The following arts organizations are offering WFMT members TWO TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE FULL-PRICE TICKET unless otherwise noted. Offers are limited to one episode or pair of tickets per event on an “as available” basis. Not all organizations accept payment by credit card. Offers may not be combined with any other discounts or offers, are not applicable to previously purchased tickets, and allow no refunds or exchanges. Some restrictions may apply.
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Please contact the organizations directly for information about their current health and safety guidelines.
WFMT members can get 2 for 1 tickets to any Music of the Baroque performance at the Harris Theater during the 2023-24 season. Visit https://www.baroque.org/23-24 for concert information and to purchase tickets.
Use code WFMT2324 at checkout. Members can also call the Music of the Baroque box office at (312) 551-1414.
Chicago Opera Theater: The Nose
Call 312-704-8414 with code WFMTB1G1
You might like this if… You’re a fan of The Onion or Monty Python, Gogol and Dostoyevsky are your jam, or the clowns in politics tick you off
The ~Vibe~ Political Satire, Dark Comedy, Anti-Authoritarianism
Shostakovich’s absurdist masterpiece makes its long anticipated Chicago debut in a new production by legendary director Francesca Zambello. Kovalyov wakes up one morning to discover his nose has not only taken on a life of its own, but is a high-ranking government official. Kovalyov chases his nose around the streets of St. Petersburg in a hilarious series of events, encountering many quirky characters along the way. With an electrifying avant-garde score by legendary Russian composer Dmitiri Shostakovich, it is sure to appeal to your scents of humor.
Friday, December 8 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 pm. Harris Theater of Music and Dance – 205 E Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians: Holiday Baroque
Call (872) 395-1754 or visit https://www.rembrandtchambermusicians.org/tickets-and-events/ (Use code WFMT2324)
Flute, piccolo, archlute, trumpet, and violin solos share center stage with soprano showstoppers in the newest edition of Rembrandt’s cherished annual tradition, Holiday Baroque. Featuring festive works by Handel, Vivaldi, and Bach alongside lesser-known gems by Alessandro Marcello and William Corbett, Holiday Baroque is sure to fill you with the spirit of the season!
ARTISTS: Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano; Jennifer Gunn, flute and piccolo; Ryan Berndt, trumpet; Brandon Acker, archlute; Stephen Alltop, harpsichord; Eoin Andersen, violin; John Macfarlane, violin; Carol Cook, viola; Calum Cook, cello; Ian Hallas, bass
HANDEL: “Let the Bright Seraphim” in D Major, from Samson
VIVALDI: Trio Sonata in C Major, RV 82
HANDEL: “Gloria” in B-flat, HWV deest
MARCELLO: Oboe Concerto in D Minor, arranged for piccolo
CORBETT: Sonata No. 5 E Major, Op. 3
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Friday, December 1 at 8:00 pm – Epiphany Arts, 201 S Ashland Avenue, Chicago
Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 pm – Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston
The Orion Ensemble: Powerful Masterpieces
(630) 628-9591 (Use code WFMT subject to availability, on $30 tickets)
For “Powerful Masterpieces,” Orion welcomes guest violist Stephen Boe and guest violinist Mathias Tacke. Two 20th century composers have works on the program: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, with Moorish Dance for Piano, Op. 55 (1904) and Quintet in F-sharp minor for Clarinet and String Quartet, Op. 10, and Dmitri Shostakovich, with Selected Preludes for Piano, Op. 34 (1932–33) and Quintet in G minor for String Quartet and Piano, Op. 57 (1940).
Sunday, November 26 at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm. PianoForte Studios, 1335 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Sunday, December 3 at 7:00 pm. New England Congregational Church, 406 W Galena Boulevard, Aurora
Music Institute of Chicago: Matthew Hagle: Ripples in Time and Music
(847) 448-8326 (Use code WFMT for a two-for-one discount on preferred or standard tickets, subject to availability, must reserve in advance.)
Hagle presents a musical essay exploring the way one piece of music can reverberate through multiple times and cultures. Bach’s C Major Prelude (featured in the 2023 film Tar) acts as a point of departure for a journey that spans some of the most beloved masterpieces of the piano repertoire, including works by Adams, Debussy, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, Ravel, Bartok, and Schumann.
Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall. 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.
St. Charles Singers: Candlelight Carols 2023
https://stcharlessingers.com/ or (630) 513-5272 (Use code WFMT)
Don’t miss St. Charles Singers’ well-loved welcome to the Yuletide season. The choir looks forward to a first-time collaboration with the *Millar Brass Ensemble, creating a beautiful blend of voices and brass that is perfect for performing holiday music.
