What's on

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Kahli Henderson-Powell - Flightless Birds

Fri 31 Jan - Tue 24 Mar
Free

While the world we live in today can be viewed as beautiful, and at times breath-taking, in reality, the world is also cruel and merciless.
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Alissa Tyrrell - Different Encounters

Fri 31 Jan - Tue 24 Mar
Free

During Alissa Tyrrell’s last years of high school, she spent most of her break time in the art room of Trinity Bay State School, exploring the techniques she’d learned in...
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 8-11 year olds

Sun 23 Feb - Sun 29 Mar

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 8-11 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 12-15 year olds

Sun 23 Feb - Sun 29 Mar

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 12-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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C.W. Stoneking

Fri 28 Feb
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

For C.W. Stoneking, the road continues to call, and rumour has it he is on his way to Cairns for an intimate solo performance at Tanks.
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Flame 2020 | International Women's Day Exhibition

Sat 29 Feb - Tue 24 Mar
Free

FLAME is the exhibition outcome of a mentorship program to give young women experience in the professional arts industry.
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Flame.Music with Park Ridge, The Zephyrbees and Clara Satzke

Fri 6 Mar
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Homegrown legends, Park Ridge, (FKA Chester Brix), have flown the Cairns coop and now base themselves out of Melbs.
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Bamboo Connect - Building Bridges by Co-Lab

Sat 7 Mar - Sun 19 Apr
Free

Co-Lab returns to the Cairns Children’s Festival with a new challenge for you. Can you build a bridge out of bamboo?
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The Ironing Maidens - A Soap Opera

Sat 7 Mar
$15.75 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Tune in for daytime drama with a live electro house soundtrack that is banging like an unbalanced washing machine.
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Bobby Alu

Fri 13 Mar
$30 / $25 (CONC) inc b/fee

With nothing but beats, rhythms and good vibes, Byron Bay ukulele strummer, drummer and singer is hitting the road in celebration of his third album 'Flow', and he’s stop...
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Let's Try Taiko by Yasukazu Kano

Sat 14 Mar
All tickets - $40 inc b/fee

This workshop is for beginners in Taiko drumming.
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Mission Songs Project by Jessie Lloyd

Sat 14 Mar
$35 / $30 / $25 inc b/fee

Jessie Lloyd explores the day to day life on the missions, settlements and reserves through music.
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Let's Try Shinobue by Yasukazu Kano

Sun 15 Mar
All tickets - $35 inc b/fee per workshop

What is Shinobue? A SHINOBUE is a Japanese transverse flute or fue that has a deep and natural sound.
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The Black Sorrows

Fri 20 Mar
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

In the wake of Joe Camilleri's 49th album, Citizen John, The Black Sorrows extend their Lover I Surrender Tour to Cairns.
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The East Pointers - World Music

Sat 21 Mar
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, The East P...
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Boy & Bear 'Suck On Light Tour' With special guests

Thu 26 Mar - Fri 27 Mar
$49 / $44 (CONC) inc b/fee

After the most tumultuous period of their lives both personally and professionally, Boy & Bear are back with another national tour, and Cairns we made the bill.
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Artists of the North 2020 - Cairns Art Society

Fri 3 Apr - Sun 03 May
Free

It's back again, a wonderful opportunity for all the Artists of the North to showcase their artwork and this year the theme is very on trend: "A Changing World".
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Buffy Sainte-Marie

Wed 15 Apr
All tickets one price $65 (inc b/fee)

No one could ever accuse Academy-Award winning Buffy Sainte-Marie of taking it easy.
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John Mayall

Thu 16 Apr
$57 / $52 (CONC) inc b/fee

For more than five decades, Blues Hall of Fame inductee John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues", and n...
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Ian Moss - Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour

Thu 23 Apr - Fri 24 Apr
All tickets - $63.50 inc b/fee

Hot on the heels of the recent metro Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour dates, Ian Moss is taking the iconic album on the road and he’s stopping in at Tanks for two special ...
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Jeff Martin

Fri 8 May
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Jeff Martin, renowned frontman for two iconic outfits in The Tea Party and Revelator, is hitting the road for his nationwide Set In Stone tour. .
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Regurgitator - Pogogo Show

Sun 17 May
One Price $15.75 Family ticket $47 (2 Adults+2 Children) ($11.75/ticket must buy 4) inc b/fee.

After performing shows specifically for children last year, the band have stretched this into something that resembles an audio kid’s programme, right down to in-between ...
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Hannah Parker and Jane Dennis - No Man's Land

Fri 22 May - Thu 11 Jun
Free

In the year that celebrates 250 years of resettlement in Australia, Jane Dennis and Hannah Parker find themselves in a no man’s land of self- conflict.
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Screamfeeder

Fri 22 May
Adult $25 | Concession $20 | Adult Ticket + Vinyl $57 | Concession Ticket + Vinyl $52

Screamfeeder are hands down the country's best rock band and Take You Apart is all the proof you need.
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Nautilus Scuba Club - Underwater Photography Exhibition

Fri 22 May - Thu 11 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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Kim Churchill: The Bright Night Sessions

Sat 23 May
$26.25 / $21 (CONC & Youth 15-17)

The Bright Night Sessions are all about connecting with phenomenal music communities throughout Australia.
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Grigoryan Brothers - Past, Present & Future - World Music

Fri 18 Sep
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents and genres, amazing telepathy and the ability to draw emotion from every note, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably ...
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