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


    We're expecting thunderstorms and showers with maximum temperatures of 29C in Cairns this weekend.

    If you haven't already bought tickets to the Cairns Taipans vs. Perth Wildcats game at the Convention Centre on Sunday, click here.

    Aside from the Taipans game, the annual UFO Festival will be in Cardwell on Saturday, the Cairns Dinner Theatre is performing 'Little Restaurant of Horrors', and there's free entry to the KickArts gallery and the Cairns Art Gallery!

    Whatever you get up to, have a great tropical weekend!


    Saturday 21 September

    1. Havana Meets Kingston - Sound System performs live at the Tanks Art Centre: Info

    2. Glenn Miller Orchestra performs live at Munro Martin Parklands: Info

    3. Cent Sale at Gordonvale Primary School: Info

    4. Free entry to the Abstraction exhibition at Cairns Art Gallery: Info

    5. Cairns Esplanade markets: Info

    6. Startup and Innovation Lab at TheSPACE: Info

    7. Rock This Country Blue music festival at the Billabong Kuranda: Info

    8. Contemporary Vocal Showcase at Elixir Live Music Bar: Info

    9. Free entry to KickArts gallery: Info

    10. Cardwell UFO Festival: Info

    11. Little Restaurant of Horrors at Cairns Dinner Theatre: Info

    12. Smitten with Shells exhibition at Cairns Museum: Info

    13. Community markets in Mossman: Info

    Sunday 22 October

    14. Port Douglas community markets: Info

    15. AJ Hackett sunday session: Info

    16. Mission Beach community markets: Info

    17. Taipans vs. Wildcats basketball game at the Convention Centre: Info

    18. The Bay Collective performs live at Elixir Tapas Bar: Info

    19. Jimi Jackson's "Mama We Made It Tour" at the Edge Hill Tavern: Info