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Under The Picasso - September 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, September 1


The Sidewalk Sale brings some of Chicago’s hottest makers for this two-day selling event. For more information, visit www.aibi.com or email aibi@aibi.com


National Stepper’s SocietyChicago Turkish Festival

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


Wednesday, Sept. 2 thru Saturday Sept. 5 10am-6pm

Chicago Turkish Festival

The Chicago Turkish Festival will celebrate at Daley Plaza, presenting world-famous Turkish cuisine, traditional fashion show with Ottoman flair, festive performances, arts and crafts booths.


Wednesday, September 2

The Chosen Few

Lunchtime dance party featuring Chicago’s Chosen Few DJ’s


Thursday, September 3, September 10, September 17 & September 24Chicago 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. Hours are: 7am to 3pm.


Wednesday, September 9


Enjoy the HOTT Productions NFP Dance Company as they showcase their talent through dance and theatre.


Thursday, September 10

Ethiopian Day

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


Friday, September 11 6:30–8pm

911 Memorial

Cry Out for America will be a cross-denomination, non-partisan time of prayer for our nation and for the families who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. Cry Out for America will also be honoring the memory of the fallen on that fateful day. Our hope is that through this gathering we will give an honest and solemn reflection on the spiritual needs of our nation.


Wednesday, September 16

US Constitution and Citizenship Day

Official Observation of Constitution Day including a naturalization ceremony by US Citizenship and Immigration Service, Navy Band Color Guard, Parade Flags (students from Local college), Secretary White and Veterans Advisory Council.


Friday, September 18

Peace Day

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


Tuesday, September 22

Ashland Avenue

The Forgotten Tropics Band performs alternative rock with psychedelic and jazz influences.


Friday, September 25

Austrian American Day Celebration 12 Noon–1pm

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


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


Monday, September 28

G'Day USA International Tour

The Australian Girls Choir will present a dazzling showcase of song and dance, featuring well known Australian favorites and songs from around the world. The touring choir is made up of 55 choristers from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney Australia.


Tuesday, September 29

Universoul Circus

Come enjoy Universoul Circus as they showcase high energy Caribbean dancers, gymnastic acrobats and “super-silly-ous clowns. Talent that comes from around the United States, China, Ecuador, Trinidad, Tobago and Ethiopia.



September 8

As part of National Preparedness Month, The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency (DHSEM) will showcase the capabilities of the Department to help the residents of Cook County in an emergency. DHSEM will display Mobile Support Vehicle (semi), rescue dump truck, 2 Humvees, water pump and light tower.


September 9–30

“Men at Work; Some of Chicago’s Heros!

65 photos featuring guys from around the city performing all sorts of work, including strikers and commuters. A positive look at some of Chicago’s laborers.