Weekend Event Guide / 18-20 March 2022

The Archie 100 exhibition kicks off at Cairns Regional Gallery this weekend, celebrating a century of the Archibald Prize. Be amongst the first guests to visit Archie 100.  Free timed-entry tickets available to book now for the opening weekend.

2021 marks the one-hundred-year anniversary of Australia’s oldest and most-loved portrait award, The Archibald Prize. Often controversial, The Archibald Prize continues to enthral and amuse, inspire and bemuse audiences from around Australia and overseas. It is unequivocally the most coveted art award for contemporary Australian portrait artists.

Archie 100: A Century of The Archibald Prize brings together more than one hundred artworks selected from every decade of The Archibald Prize exhibition and unearths many of the fascinating stories behind them.

There is also a wonderfully diverse range of school holiday art workshops available to book now, including digital self portraits, digital easter eggs, stop motion puppets, woven basket eco workshop, upcycled birds, perfectly imperfect portraiture, mini zines and pet portraits.

In case you are wondering what the weather is up to 😉

A high [1021 hPa] over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east coast, and will persist for several days. A new high will move into the Tasman Sea over the weekend and reinforce the ridge along the coast. A trough in the northwest Coral Sea extends through the North Tropical Coast and may shift slowly north during the next few days.

Friday 18 March 2022


ON THE LAWN WITH KIND / Port Douglas Community Hall 5-8pm. Canapes and live music by The Walker Bros in awareness of local charity. BYO drinks and chairs.

OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL / Cairns Performing Arts Centre 7-10pm.

Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases a three hour celebration of our oceans comprised of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. This unique collection of short films from around the globe document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home. Find out more at www.oceanfilmfestival.com.au

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music with 4 String Phil back up from Tasmania and Jag the Joker sitting on $2150 with tickets from 5.30pm. Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local community Clubs. Enjoy Happy Hour and a transfer bus home (book early!)

PADDYS / Sea Change live from 8pm


DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

ACTIVE8 FITNESS / Free Seniors Movement and Parkour at Mossman Gymnastics Club & Kindergym 10.30am


MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE PLAYGROUP / Each Friday for kids 0-5yrs from 9.30-11.30am

Saturday 19 March 2022


POOLSIDE TUNES AT LAGOON BAR / Sheraton Grand Mirage from 2-5pm with Riff Raff

CPAC / BJORN AGAIN – Mamma Mia! We Are Back Again

Dust off those flares, platform shoes and satins and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life on Bjorn Again’s MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Bjorn Again are so excited to be back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly-entertaining concert that is ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family. Bjorn Again have performed over 7000 concerts in over 120 countries worldwide, are endorsed by the members of ABBA and are regarded as the most successful tribute show of all time. Their critically acclaimed shows have been attended by JK Rowling, Tom Jones, Dave Grohl and Paul Kelly, Metallica, Robert Plant, Bill Gates and Nirvana just to name a few.

‘If ABBA reformed they wouldn’t be as much fun as Bjorn Again’ Q Magazine UK

“One of the most entertaining live shows in the world today” Time Out New York

“Bjorn Again are phenomenal in every sense of the word!” The Stage UK

Riff Raff appearing live on Saturday afternoon by the pool at Sheraton Grand Mirage


MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm


POWER YOUR INTENTIONS WOMEN’S CIRCLE / Tropical Steiner School from 5.30pm Join us in circle as you will be guided to rebalance and reactivate your energy, set your intentions in place and clear any limiting beliefs to ensure you manifest your soul’s desires. This workshop is one for the mummas – please arrange a babysitter so you can immerse yourself fully in the energy of the workshop. $20. Start at 6pm
Supper included 7:30pm Bookings essential via https://tropicalnorthsteinerplaygroup.as.me/FullMoonCircle

YOGA WITH LUCY / 7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

MOSSMAN & DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB / Target Rifle Shooting Afternoon

Sunday 20 March 2022


PLANTATION RESORT / Sunday Session by the Pool with live tunes from 4pm

COURTHOUSE HOTEL SUNDAY SESSION / Live music from 12pm and from 7.30pm

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $1 Oysters & Live Music from 1-4pm


PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm


PALMER SEA REEF GOLF CLUB / Sunday Roast from 11.30am-2.30pm

MOUNT MOLLOY HOTEL / Sunday Roast Lamb Lunch 12-2pm


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