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Paulina Bernhardi

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

It's going to be a hot weekend ahead, with maximum temps of 33C on both Saturday and Sunday.

It might be worth checking out some indoor (and nicely air-conditioned) options this weekend, whether it's a movie at the cinemas or a visit to Cairns Regional Gallery.

Live music fans are spoilt for choice on Saturday night, with Passenger playing the Parklands and Skegss at the Grand Hotel.


Saturday 21 January

1. The Taste at the Lagoon: Info

2. Facepainters and Balloon Benders at Balaclava Hotel: Info

3. Lisa & Kimberley at Holloways Beach Sporting Complex: Info

4. The Poets at The Jack: Info

5. Skegss at the Grand Hotel: Info

6. School Holiday Bat Chats: Info

7. National Portration Prize 2015 at Cairns Regional Gallery: Info

8. Cairns Esplanade Markets: Info

9. Passenger at the Parklands: Info

10. KickArts Chinese New Year Fortune Telling Ceremony: Info

Sunday 22 January

11. Mr Cool and the Moody Rivers Band at Cape York HotelInfo

12. Ray Danes live acoustic at Hemingways Brewery: Info

13. Trad Irish music session at McGinty's: Info

14. Cairns Blues Explosion at Elixir Tapas Bar: Info

15. The Fantasticks musical by Cairns Choral Society: Info

16. Clifton Beach Foot Race by Dynamic Running: Info

17. Port Douglas Markets: Info