Member Benefits

May 2024

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.

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WFMT members can get 2 for 1 tickets to any Music of the Baroque performance at the Harris Theater during the 2023-24 season. Visit for concert information and to purchase tickets.Use code WFMT2324 at checkout. Members can also call the Music of the Baroque box office at (312) 551-1414.

The Orion Ensemble: Concert 3: “Parlez-vous français?”
(630) 629-9591 (Must call in advance, not available at the door. Use code WFMT when calling, limit two $30 tickets for the price of one)
“Parlez-vous français?,” showcases French composers. The program includes Jean Françaix’s Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano (1990); César Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, CFF 123; Henri Vieuxtemps’ Capriccio in C minor for Solo Viola, “Hommage à Paganini,” Op. 55, performed by guest violist Stephen Boe; and Gabriel Fauré’s Quartet in C minor for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Op. 15.
April 7, 3:00 pm at New England Congregational Church, 406 West Galena Boulevard, Aurora (Offer does not include post-performance Gala Benefit Reception)
April 10, 7:30 pm at PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
April 14, 7:30 pm at Nicholas Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest: THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE; Music of Liszt
Visit, email [email protected], or call (708) 218-2648 for tickets. (Tickets are 2 for $30 for WFMT members using “WFMT” promo code online for tickets by April 6)
The orchestra, led by Jay Friedman, will be joined by pianist Mio Nakamura for Franz Liszt’s Totentanz. The S/OP & RF orchestra will be joined by The Tower Chorale, South Holland Master Singers, City Voices and The Symphony Chorus, led by William Chin, for Liszt’s rarely performed Missa Solemnis, featuring organist Patrick Godon, and vocal soloists Susan Krout, Sarah Ponder, Ace Gangosa, and Daniel Eifert. The concert will be preceded by a Conversation with David Leehey at 3:00 pm, and followed by a reception.
Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 4:00 pm. Concordia University’s Chapel, 7400 W. Augusta in River Forest. Free parking is available in the garage at Thomas and Bonnie Brae in River Forest.

St. Charles Singers: “Past as Prologue” Celebrating 40 years of singing. (Use code WFMT)
The St. Charles Singers will commemorate 40 years of singing by celebrating the past as a prologue to the choir’s future.  The program will premiere a commissioned work composed by John Rutter to mark the occasion.
Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 7:30 pm. St. Michael Catholic Church, 310 South Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Music Institute of Chicago: Time for Three
847-448-8326 only (Use code WFMT50, limit two $40 tickets for the price of one)
The Music Institute of Chicago welcomes back the boundary-defying, Emmy- and Grammy-winning musical trio Time for Three, with its uncommon blend of instruments and vocals, Time for Three defies conventions with their genre-bending excellence. Spanning classical music, Americana, and singer-songwriter styles, their captivating sound merges eras, styles, and traditions. Consisting of Charles Yang (violin, vocals), Nicolas “Nick” Kendall (violin, vocals), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass, vocals), TF3’s remarkable blend of instruments and voices resonates with listeners globally.
Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.

Chicago Opera Theater: The Weight of Light
(312) 704-8414 or COT.ORG for tickets (Code: WFMTB1G1)
You might like this if… Disney Pixar’s Inside Out makes you cry, Multimedia performances combining music and film are your jam, or, you want to walk away with an appreciation for what makes you unique
The ~Vibe~ Generational Stories, Atmospheric Soundscape, Magical Realism
The Story: COT premieres its fifth full-length opera developed and commissioned as part of its industry-leading Vanguard Initiative. When a child inherits a magical ability which allows them to speak with objects, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Their mother, who shares the same ability, does not see it as a gift but as a source of shame. Both child and parent learn to navigate their powers and the responsibilities that come with them in this heartwarming original coming-of-age story.
Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 7:30 pm. 201 South Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607

Chicago Opera Theater: Before It All Goes Dark
(312) 704-8414 or COT.ORG for tickets (Code: WFMTB1G1)
You might like this if… You always root for the underdog, Free day at the Art Institute of Chicago is your favorite place, Or, Your continue watching queue is filled with documentaries and real life stories
The ~Vibe~ Intimate, Poignant and Moving, Triumph Over Adversity
The Story: This world premiere, commissioned and produced by Music of Remembrance, is based on the true story reported by Chicago Tribune columnist Howard Reich about an ailing Vietnam war veteran who learns he is the heir to a priceless art collection stolen by Nazis. His arduous voyage to Prague in search of his inheritance leads him to embrace an identity that had been hidden from him, and through art he discovers a deeper truth in his life.
Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 26 at 3:00 pm. 410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

Theater and Dance

The Gene Siskel Film Center offers WFMT members $7 tickets year round for all films, unless otherwise noted here. Only available for purchases made in person, present your WFMT membership card at the time of purchase, one discount ticket per membership card.

Dominican University Performing Arts Center: Pat Hazell’s Permanent Record (Use code WFMT24)
Your permanent record holds the secrets that can dramatically impact your future. Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell goes in search of his own Permanent Record in a confessional night of humor, heart and humanity. Hazell hired an opposition research company to investigate his past and is now forced to defend himself. Pat opens the vault to his faults, foibles and foul play to turn a stroll down Memory Lane into a high-speed chase down Memory Highway. If you can’t laugh at yourself, why not laugh at him?
Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7:30 pm. Lund Auditorium, 7900 West Division Street, River Forest, IL 60305. 

Hyde Park School of Dance: Alice in Wonderland
(773) 493-8498 only (Code alice24, limit two $35 tickets for the price of one)
Based on the classic Lewis Carroll story and characters, this 2024 revival offers new choreography and an expanded cast of 100 dancers ages 6 to 18.
Friday, April 19 at 7:00 pm. Saturday, April 20 at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 6:00pm. Kennedy-King College, 740 West 63rd Street, Chicago.

Saint Sebastian Players: Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon
[email protected] (Use code WFMT – each donor receives a limit of 2 $30 tickets for the price of one.)
Paul and Corie are newlyweds in every sense of the word. Following their six-day honeymoon, Corie’s conservative mother Ethel arrives for a surprise visit. Playing matchmaker, Corie invites their eccentric upstairs neighbor Mr. Velasco for dinner with Ethel. What could go wrong?
April 19 – May 12, Friday – Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey (enter on Marshfield), Chicago.


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.
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
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
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

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 [email protected]
Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 am-4 pm, 2249 West Superior St., Chicago, IL


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
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.
1635 Chicago 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

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. 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.

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

Northwest Nordic Ski Club: Complimentary membership for first year (new members). Submit online application form/waiver and mention WFMT. | 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. 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.
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