27 November 2018
Preserving Chicago's Stories
The stories that come from its people are preserving the image of Chicago, and one organization is looking to preserve those stories.
21 November 2018
Embracing Chicago Winter
Holiday pop-ups, a NYE fireworks spectacular and a music festival at the Art Institute of Chicago are just some of the reasons to plan a staycation in Chi-town during the winter season.
15 November 2018
Hairy Who? At The Art Institute
From 1966 to 1969, the Hairy Who produced imaginative and experimental work that garnered local and national attention. Read more about the Art Institute’s latest exhibition on the blog.
6 November 2018
Make a Scene: Theatre in Chicago
On any given night, residents of 1000M can enjoy an intimate performance at one of several storefront theaters across the city or witness the fantastic productions offered just steps away from 1000M.
23 October 2018
Essence of India at 1000M
Just this weekend, guests were invited to the 1000M Sales Gallery for an exclusive preview of some of the luxury finishes and floor plans by Kara Mann, hosted by event planner Jigna Gandhi and Chicago real estate agent Cheena Chandra. Take a closer look at our Essence of India event.
18 October 2018
Falling for Chicago
Of all the seasons, autumn is arguably most cherished by Midwest natives. Read our recommendations on how to get the most out of fall in Chicago!
9 October 2018
A Night at The Cinema
Tomorrow kicks off the 54th Annual Chicago International Film Festival, taking place at AMC River East 21 in Streeterville. Here’s a brief history of the festival and some of its landmark moments.
2 October 2018
The First Races: Chicago's Marathon
As we look forward to the 2018 edition of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we’ll examine the history of the marathon and its impact on Chicago.
27 September 2018
Each September, EXPO CHICAGO opens the fall art season at historic Navy Pier. Mark you calendars for the seventh edition, September 27–30, 2018, featuring leading international art galleries and numerous onsite programs.
18 September 2018
On the Right Path: Chicago's Best Tours
What makes tourism in Chicago exceptional? The rich variety of ways to authentically experience the city. Not all attractions are reserved for tourists either; some Chicago locals might even learn a thing or two.
4 September 2018
The Time of The Opera Season
Chicago’s Lyric Opera 2018/2019 season is nearly upon us, kicking off with a free outdoor performance at Millennium Park. In the spirit of renewing classics, here is a brief history of opera in Chicago.
21 August 2018
Exploring Art at 1000M
With its proximity to museums, institutions, and public art installations, 1000M is the perfect anchor point for exploring Chicago’s ever-expanding art ecosystem — especially as the fall season gets underway.
14 August 2018
The 1000M Nightlife
For those evenings when residents are eager to explore what the neighborhood has to offer, there’s no need to wander far to find a host of fabulous night-life options.
9 August 2018
1000M Wins Gold Award For Best Presentation Experience
"The 1000M Sales Gallery, designed by Kenneth Riha, ASID of PJR Design, is the winner of the 2018 Gold Award for Best Presentation Center awarded by The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards."
2 August 2018
SUMMER THURSDAYS AT 1000M
Through June and July, the 1000M Sales Gallery hosted Summer Thursdays, inviting visitors to events that reflect the values of 1000M; wholistic living, luxurious details, and curated programming for our community.
31 July 2018
Taking The Show Off The Road: The History of Lollapalooza
Today, Lollapalooza is a cultural behemoth offering attendees four days of music from over 100 bands that seeps into Chicago’s neighborhoods with after-shows at various venues. But the festival has had a turbulent history.
10 July 2018
John Singer Sargent at the Art Institute
Just a short walk from 1000M on Michigan Avenue, the Art Institute of Chicago presents a new exhibit of works by prolific portraitist John Singer Sargent.
3 July 2018
Celebrating Independence Day in True Chicago Fashion
There are more than just firework displays in store for those in Chicago this holiday.
15 June 2018
VIP ARCHITECTURE DISCUSSION
With the crowd hovering near the stunning video wall, John Goldsworthy of @properties and Jerry Karlik of JK Equities approached the microphone to provide short introductions. Joined by Michelangelo Sabatino, the Dean of the IIT College of Architecture, Helmut Jahn took to the stage in a sleek suit with fashionable white sneakers. Despite the generational gap, the two men engaged like longtime friends, joking about the history of the institution they share. Speaking in his signature German drawl, Jahn addressed Sabatino’s questions about the various chapters of Jahn’s career, including his design for the Thompson Center, which to this day, continues to serve as a lightning rod for fans and foes of Post-Modernism. Through bantor and humor, Jahn and Sabatino reflected back and forth on how time never stops and the city continually changes.
