Member Benefits

November 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.

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Music

WFMT members can get 2 for 1 tickets to any Music of the Baroque performance at the Harris Theater during the 2022-23 season. Visit https://www.baroque.org/Seasons/2022-2023 for concert information and to purchase tickets.
Use code WFMT2223 at checkout. Members can also call the Music of the Baroque box office at (312) 551-1414.

Saint Sebastian Players: Boeing-Boeing by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
[email protected] (Mention WFMT, available only on full-price tickets ($30 for two)
Set in the 1960s, Boeing-Boeing introduces Bernard, a bachelor who has a flat in Paris and three airline stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Bernard’s life gets bumpy, though, when his friend Robert comes to stay, and complications such as weather and a new, speedier Boeing jet disrupt his careful planning. Soon, all three stewardesses are in the city simultaneously, and catastrophe looms.
October 28–November 20, Friday-Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2 pm. St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago (enter on Marshfield).
Please visit saintsebastianplayers.org the day of your performance for updated COVID-19 protocols.

Music Institute of Chicago: Matthew Hagle: Brahms and His Contemporaries
847-448-8326 (Mention WFMT, only available on full-price advance-sale tickets)
Pianist Matthew Hagle presents a program of late 19th and early 20th century piano miniatures, inspired by the Op. 118 piano pieces of Johannes Brahms. A Music Institute faculty member and alumnus, Hagle is a favorite of WFMT listeners and frequent collaborator with CSO musicians. He has appeared in concert throughout the United States and internationally in England, Australia, and Japan.
Saturday, November 5, 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians: ALL MOZART
www.rembrandtchambermusicians.org (discount code WFMT23)
Mozart reputedly once said, “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love—that is the soul of genius.” Rembrandt opens its season by presenting three brilliant works from the genius himself.
MOZART: Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304
MOZART: Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478
MOZART: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
Guest Artists: Eoin Andersen, violin; Stephen Williamson, clarinet; Jessica Choe, piano
Sunday, November 6 at 3:00 pm. Nichols Concert Hall – Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 
Monday, November 7 at 7:30 pm. PianoForte, 1335 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 60605 

Chicago Opera Theater: King Roger
312-704-8414 or www.cot.org (Code WFMTB2G1)
When Queen Roxana begs King Roger to pardon the lowly shepherd accused of preaching a philosophy of pleasure it leads the mighty King to fight his inner turmoil. Torn between societal expectations and the provocative ideas of the new stranger, King Roger must decide his path forward.
The ~Vibe~: Mysticism, romance, seduction, interconnectedness
Friday, November 18, 7:00 pm; Sunday 20, 3:00pm. 205 E. Randolph, Chicago IL 60601

The Orion Ensemble: 30th Anniversary Season: Concert 2
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)
The program features a world premiere, “An Homage to Emily Dickinson,” by Jackson Berkey in honor of Orion’s 30th anniversary. Also on the program is an earlier work Berkey wrote for Orion, Earth Voices (1994, 2022) for Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano, along with two noteworthy quartets: Johann Andreas Amon’s Quartet in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Cello, Op.106, No. 2 and Johannes Brahms’ Quartet in C minor for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Op. 60.
Sunday, November 27, 7:30 p.m., Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston
Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m., PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Sunday, December 4 at 7 p.m. at New England Congregational Church, 406 W. Galena Boulevard, Aurora

Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest
708-218-2648 or SymphonyOPRF.org  (Use code WFMT. Purchase online or by mail. 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. For questions reach out to 708-218-2648 or The [email protected])
Program:
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto. Mio Nakamura, Soloist
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1
Sunday, December 11, 4pm. Chapel at Concordia University in River Forest. Pre-concert conversation with David Leehey at 3:00pm. Free parking at 1124 N. Bonnie Brae Place, River Forest.


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.

MGP Live: Godfather Live
https://mytickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/3911/3912?z=0 (Use code WFMT2FOR1)
This year, the ten-time Academy Award-winning masterpiece, The Godfather, celebrates its 50th anniversary. Relive the chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise to power as a live symphony orchestra performs Nino Rota’s unforgettable score live to picture: The Godfather Live. Considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time, the movie features Marlon Brando as the Corleone family patriarch, accompanied by career-making performances from Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall.  A concert experience you can’t refuse!
Presented by Massimo Gallotta Productions. Brought to you by CineConcerts.
Saturday, November 12, 2022 8:00PM. 50 E Ida B Wells Dr, Chicago, IL 60605


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