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Under The Picasso - May & June Schedule

Daley Plaza Farmers Market

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents FREE cultural programs year round weekdays at Noon at the Daley Civic Center located at 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602.

Performances begin @ 12 Noon (schedule is subject to change)


Monday, May 2

2016 Law Week Celebration

Annual celebration of Law Week: Miranda: More Than Words. Speeches will be given by Association members and music will be provided by the Chicago Bar Association Barristers Big Band, which is made up entirely of attorneys.


Tuesday, May 3

Polish American Committee

Chicago’s Polish Community will celebrate their contributions to city with a flag raising and program.


Tuesday, May 3

National Stepper’s Society

Join the National Stepper’s Society for a lunchtime dance hour.


Wednesday, May 4 & Thursday, May 5

World Fair Trade Day  9am–6pm

Chicago Fair Trade and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection presents’ the World Fair Trade Day Celebration. On Wednesday, May 6th at noon, WBEZ will broadcast Worldview live from the marketplace. Fair Trade and local Chicago business owners will share their stories of how fair trade is transforming communities and the different ways people here can be involved. For more information, visit www.chicagofairtrade.org.


Monday, May 9

Spring Showcase Preview

The CPS Advanced Arts Program provides CPS High School Juniors and Seniors Honors and Advanced Placement coursework in the performing, visual and culinary arts.


Tuesday, May 10

Romanian Dance Groups “Mioritza” and Hora”

A brief history of the importance of Romanian Independence Day followed by music and folk dances from different regions of the country.


Wednesday, May 11

Asian American Heritage Month

Award ceremony and dance promoting Asian culture, heritage and recognizing individuals for their community service.


Thursday, May 12Daley Plaza Farmers Market

Farmer’s Market Kick-Off  11:30am–1pm

The Chicago Farmers Market at Daley Plaza opens for the season beginning at 7am until 3pm. Enjoy a brief program at 11:30am when COUNTRY Financial and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events reveal the winner of the 9th Annual Reusable Bag Design Contest. The year's artistic theme is "Our Farms, Your Tables" and the winning design will appear on bags distributed throughout the season while supplies last. Live music will follow the program.


Friday, May 13

Croatian American Day

Traditional Croatian folk songs, dance and music performed by various Chicago Croatian Folk Ensembles.


Monday, May 16 – Friday, May 20

Asian American Festival  10am–6pm

Come enjoy authentic ethnic cuisine, cultural performances, arts exhibition, Asian-inspired activities and retail products. For more information visit aafmaychicago.org Noon to 1pm MONDAY, MAY 23 & TUESDAY, MAY 24 The ALS Association of Greater Chicago presents Walsher Clemons, a Chicago based band performing a blend of rock, funk, jazz and pop music that keeps you hanging on every guitar solo.


Thursday, May 26

Housequake Memorial Weekend Kick-Off Tribute to Prince & Janet Jackson Birthday Fan Jam

Dance Music Authority Magazine & Mother Diva Show Promotions presents the afternoon house music work out set you don't want to miss.

Get out your Raspberry Berets "The Kind You Find at The Second Hand Store", your purple wardrobe, and a big hoop earring with a key in it. Come and enjoy a  house music tribute to Prince and 50th birthday tribute to Janet Jackson featuring Celebrity Disc Jockey DJ Sean Legend, WKKC 89.3 FM DJ Brian Frazier, Gary Indiana- DJ Ron Adams, I Love House Music Fridays DJ Hula Mahone.

Hosted & Produced by Madam Ambassador of House Music Valencia "Mother Diva" Dantzler 


Saturday, May 28Chicago Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

Chicago Memorial Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony

The City of Chicago will honor the men & women who gave their lives in service to their country while protecting our nation’s freedom. The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin at 11am at the Eternal Flame on Daley Center Plaza. The Parade on State Street begins at Noon from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.


Tuesday, May 31

Edison Drummers

The Edison Drummers, a group of 45 Chicago Public School students. The 4th-6th graders write and perform original rhythms influenced by Japanese, African and Afro-Caribbean drumming.


Wednesday, June 1

The Chosen Few

Lunchtime dance party featuring Chicago’s Chosen Few DJ’s. A preview of the 26th Annual Chosen Few Picnic, July 2 & 3.


Thursday, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Farmers Market

The Chicago Farmers Market at Daley Plaza presented by COUNTRY Financial and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.


Friday, June 3

Hot Mix 5, Inc.

WBMX Radio is celebrating their 35th Anniversary, music and a chance to win tickets to the Hot Mix 5 Festival at McCormick Place June 11th. For more information visit Hotmix5festival.com


Monday, June 6Chicago BLues Festival

Chicago Blues Festival Preview

Enjoy the sounds of Theo Huff’s Blues Band at the Daley Plaza and help kick- off the Chicago Blues Festival, June 10–12, 2016 held in Grant Park.


Tuesday, June 7

Live Healthy Discover Nature 10am–2pm

The Forest Preserves of Cook County will provide a musical noon time performance to support its annual Live Healthy Discover Nature event.


Friday, June 10

118th Anniversary of Philippine Independence Flag Raising Ceremony

9–10am at Daley Plaza


Philippine Cultural Fashion Show - Noon

A Philippine Independence Celebration with a cultural showcase of Philippine dance and fashion show.


Monday, June 13

Musical Showcase

Showcase of children ages 5-16 playing piano and singing to classical, broadway, pop and rock.


Tuesday, June 14

National Steppers Society

Join the National Steppers Society for a lunchtime stepper’s party.


Thursday, June 16

Chicago World Refugee Day Concert

Chicago observes the persecution forcing millions to flee from their homelands and celebrates contributions made by refugees worldwide with musical acts from our city’s refugee communities.


Friday, June 17

Bike to Work Rally 7am-9am

Come join The Active Transportation Alliance celebrate Bike to Work at Daley Plaza with free give-a-ways, bike-themed entertainment, educational programming and more!


Monday, June 20

LOG-U Korean Women’s Choir

The LOG-U Korean Women’s Choir members from South, Korea perform at the Daley Plaza while visiting the U.S.


Wednesday, June 22Taste of Chicago Preview

Taste of Chicago Preview 11am – 3pm

Enjoy a sampling of Taste of Chicago’s newest and favorite food items at this sneak preview of Chicago’s favorite picnic in the park at Daley Plaza. The 36th Annual Taste of Chicago takes place July 6- 10 in Grant Park.


Thursday, June 23

Line Dancing

Health First- The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County presents Line Dancing at Daley Plaza.


Monday, June 27

Salute to LGBT Veterans

Join the Commission on Human Relations Advisory Council on Veterans and the City of Chicago’s Annual Salute to LGBT Veterans


Saturday, June 25

Serve-A-Thon 7am-5pm

Imagine a Chicago where everyone is rooting for each other. At Chicago Cares, that’s our dream. That’s why this June 25, we’ll gather 5,000 Chicagoans to volunteer side by side at Chicago Cares’ Serve-a-thon, the city’s largest day of volunteering. We’ll work hard, play hard and give back, together. Register today for Chicago’s largest single day of service! Visit chicagocares.org/sat for more information.


Wednesday, June 29

The Chosen Few

Lunchtime dance party featuring Chicago’s Chosen Few DJ’s. A preview of the 26th Annual Chosen Few Picnic, July 2 & 3.


Thursday, June 30

Performing Arts Presentation

Enjoy the performances of Teens from After School Matters Gallery 37 as they perform vocal and dance programs.