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331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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June 2019

2019 Beaver Queen Afterparty Pageant!

June 1 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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After the Beaver Queen Pageant, keep the party rolling at Arcana! DJ VSPRTN will be spinning tunes for you all night. No cover charge, but donations for the DJ are greatly appreciated!

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Meet and Greet with the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 31, 2019

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Hang out with the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance. Expect cocktails, conversation, tarot, and shenanigans. Bring cash for the tarot card readers. This event is open to all - whether you are a longtime friend of TAPA, or meeting the community for the very first time. Pagans, Polytheists, others, or nones - it doesn't matter, ALL are welcome

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Electric Velvet

June 14 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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June is Pride month in Bull City! Have a drink, kick back & listen to sexy remixes, deep cutz & Lo-Fi magic curated by Kubra Coltrane. 21 & Up Please. No cover charge to get in. If you're in a giving mood, Suggested donation: $5

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Eric Hirsh Residency at Arcana

June 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2019

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Introspective, original jazz from pianist/composer Eric Hirsh and his band. This is 'jazz' music. Sort of. Contemporary classical? Minimalist acoustic techno? ChamberSoulTM? Doesn't matter. The pieces are dynamic, emotional, introspective, and come from the heart. And the musicians are amazing.

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Lonerider Brewing with Bobby Bryson

June 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Monthly NC tap takeover, this time with Lonerider. Elizabeth will be on hand from 8pm to talk about the brewery and the beers we'll have available. Then stick around for live music with Bobby Bryson

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Ally J Third Friday at Arcana

June 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 21, 2020

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Ally J is back at Arcana for a night of soulful music, and she’s bringing her friends! Bring your sweetie, and delight with the funkiest, jazziest sounds, you will hear. Enjoy a fun filled night of craft cocktails and dancing!

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July 2019

Boogie in the Brain: Live Art and Live Illustration

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come to Arcana for an evening of art, immersion, and interactive creativity. I will be providing visual illustrations via projector screen, which you may enjoy at your leisure as you lounge, chat, and drink some cocktails. If you're feeling inspired to make some art, or jot down some thoughts, you can join in on the fun! Sketchbooks and notepads will be provided for anyone who would like to partake. Feel free to bring your own materials to draw, paint, write…

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Meet and Greet with the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 31, 2019

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Hang out with the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance. Expect cocktails, conversation, tarot, and shenanigans. Bring cash for the tarot card readers. This event is open to all - whether you are a longtime friend of TAPA, or meeting the community for the very first time. Pagans, Polytheists, others, or nones - it doesn't matter, ALL are welcome

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Super Secret Dance Party!

July 5 @ 10:00 pm - July 6 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Your favorite secret underground first friday monthly dance party returns to Arcana on July 5th! Guest DJ Birdgherl of Mamis & Papis is joined by DJ Shahzad to hold it down with a magical musical roulette that will be sure to keep you dancing ALL night. Leave requests on the event wall. Message us for directions. 21+. $7 cover.  

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The River Otters at Arcana

July 6 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come dig some original instrumentals and cocktails!  

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Window Light Collectors + Sfyria Trio(NYC/Chicago)

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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1st Set: Window Light Collectors is a duo of guitars and voice comprised of Shane Parish (Ahleuchatistas) and Corey Parlamento (Livingdog). Both originally hailing from South Florida and eventually ending up in the mountains of NC, they found a musical kinship through collaboration and exploration. Pulling from elements of folk, avante-garde, and ambient music, they create songs through a combination of composition and improvisation that are meditative and simple while at the same time dynamic, complex, and engaging. 2nd Set:…

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Arcana Figure Drawing

July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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If you enjoy figure drawing, or if you feel out of practice, or if you just want to release some creative energy and scribble like mad among your fellow artists, come join us at Arcana for some life drawing! A live model will be joining us, offering their time and body for us to sketch. There will be a tip jar available for the model, where you may place a recommended $10 donation. Any donations will go straight to the…

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Eric Hirsh Residency at Arcana

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2019

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Introspective, original jazz from pianist/composer Eric Hirsh and his band. This is 'jazz' music. Sort of. Contemporary classical? Minimalist acoustic techno? ChamberSoulTM? Doesn't matter. The pieces are dynamic, emotional, introspective, and come from the heart. And the musicians are amazing.

