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Under The Picasso Monthly Schedule


Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St. • FREE Cultural Programs Year-Round

Performances Begin at 12 Noon


Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial®

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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.

(schedule is subject to change)


Tuesday, August 1

MLS (Major League Soccer)

Feel the excitement of the Major League Soccer All Star Game, taking place on Daley Plaza Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August between the hours of 10am to 1pm. Come out to witness a giant Soccer Ball, Audi Rivalry Cars, a giant Connect Four Game, as well as other photo opportunities. Also, come join MLS on Wednesday August 2nd, on the grounds of Soldier Field for more fun and excitement.


Wednesday, August 2

Chosen Few

Come join the Chosen Few DJs at a lunchtime dance party celebrating Chicago House Music.


Thursday, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial®

Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial®

Daley Plaza Farmers Market Hours, 7am-3pm

Stop by the longest running Chicago City Market for fresh seasonal produce, flowers, prepared foods and more. The Chicago City Markets are presented by COUNTRY Financial®, the City of Chicago encourages everyone to visit Daley Plaza or their neighborhood market this season to shop local and shop fresh. A complete list of city-run markets, along with dates and times are listed at chicagofarmersmarkets.us


Thursday, August 3

African Festival Preview

African International House USA, Inc

Enjoy a preview of the upcoming African Festival featuring live music and traditional dance.


Friday, August 4

Dance with Janet

Join Dance with Janet to learn and enjoy the hottest new line dances performed by dancers from the Chicagoland suburbs. Lessons are in person or online. Visit www.dancewithjanet.com for details.

 Everyone’s Picasso

Tuesday, August 8

Everyone’s Picasso

The City of Chicago will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Picasso at Everyone’s Picasso – a restaging event of the 1967 unveiling at Daley Plaza on at noon. Originally met with mixed reviews by the public, the Picasso has become a Chicago icon attracting visitors from around the world. The 50th anniversary and restaging will welcome Chicagoans and visitors alike, and include both attendees present at the original 1976 unveiling, as well as engage a new generation of young people with the artwork.


Thursday, August 10

COUNTRY Financial – Ice Cream Social

Everyone loves ice cream and marching bands! Join COUNTRY Financial on the plaza at noontime for a live Marching Band and free samples of ice cream. Ice cream sampling will begin at 10:30am while supplies last.


Monday, August 14

Consulate General of Pakistan

Join Chicago’s Pakistani community for the raising of the flag of Pakistan along with a celebration featuring music, a speaking program and performances.


Tuesday, August 15

Consulate General of India

Join Chicago’s Indian community for a flag raising, followed by a cultural program that includes traditional music and dancing.


Wednesday, August 17

Indonesian American Community

Join Chicago’s Indonesian community for a flag raising.


Thursday, August 17

Federation of Indian Association

Join us at 11:45am for the raising of the flag of India followed by traditional cultural programming.


Tuesday, August 22

Queens of House DJ’s

Join the Queens of the House DJs for a house music jam session beginning at noon.


Wednesday, August 23

Husky Love Band

Enjoy live music from the Husky Love Band performing the classics from rock, blues, pop music and more.


Thursday, August 24

Ukrainian Congress Committee of America

Your invited to help celebrate the 28th Ukrainian Anniversary with a flag raising along with remarks by the UCCA president.


Monday, August 28

Toni Shelton Productions and The Waughsome Group

The 2nd annual all female DJ line-up playing house music for those who love to dance.


Tuesday, August 29

Michael Jackson Tribute

Michael "Jack" The House Music Tribute: The King of Pop Marries House Music

Come celebrate on the plaza, Michael Jackson's 59th birthday with beautiful house music remixes. We will celebrate 30 years of the "Bad Album", 35 years of the "Thriller Alum", and 50 years of the Jackson 5. This program will be hosted by Madam Ambassador of House Music, Valencia" Mother Diva" Dantzler.


Wednesday, August 30

Thriller Night

Come out and join us at noon, in the celebration of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, performed by Chicago’s vey on Rico Hampton giving tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.


Thursday, August 31

Malaysian Club of Chicago

Celebrate Malaysian independence with a flag raising.