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Under The Picasso Monthly 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)


Tuesday, July 5

National Stepper’s Society

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

 Green onions at the Daley Plaza Farmers Market

Thursday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28

Farmers Market

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


Friday, July 8

Irish Fest Preview

Celebrate the 31st Annual Irish Fest with the music and dance of Ireland.


Monday, July 11

Jeff and Janis

Jeff and Janis present an eclectic variety of favorite selections from the American songbook.


Tuesday, July 12

The Ninja Show Music Showcase

A rhythm and blues showcase featuring Anthony M.


Wednesday, July 13

Chicago Park District Youth Boxing Demonstration

The Chicago Park District youth and teen boxing demonstration at Daley Plaza will allow youth and teens from 21 park districts operated boxing centers to showcase their skills in several exhibition bouts.


Tuesday, July 19

Prayers for Peace

Join the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago for a brief program and to pray for peace.


Wednesday, July 20

Art is Blooming

Southport Performing Arts Conservatory (SPACE) music and dance students perform excerpts from well-known composers and choreographers throughout the performance.


Thursday, July 21

After School Matters Jazz Big Band

A concert of jazz music performed by the students of After School Matters.


Monday, July 25

Chicago Fire House Music Noontime Lunch Jam

Dance Music Authority Magazine & Mother Diva Show Promotions presents come join us as we celebrate the life of Maurice White and a house music tribute to Chicago's own greatest band that ever played any song the elements, Earth, Wind, and Fire.

  • DJ Eric Bell and DJ Emanuel
  • Guest Speaker: Chicago Fire Department representatives
  • Produced and Hosted by: Valencia "Mother Diva" Dantzler


Thursday, July 28

National Day – Flag Raising   9am

The Consulate General of Peru celebrates the 194th Anniversary of the National Independence of Peru.


Thursday, July 28


Kidz Clog & Cloggin’ Craze performs a very energetic and upbeat form of dance, Clogging. The cloggers, male and female range in age from 8 to 87 years and represent about 20 Chicago suburbs.


Friday, July 29

Prayer for Chicago Youth

Progressive Baptist Church comes together to pray for the youth of Chicago.


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

Chicago Farmers Market

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

House Music Lunch Jam

Enjoy the sounds of a special disco/house music lunch mix on your break with Mother Diva’s house music DJ set.


Wednesday, August 31

Malaysian Independence Day 12-1pm

Malaysian Community celebrates their Independence Day with a flag raising ceremony and cultural entertainment.