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Under The Picasso - July Schedule

Clothing vendor at the Chicago Sidewalk Sale Jewelry vendor at the Chicago Sidewalk Sale

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents FREE cultural programs year round weekdays at Noon at the Daley Civic Center.  

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

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


Tuesday, July 1

National Stepper’s Society

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


Wednesday, July 2

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. For more information visit twitlonger.com/show/n_1s0ufhs


Thursday, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31Fresh green onions for sale at the Daley Plaza Farmers Market

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. For more information, call the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events at 312-744-3316 or visit chicagofarmersmarket.us


Wednesday, July 9

Irish Fest Preview

The Irish American Heritage Center (IAHC) will celebrate its’ upcoming Irish Fest, July 11-14 with a sneak preview at the Daley Plaza of music and dance.


Thursday, July 10

Gospel Music

Enjoy the sounds of an a cappella group from the Church of God as they perform soul stirring gospel music.


Friday, July 11

Barristers Big Band

The Barristers Big Band will perform music during the lunch time hour.


Tuesday, July 15

After School Matters Dance Program

Chicago teens from After School Matters perform a variety of dance routines.


Wednesday, July 16

Chicago Park District Youth Boxing Program

Young Boxers representing the 20 Chicago Park District Youth Boxing, put on an exhibition in an actual boxing ring. Boxing instructors give pointers and work out with young boxers.


Thursday, July 17

After School Matters Vocal Arts Ensemble

Enjoy the sounds of Chicago teens from After School Matters Vocal Arts Ensemble.


Monday, July 21

Southport Performing Arts Conservatory

An Afternoon of music- students from Chicago’s Southport Performing Arts Conservatory perform a variety of music, popular dance and short theater series.

 Chicago Sidewalk Sale

Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23

Chicago Sidewalk Sale 9am–3pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events presents a two-day shopping event featuring a runway show at Noon, on both days with the latest looks of the summer season from participating Chicago designers and local boutiques.

For more information visit fashionfocuschicago.org


Thursday, July 24

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 25

Peruvian Festival

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


Monday, July 28

National Day –Flag Raising Ceremony 11:30am–12:15pm

The Consulate General of Peru celebrates the 193rd Anniversary of the National Independence of Peru.


Tuesday, July 29

Choir Performance

The Louisiana Baptist All-State Youth Choir performs a lunch time concert of Christian music.


Wednesday, July 30

Music Showcase

A music showcase filled with singing and dancing featuring JP the voice, Yemi Marie, A love, Micah, Brezzy and Anthony M.


Thursday, July 31


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 70 yrs. and represent about 20 Chicago suburbs.