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.”

Cigars and Cars 2013

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June Calendar 2013

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Unplugged in the Park @ Park Tavern (Sponsored by the Artmore Hotel)

unplugged @Park TavernUnplugged in the Park @ Park Tavern is celebrating it’s 11th year in existence sponsored by the Artmore Hotel.  Unplugged in the Park has become one of the most popular Summer concert series in Atlanta.  The concert is held in Park Tavern which is a tented, air-conditioned event facility with an amazing sound system located inside Piedmont Park.  It’s perfect way to wind down your weekend “UNPLUGGED” and  admission is FREE!

To show our excitement about being a sponsor and  as an effort to show our appreciation to our social media presence;  the Artmore will be posting several trivia questions on  Facebook & Twitter to give our bookers & tweeters the chance to win cool prizes.  So log on to our Facebook page,  follow us on twitter and be sure to read the blog on the Artmore’s website.  Look for your first trivia question Tuesday, May 21st. Questions will be posted on a weekly basis and winners will be announced via social media as well.

Good luck!

Hope to see you in the park!

DJ Merrick. takes over the Artmore Hotel

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Come to the Artmore Hotel this and every Thursday night from 6PM-10PM in the month of May to hear Atlanta’s Own DJ Merrick.  DJ Merrick is a Progressive, Deep & Tech House DJ & Producer.  He’s taking over the Courtyard! Enjoy the sounds of DJ Merrick while you sip on a Signature drink @ The Studio Bar.  It’s going DOWN in Midtown @ the Artmore Hotel 1302 West Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309.

Artmore Hotel is in Midtown Atlanta, conveniently located at the Art Center Stop off of the MARTA.  The Artmore offers valet but nearby garages are available too! For more info click here for contact info and directions.

Here is a sample from DJ Merrick’s Sound Cloud account:

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May Events in Atlanta 2013

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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.

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Atlanta’s Best Events in April 2013

Want to know what the best things to do in Atlanta are this April?  We have you covered. Our event investigation team has hunted down the best events in Atlanta for our guests! Whether you are in the mood to not stray too far from the hotel with the Artmore’s own Courtyard Kick Off Party OR go out to the Rihanna Diamond Tour!

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Shapoholics can go on the Atlanta Chic Boutique tour while their sport crazed significant others watch the NCAA Final Four game on April 6th.  Don’t miss the Artmore Courtyard Kickoff Party that is sure to be an amazing event. As of today we already have over 100 RSVPs, don’t be the one at the office who wasn’t at the best party of the month!  Comic Bill Burr will also be in town on April 13th. He is performing at The Tabernacle!  Both Taylor Swift and Rihanna are in town this month at Phillips Arena gracing the great Peach State.  You know that we love our four legged friends and that we are a pet friendly hotel but don’t be fooled the Dogwood Festival has absolutely nothing to do with animals!  This arts festival is held in Piedmont Park which is a beautiful walk from the Artmore Hotel.

For more events check out our monthly events calendar below. Want to always know what is going on in Atlanta? Sign up for our newsletter!

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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.

Atlanta Happy Hours | Announcing: Beer Mondays!

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Spring has sprung! What better way to enjoy spring in Midtown Atlanta then with a fabulous beer happy hour at the Artmore Courtyard?  Enjoy two for one beers on Mondays from 5pm to 7pm.  An even better idea would be to bring your friends too.  In fact, bring them all!!!!  What should we call it, Springtoberfest Mondays, Hoppy Hour or just plain awesome?

What better way to end a day of work, gallery hopping, business meeting crushing or even just relaxing?

 

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St. Patrick’s Day

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.