It's Winter in Chicago - Come Out and Enjoy It @Northerly Island for free!

Have fun while enjoying all the wonders of nature at the tenth annual Polar Adventure Explore Northerly Island and come face-to-face with live animals, engage in winter activities, and create nature-inspired crafts. Dress for the weather as events take place both outdoors and inside the visitor center.

Game Design Contest Empowers the Player

A national video game design contest takes the game controller out of kids’ hands and replaces it with the reins. The National STEM Video Game Challenge, an initiative of the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and E-Line Media, is soliciting applications for its fourth annual game design competition. High school and middle school students are invited to submit entries by February 25, 2015.

Chance The Rapper-Open Mic Tonight!

The first "Open Mike" will take place at Cassidy Theater on Monday February 9, and anyone is welcome to come along and sign up at 4.45pm if they can A) present an Illinois high school I.D. and B) perform.

Are You A Game Changer? Win Passes to Women in Gaming Luncheon from Xbox

Xbox is giving away All Access passes to GDC 2015 plus VIP seats to Xbox’s Women in Gaming Luncheon to some lucky female engineering or computer science students with a passion for gaming!

Youth Peace Grants Program

Mikva Challenge, in conjunction with the Mayor’s Commission for a Safer Chicago, is proud to host the 2015 MLK Youth Peace Initiative, taking place on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 19, 2015, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering @ Argonne National Lab

Are ?you ?a ?problem ?solver? ?Are ?you ?compelled ?to ?understand ?how ?things ?work? ?Come ?join ?Argonne ?National ?Laboratory ?in ?exploring ?the ?world ?of ?engineering ?and ?the ?endless ?possibilities ?a ?career ?in ?this ?exciting ?field ?offers.

YOUmedia Winter Workshop Showcase

YOUmedia is rolling out ALL of our workshops on the same day! Workshops include: Fashion, Gaming, Tinker Studio, Freestyle Writers, Art Installation, Photography, and Video.

Adler Teen Takeover: Dance Your Mass Off

Chicago Teens! Join the Adler Planetarium on Wednesday, December 17, from 6 to 9 pm for our first-ever Teen Takeover, an evening of science, geekery, and fun for Chicago teens.

Yollo Fall (but feels like Winter) Exhibition

See and hear the trippy, weird, extra creative, super talented work of the Fall Yollos. Featuring Street Art Studio, Camera Flux, Mapping Experiments, Sound Production, and Digital Narrative - Difusión Media.

Technologic Art Exhibition @ Chicago Art Department

An exhibition that celebrates making art through technology. Work featured will include robotic drawing, 3D printing, laser cutting, textile circuitry, algorithmic art, image slicing, circuit bending, and prosthetics. Technologic is curated by Chuck Przybyl for Chicago Art Department.