Monkey Business Institute | Guest Blog Post

guest blog postUnscripted and unapologetically fun.

We are excited to have Monkey Business Institute be our guest blogger for this week’s blog post! Monkey Business Institute is located at 2916 Atwood Avenue in Madison, WI. They are ready to show you a good time!

Monkey Business Institute, Madison’s Favorite Improv Troupe

Since 2004, Monkey Business Institute has been bringing improv comedy fun to Madison with weekly performances, classes, corporate training sessions and private parties. Check out the website, monkeybusinessinstitute.com for a performance calendar, show information, tickets, and more.

Performances

It’s Saturday. Your mission: coming up with plans for the evening. Where should you start looking? Look no further than Monkey Business Institute’s Saturday improv comedy lineup. Whether it’s date night or you’ve got family and friends paying a visit, there’s an MBI improv show that’s certain to fit your entertainment needs. Continue reading

Campus High Rise Living – Fall 2018 | CAMPUS OPEN HOUSES + Current Specials

Leasing for all MPM 2018-2019 campus units started this week! Open houses at our high-rise buildings have also started this week! Stop on by this week for a showing & some pizza! Open house hours are 3pm – 5:30pm Monday through Thursday and 3pm – 4:30pm on Friday 10/6. We’ve highlighted our campus area high-rise buildings below, and also have plenty of other non-high rise campus units available for rent! Feel free to call our office any time during business hours with any questions you may have – 608-251-8777.

VANTAGE POINT: Campus luxury high-rise buildingVantage Point High-Rise

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Fall Colors in Wisconsin

fall in madisonFall is here and Wisconsin is the perfect place to live to see the beautiful colors of Fall. According to the TravelWisconsin.com website, Madison is currently at 15% Fall color, where Fon du Lac is showing about 65% color! The estimated week of peak color in Madison this year is the 4th week of October, so it’ll be here soon enough. We’re sharing some information on Fall and where to go to see the best Fall colors during the peak!

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Meg Mitchell’s Tenacious Numismatic Hops Exchange at MMoCA | Guest Blog Post

mmoca hops gardenWe at MPM are excited to be collaborating again with the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art for this week’s blog post. The MMoCA is located at 227 State Street. Exhibition hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 12-5 pm; Friday 12-8 pm; Saturday 10 am-8 pm; and Sunday 12-5 pm. Museum admission is free.

The Exhibit

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art recently added an exciting and interactive dimension to the museum Rooftop Sculpture Garden: Meg Mitchell’s Tenacious Numismatic Hops Exchange (TNHE): a hop garden for unyielding people. Familiarly referred to as the Hops Exchange, Mitchell’s sculptural installation is composed of six twenty-foot-tall aluminum beams that support the growth of hop plants. This site-specific, living artwork combines the visual language of industrial construction with an ethic of social engagement. Continue reading

Renewing Your Lease in the Madison Campus/Downtown Area

high rise housing renewingIt’s that time of year. You’ve just moved into your apartment, are finally settling in, and suddenly you’re already being asked about renewing your lease for the 2018-2019 lease term! You may be thinking “I don’t even know if I’m going to like who I’m living with or where I’m living now, so how am I supposed to choose for next year already?”. We totally understand!

Madison’s campus area market is a unique one. Almost all apartments in the campus area begin leasing for the following fall nearly 11 months in advance. It seems crazy, we know, but MPM adheres to this schedule in order to be as fair and efficient as possible for our residents and property owners.

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Ways to Meet People at Your New Apartment

Whether you are living alone and want to meet some of your neighbors, or you live with your friends and you all want to make some new friends, meeting new people in your apartment community is easier than you may think!

Introduce Yourselves to Your Neighbors

Don’t be shy. Say hi and introduce yourselves while in the hallway, getting your mail, in the parking area, or even walking your dog. Spark up a conversation or at least exchange names so that you can have a conversation in the future.

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What to Do This Weekend in Madison | Labor Day Weekend Happenings

Summer is coming to an end, but we have one more chance at a last hoorah before it’s back to school. This weekend is Labor Day weekend and there are many fun and exciting events going on in the Madison area! We’ve put together a list of what to do, from music to food to exercise.

Friday, September 1st

SUP Yoga – Outdoors on the water at the Wisconsin Union at 7:15 am, $14/class.

Terrace Yoga – Terrace at the Memorial Union at 7 am, $7 per class.

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Post-Move-In Tips for Your New Apartment

apartmentsNow that the craziness is over and you’ve had a few days to get settled into your new apartment, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. While the stress of your actual move may be over, there are still a few things that you should take care of after moving to a new place in order to prevent headaches later. Check out these tips that we recommend to new residents:

Read the Lease

Even though you should have already read the lease at the time of the lease signing, it’s not fresh in your mind. Read it, and then read it again. You may have just initialed where you were told to, but you should have received a copy of your lease with your move-in packet or emailed to you. If you did not receive one, ask your landlord or property representative for a copy. Make sure you understand everything you are responsible for, like making sure your rent is turned into the office before the first of the month, not just postmarking it by then. Continue reading

5 Ways to Get Around the “No Painting Rule” in Your Apartment

With more and more apartments now implementing a “no painting rule”, there’s no need to worry! You can still make your apartment look just as good without painting. We’re sharing 5 options to spruce up your walls that are temporary, easily removable, and don’t involve painting! As always, check with your landlord first.

1. Temporary Wallpaper

Use all over a room or for an accent wall.

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Sharing a Bedroom: Roommate Survival Guide

roommateSharing a bedroom with another person can be difficult, but sometimes it has to be done. If you’ve lived in a dorm, chances are that you have already had to share a room with someone, so you know that it can be stressful. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be! We’ve put together some tips to survive sharing a bedroom with your roommate without going crazy.

Set roommate guidelines from the beginning:

Whether you’re best friends with the person you’re sharing your bedroom with or just meeting them for the first time, guidelines are important. Get together and set some ground rules. A few things to talk about are cleanliness, food, schedules, and guests.

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