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Live! At Mercury Cafe

Mercury Cafe , 2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205

For one night only - Calvin Arsenia live at Mercury Cafe!

Calvin Arsenia has built a reputation for turning the arts world on its head. Voted Kansas City’s Best Musician 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 (PitchKC), and featured on Billboard.com, NPR.org, NEWNOWNEXT, Pride.com, and GRAMMY.com, Arsenia’s angelic stylings on voice and harp create rare harmonies and arrangements that look past the boundaries of his traditional gospel and classical upbringing. Known for his elaborate and ceremonious sensory concert experiences that merge jazz and electronic influences, “Calvin has consistently deliver(s) genre-bending (and gender-bending) shows that tackle sexuality, religion, and race in a stunningly unorthodox manner - somewhere between sacred and sacrilege." A healthy serving of indie rock, neo-soul, R&B, and a splash of art pop, this multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter is a shimmering force to be reckoned with.

“Jeff Buckley meets Nina Simone with this soul of Sam Cooke, and the sparkle of Bjork.”

The music is just one part of his prodigious performances, for Calvin believes the art is in crafting the perfect moment. His music is best served live, with sensational performances and high fashion from the visually striking performer who stands at 6’6”.

Arsenia’s height, energy, and curated environments fill the often intimate spaces he performs in. Brought into 9 countries through public and private grants in less than a decade, Arsenia builds a scene for his audience and for himself, packed with beauty and lasting delight.

$15 General Admission

Naughty List: Leather & Lace

The Ship, 1221 Union Ave, Kansas City, MO

Calvin Arsenia Presents: Naughty List Leather and Lace 
Helliday Cheer Fetish Ball Whip out your holiday spirit with Calvin Arsenia and his naughty special guests. Dominate The Ship’s dance floor and submit to the season. Prizes for the best dressed individual or team.

*this is a concert party experience, not a sex party **creepers will not be tolerated.

Calvin Arsenia Christmas Concert!

Second Presbyterian , 318 E 55th St,, Kansas City, MO

After missing last year, Calvin Arsenia is back at Second Presbyterian for a family friendly Christmas Concert Experience. The last time Calvin was at Second Pres, he announced a crowd funding campaign to to raise money to purchase his first harp. In celebration of acquiring the funds for the harp in January of 2020, Calvin has asked that this concert be free and for the community with an optional love offering available to support both Calvin and Second Pres's work in Anti-Racism.

This is a family event.

Book Signing at Seven Swans

Seven Swans Creperie, 1746 Washington St, Kansas City, MO

Calvin Arsenia is having a book signing! During one the Crossroads Arts District famous First Friday Festival, Calvin Arsenia will be doing a one-night-only booking singing at the Seven Swans Crêperie Bookstore and Gift Shop. Calvin will gladly read any poem from the book you would like to hear.

House Concert at Kansas City Museum

Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd, Kansas City, MO

Winter House Concert with Calvin Arsenia and Amber Underwood Saturday, November 27 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunderland Foundation Living Room-First Floor $20 per seat Space is limited and tickets required

  Harpist and singer Calvin Arsenia, recently voted Kansas City’s Best Musician for a 4th year in a row [Pitch KC], will team up with contemporary jazz virtuosic flute phenomenon Amber “Flutienastiness” Underwood to present a selection of Christmas favorites at the beautifully restored Kansas City Museum. This is a family friendly holiday event.

Tickets are $20 Each <3

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra w/Calvin Arsenia

The Independent, 628 Divisadero St, San Fransisco, CA

Just when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.

GA $20

Quixotic Presents: Terra Luna

Overland Park Arboretum, 8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS

presented by CBD American Shaman

Terra Luna has become a not-to-be missed annual event at the Arboretum. Plan now to enjoy the experience as Quixotic opens a portal between everyday reality and elemental fantasy!

TICKETS ARE $25 EACH.

All tickets are sold for a specific time of entry beginning at 7:30 each evening.

A ticket is not required for children 23 months or younger.

