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Under The Picasso - October 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)

Wednesday, September 30 – October 2

Fall Festival Chicago

The Fall Festival Chicago is a multicultural celebration of the changing of the seasons leading up to October fest. It will highlight local musical talents, artists, crafters and merchants from around the city. Come and join one of the many celebrations the city of Chicago has to offer, something for the entire family.


Thursday, October 1

Chinese Flag Raising

The Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago will showcase the cultural traditions of China to celebrate the 66th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.


Thursday, October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29Chicago Farmers Markets

Chicago Farmers Markets

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.


Tuesday, October 6

National Stepper’s Society

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


Wednesday, October 7

The Chosen Few

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


Thursday, October 8

Million Dollar Quartet

Enjoy the musical performance by Chicago's hit musical Million Dollar Quartet


Friday, October 9

Braga Choirs from South Korea

Enjoy the sounds of the Braga Choirs from Incheon, South Korea.


Tuesday, October 13

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.


Wednesday, October 14

1st Annual Hispanic Celebration

Enjoy folkloric dancers as they celebrate the 1st Annual Hispanic Celebration on Daley Plaza.


Friday, October 16

Wired FridaysRoy Davis Jr.

Wired Fridays kicks off this fall with a FREE one-time-only dance party on Daley Plaza featuring legendary DJ Roy Davis Jr. on Friday, October 16 from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are invited to switch up their lunchtime routine and dance the hour away outdoors celebrating Chicago-made electronic dance music. The series continues on the first and third Friday of the month on Randolph Square in the Chicago Cultural Center.


Tuesday, October 20

Country Music

Bobby Davila performs music by Bob Dylan.


Wednesday, October 21

Nottingham High School Band

The Nottingham High School Band, an all-male band featuring a barbershop trio from the United Kingdom will perform on Daley Plaza as a stop on their arts tour of Chicago.


Friday, October 23

12 Noon-2pm

Ocotberfest House Music Lunch Jam

Dj's Deezo, Whpk Derrick "The Deacon" and Amanda Dj Luv Bug spinning a special Latin House Music Set on vinyl hosted by Madam Ambassador Of House Music Valencia" Mother Diva" Dantzler.


Photo Exhibit:

October 1-31

The National Italian American Council presents a photo exhibit highlighting Italian American history dating from World War II to the present. Photographs, documents, artistic descriptions and text explaining the history of Italian American culture will be featured.