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  • Paulina Bernhardi

    TropicWeekender editor

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


    It is expected to be mostly sensational weather in Cairns this weekend - partly cloudy with maximum temperatures of 28C.

    It's Mother's Day weekend and there are stacks of great events to make the mum in your life feel special.

    For something different, you could take mum to one of the FNQ Rugby games, or the French Film Festival, or one of the many live music gigs around the place.

    For maximum brownie points, why not spoil her with a weekend in Port Douglas at Carnivale?

    No matter what you get up to, have a great tropical weekend!

    Saturday 13 May

    1. Northern Pride vs. Tweed Heads Seagulls: Info

    2. FNQ Rugby Round 5 games Info

    3. Port Douglas Carnivale: Info

    4. French Film Festival: Info

    5. Mother's Day Show at Mount Sheridan Plaza: Info

    6. Singing and Vocal Harmony Workshop: Info

    7. Priscilla Ong - City Faces of 100 Yearss: Info

    8. Jury Duty performed by Cairns Dinner Theatre: Info

    9. Saturday Sound Satisfaction - Bobby Maguire at Rattle 'n' Hum: Info

    10. 13th Floor live at the Grand Hotel: Info

    11. Saturday night at McGintys: Info

    12. Herberton Pioneer Weekend: Info

    13. Mossman markets: Info

    14. Reach Arts FNQ exhibition launch at crate59: Info

    15. Memorial Bicycle Ride for Tanya: Info

    16. TAFE Screenprint Workshop: Info

    17. Free entry day into KickArts Gallery: Info

    18. Learn Emergency Radio Broadcasting: Info

    Sunday 21 May

    19. The Handmade Expo & Vintage Market: Info

    20. French Film Festival: Info

    21. Mother's Day Markets at Mount Sheridan Plaza: Info

    22. Mother's Day Lunch Cruise with Spirit of Cairns: Info

    23. White Ribbon Mother's Day High Tea: Info

    24. Orchid Society Mother's Day Show at Mount Sheridan Plaza: Info

    25. Holloway's Beach Markets: Info

    26. Sun Salute performing live at the Salt House: Info

    27. Mother's Day Buffet Brunch at Pacific Hotel Cairns: Info

    28. Priscilla Ong - City Faces of 100 years: Info

    29. Cairns Tropic Jazz Club live at Cape York Hotel: Info

    30. Mother's Day Breakfast at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort: Info

    31. Mother's Day at Cairns RSL: Info

    32. Mother's Day Spa Offer at Peppers Beach Club Spa Palm Cove: Info

    33. Out Of The Blue at Brothers Leagues Club: Info

    34. Mother's Day at the Salthouse: Info

    35. Port Douglas markets: Info

    36. Sunday Session at the Tin Shed: Info

    37. Mother's Day at the Cotton Club: Info

    38. Sunday at McGintys Irish Bar: Info

    39. Herberton's Pioneer Weekend: Info

    40. Mother's Day Brunch at Bluewater: Info

    41. Lady Valiant performing live at Bluewater Cafe: Info

    42. Tobruk Pool's 1st Birthday: Info