Lightning Bolt After Party!
to Mar 25

Lightning Bolt After Party!

Keep the vibes going after Lightning Bolt with Das Drip, Secret Boyfriend at Kings the o-fficial after party at The Wicked Witch.

Featuring performances by:

Microkingdom // BALTIMORE, MD

Microkingdom is experimental composer Will Redman on percussion/computer, Ex-Oxes Marc Miller on guitar, and reeds MVP John Dierker on saxophone. Floating limbs and brains missing the same body. Zone variance of extra-cognitive spiritual magnetism. Ten years of intrepid musical cartography: drone music with orchestral percussion, Bruce Springsteen cover with Sam from Future Islands, loop creation for Blacksage, faux retro soul film music, graphic scores, monthly residencies, clearing lobbies and at fancy Manhattan hotels, three records and a few tapes of computer-processed free improv on Friends Records and other labels, and of course the sweaty and fervent comic cosmic benders that are their live shows. 

Featuring DJ sets from:


DJ Emmett Davenport // DURM, NC

12:00 AM
FREE // 21+

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THE CLOCKWORK BALL: A Steampunk Masquerade
to Jan 1

THE CLOCKWORK BALL: A Steampunk Masquerade

Attention Pilots of Airships and their Crews, Mad Scientists, Explorers of the Unknown, Admirers of Verbosity, Respecters of the Strange, Those Lost in the Throes of Opium or Absinthe, Teetotalers, Scallywags, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dandies, Fops, and Urchins...

Our next event will be on NEW YEAR’S EVE: Sunday December 31st, 2017. Featuring performances by the Onyx Club Boys, Jil Christensen and more. Hosted by That Darling DJ Duo - Emmett Davenport & Lady Nikolai Attercop.

Jazz, Blues, Swing, Dark Cabaret, Gypsy Punk, Gypsy Jazz & Dance music from times gone by or times that never were.

Doors at 8pm; Music begins at 9pm
Admission: All Ages; $20 in advance/$25 at door
Appropriate Attire is Encouraged, but never required

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The Clockwork Cabaret Fall Pledge Drive 2017
to Oct 22

The Clockwork Cabaret Fall Pledge Drive 2017

Join that darling DJ duo, Emmett Davenport and Lady Attercop, as well as, Mister Ducky, as they try and reach a modest goal of $100 a month on Patreon, to help cover all their podcasting costs.

They will be livestreaming via Periscope and Youtube from 8pm on Saturday, October 21st to 8am Sunday morning... or until they die of exhaustion.

Can't wait 'til then to donate? Just head to

For more up to date information, follow them on twitter...
@emmettdavenport, @ladyattercop or @clockwrkcabaret

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Mechanical Masquerade: Frontier
to Sep 4

Mechanical Masquerade: Frontier

The Artifice Club and Alternate History Track's Mechanical Masquerade returns! Our 6th installment's theme is "A Night in the Old Weird West" and we draw our inspiration from the good, bad, ugly, and weird western tales. Let the dancing and imagination run free with DJs, go go and revelry!

Music by Doctor Q and That Darling DJ Duo
Performances by Lola LeSoleilNikki Nuke'mVita DevoidBlack Mariah Burlesque, and Risky Sour
Cash Bar
Photo Booth
Charity Poker Tournament ($20 suggested donation) benefitting Charity Events at Dragon Con's selected charity, the Special Olympics Georgia

Masks are encouraged, but not required. 
Admission is free with your Dragon Con Membership!

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DragonCon Burlesque: A Glamour Geek Revue 2017
to Sep 3

DragonCon Burlesque: A Glamour Geek Revue 2017

Please Note: 
-The show is in the Sheraton this year!
-Auditions for this show have closed.
-Admission to the show is free with your DragonCon pass. 
- The show is at 11:59pm Saturday night, or Midnight Sunday Morning if you want to get technical about it :)

Talloolah Love has done it once again! She's so very happy to bring you yet another year of gobs of glorious geeky glamour! Rolling into her sixth year producing The Glamour Geek Revue at DragonCon, Talloolah Love has been working her fingers to the bone to bring you a fabulous line up this year! 

