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

Tarot Social and Reading Exchange

October 20, 2019 @ 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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Arcana Songwriter Showcase #3

October 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Every Sunday in October 'Arcana Songwriter Showcase' offers 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. Tanner Willeford is a keys player from Durham, known for his work with Nocturne Jive: a Teeth-grinding, mind bending, psychedelic jazzy/surf/twilight rock group. https://soundcloud.com/tanner-willeford Tucker Jackson Galloway is best known for his ripping banjo and…

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Juniper and the Wolf plays Arcana!

October 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Juniper & The Wolf (aka Genevieve Andræssen) is a duo of one; a storyteller turned singer-songwriter & ethnomusicologist, traveling the world to collect, preserve, reimagine & share folk traditions for various countries & cultures--but these are not just your mother's bed time stories. Come hear songs & stories of love & lust, of murder, revenge, piracy & dancing naked in the moonlight! Eat, drink, listen, sing & make merry! https://www.facebook.com/events/1122935637902788/

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Vaugh Aed, Low Tide, and Janke Seltsam at Arcana

October 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come to Arcana for a night of music from: Vaughn Aed (https://vaughnaed.bandcamp.com/) Low Tide (Eli and Courtney of The Shondes) (https://lowtide14.bandcamp.com) Janke Seltsam (https://romanticanimal.bandcamp.com/) 8pm * 21+ * suggested donation $5 wheelchair accessible through elevator entrance (ask the bartender) all gender bathrooms https://www.facebook.com/events/434873577124553/

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Striking Vipers: An Ode to Black Mirror

October 25, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come out & enjoy atmospheric vibes curated by Kubra Coltrane, MONSIEUR & VSPRTN. Inspired by the Black Mirror episode, we've created 3 chill sets heavy with delicious soulful Deep House, blk queerness in full effect & sultry grooves. No Cover. Suggested donation $5-$10 21 & up. Order up a Vodka Sidecar 🙂 The future is connection, bliss & creativity. Come get a taste!  

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Séance: Gothic Halloween Dance Party

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Commune with the spirits at Arcana's Halloween dance party. Twentieth Century Boy spins classics from the goth, darkwave, and industrial songbooks for your cobweb-clearing pleasure. Pass through the darkened glass with the help of our tarot readers, and sample absinthe and other crafty cocktails. 9pm-2am 21+ five dollars Costumes are welcomed, but please refrain from any costume choices that are racially, ethnically, or otherwise culturally insensitive.  

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Queer Women’s Speed Dating 10/29 @Arcana in Durham..Ages 45+

October 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come all ye women...Meet, Drink, and Be Merry! You are invited to join us at Arcana, in historic downtown Durham. We will be hosting Queer Women’s Speed Dating for ages 45 and over. We welcome all lesbian, bi, trans, and non-binary people. We will be hosting other age groups at Arcana in the coming weeks.  

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November 2019

Super Scary Dance Party!

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Friday 11/1, we're back! 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/1287766031395384/

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The River Otters @ Arcana!

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The River Otters are a largely instrumental trio from the Piedmont Region of North Carolina. They play globally informed Roots music, specializing in Ballads, Blues, and Dance tunes. https://www.facebook.com/events/1177718649094406/

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Sam Fuller-Smith November Residency: Night 1

November 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Every Sunday night in November, Durham's vibey cocktail lounge known as Arcana will be hosting Raleigh based songwriter and singer Sam Fuller-Smith (who has been performing and recording as Whisperer since 2014) for some songs, old and new, and Sam will be inviting some friends to come and play too. On this first night, November 3rd, fellow Raleighians Thousand Arrows and Palmyra II will join. Thousand Arrows is the long-running solo musical venture of Pete Schreiner, offering songs of people,…

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A Stick And A Stone / TBA

November 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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A Stick and a Stone (On tour from the PNW) - Haunting choral song-spells of trans vocalist/composer Elliott Miskovicz & atmospheric viola by Billy Ray Boyer, with woven found-sound experimentations http://astickandastone.bandcamp.com & TBA *** Sliding scale 5-15, N.O.T.A.F.L.O.F. Accessibility info: TBA https://www.facebook.com/events/611612856038083/

