Member Benefits

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


The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest: Rachtober
Purchase Tickets Online or call (708) 218-2648 (Use code WFMT)
The Syphony of Oak Park and River Forest and Jay Friedman, conductor, present Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No.2 and Piano concerto No.2, with John Bitoy, piano. There will be a pre-concert conversation at 3:00 pm, with David Leehey. Learn more at
Sunday, October 6 at 4:00 pm. Concordia University Chapel, 1124 Bonnie Brae Place in River Forest.

University of Chicago Presents: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields chamber ensemble
(773) 702 2787 or Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTMBR)
Members of one of the world’s most celebrated chamber orchestras comes to Chicago for an intimate performance of youthful masterpieces including Erich Korngold’s Sextet and Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings and a brand‐new work by Sally Beamish.
Friday, October 11 at 7:30 pm. Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street in Chicago.

 Chicago a cappella: American Anthem:  Songs that Challenge, Unite, and Celebrate
Purchase Tickets Online or call (773) 281-7820 (Use code WFMT1019)
Music has been the soundtrack for some of the most important moments in our history.  Whether patriotic refrains or rabble-rousing appeals, these songs have become symbolic anthems, from the 1970’s women’s rights mantra “I Am Woman,” to the anti-war sentiments of Bob Dylan, and the new significance of traditional tunes like “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and “Goin’ Home.” Join Chicago a cappella as they illuminate the connections between music and history in this exciting concert inspired by the NPR series.
Valid for October 11 at 8:00 pm. Wentz Concert Hall, 171 East Chicago Avenue in Naperville.
Or Sunday October 13 at 3:00 pm. Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake Street in Oak Park.

American Women: A Jazz Concert by Denise La Grassa
(773) 929-3680 or Purchase Tickets Online (Use promo code WFMT for 50% off)
Chicagoland jazz stalwart, singer and composer Denise La Grassa will present American Women, an evening of original jazz songs by her and guitarist John Kregor to honor American women leading change during the dismantling of democracy. From the Civil War to the present day, these remarkable female pioneers forged a new American identity.
Saturday, October 12 at 6:00 pm. Uncommon Ground Lakeview, 3800 North Clark Street in Chicago.

Music of the Baroque: The Chase—Haydn, Handel, and Rameau
Purchase Tickets Online or call (312) 551-1414 (Use code WFMTCHASE).
In the 18th century, hunting was more than a leisure activity—it was a potent symbol of power, virility, and even good government. Nicholas Kraemer leads a wonderfully evocative program that brings the natural world of “the hunt” to life, from the hunting scene in Rameau’s opera Hippolyte et Aricie to Haydn’s Chase Symphony to Bach’s delightful Hunt Cantata.
Tuesday, October 22,at 8:00 pm. Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph in Chicago.

Fulcrum Point New Music Project: LatinX Electroacoustic Music & Poetry
(773) 325-5200 (Use code WFMT)
Explore the powerful expressions of music, electronics, and poetry of Latin American artists who give voice to the magic and mysteries of spiritual, political, and intellectual forces. Contratiempo curated poets create the soulful contexts in which the music of these diverse composers resonates. Come take the adventure!
October 23 at 7:00 pm. Allen Hall of the Holtschneider Performance Center at DePaul University, 2330 North Halsted Street in Chicago.

University of Chicago Presents: Christian Gerhaher, baritone, and Gerold Huber, piano
(773) 702 2787 or Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTMBR)
With a partnership going back more than three decades, Gerhaher and Huber have developed a personal chemistry rarely seen on stage. When the two perform together, they present what Gerhaher calls “vocal chamber music.” Here the duo’s relationship is on full display in a performance of Gustav Mahler’s lieder.
Friday, October 25 at 7:30 pm. Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street in Chicago.

University of Chicago Presents: Fretwork with Iestyn Davies, countertenor
(773) 702 2787 or Purchase Tickets Online (Use code WFMTMBR)
One of the greatest countertenors of the day and one of the leading viol consorts in the world team up to present the music of English composers from the Renaissance and early Baroque in a program titled Silent Noon – works by Byrd, Gibbons, Lawes, Jenkins, Handel, and others.
Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 pm. Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street in Chicago.

Chicago Philharmonic: Queens of Jazz
Purchase Tickets Online or call (312) 957-0000 (Use code WFMT)
Enjoy an unforgettable brunch experience at City Winery listening to the great ladies of jazz with the Chicago Phil Chamber musicians and the elegant style of Broadway star Adrienne Walker.
October 27 at 12:00pm. City Winery Chicago, 1200 West Randolph Street in Chicago.

