Member Benefits

April 2019

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 of the Baroque: Hot Coffee – Bach & Haydn
Purchase Tickets Online (Use WFMTCOFFEE at checkout)
Jane Glover serves up a rich brew of Bach and Haydn, including Bach’s delightfully whimsical Coffee Cantata with soprano Joélle Harvey and energetic Orchestral Suite No. 2. Two symphonies by Haydn—the crackling Fire and the contemplative Philosopher—add a dash of Classical flavor.
Monday, April 1 at 7:30 pm. Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph in Chicago.

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players: Pinot and Piano concert
(312) 957-0000 or online (Use code QUARTET)
Indulge at City Winery with lush beverages, delicious food and the radiant beauty of two piano quartets: Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E flat Major and Turina’s Piano Quartet in A Minor.
Sunday, April 28 at 12:00 pm. City Winery Chicago, 1200 West Randolph Street in Chicago.

UChicago: Atalante
(773) 702-2787 or online (Use code WFMTMBR)
With sumptuous costumes and breathtaking music, the British consort Atalante paints a portrait in poetry and music of John Milton’s decadent sojourn through Rome. More information at
Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 pm. Logan Center, 915 East 60th Street in Chicago.

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: Celebrate America Classics!
(847) 272-0755 (Mention WFMT)
A festive potpourri of Americana, and a dazzling tribute to the American popular spirit-its stirring anthems, sentimental folk songs, and exuberant dances! The NSO welcomes the New Tradition Chorus to celebrate Gershwin-Porgy and Bess, Riegger-Dance Rhythms, Tucci-La Bamba di Vera Cruz, and Traditional-Battle Hymn of the Republic and The Streets of Laredo. Pre-concert lecture at 2:30 pm. More information at
Sunday, April 7 at 4:00 pm. The Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road in Northbrook.

Music Institute of Chicago: Lionel Hampton Birthday Celebration
(800) 838-3006 (mention WFMT)
The Music Institute of Chicago presents guest artists and members of its Jazz Studies faculty in a celebration of the late American vibraphonist and bandleader Lionel Hampton on what would have been his 111th birthday. Performers include jazz vibraphonist, composer and bandleader Joe Locke; jazz vocalist and artist-in-residence Tammy McCann; and vibraphonist Thaddeus Tukes, along with members of the Music Institute’s Jazz Studies faculty.
Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

UChicago: Rachel Baron Pine, violin, and Jory Vinikour, harpsichord
(773) 702-2787 or online (Use code WFMTMBR)
Baroque violinist Rachel Barton Pine, noted for her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and joy in music-making, is joined by early music star harpsichordist Jory Vinikour in a program of Bach’s most famous chamber music works.
Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm. Logan Center, 915 East 60th Street in Chicago.

UChicago: Chicago Symphony Winds
(773) 702-2787 or online (Use code WFMTMBR)
Members of the Chicago Symphony’s illustrious wind section perform some of the most glorious wind ensemble music ever written: Strauss’ Serenade in E-flat Major, Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor, and Gounod’s Petite Symphonie.
Saturday, April 27 at 3:00 pm. Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street in Chicago.

St. Charles Singers: Victorian Flourish
Purchase Tickets Online (use code WFMT)
The choral concert celebrates an age of musical abundance. The program includes Claude Debussy, Felix Mendelssohn, Horatio Parker, Charles Wood and more. It concludes with Hubert H. Parry’s I was Glad When They Said Unto Me, the 1911 version, and the Singers will sing the Vivats!
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm. St. Michael Church, 310 South Wheaton Avenue in Wheaton.
Sunday, April 28, 3:00 pm. Baker Church, 307 Cedar Avenue in St. Charles.

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra: Draw Me a Sheep
Purchase Tickets Online (Search: Draw Me a Sheep; Use code WFMT)
EYSO’s 43rd season draws inspiration from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous quote in The Little Prince, “What is essential is invisible to the eye,” and explores the powerful ways that art makes us see what matters most about our humanity. The April concert features Brass Choir and Youth Symphony in collaboration with Experimental Opera Ensemble, Focus Group LLC.
Saturday April 6 at 7:00 pm. Blizzard Theater at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin.

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: Celebrate Romanticism!
(847) 272-0755 (Mention WFMT)
The splendor of Glazunov and the tuneful, rustic joys of Dvorak serve a prelude to the majestic sweep of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a monumental, 4-movement “Symphony for Piano and Orchestra.” This performance marks the first appearance of renowned pianist Susan Merdinger with the NSO. Pre-concert lecture at 2:30 pm. More information at
Sunday, May 5 at 4:00 pm. The Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road in Northbrook.

Chicago Master Singers: Dvorak: Requiem
(877) 825-5267 or online (Use code WFMT)
With the Ars Viva Symphony. Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano Klaus Georg, tenor; Gerard Sundberg, bass-baritone Alan Heatherington, conductor. Chicago Master Singers is a 100-voice auditioned chorus under the direction of Alan Heatherington. There will be a pre-concert talk one hour prior to the concert.
Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 28 at 7:00 pm. Divine Word Chapel at Techny, 2001 Waukegan Road in Techny,

Theater and Dance

Chicago Opera Theater: Moby Dick
312-704-8414 or online (Use code WFMT)
Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s grand American epic arrives in Chicago on the heels of performances in Utah, Pittsburgh, and San Jose. Based on Herman Melville’s magnum opus, the opera brings the perilous adventures of the Pequod to the stage. Captain Ahab gathers a crew on his quest for revenge on the legendary whale that cost him a leg. Set in real time, the sprawling novel comes to life on the operatic stage. Featuring a sprawling chorus and massive orchestra, Moby-Dick is an epic feat of musical storytelling. This thrilling tale of adventure, passion, and vengeance is a not-to-be-missed event.
Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 pm (A-D Level Seating). The Harris Theater for Music & Dance, 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago.

