Member Benefits

February 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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Music

Chicago a cappellaPolish Splendor
Chicago’s celebrated Polish community is a vital part of Chicago’s spirit.  In this concert, years in the making, Chicago a cappella will explore the rich variety of music from Poland, old and new.  Their singers will bring to life traditional folk songs and compelling new works by rising Polish composers—including many making their North American debut. Learn more at chicagoacappella.org.
Available for Saturday, February 16, at 8:00 pm at Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville [to redeem, visit chicagoacappella.org and use promo code WFMT]; and Sunday, February 17, at 4:00 pm at Copernicus Center in Chicago [to redeem, call (773) 777-8898 and mention WFMT].

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians: Quartet for the End of Time
Purchase tickets online – CHICAGO Purchase Tickets Online – EVANSTON (Use code 19FEBFMT)
Hindemith and Messiaen plumb the deepest corners of human experience in two of their most powerful works. Composed during his time as a soldier in WWI, Hindemith’s viola sonata blends the Romantic and Impressionistic styles of Brahms and Debussy with his own adventurous harmonic language. Inspired by the Book of Revelation, Messiaen wrote his quartet while a prisoner of war in WWII, premiering the work on dilapidated instruments to an audience of guards and fellow prisoners. In a contrasting spirit, Saint-Saëns’ caprice pairs Russian and Danish musical traditions in a thrilling Romantic work full of confidence and bravado. Use code above for 50% off total order.
Friday, February 15 at 7:30pm. The Cliff Dwellers, 22nd Floor, 200 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Sunday, February 17 at 3:00pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra: See the Wheat Fields? Mystery, Memory, and Meaning
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMT)
EYSO’s 43rd season draws inspiration from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s famous quote from The Little Prince, “What is essential is invisible to the eye,” and explores the powerful ways that art makes us see what matters most about our humanity.
Sunday, March 10 at 7:30pm. Blizzard Theater at Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin

Music Institute of Chicago: Inna Faliks
(847) 448-8328 (Use code WFMT)
Music Institute alumna Inna Faliks performs the Chicago premiere of her autobiographical concert-monologue “Polonaise-Fantaisie: The Story of a Pianist,” which traces her journey from the former Soviet Union to the freedom of the United States and a life in music. She tells her incredible story while playing music that spans 289 years, interspersed with her own writings chronicling her upbringing in Odessa, Ukraine; her musical and romantic awakenings; and her immigration to the U.S. as a Jewish refugee. More information at musicinst.org.
Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

Music of the Baroque: The Grand Tour
Purchase Tickets Online (Use Code WFMTGRAND)
A “gap year” is in vogue today—and it was in the 17th and 18th centuries, too. Harry Bicket, Baroque specialist and artistic director of The English Concert, leads a lively musical reenactment of the grand European tour of young nobles and aristocrats, from London and Versailles to Venice and Munich.
Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 pm. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie.
Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 pm. Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph in Chicago.

Theater and Dance

Chicago Opera Theater: The Scarlet Ibis
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTBOGO)
A moving tale about brotherhood, nature and family. Doodle is different, and his Brother knows it. With the school year looming on the horizon, Brother decides it’s time to make Doodle just like all the other kids. As they run, jump, play, and row through the woods of North Carolina, a storm approaches that will change the lives of both boys forever. The Scarlet Ibis asks why we other those who are different from us, and what exactly it means to be “normal.” Inspired by the short story ‘The Scarlet Ibis’ by James Hurst, first published in the July 1960 edition of The Atlantic Monthly. Commissioned and developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and Dream Music Puppetry Program.
February 16 and 21 at 7:30pm, February 24 at 3:00pm. The Studebaker Theater, 410 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Lifeline Theatre: The Man Who Was Thursday
(773) 761-4477 (Use code WFMT)
A shadowy cabal of anarchists has risen in London and Scotland Yard is determined to bring them down. When Gabriel Syme joins the undercover detail tasked with infiltrating the anarchists’ operations, he soon finds himself sitting on their Supreme Council with the code name “Thursday.” But, as Syme unearths the Council’s true nature, it becomes clear that no one in this battle between law and chaos is as they seem, and that Scotland Yard may have created the very problem they’re trying to solve. Challenge all assumptions and uncover the truth in this absorbing adaptation of the 1908 satire by G. K. Chesterton.
Valid for Thursday and Friday 7:30pm performances, February 28 through April 5; subject to availability; Lifeline Theatre, 6912 North Glenwood Avenue in Chicago. 

The McAninch Arts Center: Bollywood Boulevard
Purchase Tickets Online (Use code BOGO)
After premiering at the prestigious Lincoln Center, Bollywood Boulevard is coming to the MAC! Over 100 years of Hindi Cinema come to life in this exuberant music and dance revue that takes you on a journey through over a century of Bollywood’s finest films.
February 9 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 10 at 2:00pm. McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Boulevard in Glen Ellyn. 

The Saint Sebastian Players: Little Stones
Email tickets@saintsebastianplayers.org (Mention WFMT)
The Saint Sebastian Players continue their 38th season with the world premiere of Little Stones by company member Leigh Johnson. In this romantic drama combining notions of reincarnation and fate, a young director and actress rehearsing different plays in adjacent classrooms of St. Bonaventure School in the autumn of 2018 find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. Is it merely mutual attraction, or is it something deeper, more mysterious—a possible reconnection of old souls whose past lives were tragically cut short 100 years earlier? Combining neighborhood history with New Age sensibilities, Little Stones is a made-in-Chicago fable of karma, theatre and the 1918 flu pandemic.
February 15 to March 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey at Marshfield, 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 February screening. For more information, visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.

Museums

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 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 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

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 www.oi.uchicago.edu/order/suq/
Museum and store hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-6pm; Wednesday: 10am-8:30pm; Sunday: Noon – 6pm, 1155 East 58th Street, 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 info@ukrainiannationalmuseum.org
Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am-4pm, 2249 West Superior St., Chicago, IL

Restaurants

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.
www.alexswashingtongardens.com
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
www.cafemarbellatapas.com
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
www.feastrestaurant.com
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
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 

Nitecap Coffee Bar (312) 846-1149
Full service espresso bar and BYOB café
http://nitecapcoffee.com/
Buy one, get one free food or drink purchase
1738 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608

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.
1502 Sherman 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.)
www.trekronorrestaurant.com
3258 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL

Via Veneto (773) 267-0888
Traditional Italian
www.viavenetochic ago.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

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 www.justthebookstore.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

Extreme Organizing, Inc.: Professional Organizing Services for your home or office. Complementary consultation and 10% off regular price of services. Chicago and suburbs only. www.extremeorganizing.com 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.  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

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. www.maestromosaics.com 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 115, Chicago, IL (312) 670-4400

HeyTicketGuy.com: $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 www.heyticketguy.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 (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.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 www.westgateflowers.com