There will be plenty of action in the night sky this year. | Photo via Pexels
Calling all stargazers. We’ve put together a handy guide of this year’s celestial events so you won’t miss a thing. Grab your calendar, mark down these dates, and start planning your 2023 night sky viewing adventures.
It may technically be the Year of the Water Rabbit, but it’s also the moon’s year to shine. While most years there are 12 full moons, 2023 will welcome 13 (two will occur in August). Here’s the full list, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
February 5: Snow moon
March 7: Worm moon
April 6: Pink moon
May 5: Flower moon
June 3: Strawberry moon
July 3: Buck moon
August 1: Sturgeon moon
August 30: Blue moon
September. 29: Harvest moon
October 28: Hunter’s moon
November 27: Beaver moon
December 26: Cold moon
📍 Where to go
When choosing a spot to view celestial events, aim for a location that is away from man-made light. Here are some spots that we suggest:
Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls | Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 7 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis | $15-$276 | The Pacers (23-25) are back home after four games on the road for a Central Division showdown with the Chicago Bulls (21-24).
Wednesday, Jan. 25
How to Maximize Social Security Benefits Special Event | Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Hotel Carmichael, Cole Porter Ballroom, 1 Carmichael Square, Carmel | Free | Hear from Social Security expert Mary Beth Franklin about deciding when and how to claim Social Security benefits.
A New View Film Series: The Loving Generation | Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 7 p.m. | Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall at Butler University or Virtual | Free | Journey outside everyday life to explore new world views through the screening of four films.
Thursday, Jan. 26
Date Night: Create & Plate - Charcuterie Boards | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Machyne Makerspace at The Amp, 1220 Waterway Blvd., Indianapolis | $120 for two | Enjoy a night of culinary creation where couples will have an opportunity to create and plate a custom charcuterie board.
Friday, Jan. 27
Tasting Society Event | Friday, Jan. 27 | 7-10 p.m. | 1899 Venue, 164 Steeples Blvd., Indianapolis | $15 | Meet and mingle with other craft beer and spirits fans with samples from a lineup of breweries and distilleries.
Saturday, Jan. 28
Moon Phases Wall Hanging Pottery Class | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 4-6 p.m. | Gravesco,1501 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis | $45 | Learn to make your own moon phases wall hanging inspired by Rebecca’s techniques.
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Here comes the snow.A Winter Storm Watch is in effect late tonight into Wednesday afternoon with heavy snowfall (5-9 inches) and wind gusts up to 26 mph possible in central Indiana that could last through early Thursday. ❄️ (IndyStar)
Slow down and watch for new traffic patterns. Over the weekend, a stretch of downtown interstate reopened for the second weekend in a row. On Sunday, I-70 westbound reopened through the North Split interchange. INDOT is still expecting the complete reopening of I-65 through the North Split to take place late spring 2023. 🚧 (WRTV)
After 11 years in Irvington, Black Acre Brewing Co. ( 5632 E. Washington St.) announced on social media that it’s time for it to close this chapter. The brewery will be closing its doors permanently at its locations and beer garden after the last call on Saturday, Feb. 4. 🍺
Tax season is upon us, Hoosiers. The Indiana Department of Revenue recommends waiting until you have all of your official tax documents and filing electronically to speed up the process. Employers are required to provide yourW-2 by Tuesday, Jan. 31 and the deadline to file state and federal tax returns is Tuesday, April 18. 💵 (WTHR)
OK, campers, rise and shine.Groundhog Day (Thursday, Feb. 2) is right around the corner, and it’s got us thinking about what day in Indy history we’d like to do over and over. Let us know yours and you may appear in a future newsletter. 📻
In yesterday’s newsletter, we told you that the old Marsh location at 2140 E. 116th St. is set to be transformed into an Academy Sports + Outdoors. However, the company will actually be moving into the old Marsh spot in Westfield. We apologize for the confusion.
Devour Indy at any Huse Culinary restaurant (read: St. Elmo Steak House, Harry & Izzy’s,1933 Lounge, and The HC Tavern + Kitchen) through Sunday, Feb. 5 for a specially-priced three course dining experience. Bonus: Enjoy $10 off dinner menus Monday-Wednesday. Make a reservation. 🍽️ *
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In this exhibit, you’ll travel back in time to the dinosaur age and join Buddy, the star of the show, on his quest to learn more about topics like dinosaurs, paleontology, and natural history.
The exhibit will be at The Children’s Museum from Saturday, Jan. 28 to Sunday, July 30, 2023, and it’s free with museum admission. You can get tickets in advance online.
Today’s issue was written by Nicole.
Editor’s pick: Haven’t tried Tea’s Me Cafe yet? Go with your Valentine. The tea shop location at 3967 N. Illinois St. is hosting a Valentine’s afternoon tea tasting from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. Register here. 🫖
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