13 June 2018
YO-YO MA AND THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Just a short distance away from 1000M, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has brought artistic expression and cultural milestones to the city since its opening in 1891, including Yo-Yo Ma and his prolific performances.
7 June 2018
OUT OF SIGHT CHICAGO
This summer, conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner brings an imaginative new installation piece to Maggie Daley Park titled OUT OF SIGHT Chicago.
17 May 2018
The James Beard Awards: Celebrating Chicago's Thriving Food Scene
Chicago not only had the pleasure of hosting the 2018 James Beard Awards, but also boasts some of the world’s greatest restaurants, all surrounding the 1000M neighborhood.
3 May 2018
Grant Park Music Festival: A Beloved Chicago Tradition
Since 1935, the Grant Park Music Festival has been an integral piece of Chicago’s culture, celebrating a wide array of musicians and composers from around the world. In a city filled with artistic expression, the Festival stands alone as a quintessential summer tradition within 1000M’s vibrant neighborhood.
17 April 2018
A Peek Across the World: Dragon Lights
Dragon Lights is an international traveling exhibit that has been seen by millions of guests around the globe. On view until May 6th, the installation is located at the South Parking Lot of Soldier Field — just a short distance from 1000M. The Chicago exhibition features thousands of light sculptures that required dozens of Chinese artisans to travel to the site to custom build the sculptures by hand. The exhibit also features live performances involving traditional yo-yo’s, contortionists and many more variety acts, as well as traditional handicraft demonstrations like miniature sun-baked clay figurines and intricately-painted glass jewelry.
12 April 2018
Breaking the Mold: 34th CHICAGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
The 34th Chicago Latino Film Festival is happening now from April 5th to the 19th at the AMC River East 21 Theatres. The festival is produced every April by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, a pan-Latino, nonprofit, multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino culture by presenting a wide variety of art forms. Like the Asian American Showcase, which we covered earlier this week, this Festival enriches Chicago’s cultural scene by promoting positive images of Latinos, breaking stereotypes and bringing people together to experience Latino cultures. Since its launch in 1985 with an audience of 500, the Festival now attracts more than 35,000, taking its place as the largest and most comprehensive Latino film festival in the country.
10 April 2018
FREEWHEELING DIVERSITY: THE 23rd ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN SHOWCASE
Chicago has been stuck with a stubborn chill that has extended the long winter for our city’s residents. That didn’t prevent throngs of theatergoers from keeping warm on a Friday evening with conversation and excitement as they gathered for a showing of Pretty Woman at the Oriental Theatre. But just around the corner, up State Street, a smaller crowd gathered at the Gene Siskel Film Center for the opening of On/Off Grid, an exhibition of Asian American art, part of the larger 23rd Annual Asian American Showcase. The first film of the series, Fish Bones wouldn’t start for another hour but film buffs, academics and curious culturists came early to peruse the displays.
29 March 2018
WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME! THE ART OF INFORMATIVE COMEDY
With the rise of highly advanced technological devices and celebrity politicians, the weekly news is often as confusing as it is concerning. What better way to navigate the world of news than with a panelist of comedians ready to turn a headline on, well, its head? Every Thursday night at the Chase Bank Auditorium, news and comedy lovers may do just that as they enjoy the witty games designed by Peter Sagal and Bill Curtis for Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, the NPR news quiz!
27 March 2018
Simone Leigh at the Visiting Artists Program
A beacon of the arts and education on the Cultural Mile, The Art Institute of Chicago hosts artists from around the world through their Visiting Artists Program. The program began when the museum was founded in 1868 and was later formalized after a donation in 1951. During its 150 year tenure, the program has continued its free public forum structure, welcoming residents, students and aspiring artists from the 1000M neighborhood and greater Chicagoland area to the Rubloff Theater at the Art Institute.
13 March 2018
THE WOLVES: A HOWL TO REMEMBER
Bathed in the sterile white light unique to indoor soccer pitches, The Wolves opens with two simultaneous conversations darting between the players. Frenetic and frank, these dueling conversations quickly introduce us to the characters in a way difficult to capture on stage. As opposed to neatly framed encounters easily understood by the audience, the playwright Sarah DeLappe daringly throws her audience into the bustle of activity that defines high school girls’ soccer teams without even so much as a nod to who we are listening to. These early conversations deftly provide broad character strokes but DeLappe’s genius really starts to shine as the rest of her play unfolds like an open study.
