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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)
Tuesday, July 5
National Stepper’s Society
Join the National Stepper’s Society for a lunchtime stepper’s party.
Thursday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28
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.
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
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.