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Noche Flamenca Durham II con Eduardo de Rosamaria y Señor Aberle

November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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After a sold out debut, Eduardo's Flamenco Night is returning to Durham's Arcana Lounge. As part of their state wide tour, this is the only show in Durham! EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL NOV. 1ST! Afterwards, all prices WILL INCREASE BY $5. $20.reserves a seat in the in the front center (only 20 seats, choose your seat when you arrive) $10. General admission perimeter seats, stools, and sofas. (first come first severe) Doors will open early at 5:45p for paella…

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Andrew Kasab in Durham, NC

November 8, 2019 @ 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! https://www.facebook.com/events/330443580940826/

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Driftwood Soldier at Arcana, Durham NC 11/9

November 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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West Philly mandolin-bass gutter-folk duo bring their new album, Stay Ahead of the Wolf, to the underground intimacy of Arcana. As the Alternate Root offered in a recent review, "In the blurry demimonde world of back alley Jazz, the soundtrack is stacked with Dark Side Pop from artists like Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Rickie Lee Jones, Robert Smith, Siouxsie & The Banshees, and Nick Cave. Adding to the sad sparkle of songs spinning on the jukebox come Driftwood Soldier." To…

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Thanya Iyer / Nicomo / Dreamroot at Arcana

November 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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DreamRoot (Durham) dreamrootmusic.com Thanya Iyer (MTL) http://www.thanyaiyer.com/ Nicomo (NYC) https://nicomo.bandcamp.com/ no cover but $10 suggested donation. do come hang!  

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Arcana Figure Drawing – This week we will be drawing two models

November 13, 2019 @ 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

November 14, 2019 @ 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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Ally J Third Friday at Arcana

November 15, 2019 @ 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

November 16, 2019 @ 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 for an evening of late night jazz and beautiful cocktails No cover, free parking!!  

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Wise Man Brewing With Stichomythia

November 20, 2019 @ 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 Winston-Salem's Wise Man Brewing! Chris will be on hand from 8pm to talk about the brewery and the beers we'll have available, including Outraged Daughters, Satisfy My Soul, and Body Electric. Then stick around for live music with Stichomythia. Stichomythia is a North Carolina folk cabaret duo consisting of musician, songwriter, and bluegrass scholar Tommy Goldsmith and singer and actor Shawn Morgenlander. Fueled by their love of theatre and striking…

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T. Gold X Libby Rodenbough

November 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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An exciting night in Durham! A collaborative set between T. Gold and Libby Rodenbough. Looking forward to spending our night with you . Poster designed by Chris Frisina  

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Juliana Finch w/ Jess Klein & Mike June

November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Look Ma, Two Hands! Please join Juliana for her first show since having hand surgery. Raise a glass to "ole Lefty" and enjoy some folk-rock along with very special guests, Jess Klein & Mike June. Tarot readings with Jameela of Ophidian Tarot. NO COVER! **** Juliana Finch "sounds the way a good bourbon tastes". A recent transplant to Durham from Atlanta, GA, Juliana brings lyric-driven folk rock and southern storytelling ballads to audiences all over the country. music.julianafinch.com Over a…

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Our Survival is MAGIC

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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This fall's pachanga is dedicated to celebrating our survival. It's dedicated to creating healing space on the dance floor and behind the decks to release the struggle we've all been facing. We're so proud of you, we admire you, and want you front and center, feeling yourself, sweating out the toxins left over by your much needed expansion and growth. We love you. Come slow grind or drop it to the bass or spin your loved one to a cumbia.…

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Sam Fuller-Smith residency Night 4 at Arcana

November 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Every Sunday night in November, Durham's vibey cocktail lounge known as Arcana will be hosting Raleigh based songwriter and singer Sam Fuller-Smith (who has been performing and recording as Whisperer since 2014) for some songs, old and new, and Sam will be inviting some friends to come and play too. On this 4th and final night, Durham's own Nathan Bowles and Libby Rodenbough will be playing sets of their own and we couldn't be more excited! Nathan Bowles is a…

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Live at Arcana – Laura Jane Vincent

November 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Please come out to my first show at Arcana in Durham, NC. I'll be playing all kinds songs for you.  