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Ann back at Arcana

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come on out for Ann's special blend of jazz infused classic rock and originals. Arcana ROCKS!  

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Scalawag Jubilee Durham: Southern celebration and release party

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Scalawag, your neighborhood nonprofit news magazine, is throwing a party for all our Durham fam Friday, July 12. Join us at Arcana Underground Bar from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to celebrate the drop of our summer print issue with live art, music dancing, food, booze—and of course news. Featuring local troublemakers with: Music by Gemynii Performance Installation by Monèt Noelle Marshall Live Visuals by Chance Murray Field Notes by Down Home North Carolina News by Scalawag Come hang with…

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Fete de la Bastille avec TEA CUP GIN!

July 13 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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SATURDAY JULY 13th 9pm - Join Tea Cup Gin at ARCANA for a FETE DE LA BASTILLE in true DURM style! We'll be weaving in some French themed songs as the bartenders offer up some French themed cocktails! Come embrace your joie de vivre, and celebrate some Liberté, égalité, fraternité, et sororité!  

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Chadbourne/Stalls/Toll/Westerlund Play Ornette, Monk and More!

July 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Eugene Chadbourne(banjo/guitar), Annalise Stalls (sax), Casey Toll (upright bass) & Joe Westerlund (drums) combine forces for a one-off evening of jazz improvisation and outer-reaching exploration, featuring compositions by pioneers Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Alice Coltrane, Nina Simone and more! 2 Sets starting at 8pm. $10 suggested donation.  

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HopFly Brewing with Hardened and Tempered

July 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us for our monthly NC tap takeover, this time with HopFly Brewing. Cameron will be on hand starting at 8pm to talk about the brewery and the beers we'll have available. Then stick around for live music with Hardened and Tempered. Hardened and Tempered: Smart, dark, Americana folk duo from Austin, Texas. Hardened and Tempered's poetic lyrics flourish with textured melodies and harmonies, revealing an intimate look at the human condition and one’s search for meaning. Their debut album,…

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DTownDeuce at Arcana in Durham w-Aiden Dale

July 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Aiden Dale brings his unique, self-taught wizardry to the acoustic guitar in surprising and beautiful ways, while the harmonies and lyrics of DTownDeuce (Rus Hames and Shannon D. O'Connor) infuse their sultry Americana with both depth and humor. Stick around after for some cover songs, and as an added bonus, Rus and Shannon will be exhibiting their paintings!  

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Ally J Third Friday at Arcana

July 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 21, 2020

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Ally J is back at Arcana for a night of soulful music, and she’s bringing her friends! Bring your sweetie, and delight with the funkiest, jazziest sounds, you will hear. Enjoy a fun filled night of craft cocktails and dancing!

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The Arcana Jazz Cafe w/ The Mac McLaughlin Group / Noah Powell

July 20 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join the Mac McLaughlin Group featuring Noah Powell on vocals, along with Kevin Golden on guitar, Mike Maloney on bass, Kaan Uzun on drums and Mac McLaughlin on keys. We also invite friends to sit in p, so bring your axe or voice!! No cover! 331 W. Main St, 9-12pm for Jazz and Cocktails!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1115512415309201/

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Haunted Like Human (Nashville) / Love and Valor / Arielle Bryant

July 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Haunted Like Human is bringing a new roots voice to Nashville: two parts folk, one part Americana, and a dash of indie vibes. Classically trained guitarist Cody Clark has played everything from post-hardcore to jazz. Vocalist Dale Chapman grew up writing prose and poetry, and she brings her strong imagery and storytelling into her music. A combination of Northwestern grit and Southern charm, the two strive to create a unique and intimate listening experience. Love & Valor is an emerging…

