When: Performances begin @ 12 Noon (Schedule is subject to change).
Where: Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington (Corner of Washington and Dearborn Streets).
Friday, April 14 Cool Commercial Concepts
Noontime dance hour House Music .presented by Mother Diva.
Mother Diva 3 Year Anniversary House Music Lunch Jam Tribute To Colonel Abrams and Prince
Harmony Health Plan, a well care company presents house music lunch jam with a purpose.
Come and celebrate our 3 year anniversary with guest performers and guest speakers, this is a special tribute to house music legend Colonel Abrams and Prince.
Hosted and produced by Madam Ambassador of House Music Valencia”‘Mother Diva” Dantzler
Monday, April 17 Fitness Yoga
Get fit at with yoga presented by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County
Wednesday, April 19 The Salvation Army College for Officer Training
The Musicians of the Salvation Army College for Officer Training present a lively festival of music and creative arts, including performances by the CFOT Brass Band and the United Cadet Chorus.
Thursday, April 20 James Dean
Join us for House Music and dancing presented by DJ James Dean.
Friday, April 21 Southside High School Band
The Southside High School marching band will perform pop tunes and golden oldies for a lively performance.
Tuesday, April 25 Andre’s K.S.C. Ministries
An innovative performance by Andre’s K.S.C. Ministries fusing rock and gospel music together in a fun and energetic way.
Thursday, April 27 Urban Prep Charter Academies – Signing Day
Urban Prep Signing Day, an annual tradition where each senior takes the stage to announce the College of University that he is committing to attend this fall.
Friday, April 28 Knox College Dance Program
Enjoy a selection of ballet, modern and contemporary dance presentations from the Knox College Dance Program’s spring concert.
Friday April 28 The National Latino Education Institute – FLAG RAISING
Children’s Day is a national observance in Mexico, and has been celebrated in Mexico each year since 1925. Children are recognized as an important part of society, so the day focuses on the importance of loving, accepting, and appreciating children. There will be a flag raising at 11:30am.
How did the Picasso end up in Daley Plaza? Per the City of Chicago website:
The Chicago Picasso was commissioned in 1963 by the architects of the Richard J. Daley Center to anchor the plaza on the east side of the building. Most public art in large cities at this time was calm and stoic, mainly depicting historical figures, but in the 1960s, architecture in American cities began to reflect the many cultural and modern changes taking place throughout the country. The Daley Center’s architects decided to commission the renowned Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, to create a monumental sculpture for their plaza.
Picasso worked on this commission for two years, combining and modifying sketches and motifs from some of his earlier works in the design of the sculpture. This resulted in a 42-inch tall maquette, or model, of the sculpture. Both the maquette and sketches of the sculpture may be seen today at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Chicago Picasso is built of Cor-Ten steel, the same material as the exterior of the Daley Center, and was assembled not far from Chicago at the U.S. Steel Company in Gary, Indiana. On August 15, 1967, thousands of people gathered in Daley Plaza to witness the unveiling and dedication of the city’s newest piece of public art. In his dedication letter, Picasso gave the sculpture as a gift to the people of Chicago, without ever explaining what the sculpture was intended to represent.
Standing 50 feet tall and weighing over 160 tons, the Chicago Picasso in Daley Plaza is much more than just artwork to Chicagoans. The untitled Picasso sculpture that originally sparked controversy in the city has now become one of Chicago’s most famous sculptures and beloved icons.