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

    It may be a little wet and drizzly around the Cairns region this weekend, but the local events calendar is starting to heat up.

    Weather outlook for the weekend in Cairns will see a max of 29C and a very high chance of showers on Saturday, with between 15mm to 35mm predicted. On Sunday, we can expect a max temp of 29C and a 90% chance of rain of some 40mm to 90mm.

    A warning has been issued for Tropical Cyclone Nora Category 3, with a coastal crossing possible anywhere along the western Cape York Peninsula south of Weipa during Saturday or Sunday.

    Saturday 24th March

    1. Retro-Spective at crate59: Info

    2. The Vine Room first birthday bash: Info

    3. Slim Deal performs "Evil Blue" live at Screen Culture Club: Info

    4. Free entry at Cairns Art Gallery: Info

    5. Cairns Dive-In Movie at Woree Pool: Info

    6. AFL premiership season round one clash between Gold Coast and North Melbourne: Info

    7. Active Living Aqua Aerobics at Esplanade Lagoon: Info

    8. Lohki at Kezz Bar: Info

    9. Saturday night poker at Raintrees Tavern: Info

    10. Koahlition live at Kuranda Amphitheatre: Info

    11. Black & Gold Party at Barrons: Info

    12. Juggling Workshop at CYCAS: Info 

    Sunday 25th March

    13. Montgomery Brothers Sunday Session at Three Wolves: Info

    14. Cooking Worshop at Barr St Markets: Info

    15. Family Fun Day at Event Cinemas Smithfield: Info

    16. Endless Summer at QT Port Douglas: Info

    17. Friends Pre-Easter Plant Sale at Cairns Botanic Gardens: Info

    18. Feast of the Senses Market Day at Innsifail: Info