Member Benefits

September 2022

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.

Music | Theater and Dance | Museums | Restaurants | Businesses and Services


Music

Chicago Dance Crash: Booms Day—20th anniversary world premiere
Email [email protected] and use code WFMT.
Chicago Dance Crash’s signature blend of concert and street dance styles paints a colorful picture of life, strife and relationship goals after the end of the world with Booms Day, a two-act, world premiere dance production appropriate for all ages, marking the company’s 20th anniversary.
Fridays and Saturdays, August 26, 27, & September 2, 3 at 7:00 pm. Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 North Dearborn in Chicago.

Chicago Philharmonic: Symphony No. 1, William Grant Still
(312) 334-7777 or chicagophilharmonic.org/still (discount code WFMT50)
Chicago Philharmonic and Maestro Speck return to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance for a concert featuring American composer William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1, dubbed the Afro-American. Also featured are Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4, weaving together Bach’s counterpoint and Brazilian folk music; Arturo Márquez’s racing Danzón No. 2, an homage to the music and dance style that began in Cuba and later took root in Veracruz; and Florence Price’s folk-tinged Ethiopia’s Shadow in America.
Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 pm. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph Street, in Chicago.

The Orion Ensemble: 30th Anniversary Season: Concert 1
(630) 628-9591. Available only in advance by calling and using code WFMT; not available at the door; valid only on full-price ($30) tickets
Marking a milestone in the Chicago music scene, the Orion Ensemble celebrates 30 years of chamber music performance in 2022–23. Concert 1, with frequent guest Stephen Boe, showcases the first piano and clarinet quartets Orion performed together—considered treasures of the repertoire—along with a playful 20th century work: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quartet in B-flat Major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Cello (after KV 317D); Peter Schickele’s (aka P.D.Q. Bach) Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano (1982); and Robert Schumann’s Quartet in E-flat Major for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Op. 47.
Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 pm. (concert only, does not include post-performance benefit reception) at New England Congregational Church, 406 West Galena Boulevard in Aurora.
Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 pm, PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Sunday, October 2 at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest: Opening Concert
SymphonyOPRF.org (Use code WFMT).
Jay Friedman, conductor presents Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 with Winston Choi, soloist. Plus Tchaichovsky’s Symphony No. 2 (This joyful symphony quotes folk melodies from Ukraine). 2 for 1 $27 tickets for WFMT members. Stay at home option for $20 a ticket, available for streaming a week after the concert. All ticket purchasers receive a link to watch the concert. The entire orchestra has shown proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Audience is required to wear masks. For assistance, please contact [email protected] or call/text (708) 218-2648.
Sunday, October 2, at 4:00 pm. The Chapel at Concordia University in River Forest. Pre-concert conversation with David Leehey at 3:00 pm. Free parking at 1124 N. Bonnie Brae Place in River Forest. 


Theater and Dance

TimeLine Theatre: Campaigns, Inc.
(773) 281-8463 or timelinetheatre.com (Use code WFMT)
Inspired by the so-true-it-feels-fake story of Leone Baxter and Clem Whitaker, who formed the first political consulting firm in U.S. history, Campaigns, Inc. is a hysterical and jaw-dropping inside look at the underbelly of politics through the lens of two of the undeniable founders of “fake news.” Nick Bowling directs this world premiere by Will Allan.
Wednesday – Friday, August 12 – September 18. TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Avenue in Chicago.

The Gene Siskel Film Center:

Pier Paolo Pasolini: Poetry, Passion & Provocation
https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/pasolini (Use code WFMTmember for two tickets for the price of 1 ($6 tickets, valid for up to two people.)
One of the most distinctive filmmakers of the 60s and 70s, and one of cinema’s most venerated auteurs, Pier Paolo Pasolini challenged the boundaries of filmmaking, self expression, and censorship, leaving him with a legacy of distinctive and singular work. Content consideration: films in this series contain sexual themes and imagery.
September 7-October 12, 164 N State Street, Chicago IL 60614

Cine Latine: Celebrating Guillermo Del Toro
https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/cinelatine (Use code WFMTmember for two tickets for the price of 1 ($6 tickets, valid for up to two people.)
This October 7-13, join us for five films from acclaimed Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Each screening in this series will be preceded by a short film made by a local, Latine-identifying filmmaker. Join us for the full series, and on October 9, when we celebrate del Toro’s 58th birthday with drink specials!
October 7-13, 164 N State Street, Chicago IL 60614


Museums

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


Restaurants

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
www.cafemarbellatapas.com
20% off bill on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights only.
5527 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

Isla Pilipina (773) 271-2988
Filipino
www.islapilipina.com
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
www.jennyssteakhouse.com
$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.
www.oceanique.com
$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’!”
www.prairiemoonrestaurant.com
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)
www.shokranchicago.com
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
Traditional Italian
www.viavenetochicago.com
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.By private consultation. Please call Karla Lewis, Gemologist (GIA), Diamond and Custom Jewelry Expert, (312) 269-9999. www.bestfriendsdiamonds.com.

The Bookstore: 10% off on a single item. 475 North Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-2891
www.bookstoreofge.com

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
(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.  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