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.
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians: Holiday Baroque 2018
Purchase tickets online (Use code BRQFMT18)
Rembrandt’s annual Holiday Baroque concert is a tradition that signals the beginning of the holiday season. With the backdrop of the glorious stained glass windows of Northwestern University’s Alice Millar Chapel, Rembrandt will perform some of the season’s most beautiful baroque music by Bach and Boccherini. Use code above for 50% off total order.
Sunday, December 2 at 3:00pm. Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan Road in Evanston.
Northwest Choral Society: Once, As I Remember: Old and New Music for Christmastime
(224) 585-9127 (Mention WFMT)
Featuring the Midnight Mass for Christmas by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, accompanied by a string ensemble and other holiday favorites. Artistic director is Kevin Kelly. For more information visit nwchoralsociety.org.
Sunday, December 2 at 4:00 pm. Pre-Concert chat 3:30 pm. St. Raymond de Penafort Church, Corner of Elmhurst Avenue and Lincoln Street in Mount Prospect.
Bienen School of Music: Symphonic Band
concertsatbienen.org (Use code WFMT)
Shawn Vondran, conductor. Celebrating the 100th birthday of American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, the Symphonic Band performs his boisterous Candide Overture and a suite from his groundbreaking Mass. The program also includes a band transcription of Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. More information at concertsatbienen.org
Friday, December 7 at 7:30 pm. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.
Bienen School of Music: Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra’s Music for the Holidays
concertsatbienen.org (Use code WFMT)
Victor Yampolsky, conductor; Sihao He, cello, Johann Strauss Jr., Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz), Richard Strauss, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks) Antonín Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B Minor.
Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 pm. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston.
Fulcrumpoint: Peace in Chicago: An Intergenerational Celebration
Purchase tickets online (Use code WFMT)
Peace in Chicago: An Intergenerational Celebration is a festive confluence of new art music, poetry, and hip hop, bringing together mentors and protégées in peaceful aspiration and jubilant affirmation. More information at fulcrumpoint.org
Wednesday, December 19 at 7:30pm. Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago.
Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts
Purchase tickets online (Use Code 2FOR1HOLIDAY)
Inspiring music in beautiful spaces. Joyful carols, solemn chant, and jubilant works for brass unite in a glorious program celebrating “Christmas Around the World.” For more information, visit www.baroque.org.
Thursday, December 13 at 8:00pm. Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division Street in River Forest.
Friday, December 14 at 8:00pm. St. Michael in Old Town, 1633 North Cleveland Avenue in Chicago.
UChicago Presents: The Tallis Scholars
(773) 702-2787 (Use code WFMTMBR)
The Tallis Scholars fill Rockefeller Chapel with their pristine intonation and impeccable blend, performing carols, chorales, motets, and mass settings in A Renaissance Christmas. The 10 voices of the ensemble’s touring contingent create glistening harmonies and delicate, perfectly balanced melodies that will lift and warm in the holiday season. More information at chicagopresents.uchicago.edu
Sunday, December 9 at 3:00pm. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago.
Theater and Dance
TimeLine Theatre: Master Class
(773) 327-5252 (Use code WFMT)
The 1996 Tony Award winner for Best Play is a glorious, raw, and bittersweet look at one of opera’s most formidable talents — the legendary diva Maria Callas — presenting a portrait of a fading star who refuses to be anything but unapologetically herself. Directed by Nick Bowling, music directed by Doug Peck, and starring Janet Ulrich Brooks.
Weekday performances (Wednesday – Friday), now playing through December 9. TimeLine Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Avenue in Chicago.
Steppenwolf Theatre: Familiar
steppenwolf.org (Use code WFMTMEMBER)
Opening November 15 at Steppenwolf Theatre, the Chicago premiere of Familiar. Don’t miss this joy-filled comedy written by Tony-nominee Danai Gurira about a wedding celebration, an unexpected guest and a secret that will change a family forever. Visit steppenwolf.org for more information.
December 2 to 14. Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 North Halsted Avenue in Chicago.
Steppenwolf Theatre: La Ruta
steppenwolf.org (Use code WFMTMEMBER)
To the U.S.-owned factories in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, La Ruta is just a bus. But to the women who live, work and often disappear along the route, it’s so much more than that. Inspired by real testimonies, and using live music to evoke factory work and protest marches, La Ruta is a visceral unearthing of secrets buried in the desert and a celebration of the Mexican women who stand resiliently in the wake of loss.
December 14 to 16 and December 21 to 30. Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 North Halsted Avenue 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 December screening. For more information, visit http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.
Hyde Park School of Dance: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker
(773) 493-8498 (Use code WFMT)
Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) offers fans of ballet, modern and hip hop its annual presentation of The Nutcracker, featuring more than 175 dancers. Staged by HPSD Founding Artistic Director August Tye, the narrated production includes a hip hop dance battle to showcase the range of dance genres the school offers, as well as sending a message of peace—instead of battling with swords, the mouse-soldiers use hip hop as their “weapons.” The Pre-Ballet Holiday Show showcases HPSD’s youngest ballet students in performance.
Friday, December 14 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 15 at 6:00 pm. Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street in Chicago.
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater: An Inspired Past. A Jubilant Future
Purchase tickets online (Use code WFMT)
Act 1: An Inspired Past includes Kevin Iega Jeff’s Nia Keii—A Gift of Life, set to music by Joe Sample, and Flack, a portrait of strife and despair but ultimately triumph, set to the music of legendary performer Roberta Flack. Act 2: A Jubilant Future features Gary Abbott’s world premiere Parallel Lives, with original music by Evangelos Spanos based on Vivaldi’s La Folia. Abbott’s Somewhere, an excerpt from his Sweet Ree (1992), is set to music performed by Aretha Franklin. The program concludes with Jeff and Abbott’s Heaven, with music by Janice Pendarvis, Anthony Moten and Raymond Jones, updated by Sam Trump. More information at deeplyrooteddancetheater.org.
Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 pm. Reva and David Logan Center for the SArts, 916 East 60th Street in Chicago.
Eclipse Theatre Company: The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
(773) 935-6875 (Use code WFMT)
The 2018 William Inge Season concludes with the moving family drama. The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family. Here we find Rubin (Chris Daley), a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora (Aneisa Hicks), his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny (Davu Smith & James Leonardi), their little boy; and Reenie (Destini Huston), their teenage daughter. A series of short stories unfolds. There is dark at the top of everyone’s stairs, but it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance and compassion. Directed by Jerrell L. Henderson.
Playing now through December 16. Runs Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 pm. The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 North Southport 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 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 1:00 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
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: 10 am-8:30 pm; Sunday: Noon – 6 pm, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 am-4 pm, 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
Feast Restaurant & Bar (773) 772-7100
American fusion with global influences
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
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
Nitecap Coffee Bar (312) 846-1149
Full service espresso bar and BYOB café
Buy one, get one free food or drink purchase
1738 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Oceanique (847) 864-3435
$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.)
3258 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL
Via Veneto (773) 267-0888
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.net 6005 Irving Park Road, #203, Chicago, IL (773) 286-8605
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. (312) 671-7717
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) 869-944
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