Need to visit the Art Institute for a class? Want to build up your artsy/intellectual street-cred? Have no money? Never fear! For all of February, the Art Institute has free general admission and discounted tickets for the new Edvard Munch exhibition, which is guaranteed to be at least a little awesome. They're also having a bunch of special poetry and music events. So scrounge up some money for bus fare and head downtown! You can even take all of that money you've saved and head down Michigan or State street.
For more details, go to the Art Institute's Free February website