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.
Learn how your business can participate in the WFMT Fine Arts Circle Member Benefits Program.
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 2022-23 season. Visit https://www.baroque.org/Seasons/2022-2023 for concert information and to purchase tickets.
Use code WFMT2223 at checkout. Members can also call the Music of the Baroque box office at (312) 551-1414.
McAninch Arts Center: New Philharmonic “Tchaikovsky and Beethoven”
https://www.atthemac.org/ or call (630) 942-4000. (Use code WFMTMBR.)
17-year-old violinist Esme Arias-Kim, winner of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition, joins Maestro Kirk Muspratt and New Philharmonic for Tchaikovsky’s only violin concerto. The program also features a performance of Beethoven’s high-spirited and rhythmic Symphony No. 7, Op. 92 recognized as one of Beethoven’s best works.
Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 pm. 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn IL 60137.
Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest: Starting with the Romantics. Jay Friedman, conductor.
https://symphonyoprf.org/ or email [email protected] or call (708) 218-2648. (Two tickets for the price of one, or 2 tickets for $30 if WFMT subscriber and ordered online by September 30th using code: WFMT. Students through college are admitted free of charge.)
Join us as we celebrate the 150th and 200th birthdays of RACHMANINOFF and BRUCKNER Sunday, October 1, 4:00 pm. Thomas Pandolfi will play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. This award winning orchestra will also perform Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6.
A preconcert conversation will be held at 3:00 pm led by David Leehey and a reception follows the concert.
Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 pm. Concordia University Chapel in River Forest with free parking at 1124 Bonnie Brae Place, River Forest.
Chicago Philharmonic: Chicago Philharmonic presents Ryan Speedo Green
https://chicagophilharmonic.org/events/ryan-speedo-green/ or call the Harris Theater Box Office Phone: (312) 334-7777 (Please use code RSG20 to receive 20% off your ticket)
Chicago Philharmonic and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Scott Speck are thrilled to welcome two-time Grammy Award-winning bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green. In an epoch-spanning concert performance, Green sings selections from opera and musical masterworks with Chicago’s dynamic, musician-led orchestra at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Ryan Speedo Green has quickly established himself as an artist of international demand at the world’s leading opera houses. In the 2022-2023 season, Green performed his first leading role at the Metropolitan Opera starring as Emile Griffith in Terence Blanchard’s Champion. In addition, Green has had the honor of performing solo alongside esteemed orchestras such as the LA Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and The Met Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Having been awarded The Met’s prestigious Beverly Sills Artist Award for the second time this past year, Ryan Speedo Green has undeniably cemented his status as a rising star and a force to be reckoned with in the opera world.
“From his first moment onward, Ryan Speedo Green’s booming bass was simply a revelation…it grabs you and holds your attention with its richness and size.” – Opera Wire
Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 pm. Harris Theater of Music and Dance – 205 E Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601
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.
Mandala South Asian Performing Arts: The Jazz Yatra
(Use the following link for the WFMT discount: https://www.eventcombo.com/e/the-jazz-yatra-68742?discount=WFMT)
The Jazz Yatra blends diverse artistic lenses to bring a riveting story to light, depicting the elements of nature as symbolic of hope and resilience for humankind to renew and revive itself. Artistic direction is by Mandala Founder and Executive Artistic Director Pranita Nayar with choreography by Nejla Yatkin and an Indo-jazz score by acclaimed jazz guitarist Fareed Haque. A cast of nine Mandala dancers trained in various dance styles—East Asian, South Asian, Black American and Euro-Caucasian—perform this work together.
Friday, September 15, at 7:00 pm. Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville.
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