Theater and Dance

Chicago Shakespeare Theater: The King’s Speech (TUESDAY to FRIDAY performances only).
(312) 595-5600 or Purchase Tickets Online (Use promo code WFMT for 50% off)
In this inspiring true story from Oscar Award-winning writer David Seidler, Great Britain’s reluctant monarch finds a surprising ally in an unexpected place. A generation before the royal family we know today, Queen Elizabeth’s father George VI would ascend the throne, a most unlikely king thrust into the spotlight after his brother David gives up the crown to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. Struggling with a chronic stammer, Bertie (as his family knew him) must speak to his nation as it stands on the brink of World War II. Enter an unconventional speech therapist named Lionel Logue, whose methods are anything but common. With Logue’s help Bertie finds his voice, and forever changes the course of history.
All Tuesday-Friday performances until October 20.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue in Chicago.

SITE/less: On Notice
(773) 489-5069 (Use code WFMT)
SITE/less presents the world premiere of On Notice, a collaboration between Zephyr Dance Director and CDF Artist Michelle Kranicke and architect David Sundry. Inspired in part by feminist post-modern conceptual photographers, Kranicke looks at the exuberant yet problematic aspects of how using the current media circulation system actively incorporates traditional, top-down mainstream techniques to develop ourselves as constructs, or brands,that compete and circulate in a social media marketplace. For more information, visit
October 10 to 19, Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 pm. SITE/less, 1250 West Augusta Boulevard in Chicago.

Saint Sebastian Players: Our Town
Email (use code WFMT)
The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) open the company’s 2019–20 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town by Thornton Wilder. A sweet yet poignant drama that is a microcosm of the life cycle, Our Town portrays the everyday lives of the citizens of the fictional American town Grover’s Corners, holding up a mirror to early 20th century life that still speaks volumes of truths about the way we live today.
October 25 to November 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. SSP’s home in the lower level of St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey in Chicago.

Gene Siskel Film Center: 2 for 1 tickets
Take you WFMT membership card to purchase tickets in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office. Visit Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in October for films related to Miles Davis, Elevator to the Gallows, Fleabag, Lucrezia Borgia, Arvo Pärt, a Verdi program In the Mouth of the Wolf, Fritz’s Lang’s Indian Epic, Toni Morrison, Abbas Kiarostami, and a lecture/screening series Viewing Positions. For more information visit
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.

Northlight Theater: Mother of Maid (TUESDAY through FRIDAY performances only)
(847) 673-6300 (use code WFMT)
Isabelle Arc is a hard-working, pious peasant with an odd and extraordinary daughter. As adolescent Joan transforms from a farm girl with saintly visions to a warrior leading the French to battle, we follow the unexpected perspective of her fierce and frightened mom—a moving and modern drama about the timeless relationship between a devoted parent and an exceptional child. More information at\
Valid for Tuesday through Friday performances only, until October 20. Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie.

Dominican University Performing Arts Center (DUPAC): Mariachi Herencia de México
Purchase Tickets Online or call 708-488-5000 (Use code WFMT)
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with mariachi music’s most exciting newcomer—an extraordinary youth ensemble from Chicago. Their debut album received a Latin Grammy nomination and, this spring, their second album debuted at #1 on the iTunes chart. Performing with major artists on both sides of the border, this group of young musicians has the talent, training and bravado to hold their own with the best in the world.
Sunday, October 13 at 7:30 pm. DUPAC Lund Auditorium, Performing Arts Center in River Forest.

Mandala South Asian Performing Arts: Story of Ram, A Holiday Spectacle.
(312) 212-3422 (Use code WFMT)
Against a backdrop of intricate and lively shadow puppetry (Wayang Kulit), this modern dance theatre piece (in celebration of the Indian holiday of Diwali) reworks the ancient epic Ramayana, a classic tale that spans across cultures. Movement artists from Bali and representing other cultures tell the story using the entire body—hand gestures, complex footwork, and facial expressions—to recreate multi-headed creatures, talking animals, boastful demons, and other characters. The performers include Mandala’s professionally trained ensemble members alongside pre-professional dancers from its education program. For more information about Mandala, visit
Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 pm. Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building, 410 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. 


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 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
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
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
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
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.

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

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.
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.)
$10 off when you spend $40
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

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

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

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.
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.  (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