Saint Sebastian Players: Love, Loss and What I Wore
Email (Mention WFMT)
Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, writers/directors of such films as You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, Love, Loss and What I Wore is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces that cover all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying first bras, mothers, hating purses and why women wear only black. Though the play is often presented with cast members sitting on stools and reading the script, SSP offers a fully staged production of this bittersweet look at women, clothes and memory.
April 26–May 19, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey, at Marshfield just west of Ashland, in Chicago.

Lifeline Theatre: The Man Who Was Thursday
(773) 761-4477 (Use code WFMT)
A shadowy cabal of anarchists has risen in London and Scotland Yard is determined to bring them down. When Gabriel Syme joins the undercover detail tasked with infiltrating the anarchists’ operations, he soon finds himself sitting on their Supreme Council with the code name “Thursday.” But, as Syme unearths the Council’s true nature, it becomes clear that no one in this battle between law and chaos is as they seem, and that Scotland Yard may have created the very problem they’re trying to solve. Challenge all assumptions and uncover the truth in this absorbing adaptation of the 1908 satire by G. K. Chesterton.
Valid for Thursday and Friday 7:30pm performances, February 28 through April 5; subject to availability; Lifeline Theatre, 6912 North Glenwood Avenue in Chicago.

Refuge Theatre Project: Hands on a Hardbody: The Musical
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMT)
Ten contestants. Four days. One truck. Inspired by true events chronicled by the documentary of the same name, this 3-time Tony-nominated and infused with a “fresh root-rock vibe”, Hands on a Hardbody is a hilarious, hard-fought contest where only one winner can drive away with the American dream.
March 15 through April 27 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 8:00 pm. Preston Bradley Center Mason Hall, 941 West Lawrence Avenue, Fourth Floor, in Chicago.

Gene Siskel Film Center
Tickets are available for purchase in person only at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office (mention code WFMT or bring membership card)
Gene Siskel Film Center will honor a $7 price per ticket for any April screening (instead of 2 for 1). For more information, visit
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.

Dominican University Performing Arts Center: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised].
(708) 488-5000 or online (Use code WFMT)
All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. It was London’s longest-running comedy, having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! The show has been seen at the Kennedy Center, Off-Broadway, and from sea to shining sea. Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild and memorable ride that leaves audiences breathless and helpless with laughter.
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm. Lund Auditorium, 7900 Division Street in River Forest.


Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture: 2-for-1 Museum Admission (773) 582-6500
Founded in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, the Balzekas Museum is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture. The Museum celebrates the notable achievements of Lithuanian Americans, the Lithuanian nation, and Lithuanian communities world wide. For more information on the museum and exhibits, visit
Daily 10am-4pm, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL                                            

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

Museum of Contemporary Photography: 20% off on publications (312) 369-7794 (Use Code WFMT)
Enjoy 20% off of publication purchases. Founded by Columbia College Chicago in 1984, the museum collaborates with artists, photographers, communities, and institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. MoCP offers publications by internationally recognized artists in their museum shop as well as online. For more information, visit
600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

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

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

Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago: 2-for-1 Museum Admission (312) 421-8020
The Ukrainian National Museum was founded in 1952 as the Ukrainian Museum and Archive. The Museum collections include artifacts of traditional folk arts, such as embroidery, costumes, weavings and wood and metal inlays as well as musical instruments, household utensils, souvenir materials from the Soviet Union, and artwork by Ukrainian immigrants. For more information on the museum and exhibits, visit
Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am-4pm, 2249 West Superior St., Chicago, IL


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

Alex’s Washington Gardens (847) 432-0309
Italian restaurant and pizzeria.
15% off on total food bill (not valid on holidays)
256 Green Bay Road, Highwood, IL

Café Marbella (773) 853-0128
Spanish tapas and cuisine
20% off bill on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights only.
5527 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

Feast Restaurant & Bar (773) 772-7100
American fusion with global influences
Offer valid for one time use only; must show member card to redeem offer.
1616 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL;
25 East Delaware, Chicago, IL 

Isla Pilipina (773) 271-2988
Buy one entree and get another of equal or lesser value for free.
2501 W Lawrence Ave, Unit D, Chicago, IL

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

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

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

Prairie Moon (847) 864-8328
Regional American “Good lookin’ scratch cookin’!”
15% discount for the entire meal (Lunch/Dinner). Valid only for WFMT card holders, not the entire party.
1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 

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

Tre Kronor Restaurant (773) 267-9888
Swedish/Norwegian (+Fri., Sat.)
3258 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL

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

Businesses and Services

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

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

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. 3860 North 25th Avenue (312) 866-9760

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. (872) 529-2272

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

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.org_) 1148 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL (312) 738-2646 

Westgate Flowers: Retail florist. 10% discount for in-store purchases and phone delivery orders from our shop. (excludes “FTD” wireout orders) 841 S. Oak Park, Oak Park, IL (708) 386-0072