Member Benefits

April 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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Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: Romantic Russian
(847) 272-0755 (Use code WFMT).
Pianist George Vatchnadze returns to Northbrook Symphony Orchestra (NSO) to perform the iconic Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto, while the NSO presents the tuneful Russian Symphony No. 5 of Alexander Glazunov. Tickets are free for all children from 7 to 18 years old when accompanied by a ticket-holding grandparent, parent or any adult.
Sunday, May 6 at 4:00 pm. The Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road in Northbrook.

 Northwest Choral Society: Celestial Songs
(224) 585-9127 (Use code WFMT).
Northwest Choral Society’s guest conductor Carling FitzSimmons will lead the premiere of a commissioned work Starlight by Thomas LaVoy. Other works during the performance include pieces by Lauridsen, Ēriks Ešenvalds and Frank Ticheli.
Sunday, April 8 at 4:00 pm. Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 East Algonquin Road in Des Plaines.

 UChicago Presents: Montrose Trio
Purchase Tickets Here (Use code WFMTMBR).
In 2014, former violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith of the Tokyo Quartet joined with their long‐time collaborator, pianist Jon Kimura Parker, to form the Montrose Trio. In this performance they play the music of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Turina.
Friday, April 20 at 7:30 pm. Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street in Chicago.

 UChicago Presents: A Change is Gon’ Come
Purchase Tickets Here (Use code WFMTMBR).
Marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Imani Winds honors the Civil Rights Movement with a concert to inspire continued progress and change. Frederic Rzewski’s Sometimes pays tribute to the legacy of John Hope Franklin, and Vijay Iyer’s Bruits recalls the Trayvon Martin incident. Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Threadgill reflects on Chicago in a new work, and Bronzeville’s West Point Missionary Baptist Church adds their voices to this program.
Friday, May 11 at 7:30 pm. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street in Chicago.

Theater and Dance

Apollo Theatre Chicago: DJEMBE! The Show
(773) 935-6100 or Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTPRE) for 20% off tickets
DJEMBE! The Show is an immersive fusion of music, rhythm and culture. The performance is for audiences of all ages and the audience is part of the band! Each member of the crowd is given a real African djembe drum for the performance, and led by the Master of Ceremonies, they play along to their favorite tunes with a band of international musicians. Through music, the show explores the history of humanity as well as the history of music.
Valid for performances June 13, 2018 through July 4, 2018. Excludes Price Level 3. Apollo Theater Chicago, 2540 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. Purchase tickets prior to Friday, June 1, 2018.

Chicago Opera Theatre: il Pigmalione and Rita
(312) 704-8414 (Use code WFMT).
A double bill of Donizetti’s first work and one of his last—the two works have been theatrically combined to flow seamlessly together and highlight the progression of Donizetti’s musical artistry and his thoughts on themes of love and romance throughout his compositional career.
Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 pm; Friday, April 20 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 pm. Studebaker Theatre, 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: Process vs. Product
(312) 369-8330 (Use code 27278).
Bebe Miller Company presents Miller’s In a Rhythm, a suite of new dance works based on the dynamics of adaptation and translation. Inspired by the writings of Gertrude Stein, Toni Morrison and David Foster Wallace, In a Rhythm looks at the syntax of movement.
Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 pm; Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm; and Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 pm. The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

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 March screening. For more information, visit
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.

Goodman Theatre: An Enemy of the People
Purchase Tickets Here (Use code WFMT).
When a water contamination crisis puts their community in peril, two brothers face off in a battle of political ambitions and moral integrity. Nearly 150 years after Ibsen’s masterpiece first thrilled audiences, it “is startling how current the play’s ideas feel” (The New York Times).
Sunday, April 1 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm; Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 pm; Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 pm; Thursday, April 5 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm; Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, April 7 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm; Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 pm; Thursday, April 12 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm; Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 pm. Goodman Theatre, 170 North Dearborn 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: The Front Page
(773) 404-7922 (Use code WFMT).
The Front Page is a comedy set in a 1920s Chicago newsroom. Star reporter Hildy wants to break away from journalism by getting married and finding a respectable job. After a jailbreak, the escapee falls into Hildy’s hands as a hostage. Hildy finds a unique way to conceal his prize and phones his managing editor. Their job then becomes to prevent other reporters and the sheriff from discovering the hiding place and scooping their story.
Valid for April 27, 2018 through May 20, 2018 performances. St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey Parkway in Chicago.

Zephyr Dance: Shadows Across Our Eyes
(773) 498-5069 (Use code WFMT).
Zephyr Dance’s artistic director Michelle Kranicke performs her evening-length work Shadows Across Our Eyes. While continuing her aesthetic investigations of the interaction between dance and architecture, Kranicke creates an atmosphere of tension as she and Zephyr member Molly Fe Strom move through the piece balancing their task of executing movement while encumbered and restrained, hands bound and wearing heels.
Valid for performances April 26, 2018 through May 5, 2018, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm. SITE/less, 1250 West Augusta Boulevard 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 1:00 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
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: 10 am-8:30 pm; Sunday: Noon – 6 pm, 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 11 am-4 pm, 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 

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