25 June 2020

Venues, Museums and More Opening in Phase 4

Starting tomorrow, Chicago is officially entering Phase 4 of Governor Pritzer’s reopening plan — so here's our favorite venues and museums now opening.

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7 April 2020

Art After Work With Intuit

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is hosting the next best thing in remote entertainment: Art After Work, a digital art-making gathering.

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3 March 2020

The Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden

The Orchid Show is the latest special exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Garden, a suburban oasis home to sweeping acres of aromatic gardens.

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20 February 2020

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China

Co-presented in Chicago by Wrightwood 659 and the Smart Museum of Art, The Allure of Matter showcases material art from contemporary Chinese artists.

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11 February 2020

Chicago Theater Week 2020

Just around the corner is Chicago Theater Week, a ten-day event promoting discounted tickets to more than 100 performances at theaters across the city.

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28 January 2020

Magdalena Abakanowicz at Tate Modern

In celebration of Magdalena Abakanowicz’s work, the Tate Modern is hosting a major retrospective, on display this summer.

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23 January 2020

Eternal Light at the Driehaus Museum

Currently at the Driehaus Museum, Eternal Light focuses on the iconic stained-glass work of this renowned Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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21 January 2020

Chicago Restaurant Week 2020

This year, the iconic Chicago Restaurant Week takes place from January 24 to February 9, allowing diners to expand their culinary and cultural horizons.

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9 January 2020

Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again

With the Art Institute only a short way away from 1000M, there’s still ample opportunity to indulge in Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.

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31 December 2019

New Years Eve in Chicago

This New Years Eve, the city is host to an array of dinners, events, parties and more. Here are just a few of our favorite happenings.

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26 December 2019

2019: A Year in Review

As we eagerly await the start of 2020, we can’t help but look back on all of 2019’s monumental moments.

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23 December 2019

The Joffrey's Nutcracker: A Story For Everyone

We talked with Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director, about the The Joffrey Ballet’s interpretation of the classic tale, The Nutcracker.

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5 December 2019

Christkindlmarket Returns

Christkindlmarket has finally returned to Chicago. The German outdoor holiday market officially marks the start of the season.

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3 December 2019

Construction begins on Helmut Jahn’s 74-story tower that will alter the skyline

Curbed Chicago shared about the official start of construction on our 74-story ultra-luxury skyscraper forever changing the Chicago skyline.

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26 November 2019

The Arts Club of Chicago

Now over a century old, The Arts Club of Chicago is both a private club and a public exhibition space, perfect for a visit in the winter season.

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14 November 2019


Looking for the perfect thing to do on a snow day? Then look no further, because we’re sharing our favorite chilly weather activities across Chicago.

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8 November 2019

1000M Voted New Development of the Year by Chicago Agent

1000M was voted New Development of the Year by Chicago Agent Magazine.

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7 November 2019

Lightscape at the Chicago Botanic Garden

To usher in the winter holidays, the Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting Lightscape, an enchanting and exclusive U.S. experience. Learn more here.

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5 November 2019

Celebrating Groundbreaking News

Ever since we held the official 1000M Groundbreaking Ceremony, the media has been abuzz sharing news about the future of the development. Read more here.

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31 October 2019

Halloween Event Roundup

Looking for the perfect event to attend tonight? Look no further - we’re bringing you a roundup of the best Halloween events happening across town.

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29 October 2019

1000M Groundbreaking Event

Last week we hosted our official 1000M Groundbreaking Event. Get an inside look at the exclusive and exciting event by reading more here.

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25 October 2019

Groundbreaking News Continues

The official 1000M Groundbreaking ceremony took place yesterday and everyone is abuzz, sharing their excitement and updates on the project’s momentum.

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17 October 2019

Open House Chicago

Chicago's annual Open House Chicago festival is opening the doors of more than 350 impressive buildings across the city. Read more here.

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8 October 2019

An Inside Look at the Joffrey Ballet 2019-2020 Season

We sat down with Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director, at the Joffrey Ballet to talk about their upcoming season and beyond.

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26 September 2019

Chicago Gourmet by Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit is presenting Chicago Gourmet, a festival delivering a culinary tour de force that's taking place right across from 1000M. 

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5 September 2019

Fall Arts Preview: Chicago Architectural Biennial

The Fall Arts Preview, a sneak peek at the latest and greatest events coming to Chicago this season, is a lineup you won’t want to miss. Read more here.

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8 August 2019

Cooking Classes in Chicago

The best to indulge in a meal is to cook it yourself, so we’re bringing you the best cooking classes that Chicago has to offer. Read more here!

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25 July 2019

Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech at the MCA

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18 July 2019

Creating the Perfect Private Library

Unique Home recently shared an article on designing the perfect private library, including a feature on 1000M. Read more here.

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16 July 2019

Nelly Agassi: Spirit of the Waves at the Graham Foundation

The Graham Foundation is a gorgeous home that showcases exhibitions. Learn more about their current exhibit, Nelly Agassi: Spirit of the Waves.