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Arcana Figure Drawing Copy

July 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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If you enjoy figure drawing, or if you feel out of practice, or if you just want to release some creative energy and scribble like mad among your fellow artists, come join us at Arcana for some life drawing! A live model will be joining us, offering their time and body for us to sketch. There will be a tip jar available for the model, where you may place a recommended $10 donation. Any donations will go straight to the…

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Eduardo’s Noche Flamenca Durham with Señor Aberle at Arcana

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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JUST ANNOUNCED: Eduardo's Flamenco Night is making its Durham Debut at Arcana, after spectacular sold out performances in Raleigh and Asheville! Noche Flamenca features Dennis Aberle, cantaora Teresa Fernandez, Flamenco dancer Rachele and bassist Billy Switzer. Come experience the emotional power of Flamenco and an authentic Spanish Tablao. Escape to the Andaluz region of Spain! A selection of Spanish wines and SANGRIA will be featured. Flamenco musicians from around the state will be joining us: guitarists, dancers, percussionist, cantaora (singer)…

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Wiley Fosters at Arcana

July 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The Wiley Fosters are returning to Arcana with the hip-hop lineup! Not to be missed! Free Admission 9pm - 11pm Maxine Eloi - Vocals Alexandra Valladares - Vocals Austin Avery - MC Jones Michael - MC DJ Clasick - MC Jay Parker - Turntables Ajay Dholakia - Tabla William Dawson - Guitar & Wurlitzer Jack Fleishman - Bass Stephen Cowles - Sax & Flute  

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Fotos y Recuerdos

July 27 @ 10:00 pm - July 28 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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This summer throwback is equal parts inner child healing, spirit of our heart and 'make reggaeton Black again.' With school dance jams and the sounds from our walkmans, it's time for you to come get nostalgic with us! Mamis & the Papis is a collective of womxn, femmes and tender hearted folx who are excited to share with you the music of our hearts and people. We welcome everyone--queer, trans, gnc folx-- to come revel in the music and sip…

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Tarot Social and Reading Exchange

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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This Tarot social is a casual event designed for readers (amateur, casual and professional), students, and enthusiasts of the cards. We meet once a month to chat, enjoy Arcana's atmosphere and tasty drinks, share Tarot experiences, show off decks, and work on our intuitive skills together through a variety of free form exercises. The group tends to be a mix of levels of experience, styles, and philosophies, with the understanding that there is no wrong or right way to use…

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Names of War / Beau Borek / Trippers and Askers

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Names of War September residency @ Arcana w/new friend, Beau Borek and old pal Trippers & Askers! https://trippers-and-askers.bandcamp.com/ https://beauborek.com/ https://namesofwar.bandcamp.com/  

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Cozy Vibes w/ Monsieur

July 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Your local non-binary boi is here to play you yet another night of some eclectic and timeless sounds for an evening of chill. Come chill to these vibes, wind down and have a drink on this cozy Tuesday night with me.  

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Sun Studies – Chessa Rich – Joshua Carpenter at Arcana

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Sun Studies is a songwriting moniker featuring the wide-ranging baritone of Reid Johnson. Since the mid-2000s, Johnson has quietly accumulated a respected catalog with the band Schooner & other projects. Sun Studies is a more intimate, sparse affair. "on Sketches, he indulges in his blurriest folk tendencies, crafting accessible, honeyed desolation and several of the strongest songs of his winding career." -David Ford Smith, Independent Weekly (NC) “spare, saturnine acoustic folk-rock bears along a striking vocal performance, heavily draped but…

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August 2019

Electric Velvet

August 1 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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It's time for another round of Electric Velvet ya'll! Come have a drink, kick back & listen to sexy remixes, deep cutz & Lo-Fi magic curated by local butch heart throb Kubra Coltrane. There will absolutely be NO top 40 music played at this event because I want your ears to smile & I promise they will! Also this night kicks off the NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival at the Carolina Theatre! So come rub elbows & intellects with…

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Rakia Balkan Band

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us for a night of live Balkan music and dancing with Rakia!  

