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: Defiance and Peace – Mark Shuldiner, harpsicord.
(872) 395-1754|rembrandtchamberplayers.org (Use code WFMT241SEPT at checkout to receive 50% off the total order).
Rembrandt opens its 29th season with music of defiance and peace. The program includes J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, featuring a harpsichord solo by guest artist Mark Shuldiner.
Monday, October 1st at 7.30 pm. St. James Cathedral, 65 East Huron Street in Chicago.
Music of the Baroque: The Four Seasons
(312) 551-1414 (Use code WFMT)
The natural world springs to life in a beautifully evocative Baroque orchestral program. Nicholas Kraemer leads Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons with concertmaster Gina DiBello. Telemann pays homage to rivers in the fanciful and humorous Wassermusik, while Rameau’s Suite from Platée tells of a water nymph’s amorous escapades. For more information, visit www.baroque.org.
Monday, November 5 at 7:30 pm. Harris Theatre for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago.
Chicago Philharmonic: Celebrate Polonia
(312) 957-0000 (Use code CHOPIN) for A or B Reserved Seats
Celebrate the heroes of Polish classical music with Celebrate Polonia as part of the Chicago Philharmonic Festival: Poland 2018. Polish pianist Łukasz Krupiński joins Chicago Philharmonic for the Piano Concerto in A minor by Ignacy Jan Paderewski – pianist, composer, politician, statesman and spokesman for Polish independence. Also featured: Chopin’s final composition for orchestra and Szymanowski’s expressive, romantic overture which debuted at the first historic “Young Poland in Music” concert in 1906.
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 pm. Copernicus Center, 5216 West Lawrence Avenue in Chicago
Dominican University Performing Arts Center (DUPAC): Nobuntu
(708) 488-5000 (mention WFMT 2 for 1)
The word nobuntu is an African concept that values humility, love, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. This female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements.
Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 pm. Lund Auditorium, 7900 West Division in River Forest.
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra: It’s Not a Hat: Seeing More, Hearing Deeper
(847) 622-0300 (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. Tickets also available at http://tickets.elgin.edu/ (Code WFMT).
Sunday, November 4 at 7:30 pm. Blizzard Theater at Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin.
Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest: Veteran’s Day Concert
(708) 218-2648 (mention WFMT)
Jay Friedman, Director. Presenting Gould’s American Salute, Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with Winston Choi, soloist, and Vaughan William’s Symphony No. 3. A reception will follow the concert. More information at symphonyoprf.org.
Sunday, November 11 at 4:00 pm. Pre-concert conversation at 3:00 pm. Concordia University Chapel, River Forest. Free parking at 1124 Bonnie Brae Place.
UChicago Presents: Takács Quartet
(773) 702-2787 (Use code WFMTMBR)
Renowned for the vitality of its interpretations, the pre‐eminent Takács Quartet opens UChicago Presents’ 75th anniversary season with a program of Haydn, Shostakovich, and Brahms.
Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm. Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street in Chicago.
UChicago Presents: TM Krishna
(773) 702-2787 (Use code WFMTMBR)
As a vocalist in the Carnatic tradition, Thodur Madabusi Krishna’s musicality reaches beyond the typical. Uncommon in his rendition of music and original in his interpretation of it, Krishna is at once strong and subtle, distinctly traditional, and innovative.
Sunday, October 14 at 7:30 pm. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street in Chicago.
Music Institute of Chicago: Susan and Sarah Wang Piano Duo.
(847) 448-8328 (Use code WFMT)
Chicago Duo Piano Festival continues its 30th anniversary season with the celebrated Susan and Sarah Wang Piano Duo. The concert program includes Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, Stravinsky’s Concerto per Due Pianoforti Soli; Mendelssohn’s Andante and allegro assai vivace, Op. 92; Sven Daigger’s “su” for two pianos (2009); and Ravel’s La Valse.
Friday, October 26 at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.
Southwest Symphony Orchestra: SLAVIC DNA
(708) 802-0686 (Use code WFMT)
Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust by Berlioz, Cello Concerto by Dvořák (John Sharp, principal cello, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) and Symphony No. 2 (Little Russian) by Tchaikovsky.
Sunday November 11 at 4:00 pm. Trinity Christian College Ozinga Chapel, 6601 West College Drive in Palos Heights.
