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What's on

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screenPLAY Zone

Sun 16 May
Free

Catch the newest releases from our youngest filmmakers.
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Tinkering Tank

Sun 16 May

Bamboo Connect further explores the collaborative installation which started in 2019.
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Ngamumu - Infant Zone

Sun 16 May
Free

Ngamumu has been created by mothers and artists Merindi Schrieber (Kuku Yalanji) Lia Pa’apa’a (Samoan/ Native American).
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First 5 Forever Story Walk

Sun 16 May
Free

Ever wonder what it’s like to be swallowed whole? You’re about to find out!
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5 Minutes of Fame Stage

Sun 16 May
Free

Children have the opportunity to perform on a professional stage, with their own technicians, PA, microphones and lights!
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Regurgitator's Pogogo Show

Sun 16 May
Free

Ever since the heyday of Yo Gabba Gabba, alternative and indie rock bands have been no strangers to the world of children’s music.
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Cairns Minecraft Live Build Battle

Sun 16 May
Free

Watch Cairns best Minecraft builders battle it out - live!
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Beyond The Waves

Sun 16 May
Free

Join the ARC performance ensemble for the premiere of their new puppetry and visual theatre work.
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Nautilus Scuba Club Cairns - Underwater Photography Exhibition

Thu 20 May - Sun 20 Jun
Free

This exhibition showcases underwater images from members of the Nautilus Scuba Club Cairns who have entered the club’s annual underwater photo competition.
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Ben Lee

Fri 21 May
Adult $45.50 | Concession $40.40 inc b/fee

Ben Lee, one of Australia’s best-loved singer-songwriters, is celebrating his 25-year career as a solo artist with a massive national tour titled, “OMG I'M PLAYING GIGS A...
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Eves Karydas - Queensland Tour

Sat 22 May
Adult $35.20 | Concession $30 | Child $30 inc b/fee.

Fresh from debuting in triple j's Hottest 100, Eves Karydas has announced string of Queensland tour dates including her home town of Cairns.
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 23 May

Tanks Arts Centre presents our annual Market Day series, held every month from April to November.
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Leonie Leivenzon - Fragments of a Collective Identity

Mon 24 May - Sun 20 Jun

From her temporary studio/gallery in Tank 4, Leonie will gather and paint on a large, continuous roll of canvas, photos, objects and stories, brought to her by local resi...
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Hannah Parker and Jane Dennis - SKIN: peels, heals and regenerates

Fri 28 May - Sun 20 Jun
Free

A fresh exhibition of recent works on paper and other mediums by two of our region’s favourite artists.
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Jeff Lang "Some Memories Never Die" Book Tour - An Evening of Words and Music

Fri 28 May
Adult $35 | Gov Ben Concession $30 | Child 3-17 years $30 inc b/fee

To celebrate the book's release, Jeff will hit the highway for a 37 date national tour running from March through to July with each show combining music with an ‘in conve...
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The Rubens - Live in Life Tour

Sat 29 May
One Price $48

The Rubens are extremely excited to announce their biggest Australian tour to date – the LIVE IN LIFE tour.
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Ben Elton Live 2021

Thu 3 Jun
One Price $61.90 inc b/fee

Ben Elton announced back in 2019 that he would tour Australia in 2020 with a brand-new stand-up show, Ben Elton Live. But we all know what happened next.
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Ed Kuepper with Jim White

Fri 4 Jun
One Price $45 inc b/fee

Together they will tackle 45 years worth of Kuepper catalogue with a twist that only these two game-changers could apply.
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Cairns African Festival 2021

Sat 5 Jun
Adults $29.90 | Concession $24.65 | Senior Card $24.65 | Youth (12-17 years) $19.40 inc. b/fee

The Cairns African Festival welcomes the entire Cairns region to celebrate and share in the amazing African culture. the Festival.
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Drawing Green - Michael Pope Residency and Exhibition

Thu 24 Jun - Sun 03 Oct
Free

Townsville-based artist Michael Pope will undertake a three-week residency to create a new body of work as he explores the tropical environment of the Cairns Botanic Gard...
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Tim Freedman

Fri 25 Jun
Adult $47.50 | Concession $42.50 inc b/fee

Aussie legend, Tim Freedman, best known as the mainstay lead singer and keyboardist of The Whitlams, is embarking on his first regional solo tour with a bunch of classics...
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Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2021 by Inkmasters Cairns

Fri 25 Jun - Sun 25 Jul
Free

This exhibition, part of the fifth biennial InkFest, features print-based works by regional, national and international artists. 
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Grrrls to the North

Sat 26 Jun
One Price $29.90 inc b/fee

Grrrls to the North is proud to bring Brisbane based hip-hop sensation Jesswar to Cairns alongside a lineup of prominent local artists as part of a regional tour to Far N...
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The Big Print - Inkmasters Cairns

Sun 27 Jun
Free

The Big Print, part of InkFest 2021, is a community activity involving ARC Drumbeats and many pairs of dancing feet to create a very, very large print.
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 27 Jun

Tanks Arts Centre presents our annual Market Day series, held every month from April to November.
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The Dreggs

Sat 3 Jul
One price $35.20 inc b/fee

Coming off the back of a completely sold out national tour to kickstart 2021, The Dreggs yet again set off on the road in celebration of their latest EP release.
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Harry James Angus

Fri 23 Jul
Adult $45.50 | Concession $40.40 inc b/fee

Harry James Angus, the firebrand trumpet-playing vocalist from the hugely successful band The Cat Empire, is known both for his thrilling live performances and for his co...
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 25 Jul

Tanks Arts Centre presents our annual Market Day series, held every month from April to November.
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Bandaluzia Flamenco

Fri 30 Jul
One price $45.50 inc b/fee

Experience this highly acclaimed modern ensemble in a spectacular new show featuring contemporary flamenco dancing and music while paying homage to the traditional charac...
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 26 Sep

Tanks Arts Centre presents our annual Market Day series, held every month from April to November.
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 31 Oct

Tanks Arts Centre presents our annual Market Day series, held every month from April to November.
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 28 Nov

Tanks Arts Centre presents our annual Market Day series, held every month from April to November.
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