Member Benefits

February 2018

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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Bienen School of Music: Hidden Gems
(847) 467-4000 (Use code WFMT).
This program includes little known pieces of the early classical period; Bach’s Bassoon Concerto in B-flat, Haydn’s Il ritorno di Tobia and Symphony No. 33 in C Major.
Sunday, February 25 at 7:30 pm. Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.

Bienen School of Music: Joel Quarrington, double bass
(847) 467-4000 (Use code WFMT).
Double bassist Joel Quarrington is joined by pianist Peter Longworth in this recital.
Wednesday, February 7 at 7:30 pm. Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.

Bienen School of Music: Symphonic Wind Ensemble
(847) 467-4000 (Use code WFMT).
Repertoire includes Guy Woolfenden’s Suite francaise, Henri Tomasi’s Fanfares Liturgiques, Jan Sweelinck’s Variations on “Mein junges Leben hat ein End”, and Stanislow Skrowaczewski’s Music for Winds.
Friday, February 23 at 7:30 pm. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.

Chicago Philharmonic: Bows and Beasts
(312) 957-0000 (Use code WFMT).
Repertoire includes Saint-Saëns’s The Carnival of the Animals, accompanied by the playful poems of Ogden Nash, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins, and Leigh’s Concertino for Harpsichord and Strings.
Sunday, March 4 at 7:00 pm. Pick-Staiger Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.

Dominican University Performing Arts Center: Songbook-Steven Page and the Arts of Time Ensemble
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMT).
A brand new kind of Songbook—Steven Page, a founder and former lead of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies, joins Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, Page himself, and others.
Friday, February 16 at 7:30 pm. Dominican University Performing Arts Center, Lund Auditorium, 7900 West Division Street in Chicago. 

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC): Winter Choral and Orchestra Concert
(847) 926-9898 (Use code WFMT).
MYAC’s top Symphony Orchestra and choral ensembles come together for MYAC’s 25th Anniversary Season Winter Choral and Orchestra Concert. This concert features the winners of the 2017 Walgreens National Concerto Competition. Performance includes Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in c Minor, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto III, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5: Adagietto, and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe Suite No.2.
Sunday, February 25 at 6:00 pm. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.  

Music Institute of Chicago: Five at Twenty-Trio Settecento
(847) 905-1500 (Use code WFMT).
Trio Settecento (Rachel Barton Pine, John Mark Rozendaal, and David Schrader) celebrates 20 years of making music with an evening of sonatas drawn from Arcangelo Corelli’s Opus V of 1700.
Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. 

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians: 50% off Trios from the Heart
Purchase Tickets Online-Chicago or Evanston (Use code FEBFMT241).
Husband-and-wife duo Jeannie Yu and Stefan Kartman open the concert with a performance of Samuel Barber’s cello sonata, with its luscious melodies, dynamic rhythms, and rich harmonies. Janacek’s Sonata for violin and piano, composed on the eve of World War I, is marked by passionate emotional expression. Dvorak’s Dumky Trio is brooding and introspective, lightened by bursts of optimism and cheer.
Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm. St. James Cathedral, 65 East Huron Street in Chicago.
Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.              

 Southwest Symphony Orchestra: St. Patrick’s Day Jubilee
(708) 802-0686 (Use code WFMT).
Repertoire includes Irish Rhapsody No. 4 featuring the Cross Keys Irish Dancers.
Sunday, March 18 at 4:00 pm. Trinity Christian College, Ozinga Chapel, 6601 West College Drive in Palos Heights.

UChicago Presents: Schubert-Poetisches Tagebuch
(773) 702-2787 (Use code WFMT).
Lyric tenor ChristophPrégardien, making his Chicago debut, is joined by the outstanding collaborative pianist Julius Drake. Together they present an afternoon of poems by Ernst Schulze and others set to music by Franz Schubert.
Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 pm. Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street in Chicago.  

UChicago Presents: Comtemp—Jazz Double Bill
(773) 702-2787 (Use code WFMT).
The Contempo‐Jazz Double Bill returns, bringing leading composers and performers of both genres together on one program. Imani Winds, Ensemble Dal Piente, and pianist Daniel Pesca perform works by Marta Ptaszyńska, Reena Esmail, and Augusta Read Thomas, and pianist Craig Taborn delivers the jazz set.
Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street in Chicago.

