What's on

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Jing Jin - Zoomed In

Fri 8 Nov - Sun 15 Dec
Free

Jing Jin is a China-born, US-raised painter, ceramic sculptor, and digital designer currently visiting Australia
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Ten - Crate 59 Ten Year Anniversary

Fri 8 Nov - Sun 19 Jan
Free

Please come and celebrate one of Cairns' longest running contemporary arts groups for a night of art and music.
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Natalia Mann - The Sonic Earth

Fri 8 Nov - Thu 14 Nov

Listen. If all the world is vibration, then what does it sound like? If you can turn up silence, how do you play it?
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Elverina Johnson - Fisher Woman Dreaming

Sat 9 Nov - Sun 19 Jan
Free

Fisher Woman Dreaming is a pictorial memoir by Elverina Johnson, and a tribute to her grandmother, Hilda Murgha (ne Fourmile).
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Josh Thomas - Whoopsie Daisy

Tue 12 Nov
All tickets - $54.90 inc b/fee

Josh is returning home to Australia for his first live show since the global success of his multi award winning series Please Like Me.
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Nano Stern | World Music (Chile)

Fri 22 Nov
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

A master at his own musical language, Nano Stern has created a sound that blends his youthful expression of the folk music of Chile with his dedication to the traditional...
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 24 Nov
Free

Join us for the final Tanks Market day for 2019 and a unique slice of cultural life in the tropics.
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The War on 2019

Thu 28 Nov
One Price $39.35 / VIP One Price $59.10 inc. booking fee

Based on all the best of the year’s headlines from The Chaser and The Shovel, (and some of the worst), The War on 2019 allows you to re-live all the AFP-approved highligh...
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Kasey Chambers The Captain 20th Anniversary Tour | SOLD OUT

Fri 29 Nov
$67 adults / $47 children (under 16) inc b/fee

Twenty years ago Kasey Chambers released her ground-breaking debut album The Captain. It was a pivotal record that remains the cornerstone of her outstanding career.
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Cairns Tropical Lashes Drag Extravaganza

Sat 30 Nov
$17.95 / $23.20 (VIP) inc b/fee

Considered one of Cairns most exciting and exhilarating events of the year, the only event that takes you on an amazing journey of Drag, with amazing performers, unbeliev...
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Flame.Music - Robbie-V and The Cosmonauts and Stone Alley

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

Six piece, Robbie-V & The Cosmonauts, serve up super phat funk grooves with a dash of hip hop.
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Kerry Lowe - Oceanlife

Fri 13 Dec - Sun 19 Jan
Free

Kerry Lowe’s first solo exhibition, Oceanlife features a kaleidoscope of tropical fish in a vibrant blue ocean, swimming through life like we all do. And just like us, al...
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Trent Griffin - Colours of My World

Fri 13 Dec - Sun 19 Jan
Free

Colours of My World is an abundance of colour and brush strokes on canvas, capturing Trent’s imagination and observations of real life, transformed into cartoon and pop i...
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Cairns Minecraft - Digital Design Workshops

Mon 16 Dec - Thu 19 Dec
$50 (for both days) inc b/fee

These two day workshops have been developed for young people aged 10 plus who have an interest in design, gaming and having fun!
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Cairns Minecraft - Digital Design Workshops

Mon 20 Jan - Thu 23 Jan
$50 (for both days) inc b/fee

These two day workshops have been developed for young people aged 10 plus who have an interest in design, gaming and having fun!
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Northlane - 4D Tour

Sat 25 Jan
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

Off the back of a huge sold-out national headline tour, Australia’s elite metallers Northlane are playing at Tanks as part of their 4D regional tour.
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The Beautiful Girls - Seaside Highlife: Greatest Hits Tour

Sat 8 Feb
$42 / $37 (CONC) inc b/fee

The Beautiful Girls are taking their new album to the people, playing it live, large as life and twice as much fun.
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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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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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