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The Lynn Grissett Trio

November 29, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us for a night of incredible jazz with the Lynn Grissett Trio, featuring Devin Fuller on Drums, Kenny Phelps Mckeown on Bass, and Lynn Grissett on Trumpet/Saxophone. $5-$10 suggested donation  

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Acisse Jay w/ Brian D. as Dusky Roses

November 30, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

Sun Studies & Rodes (MK Rodenbough) at Arcana

December 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Sun Studies (Durham, NC) 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…

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Kevin Clark and Danny Grewen at Arcana

December 5, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come out for a night of music with Kevin Clark and Danny Grewen at Arcana https://www.facebook.com/events/653679378491451/

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Super Secret Dance Party!

December 6, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - December 7, 2019 @ 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 December 6th! Residents DJ Rang and DJ Forge are BACK and 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+.  

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Russell Favret

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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chill music with Russell Favret  

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Pete Pawsey & Emily Stewart Live at Arcana

December 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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An evening of folk, blues, and roots music with Emily Stewart and Pete Pawsey Pete Pawsey A thirty-year entanglement with songwriting began innocently enough with an appreciation of the classics of the 60s and 70s, then expanded to include some of the less-traveled. A devotee of Tom Waits and Randy Newman amongst many others, Pete explores the - sometimes fractious - defining moments of human interaction with humour and honesty. A near-obsession with Blues, Gospel and Southern roots music led…

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Eric Hirsh Residency at Arcana

December 12, 2019 @ 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 Arcana Jazz Cafe w/ The Mac McLaughlin Group

December 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us for some jazz and cocktails! Bring your axe and sit in. No cover , free parking.  

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Kinda Nice & Clustersparkle at Arcana

December 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Kinda Nice and Clustersparkle together for one night only at Arcana!! KINDA NICE is a lady rock band based in Durham, North Carolina. The band formed in January 2019 thanks to the magic of Girls Rock NC’s Rock Roulette. Kinda Nice debuted at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall and recorded their eponymous single at Carrboro’s Nightsound Studios. The band writes original songs by members Liz Crisenbery, Jenna Horgan, Olivia Kretschmer, Victoria Nelson, Alex Treyz, and former member Jen Fuh, weaving rich…

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Nym – Arcana – Durham

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Beats. New original material. Favorite downtempo classics. Drinks by the incomparable Arcana. Tarot with Philip Young.  

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Arcana’s Un-four-gettable Anniversary!

December 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - December 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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We're turning four! Join us for a celebratory evening of food and fun and tarot! We'll have complimentary snacks to thank you, our wonderful patrons, and lots of fun drink options. We can't wait to see you and celebrate with you. <3  

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Merry Stichomyth-mas at Arcana

December 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join STICHOMYTHIA for a magical wintry evening 12/17 as they play classic Christmas songs and a blend of other tunes in their own simple yet spirited style. Who, what, and how is STICHOMYTHIA? Named after an ancient dramatic term for snappy alternating verse, STICHOMYTHIA is a North Carolina folk cabaret duo consisting of guitarist (et cetera) Tommy Goldsmith and vocalist (et cetera) Shawn Morgenlander. Fueled by their love of theatre and striking songs, Tommy and Shawn present jazz standards, indie…

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Blowing Rock Brewing with Juliana Finch

December 18, 2019 @ 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 Blowing Rock Brewing! Jacob 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 Juliana Finch. Juliana Finch sounds the way a good bourbon tastes. A Georgia-born, North Carolina-based singer/songwriter with strong Americana roots, Juliana earns her spot in a long tradition of storytelling songwriters with a sultry, soothing voice and carefully crafted lyrics.  

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Catch Ann at Arcana!

December 19, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Looking forward to playing this intimate venue once again - Will be doing my usual favorite jazz/blues styled selections along with some holiday fare to help us get in the spirit! - Hope you can make it!

