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Tanks Arts Centre has been awarded Cairns' best entertainment venue for the last seven years (and counting), cementing our position as the leading contemporary music venue in the region.  [More]

Pete Marshall, BVSc, SAA, AFC, AGRA - Birds of Cattana

Sun 19 Aug - Sun 30 Sep

Visual Arts Residency Program
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Energy 2018

Fri 31 Aug - Sun 30 Sep

A presentation of visual art produced by school students across the region.
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A Most Unusual Heritage Treasure Exhibition

Tue 4 Sep - Mon 24 Sep

This display tracks the Tanks Arts Centre growth and development from WWII utilitarian infrastructure to one of the most dynamic arts and cultural centres in Northern Aus...
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Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence (West Africa)

Fri 21 Sep
$31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) inc b/fee

The band is fronted by the charismatic Lamine Sonko, one of Australia’s most accomplished African artists
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Recycled Bird Sculpture Workshop with Kylie Burke

Sat 22 Sep
Adult $15 / Student & Concession $10

Be guided to utilise salvaged timber and found natural materials to create recycled bird sculptures.
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Sheppard - Watching The Sky Tour

Sun 23 Sep
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

Sheppard wield pop music like a weapon, and it hits like a smart bomb.
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Tree Kangaroo Paintings and Shorebird Sculptures

Tue 25 Sep - Sun 14 Oct

This exhibition features a visual story book authored by Margaret Worthington; Dobby, Young Tree Kangaroo, developed from the featured watercolour paintings and contempor...
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 30 Sep

A must-do event on the Cairns calendar.
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Art workshops with Residential Artist Pete Marshall

Sun 30 Sep

Art Workshops with Pete Marshall.
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Tropical Gaze 2018 - Cairns Tropical Pride

Wed 10 Oct - Sun 04 Nov

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this rich and diverse collection, promises a lot of conversation.
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A Story of Vanilla with Russell and Mary Spanton

Wed 10 Oct
$5 members / $10 non-members (includes a light refreshment)

Russell and Mary Spanton will share what is involved in production of their vanilla essence and vanilla beans.
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Understory Film Festival - Locally Produced Short Films

Sat 13 Oct

A screening and awards night for FNQ short films by student, emerging and professional filmmakers including comedies, docos, music videos and more.
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Cairns Tropical Pride Fair Day

Sun 14 Oct

A fun rainbow family day celebrating diversity and community harmony, featuring an exciting line-up of entertainers – the glamorous, the high camp and the shady!
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Order & Chaos - JCU Creative Arts Exhibition

Mon 15 Oct - Thu 25 Oct

It is a project that aims to reflect emerging and inspiring contemporary media arts made possible through emergent technology and convergence in creative arts practice.
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Twelfth Night

Fri 19 Oct - Sat 27 Oct
$28.85 / $23.60 (Conc) / Matinee & School Group $15.75 (inc b/fee)

A zany parable of how pranks, pretences and pursuit can be taken overboard!
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Tommy Little & Luke McGregor - LIVE

Fri 19 Oct - Sat 20 Oct
All tickets $47 including booking fee

Two of the biggest names in Australian Comedy – Tommy Little and Luke McGregor are bringing their bromance to Cairns this October.
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Cairns Chocolate School Workshop

Sat 20 Oct
$55 per person

Cairns Chocolate School teaches students how to make chocolate simply and easily from scratch using Australian cocoa and equipment found in most home kitchens.
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PechaKucha Night - Volume 25

Wed 24 Oct
$5 tickets sold on the door (CASH ONLY) + gold coin donation to PechaKucha

Join us for PechaKucha, as a presenter or guest, for an entertaining evening covering a range of topics – 20 images x 20 seconds.
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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Fri 26 Oct
All tickets - $37.80 inc b/fee

The Festival's funniest in one hilarious night!
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A Living Art - Cairns Bonsai Society

Sat 27 Oct - Sun 28 Oct

The Cairns Bonsai Society 25th annual exhibition 2018, is a free community event welcoming all to experience the wonder and awe of this ancient living art – Bonsai.
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 28 Oct

Tanks Monthly Markets are a unique slice of cultural life in the tropics and a must-do event on the Cairns calendar.
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Soul Song: Rockstar 2018

Sat 3 Nov
Adult $29.40 Conc $21 Children (5yrs - 18yrs) $10.50 Under 5yrs Free

It’s choir – but not as you know it!
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Masque Expressif - Workshop for Actors

Sat 17 Nov - Sun 18 Nov
$230 (Early Bird - before 26/10/18) and $270 (after Early Bird)

In these workshops the mask is used as a powerful tool for the actor.
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The Superjesus - 20 Years of Sumo

Sat 17 Nov
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) inc b/fee

20 years of Sumo
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Tanks Unplugged November 2018

Fri 23 Nov
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

A Tanks’ series that showcases the best of live and local music.
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British India - Nic The Poet Tour

Sat 24 Nov
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Guitarist and founding member of British India Nic Wilson has announced he will retire from music at the end of this year.
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The Rubens - Lo La Ru Album Tour

Thu 13 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
All tickets $48 inc b/fee

The Rubens Lo La Ru Album Tour
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Keb' Mo'

Sat 13 Apr
$57 / $52 (CONC) inc b/fee

A modern master of American roots music.
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