Member Benefits

October 2021

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

Music of the Baroque: Any 2021-22 concert at the Harris Theatre!
Visit https://www.baroque.org/Seasons/2021-2022/ for concert information and to purchase tickets. (Use code WFMT2122) or call Music of the Baroque box office at (312) 551-1414.
WFMT members can get 2 for 1 tickets to any Music of the Baroque performance at the Harris Theater during the 2021-22 season. Concerts include Vivaldi & Friends, A Thanksgiving Messiah, Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts, McGill Plays Mozart, and more. Use code WFMT2122 at checkout.
Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph in Chicago.

The Orion Ensemble: Concert 1, 2021–22 season
Call (630) 628-959 in advance (Use code WFMT)
Concert 1, with guest violist Stephen Boe, includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Trio in C Major for piano, violin and cello, K. 548; Michele Mangani’s Sonata for clarinet and piano (2017); and Gabriel Fauré’s Quartet in C minor for violin, viola, cello and piano, Op. 15 (1883). Per the state of Illinois’s requirements, all audience members will be required to wear masks at all three venues. Audience members may email [email protected] or visit orionensemble.org for any updates to these requirements closer to the performances.
Sunday, October 3, 7:00 pm at New England Congregational Church, 406 West Galena Boulevard in Aurora
Wednesday, October 6, 7:30 pm at Pianoforte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago
Sunday, October 10, 7:00 pm at Lake Street Church, 607 Lake Street in Evanston

Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest: Celebrate Beethoven
https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/WfvsmZSY4AAesHFPY2QNLw  (Use discount code: WFMT)
Join the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest for a celebration of their 90th year and opening concert, Celebrate Beethoven. There will be a preconcert conversation with Board President David Leehey. Repertoire includes Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 with Mio Nakamura soloist, and Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, conducted by Jay Friedman.  Concertgoers need to demonstrate proof of vaccination and wear a mask. Free parking in garage located at 1124 N. Bonnie Brae Place, River Forest. Orchestra and audience fully vaccinated and masked.
Sunday, October 24 at 4:00 pm at Concordia University Chapel in River Forest.

Chicago Master Singers: Reflection – 2021 Fall Concert
www.chicagomastersingers.org/concerts (Use code WFMT)
Themed “Reflection,” the fall concert is a musical journey toward hope, through the challenge of life’s darker hours. It is the chorus’s first concert led by its new Music Director, Dr. John C. Hughes.
Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 7 at 3:00 pm at Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm Street in Glenview

Chicago Philharmonic: Simply Serenades
chicagophilharmonic.org/simply-serenades or (847) 673-6300 (Use code WFMT50 in promotions)
Enjoy stunning serenades from two of the great masters of the form, alongside a world premiere from Composer in Residence Jonathan Bingham! Johannes Brahms’ Serenade No. 2 contains the unmistakable warmth, grace, and meticulousness that defined the composer’s canon. The bright, inventive, Czech-inspired melodies in Antonin Dvorak’s Serenade for winds, cello, and bass remain some of the finest of his career.
Sunday, November 21, 3:00 pm at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie.

Denise La Grassa: Blues and Roots Show
Highland Park -$10 tickets at https://bit.ly/39kJLb5 /Buddy Guy’s Legends – free
Chicagoland singer, songwriter and keyboardist Denise La Grassa will perform selections from her forthcoming album The Flame, which honors Lady Liberty, the mother of immigrants, who offers compassion, hope and opportunity. The blues-infused song-stories explore the joys and struggles for past and present immigrants to America. The music is inspired by Patricia McGuigan, an immigrant with roots in Scotland, and John Kregor will accompany on guitar.
Sunday, October 3, 6:00 pm at Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan, Highland Park (847) 432-1888
Friday, October 8, 5:00 pm at Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 S. Wabash in Chicago. (312) 427-1190      


Theater and Dance

Saint Sebastian Players: Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin
email [email protected] or 773-404-7922 (Use code WFMT)
An uneducated young woman, Billie Dawn, accompanies an older, uncouth junkyard tycoon, Harry Brock, to Washington, where he intends to make crooked deals with government bigwigs. When Billie embarrasses him socially, Brock hires a journalist, who happens to be investigating shady political activities, to educate her. Current requirements include providing proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the performance date) and masking at all times. Anyone without proper documentation, or anyone who refuses to wear a mask, will not be admitted. For updates, visit saintsebastianplayers.org.
October 15 to November 7—Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm at St. Bonaventure (lower level), 1625 West Diversey in Chicago (just west of Ashland).

Auditorium Theatre: Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
(312) 341-2300 or https://mytickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/overview/3305 (Use code WFMT) Valid in price levels 2 and 3 only.
Ensemble Español returns to the Auditorium with its fiery blend of flamenco, folkloric, traditional, and contemporary styles. Celebrating their 45th anniversary season titled “Zafiro Flamenco (Sapphire Flamenco): New Era, New Works, New Legacies,” the Chicago-based company brings the spirit of España to this one-night-only performance. Featuring passionate dancers, live flamenco music, and vibrant costumes.
Saturday, October 16 at 7:30 pm, 50 East Ida B Wells in Chicago.

Auditorium Theatre: Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
(312) 341-2300 or https://mytickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/overview/3308 (Use code WFMT) Valid in price levels 2 and 3 only.
Reimagining contemporary dance by uniting modern, classical, American, and African-American traditions, this remarkable company, celebrating its 25th anniversary, returns to the Auditorium Theatre’s historic stage after 22 years. The program’s first act features work by nationally renowned choreographers including the company premiere of Ulysses Dove’s Episodes, followed by the second act finale, GOSHEN, the Story of the Exodus, with music by Grammy Award-winning producer, composer, and gospel artist Donald Lawrence.
Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 pm, 50 East Ida B Wells in Chicago.


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 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. 307 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2014, Chicago.

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

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