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Scalawag Magazine presents: Home for the Holidays

December 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Ho, ho, heaux! In the spirit of our Summer Jubilee—which was fire—we bring you her winter sister. December 20 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., come jam with ya girls at Scalawag for Scalawag Magazine presents: Home for the Holidays, hosted at Arcana Bar! We’ve got Xmas covers sung by Ally J and the illustrious DJ Gemynii on the 1’s and 2’s. There will definitely be holiday decorations galore and there may or may not also be a giant edible…

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Ally J Third Friday at Arcana

December 20, 2019 @ 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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Tea Cup Gin’s Holiday Hoopla at Arcana

December 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Sat. Dec. 21st - TCG is HOSTING A HELUVA HOLIDAY HOOPLA @ our favorite Durham Speakeasy -- ARCANA!!! We'll roll out some festive favorites, sunny seasonal songs, and raise some old time gospel into the rafters. Not to mention crooning our favorite new TEA CUP GIN ORIGINALS, and eclectic jazzy bluesy standards. All accompanied by Arcana's hip holiday cocktail specials and a super cool vibe! COME JOIN US for MERRIMENT AND MIRTH! (Free admission-suggested donation)

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Bobby Bryson solo

December 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Featuring lots of 90s covers

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The Edge of 2020: 80s Dance Party

December 28, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - December 29, 2019 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Another year nearly over, and George Michael's been gone now for two years... He wouldn't want us hanging on like a yo-yo, though. Whitney would want us to dance with somebody who loves us. David Bowie would tell us to put on our red shoes and dance the blues. Prince would demand that we party like it's 1999. And so we shall. Your beat street boogaloo DJ Twentieth Century Boy spins all the eighties dance hits you can handle, and…

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Freylach Time Klezmer Band

December 29, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Freylach Time Klezmer Band (plus surprise guests) will perform Sun Dec 29. 8:30 until 10:30.Celebrate Chanukah! Dancing encouraged!!

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The Cat’s Meow New Years Eve Celebration!

December 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Roar into the '20s with us this year at Arcana! We'll have tarot card readings with Kathleen Ibis, live jazz with Serena Wiley and Friends, a champagne toast, and plenty of drink specials.More details coming soon!!!

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January 2020

Jaguardini / D&D Sluggers / tba at Arcana

January 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Jaguardini (VA) - "Desperate vocals overlay glitchy elements like those of Com Truise, paired with the 80s revival-isms of synthpop artists like Wayphaser and Teeel." - WHURK MAGAZINE https://jaguardini.bandcamp.com/ D&D Sluggers (Wilmington) - "A one-man band armed with an electric guitar, a Nintendo DS, and just the right blend of awkwardness, angst, and artistry, D&D Sluggers is inevitably a world apart from any other act on the bill. And I don’t think he’d have it any other way." - Z…

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Super Secret Dance Party

January 3 @ 10:00 pm - January 4 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Buuuuurp - we are back for 2020!   Your favorite secret underground first Friday monthly dance party returns to Arcana on January 3rd! Residents DJ Rang and DJ Forge are BACK and 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+.

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The Skipping Stones WinterTour

January 4 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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This blues duo from Norwich, Connecticut is dedicated to bringing early American music to the sonic forefront. With harmonies reminiscent of the Delemore Bros and Carter Family, this pair is guaranteed to get your feet tapping. Vocals are unique, rich, and enticing, yet do not overshadow the character strength of these multi-instrumentalists. Playfully incorporating groove from Peruvian panpipes, 5 string banjo and more, the originals this team produces captures and reflects the authentic sounds of our common human experience.

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ChadFest 2020 week 1: Albert Ayler w/strings

January 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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North Carolina’s own Eugene Chadbourne will be curating and performing a weekly series of music dedicated to musician born around the same time of January. Each week the music played will he homage to a musical and be hosted by a variety of musicians from the area. This weeks show: Albert Ayler w/ strings Players: Eugene Chadbourne- guitar, banjo and vocals David Menestres- Bass Chris Eubank- cello Dan Buccia- viola Carrie Shull- oboe.

