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.
Chicago a cappella: Fiesta Coral Mexicana
(773) 281-7820 or online (Use code WFMT2020)
Celebrate the colorful and dynamic music of Mexico at this vibrant concert! The acclaimed singers of Chicago a cappella present Baroque masterworks from Puebla Cathedral, traditional folk music, luminous contemporary works, and popular favorites like “La Bikina” and “Besame Mucho.” This dazzling concert will shine a light on a spectacularly varied and brilliant musical world. Not available at the door, valid for the following dates only:
Sunday, February 9 at 3:00 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.
Friday, February 21 at 8:00 pm. Wentz Concert Hall, 171 East Chicago Avenue in Naperville.
Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm. Pilgrim Congregational, 460 Lake Street in Oak Park.
Music Institute of Chicago: From the Heart
(847) 448-8328 (Mention code WFMT, subject to availability)
From The Heart is a concert featuring the Music Institute’s internationally renowned faculty performing romantic music. Concertgoers may enjoy a glass of champagne and a program of jazz and classical works—Brahms, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, Liszt, and more—featuring piano, violin, marimba, flute, guitar and more. For more information visit musicinst.org.
Saturday, February 15, at 7:30 pm. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.
Music of the Baroque: Rival Divas—Handel & Mozart
(312) 551-1414 or online (use code WFMTDIVAS)
Vocal sparks will fly as internationally renowned sopranos Susanna Phillips and Jane Archibald sing music written for the great dueling divas of the Baroque and Classical eras. The rivalries between Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni in Handel’s day, and Caterina Cavalieri and Aloysia Lange in Mozart’s, come to life in a fascinating program of virtuosic arias and duets.
February 23 at 7:30 pm. North Shore Center, 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie.
February 24 at 7:30 pm. Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph Drive in Chicago.
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians: Beethoven 250
(872) 395-1754, email [email protected] or online (Use Code WFMT20)
In 2020, the musical world celebrates the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of musical history’s greatest geniuses. Marking this special occasion during its own milestone 30th anniversary season, Rembrandt Chamber Musicians will devote an entire concert to the works of the revered composer. The program includes the “Eyeglasses Duo,” an inventive conversation between instruments, a string trio known for its virtuosic violin pyrotechnics, and one of the pinnacle achievements in chamber music – the “Archduke Trio.”
Sunday, February 16 at 3:00 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.
UChicago: Concerto Köln: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
(773) 702-2787 or online (Use code WFMTMBR)
Long regarded as one of the world’s leading period ensembles, Concerto Köln has emerged as one of the most exciting and lively orchestras performing any repertoire today. Led by soloist and concertmaster Shunske Sato, the acclaimed self-governed ensemble from Cologne brings its fresh and invigorating interpretations of Vivaldi’s masterpieces.
Friday, February 28 at 7:30 pm. Mandel Hall: 1131 East 57th Street in Chicago
UChicago: JACK Quartet
(773) 702-2787 or online (Use code WFMTMBR)
JACK Quartet explodes the perceptual experience with a performance in total darkness of Georg Friedrich Haas’ ninth string quartet, an experience that begins as one of deprivation but becomes one of heightened awareness.
Friday, February 7 at 7:30 pm. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street in Chicago.
Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest: Prism Concert
Purchase online symphonyoprf.org (Use code WFMT)
Come hear John Gerson, Concertmaster, and Uli Widmaier, Principal viola, accompanied by their own Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest as they play Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra in E-flat major. Conducted by Associate Conductor Maurice Boyer, the orchestra will also play the celebrated Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Pathétique. The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest invites you to join them at their Prism concert, part of their 2020 “Be A Part of the Vision”. The concert will be preceded by a 3:00 “Conversation” about the program led by David Leehey and the concert will be followed by a reception. Questions, call (708) 218-2648 or email [email protected]
Sunday, March 1, at 4:00 pm. Concordia University Chapel, 7400 Augusta Street in River Forest. (Free parking in the adjacent garage located at 1124 N. Bonnie Brae Place).
Theater and Dance
Chicago Opera Theatre: Freedom Ride
(312) 704-8414 or online (Use code WFMTBOGO (available for all A thru D Level pricing)
When the Congress of Racial Equality comes to New Orleans in the sweltering summer of 1961, Sylvie Davenport is torn. Handed a pamphlet and asked to board a Greyhound bus, Sylvie is forced to choose between her academic future and the future of the nation in a story that highlights how far we’ve come and how far we still have left to go. Tazewell Thompson (Blue, Jubilee) directs Cardiff prize winner Lauren Michelle in this world premiere, developed at Xavier University with the activists who lived the history. Staley Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya conducts the critically acclaimed Chicago Sinfonietta.
Friday, February 14 at 7:30 pm. Studebaker Theater, 1st FL Fine Arts Building , 410 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Saint Sebastian Players: Charley’s Aunt
Email [email protected] and mention WFMT (subject to availability)
The Saint Sebastian Players present the late 19th century British farce Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas. Jack and Charley invite their young ladies to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil, who will serve as their chaperone. But when she cancels her visit at the last minute, the millionaire aunt sends the boys into cataclysmic confusion. What do they do now? They solve the problem by drafting their feckless Oxford undergrad pal into a black satin skirt, bloomers and wig.
February 21–March 15, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey, at Marshfield just west of Ashland, in Chicago. Free parking is available in two lots.
Gene Siskel Film Center: 2 for 1 tickets
Take your WFMT membership card to purchase tickets in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office. Throughout February, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago features Black History Month film programs, including Love and Basketball, If Beale Street Could Talk (both part of series A Fine Romance), Chicago premieres of Cane River, Goldie, and Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947, and Avant-Noir, the latter program presented as part of Conversations at the Edge. Celebrate Valentine’s Day all month with a variety of love stories in A Fine Romance. Open-captioned screenings of Honey Boy will be presented on February 7 and 10, and Fleabag on February 17. For more information visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.
Northlight Theater: Any performance (Tuesday through Friday only)
(847) 673-6300 or Purchase Tickets Online (use code NLWFMT)
The offer is subject to availability for Tuesday through Friday performances only, and applies to all Northlight mainstage productions.
Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie. Free parking on site.
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 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 www.balzekasmuseum.org.
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 www.evanstonhistorycenter.org.
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 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 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.
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.
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.)
swedishbistro.com $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
Amdur Productions Presents: MADE Holiday Pop Up, an Art and Handmade Gift Show
WFMT Members can download free admission tickets here: https://amdurproductions.com/event/made-december-2019/
Just in time for Christmas and Hanukkah, seasonal shoppers are invited to the MADE Holiday Pop Up art and handmade gift show. Find gifts for everyone on your list including jewelry, fashion, ceramics, quilts, décor and more. Make your own holiday cards, too, and enjoy two food trucks and an open bar! MADE is accessible by the CTA Red Line, State and Grand stop, and several bus lines. Discounted parking is available through SpotHero.
Sunday, December 15, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Morgan Manufacturing, 401 North Morgan Street in Chicago.
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: 10% off loose diamond with the purchase of a custom mounting. www.bestfriendsdiamonds.com 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 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
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, 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. 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