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Member Benefits | June 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.

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Music

Auditorium Theatre: Jake Shimabukuro with City Lights Orchestra
www.ticketmaster.com/ and search Jake Shimabukuro (Use code WFMT)*.
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro makes his Auditorium Theatre debut with the City Lights Orchestra, conducted by Rich Daniels. Shimabukuro is praised for his original works, as well as such covers as “My Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” *Offer valid on price levels 1 and 2 only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Restrictions apply.
Wednesday, June 24th at 7:30pm. Auditorium Theatre, East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605

Bienen School of Music: Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra: Roses and Thorns of Love
(847) 467-4000 or www.pickstaiger.org (Use code WFMT).
Victor Yampolsky, conductor; Katherine Werbiansky, soprano
Richard Wagner, Overture to Tannhäuser, Forest Murmurs, and Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Richard Strauss, Six Lieder and Don Juan
Saturday, June 6th at 7:30pm. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

Bienen School of Music: University Singers: Remembrance—A House Divided
(847) 467-4000 or www.pickstaiger.org (Use code WFMT).
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War, this concert features Chicago composer Paul Carey’s Civil War Requiem, along with Dear Sarah by James Syler, The Tree of Peace by Gwyneth Walker, and the world premiere of Canadian composer Imant Raminsh’s Canticle. Featured guests include composers Carey and Raminsh and members of Anima–Young Singers of Greater Chicago, which is celebrating its 50th-anniversary season.
Monday, June 1st at 7:30pm. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts: American Spanish Dance and Music Festival Flamenco Passion Concerts
(847) 673-6300 or www.northshorecenter.org (Use code WFMT).
Featuring Spanish guest artists Carmela Greco, Jose Greco Jr., Raquel Gomez and Antonio Gabarri Jimenez, the Gala Concert highlights include favorite works from the Ensemble’s extensive repertoire of classical, folkloric and Flamenco dances.  The company is also featured in the new choreography , Sur “South”,  by Raquel Gomez in the Escuela Bolera style.
Friday, June 19th at 7:30pm and Saturday, June 20th at 3:00pm and 7:30pm. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076

Theater and Dance

ComedySportz Chicago
(773) 549-8080 (use code WFMT).
ComedySportz has hosted more than 8,000 performances since 1987. In each match, two teams of players and a referee play gamed-based improvisational comedy using audience suggestions to compete for points and laughs like TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” For more information about ComedySportz Chicago’s regular performances and other deals like their $50 summer pass and special 4th of July show, visit www.ComedySportzChicago.com or call (773) 549-8080.
Regular ComedySportz Chicago performances take place on Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, and Saturdays at 6:00pm, 8:00pm, and 10:00pm. ComendySportz Theater Chicago, 929 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657

Gene Siskel Film Center: A Little Chaos (Chicago premiere)
Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office (Use code WFMT).
Directed by Alan Rickman, this period drama film concerns Sabine de Barra (Kate Winslet), the unorthodox gardener to Louis XIV whose court is filled with plenty of intrigue, unbidden romance, and 17th-century sexism. For more information, visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org/alittlechaos.
Saturday, June 27th at 3:00pm; Sunday, June 28th at 3:00pm; Tuesday, June 30th at 1:00pm; Thursday, July 2nd at 10:00am. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Gene Siskel Film Center: Manglehorn (Chicago premiere)
Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office (Use code WFMT).
Al Pacino and Holly Hunter star in this film in which protagonist A.J. Manglehorn (Pacino) displays a devastating mixture of charisma and insensitivity as a widowed Texas locksmith who keeps people at a distance while living in the past. For more information, visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org/manglehorn.
Sunday, June 28th at 3:00pm;  Tuesday, June 30th at 1:00pm; Thursday, July 2nd at 10:00am. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Gene Siskel Film Center: Woman in Gold
Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office (Use code WFMT).
Helen Mirren stars in this film as an Austrian-Jewish émigré seeking restitution for a Klimt painting that was stolen by the Nazis. For more information, visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org/womaningold.
Saturday, June 27th at 5:00pm; Sunday, June 28th at 3:00pm; Tuesday, June 30th at 10:00am; Thursday, July 2nd at 1:00pm. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Lifeline Theatre: Soon I Will Be Invincible
(773) 761-4477 (Use code WFMT).
The devious Doctor Impossible has escaped from prison and legendary superhero CoreFire has vanished without a trace. With the fate of the world in their hands, the New Champions have mere hours to recover their fallen comrade and stop their arch-nemesis before his doomsday device is complete. Joined by Fatale, a cyborg with an arsenal of deadly hardware and a host of self-esteem issues, the mighty super-team must face their darkest hour – and the truths buried in their deeply troubled pasts. A thrilling new musical about power and identity set in a vibrant world of heroes and villains, in a world premiere adaptation based on the 2007 novel by Austin Grossman.  For more information, visit www.lifelinetheatre.com.
Valid for Thursday and Friday 7:30pm performances, June 11th through July 19th; subject to availability. Lifeline Theatre, 6912 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL  60626.

