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Under The Picasso - July & August 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, July 1

The Chosen Few Don’t miss this lunchtime dance party featuring Chicago’s Chosen Few DJ’s for a preview of the 25th Annual Chosen Few Picnic on Saturday, July4th.Chicago Farmers Market


Thursday, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Farmers Market

The Chicago Farmers Market at Daley Plaza presented by COUNTRY Financial and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.


Monday, July 6

Guitar Sculpture

One man. Two electric guitars. A vast amount of space. A fully-charged atmosphere, Meditative calm and ritual magic.


Tuesday, July 7

National Stepper’s Society

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


Wednesday, July 8

HHW Vocal Arts Ensemble

Enjoy the sounds of the HHW Vocal Arts Ensemble from After School Matters, a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago Teens innovative out-of-school time activities.


Thursday, July 9

After School Matters Dance

The Hi Def Dance Ensemble and Joffrey Ballet perform and variety of dance routines.

 After School Matters Dance Program

Friday, July 10

After School Matters Dance Program

The F.M.C Dance/Pierre Lockett and ASM Dancers perform a variety of dance routines.


Monday, July 13

Piano Concert

Piano concert performed by Mark Damisch, celebrating 40 years of touring the world.


Tuesday, July 14

Femme de Champagne Performs

The Femme de Champagne performs French-inspired original, torchy pop music to celebrate Bastille Day.


Wednesday, July 15

Chicago Park District Youth Boxing Program

Chicago Park District youth boxing program exhibition. Youth and Teens from 21 Chicago Park District operated boxing centers showcase their skills in several exhibition bouts.


Friday, July 17

Classic Ramsey

International jazz legend and lifelong Chicagoan Ramsey Lewis celebrates his 80th birthday with his quartet.


Monday, July 20

Dance Around the World

Chicago Music & Dance International presents, young dancers from the Chicago area program a variety of ethnic dances


Tuesday, July 21

Line Dancing    11:45am - 1:15pm

Come join The Clerk of Circuit Court of Cook County as they celebrate Health First with Line Dancing during your lunchtime hour.


Thursday, July 23After School Matters Jazz Band

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 24

Peruvian Cultural Festival

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


Monday, July 27

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.


Tuesday, July 28

National Day –Flag Raising Ceremony

The Consulate General of Peru celebrates the 194th Anniversary of the National Independence of Peru.


Wednesday, July 29

Barristers Big Band

The Barristers Big Band performs music during the lunch time hour.


Thursday, July 30


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 86 yrs. and represent about 20 Chicago suburbs.


Friday, July 31

Prayers for Peace

Join the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago for a brief program and to pray for peace.


Monday, August 3

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/culture of the Africa Diaspora.


Tuesday, August 4

National Steppers Society

Join the National Steppers Society for a lunchtime steppers party.


Wednesday, August 5

The Chosen Few

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

 Chicago Farmers Market

Thursday, August 6, August 13, August 20 &, August 27

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.


Friday, August 7

First Cry of Independence in Latin America

12 Noon–1:30pm

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


Monday, August 10-Friday, August 14

International Art Festival Under the Picasso


The International Art Festival Under the Picasso will feature works of diversity and international flavor from around the world that includes art, entertainment and exotic goods. For more information contact the Realm Co. Ltd, visit chicagoartfest.com


Friday, August 14

Pakistan Independence Day/Flag Hoisting

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


Saturday, August 15

Flag Hoisting Ceremony


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


Monday, August 17

Indonesian Independence Day


The Indonesian American Community of Illinois will celebrate their Independence Day with a flag raising ceremony.


Wednesday, August 19

Centro American Civic Society/Our Culture in Chicago

Countries representing Central America and their representing queens will participate with folklore music and dance performances. Thursday 20 String Orchestra Music Arrangements The Suzuki String Instrument Studio, Advancing String Ensemble will showcase 10 teenagers and adults playing violin, violas, piano and cello.


Friday, August 21

Ukrainian Independence/Flag Raising Ceremony

The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America celebrates their Independence with the raising of the flag and program featuring music and dance.


Saturday, August 22

House Music Lunch Jam

Enjoy the sounds of a special disco/house music lunch mix during your mid-day break with Mother Diva’s house music DJ set.


Wednesday, August 26

Kidney Action Day


The American Kidney Fund and the CDPH (Chicago Dept. of Public Health) will raise awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease and risk factors. The public is invited to enjoy food, fitness demos, health screenings and entertainment.


Monday, August 31

Malaysian Independence Day

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


August Monday 31–September 1



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