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Under The Picasso - May Schedule

Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

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)


Friday, May 1

2015 Law Week Celebration

Annual celebration of Law Week: Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law. Speeches will be given by ChAssociation members and music will be provided by the Chicago Bar Association Choir, made up entirely of attorneys.


Saturday, May 2

Polish American Committee

Flag Raising at 8am to celebrate the Polish Community’s contributions to Chicago.


Tuesday, May 5

National Stepper’s Society

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


Wednesday, May 8 & Thursday, May 7

World Fair Trade Day 9am-6pm

Chicago Fair Trade and Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection present the World Fair Trade Day Celebration. 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 ways people here can be involved. For more information visit chicagofairtrade.org.


Friday, May 8

Croatian American Day 10am-3pm

Traditional Croatian folk songs, dance and music will be performed by various Chicago Croatian folk ensembles.


Monday, May 11

Romanian Independence Day

A brief history of the importance of Romanian Independence Day followed by music and folk dance performed by the Holy Nativity Romanian Orthodox Church Dancers.


Tuesday, May 12

Spring Showcase Preview

CPS Advanced Arts Program-Performing Arts Department present a preview of the Spring Performing Arts Showcase on May 20 and 21 at the Gallery 37 Arts Center, 66 E. Randolph St. The showcase will feature Chicago Public School juniors and seniors from the Honors Dance, Jazz Band Vocal and Theatre Arts programs.


Wednesday, May13

The Chosen Few

Lunchtime dance party with Chicago’s Chosen Few DJs. Join us as we countdown to the 25th Anniversary Chosen Few Picnic – July 4th.


Thursday, May 14Chicago's Farmers Markets

Farmer's Market Kick-Off 11am-1pm

The Chicago Farmers Market at Daley Plaza opens for the season at 7am until 3pm. Enjoy a brief program at 11am when COUNTRY Financial and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events reveal the winner of the 8th Annual Reusable Bag Design Contest. The year's artistic theme is “Live, Love, Be Green” and the winning design will appear on bags distributed throughout the season.


Friday, May 15

Edison Drummers

The Edison Drummers, a group of 45 Chicago Public School students in grades 4-6 will be performing original rhythms influenced by Japanese, African and Afro-Caribbean drumming.


Monday, May 18 – Friday, May 22 10am-5pm

Asian American Festival

Come enjoy authentic ethnic cuisine, cultural performances, arts exhibition, Asian-inspired activities and retail products.


Saturday, May 23Wreath Laying Ceremony

Chicago Memorial Day Celebration

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


Wednesday, May 27

Asian American Social Club

The Asian American Social Club will present an award presentation, folk dance and cultural program.


Thursday, May 28

Your Health Event – Yoga

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County presents Yoga Instruction beginning at 12:30pm to 1:30pm in the East Lobby of the Daley Center.