Planning for Halloween in Madison + WIN Tickets to FREAKFEST!

Halloween Weekend in Madison is coming up! People have been drawn to State Street for Halloween partying since 1979. In 2006 the city of Madison took control of Halloween on State Street and the party officially became known as “Freakfest“. Since then, the annual party has drawn crowds of young adults dressing up in costumes. This year Freakfest is on Saturday, October 27th. The event is $10 in advance or $15 at the gate and has tons of live music on several different stages. MPM has several sets of tickets to Freakfest this year & we want to treat you! More information and how to enter to win below!

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4th of July Fireworks & Other Independence Day Celebrations in the Madison Area | 2018

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Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Most people associate the 4th of July with parades, carnivals, baseball games, family celebrations, and most importantly, fireworks! As we did last year, we’ve rounded up local options for your fireworks fix, as well as other celebrations in the Madison area for 2018’s 4th of July!

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Feng Shui for Health and Wellness | Guest Blog Post – Jane Antonovich

We are excited to bring another guest post to the blog this week. Jane Antonovich from Jane Antonovich Designs is sharing part 2 of the 4 part Feng Shui Series on the MPM blog. If you missed part 1, you can check it out here: Feng Shui for Love and Romance


Feng Shui for Health and Wellness

We are constantly BOMBARDED with information about health–it’s a national pastime: What to eat, When to eat, How much to eat, When to exercise, How to exercise, How much to exercise…the list goes on and the current “HOT” information changes about every 30 seconds! Everywhere you look–Social Media, Articles, Books, Health Coaches–Health Information (and probably some of it very useful) is everywhere!!!!! Continue reading

Back to School Special + Featured Property

Welcome back to all of the students! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and wish you a Happy New Year! As we come up on the end of the second week back, are you back into the school groove yet, or still working on it?! We know coming back from a long break can be difficult! Be sure to check out our post on How to Recover from the Post-Holiday Food Coma! The post has tips that will help you get back into the groove of things and get you ready to hit those books again! Continue reading

Winter Cocktails with Avenue Club | Guest Blog Post

avenue club drinksWe are happy to announce the Avenue Club as our guest blogger for this week’s post. The Avenue Club & Bubble Up Bar is located at 1128 E. Washington Avenue, just down the street from our Galaxie and Constellation luxury high-rise apartment buildings.

At The Avenue Club & Bubble Up Bar we are all about tradition. This winter, the additions to our specialty cocktail menu are no exception. All of our drinks are adaptations of classic American cocktails from the Sidecar to the Manhattan; but with the arrival of the cold season, we wanted our new libations to warm your soul whether by The Avenue Lounge’s firepit or afterward taking in the amazing view from the Galaxie’s Community Patio. Continue reading

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

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

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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What to Expect During August | Campus Area Resident Moving Tips

campus movingAugust has arrived, and you can never be too prepared for the craziness and chaos of August turnover. One of our recent blog posts was about Getting Ready to Move in Madison for Non-Campus Area Residents, so this week we wanted to share our tips for Campus area residents and share what to expect while moving in and out during the crazy August in Madison. Be prepared and know what to expect!

Prep for Moving

-Be sure to update your landlord with your forwarding address. Don’t wait until the last minute. With the stress of moving, it could slip your mind. Let your landlord know your new address as soon as you secure your next place.

-Change your mailing address- you can do that through USPS here.

-Update any magazine or newspaper subscriptions with your new address.

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Getting Ready to Move in Madison: Non-Campus Resident Tips

packing to moveYou may have read our post last year about ‘Getting Ready to Move‘, but we felt it necessary to share it again (with a few updates) because you can never be too prepared to move out of your apartment. Moving season for non-campus area apartments is here, so be prepared and avoid stress by following these helpful tips and advice.

Moving Company

If you plan on using a moving company to move, start looking early and find the best fit for you. It’s busy moving season, so be sure to book them well in advance. If you plan to move without a moving company, make sure you are prepared with vehicles that will fit your furniture and extra help if needed. Continue reading