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Whisperer at Arcana

January 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Sam Fuller-Smith aka Whisperer has released two full length albums, a handful of singles and limited edition CDr's, and most recently, a collaborative EP with Nashville songwriter Kyle Hamlett entitled ODON. NO COVER ($5-10 suggested donation), music starts at 8:30

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The Arcana Jazz Cafe featuring The Mac McLaughlin Group

January 10 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us and help celebrate the New Year with a JAM SESSION! Bring your axe and sit in with the band ! If you sing come join us ! No cover! Free parking! Fantastic cocktails and craft beers!

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Acisse Jay w/ Brian D. as Dusky Roses

January 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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ChadFest 2020 week 2: Erik Satie Eve

January 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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North Carolina’s own Eugene Chadbourne will be curating and performing a weekly series of music dedicated to musician born around the same time of January. Each week the music played will he homage to a musical and be hosted by a variety of musicians from the area. This weeks show: Albert Ayler w/ strings. This weeks show: Erik Satie Eve Players: Eugene Chadbourne- guitar, banjo and vocals Carrie Shull- oboe and English HornMark Simpson- vibraphone

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DSA for Bernie Debate Watch Party!

January 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Triangle DSA's DSA for Bernie will be hosting a debate watch party for the January 14th democratic debates. We will be at Arcana Bar and Lounge (331 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701) at 8pm to watch the final debate before the Iowa Caucus.This is a great event for new members, people curious about democratic socialism, or those who want to get tapped into DSA’s campaign for Bernie Sanders.Come on out and Feel the Bern!

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Deep River Brewing with Lang Owen

January 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Ben of Deep River Brewing Co. will be on hand from 8pm to talk about the brewery and the beers Arcana will have available. Then stick around for Lang Owen. Columbia Free Times music writer Kevin Oliver has called Lang Owen a “gifted songwriter” whose “songs evoke classic ‘70s storytelling artists such as Harry Chapin, Paul Simon, or Fred Neil.” In lyrics both practical and poetic, Owen’s observations describe the common struggles of the current day, often viewed through the…

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Emily Stewart & Laura Jane Vincent live at Arcana

January 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Please join LV & Emily for a night of original music at one of our most favorite places to play. There will be special guests, new songs, and excellent mood lighting...

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In Focus: Injustice in America Exhibit Reception

January 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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In Focus: Injustice in America is a collection of portraits from six of Emily Baxter's photography projects focused on the U.S. criminal legal system, beginning and ending with North Carolina's death row. Our nation’s concept of justice has its roots sunk deep into soil fertilized by racism, white supremacy, and the dehumanization of the “other.” America’s criminal legal system began with genocide and slavery, then moved on to lynching and capital punishment to mollify mobs. Today, we have executions that…

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Ally J Third Friday at Arcana

January 17 @ 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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Arcana with Queen Bee and the Honeylovers

January 18 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Queen Bee and the Honeylovers is an unabashedly joyful swing band that performs all-original compositions with a dedicated ‘nod’ to the small-jazz-combo and 'hot club' legends who first defined the genre. The Honeylovers hail from Asheville, North Carolina; a Historic township where tradition collides with contemporary innovation to create *brand new* art and culture. Their arrangements are upbeat and nostalgic - with enough ‘sweetness’ for the whole hive. Vocal-driven with an infectious groove, the Honeylovers are guaranteed to put a…

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ChadFest 2020 Week 3: Dolly Parton Birthday Party

January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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North Carolina’s own Eugene Chadbourne will be curating and performing a weekly series of music dedicated to musician born around the same time of January. Each week the music played will he homage to a musical and be hosted by a variety of musicians from the area. This weeks show: Albert Ayler w/ strings. This weeks show: Dolly Parton Birthday Show Players: Eugene Chadbourne- guitar, banjo and vocals Special Guests:Molly Chadbourne- vocals Daniel Hall - drums

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Putter / Sluice / Toss

January 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Putter: digital country spawned from NC presenting 2019's "Saline" EP and more; Sluice: aqueduct folk spawned from Justin Morris presenting "Sluice" by Sluice; Toss: the triangle's favorite intern + boss + Max independent rock band.

