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Owen Leong, Mudra 2014, pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne and Artereal Gallery, Sydney

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2015

Gallery 1 March 28 - May 31, 2015

The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. Established photographers are …



Arts Theatre April 9 - May 24, 2015

THAT SUGAR FILM is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy bod…

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Michael Cook, Undiscovered #4 2010, Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle paper. Courtesy of Andrew Baker Art Dealer & Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects

East Coast Encounter

Gallery 2 April 25 - June 7, 2015

East Coast Encounter explores the phenomenon of first contact from the time of Cook’s mapping of the east coast of Australia, and how these encounters resonate with Indigenous and non-Indi…


Voices in Paradise

Arts Theatre Saturday, May 23, 2015

Voices In Paradise is the Gold Coast a cappella revolution and an initiative between The Blenders Chorus, Griffith University and

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The Romantic Harp with Naomi Terashima

Gallery 1 Sunday, May 24, 2015

The soothing and delicate tones of the harp will fill Gallery One as Naomi Terashima weaves her spell in a program full of romance. Naomi is an award-winning wedding harpis…


National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem

Arts Theatre Sunday, May 24, 2015

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia,Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard …

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The Magic of Baroque and the Harpsichord

Gallery 1 Monday, May 25, 2015

An illustrated talk on music of the Baroque, the period of Bach and Vivaldi, and how to perform it. Featuring live performances on authentic original instruments by Michael O’Loghli…


I am Jack

Arts Theatre May 26 - May 29, 2015

Jack is smart, funny and is being bullied. What starts as an off the cuff joke during a handball competition, soon turns into a set of circumstances whereby Jack i…

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Gold and Greenstone: George Nuku

The Studio May 27 - June 2, 2015

George Nuku is a highly regarded Māori artist working in carved acrylic, recycled plastic, stone, bone, wood, shell and polystyrene. His works range from large scale sculptural installations to del…


The Versailles Players

Gallery 1 Thursday, May 28, 2015

Violin, cello and piano are a classic and perfect combination. Tatyana Belkin on piano, Barbara Gardner on violin and Camillio Manricks on cello w…


AFTER DARK: Composing Art

Gallery 1 Thursday, May 28, 2015

Join us AFTER DARK for an evening of art and music inspired by the 2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. The Composers Competition invites local musicians to cr…


Master with Class

Gallery 1 Friday, May 29, 2015

Presented in partnership with Australian Society for Keyboard Music Inc. (ASKM) and Music Teachers Association of Queensland (MTAQ), Benjamin Martin will guide two young Gold Coast…

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Comedy in The Basement - Bev Killick May

The Basement Friday, May 29, 2015

The star of Busting Out, Bev has the ability to get a crowd laughing non-stop each and every time makes this a show not to be missed  CELEBRATING? 

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Backstage Pass to the City Collection

Gallery 1 Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gold Coast City Gallery presents a unique opportunity for Visual Art teachers to develop a complementary trail of Collection works to be exhibited throughout The Arts Centre G…


Mason and Hamlin presents Natasha Vlassenko

Gallery 1 Saturday, May 30, 2015

Making her debut in the Mason & Hamlin series is the charismatic and poetic Russian pianist Natasha Vlassenko, the current Head of Keyboard at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. …

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Star Perfect - Young Stars

Gallery 1 Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fiesta de la Musica’s Star Perfect gives students from local music schools, coordinated by Linda Mooring of Star Perfect, concert and learning op…


Friends Members Cocktail Evening

Panorama Suite Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Friends Members Cocktail Evening.  Tickets on sale 1 April.  DATE           Wednesday 3 June 2015TIME            6.00pm VENUE  …

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East Coast Encounter Young Artist Indigenous Immersion Day

Arts Theatre Friday, June 5, 2015

Young Artist Indigenous Immersion Day Creative workshops for Year 8-12 students with an interest in Visual Arts and/or Aboriginal/Cultural Studies. Stude…


Salsa On The Terrace - Free Event

Terrace Stage Friday, June 5, 2015

Join us on The Terrace for a seductive evening of Salsa!  Improve your skills or find new ones, meet new friends and catch up with old ones over some wine and good food. Get your da…


Comedy in The Basement - Lawrence Mooney - June

The Basement Friday, June 5, 2015

With life experience as a window cleaner, customs officer, perfume salesman, stand-up comic, writer, actor, social commentator and an acclaimed performer in his own one-man …

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Anne Zahalka, The Bathers 1989, type c photograph. Collection Gold Coast City Gallery, Purchased 2008

Collection Focus: Modern Australia

Foyer Gallery June 6 - July 19, 2015

Inspired by touring exhibition East Coast Encounter’s rationale of re-investigating colonial past, this exhibition Modern Aus…

