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Under The Picasso Monthly Schedule

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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 7

The Chosen Few

Lunchtime dance party featuring Chicago’s Chosen Few DJs

 Cherries

Thursday, September 1, 8, 14, 21 & 28

Chicago Farmers Market

Join us for the freshest produce of the season at Chicago’s longest running farmers market, presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and COUNTRY Financial. Visit the Farmers Market located on Daley Plaza every Thursday from May to October. Hours are: 7am to 3pm.

 

Thursday, September 8

Ethiopian Day

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

 

Friday, September 9

World Music FestivalTsukasa Taiko

Tsukasa Taiko

Join us for the opening concert of World Music Festival Chicago 2016! Tsukasa Taiko's performances are dominated by a chorus of taikos generating thunderous rhythms, a visceral kick that audiences won’t soon forget. Taiko’s vast repertoire represents many traditional Japanese approaches. The group taps into theatrical influences as well as giving musical voice to the natural beauty and majesty of different parts of Japan; they also reflect on the country’s deep spirituality. In each case, bandleader, Tatsu Aoki and company re-imagine the traditional folklore with a thoroughly contemporary perspective.

 

Wednesday, September 14

Gospel House Music Lunch Hour with DJ John Goings

Feed your soul with foot stomping, tambourine shaking, good time gospel house music. The event includes a church style hair show by the Avenue Academy of Beauty. The lunch hour is hosted and produced by Madam Ambassador of House Music, Valencia “Mother Diva” Dantzler.

 

Friday, September 16

US Constitution and Citizenship Day

Illinois’ 7th annual celebration of National Constitution and Citizenship Day includes a naturalization ceremony by US Citizenship and Immigration Services, a program that includes the U.S. Navy Band, Secretary of State Jesse White and the Veterans’ Advisory Council.

 

Tuesday, September 20

This Is Australia

The Young Australian Broadway Chorus presents song and dance versions of Australian Rock performed by teenagers.

 

Friday, September 23

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.

 

Monday, September 26

Austrian American Day Celebration

The Austrian American Council Midwest celebrates Austrian American Day with a flag raising followed by a speaking program, music and dancing.

 

Tuesday, September 27

Universoul Circus

Enjoy Universoul Circus as they showcase electrifying performances for the entire family. Acts include, mind bending contortionists, fresh face clowns, aerial acts and extreme motor sports.

 

Wednesday, September 28 – Friday, September 30

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 and merchants from around the city.

 

Friday, September 30

Chinese Flag Raising 10:30am

The Chinese American Association in Greater Chicago will showcase colorful and peaceful cultural traditions of China to celebrate the 66th Anniversary of the P.R. of China.

 

Tuesday, October 4

National Stepper’s Society

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

 

Wednesday, October 5

The Chosen Few

Lunchtime dance party featuring Chicago’s Chosen Few DJs.

 

Thursday, October 6, 13, 20 & 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.

 

Wednesday, October 12

Hispanic Heritage Month “Song & Dance”

Enjoy folk dancers and music to celebrate the 2nd Hispanic Celebration on Daley Plaza.

 

Monday, October 17–21

Chicago Ideas Week

With “Portals” in Daley Plaza, you’ll have the opportunity to step into a portal outfitted with immersive, live-streaming audio-visual technology that will put you face-to-face with someone on the other side of the world. Stop by throughout week to experience curated programs with cities around the world.

 

Wednesday, October 19

Octoberfest House Music Lunch Jam

Come join us on your lunch break for our last house music event for 2016, with DJ Brown Sugar, DJ Emanuel and DJ Purple.

This is house music with a purpose of staying healthy in house music. Learn important health and wellness information as you get your dance on.

Produced and 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.