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Under The Picasso - September Schedule

Chicago Farmers Market on Daley Plaza

The Daley Center is located at 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

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


Tuesday, September 2

National Stepper’s Society

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


Friday, September 5

Pray Chicago 11:30am – 1pm

A gathering of community leaders addressing the issues of violence in our city through prayer, music and a call to action.


Thursday, September 4, 11, 18 and 25Chicago Farmers Market

Chicago Farmers Market

Join us for the freshest produce of the season.  Presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and COUNTRY Financial.  Visit the Chicago Farmers Market located on Daley Plaza every Thursday from May to October.  For more information, call the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events at 312.744.3316 or visit website:  chicagofarmersmarkets.us


Wednesday, September 10

Heart Health/Line Dancing

Get energized, Get Moving, Get Heart Smart with line dancing presented by The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.


Thursday, September 11

Cry Out for America

Cry Out for America is a cross-denomination, non-partisan time  of prayer for our nation to honor the memory of the fallen on September 11, 2001. Our hope is that through this gathering we will give an honest and solemn reflection on the spiritual needs of our nation.  For more information visit: awakeningamerica.us


Friday, September 12

Ethiopian Day

The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago celebrates Ethiopian Day with a flag raising, a display of artifacts and a musical performance by the Ethiopian Community Children’s Group.


Tuesday, September 16

6th Annual US Constitution and Citizenship Day

The Official Observation of US Constitution Day includes a naturalization ceremony by USCIS  presided over by Judge Joan Gottschall, keynote speech by Secretary of State Jesse White and performances by the US Navy Band.


Friday, September 19

Peace Day Noon – 1pm

The Peace School Build the Peace Committee presents a Call to Peace Flag Ceremony, cultural performances, music, speeches and a minute of silence.


Chicago Football Classic Pep Rally 1:30 – 2:30pm

The Chicago Football Classic Pep Rally, an annual event open to the public features drumlins and majorettes from the participating HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) schools.  It is to inspire and educate the public on HBCU schools and the game.


Tuesday, September 23

David Bowie Tribute Concert

Celebrating the opening day of the “David Bowie Is” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.  WXRT, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the MCA present a concert at Daley Plaza featuring the Sons of the Silent Age, the leading David Bowie cover band.  Sons of the Silent Age, led by Chris Connelly (ministry and the Revolting Cocks) and Matt Walker (Morrissey and Smashing Pumpkins), honors the music and aesthetic of David Bowie in their impressive selection of songs taken from the eclectic and extensive canon of David Bowie.


Thursday, September 25

China Day Flag Raising

The Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago (CAAGC) celebrates China Day with a flag raising followed by speaking program, music and the Chinese lion and dragon dance.


Friday, September 26

Austrian American Day Celebration

The Austrian American Council Midwest celebrates Austrian American Day with a flag raising followed by a speaking program and Austrian-Viennese music and dance.


Tuesday, September 30

Great Chicago Fire Festival Kick-Off

The Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and Redmoon present the Great Chicago Fire Festival Kick-Off, an interactive event featuring live music by Redmoon’s original spectacle contraption and The Mobile DJ Unit.  An underground Chicago DJ mixes live tunes while an onboard bubble machine leaves fields of delicate bubbles in his wake.  Also present are eight interactive Great Chicago Fire Writing Kiosks.  Participants can write themselves a short letter prompted by the two Great Chicago Fire Festival mission prompts “I overcome…” and “I celebrate…”. The letters will be included as a part of the Great Chicago Fire Festival performance on Oct. 4th and ceremonially burned as a part of the Grand Spectacle acknowledging the fire of 1871 and rebirth or our city.



September 22-26

The Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago (CAAGC) features ethnic photos and a Chinese calligraphy display.