Get a Sneak Preview of Chicago Blues Fest, Taste, Bike Week and More at Daley Plaza.


Look what’s happening ‘Under the Picasso’.

Under the Picasso.
Chicago, Monday, June 6, 2011.  It’s summertime and the living is easy with Chicago’s sizzling menu of upcoming events on tap.  Catch a preview of some of the Windy City’s favorites this week Under the Picasso.  Check out what’s happening and get the jump on summer. Daley Plaza,  50 W. Washington (between Clark and Dearborn).

Celebrate Blue Monday with the Erwin Helfer Blues Trio.
Monday, June 6.
Under the Picasso hosts a preview of Chicago Blues Festival with Chicago Blues artists Erwin Helfer and Katherine Davis kicking off the 28th Annual Chicago Blues Festival held in Grant Park, June 10  through June 12. Free event.  Preview noon at Daley Plaza.

Sample the Taste of Chicago at the Under the Picasso Preview Party.
Tuesday, June 7.
Can’t wait until June 24, then come to Daley Plaza for a sampling of Taste of Chicago’s newest and favorite food items at this sneak preview of Chicago’s favorite picnic in the park. The 31st annual Taste of Chicago takes place June 24 – July 3 in Grant Park. Preview party on Daley Plaza from 11a.m to 2p.m.

Go Green at the Live Healthy Discover Nature Event.
Wednesday, June 8.
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County educates the public about the many ecological benefits that the Forest Preserve District provides, including booths for environmental organizations, Brookfield Zoo and Chicago Botanic Garden. Free event. On the Plaza from 10a.m. to 2p.m.

Get Ready for Chicago’s Bike Week with a Biker’s Fashion Show.
Thursday, June 9.
Life on two wheels can be a challenge for the urban cyclist.  To get you started Bike Chicago 2011 is presenting Bike Chic: Commuter Fashion Hits the Runway Show to showcase the latest in bike fashion.  Chicago Bike to Work Week kicks off June 11  and runs through June 17.  Show takes place at noon on the Plaza. Free event.
PLUS: Get your veggies, cheeses, flowers, fresh breads and more at Thursday’s Daley Plaza Market. Farmers Market 7a.m. to 3p.m.

Celebrate Philippine Independence Day.
Friday, June 10.
113th Anniversary of Philippine Independence Flag Raising Ceremony takes place on Daley Plaza from 9:00 to 9:30a.m.
A Philippine Cultural Presentation Fashion Show features Philippine gowns and folk dances. 

The Fashion Show steps off at noon on the Plaza. Free event.

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