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Tropic Weekender: Your insider guide to the best events this weekend

We're in for possible thunderstorms and highs of 32C over the weekend. Thankfully there are plenty of indoor activities if you want to beat the steamy heat and potential storms. 

You can hang out at the Cairns Regional Gallery and enjoy the work of acclaimed author and illustrator Shaun Tan or visit CoCA to check out their first artist in residence for 2017 Liesel Pink.

Saturday is the big Chinese New Year Street Festival on Grafton St, and sports fans can check out a trial match between the Northern Pride and the Cowboys Under-20s steam at Innisfail or take a beginner's running class with the crew at Dynamic Running. 

All that and more is in today's TropicWeekender guide. Have a great tropical weekend!

Saturday 4 February

1. Northern Pride vs. Cowboys Under 20s: Info

2. Edmonton Storm Super 9's Pre-season Tournament: Info

3. Sport and Rec Expo at Port Douglas featuring Shane Webcke: Info

4. Beginner Runner's Clinic by Dynamic Running: Info

5. Cairns Airport Chinese New Year Street Festival: Info

6. Year of the Rooster Celebration at the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort: Info

7. 100 Club Race Day: Info

8. Doc's Day Off photographic exhibition: Info

9. Liesel Pink - It's Public at CoCA: Info

10. Family Art Activity Day with acclaimed author Shaun Tan: Info

11. Botanical Drawing Workshops with Julie McEnerny: Info

12. Cairns Esplanade Markets: Info

13. Sports sign on day at Mt Sheridan Plaza: Info

14. Saturday Night at McGinty's: Info

Sunday 5 February

15. Cairns Taipans v Perth Wildcats: Info

16. Beginner Runner's Clinic: Info

17. Year of the Rooster Celebration at the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort: Info

18. Doc's Day Off: Info

19. The Taste perform live at the Lagoon: Info

20. Billabong Beats Sunday Session: Info

21. Port Douglas Markets: Info

22. Sunday at McGinty's: Info

23. Cairns Blue Explosion at Elixir Tapas Bar: Info