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Member Benefits | September 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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Lake Forest Symphony: Haydn and Brahms 
(847) 295-2135 (use code WFMT).
Maestro Vladimir Kulenovic continues our odyssey of early symphonies, conducting Haydn’s Symphony No. 2 from the harpsichord in eighteenth-century style. The program includes Haydn: Symphony No. 2; Saint-Saëns:  Concerto No. 3 for Violin and Orchestra, and Brahms: Symphony No. 2.
Saturday, September 5th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, September 6th at 2:00 pm. James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 West Washington Street, Graylake, IL 60030.

Music Institute of Chicago: Name That Tune: Classical Gems with Memorable Monikers
(847) 905-1500 ext. 108 (use code WFMT).
Members of the Music Institute’s faculty, now numbering more than 150, perform classical favorites that have become known by their musical nicknames. The program to date includes Haydn’s Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2 “Quinten”; Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn (St. Anthony of Padua’s Sermon to the Fish); Chopin’s Étude Op. 10, No. 12 in C Minor “Revolutionary” and Étude Op. 25, No. 1 in A Flat Major “Aeolian Harp”; Telemann’s “Paris Quartet” No. 1 in D Major TWV 43; Shchedrin’s The House of Ice; Vivaldi’s Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 8, RV 297 “L’inverno” (Winter); and more. For more information visit
Saturday, September 19th at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL 60201.

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: Between Heaven and Earth – Through a Child’s Eyes
(847) 272-0755 (use code WFMT).
Three short works, At the Cradle, Wedding Day and Last Spring by Grieg representing the stages of life on earth – birth, youth, and old age – serve as a prelude to Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 G Major. Preconcert lecture delivered by Mr. Jim Kendros at 2:30 pm.
Sunday, October 11th at 4:00 pm. The Sheely Center for the Performing Arts is located on the campus of Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 60062.

The Orion Ensemble: French and German Tapestries
(630) 628-9591 (use code WFMT).
The program also includes three works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—Divertimento in E-flat Major for String Trio, K. 563,  Fantasy in C Minor for Piano, K. 396, and Trio (Kegelstatt) in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K. 498; and Gabriel Fauré’s Quartet in C Minor for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Op. 15. For more information visit
Sunday, September 20th at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street in Geneva; Sunday, October 4th at 7:30 pm at Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston; and Wednesday, October 7th at 7:30 pm at the PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Rembrandt Chamber Players: The Winds of Fall
Purchase tickets here (use code 241FMTSEPT).
The new season of the Rembrandt Chamber Players starts with The Winds of Fall. The program will include Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K. 452; Beethoven: String Trio in G major, Op. 9, No. 1, and Thuille: Sextet for Piano and Woodwind Quintet, Op.6.  
Sunday, September, 27th at 3:00 pm at Nichols Concert Hall – Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 and Monday, September 28th at 7:30 pm at PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60605

Theater and Dance

American Blues Theater: The Rainmaker
$10 Off Select Performances here (use code WFMT).
Plain and hardworking Lizzie Curry finds herself falling, against her better judgement, for a traveler who promises to bring rain to her family’s ever-dry Midwest town. Featuring Joseph Jefferson Award winner Steve Key (Starbuck) and Joseph Jefferson Award nominee Linsey Page Morton (Lizzie).
Valid for Friday evening performances through September 25th; subject to availability. Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614.

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. Subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers. Blackout dates may apply. Apollo Theater 2540 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614.

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 special events, visit 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. ComedySportz Theater Chicago, 929 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657.

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
(312) 369-8330 (use code 21748).
Stephen Petronio Company (SPC) presents the first full incarnation of its Bloodlines project, “an initiative to honor an incomparable lineage of American postmodern masters.” For more information, visit
Valid on all performances, October 1st through 3rd at 7:30 pm. The Dance Center, 1306 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605.

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 September screening. For more information, visit
Valid from Friday, September 4th through Thursday, October 1st. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60601.

Lifeline Theatre: Miss Buncle’s Book 
(773)761-4477 (Use code WFMT)
Barbara Buncle is just an ordinary, unassuming spinster passing an unremarkable existence in the sleepy village of Silverstream. But when the Great Depression wipes out her nest egg, she tries her hand at writing and publishes a novel – under an assumed name – about her quaint hometown and the oddball characters that inhabit it. When the book becomes a surprise bestseller and her neighbors’ foibles are thrust into the national spotlight, Miss Buncle must navigate a madcap storm of accusations, rivalries, and romances. A look at life imitating art and art imitating life, in a world premiere adaptation of the 1934 novel by D.E. Stevenson.
Valid for Thursday and Friday 7:30 pm performances, September 24 through October 30; subject to availability. Lifeline Theatre, 6912 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626.

Main Street Opera: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
(224) 746-1615 (use code WFMTMB).
A young geisha gives up everything for a dashing American in Puccini's opera of hope, determination and ultimate sacrifice. For more information, visit
Friday, September 11th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, September 13th at 2:00 pm. Forest View Education Center Theatre, 2121 South Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.
Saturday, September 19th at 6:00 pm at St. Johns Cantius, 825 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60642.

New Philharmonic: Heavenly Bodies of Holst
(630) 942-4000 (use code WFMT).
Travel to the stars with Gustav Holst’s The Planets accompanied by a series of short films created by Emmy-nominated astronomer, visual artist and co-founder of KV265, (Science Through Music Project) Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado. Your musical trip to outer space is guided by captain Kirk Muspratt.
Saturday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 4th at 3 pm. McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.

Porchlight Music Theatre: Side Show or (773) 327-5252 (use code WFMT).
Side Show is based on the true-life stories of the legendary Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, and their search for love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight of public opinion. Set against the backdrop of 1920s and '30s show business, Side Show blends the worlds of carnival, vaudeville and Hollywood glamour in a story of humanity.
Valid for performance September 11th through September 14th and Thursday, September 17th and 24th; subject to availability. Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657.

TimeLine Theatre: The Price
(773) 281-8463 x6 (Use code WFMT).
This classic play is about the legacy of the past and the price of life’s choices. For more information, visit
Valid for Wednesday through Friday performances only. TimeLine Theatre, 615 West Wellington Avenue, 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

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 

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

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

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