Strawdog Theatre Company: Quiz Show
www.strawdog.org (use code WFMT).
We join everyone's favorite Quizmaster Daniel Caplin on the set of FALSE! - the popular game show where gifted contestants must catch the lies to win the ultimate prize - the chance to find out what's behind the "Door of Truth." Sandra is ready to take down the defending champion, but as the questions become increasingly strange, those within the game start to sense the rules are changing. Oracle Theatre's Max Truax, director of their smash hit The Mother, makes his Strawdog debut in this urgent response to the power of celebrity and the horrors it can disguise. US Premiere, story by Rob Drummond.
May 1st through June 13th. Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613

Strawdog Theatre Company: The Pied Piper
www.strawdog.org (use code WFMT).
The creators of our hit The Hunting of the Snark and The Just-So-Stories, The Forks & Hope Ensemble, led by Strawdog Ensemble Member, Josh Sobel, bring their innovative, physical, DIY aesthetic to the haunting tunes of Browning’s Pied Piper of Hamelin. This world premiere is based on the story by Robert Browning.
May 31st through June 30th.  Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613

Steppenwolf Theatre: The Herd
(312) 335-1650 (use code WFMT).
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. With a deft comic touch, The Herd introduces us to three generations of a spirited middle class clan confronting the possibilities of reconciliation, the power of the past and the irresistible pull of family. 
Valid for performances June 10th through June 14th. Subject to availability. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614

TimeLine Theatre: INANA
(773) 281-8463 x6 (Use code WFMT).
An Iraqi museum curator plots to save treasured antiquities from destruction in advance of the United States’ invasion of Baghdad in 2003. For more information, visit www.timelinetheatre.com.
Valid for Wednesday through Friday performances only. TimeLine Theatre, 615 West Wellington Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657

The Theatre of Western Springs: Is He Dead? 
(708) 246-3380 (use code WFMT).
A comedy by Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives, directed by Greg Kolack. This comedy focuses on the real-life painter, Jean-Francois Millet. Though brilliant, he is in debt to a ruthless moneylender, and he can’t sell a painting to save his life. Since only dead painters are successful, his cohort of Bohemian friends convince him to stage his own death and disguise himself as his twin sister in order to boost sales. For more information, visit www.theatreofwesternsprings.com
Thursday, May 28 - Sunday, June 7. The Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs, IL 60558

Museums

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture: 2-for-1 Museum Admission
(773) 582-6500

Founded in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, the Balzekas Museum is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture. The Museum celebrates the notable achievements of Lithuanian Americans, the Lithuanian nation, and Lithuanian communities world wide. For more information on the museum and exhibits, visit
www.balzekasmuseum.org.
Daily 10am-4pm, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL

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

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: http://bit.ly/1eeqSRD. Groups of 10 or more may choose to add a private docent-led tour for $3 extra per person. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1oTFxIn. For more information, visit www.ilhmec.org.
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 www.mocp.org.
600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

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

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

Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago: 2-for-1 Museum Admission
(312) 421-8020

The Ukrainian National Museum was founded in 1952 as the Ukrainian Museum and Archive. The Museum collections include artifacts of traditional folk arts, such as embroidery, costumes, weavings and wood and metal inlays as well as musical instruments, household utensils, souvenir materials from the Soviet Union, and artwork by Ukrainian immigrants. For more information on the museum and exhibits, visit info@ukrainiannationalmuseum.org 
Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am-4pm, 2249 West Superior St., Chicago, IL

Restaurants

Unless indicated, the following restaurants offer members presenting their card TWO ENTREES FOR THE PRICE OF THE MORE EXPENSIVE ONE (unless otherwise noted) nightly except Fridays and Saturdays (unless marked +Fri. or +Sat.). Discounts apply to dinner only (unless marked +Lunch). One discount per table. Not applicable to lower-priced specials or in combination with other offers or discount cards. Other restrictions may apply. Cuisine descriptions are supplied by the restaurants.

Alex’s Washington Gardens (847) 432-0309
Italian restaurant and pizzeria.
www.alexswashingtongardens.com  
15% off on total food bill (not valid on holidays)
256 Green Bay Road, Highwood, IL
 
Café Marbella (773) 853-0128
Spanish tapas and cuisine
www.cafemarbellatapas.com
20% off bill on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights only.
5527 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

Dragonfly Mandarin (312) 787-7600
Traditional Chinese
www.dragonflymandarin.com  
832 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

Feast Restaurant & Bar (773) 772-7100
American fusion with global influences
www.feastrestaurant.com  
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
Filipino
www.islapilipina.com   
Buy one entree and get another of equal or lesser value for free.
2501 W Lawrence Ave, Unit D, Chicago, IL

Jenny’s Steakhouse (708) 229-2272 & Jenny’s @ 191 South 708-479-6873
American, steaks, seafood, ribs, sandwiches
www.jennyssteakhouse.com 
$10 off purchase of $30 or more, not valid on holidays or special events.
11041 S Menard, Chicago Ridge, IL
10160 W 191st Street, Mokena, IL