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Meet and Greet with the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 31, 2019

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Hang out with the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance. Expect cocktails, conversation, tarot, and shenanigans. Bring cash for the tarot card readers. This event is open to all - whether you are a longtime friend of TAPA, or meeting the community for the very first time. Pagans, Polytheists, others, or nones - it doesn't matter, ALL are welcome

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Eric Hirsh Residency at Arcana

August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2019

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Introspective, original jazz from pianist/composer Eric Hirsh and his band. This is 'jazz' music. Sort of. Contemporary classical? Minimalist acoustic techno? ChamberSoulTM? Doesn't matter. The pieces are dynamic, emotional, introspective, and come from the heart. And the musicians are amazing.

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The Moon Unit at Arcana!

August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come on out and join The Moon Unit and Arcana for some foot pattin' funk. FREE music from 8-11pm!  

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Sarah Donner in Durham NC with Juliana Finch

August 9 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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with Juliana Finch, no cover, 9-11pm  

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Acisse Jay with Brian D. as Dusky Roses

August 10 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Carlisle Evans Peck (MPLS), w/ local support TBA

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Minneapolis singer-songwriter Carlisle Evans Peck strives for the heart of human connection in his cinematic compositions. Equally at home in a wooded glade or on a cabaret stage, he weaves vibrant indie-classical mythologies at home with the likes of Benjamin Clementine, Antony and the Johnsons, and Joanna Newsom. His ambitious 2018 release Electric Porcelain is an orchestral-rock epic of queer love, loss and transformation. Whether surrounded by a nine-piece chamber-rock orchestra, backed by soaring choral harmonies, or solo with his…

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Ally J Third Friday at Arcana

August 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 21, 2020

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Ally J is back at Arcana for a night of soulful music, and she’s bringing her friends! Bring your sweetie, and delight with the funkiest, jazziest sounds, you will hear. Enjoy a fun filled night of craft cocktails and dancing!

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Tym Moss: Live Cabaret

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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$5-$10 suggest donation https://www.facebook.com/events/931114813891525/

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Cozy Vibes w/ Monsieur

August 17 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join me this Saturday at 9pm to give you a lovely kickback vibe after Tym Moss Cabaret Performance! Come chill, dance a little and have a drink. The vibe is on me! 21+ No Cover!  

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Maitri // DL Zene at Arcana

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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8pm http://www.maitrimusic.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSrFa3JEIrk  

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Tacoma Park /// Streak of Tigers

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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https://www.tacomaparknc.com/  

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The Arcana Jazz Cafe w/ The Mac McLaughlin Group/ Noah Powell

August 23 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us for another awesome event at the Arcana Jazz Café 9-12pm. No cover! Jazz and Cocktails..bring your instruments and join us!!  

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Be Yourself

August 24 @ 10:00 pm - August 25 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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It's that time once again friends! Get lost in the music and BE YOURSELF!!! Get down with with ya bad self to the best in Deep soulful house, Rare groove, Cosmic, Afro and Disco. Resident Deejays: TOMAS C (Magic City Disco • DanceGruv Radio • Miami) MARSHALL JONES (DanceGruv Radio • Sound Cartel • D3EP Radio Network • Raleigh) Doors: 10pm Entry: $5 Cover • 21 + with proper ID Arcana 331 W. Main St #Durham, #NC 27701 www.arcanadurham.com Visit…

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Rebecca Newton & Bob Vasile/ Lisa R & the Lucky Stars

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join local legends, Rebecca Newton & Bob Vasile. Plus Lisa R & The Lucky Stars (Leslie Land, Willie Painter, George Hindenach and Lisa Rhodes) as they play cuts from their forthcoming album. 7-10. An evening of music and craft cocktails in downtown Durham. No cover. Rebecca Newton and Bob Vasile have known each other since 1974, when they lived on a commune in Durham county. Back then, Bob was playing “Stairway to Heaven” and Rebecca was playing music from Joni…

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Jeff Kujan (GA) / Joe’s Cousin / Stephen Munoz

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Arcana & Happy Nomad Booking invite you to stretch the fabric of time with: Jeff Kujan Music (on tour from Decatur!) Joe's Cousin Stephen Munoz 8 PM / FREE / 21+ / FUN Spread the word! Come on out! Bring friends! Buy the touring band's merch!  

