Member Benefits

November 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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University of Chicago Presents: Vision String Quartet
(773) 702-2787 or Purchase tickets online (Use code WFMTMBR)
The innovative young string quartet from Berlin, performing entirely from memory, makes their Chicago debut in a program that ranges from dazzling counterpoint to post‐war exuberance. Works by Haydn, Grazyna Bacewicz, and Schumann.
Friday, November 8 at 7:30 pm. Mandel Hall, 1131, East 57th Street in Chicago.

University of Chicago Presents: Tenebrae
(773) 702-2787 or Purchase tickets online (Use code WFMTMBR)
The award‐wining choir Tenebrae performs British composer Joby Talbot’s stunning cantata, Path of Miracles that chronicles the grueling journey along the Camino de Santiago, an ancient Christian pilgrimage route in Spain. The program begins with Owain Parks’ Footsteps, written as a companion piece to Path of Miracles, where Tenebrae is joined by the Presto Ensemble of the Hyde Park Chicago Children’s Choir.
Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago.

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra: Time. Space. Energy. Music in Motion.
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMT20)
You’re invited to join EYSO for its first Youth Symphony concert of the 2019/20 season – Time. Space. Energy – Music in Motion. The concert will show case how EYSO students are experiencing the physicality of music and learning to deepen their understanding through techniques like Dalcroze. Highlights from this concert include Youth Symphony tackling Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 alongside Strauss’ Overture to Die Fledermaus and Debussy’s Nocturnes.
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7pm. Elgin Community College, Blizzard Theater, 1700 Spartan Drive, Building H in Elgin

Chicago Philharmonic: REUNION: Beethoven 3
Purchase Tickets Online or call (312) 957-0000 (Use code WFMT50)
Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his revolutionary Symphony No. 3 and lyrical, Romantic Violin Concerto featuring violin virtuoso David Perry, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Scott Speck, and the Chicago Philharmonic. Offer valid for Premium and A Reserve tickets with the code WFMT.
Sunday, November 17 at 3:00pm. North Shore Center for the Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie.

Chicago Philharmonic’s Chicago Phil Chamber: Cabernet, Clarinet, and Strings.
(312) 957-0000 or Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMT)
Enjoy stunning Romantic clarinet quintets by Antonin Dvorak and Carl Maria von Weber while enjoying the award-winning wines of City Winery and buffet brunch. Ticket prices do not include food and drink which are sold separately.
November 24 at 12:00 pm. City Winery Chicago, 1200 W Randolph Street in Chicago.

Chicago Opera Theater: Everest/Aleko
(312) 704-8414 or Purchase tickets online (Use code WFMTBOGO)
Over 150 choristers join a full orchestra onstage to bring Talbot and Scheer’s critically acclaimed Everest, based on the true story of a team of climbers set out to summit the monolithic mountain; and Rachmaninov’s beautiful Aleko, where a Russian society man and his fiercely independent lover are faced with a choice: adapt to a new life together or face tragic consequences, to Chicago for the first time. Valid for all A thru D level pricing (excluding A+).
Saturday November 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 pm. Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago.

The Orion Ensemble: 27th Season.
(630) 628-9591 (Must call in advance and use code WFMT).
The Orion Ensemble continues its 27th season with a program of less-frequently heard repertoire, including Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s Chronies (1981), a work for bass clarinet and percussion featuring percussionist/marimbist Josh Graham. Performances, which also feature guest violist Stephen Boe, also include Bernhard Crusell’s Clarinet Quartet in C minor, Op. 4; Frank Bridge’s Phantasie in F-sharp minor for piano quartet, H. 94 (1910); and Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898.
Sunday, November 10 at 7:00 pm. New England Congregational Church, 406 West Galena Boulevard in Aurora.
Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 pm. The PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Sunday, November 17 at 7:30 pm. Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians: Holiday Baroque
(872) 395-1754 or Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTHOLIDAYBAROQUE)
Rembrandt’s annual Holiday Baroque concert is a tradition that signals the start of the holiday season. Against the glorious backdrop of the stained glass windows in Northwestern University’s Alice Millar Chapel, Rembrandt will perform some of the season’s most beautiful music by Bach, Handel, and Telemann. Kick off the holidays with a magnificent musical gift! J.S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Shout for joy to God in all lands), BWV 51, Concerto for oboe and violin in C Minor, BWV 1060R, HANDEL: Organ Concerto in F Major, op. 4, no. 4, and TELEMAN: Viola Concerto in G Major.
December 8th, 2019 7:30 pm. Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan Road in Evanston.

Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest: Romantic Vision
(708) 218-2648 (Use code WFMT)
Jay Friedman, conductor. Bruckner Symphony No. 3, Rheinberger Organ Concerto No. 2, Melody Turner, organ.
Sunday December 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Concordia University Chapel, 1124 North Bonnie Brae Place in River Forest.

Music of the Baroque: Bach and the Italians
(312) 551-1414 or Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTITALIANS)
Eighteenth-century Italy was a vibrant source of musical inspiration. Nicholas Kraemer leads the Music of the Baroque orchestra in a colorful program showcasing the genius of the Italian Baroque—and our own principal players—including Marcello’s gorgeous Concerto for oboe and Vivaldi’s triumphant Concerto for 2 trumpets. Concertos for 2 and 3 violins by J. S. Bach show just how far—and how loudly—Italian influence resonated.
Monday, November 25, at 7:30 pm. Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph Drive in Chicago. 

Chicago Master Singers: Light Eternal
(877) 825-5267 or Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMT).
Schubert: Mass in G, Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna, Faure: Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, With the Ars Viva Orchestra. Chicago Master Singers is a 100-voice auditioned chorus under the direction of Alan
Heatherington. Pre-concert talk by Kurt Hansen one hour prior to the concert.
Friday, November 8 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 10 at 7:00 pm. Divine Word Chapel at Techny, 2001 Waukegan Road in Techny.

Theater and Dance

Mandala South Asian Performing Arts: Story of Ram, A Holiday Spectacle.
(312) 212-3422 (Use code WFMT)
Against a backdrop of intricate and lively shadow puppetry (Wayang Kulit), this modern dance theatre piece (in celebration of the Indian holiday of Diwali) reworks the ancient epic Ramayana, a classic tale that spans across cultures. Movement artists from Bali and representing other cultures tell the story using the entire body—hand gestures, complex footwork, and facial expressions—to recreate multi-headed creatures, talking animals, boastful demons, and other characters. The performers include Mandala’s professionally trained ensemble members alongside pre-professional dancers from its education program. For more information about Mandala, visit
Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 pm. Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building, 410 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. 

Saint Sebastian Players: Our Town
Email (use code WFMT)
The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) open the company’s 2019–20 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town by Thornton Wilder. A sweet yet poignant drama that is a microcosm of the life cycle, Our Town portrays the everyday lives of the citizens of the fictional American town Grover’s Corners, holding up a mirror to early 20th century life that still speaks volumes of truths about the way we live today.
October 25 to November 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. SSP’s home in the lower level of St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey in Chicago.

Gene Siskel Film Center: 2 for 1 tickets
Take you WFMT membership card to purchase tickets in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office. Visit Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in November. For more information visit
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.

Northlight Theater: The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley (TUESDAY through FRIDAY performances only)
(847) 673-6300 or Purchase tickets online (use code NLWFMT)
An original holiday sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice! While the Bennets and Darcys are celebrating upstairs, the servants below stairs find themselves in the midst of a holiday scandal. Lydia’s ne’er-do-well husband Mr. Wickham has arrived, and it is up to the loyal housekeeper, footman, and new maid to keep the festivities running smoothly without revealing the unwelcome guest. As secrets start to spiral out of control, the residents of Pemberley prove that family, forgiveness, and the true spirit of giving always win the day.
Valid for Tuesday through Friday performances only, beginning November 7. Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie. Free parking on site.

Dominican University Performing Arts Center: 9 to 5, the musical
(708) 488-5000 or Purchase tickets online (Use code WFMT)
Based on the 1980 hit movie, three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they cannot do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.
November 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm, and November 17 at 3:00 pm. DUPAC Lund Auditorium, Performing Arts Center in River Forest. 

Stage 773: Bye Bye Liver
Purchase tickets online (Use code WFMTBBL)
Bye Bye Liver is an interactive show celebrating Chicago’s greatest pastimes… comedy and drinking! Two parts comedy, one part drinking game, come ready to PLAY! Revel in tourist debauchery, Malört tastings, and a drunk ghost maybe? See this dynamic cast every Saturday night at 8PM!
Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm now through December 14. 1225 West Belmont Avenue in Chicago.


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.
Tours offered Thursday through Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm year round except major holidays.
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
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. 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 

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 

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
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.) $10 off when you spend $40
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

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

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. 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