5 March 2018
HENRY TAYLOR: THE ART OF EMPATHY
Speaking to a standing room-only crowd at the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (SCA), the critically renowned Henry Taylor jocularly reminisced about the various subjects of his paintings. True to his words, the painting evokes a warm sense of the familiar in the way only Taylor can achieve; slight abstractions of shapes so common and close draped in warm darker tones which seemingly depict the universal in the specific.
1 March 2018
KARA MANN'S FAVORITE THINGS
As the designer of the 1000M residences and amenity spaces, Kara Mann hosted a presentation and mimosas at the 1000M Sales Gallery in February. Filling the room with awe and wonder, Mann discussed her design inspiration for the 74-story tower and notable interiors trends for 2018. To everybody’s delight, she offered gift bags stocked with a few of her favorite things, which we share with you here!
23 February 2018
GOODMAN THEATRE: A CENTURY OF SUCCESS
In July of 1922, the Art Institute of Chicago received a donation of a quarter million dollars from William and Erna Goodman[i]. This generous gift from the Goodman’s was meant to memorialize their late son, Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, an ardent playwright who had passed away during the influenza epidemic of 1918. While Kenneth Sawyer Goodman had produced many successful plays in his lifetime, his dream had always been of a playhouse that would deftly combine expert theatrical training with world renown performances. Intent on carrying out his dream, the Goodman’s asked the Art Institute to ensure Kenneth’s artistic vision continued past his untimely death. Nearly 100 years following Kenneth Sawyer Goodman’s death, his dream lives on at the theatre that took his name, now under the artistic direction of Chicago’s own Robert Falls.
15 February 2018
1000M Wins Awards for Best in Design and Marketing
1000M is starting the year off strong by winning two prestigious awards. The first is the 2018 Gold Award for Best Presentation Center awarded by The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards. 1000M is also the Best New Development in Best of Design 2018, awarded by Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago. We are incredibly proud here at 1000M and look forward to what’s in store for the future.
12 February 2018
CHINESE NEW YEAR: YEAR OF THE DOG
Celebrate alongside the institutions of the Cultural Mile as Chicago ushers in the Chinese New Year starting on February 16th! From special orchestral showcases at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, to the much anticipated opening of the Art Institute’s exhibit, “Emperor’s and their Bronzes,” residents of 1000M need look no farther than their front yard to join in the festivities and herald the arrival of the Year of the Dog.
8 December 2017
Think You Know The Best of The Cultural Mile? | Transfixed by Centuries-old Mystery
1000M is more than a little bit magical. With otherworldly views and transcendental interior and exterior design, the 1000M experience has an enchantment all its own…so it’s no surprise that the neighborhood is seeped in Chicago’s rich history of magic, entertaining trickery and mysterious spectacle, as well. During the Golden era of modern magic in the late 19th and early 20th century, Chicago was alive with magical performances from the likes of celebrity magicians Alexander Herrmann and Max Malini, who astonished audiences in 1000M’s neighborhood.
21 November 2017
Think You Know The Best of The Cultural Mile? | Seeking Beauty on The Printed Page
1000M’s prime location places it at the center of Chicago’s robust art scene. It’s walking distance from great galleries, world renowned museums and spectacular public art on the lakefront. This weekend, the neighborhood enjoyed a creative novelty just up the street at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel with the inaugural Chicago Art Book Fair (CABF), which ran from November 16 to November 19.
9 November 2017
Think You Know The Best of The Cultural Mile? | The Inaugural Chicago Art Book Fair
The inaugural Chicago Art Book Fair (CABF) will debut on November 16 and run through November 19. While programming occurs at several partner locations throughout the city, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, just up the street from 1000M , will act as the Fair’s host site. Unlike anything else in Chicago, the CABF’s rich programming celebrates small press arts publishing, and will showcase more than 120 international publishers, small presses, book artists, comic artists, zinemakers and printmakers — along with robust presentations, panels and discussions with the artists. Co-founded and co-directed by Aay Preston-Myint and Alexander Valentine, the Fair's programming is free and open to the public, and brings an oft-overlooked medium to the forefront of the Chicago art scene.
6 November 2017
Dîner en Blanc | Seeking Beauty In The Unexpected
Dîner en Blanc is an experience like little else. Combining mystery, prestige and absolute elegance, the event is an exceptional opportunity for residents of 1000M to connect with beauty. Dîner en Blanc, which translates to Dinner In White, began in France with François Pasquier in 1988. Pasquier was inspired by the simple but powerful motivation to share an elegant meal with close friends. One day, he spotted a couple in all white enjoying a bottle of champagne at a picnic table.