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Rust Belt Arcana: Bio-regional Animism and Tarot

August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Hey folks, I'll be reading essays about Tarot, wildlife and doing card readings at Durham's underground bar, Arcana. The venue is incredible, and Chapel Hill's Flyleaf Books will be co-hosting and selling books. Here are some blurbs for the book 🙂 "Rust Belt Arcana is one of the most amazing Tarot books I've ever read, unlike anything else, and instantly important." -Rachel Pollack, author of Tarot for Magical Times and The New Tarot Handbook "The essays in Rust Belt Arcana…

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Andrew Ryan at Arcana

August 30 @ 9:00 pm - August 31 @ 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Andrew Ryan At Arcana Friday, August 30th Andrew Ryan’s album, “Across Currents” has a middle-of-the-road tone that mixes alt-country with elements of indie rock. It combines quiet, guitar picking with soothing cello, toy-like glockenspiel, and melodic piano to create sounds you'd hear in "Perks of a Wallflower" or "13 Reasons Why." Other songs have an indie rock feel with feedback and reverse guitars driving a steady, almost anthem-like melody. “The songs on "Across Currents" will resonate with anyone who has…

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Lynn Grissett and Friends Feat. Akili

August 31 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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$10 suggested donation Lynn Grissett: Saxophone/Trumpet Butler Knowles: Bass Dwayne Jordan: Drums Qualia Holder-Cozart (Akili) Vocals  

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September 2019

Meet and Greet with the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 31, 2019

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Hang out with the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance. Expect cocktails, conversation, tarot, and shenanigans. Bring cash for the tarot card readers. This event is open to all - whether you are a longtime friend of TAPA, or meeting the community for the very first time. Pagans, Polytheists, others, or nones - it doesn't matter, ALL are welcome

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Feeding the Future of Haiti : Benefit Show

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come out on Thursday, September 5th to support agriculture in Haiti! This event will feature some amazing local musicians and give you a chance to learn more about The People's Garden. There will also be the chance to purchase Hatian paintings and metal art, all will support the work of Jaden PepLa. Suggested $10 donation. Jaden PepLa is a 501(c)3 organization that working in Central Haiti to provide agriculture education and increasing local access to nutritionally dense foods. The farm…

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Russell Favret

September 7 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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chill live music with Russell Favret  

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Stranger Sun

September 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Some music for drinking at Arcana Bar and Lounge. Come out, have a cocktail, connect with friends and make some new ones.  

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Arcana Figure Drawing

September 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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If you enjoy figure drawing, or if you feel out of practice, or if you just want to release some creative energy and scribble like mad among your fellow artists, come join us at Arcana for some life drawing! A live model will be joining us, offering their time and body for us to sketch. There will be a tip jar available for the model, where you may place a recommended $10 donation. Any donations will go straight to the…

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Eric Hirsh Residency at Arcana

September 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2019

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Introspective, original jazz from pianist/composer Eric Hirsh and his band. This is 'jazz' music. Sort of. Contemporary classical? Minimalist acoustic techno? ChamberSoulTM? Doesn't matter. The pieces are dynamic, emotional, introspective, and come from the heart. And the musicians are amazing.

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The Paco Band at Arcana

September 13 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band perform at Arcana Bar and Lounge in Durham. Come enjoy Spanish/ Flamenco music and some of your favorite covers  

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Boogie in the Brain

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Get your creative juices flowing at the second "Boogie in the Brain" event at Arcana! If you enjoy art, whether it be making art or admiring art, come join your friendly local artists at Arcana on Tuesday, September 17th! You are NOT required to draw or make art, but if you wish, art supplies will be made available for you to use as you please (just put things back where they belong, and try not to make a mess). Not…

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Sierra Nevada Brewing with the James Plunkett Trio