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Brice Randall Bickford / C. Albert Blomquist

January 23 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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solo acoustic sets no cover get yer cards

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The Lynn Grissett Trio

January 24 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us for a fantastic night of live jazz, with Lynn Grissett playing trumpet/sax, Kevin Beardsley on bass, Dwayne Jordan on drums. $5-$10 suggested donation

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Sudor & Liberación : 3 Year Anniversary

January 25 @ 10:00 pm - January 26 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us to celebrate our 3rd year liberating dance spaces for our gente! Our goal has always been to center folks whose culture and identity are stifled and often threatened with erasure by systems of power and societal structures. We amplify the rich music of our immigrant and migrant communities, much of it rooted and blessed by African, Black and tribal sounds. It is our mission to create healing spaces on the dance floor, to collectively sweat our way to…

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ChadFest 2020 wk 4: Father and Daughter oldtime Banjo night

January 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Arcana is happy to host “ChadFest” thru out the entire month of January, North Carolina’s own Eugene Chadbourne will be curating and performing a weekly series of music dedicated to musician born around the same time of January. Each week the music played will he homage to a musical and be hosted by a variety of musicians from the area. This weeks show: Father and Daughter Oldtime Banjo night Players: Eugene Chadbourne- guitar, banjo and vocals Special guests: Lizzie Chadbourne-…

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Marshall Sidbury / Swedish Wood Patrol at Arcana

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Groovy sounds.

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February 2020

Nym – Countermagic Album Release Party

February 1 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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A record release party for Countermagic - the sixth album by Durham-based beatmaker Nym. Render sorcery to fiction and bid farewell to yesterday'maledictions! Countermagic will provision your self against the damaging influence of supernatural forces. No longer get caught unaware by psychic scamps and prognosticating scoundrels - safely render lurid precognitions into inert postcognitions. Quell spells! It's like a door lock for warlocks.Opening vibes featuring special guest beatmakers and DJ set.Nym will perform a Countermagic live set with musicians featured…

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Women Singer/Songwriters at Arcana Durham

February 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Born in Clarksville, Tennessee, just 40 miles outside of Nashville, Earleine grew up immersed in musical culture. At 18 she picked up the guitar, and soon began writing her own songs. Earleine made her way to the Blue Ridge mountains in the Spring of 2016 to expand her musical horizons. Genuine and shockingly honest, her songwriting is mixed with poetic lyricism, and dreamy harmonies that seem to lift hard time memories into ephemeral realms. Earleine's style is Americana music with…

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Chewbacca Skyliners

February 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Improvised ambient guitar and electronic music. Roger Gupton Billy Switzer Show at 8:30 PM. Free.

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F/e/a/t/h/e/r

February 6 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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F/E/A/T/H/E/R is original music written and performed by ringleader Taylor Rich and often joined by various musicians adding their own vibe and sound.

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Super Secret Dance Party!

February 7 @ 10:30 pm - February 8 @ 11:30 pm
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 February 7th! Residents DJ Rang and DJ Forge are BACK and 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+. $7 Cover.

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2nd Annual Queer Prom For Grown Ups

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - February 9 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Last year was a blast! Let's make this year even better! Dust off your fancy shoes. Buy a corsage. Maybe even rent a limo with all your closest friends! iNSIDEoUT 180 is excited to host our second annual Queer Prom... for Grown Ups! Dress in your queerest finest and join us for a night of dancing, supporting queer youth, crowning iNSIDEoUT 180's Royalty Court, and bidding on an incredible selection of Silent Auction items.All proceeds from the evening will support…

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Music Residency featuring Women of NC

February 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Lyn Koonce is hosting a Music Residency at Arcana in Durham for 3 Sundays in February. Check out who's coming on Feb. 9th! Kate Tobey Kate Musselwhite Tobey is a maker of music, stories and spaces. She recently moved to her hometown of Greensboro after a decade in the Washington, D.C. area. Her day jobs have been in journalism, production and innovation—but music has always been her passion. She grew up singing and playing violin and, since returning to Greensboro,…

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Acisse Jay w/Brian D. as Dusky Roses

February 14 @ 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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February Mix & Mingle

