Member Benefits

June 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 | Theater and Dance | Museums | Restaurants | Businesses and Services


Music

 
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians: A Soldier’s Tale, A Fiddler’s Tale
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code FMTFIDDLER19)
The season finale revisits Rembrandt’s acclaimed 2012 pairing of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat with A Fiddler’s Tale by Wynton Marsalis. Inspired by Stravinsky’s L’Histoire, A Fiddler’s Tale is a jazz suite that narrates the cautionary tale of a young female violinist who is lured into performing more commercialized music by the devil, a record executive with the initials B.Z.B. Rembrandt will be joined by Chicago-based comedian, author, and public radio personality Aaron Freeman for this special performance.
Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

Northwest Choral Society: Cherish the Ladies: America’s Great Women of Song
(224) 585-9127 (Use code WFMT)
This varied program will showcase signature songs by some of America’s great ladies of popular song — singers and singer-songwriters — from the early days of jazz to contemporary folk, country and pop. Expect songs that became hits for Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Whitney Houston, Carole King, The Wailin’ Jennys and so many more. www.nwchoralsociety.org. Pre-concert chat at 7:00 pm.
Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 pm. Our Lady of the Brook Catholic Church, 3700 Dundee Road in Northbrook.

Theater and Dance

 
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater: Flamenco Passion
(847) 673-6300 (Use code WFMT)
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, presents Flamenco Passion, part of the American Spanish Dance and Music Festival. Featuring the full company as well as guest artists Carmela Greco, Carlos Rodriguez and Jose Barrios, the festival will feature new and beloved company works in the Flamenco, classical, folkloric, and contemporary dance and music styles of Spain. Visit ensembleespanol.org for more information.
Friday June 14 and Saturday 15 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday June 16 at 3:00 pm. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie.

TimeLine Theatre: Too Heavy for Your Pocket
(773) 281-8463 (Use code WFMT)
From the playwright Jiréh Breon Holder comes this soul-stirring tale about family, faith, and the price of progress at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. More information at timelinetheatre.com.
Weekday performances (Wednesday – Friday), now playing through June 29. TimeLine Theatre, 615 West Wellington Avenue 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 June screening (instead of 2 for 1). For more information, including Czech That Film, a wide-ranging sampler of Czech Popular cinema from June 7 to July 2, visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.

Saint Sebastian Players: 10-Minute Play Festival
Email tickets@saintsebastianplayers.org (Mention WFMT)
The second annual 10-Minute Play Festival features seven works by Chicago-area playwrights on topics including office politics, the meaning of “normal,” what it’s like to have your own chorus for a day, soapbox speechifying and political tolerance, a “post-Apocalyptic” birthday celebration, a student-teacher test score discussion, and a parents’ night out gone wrong.
June 20-10, Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey (enter on Marshfield), in Chicago.

Pivot Arts: Seventh Annual Pivot Arts Festival
Email: marketing@pivotarts.org (Mention WFMT)
Pivot Arts, which celebrates innovative, multidisciplinary performance, presents the seventh annual Pivot Arts Festival, including five world premieres combining theatre, dance, music, storytelling, poetry and more. Among the events, TRIA Theatre presents Gilgamesh and Enkidu by Ahmed Moneka (U.S. debut), Jesse LaVercombe and Seth Bockley: June 7 at 7:00 pm., June 8 at 3:00 pm, and June 9 at 6:00 pm at the Edge Off Broadway, 1133 West Catalpa. For more information, dates, and performances, visit pivotarts.org/festival.

Museums

 
Glessner House: A Walk Through Time
Purchase Tickets Online (20% off, instead of 2 for 1, Use code WFMT)
Tour the interiors of six privately owned landmark homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District, in addition to Glessner House. Also included on the tour is the stunning Arts and Crafts sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church with its collection of Tiffany windows. Following the tour, join a private reception at Glessner House featuring live jazz music, appetizers, and a silent auction that includes Chicago memorabilia, antiques, and collectibles, and tickets to a variety of Chicago experiences. More information at glessnerhouse.org.
Sunday, June 9 at 1:00 pm. 1800 South Prairie Avenue in Chicago.

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

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

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

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

Tre Kronor Restaurant (773) 267-9888
Swedish/Norwegian (+Fri., Sat.)
www.trekronorrestaurant.com
$10 off when you spend $40
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

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

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

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.org 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. www.chicagophotoclasses.com. 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 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

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 www.westgateflowers.com