 George Nuku, Bottled Ocean 2014 (detail)

Gold and Greenstone

Gallery 1 June 6 - July 19, 2015

Exploring the stories and creative practices of New Zealand Māori living on the Gold Coast, Gold and Greenstone looks at points of engagement and overlap, of cultures colliding and intertw…


Gold and Greenstone Opening Event

Gallery 1 Saturday, June 6, 2015

Join us for this very special community event featuring food, drinks and a traditional blessing by Māori artists and performers including the group Te Tai Mauri. …

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Jazz In The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood Featuring Shannon Marshall

The Basement Saturday, June 6, 2015

Shannon is one of Brisbane’s coolest and captivating musicians and is renown throughout the east coast’s jazz and funk communities as the trumpet player of choice and an engaging and …

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Arts Cinema 1 June 11 - June 17, 2015

World-famous British comedian and activist Russe…


Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - Highway 61 Re-Visited

Paradise Showroom Friday, June 12, 2015

As the major route northward out of Mississippi, Highway 61 inspired many blues artists. Mojo Webb, Mike Frost, Angela Fabian, Mal Wood and supporting band will play the music of Bessie Smith, Mudd…

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Miss Saigon

Arts Theatre June 12 - June 20, 2015

Since its sensational record-breaking run at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago, Miss Saigon has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, w…

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Comedy in The Basement - Jeff Green- June

The Basement Friday, June 12, 2015

This Award winning British comedian has become a well known face and voice on Australian TV and radio with credits such as  Nova, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and 

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Embroidery detail

Embroidered Memories

Gallery 2 June 13 - July 5, 2015

Featuring traditional hand embroidery, detailed smocking and large scale quilts, this retrospective exhibition will celebrate 40 Years of Embroidered Memories by The Embroiderers Guild of …


Musical Directing Masterclass with David Piper

The Space Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Join David Piper, Musical Director of The Arts Centre Gold Coast's 2015 production of Miss Saigon, a…

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Comedy in The Basement - Jacques Barrett - June

The Basement Friday, June 19, 2015

With great versatility in his skills and performance he's one of the most sort after comics in the Australian comedy scene.  Catch him now to say your saw him when... CELEBRATING? 

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California Dreaming - The Music of The Mamas And The Papas

Paradise Showroom Saturday, June 20, 2015

California Dreaming – The Music of The Mamas And The Papas is part concert, part biography, celebrating all things Mamas and Papas – their lives, their loves and their music.  Set on a stag…

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A Morning With... Tenori

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Three powerhouse singers, David Kidd, Craig Atkinson and Andrew Pryor (The Ten Tenors, Opera Australia) bring their sense of fun and sophisticatio…

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2970° The Boiling Point

Paradise Showroom June 26 - June 28, 2015

City of Gold Coast presents 2970° The Boiling Point at Bond University & The Arts Centre Gold Coast Art gets hot with those who dare.2970°…

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Angels in America: Part 1 – Millennium Approaches Play Reading

The Space June 26 - June 27, 2015

In collaboration with The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Claire Goodwin presents a showcase reading of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning play Angels in America with her dynamic ensemble of actors & ar…

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Comedy in The Basement

Comedy in The Basement - Steady Eddy - June

The Basement Friday, June 26, 2015

This famous comedian suffers from cerebral palsy, a disability on which he based his early comedy act. However, as Steady made a name for himself, he escaped his self-inflicted stereotype and branc…

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Pearl - The Janis Joplin Story

The Basement Saturday, June 27, 2015

To her intimate friends she was known as ‘Pearl’, to her enthralled public she was Janis Joplin, the greatest female singer in the history of rock and roll.Pearl - The Janis Joplin Stor…

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Brisbane City Youth Ballet- Cinderella

Arts Theatre June 30 - July 1, 2015

Brisbane City Youth Ballet (BCYB) is bringing their exquisite Cinderella production to The Arts Centre Gold Coast in the winter school holidays this July.   The cast is made up of 80 talent…

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Arts Theatre Friday, July 3, 2015

Get ready for a night of non-stop laughs as Superwog, the superstars of YouTube comedy, present a brand new hilarious live stage show “Talk Shit Get Hit” With an incredible 62 million YouTu…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - Friday 3 July

Paradise Showroom Friday, July 3, 2015

The Braben-Jenner Hot Five plays the music of early 20th century America. The ragtime of Scott Joplin and the New Orleans jazz of Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke …

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Nickleby the Magician - The Greatest Kids Show on Earth

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nickleby The Magician is fast becoming one of Australia's favourite children's entertainers. His NEW show "The Greatest Kid's Show On Earth"  Will appear on the Gold Coast for one day only!