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

Oceanique (847) 864-3435
French-American Seafood.
www.oceanique.com
$25 off the entire meal. Not valid with any other offers including Groupon, Travel Zoo and Living Social. Also not valid with “No Corkage Monday,” “Maine Lobster Wednesday,” Northwestern Commencement, New Years Eve or Valentine's Day. One card per table.   
505 Main Street, Evanston, IL 

The Parthenon Restaurant (312) 726-2407
Great authentic Greek Cuisine
www.theparthenon.com
Receive $6 off the second entrée when two entrées are purchased.
(+Lunch)(Sun.-Thu.)
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’!”
www.prairiemoonrestaurant.com 
15% discount for the entire meal (Lunch/Dinner). Valid only for WFMT card holders, not the entire party.
1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL

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

The Stained Glass (847) 864-8600
New American Cuisine
www.thestainedglass.com
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.)
www.trekronorrestaurant.com  
3258 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL

Via Veneto (773) 267-0888
Traditional Italian
www.viavenetochic ago.com  
25% off lunch and dinner (food only), any night but Saturday
Maximum discount is $50
6340 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Businesses and Services

Anderson Chiropractic, Ltd.:  Chiropractic clinic. Free consultation then, 20% discount on all services.  2105 W. Division St., Chicago, IL (773) 342-3221

The Armadillo’s Pillow Book Company:  Used books – common, uncommon and hard-to-find!  15% discount on all items, except gift certificates.  www.ArmadillosPillow.com 6753 Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL (773) 761-2558

Best Friends Diamonds & Gems: 10% off loose diamond with the purchase of a custom mounting. www.bestfriendsdiamonds.com 29 E. Madison St. Suite 1404, Chicago, IL (312) 269-9999

The Bookstore: 10% off on a single item. 475 North Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-2891
www.justthebookstore.com

Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore: 10% discount (only items in stock with the exception of $3 and $7 books).
7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL www.centuriesandsleuths.com

Chicago Aquarium Company: 20% off fish and supplies, 10% off glass aquariums.
5040 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL (773) 878-8474 www.chicagoaquariumco.com

Chicago Photography Center: One-time 10% discount on any class as well as a 50% discount on a one-year membership ($50 value).
3301 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL (773) 549-1631

Clergy for Weddings:  Wedding officiants.  Discount of $75 for each couple who use our services and are being married on the reception site.  11136 South Whipple Street, Chicago, IL (773) 445-2121

Coulsons Music: 10% discount in store with WFMT Membership card. Chicago’s leading music store, providing professional and student sheet music, gifts, and accessories. (312) 461-1989

Extreme Organizing, Inc.: Professional Organizing Services for your home or office. Complementary consultation and 10% off regular price of services. Chicago and suburbs only. www.extremeorganizing.com
540 North Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL (312) 832-1690  

Fleetwind Ski Club: Ski club serving Chicagoland for over 50 years. 20% off new memberships.  PO Box 607811, Chicago, IL (773) 973-4417

Fragile Music Group:  Reduced hourly recording rate $55/hour (regular $95).  Maximum 10 hours in blocks of 5 hours. One customer per company.  www.fragilemusicgroup.com 603 Ridge, Homewood, IL (708) 206-1002

Frugal Muse Books Music and Movies: Used and new books, music, movies, and videogames. 10% off any USED item. 7511 Lemont Rd., #146,‎ Darien, IL (630) 427-1140 www.frugalmusebooks.com

Granite and Marble Resources: Importer of natural stone, mosaics, and countertops. $1,000 off on purchases of $2,000 or more, not including sales tax or delivery. www.maestromosaics.com
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 115, Chicago, IL (312) 670-4400

HeyTicketGuy.com: $50 discount toward any on-line purchase of theater, concert, or sporting event tickets (minimum 2 tickets/order). Enter discount Code: “WFMT.” Hey Ticket Guy, 211 Hilltop Lane, Sleepy Hollow, IL (888) 455-8499 www.heyticketguy.com

Joe’s Expert Auto Inc.: Import auto repair and service.10% off parts and labor, not applicable with any other offers, or dealer parts. www.jexpertauto.com
2740 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 862-6200

Karunya Rasa Revolutionary Facial Products:  All natural cosmetic sprays.  25% discount (free shipping) only with two or more orders. 
2140 North Clark Street, Suite 503, Chicago, IL (773) 698-7675 www.Motherearthfountainofyouth.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shen Shen Health and Harmony: 15% discount on acupuncture and massages. www.shenshenhealth.com
2764 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 935-4325

Shutan.com, Inc.: 15% off on transfer of movie film and VHS to DVD.  www.shutan.com
(847) 716-0213

Styl Shoe Store:  15% off on designer shoes for men and women. May not be combined with any other discount cards, coupons or special offers. www.stylshoestore.com
2949 North Broadway, Chicago, IL (773) 244-9369

The Suzuki-Orff School of Music: An engaging and relaxed approach to music education. Programs available for students ages 6 months – adult.10% off total tuition for one quarter for new students only.  www.suzukiorff.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