What's on

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Pride Art 2019

Wed 16 Oct - Sun 03 Nov
By donation

Celebrate Cairns and Far North Queensland’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities and an eclectic range of self-expression ...
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Havana Meets Kingston Sound System

Thu 24 Oct
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Whether you love Reggae, Cuban or just dancing this will be a very unique and exciting show!
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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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A Living Art - Cairns Bonsai Society

Sat 26 Oct - Sun 27 Oct
Free

The 2019 Cairns Bonsai Society Exhibition and 30th Birthday, 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 27 Oct
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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Tanks Round Cinema - Amazing Grace

Wed 30 Oct
$17 / $12 (CONC) inc b/fee

Featuring footage captured in 1972, this never before seen movie chronicles one of the most famous musicians on the planet, Aretha Franklin, on her journey to recording t...
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Anna Setton - Brazilian Bossa Nova

Sat 2 Nov
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Brazilian singer and guitarist, Anna Setton, has performed all over the globe in iconic theatres and jazz festivals, from Rome to Barcelona and New York.
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Jing Jin - Zoomed In

Tue 5 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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Hammerhead

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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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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Mama Kin Spender with Choir

Sat 9 Nov
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender.
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The Sonic Earth - Botanical Resonance Workshop

Sun 10 Nov
Free

Walk through the gardens with Artist in Residence Natalia Mann as she plays plant resonance music on the harp.
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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 (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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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 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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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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