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us for our monthly NC tap takeover, this time with Sierra Nevada Brewing. Tony will be on hand starting at 8pm to talk about the brewery and the beers we'll have available. Then stick around for live music with James Plunkett. The James Plunkett Trio takes indie rock to places far and near. Imagine if the Tallest Man on Earth and the Red Hot Chili Peppers had a love child that went off to join the Peace Corps. With…

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Annalisa & Zen Poets

September 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Annalisa is a lauded saxophonist/composer and is the founder of Zen Poets. Her prodigious playing is a smooth amalgam of imaginative, fiery and yet sweet-sounding jazz that has earned her recognition as a young forward-looking composer. Together with Zen Poets - Aaron Gross, Gabe Dansereau and Daniel Aaron Faust - remarkable originals are performed in a unique location - Arcana Durham- to give you a fulfilling musical experience!  

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Ally J Third Friday at Arcana

September 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 21, 2020

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Ally J is back at Arcana for a night of soulful music, and she’s bringing her friends! Bring your sweetie, and delight with the funkiest, jazziest sounds, you will hear. Enjoy a fun filled night of craft cocktails and dancing!

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Reese McHenry (solo) & Sun Studies at Arcana

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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"North Carolina's Reese McHenry is a force of nature. Suffering a major stroke and Atrial Fibrillation, and then returning to good health from a bad place has lit a fire under this uncompromising, tough Southern lady with more than a little of Janis Joplin's Southern Comfort-soaked vocals and spirit present in her powerful music. Bluesy, smoky, Dixie-fried rock ‘n’ roll at its finest is McHenry's stock in trade, and if you don't believe it, give her latest song, "Detroit", a…

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Arcana Figure Drawing

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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If you enjoy figure drawing, or if you feel out of practice, or if you just want to release some creative energy and scribble like mad among your fellow artists, come join us at Arcana for some life drawing! A live model will be joining us, offering their time and body for us to sketch. There will be a tip jar available for the model, where you may place a recommended $10 donation. Any donations will go straight to the…

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Emily Stewart and Pete Pawsey at Arcana

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Original songs on stringed instruments: Existentially bleak folk blues, twisted gospel, and country soul.  

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Because Duh: Maiden Voyage

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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What do you do the night before Pride when you feel like going wild ... put on something inappropriate and join us xo  

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Andrew Kasab in Durham, NC

September 27 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Slink on downstairs to this dimly lit speakeasy in downtown Durham for some libations and music!  

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Durham Pride Afterparty w PlayPlay and V S P R T N

September 28 @ 9:00 pm - September 29 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join DJs PlayPlay & Vespertine - V S P R T N after Durham Pride this year as they take you on a journey of dance music through the decades~ $7 all night, 21+  

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Arabian nights: “The dancing souls”

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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During this event hosted by Arcana Bar, we will be celebrating the joy of dancing, allowing our souls and bodies to move to the rhythms of middle eastern music. Particularly we will be featuring egyptian raqs sharki, a style characterized by its earthiness and emotion. Save the date and come to dance with us and enjoy the magical atmosphere of Arcana Bar. Date: September 29th -2019 Time: 20:00 pm Place: Arcana Bar 331 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701  

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October 2019

Downton Abbey Trivia Night @ Arcana

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Calling all Downton Abbey fans! We’ll be hosting our first night of Downton Abbey Trivia. Round up your friends, and come test your knowledge! We’ll have some prizes, but this is really about bragging rights 🙂 Feel free to dress the part, or come as you are! See you then!  

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Meet and Greet with the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 31, 2019

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Hang out with the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance. Expect cocktails, conversation, tarot, and shenanigans. Bring cash for the tarot card readers. This event is open to all - whether you are a longtime friend of TAPA, or meeting the community for the very first time. Pagans, Polytheists, others, or nones - it doesn't matter, ALL are welcome

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Kevin Clark & Chris Sharp at Arcana

October 3 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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One event on October 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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come catch a vibe / two nights of guitar and bass duo by kevin clark and chris sharp at arcana 10/3 & 10/10  

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Super Secret Dance Party!

