May 2013 Events
Pull out your picnic blanket & a bottle of wine and enjoy the soulful sounds of John Legend on May 1st @ Chastain Park. If you need to acquire the perfect piece of Art; the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery’s spring show is May 1st thru the 11th. See if the Braves can knock one out of the park on the 3rd @ Turner Field as they battle the Mets. Don’t hesitate to LOL @ the Fabulous FOX when Larry the Cable Guy & Bill Engvall perform. AmericasMart is holding their Atlanta Spring Immediate Delivery Show from May7th thru the 9th. Rev up your engines on May 18th & 19th for the Octane 2013 Classic Exotic Performance Car Show @ GA World Congress Center. Music and culture will take over downtown and midtown Atlanta @ the end of May. Come celebrate the 25th Annual Caribbean Festival on May, 25th beginning on Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW/Simpson St NW and ending with the Festival Village on Martin Luther King Jr Dr SE. There will be food, fun & festivities and the event is FREE. Memorial Day weekend come down to Piedmont Park & enjoy some smooth Jazz @ 36h Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival.
May 2013 Events
Back in 1983 the Dixie Classic Festivals were formed. The festival is open to all performance arts groups including (concert, band, choir and orchestra). This type of open festival is to inspire the growth and artistic expression. Although the festival gives out awards it is purely on a non-competitive basis.They are judged by a group of nationally known adjudicators.
Atlanta happens to be one of the six locations for the festival this year. Hickory High School Orchestra from Chesapeake, VA will be performing in the Dixie Classic Festival on Friday, April 12th. They are staying at Artmore Hotel this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited. We wish them luck and applaud them for their dedication to the Arts. We are sure they will receive many accolades and hope to see them back next year.
Top of the mornin to yall!! Hope you are wearing green laddie, because St. Patty’s day is right around the corner. There is nothing better than to show your holiday spirit by going to the biggest St. Patty’s day party of the year! Social Mess will be hosting their 4th annual Lepre*CON party hosting over 500 people at Park Tavern. This event will be full of contests, dance parties with renowned DJ (RIP MCA) – DJ Hurricane who know how to make your experience the most eventful. This annual party is one you do not want to miss, not only will you dance and meet new people, but you might event become Irish by the end of the night.
Here at the Artmore we are supportive of many festivals. St. Patrick’s Day is a momentous occasion that holds tradition to those all over the world. We would like to personally invite you to stay the weekend with us for everything Atlanta has to offer. The Artmore Hotel is only a short walk to the High Museum, Fox theater and Atlantic Station. We are a five minute drive to Park Tavern to the biggest party of the year. The Artmore Hotel’s location provides you with many options to help you celebrate your weekend getaway. This weekend will not only be fun, but staying at the Artmore Hotel will make your weekend unforgettable.
Who is ready for a finger licking, bourbon drinking good time? That’s right, The Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ festival is right around the corner. As you stroll from table to table you will be invited to try the forty different bourbons and sixty different beers on tap. Once you have explored the different alcoholic beverages available, visit the other tents for tasty BBQ that will ignite your taste buds. This great event offers a special experience through buying their VIP tickets which allows you to enter their event two hours early, get access to special tastings of bacon, whole hog BBQ, and give you access to special bathrooms and seating. Once your belly is full, you get access to seminars and classes to learn from the pros on how they cook their BBQ. The festival will open to the general public at 2:00pm on March 2nd to all general admission ticket holders.
Since this event is on Saturday, why not make this event an overnight stay? The Artmore Hotel is located across the street from the Arts Center MARTA station, which is the starting point for the FREE Atlantic Station Shuttle. From the Artmore, you have the lovely option of taking a leisurely stroll, or a complimentary shuttle to your BBQ adventure. The hotel is also short distances to the Fox Theatre, Center Stage, and The Woodruff Arts Center, home to the High Museum. This will offer you enough adventure to make one’s weekend a momentous occasion. The Artmore Hotel will not only give you the mobility you need in the nonstop city of Atlanta, but give you an unforgettable experience with our luxurious accommodations and excellent staff.
Who is ready to try many types of cuisine from chefs all over Atlanta?? That’s right, The 2013 Atlanta Chef Expo will be the event you will not want to miss. This Expo will be featuring more than 40 chefs with the desire to sculpt cuisines from all over the world in a creative way. This Expo isn’t just a way to market their business through their delicious creations, but show the world how unique and creative their restaurant is. Not only will this event be a fun night of food and drinks, but an entertaining night by seeing the creative side of Atlanta’s top Chefs. This expo will feature a competition between chefs in categories like “Most Creative Chef” and “Fan Favorite.”
This fantastic event, on Sunday February 24, 2013, will be a night you do not want to miss. Why not start the event early by staying the whole weekend here at The Artmore Hotel and get a real taste of Atlanta. The centrally located Artmore Hotel is a short distance to the High Museum, fox theatre, and a fifteen minute walk to a fabulous shopping adventure at Atlantic Station. The Armore Hotel’s location will not only cater your needs for night life, but we are also across the street from the Arts Center MARTA station. This ideal location will provide you with the mobility and accessibility you need to make an unforgettable weekend.
“I never paint dreams, I painted my own reality, I paint whatever passes through my mind without any other consideration.” This quote by Frida Kahlo not only explains her paintings but the passion of her culture in the 1900’s. For the first and only time in 2013, “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting,” will be exhibiting key paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. These rare paintings tell the story of an artist during a troubling time of the Mexican Revolution and an inspiring time of the Mexican Renaissance. Frida and Diego’s art shows true passion for their country and cultural traditions of the lower class. Frida’s culture focused paintings gives insight to her personal beliefs and the passion of keeping the Mexican culture during the Mexican Revolution.