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9 July 2019

Manet and Modern Beauty at the Art Institute

Manet and Modern Beauty is currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago, only a stone's throw away from 1000M. Read to learn more and plan your visit.

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3 July 2019

Enjoy the Fourth of July Chicago Style

From festive food to outdoor drinks, here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy the Fourth of July.

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2 July 2019

Drilling Down on 1000M Construction

How, exactly, does a parking lot become a skyline-changing, ultraluxury 74-story skyscraper? We're drilling down on the construction process at 1000M.

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18 June 2019

Farm-To-Table Dinners Near 1000M

We know that people yearn to go back to the basics. A farm-to-table dinner is the perfect way to realign with nature in a way that's anything but.

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11 June 2019

Tequila 101

As part of 1000M's Spring Into Summer event series, we had beverage baron Kai Wilson talk all things Tequila 101. We're sharing more in case you missed it.

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6 June 2019

Chicago's Best Summer Festivals Near 1000M

There's nothing quite like summer in the city, when Chicago summer festivals are always happening - and sometimes, just around the corner.

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23 May 2019

Yinka Shonibare CBE at the Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is one of America's great Gilded Age mansions. Currently on exhibit there is A Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare CBE.

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21 May 2019

Grant Park Music Festival

The Grant Park Music Festival is right across from 1000M, giving residents access to the rich and engaging festival programming.

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9 May 2019

An Introduction to the American Writers Museum

The American Writers Museum celebrates and explores the influence of American writers through uniquely engaging exhibits.

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7 May 2019

Cheese 101

1000M recently hosted Erika Kubick, of Cheese Sex Death, to teach us about the art of cheese. In case you couldn’t join us for Cheese 101, Erika has some additional tips and knowledge that will help you lead your own amazing cheese tastings at home

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2 May 2019

Yoga and the City: Effects of a Mindful Practice

The Level 11 Sun Deck at 1000M outdoor yoga and meditation space is the perfect place to stretch in the sun, and take advantage of the surprising health benefits of yoga.

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30 April 2019

Cochon555: An Unmissable Culinary Experience

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25 April 2019

Behind the Scenes: Across the Pond

1000M went behind the scenes at the Joffrey Ballet to watch a rehearsal for Across the Pond, a performance from their 2018-2019 season.

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11 April 2019

Good Guys Wear Black: Best Bars for Sox Season

Any White Sox superfan knows that good guys wear black and needs a sports hub where fellow drinkers know the same. Here are the best game day spots for the Sox side of town.

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9 April 2019

Local Art: Current MCA Exhibits

The Museum of Contemporary Art allows visitors to escape the city and into themselves. Two exhibits currently at the MCA are Prisoner of Love and Big Camera, Little Camera.

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4 April 2019

Fly the W: Best Bars for Cubs Season in Chicago

Cubs season is just around the corner and so are the best spots for watching the big game. Here is a list of sports hubs that will have you cheering.

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2 April 2019

How to Approach the Spring Real Estate Market

The 1000M sales team shares strategies to help potential buyers approach the spring real estate market in Chicago.

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12 March 2019

Going Green: The History Behind the Chicago River Dye

When St. Patrick’s Day comes around in the Windy City, Chicago is infamous for dyeing its river an electric shade of green. Read up on the history of this tradition and how to best take advantage of the holiday weekend.

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7 March 2019

An Introduction To The Museum Of Broadcast Communications

One of the less talked about museums in Chicago, the Museum of Broadcast Communications is devoted to educating the public on the history of radio and television.

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5 February 2019

1000M Announces the International Collection

Can’t wait for more information on our International Collection? Read all about our new floor plans, on the blog now.

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29 January 2019

Chicago Theatre Week

As part of the Year of Chicago Theater, Chicago Theatre Week kicks off on February 7, and we’re excited to see what 2019 brings to the Chicago theater scene.

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3 January 2019

Explore Chi-eats During Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week is the opportunity to explore Chicago through its wonderful selection of culinary cuisine. Over 390 restaurants are participating this year and it begs the question, “where should I dine?”

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28 December 2018

Celebrate New Year's in Chicago

Looking for some spectacular ways to celebrate 2019? Chicago has some of the best soirées, parties and events to celebrate.

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18 December 2018

Chicago's Best Holiday Pop-up Bars

Whether you prefer to discover a new amazing comfort food menu or sip on themed cocktails, here are some of the best holiday pop-up bars and restaurants near 1000M to check out.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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2 August 2018


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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15 June 2018


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.

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13 June 2018


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.

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7 June 2018


This summer, conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner brings an imaginative new installation piece to Maggie Daley Park titled OUT OF SIGHT Chicago.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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12 April 2018


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.

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10 April 2018


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.

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29 March 2018


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!

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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.

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13 March 2018


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.

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5 March 2018


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.

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1 March 2018


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!

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23 February 2018


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.

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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.

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12 February 2018


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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