from India: a vocalist, flutist and two percussionists. “It is said that that Akasha originates in sound, which is a vibration, or said another way, a form of energy and movement,” Shantala writes. “This Space is manifested in various ways at different levels of perception. Starting from the space we perceive around us, the space which surrounds us, the space of the universe which contains everything we know (in Indian thought, this Space is the fifth element and completes the four-fold Air, Water, Fire, Earth), and ending in its subtlest form: that of Space beyond space-time.” For more information, visit www.colum.edu/dancecenterpresents.
Thursday through Saturday, March 5 through 7 at 8:00pm, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
Strawdog Theatre Company: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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. For tickets and more information, visit www.strawdog.org and use code WFMT.
March 8 through April 7, Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N Broadway, Chicago, IL
Saint Sebastian Players: Emperor of the Moon
(773) 404-7922 (Use Code WFMT)
Aphra Behn, arguably the first professional English woman playwright, offers the love stories of Elaria and Bellemante, the mischievous daughter and niece, respectively, of the moonstruck Doctor Baliardo, an amateur moralist and astronomer. To get around the doctor’s rules, the girls convince him their respective lovers are visitors from the moon. Behn’s clever script pairs contemporary comic dialogue with classical commedia dell’arte antics. Emperor of the Moon was the last play produced before Behn’s death in 1689 and is one of her most famous and successful works, filled with irresistible humor and vividly colorful and refreshing intellect. For tickets, use above phone number and code or email firstname.lastname@example.org and use code WFMT. For more information, visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org.
Through March 15, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm, St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Hep Hep Sweet Sweet
(312) 369-8330 (Use Code 18526)
The Dance Center is participating in Urban Bush Women’s 30th anniversary celebration, presenting the company in a return engagement. Artistic Director and Founder/Visioning Partner Jawole Willa Jo Zollar brings Hep Hep Sweet Sweet, a personal memoir of her upbringing in Kansas City, set in a fictional nightclub and drawing upon the music and culture of the African-American migration from south to north up the Mississippi River. Also on the program is guest choreographer Nora Chipaumire’s dark swan, an interrogation of how we present and represent African female bodies. And, in celebration of iconic moments in the company’s history, the company performs a “30th Anniversary Mash-Up.” For more information, visit www.colum.edu/dancecenterpresents.
Thursday through Saturday, March 19 through 21 at 8:00pm, The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Dunsinane
(312) 595-5600 (Use Code WFMT)
The National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Shakespeare Company’s captivating, imagined sequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth explores one man's attempt to restore peace in a country consumed by war. Macbeth is dead. Under cover of night, the English army has swept in, killed the tyrant and claimed Scotland's seat of power. But efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control. Fierce one minute and funny the next, Scottish playwright David Greig's extraordinary ability to infuse a dark story with rich humor results in a lively, vital examination of power—illuminating uncanny parallels between Scotland's medieval and present-day political landscapes. Directed by Roxana Silbert. This limited, four-week engagement is part of the US Premiere tour, following acclaimed stops in East Asia and Russia last spring. Valid for any Tuesday through Friday performance only. One pair of tickets per WFMT membership card. For more information, visit www.chicagoshakes.com.
Through March 22, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL
Strawdog Theatre Company: The Sweeter Option
Strawdog celebrates their 100th production with a World Premiere by Ensemble Member John Henry Roberts. A low-rent investigator named Tucker tracks a stolen rent-a-car and stumbles neck-deep into an embezzlement scheme gone sour. There's enough cash up for grabs to finance a whole new life, but the only way to it is through Irene Pike, a suburban housewife who is clearly more than she lets on. But what, exactly? A fast-paced and darkly funny psychological thriller set in 1971 Chicagoland, directed by Marti Lyons, who helmed Haven Theatre's hit production of Seminar and The Gift Theatre's Mine. For tickets and more information, visit www.strawdog.org and use code WFMT.
Through March 28, Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N Broadway, Chicago, IL
Steppenwolf Theatre: Marie Antoinette
(312) 335-1650 (Use Code WFMT)
Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death. Valid for Friday and Sunday evening performances only. For more information, visit www.steppenwolf.org.
Valid through March 29, Steppenwolf Theatre company, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL
American Theater Company: The Royale
(773) 409-4125 (Use Code WFMT Member Discount)
America. 1905. Combining innovative theatricality with a blistering story, Marco Ramirez tells the story of the world’s first black heavyweight champion and the sacrifices he makes to take his place in history. ATC Ensemble Member Jaime Castañeda (Welcome to Arroyo’s) will direct this Chicago premiere by Ramirez, writer of Sons of Anarchy and Netflix’s critically acclaimed Orange is the New Black. For more information, visit www.atcweb.org. Valid only Thursdays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm throughout the run of the show.
Through March 29, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St., Chicago, IL
Lifeline Theatre: One Came Home
(773) 761-4477 (Use Code WFMT)
During the great passenger pigeon migration of 1871, throngs of strangers descend upon Placid, Wisconsin, bringing prosperity in their wake. But as the skies clear, tragedy strikes and Georgie Burkhardt’s sister goes missing. When a body is found and the town goes into mourning, Georgie sets out on her own to uncover the truth behind Agatha’s disappearance. The journey that follows, both humorous and heartbreaking, will test the limits of her courage and the strength of her character. A powerful coming-of-age tale combines live music with historical events in a world premiere adaptation based on the 2013 novel by Chicago-based author Amy Timberlake, a Newbery Honor Book and Edgar Award winner. For more information, visit www.lifelinetheatre.com. Valid only for Thursday and Friday performances at 7:30pm.
Through April 3, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, IL
TimeLine Theatre: The Apple Family Plays: That Hopey Changey Thing and Sorry (773) 281-8463 xt 6 (Use 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. Each play requires the purchase of a separate ticket to attend. For more information, visit www.timelinetheatre.com.
Valid for Wednesday through Friday performances only, through April 19, TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., 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. Blackout dates may apply. For tickets, click on http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1153299?camefrom=CFC_CHAPOLLO_MDQ_WFMT and use code WFMT10.
Valid on select Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening performances only, Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture: 2-for-1 Museum Admission
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 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
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 email@example.com
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
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
$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
Tre Kronor Restaurant (773) 267-9888
Swedish/Norwegian (+Fri., Sat.)
3258 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL
Via Veneto (773) 267-0888
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
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
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.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 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