Featuring performances by:

Candybox Revue
Tittiana Sprinkles
Nikki Nuke'm
Black Mariah
Remy Dee
Phoebe Nyx
Shan De Leers
Silver Kitsune
Lola Lesoleil
Ariel Allegro
Jo'Rie Tigerlily
Minnie Ryder

Hosted by Talloolah Love, Music provided by Emmett Davenport


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The Tin Ear Salon
8:30 PM20:30

The Tin Ear Salon

The Tin Ear Salon is a gathering of steampunk and neo-vintage musicians and music lovers, held to amuse, refine tastes and increase knowledge through conversation. Featuring members of Frenchy and the Punk, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, Valentine Wolfe, Marquis of Vaudeville, and the Nathaniel Johnstone Band. WARNING: Hijinks will ensue.

Moderators: Lady Attercop and Emmett Davenport

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The Great Hair, Beard, and Moustache Competition
5:30 PM17:30

The Great Hair, Beard, and Moustache Competition

A competitive bout between hirsute Victorians of all stylings. Compete to win for best Hairstyle, Moustache, Partial or Full Beard by a panel of judges. All beards, mustaches, and great hair welcomed.

SIgn up here:

Special thanks to That Darling DJ Duo for providing these beautifully explained rules & regulations:

"There are five categories for the contest... 
* Best Moustache: naturally grown moustache, no more than 1-1.5 inches, all lengths and styles eligible (may be styled, with or without aides)
* Best Facial Hair: facial hair grown on the sides of the face, extending from the hairline to below the ears and worn with an unbearded chin (may be styled, with or without aides)
* Best Beard: all lengths and styles eligible (may be styled with or without aides; beards may have accompanying moustaches, which will not be included in the judging)
* Freestyle: This is a free for all category. 
* Best in Show: all contestants are automatically entered into this category
Note: If a category has no entrants at the beginning of the competition, that category shall be removed and no prize given."

Judges: Lady Attercop, Sarah Neathery, and Professor Upsidasium

Moderator: Emmett Davenport

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to Jul 2


From the folks that brought you the anachronistically fantastic, Clockwork Ball, comes the latest chance to shake a tail feather!

It's the AETHER LOUNGE with That Darling DJ Duo! Featuring a live performance by Shady Darling & the Velvet Curtain at 8:30pm.

Shady Darling and the Velvet Curtain is a female fronted soul funk cabaret band out of Durham, NC. This songstress of southern soul sings tales of murderess madames and deathly seduction laced with speakeasy jazz and mournful blues. Her shape shifting musical associates were discovered in the dusty corners of burlesque lounges and the shadowy flaps of circus tents. With roots from Louisiana to Appalachia, this band of misfits is sure to tempt and tease the senses with rich original compositions and odes to the musical inspirations of decades past. Come one, come all for a timeless show of music and mischief!

That Darling DJ Duo is the high-energy tag-team, Emmett Davenport and Lady Attercop. One part frustrated Vaudevillians searching for a stage, and one part 80s era rockers with too much hairspray and not enough adult supervision. They spin an eclectic mix of everything from torch songs, swing, indie, electronic, punk, funk, 80s new wave, neo-vintage, and neo-folk to good old fashioned favorites. They will get your rump thumping and your blood pumping.

Admission: $10, 21+
Doors @ 8pm ; Live Music @ 8:30pm ; DJs @ 10pm
Appropriate Dress Admired | Not Required

For more information, check out:


DIRECTIONS: Arcana is in Downtown Durham, NC near the intersection of West Ramseur Street and West Chapel Hill Street. Google Map Link: 

Your best bet to find them is to make for 156 Ramseur Street, Durham, NC 27701. Their door is just to the left of the rear entrance of Beyu Café. Yes, Arcana’s official address is 331 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701, BUT it can be like finding Platform 9 ¾, if you’ve not been there before. 

GPS coordinates for the parking lot are 35.995765̊, -78.903616̊. There is free parking in the large lot right outside their door after 7PM except when there are large city events. There is also parking along Ramseur Street, and a parking deck next to the lot, but you’re unlikely to need them.

About Arcana:

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