Cairns Festival 2012: Day 2 highlights
More awesome action from the first weekend of Cairns Festival in 2012.Julie McEnerny: Wandering Sketch Workshops
9am to Noon. Meet at Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre. Tickets $20/$15conc www.ticketlink.com.au
Children’s Village at The Village on Esplanade (The Pavilion)
FREE. 10am to 4pm. Storytelling, printmaking, workshops and more.
CIAF at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
FREE. 10 am to 6pm. For information, www.ciaf.com.au
CIAF Symposium at Centre of Contemporary Arts
8.30am to 11.30am. Tickets $25/15 conc per session from www.ticketlink.com.au
Puppetry for TV Workshop at The Village on Esplanade (The Performery)
FREE. 12 noon to 1pm.
Roving Entertainment at The Village on Esplanade (Throughout The Village)
FREE. 2pm to 11pm. Igor and His Evil Genius, Synchronised Swimmers, Robo Rockers and The Mermaids.
Ronald McDonald Magic Show at Muddy’s Playground
FREE. 2pm to 3pm.
Men + GODS Artist Talk and Opening at KickArts
FREE. 3pm to 4pm. Talk by artist, Brian Robinson who will speak about his new body of work.
FREE. 4pm. To be opened by Avril Quaill, Artistic Director, CIAF. Men + GODS is Brian Robinson’s new body of works in sculpture, etching and linocut that have evolved from a 12-month residency at Djumbunji Press KickArts Fine Art Printmaking Studio.
Napolean Oui Rainforest ID Opening at KickArts
FREE. 4pm Gallery 2. To be opened by Avril Quaill, Artistic Director, CIAF
The Overflow FNQ Grand Parade and Fireworks
FREE. 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Watch the procession of 58 floats along the Esplanade with free music from Cairns Pan Stars and fireworks lighting up The Esplanade foreshore from approximately 7.30pm. The Village on Esplanade comes alive with roving entertainment, music on the Cooked in Cairns stage and more.
The Cairns Festival VIP Party at Kani’s, 59 The Esplanade
5.30pm to 7.30pm. Festival’s VIPs will catch all the action from the balcony of Kani’s Restaurant overlooking the Esplanade.
The Minute Exhibit at The Village on Esplanade (The Palace)
Gold Coin Donation. 7pm to 9pm. The Minute Exhibit. The original red velvet one minute box features a tiny art curator preparing an exhibition in his gallery. Cute, funny and surprising. Suitable for ages five and up.
Cairns Pan Stars at The Village on Esplanade (Cooked in Cairns stage)
FREE. 7pm to 7.30pm
Fireworks over The Esplanade Foreshore
FREE. 7.30pm to 7.40pm
Wakaid Girl / Lyndhurst Kid at Centre of Contemporary Arts
A riveting tale that melds traditional cultural dance and song with contemporary music and story telling. Tickets $15 Adults/U15 Free. From 7.30pm. For information and to book, ph: 4050 9400 or visit www.artscairns.com.au
Seiji Yamauchi – The Fusion of Passions – at The Village on Esplanade (Cooked in Cairns stage)
FREE. 7.40pm to 8.10pm. To the sounds of an ambient soundtrack augmented with accomplished violinist Amy Stevens and piano accordionist Julie Mercer, Seiji creates a striking art piece live on stage.
Chris Ah Gee at The Village on Esplanade (Cooked in Cairns stage)
FREE. 8.20pm to 9.20pm.
LUSH Cabaret’s at The Village on Esplanade (The Performery)
9pm. LUSH Cabaret’s The Clown Fish Saloon. Tickets $15 at the door.
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Party time: a selection of cosplay characters will take over Cairns Festival's Grand Parade and Fireworks this year.