Full Moon Friday – Tonight in the Cocktail Garden – October 18th

Artmore Full Moon Friday

It’s that time again, time for another full moon. The one that falls directly after the Harvest Moon(which was Sept. 19) is called the Hunter’s Moon, and it happens this Friday night, Oct. 18. The best time to view it is 7:38 p.m. Eastern — though of course it shines brightly all night long.

Plus, there’s a lunar eclipse happening, too. It’s subtle, however, not a total eclipse but what’s called a penumbral eclipse, when the Earth’s outer shadow partially covers the lunar being. “You might see a little darkening. It happens very gradually. It’s not like a snap of the fingers,” Jim O’Leary, senior scientist at the Maryland Science Center, told Weather.com. That event begins around 5:50 p.m. eastern, peaks around at 7:50 p.m. and ends around 9:50 p.m., he added.

The total package should make for some pleasant sky gazing of this cool moon.

Its name — one of several catchy monikers including the Blood Moon and the Sanguine Moon — reputedly comes from those who used the light to their advantage, according to Science@NASA. “Hunters … tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead,” writes NASA’s Tony Phillips. “You can picture them: Silent figures padding through the forest, the moon overhead, pale as a corpse, its cold light betraying the creatures of the wood.”

Chinese lore also describes this moon as the Kindly Moon, reports the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, and the Lakota Sioux called it the Moon When Quilling and Beading Were Done.

The Hunter’s Moon isn’t just any full moon. Like with other moons this time of year, its path — called an ecliptic — is shallow. That means for several nights in a row, the moon sits farther north on the horizon, according to EarthSky. “It’s this northward movement of the moon along the eastern horizon at moonrise,” EarthSky writes, “that gives the Hunter’s Moon its magic.”

(MORE: Photos of Airplanes Silhouetted by the Sun and Moon

Typically this time of year, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. Say it appeared in the night sky at 7:00 p.m. today, tomorrow it would show up around 7:50 p.m. For several days around the Hunter’s Moon, however, it only rises 30 to 35 minutes later. (In that same example, it would emerge at 7:00 p.m. tonight, 7:30 p.m. the next.)

Why does this matter? Well, if you lived at a time when you needed the moonlight to harvest and hunt by, it clearly did. “The light of moon allowed farmers to harvest their crops later into the night,” O’Leary said of the September Harvest Moon. By the Hunter’s Moon in October, “it’s time to go hunting for Thanksgiving and the fall. The prey is easier to find. Rather than the moon being up in the sky an hour or two after sunset, it’s up in the sky sooner…. There’s less of a period of darkness.”

So go out and enjoy. But be warned: “While you’re staring at the sky, you might hear footsteps among the trees, the twang of a bow, a desperate scurry to shelter,” NASA’s Phillips writes. “That’s just your imagination.”

The Artmore Made a Dash for NASH Magazine

It was a very cool atmosphere inside

It was a very cool atmosphere insideJaida Dreyer

The Artmore was honored to be in attendance for the official  launch party of Nash, the new country music & lifestyle magazine presented by Cumulus Media. The event took place at Terminal West in Midtown and featured performances from some of country music’s best including Kelli Pickler, Laura Bundy Bell and Jaida Dreyer. Check out some photos of the event and stay tuned for more exciting Artmore coverage of Atlanta’s hottest events!

Some very nice cowgirls showed us into the party

Some very nice cowgirls showed us into the party

Grab your copy today!

Grab your copy today!

 

Peachtree Road Race

You’re running in the annual AJC Peachtree Road Race.

marathon runnersYou’ve been training hard for this all year.  Until now you were thinking of driving in from the suburbs, park and sign in; just in time for the race.

Why not make it easier on yourself?  Reserve a room for July 3 at the Artmore Hotel in midtown and save some of that energy for the race.  Discounted rates available

June Events 2013

Unplugged supportJune Calendar of Events

Something for the Kiddie’s since schools out: The Center for the Puppetry Arts performance of the True Story of the Three Little Pigs (now ‘til June 3rd). Make Sunday date night and enjoy Paul Warner’s LIVE performance Unplugged in the Park at Park Tavern on June 2nd (this is an Artmore Hotel sponsored event). Atlanta’s beloved Braves battle it out against the Pittsburgh Pirates from June 3rd-5th at Turner Field. Lynn Whitfield & Nephew Tommy takeover the Fox Theatre with the family friend musical entitled Rebirth from May 31st-June1st. On June 6th Tracy Morgan’s gonna make you laugh ‘til you cry with his comedic performance of “Excuse My French” at the Tabernacle. From 10-2pm on the 8th The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s exhibit “Endangered Species” is free with Garden Admission. June 16th Happy Father’s Day at Georgia World Congress Center let’s see if REAL MEN COOK! On the 22nd V103’s celebrates the 10 year anniversary for Car and Bike Show at the Georgia World Congress Center. From June 23rd-September 29th, “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” exhibit is happening at the High Museum of Art. We’ll wrap up the month of June Fashionably late on the 30th at Colony Square in Midtown at 11:00 as we watch the fashion of local designers hit the runway for The Fashion Event.

Dixie Classic Festival | Atlanta, Georgia

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.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival | Atlanta Station

 

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.

Battle of the Bands

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.

CHEERSPORT

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.

 

 

 

Atlanta Calendar of Events

Want to know what is new and happening in our great city of Atlanta?  Well at the hotel we’ll try to keep you in the loop of what is the latest on greatest. Here is what is happening this month!

January Calendar of Events - Midtown Atlanta

January Calendar of Events for the Midtown Atlanta Hotel Market

Stay 2 Nights, Get a 3rd Free

Stay 2 Nights, Get 1 night Free

For every 2 nights booked and paid at prevailing rates receive 1 night free, when you arrive on Sunday through Tuesday.  This is a limited offer.  Go to www.artmorehotel.com