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National Calisthenics Championships

Arts Theatre July 9 - July 11, 2015

National Calisthenics Championships VENUE        

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After Dark

Gold and Greenstone AFTER DARK

Gallery 1 Thursday, July 9, 2015

Join us AFTER DARK for an evening exploring contemporary Māori culture on the Gold Coast, featuring a music program and a fashion parade showcase of local Māori labels. 


The Forwards

The Space July 9 - July 18, 2015

Footy, friendship and reckless behavior.In the small town of Pintoon everyone loves the footy. The local team, the Pintoon Parrots, finally make it to the grand final due to the talent of the…

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Jinney Beyer, Jinny’s Garden 2013

The Gold Coast Quilters Guild Exhibition 2015

Gallery 2 July 11 - August 2, 2015

Dazzling viewers with a bright assortment of colours, textures and patterns, this Aladdin’s Cave of beautiful quilts showcases the talent and skill of the Gold Coast Quilters Guild Inc. Treasured f…

2013 Winner: John Cottrell, Maelstrom Mandala, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, courtesy of the artist

The Border Art Prize 2015

Gallery 1 July 25 - September 6, 2015

Gold Coast City Gallery is pleased to host The Border Art Prize 2015. This annual prize celebrates the diversity and abundance of artists in southeast Queensland and northeast NSW. The pri…


Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Paradise Showroom Friday, July 31, 2015

After a stellar 2014 show, the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia again and returning to Gold Coast to present the crème de la crème of the 2015 F…

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Guide Dogs Queensland Presents Dining In the Dark: A Sensory Dining Experience

Paradise Showroom Saturday, August 1, 2015

Join us for Dinner “Blindfolded” Gold Coast residents will soon have the chance to participate in an unforgettable sensory dining experience and get a liter…

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The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Queensland Music Festival present Spirit of India

Paradise Showroom Sunday, August 2, 2015

Queensland Music Festival is proud to present a truly magical double bill in a rich celebration of Indian culture and classical music.Presented in both Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, highly …

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A Morning With... The Fabulous Singlettes

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Celebrate the greatest hits of the 60s and 70s with Naomi Eyers, Melissa Langton and Diane Dixon. The trio sing up a storm, with dance moves to die for, frocks gal…

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Dylan Moran - Off the Hook

Arts Theatre Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dylan Moran, star and creator of ABC TV’s ‘Black Books’ is back in Australia with a brand new show, ‘Off the Hook’. Moran's legendary stand up rants have sold out acro…

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Gold Coast Eisteddfod

Arts Theatre August 6 - September 1, 2015

The biggest cultural event in the City takes place throughout August and September. The Arts Centre's Theatre will play host to the Bands, Orchestras, Choral, Speech Choirs and Dance Groups…


Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - ‘Swingtime America’ featuring the music of Glenn Miller

Paradise Showroom Friday, August 7, 2015

An evening for dancers as we celebrate the sheer exuberance of the swing era and the music made famous by Glenn Miller featuring the Mini-Miller band with vocals from Alan Western and Cherryn Lomas…

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David M Thomas and Suzanne Howard, Neuromist (2015). Courtesy of the artists

Regions of Alienation/Satellites of Love

Gallery 2 August 8 - September 13, 2015

Regions of Alienation/Satellites of Love explores the importance of group engagement in dismantling personal isolation. Produced by artists David M Thomas and


Emma LOVE - Childhood Charity Luncheon

Arts Theatre Friday, August 21, 2015

Emma LOVE - Childhood Cancer Charity Luncheon  Click here for event flyer On s…


Cranky Bear

Arts Theatre September 3 - September 4, 2015

Flamboyant friends Zebra, Lion and Moose each think they know how to solve the Bear's crankiness but their shenanigans just make him even crankier! It takes a humble and empathetic She…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - September

Paradise Showroom Friday, September 4, 2015

Manouche is a term derived from the Romany gypsies of Europe and was made famous by Django Reinhardt. In Australia this is known as gypsy jazz. Feel the Manouche has a 'world music' feel. Through i…

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Make-A-Wish Annual Gala Ball 2015

Paradise Showroom Saturday, September 5, 2015

MAKE-A-WISH GOES TO VEGAS! Make-A-Wish Gold Coast Branch Annual Gala Ball

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7 Deadly Sins Contemporary Dance workshop with Expressions Dance Company

Arts Theatre Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Expressions Dance Company (EDC) is one of Australia's most exciting contemporary dance companies. This workshop provides primary and secondary school dance teacher…

