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Under The Picasso - July 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)


Wednesday, July 1

The Chosen Few Don’t miss this lunchtime dance party featuring Chicago’s Chosen Few DJ’s for a preview of the 25th Annual Chosen Few Picnic on Saturday, July4th.Chicago Farmers Market


Thursday, July 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.


Monday, July 6

Guitar Sculpture

One man. Two electric guitars. A vast amount of space. A fully-charged atmosphere, Meditative calm and ritual magic.


Tuesday, July 7

National Stepper’s Society

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


Wednesday, July 8

HHW Vocal Arts Ensemble

Enjoy the sounds of the HHW Vocal Arts Ensemble from After School Matters, a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago Teens innovative out-of-school time activities.


Thursday, July 9

After School Matters Dance

The Hi Def Dance Ensemble and Joffrey Ballet perform and variety of dance routines.

 After School Matters Dance Program

Friday, July 10

After School Matters Dance Program

The F.M.C Dance/Pierre Lockett and ASM Dancers perform a variety of dance routines.


Monday, July 13

Piano Concert

Piano concert performed by Mark Damisch, celebrating 40 years of touring the world.


Tuesday, July 14

Femme de Champagne Performs

The Femme de Champagne performs French-inspired original, torchy pop music to celebrate Bastille Day.


Wednesday, July 15

Chicago Park District Youth Boxing Program

Chicago Park District youth boxing program exhibition. Youth and Teens from 21 Chicago Park District operated boxing centers showcase their skills in several exhibition bouts.


Monday, July 20

Dance Around the World

Chicago Music & Dance International presents, young dancers from the Chicago area program a variety of ethnic dances


Tuesday, July 21

Line Dancing    11:45am - 1:15pm

Come join The Clerk of Circuit Court of Cook County as they celebrate Health First with Line Dancing during your lunchtime hour.


Thursday, July 23After School Matters Jazz Band

After School Matters Jazz Band

A jazz band comprised of Chicago’s high school students who have auditioned to participate in the After School Matters (ASM) summer music program.


Friday, July 24

Peruvian Cultural Festival

The Peruvian Arts Society presents a Cultural Festival presentation featuring, Peruvian Folklore Music & Dance that showcases their heritage and culture.


Monday, July 27

Summer Disco/Old School/ House Music Lunch Jam

Enjoy the sounds of a special disco/house music lunch mix on your break. Get your house music work out on and be refreshed to continue your work day.


Tuesday, July 28

National Day –Flag Raising Ceremony

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


Wednesday, July 29

Barristers Big Band

The Barristers Big Band performs music during the lunch time hour.


Thursday, July 30


Kidz Clog & Cloggin’ Craze performs a very energetic and upbeat form of dance, Clogging. The cloggers, male and female range in age from 8 yrs. to 86 yrs. and represent about 20 Chicago suburbs.


Friday, July 31

Prayers for Peace

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