* (pronounced mill-ARE)
Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm. St. Michael Catholic Church, 310 S Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
Chicago Opera Theater: Book of Mountains and Seas
COT.org or call 312-704-8414 with code WFMTB1G1
You might like this if… Jim Henson was your childhood idol, Chinese folk music and folk tales enchant you, or you enjoy contemporary works presented in a nontraditional way
The ~Vibe~ Stunning tableaux, environmentally conscious, immersive soundscape
Presented in partnership with the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, Book of Mountains and Seas examines our modern day relationship with the natural world. Four Fables centered around the creation and destruction of the earth are uniquely told by a company of 12 singers, two percussionists, and six puppeteers with staging by celebrated puppeteer Basil Twist. Huang Ruo’s vibrant and inventive score, which draws inspiration from Chinese folk music, breathes new life into the ancient stories. This powerful and extraordinary work will challenge the way you interact with nature and the environment.
Friday, January 26, 2024 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 3:00 pm. 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Music Institute of Chicago: Tammy McCann and musicians: “A Jazz Christmas”
(847) 448-8326 (Use code WFMT for a two-for-one discount on preferred or standard tickets, subject to availability, must reserve in advance.)
Jazz vocalist Tammy McCann assembles an all-star ensemble, including John McClean, guitar; Tom Vaitsas, piano; Sam Jewell, drums; John Sutton, bass; the TRIIO quartet; and a lush string orchestra, led by Music Institute Conductor-in-Residence Jim Setapen, with string arrangements by Arcoiris Sandoval. Audiences will experience a bluesy, soulful journey through Christmas classics and seasonal favorites, including “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Let It Snow,” and more.
Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.
Theater and Dance
The Gene Siskel Film Center offers WFMT members $7 tickets year round for all films, unless otherwise noted here. Only available for purchases made in person, present your WFMT membership card at the time of purchase, one discount ticket per membership card.
Hyde Park School of Dance: The Nutcracker
https://hydeparkdance.org/nutcracker-tickets (Click Purchase Online, select Tickets, enter code WFMT for 2-for-1 on $35 tickets)
Celebrating 30 years of training, performance, and community, Hyde Park School of Dance presents this holiday classic featuring more than 200 dancers and staged by HPSD Founding Artistic Director August Tye, longtime ballet mistress for Lyric Opera of Chicago, along with 11 choreographers. HPSD takes a spin on the classic show with a narrated production throughout the 75 minutes, while adding genres such as tap and acro dance. Also special to this production is a breakdance battle to showcase the range of dance genres the school offers while sending a message of peace—instead of battling with swords, mice and soldiers tap into the power of hip hop to work out their differences through creative self-expression.
Friday, December 8 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, December 9 at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm, and Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 pm. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th Street, Chicago.
Please contact the organizations below before visiting to confirm opening times and the current availability of the offer.
Glessner House: 2 for 1 Tours
Call (312) 326-1480 to reserve space (mention WFMT)
This 75-minute docent led tour will explore the Gilded Age mansion of the Glessner family, designed in 1885-1886 by architect Henry Hobson Richardson. It is now a National Historic Landmark and has been fully restored with most of its original furnishings. glessnerhouse.org
Tours offered Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm, year round except major holidays. Advance reservation required.
Glessner House, 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 10 am-4 pm, 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. 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 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, 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
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 [email protected]
Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 am-4 pm, 2249 West Superior St., Chicago, IL
Please contact the restaurants below before visiting to confirm opening times and the current availability of the offer.
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.
Café Marbella (773) 853-0128
Spanish tapas and cuisine
20% off bill on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights only.
5527 North Milwaukee, 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
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.
1635 Chicago 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.)
$10 off when you spend $40
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
Please contact the businesses below before visiting to confirm opening times and the current availability of the offer.
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: You will receive 5% off loose GIA natural diamonds with the purchase of a custom mounting. In addition, upon making your purchase, we will immediately send a donation to WFMT because we wish to help ensure classical music remains accessible to WFMT listeners.www.bestfriendsdiamonds.com.By private consultation. Please call Karla Lewis, Gemologist (GIA), Diamond and Custom Jewelry Expert, (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
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
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
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
Northwest Nordic Ski Club: Complimentary membership for first year (new members). Submit online application form/waiver and mention WFMT. www.nwnordicskiclub.com | PO Box 5, Arlington Heights, IL 60006 | (847) 239-2879.
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, 10 am – 6 pm. 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
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.chimemusic.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