Theater and Dance
TimeLine Theatre: A Shayna Maidel
(773) 281-8463 x6 (Use code WFMT)
TimeLine’s revival of Barbara Lebow’s poignant drama explores family, faith, and forgiveness as two sisters try to reconnect after years of separation brought on by the rise of the Nazis. Directed by Vanessa Stalling (Goodman Theatre’s The Wolves) in her TimeLine debut.
Weekday performances (Wednesday – Friday), now playing. TimeLine Theatre, 615 West Wellington Avenue in Chicago.
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), runs October 19 – December 9. TimeLine Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Avenue in Chicago.
Dominican University Performing Arts Center (DUPAC):
(708) 488-5000 (mention WFMT 2 for 1)
The Emmy Award-winning 1970’s pop-culture cartoon comes to the musical stage. Through a series of catchy, clever songs like “Just a Bill” and “Conjunction Junction,” this lively performance shows a whole new generation of young people that learning can be as fun as you choose to make it.
Friday, November 9 at 7:00pm, November 10 and 11 at 3:00 pm. Lund Auditorium, 7900 West Division in River Forest.
(re)discover Theatre: Les Innocents / The Innocents
Purchase tickets at www.rediscovertheatre.com/the-innocents (Use code WFMT)
Inspired by a concert held in the Paris Catacombs in 1897, Les Innocents/The Innocents is an immersive queer thriller for every soul. Audiences are invited to prowl the catacombs like ghosts and follow Gui, a composer on a quest for love as they conjure spirits, confront death, and create light. The 80 minute show offers audiences a seat after a 10 minute physically accessible journey.
Valid on Sunday, October 7, Tuesday October 9, and Thursdays and Sundays from October 14 – November 4. All shows at 8pm. Preston Bradley Center, 941 West Lawrence 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 September screening. For more information, visit http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago.
Upended Productions: Alice
UpEndedProductions@gmail.com, www.UpEndedProductions.com (Use code WFMT)
Upended Productions remounts Alice, an ambulatory multi-disciplinary theatrical experience. The audience, traveling in groups of 15, follows a white rabbit to various locations throughout Evanston’s Main-Dempster Mile neighborhood. Ducking into storerooms and back patios, through bookstores and breweries, the audience IS Alice and southeast Evanston becomes a wonderland. Book chapters are divided among Chicagoland theater companies, artists and musicians. This 90-minute event requires walking and standing and is for ages six and up. Rain or shine. Space is limited, advance purchase recommended.
Valid on Sunday October 7th. Tours begin at 1:00 pm, 1:15 pm, 1:30 p.m., 1:45 pm, & 2:00 pm. Meet at LaCapra State Farm office, 829 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: Nell Gwynn
(312) 595-5600 or purchase tickets online. (Use code WFMT)
Be transported to the flamboyant world of seventeenth-century London, dripping with decadent excess and bawdy amusements. A quick wit and exceptional beauty propel the winsome Nell Gwynn from selling oranges on the streets of London’s burgeoning theater district to performing on its stages. Nell captures the hearts of her audiences—and England’s King Charles II. Thrust into the royal spotlight, the king’s mistress is dealt a new role as the nation’s sweetheart in this song- and dance-filled romantic comedy.
Valid for tickets to any Tuesday-Friday evening performance September 20 through October 31, 2018.
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 800 East Grand Avenue in Chicago.
Saint Sebastian Players: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Email email@example.com (mention WFMT)
Saint Sebastian Players open the company’s 38th season with the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood with music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes. Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer, potentially changing the show’s ending at each performance. For more information, visit saintsebastianplayers.org.
October 26–November 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Bonaventure, 1625 West Diversey in Chicago.
Lifeline Theatre: Frankenstein
(773) 761-4477 (Use code WFMT)
When an unexpected death shatters her family, Victoria retreats into the darkest recesses of her psyche in search of a way forward. To find meaning in this impossible loss, she brings a terrible creation to life – one whose existence threatens all hopes for the future. Haunted and hunted at every turn, Victoria must endure a nightmare journey of the soul in a quest for survival. For more information visit www.lifelinetheatre.com
Valid for Thursday and Friday 7:30 pm performances, September 20 through October 26. Subject to availability. Lifeline Theatre, 6912 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL.
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