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Nautilus Scuba Dive Club - Underwater Photography Exhibition

Fri 28 Jun - Thu 01 Aug

Over the years, this competition has delivered stunning images of marine life and underwater landscapes which are, as one judge once described, of National Geographic qua...
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Deborah Conway, Willy Zygier & The Men

Fri 28 Jun
$45 / $40 (Concession, Children 6-17 years) / Children under 5 free on laps (prices include booking fee)

Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier are set to launch their 10th album together, The Words Of Men and will perform it at Tanks for one special night alongside their first alb...
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Fanta Stick Taiko Beat: Fusion of Japan - World Music Series

Sat 29 Jun
$26.25 / $21 (CONC) inc b/fee

Featuring internationally acclaimed Japanese Taiko musicians and the Cairns Taiko cohort, this exclusive performance fuses Japanese tradition with the 21st century in wha...
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Body, Mind & Soul Market Day

Sun 30 Jun
Free

The 14th annual BMS Market is a day of inspiration, information and messages from beyond, with over 180 market stalls including the addition of new age healers and local,...
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Thancoupie Tribute - A Legacy of Cultural Power

Fri 5 Jul - Sun 21 Jul
Free

Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher AO (1937-2011) was an exceptional pioneering artist, linguist, teacher and cultural leader from Napranum in Far North Queensland.
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QMusic & Close Contact Present - Industry Connect Regional Workshop

Sat 6 Jul
Free

Workshops designed for new and emerging artists offering a greater understanding of the music from song writing to release and everything in between.
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Emily Wurramara | Flame.Music

Sat 6 Jul
$25 / $20 (CONC) inc b/fee

Queensland Music Award winner, prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Emily Wurramara, is a seasoned musician who has toured her sound nationally and abroad, perf...
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Buwal-barra...Messenger, CIAF 2019 Fashion Performance

Thu 11 Jul - Fri 12 Jul
Preview Performance $30 inc b/fee (PG) All other Performances $65 inc b/fee (PG)

Celebrate Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through an extraordinary presentation of art, fashion, dance, music and performance.
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Blak Comedy Up Late, CIAF Comedy Show 2019

Fri 12 Jul
$10 (Tickets at the door)

Hosted by Contantina Bush, featuring some of Far North Queensland’s ridiculously funny Indigenous stand-ups, Sean Choolburra, (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Intern...
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Emma Pask

Fri 19 Jul
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Her effortless honest stage presence combined with her powerful vocal ability, leaves audiences spellbound and inspired.
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Joanne Sisson and Helen Braun - Preserve

Wed 24 Jul - Sun 18 Aug
Free

Given the current era of environmental change, how do we interpret the natural living world of flora and fauna differently?
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Reasonable & Necessary - Prints and Artist Books by Artel Artists

Fri 26 Jul - Sun 18 Aug
Free

Artel, CPL’s creative industries studio, supports the development of a positive and participatory cultural identity for people with profound and complex disabilities
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Willing & Able - A Critical Thinkers Forum

Fri 26 Jul
Free

Join artists and support workers from Artel Studio, ARC Disability Services and Arts Project Australia in an afternoon of discussion over the often tricky questions surro...
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Preserve Residency Workshops - Imprint with Helen Braun for kids

Sat 27 Jul
$40 (materials supplied)

A monoprint workshop where each participant will print a variety of leaves onto a range of surfaces.
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 28 Jul
Free

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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VEXPO

Sun 28 Jul
Free

A community event showcasing a range of Volunteer opportunities available for Cairns people of all abilities and ages to join groups and build social connection around co...
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The Cope Street Parade

Fri 2 Aug
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

The Cope Street Parade does love songs as no others can.
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Preserve Residency Workshops - Imprint with Helen Braun for adults

Sat 3 Aug
$40 (materials supplied)

A monoprint workshop where each participant will print a variety of leaves onto a range of surfaces.
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Jim Moginie and the Family Dog

Sat 3 Aug
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Back in 2006 Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) founded The Family Dog to promote his first solo album Alas Folkloric. They have now hit the road again on the back of the new alb...
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Hoodoo Gurus

Thu 8 Aug
All tickets - $64 inc b/fee

Join the Hoodoo Gurus in this rare, intimate rock gig at the Tanks.
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Salmonella Dub Soundsystem

Fri 9 Aug
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

Introducing The Salmonella Dub Soundsystem - The Dub’s little Mashup Bro.
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Preserve Residency Workshops - Foliage with Joanne Sisson for adults

Sat 10 Aug
$40 (materials supplied)

Participants will create a small painting of foliage using bold line in the manner of early Australian painters such as Margaret Preston.
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Pierce Brothers

Fri 16 Aug
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

After sell out shows across UK, Europe, Canada, USA and Australia, twin brother duo, Pierce Brothers, have established themselves as a figurehead in the folk, blues and r...
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Preserve Residency Workshops - Foliage with Joanne Sisson for kids and teenagers

Sat 17 Aug
$40 (materials supplied)

Participants will create a small painting of foliage using bold line in the manner of early Australian painters such as Margaret Preston.
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Pub Choir

Mon 19 Aug
All tickets - $16.50 inc b/fee

Everybody can sing, and Pub Choir is on a mission to prove it.
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Jon Stevens - The Noiseworks & INXS Collection

Thu 5 Sep
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

Jon Stevens is considered one of the country's best musicians and a legend on the live music scene.
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Melbourne Ska Orchestra - One Year of Ska

Sat 7 Sep
One price $58 (price includes booking fee)

Don't miss the skankin powerhouse that is, Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
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Justin Townes Earle

Fri 13 Sep
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

No stranger to the Southern Hemisphere the formidable singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, on the back brilliant new album The Saint of Lost Causes, will be playing at ...
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Emma Louise - Lilac Everything Tour

Sat 14 Sep
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Emma Louise will be bringing her Lilac Everything Tour home to Cairns this September.
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Seeker Lover Keeper

Sat 5 Oct
All tickets - $45 inc b/fee

Beloved Australian indie folk supergroup, Seeker Lover Keeper, are made up by Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby.
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Regurgitator - Quarter Pounder - 25 Years of Being Consumed

Fri 11 Oct
$47 / $42 (CONC) inc b/fee

REGURGITATOR quarter pounder tour - 25 years of being consumed!
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The Turner Brown Band

Fri 18 Oct
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Australian slide guitarist Dom Turner, (Backsliders), together with Ohio-based lap-slide guitarist and vocal sensation Nikki D Brown, form an uplifting gospel-soul-funk m...
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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Fri 25 Oct
$40 / $36 (CONC) inc b/fee

The Festival's funniest in one night!
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Hammerhead - Jazz Up North

Fri 8 Nov
$30 / $25 (CONC) inc b/fee

Jason Bruer's powerhouse sextet Hammerhead burst onto the Sydney scene some years ago playing from a catalogue of music largely inspired by the late 50s and early 60s 'Ha...
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