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

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

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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Get Out on the Madison Lakes this Summer!

lakes mendota madisonMadison is known for its lakes, but how many of us actually get out on that water? You may think you need to know someone with a boat to get some lake action, but there are plenty of other ways to get out on the water and enjoy the lakes this summer! We’ve put together a list for the Madison area below.

Madison Beaches

Enjoy some fun soaking up the sun on the beach, plus it’s FREE! The Madison Parks provides seasonal lifeguard services at select beaches. Check the city website for more details and closures.
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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

A Great Apartment, A Gorgeous View, But What’s Missing? | Guest Blog Post – MMoCA

MPM is excited to have the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) be our guest blogger again 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.


An emerging leader, the go-to person, a problem-solver, the source for fresh ideas – this is how you are known at work, but what do your walls say about you? Step-up your domicile with fine art that is a reflection of you. Replace tired framed prints with artwork you can tell the story about because you talked with the artist about the inspiration and techniques behind it.

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Art Fair on the Square

Art Fair on the Square brings nearly 500 artists to the Capitol Square this weekend. An easy walk up the block, you can peruse the work of talented individuals chosen to be in one of the most competitive and highly regarded art fairs in the country. Think of the Farmer’s Market but twice as big, twice as long, and filled with art across price ranges that reflect many styles.

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10 Camping Hacks + Places to Camp Near Madison, WI

Summer has finally arrived. Now that you’re set with our grilling tips and recipes, it’s time to start planning out the fun summertime activities, like camping. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best Pinterest hacks you can use for camping this summer, plus a list of the camping sites near Madison.

  1. Dirty Shoe Storage

    Keep those shoes from getting your tent dirty. Don’t leave your shoes outside of the tent just because they are dirty. Buy cheap shower caps to place your shoes in while keeping them inside your tent.

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4th of July Fireworks & Other Independence Day Celebrations in the Madison Area | 2017

4th of julyIndependence 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! With Rhythm and Booms no longer being put on in the Madison area, we’ve rounded up local options for your fireworks fix, as well as other celebrations in the Madison area for 2017’s 4th of July!

Saturday, June 24th – Shake the Lake

Live music and family-friendly entertainment from 4pm-11pm on John Nolan Drive. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Learn more about the event and see the full entertainment lineup at http://shakethelake.org/entertainment/

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