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Kansas City Apartment Living: October 2018

Welcome to this month's edition of Kansas City Apartment Living, brought to you by Prairie View at Village West, our apartments for rent in Kansas City, Missouri. This month we're bringing our residents suggestions for celebrating National Cookie Month and National Seafood Month, topics surrounding upcoming holidays like International Coffee Day and Halloween, and movies you might want to check out this October. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.

October Celebrations

National Cookie MonthChocolate Chip Cookies

Order cookies from Insomnia Cookies to celebrate National Cookie Month today! Enjoy an assortment of cookies that are sure to be a treat for your sweet tooth. Whatever flavor of cookie you’re treating yourself to (including chocolate chunk, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle or deluxe s’mores cookie), we’re sure you won’t regret your choice. Or if you prefer to make your own, stay in and celebrate National Cookie Month all October long, right from your apartment!


National Seafood MonthSeafood Platter

We have the perfect way for you to celebrate National Seafood Month: visit your local seafood restaurant, Bonefish Grill, today! Indulge in some delicious dishes like dynamite-style shrimp, lobster tails, or even the traditional fish and chips meal at Bonefish for an evening of fine dining. If you don’t want to go to a restaurant, you can try out some of Delish’s seafood dinner recipes!


Upcoming Holidays

International Coffee DayCoffee beans spilling out of a burlap sack

Are you a coffee lover? Celebrate International Coffee Day this year by heading to a local coffee shop like Quay Coffee to get yourself a nice drink. Hand brewed with you in mind, the coffees at Quay are meant to be the ultimate “people pleaser.” Don’t have time for a trip to the coffee shop? Just brew your own at home! International Coffee day is October 1st, but if you miss it, just celebrate it sometime during October!


HalloweenJack-o-lantern on a window sill

Do you intend on celebrating Halloween this year? The spooky holiday holds plenty of options for activities for you to do, whether it’s pumpkin carving, watching horror movies, or dressing up to go to a party. If you can stomach it, check out The Beast Haunted House for a night of scares! Bring some friends to make it a better time!


Movie Suggestions

Bad Times at the El Royale

Looking for some weekend plans? We suggest going to see Bad Times at the El Royale in theaters Friday, October 12th. Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at a run-down hotel in Lake Tahoe in 1960s California. Over the course of a fateful night, they all get one last shot at redemption before everything goes wrong. Have you already bought your tickets to see Bad Times at the El Royale? Check it out this weekend!


Serenity comes out this month! Check it out this month after Friday, October 19th. From the creative mind of Oscar nominee Steven Knight comes a daringly original, sexy, stylized thriller. Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her – and their young son – from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen’s appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he’d tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems. If you haven't already seen Serenity, we think you'll love it. Buy your tickets online for a great weekend.


Released on Tuesday, October 9th, Skyscraper is a must-watch this weekend. Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford now assesses security for skyscrapers. He’s on assignment in China when he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family, which is trapped inside the building, above the fire line. Redbox is a great place to rent Skyscraper!

The First Purge

Released on Thursday, October 4, The First Purge is a must-watch this weekend. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation. Rent The First Purge today!