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Under The Picasso - August 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)


Friday, August 1, 2014

The McDance Company

Enjoy the dance moves from The McCarthy School of Dance as student show off their Irish Step Dance.


Monday, August 4, 2014

25th Annual African Festival of the Arts

Africa International House USA, Inc. will organize and host a one hour celebratory event in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the African Festival of the Arts focused on the art and culture of the Africa Diaspora.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

National Steppers Society

Join the National Steppers Society for a lunchtime steppers party.


Thursday, August 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2014Fresh green onions for sale at the Daley Plaza Farmers Market

Chicago Farmers Market 7am to 3pm                     

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: chicagofarmersmarket.us


Friday, August 8, 2014

First Cry of Independence in Latin America

Colonia De Cotopaxi – Ecuador celebrates their Independence Day with a flag raising ceremony and program featuring Folkloric groups and singers.


Monday, August 11 to Friday, August 15, 2014

International Arts Festival Under the Picasso 9am to 5pm

The International Arts Festival is a culmination of various performing and creative artist and crafters from across the country and around the world. Artists from America, Africa, Asia, South America and Europe will be showcasing their talents and art in different forms. For more information visit: chicagoartfest.com or 312.493.6099.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Indian Independence Day

The Associations of Indians in America (AIA) celebrate the Independence Day of India with cultural dances and awards ceremony.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pakistan Independence Day/Flag Hoisting

The Consulate General of Pakistan, celebrate the Independence of Pakistan with kids performances, live music, dance and a brief ceremony.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Flag Hoisting Ceremony 11:30am

The Federation of Indian Associations Chicago (FIA) will celebrate their Independence with a flag raising ceremony followed by a speaking program and cultural entertainment.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014                  

Centro American Civic Society/Our Culture in Chicago

Countries representing Central America and their representing queens will participate in a celebration featuring folklore music and dance performances.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Jeff and Janis Music Around the World

A lunchtime performance showcasing music from various countries along with American classics and pop.


Friday, August 22, 2014                            

Ukrainian Independence/Flag Raising

The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America celebrates their Independence with a flag raising ceremony followed by a program featuring music and dance.


Monday, August 25, 2014                        

Uruguay’s Independence Day

The Consulate General of Uruguay in Chicago celebrates their Independence with a flag raising and wreath laying ceremony.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014                  

Kidney Action Day 10am to 2pm

The American Kidney Fund And the CDPH (Chicago Dept. of Public Health) raise awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease and risk factors. The event will feature food, fitness demos, health screenings and entertainment.


Friday, August 29, 2014                            

Malaysian  Independence Day

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


PHOTO & VIDEO EXHIBIT              

August 22 - September 5, 2014

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

Baltic communities worldwide will mark the 70th year since thousands of refugees, or displaced persons, fled westward from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the last months of WW II to escape the Nazi and Soviet occupation of their war-ravaged homelands.