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join the NC Triangle Chapter of Ellevate members for a casual mix and mingle! Catch up or network with members or, if you're new, check out what Ellevate has to offer. Held at the women owned and bartened, Arcana, in downtown Durham. This event is a great way to socialize in a casual setting.Directions & Parking: The Arcana is located at 331 W. Main Street, Durham, NC. The entrance is in the back of the Snow building, located at approximately…

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Tobacco Wood Brewing with Tatiana Hargreaves &a Friends

February 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us for our second tap takeover of 2020, this time with Tobacco Wood Brewing Company out of Oxford! Mara will be on hand from 8pm to talk about this female veteran owned brewery and the beers we'll have available that night. Stick around for a very special night of live music with Tatiana Hargreaves, Libby Rodenbough and Alex Bingham, and other special guests. Brought together by their love of aquariums, Libby, Alex and Tatiana like both old things and…

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Ally J Third Friday at Arcana

February 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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Ally J and Steve Munoz

February 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Delight with the funkiest, jazziest sounds, you will hear. Enjoy a fun filled night of craft cocktails and dancing.

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Goth Prom

February 22 @ 9:00 pm - February 23 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Dance the ghost with Lucretia. To those with the darkest hearts and the coldest blood: Arcana and 20th Century Boy invite you to Goth Prom! 20th Century Boy spins favorites from the classic goth, dark dance, and industrial genres, while you sample Tarot-themed cocktails, have your cards read, and engage in dusty rituals of courtship and despair.five dollarstwenty-one and over. Suggested dress code: black and red and black. Tarot card readers will be on hand. Bring cash: $5, $10, and…

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Putter / Sluice / Toss

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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a cozy Downtown Durham music gig at Arcana ft.Putter: digital country spawned from NC presenting 2019's "Saline" EP and moreSluice: aqueduct folk spawned from Justin Morris presenting "Sluice" by SluiceToss: the triangle's favorite intern + boss + Max independent rock bandMusic starts around 8:30 $7-10 suggested donation.

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February 25th Debate Night Watch Party with DSA for Bernie!

February 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us at Arcana Bar and Lounge (21+) for our South Carolina debate night watch party! Tuesday February 25th at 8:30 we'll be at Arcana (331 W Main St, Durham) getting ready to watch the debates at 9pm. Interested in helping Bernie in North Carolina before the primaries reach out to us about our DSA for Bernie work and we'll plug you right into our upcoming canvasses and more!

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Juliana Finch with Ryan McKellar at Arcana

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Live folk-rock with singer/songwriter Juliana Finch and drummer Ryan McKellar. Join us to celebrate Erin's birthday! (no cover, $10 suggested donation for the musicians.)

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The Arcana Jazz Cafe/ The Mac McLaughlin Group

February 28 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join DJRF, the CoCo Jazz and Arts Community and The ARCANA for an intimate evening of jazz and cocktails with the Mac McLaughlin Group and friends. Bring your axe and sit in for a tune or two. If you sing come join us for a fun filled jam session from the American Songbook. No cover, free parking!!

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March 2020

Maddie Fisher at Arcana

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Morehead City native Maddie Fisher uses vocally driven melodies and the exploration of a rich and tangled inner dialogue to produce both a dark and soft alt-country sound. Maddie is a member of Chapel Hill based folk/Americana band, Dissimilar South.

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Creme Cabaret & The Speakeasy Syndicate

March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Thursday March 5th Creme Cabaret & The Speakeasy Syndicate Join us in the intimate Art Nouveau setting at Arcana Bar and Lounge for a night of live burlesque, belly dance, electro jazz, tarot readings, artisan cocktails and more! Featuring Meka La Creme Meka is an awarding winning international burlesque performer, contemporary dancer and producer of Creme Cabaret. The lady with all that class, sass and all that ASS! She is the embodiment of vintage glamour, mystery and sacred seduction. Arianna…

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Super Secret 4 Years!

March 6 @ 10:00 pm - March 7 @ 2:00 am
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Well... we made it! Thank you for the support! Join us Friday March 6th as we celebrate our FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! Your favorite secret underground first Friday monthly dance party returns to Arcana on March 6th! Residents DJ Rang and DJ Forge are BACK and 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+.