October 4 @ 10:00 pm - October 5 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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THE GOOF TROOP RETURNS! DJ Rang is back from a 4 month hiatus to rock the basement once again on October 4th! Resident DJs Forge and Rang will hold it down with a magical musical roulette that is sure to keep you dancing ALL night. Leave requests on the event wall. Call 919-973-1675 for directions. 21+. https://www.facebook.com/events/387966608802812/

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Nym – Arcana – Oct 5

October 5 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Nym returns to Arcana after a summer spent combating supernatural forces and honing his countermagical powers. Join us for an evening of seasonal beats and artfully crafted drinks.  

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Arcana Songwriter Showcase #1

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Every Sunday in October 'Arcana Songwriter Showcase' will offer a selection of the Triangle’s finest songsmiths in an intimate stripped back setting. Each week featured artists will take to the stage to sing some originals and talk about the process and the inspirations behind their work. The evenings will be hosted by Durham local Alicia Best and her British bandmate Robert Jackson, from the transatlantic duo A Different Thread. After almost a year of touring the UK, Ireland and Latin…

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Ryan Zimmerman at Arcana 10/8 8pm

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Ryan Zimmerman will be stopping by on his Fall tour to support his new release No Overhead/No Liability, he is a roots musician dedicated to his craft of songwriting and performing live. Ryan started his music career on the Jersey Shore,where he currently calls home. An avid music fan and performer Ryan draws his influence from early roots performers up to todays consummate guitar players and singers. His windmill rhythmic guitar style is reminiscent of Ritchie Havens and his deep…

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Old Elk Distillery Menu Takeover and Music with Kevin Clark

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Mark your calendars! On Thursday, October 10, Calvin Peña from Old Elk Distillery will join us for a 101 Bourbon and Gin class as well as samples of their products: Old Elk Bourbon and Dry Town Gin. Our menu will be taken over with specialty cocktails featuring these products as well, available all night. Kevin Clark and Chris Sharp will serenade us throughout the evening. <3 7:00 PM: 101 Class! Want to know more about spirits? Wonder what the differences…

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Eric Hirsh Residency at Arcana

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2019

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Introspective, original jazz from pianist/composer Eric Hirsh and his band. This is 'jazz' music. Sort of. Contemporary classical? Minimalist acoustic techno? ChamberSoulTM? Doesn't matter. The pieces are dynamic, emotional, introspective, and come from the heart. And the musicians are amazing.

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Kevin Clark & Chris Sharp at Arcana

October 10 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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One event on October 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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come catch a vibe / two nights of guitar and bass duo by kevin clark and chris sharp at arcana 10/3 & 10/10  

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Acisse Jay w/ Brian D. as Dusky Roses

October 11 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Acisse Jay w/ Brian D. as 'Dusky Roses' is an acoustic singer/songwriter/cover duo based in Raleigh-Durham, NC. Acisse Jay, originally from Norfolk, VA, relocated to the Raleigh-Durham area in 2011 and provides the vocal creations. Brian D. is from State College, PA and delivers the guitar magic that completes the duo. With a sound that can be described as "the soul of rock," Dusky Roses brings new perspectives to rock, blues, and soul covers, with influences attributable to Tina Turner,…

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NCAC Artists Grants Info Session

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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***Note New Date!**** Have you heard about the NCAC Artist Fellowships? Fellowship recipients receive $10,000 to set aside time to work, purchase supplies and equipment, or pursue other artistic goals. This year, choreographers and visual, craft, and film/video artists deadline: November 1, 2019. It's a competitive grant process, so Triangle ArtWorks, Bar Arcana and NC Arts Council have created this opportunity for you to learn more about the Fellowship and how to apply. Come to this information session to hear…

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Little City Brewing and Charles Latham

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us for our monthly tap takeover, this time with Raleigh's Little City Brewing! Darryl and Jessie will be on hand from 8pm to talk about the brewery and the beers we'll have available. Then stick around for live music with Charles Latham. Charles Latham and the Borrowed Band play country-rock for weirdos in a style best described as "the Durham Sound". His music is a lyric-heavy mixture of folk, pop, and country steeped in dark humor and social criticism,…

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