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7 Deadly Sins

Arts Theatre September 11 - September 12, 2015

Plunge into a wicked tale of mortal sin and the modern world. Following the critically acclaimed productions R&J, When Time Stops and The Red…

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Marra! (catch it!), Kumpaya Gigirba and Ngamaru Bidu 2010. Photo: Gabrielle Sullivan

We Don’t Need A Map: A Martu Experience of the Western Desert

Gallery 1 September 12 - November 1, 2015

We Don't Need A Map brings the desert to the city to celebrate the lively and enduring culture of the Martu – the traditional owners of a vast area of WA’s Western Desert. This rem…


You Won't Need a Map: Indigenous Immersion for Teachers

Gallery 1 Monday, September 14, 2015

Primary teachers have the opportunity to connect with local bush tucker enthusiast Paula Nihot and Teacher-Artist Therese Flynn-Clarke to develop knowledge of Indigenous cultu…


All My Love

The Space September 16 - September 19, 2015

The story of Henry Lawson and Mary Gilmore’s lost loveHenry Lawson was one of the nation’s favourite writers and poets. His contemporary, Mary Gilmore, was a literary icon and radical sociali…

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Jordan Swan, Identity 2014 (detail), digital print on paper. Courtesy of the artist

Energies 2015

Gallery 2 September 19 - October 18, 2015

The ENERGIES 2015 exhibition showcases works of art by talented secondary school students from across the Gold Coast. The selected works include widely varying artistic media from …


Glitter Festival Gold Coast Twenty Fifteen

Arts Theatre September 28 - October 5, 2015

The Arts Centre Gold Coast has launched a new and inclusive festival, showcasing the fabulous, and celebrating all things gay. The Arts Cent…


Mason and Hamlin presents Jenni Flemming and the projected photography of Morgan Roberts

Gallery 1 Friday, October 2, 2015

Howard Blake is best known for his film scores, including the classic music to 'the Snowman'. Over 40 years he sketched away on a series of short piano pieces he wanted to turn into a sort of music…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - Friday 9 October

Paradise Showroom Friday, October 9, 2015

The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has experienced its most successful year with record attendance and acclaim for its selection of bands, singers and mu…

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra Plays Bolero

Arts Theatre Friday, October 9, 2015

Ravel’s Bolero is one of the most famous works for orchestra; starting with a barely discernible snare drum rhythm, two melodies are sounding from various instruments throughout the orchestra, lead…

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Arts Theatre Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rekindling the Aboriginal culture of Australia, internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre presents an original and breathtaking theatrical experience: Kinship by award-…

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A Morning With... Jane Rutter - French Kiss

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Join us for our popular A Morning With… series! These morning concerts offer a range of high-quality musical performances as well as a light morning tea and lucky door prizes. French …

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Russian Ballet Theatre Presents Swan Lake

Arts Theatre Tuesday, October 20, 2015

With the instantly recognizable music of Tchaikovsky virtually a signature of classical ballet and the wonderfully dark story of good set against evil, Swan Lake i…

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2016 Youth Program Launch

Panorama Suite Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Be the first to witness the unveiling of the 2016 Youth Program! Join The Arts Centre staff and guest speakers for a catered afternoon, in…


Russian Ballet Theatre Presents Sleeping Beauty

Arts Theatre Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Sleeping Beauty has a special place in the The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s repertoire.One of the most lavish theatrical events of all time, the original …

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The Confidence Man

The Space October 22 - October 26, 2015

Peter’s family is poised on the precipice of a deeply disturbing chain of events. You are invited to step onto the floor and into this gripping thriller to experie…

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Graham Burstow, Surfers Paradise, c1960s

Flesh: The Gold Coast in the 1960s, 70s and 80s

Gallery 2 October 23 - December 6, 2015

Experience Gold Coast beach culture from the 60s, 70s and 80s immortalised by acclaimed photographer Graham Burstow. During the 60s, 70s and 80s the region boom…


The Laughing Samoans - Fink About It

Arts Theatre Friday, October 30, 2015

Don’t miss the latest offering from one of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts.  The Laughing Samoans comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai has been touring New Zealand, A…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - Friday 6 November

Paradise Showroom Friday, November 6, 2015

The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has experienced its most successful year with record attendance and acclaim for its selection of bands, singers and mu…

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Mason and Hamlin presents William Hennessy

Gallery 1 Saturday, November 28, 2015

One of Australia’s most important violinists, William Hennessy pays the Gold Coast a visit so we can pay tribute to his 60th birthday. His career has spanned 38 countries with over 250 appe…

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A Morning With... Tinsel and Turkeys

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Join us for our popular A Morning With… series! These morning concerts offer a range of high-quality musical performances as well as a light morning tea and lucky door prizes. Get you…

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