Terra Luna by Quixotic at the Overland Park Arboretum September 2019

The limited-engagement multimedia installation guides guests on a wild journey through the grounds, culminating in an immersive performance uniting live music, dance, aerial acrobatics and more. Animated by the Arboretum’s transitioning seasons, the boundary-breaking event illuminates environment in surprising ways: agrestal costuming that incorporates the bounty of the gardens, embedded performers who meld and merge with the twilight landscape, light design that leads the audience deeper into the dream. This unique collaboration between Quixotic and Friends of the Arboretum has astounded guests and left them in awe of Mother Nature’s ultimate imagination.

Based in Kansas City, Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of projection mapping, artistic dance, aerialists, musicians and specialty acts, Quixotic fuses all these elements into what the New York Times branded an “innovative circus ensemble,” and Men’s Journal declared “one of the best contemporary [cirque] acts.” They have performed for audiences worldwide and have helped launch brand products for companies such as IBM, HP, Smithsonian, Emirates Airlines and Bulgari.

Tickets are $25 each - or $50 each for a good-any-time, go-to-the-head-of-the-line Fast Pass ticket

Quixotic Presents: Terra Luna

Overland Park Arboretum, 8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS

presented by CBD American Shaman

Terra Luna has become a not-to-be missed annual event at the Arboretum. Plan now to enjoy the experience as Quixotic opens a portal between everyday reality and elemental fantasy!

TICKETS ARE $25 EACH.

All tickets are sold for a specific time of entry beginning at 7:30 each evening.

A ticket is not required for children 23 months or younger.

Terra Luna by Quixotic at the Overland Park Arboretum September 2019

The limited-engagement multimedia installation guides guests on a wild journey through the grounds, culminating in an immersive performance uniting live music, dance, aerial acrobatics and more. Animated by the Arboretum’s transitioning seasons, the boundary-breaking event illuminates environment in surprising ways: agrestal costuming that incorporates the bounty of the gardens, embedded performers who meld and merge with the twilight landscape, light design that leads the audience deeper into the dream. This unique collaboration between Quixotic and Friends of the Arboretum has astounded guests and left them in awe of Mother Nature’s ultimate imagination.

Based in Kansas City, Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of projection mapping, artistic dance, aerialists, musicians and specialty acts, Quixotic fuses all these elements into what the New York Times branded an “innovative circus ensemble,” and Men’s Journal declared “one of the best contemporary [cirque] acts.” They have performed for audiences worldwide and have helped launch brand products for companies such as IBM, HP, Smithsonian, Emirates Airlines and Bulgari.

Tickets are $25 each - or $50 each for a good-any-time, go-to-the-head-of-the-line Fast Pass ticket

Quixotic Presents: Terra Luna

Overland Park Arboretum, 8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS

QUIXOTIC presented by CBD American Shaman

Terra Luna has become a not-to-be missed annual event at the Arboretum. Plan now to enjoy the experience as Quixotic opens a portal between everyday reality and elemental fantasy!

TICKETS ARE $25 EACH.

All tickets are sold for a specific time of entry beginning at 7:30 each evening.

A ticket is not required for children 23 months or younger.

Terra Luna by Quixotic at the Overland Park Arboretum September 2019

The limited-engagement multimedia installation guides guests on a wild journey through the grounds, culminating in an immersive performance uniting live music, dance, aerial acrobatics and more. Animated by the Arboretum’s transitioning seasons, the boundary-breaking event illuminates environment in surprising ways: agrestal costuming that incorporates the bounty of the gardens, embedded performers who meld and merge with the twilight landscape, light design that leads the audience deeper into the dream. This unique collaboration between Quixotic and Friends of the Arboretum has astounded guests and left them in awe of Mother Nature’s ultimate imagination.

Based in Kansas City, Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of projection mapping, artistic dance, aerialists, musicians and specialty acts, Quixotic fuses all these elements into what the New York Times branded an “innovative circus ensemble,” and Men’s Journal declared “one of the best contemporary [cirque] acts.” They have performed for audiences worldwide and have helped launch brand products for companies such as IBM, HP, Smithsonian, Emirates Airlines and Bulgari.

Tickets are $25 each - or $50 each for a good-any-time, go-to-the-head-of-the-line Fast Pass ticket.

Quixotic Presents: Terra Luna

Overland Park Arboretum, 8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS

QUIXOTIC presented by CBD American Shaman

Terra Luna has become a not-to-be missed annual event at the Arboretum. Plan now to enjoy the experience as Quixotic opens a portal between everyday reality and elemental fantasy!