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The Oblations at Arcana

March 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The Oblations are playing with horn section The Dino Horns. That's Daniel Fields (guitar, guitarbass, vocals), Joe MacPhail (simultaneous keys and drums, vocals), Danny Abrams (bari sax), Danny Grewen (trombone). They will perform with their unique sound that combines songcraft, improvisational adventure, and groove.

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Silver Skates

March 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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i'll be playing a solo set of instrumental music. admission is free! come set the rest of your week up nicely - enjoy ambient music and tarot readings with emily stewart to accompany craft cocktails at one of the best spots in the triangle.

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King Flower- Durham, NC – Arcana

March 12 @ 8:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Free solo show featuring songs from my forthcoming record, other new songs, old songs and a few of my favorite covers. Follow me here or on instagram @kingflowernc to see updates on this show and others

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The Thunderstone Variety Show

March 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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It’s the Thunderstone Variety Show! Come let Dante Thunderstone tickle your fancy while enjoying scintillating acts from an array of talented guests. It’s the hottest show this side of the Eno! https://www.facebook.com/events/872014119904667/

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Clavicles: Arcana – CANCELED

March 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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An alternative to St Paddy’s day madness... It is where upon one rests her violin. It’s an erogenous zone with a sensuous curve. It’s one of the approximately 206 bones in an adult human skeleton, and it will exist long after the consciousness that inhabits that body has moved on. It makes a fine striking implement in a wind chime. We are Clavicles-an Orchestral Folk Duo comprised of dual vocals, _____(ethereal? But it doesn’t make note of how fucking virtuosic.…

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Trivia Night at Arcana! March 19th 7-9p – CANCELED

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come out to Arcana to have a great cocktail and test your trivia knowledge!

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Matt Southern and Whisperer at Arcana – CANCELED

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Matt Southern is a songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist from Raleigh, NC. From his days with folk/rock band Magpie Feast to his solo work he has always been interested in transforming roots inspirations into something fresh and personal. https://mattsouthernmusic.com/ Sam Fuller-Smith is a North Carolina born songwriter and singer working under the moniker Whisperer. "...Beautifully minimalist guitar, sharp phrasing and unassuming poetry...Whisperer sings something like David Crosby once did- makes his points through artful silence and equally artful song structures." https://www.whisperermusic.com/

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April 2020

Harlem & Spaceway Brewing w/Laura Jane Vincent & Farewell Friend – CANCELED

April 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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We have a special tap takeover this month featuring two female owned breweries out of Rocky Mount- Harlem & Spaceway. Briana will be here to talk about the four beers we'll have available. Then, stick around for live music with Laura Jane Vincent and Tom Troyer of Farewell Friend. LV is a performer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter. She writes ballads of strength loss and triumph featuring stories of those who should know better but just simply can't help themselves. She lives…

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Emily Stewart, Clark Blomquist, Crumb Catcher acoustic / Arcana – CANCELED

April 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Emily Stewart Music C. Albert Blomquist Crumb Catcher acoustic at Arcana

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Ally J and Kevin Clark at Arcana – CANCELED

April 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Ally J and Kevin Clark are back at Arcana for a night of craft cocktails and smooth jams. Check out the tarot, too. Much love. https://www.facebook.com/events/191983452109085/

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Eduardo de Rosamaria’s Noche Flamenca III Durham – CANCELED

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arcana, 331 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Please note the date change: this event has been rescheduled to 4/23/2020 at 7:00 PM due to inclement weather on the original date. After two sold out shows at Arcana, Eduardo's Flamenco Night is returning. Noche Flamenca features guitarists Eduardo de Rosamaria and Dennis Aberle, cantaora Teresa Fernandez and flamenco dancers. Come experience the emotional power of Flamenco. Escape to the Andaluz region of Spain! Paella including a veggie option and a selection of Spanish wines and SANGRIA will be…

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May 2020

Acisse Jay w/Brian D. As Dusky Roses – CANCELED

May 9 @ 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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