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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, August 1
26th Annual African Festival of the Arts
Africa International House USA, Inc. preview of the 27th Annual African Festival of the Arts showcasing African drumming, fashions, African Arts & Crafts and more.
Tuesday, August 2
National Steppers Society
Join the National Steppers Society for a lunchtime steppers party.
Wednesday, August 3
The Chosen Few
Lunchtime dance party featuring Chicago’s Chosen Few DJs
Thursday, August 4, 11, 18 & 25
Join us for the freshest produce of the season at the Daley Plaza Farmers Market presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and COUNTRY Financial. Visit the market located on Daley Plaza every Thursday from May to October. Hours are: 7am to 3pm.
Friday, August 5
Barristers Big Band
Enjoy music during the lunch hour with a concert by the Barrister Big Band.
Monday, August 8
Dance Celebration with Toni Shelton
Join Toni Shelton aka Queen of House Music for a lunchtime dance party.
Tuesday, August 9
First Cry of Independence in Latin America
Colonia De Cotopaxi – Ecuador celebrates their Independence Day with a flag raising ceremony and programming that includes Folkloric music.
Wednesday, August 10
Kidney Action Day 11am
The American Kidney Fund and the CDPH (Chicago Dept. of Public Health) will raise awareness of chronic kidney disease and it’s risk factors with fitness demonstrations, health screenings and entertainment.
Friday, August 12
Pakistan Independence Day/Flag Hoisting
The Consulate General of Pakistan will celebrate the Independence of Pakistan with kids performances, live music, dance and more.
Monday, August 15–19 9am–5pm
International Art Festival Under the Picasso
The International Art Festival Under the Picasso will offer diversity and international flavor from around the world with art, entertainment and exotic goods. For more information visit: chicagoartfest.com
Monday, August 15
India Independence Day Flag Hoisting Ceremony 8:30am-12pm
The Consulate General of India-Chicago will celebrate their Independence with a flag rainsing ceremony followed by a speaking program and cultural entertainment.
Wednesday, August 17
Indonesian Independence Day 9am–9:30am
The Indonesian American Community of Illinois will celebrate their Independence Day with a flag raising ceremony.
Thursday, August 18
Falun Dafa Exercise Performance
Mid-USA Falun Dafa Association showcases a brief introduction of self-cultivation Falun Dafa and exercise demonstration.
Tuesday, August 23
Ukrainian Independence/Flag Raising
The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America celebrates their independence with a flag raising ceremony and program featuring music and dance.
Monday, August 29
Dance Music Authority Magazine & Mother Diva Show Promotions Presents
Michael "Jack: The House Music Tribute King Of Pop Marries House Music Birthday Showcase
Come join us on your lunch break for what would have been The King Of Pop's 58th Birthday as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary Of The Dangerous Album
Featuring Hot Mj House Music Remixes
Produced & Hosted By Valencia "Mother Diva" Dantzler The Madam Ambassador Of House Music
Sound & Equipment Provided By Eric Bell
Wednesday, August 31
Malaysian Independence Day 12-1pm
Malaysian Community celebrates their Independence Day with a flag raising ceremony and cultural entertainment.