TICKETS ARE $25 EACH.

All tickets are sold for a specific time of entry beginning at 7:30 each evening.

A ticket is not required for children 23 months or younger.

Terra Luna by Quixotic at the Overland Park Arboretum September 2019

The limited-engagement multimedia installation guides guests on a wild journey through the grounds, culminating in an immersive performance uniting live music, dance, aerial acrobatics and more. Animated by the Arboretum’s transitioning seasons, the boundary-breaking event illuminates environment in surprising ways: agrestal costuming that incorporates the bounty of the gardens, embedded performers who meld and merge with the twilight landscape, light design that leads the audience deeper into the dream. This unique collaboration between Quixotic and Friends of the Arboretum has astounded guests and left them in awe of Mother Nature’s ultimate imagination.

Based in Kansas City, Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of projection mapping, artistic dance, aerialists, musicians and specialty acts, Quixotic fuses all these elements into what the New York Times branded an “innovative circus ensemble,” and Men’s Journal declared “one of the best contemporary [cirque] acts.” They have performed for audiences worldwide and have helped launch brand products for companies such as IBM, HP, Smithsonian, Emirates Airlines and Bulgari.

Tickets are $25 each - or $50 each for a good-any-time, go-to-the-head-of-the-line Fast Pass ticket.

Quixotic Presents: Terra Luna

Overland Park Arboretum, 8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS

QUIXOTIC presented by CBD American Shaman

Terra Luna has become a not-to-be missed annual event at the Arboretum. Plan now to enjoy the experience as Quixotic opens a portal between everyday reality and elemental fantasy!

TICKETS ARE $25 EACH.

All tickets are sold for a specific time of entry beginning at 7:30 each evening.

A ticket is not required for children 23 months or younger.

Terra Luna by Quixotic at the Overland Park Arboretum September 2019

The limited-engagement multimedia installation guides guests on a wild journey through the grounds, culminating in an immersive performance uniting live music, dance, aerial acrobatics and more. Animated by the Arboretum’s transitioning seasons, the boundary-breaking event illuminates environment in surprising ways: agrestal costuming that incorporates the bounty of the gardens, embedded performers who meld and merge with the twilight landscape, light design that leads the audience deeper into the dream. This unique collaboration between Quixotic and Friends of the Arboretum has astounded guests and left them in awe of Mother Nature’s ultimate imagination.

Based in Kansas City, Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of projection mapping, artistic dance, aerialists, musicians and specialty acts, Quixotic fuses all these elements into what the New York Times branded an “innovative circus ensemble,” and Men’s Journal declared “one of the best contemporary [cirque] acts.” They have performed for audiences worldwide and have helped launch brand products for companies such as IBM, HP, Smithsonian, Emirates Airlines and Bulgari.

Tickets are $25 each - or $50 each for a good-any-time, go-to-the-head-of-the-line Fast Pass ticket.

Calvin Arsenia at Second Pres (Free to you!)

Second Presbyterian , 318 E. 55th St, Kansas City, MO

Join us for a special 8:08 front porch concert featuring Calvin Arsenia on Wednesday, September 22.

“Voted Kansas City’s Best Musician 2018 and 2019 (PitchKC), and featured on Billboard, NPR.org, NEWNOWNEXT, Pride.com, and GRAMMY.com, singer and harpist Calvin Arsenia has built a reputation for turning the arts world on its head.

Arsenia’s angelic, classically-trained voice soars over audiences, enchanting even the fussiest of fans, beckoning them to join him as he flirts between genres.

But the music is just one part of his prodigious performances, for Calvin believes the art is in crafting the perfect moment. His music is best served live, with sensational performances and high fashion from the visually striking performer who stands at 6’6”.

Arsenia’s height, energy, and curated environments fill the often intimate spaces he performs in. Brought into 9 countries through public and private grants in less than a decade, Arsenia builds a scene for his audience and for himself, packed with beauty and lasting delight.”

Learn more about Calvin and check out his music at calvinarsenia.com.

Second’s front porch concerts are presented free to the community (tips are always appreciated for our musicians!). Attendees are encouraged to bring their own drinks and lawn chairs.

We look forward to seeing you at 8:08!