GEMS World Academy presents a panel discussion, "Empowering Girls to Explore STEM," tonight at 1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor, from 6 to 8pm. On the panel will be Kate Eyler-Werve, digital project manager at Mightybytes; Dr. Michelle Larson, president and CEO of Adler Planetarium; and Theresa E. Mintle, CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Tom Alexander, COO of 1871, moderates, and Geoff Jones, founding head of GEMS World Academy-Chicago, will give opening remarks. Free; RSVP here.
The Moth holds their monthly StorySLAM at Martyrs' tonight at 8:00pm. Volunteers from the audience tell a five-minute story on stage, and the stories are judged by a panel of audience members. Admission is a mere $8 at the door. Martyrs': 3855 North Lincoln. (773) 404-9494.
Fans of the neo-Soul movement (think JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, etc.) will want to flock to Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., for Gedeon Luke's show tonight. Get funky — or dare we say, super funky — with this rising soulster from Memphis and maybe bump your hips up against a new friend. Show starts at 8pm.Tickets are a measly $10. 21+