Under The Picasso banner, Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington

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®

(click on image to enlarge)


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)


Monday, May 1

The Chicago Bar Association – Law Week Annual Celebration

The Chicago Bar Association will present a program to celebrate Law Week featuring live music by the CBA Chorus and Symphony.


Wednesday, May 3 & Thursday, May 4

Chicago Fair Trade Organization

Chicago Fair Trade will highlight the work they have done to make Chicago the epicenter for fair trade in the USA. Chicago Fair Trade members will share their stories of creating a more just world through Fair Trade.


Friday, May 5

John J. Lukancic Middle School Band

Enjoy the Spring Tour Revue of the John J Lukancic Middle School Band. They will present an assortment of jubilant music from their repertoire, sung by a host of 7th and 8th graders.


Wednesday, May 10

Romanian Independence Day

A brief history of the importance of Romanian Independence Day followed by music and folk dances from different regions of the country.


Thursday, May 11Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial®

Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial®

Daley Plaza Farmers Market Opens (7am-3pm)

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to kick off summer with the Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial® at the Daley Plaza Markets. Among the activities starting at 11:30am, COUNTRY Financial® will announce the winner of the 10th Annual Reusable Bag Design Contest and then provide free, reusable bags to shoppers. This year’s winning design will be based on the theme “Give, Grow and Be Green” and will be featured on thousands of reusable bags distributed throughout the season. Residents are encouraged to visit 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.


Monday, May 22 - Friday, May 26

Asian American Festival (9am-5pm)

Annual Asian American Festival celebrating Asian culture and heritage.


Tuesday, May 23

Asian American Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with music and dancing on the Plaza.


Thursday, May 25

The Herbal Remedies (The Fox Path)

The Fox Path, is a live musical performance of original songs, that remind audiences of our close connection to the natural world. All are invited to indulge in this musical experience.


Friday, May, 26

Northwood High School Choir

Enjoy the Northwood High School Choir performance of a selection of choral music.


Saturday, May 27Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

Memorial Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony

The City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will hold a Wreath Laying Ceremony on Saturday, May 27 to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. During the ceremony the City honors fallen heroes and Gold Star family members who have lost a loved one in the United States Armed Forces to combat operations or while on active duty. The parade will then step off at noon and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.


Tuesday, May 30

Edison Drummers

The Edison Drummers are a group of 4th and 6th grade Chicago Public School students. The drummers will perform drum beats influenced by Japanese, African and Afro-Caribbean percussion traditions.


Wednesday, May 31

Cool Commercial Concepts

Join us for House Music “With A Purpose”. Learn great tips for Health and Wellness and Sustainable Living, with live musicians, guest performers, and guest speakers. We will be featuring DJ Derrick The Deacon, DJ Double Platinum, and DJ First Lady Kris Hutchinson. This event will be hosted and produced by Valencia "Mother Diva" Dantzler, Madam Ambassador of House Music.