Theater and Dance

Babes with Blades Theatre Company: The Good Fight
(773) 904-0391 (Use code WFMT).
The incredible true story from the struggle for women’s suffrage: the English suffragettes who learned jujutsu! For more information, visit
Thursday, January 17 through Saturday, February 17. City Lit Theater, 1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue in Chicago (on the 2nd floor of the Edgewater Presbyterian Church). 

Evanston Chamber Opera Company: For Those in Peril
(847) 869-9447 (Use code WFMT).
Based on a true event, this new work from Chicago composer Francis Lynch relates the tragic tale of two men stationed at a lighthouse 20 miles off the coast of Wales. They quarrel bitterly as a fierce storm descends and their wives anxiously await news of their husbands.
Friday, February 9 and 16 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, February 10 and 17 at 7:30 pm. Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln Street in Evanston.  

Chicago Opera Theatre: Elizabeth Cree
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMT).
This opera interweaves several narratives inspired by the killings of Jack the Ripper. The trial of Elizabeth Cree for the poisoning of her husband, John; a series of brutal murders detailed in John’s diary; and the spirited world of the English music hall. Historical luminaries like George Gissing, Den Leno, and Karl Marx all make appearances in this dark and thrilling world premiere.
Saturday, February 10 and Friday, February 16 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 pm. The Studebaker Theater, 410 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. 

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: Schiller’s Mary Stuart
(312) 595-5600 (Use code WFMT).
One will rule. One will fall. Two extraordinary women clash in a power play over the right to rule. Elizabeth
I, Queen of England, must decide the fate of her jailed cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, accused of treason.
After a single, clandestine meeting where both women’s ambitions are unmasked, the fate of two countries is decided.
Valid for tickets to any Tuesday through Friday evening performance February 21, 2018 though April 13, 2018. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s Courtyard Theatre, 800 East Grand Avenue in Chicago.  

ComedySportz Chicago
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMT).
Like your improvisation smart and your comedy for everyone aged 7 to 107? For more information about ComedySportz’s regular performances plus special shows six days a week, visit or call (773) 549-8080.
Valid Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, and Saturdays at 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 pm. ComedySportz Theater Chicago, 929 West Belmont Avenue in Chicago.  

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Doug Varone and Dancers
(312) 369-8330 (Use code 27278).
Doug Varone performs two solos that span his company’s history—one he created in 1987 and the other this past year, both set to Chopin’s Nocturnes, exploring the blur between pedestrian movement and pure dance, representing a look back and a look forward.
Thursday, February 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 pm. The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. 

Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre: Looking to the Future
(847) 673-6300 (Use code WFMT).
Looking to the Future premieres Alice. This solo focuses on the journeys women embark on when making the choice to “swallow” various ideals.
Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 pm. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie.  

Gene Siskel Film Center
Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office (WFMT members MUST bring membership card).
Gene Siskel Film Center will honor a $7 price per ticket for any February screening. For more information, visit
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.  

Lifeline Theatre: Anna Karenina
(773) 761-4477 (Use code WFMT).
As a wave of profound upheaval sweeps through Russian society, it is a time of impossible choices. Anna is torn between raising her cherished son and languishing in a lifeless marriage, or sacrificing everything to follow her lover Alexei into disgrace. Konstantin struggles to reconcile his existential torment with his enduring passion for Kitty. Innocents will suffer, hearts will be broken, and families will be torn apart as two couples learn that living truthfully is no simple thing.
Valid for Thursday and Friday 7:30 pm performances March 1, 2018 through April 6, 2018. Lifeline Theatre, 6912 North Glenwood Avenue in Chicago. 

Saint Sebastian Players: Hay Fever
Email (Mention WFMT).
Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with guests, novelist David Bliss and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own. A houseful of theatrics waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare.
Valid for Friday and Saturday 8:00 pm and Sunday 2:00 pm performances February 16, 2018 through March 11, 2018. St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey Parkway, at Marshfield just west of Ashland, 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
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 

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

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

Anderson Chiropractic, Ltd.:  Chiropractic clinic. Free consultation then, 20% discount on all services.  2105 W. Division St., Chicago, IL (773) 342-3221

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

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

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.
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) 869-944

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.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

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