This exhibition will feature February 14, 2013 – May 12, 2013 only at the High Museum of Art and this will be the only exhibition in the United States. The exhibition features many paintings drawn from Mexico’s Dolores Olmedo collection as well as Jazques and Natasha Gelman collection of Mexican Art. If you are looking to be surrounded by culture in one of Mexico’s renowned painters in the 20th century, this exhibition would not be one to miss.
Why not make it a weekend getaway? The Artmore Hotel’s “Art in Motion” package features two tickets to the High Museum of Arts, an executive king or deluxe studio suite, breakfast for two in our beautiful café, and free parking. The Artmore Hotel’s location is perfect for the weekend away. We are only two blocks away from the High Museum of Arts, ten minute walk to Atlantic Station, and right across the street from the Arts Center MARTA station. This ideal location gives you the mobility you need to stay on the go in an upbeat city like Atlanta. This adventurous getaway will not only stimulate your desire for culture and history, but further your appreciation of a society fighting for their way of life. A stay at the Artmore Hotel combined with an afternoon at the High Museum is a cultural winning combination.
There are so many things to do in this great city and the Artmore Midtown Atlanta Hotel is in the middle of all the action. Only for a limited time will there be such amazing performances at the Fox Theatre such as the amazing comedian, Louis C.K. (February 2nd) and iconic musicals such as Flashdance (February 5th through 10th) and Fela! (February 28th through March 3rd) Not to mention that the Artmore Hotel is only a short 5 minutes away from the Fox Theatre.
Speaking of music, if you would rather go to a concert, there are many musical acts coming to town such as the Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra at the Rialto Center (February 10th through March 3rd), Corey Smith at The Tabernacle (February 23rd), and the one and only Bon Jovi will be at the Philips Arena on February 27th.
Valentine’s Day is also coming up. What better way to spend it than with a relaxing getaway to Valentines in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, followed by a romantic night at The Artmore Hotel. All of this leading up to a day at the Theatre with the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at the Fox – the perfect gift for that special someone.
The Producers is coming back to the stage after an 8 year absence. This big, comedic Broadway Musical is a record winner of 12 Tony Awards. This play, written by Mel Brooks, has set the bar for in-your-face-humor and has proclaimed itself as an “equal opportunity offender.” Co-written by Thomas Meehan, the writer of Annie, this is sure to be the theater event of the year.
Returning to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre Friday 25th through the 31st, join Max Bailystock and Leo Bloom in their adventure to create the most infamous Broadway dud and make millions of dollars in the process. The only thing that could go wrong for these two is if the play turns out to be a phenomenal sensation. Through this chaotic adventure, these two unlikely acquaintances become friends while encountering hilarious hijinks on the way to success.
You can turn this fabulous night at the theater into a remarkable weekend getaway by staying at the Artmore Midtown Atlanta Hotel and taking in all this city has to offer. Only 5 minutes from the Fox Theatre, you would be right in the middle of the cultural hub of the city. Pay a visit to the High Museum which is merely a short walk from the hotel. Afterward, enjoy fine dining and shopping at Atlantic Station, also just a few blocks from the hotel. And at night, wind down around a fire pit with a drink from our studio lounge. This will surely be a getaway to remember.
Attention music enthusiasts! There are only nine days to go until the biggest marching band event in the nation! Yes, the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase is back in Atlanta next Saturday, January 26 at the Georgia Dome. This year, 8 marching bands from Albany State, Alcorn State, Bethune-Cookman, Edward Waters College, Jackson State, North Carolina A&T, Tennessee State, and Winston-Salem State will be showcasing their unique talent and style for all to see.
Usually these performers are the halftime show, but there is a special treat in store for the Battle of the Bands’ halftime. R&B superstar, Brandy will be performing live during the event fresh after the release of her new album, Two Eleven, featuring the hit single, Put It Down. This showcase will indeed be the event of the year.
Turn the Battle of the Bands event into a memorable weekend at the Artmore Hotel in midtown Atlanta, close to all of the action. We are less than 15 minutes from the Georgia Dome. We are conveniently located next to the MARTA-Arts Center Station, a few short stops from the Dome. Awesome bands…Vibrant boutique midtown hotel – a great combination.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN CHEER? We will see which squad has the hottest cheers, dances, tumbles and more at this year’s Cheersport competition. That’s right Atlanta! The world’s largest cheerleading competition is coming back to Atlanta and will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center February 15 through 17, 2013. With only 33 days to go, the GWWC will be filled with more than 1,000 cheerleading squads from all over the nation.
Downtown Atlanta will come alive with activities and special events to celebrate the occasion. Being the host city, Atlanta will be filled with Cheersport banners hanging on light posts and billboards highlighting the most outstanding events of the day. As you may already suspect, hotels and restaurants will be packed with cheerleaders, their families, and supporters. Still need hotel accommodations? Spend your weekend at The Artmore Hotel and be surrounded by the best cultural attractions the city of Atlanta has to offer.
If you are interested in exploring modern art, visit the High Museum of Art located within walking distance of the Artmore! Perhaps you’d enjoy some shopping and fine dining in Atlantic Station… No Worries! Free shuttle service leaves regularly to and from the Artmore Hotel’s immediate area. Our Courtyard is the perfect place for Cheersport friends and family to wind down after a long day of excitement. Stay with us at the Artmore, where convenient access to the cities nightlife, events, and cultural centers are at your fingertips.