Lincoln Apartment Living: April 2018
Welcome to this month's edition of Lincoln Apartment Living, brought to you by The View, our apartments for rent in Lincoln, Nebraska. This month, we're bringing our residents suggestions for celebrating National Poetry Month and National Pecan Month; topics surrounding upcoming holidays like Zoo Lover's Day and Grilled Cheese Day; movies you might want to check out this month like Chappaquiddick and Rampage; and book suggestions like Pygmalion and Mrs. Dalloway. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.
National Poetry Month
Have you visited Indigo Bridge Books & Cafe, a local bookstore? Check it out this month to celebrate National Poetry Month. “We believe literature has the power to transform minds and promotes activism. Our staff personally curates a selection of thought-provoking, enlivening, educational, and entertaining literature, and we relish the responsibility of putting good books in people’s hands.” Indigo Bridge Books & Cafe is about an 8-minute drive from The View. Happy National Poetry Month!
National Pecan Month
April is National Pecan Month so let’s celebrate by making a tasty pecan recipe. We suggest trying out this tasty Pecan Pound Cake recipe from MyRecipes. To make it you’ll need butter, sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, all-purpose flour, milk, chopped toasted pecans, and shortening.
Zoo Lover's Day
Zoo Lover’s Day is on April 8th. Celebrate by visiting our local zoo, Lincoln Children's Zoo. “Lincoln Children's Zoo is home to over 40 endangered animals including the Humboldt penguin, snow leopard & Matchies tree kangaroo. Plus, see the world's smallest monkeys (pygmy marmoset), a fossa, ring-tailed lemurs, dromedary camels, red pandas, meerkats & more.” Lincoln Children's Zoo is about a 15-minute drive from The View. Happy Zoo Lover's Day!
Grilled Cheese Day
Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the definition of tasty comfort food. Celebrate on April 12th by visiting Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe for a grilled cheese sandwich. “A great Pickleman’s sandwich begins with Great Bread, and can be customized to meet your liking. Lightly toasted on the outside and warm and chewy on the inside, you are guaranteed to love our gourmet sandwiches.” Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe is about a 9-minute drive from The View. Happy Grilled Cheese Day!
Beginning Friday, April 6, Chappaquiddick plays in theaters. Check it out this month! "Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne." Buy your tickets today to see Chappaquiddick!
Beginning Friday, April 20, Rampage plays in theaters. Check it out this month! “Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster.” Buy your tickets today to see Rampage!
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
“Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence.”
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
“In Mrs. Dalloway, the novel on which the movie The Hours was based, Virginia Woolf details Clarissa Dalloway’s preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman’s life. The novel ‘contains some of the most beautiful, complex, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences ever written in English, and that alone would be reason enough to read it. It is one of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century’ (Michael Cunningham).”