The Week/end Guide

A CURATED GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON IN PORT DOUGLAS, DAINTREE & BEYOND.


All Weekend

Every weekend, you’ll find live music at Paddy’s, the Court House and the Central Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights and again at the Court House for a Sunday market session. The Tin Shed often holds a chilled live music session on the deck on Sunday afternoons, and the Tav at Four Mile have live music every couple of Saturday afternoons.

Cane Toad Racing is held at Chilli’s Pizza & Trattoria most nights (weather depending) from 6pm. Arriving early is highly recommended. Fabulous food and atmosphere!


Today, Thursday

Kickstart live and local with Shannon Hunter at the Courty from 7.30pm tonight.

Topics in the Tropics is a regular trivia night at Hemingways down on the waterfront. Entry is free but bookings are recommended. Tickets.


Friday

Mossman will come alive to the exotic beats and flavours of India, with Bollywood Nights at the Mossman Shire Hall. Presented by Mossman Community Centre as a fundraiser for beach wheel chairs, note the new venue, and a release of more tickets. Delicious Indian fare, Indian hits, bellydancing, culture and a great opportunity to get dressed up! Further details and tickets.

  • Stuie Harcourt plays at the Courthouse again tonight.
  • The ever fabulous and ever chic Hughies in Mossman is open again for their once-a-week celebrity appearance from 4pm.
  • Mount Molloy National Hotel features Jag the Joker sitting on $2200 and Karaoke Friday with Rockin’ Rick with meat raffles for the RSL and CWA. Happy Hour, local transfer bus home (book early!) or enjoy a country pub style hospitality with a room at the inn upstairs.
  • It’s been a while but DJ POMM is back, at the Ironbar from late tonight. $10 entry with tickets available to purchase at door.
  • If you are venturing to the big smoke, local guys Los Caracoles, along with Amazonas and Hoolia are bringing Latin vibes-reggaeton, cumbia, pop, mariachi and more at the Tanks. Cairns-based Argentinian artist Hoolia is accompanied by another of our local faves, guitarist Dave Cooke.

Saturday

Once you recover from Friyay, Stuie Harcourt is back for more at the Tav for some rhythm and blues from 3pm and DJ POMM backs up again at Ironbar.

Sunset Ragga are live at the Courty.

Stu Harcourt

The Esplanade on the Lagoon celebrates 20 years today with a free family friendly event which includes free admission to the Reef Eye Ferris Wheel, live entertainment, fun and games for the kids and Clifford the Big Red Dog playing on the big screen.


Sunday

Biggest stayer for the weekend, Stu Harcourt rounds off at the Tiki Bar from 4pm.

Yahdoh by morning and Josh Kenright play in the PM at the Courty.

If you’re over the river, Daintree Rainforest Village is hosting Homebake Sunday to help raise funds for the Cow Bay Community Shed. Bring your cash.all delicious booked goodness has been donated-bring cash, score some yummy cakes and support a great local cause.


Up at Cape Trib, Whet is under new management and is hosting live music and open mic on Sunday afternoon.


Weekly Gig Guide

Mondays ⟼Locals night at Kokos. $40 pp for three-course shared meal 6-8pm with live music. Koko Poolside Bar & Kitchen. Bookings 07 4087 1000

Tuesdays⟼Bingo at the Central from 7pm

Wednesdays⟼Karaoke night with Rockin’ Rick at Plantation Resort 5.30-9pm

Thursdays⟼Chatty Cafe at the Tin Shed at 10am


Kids Holiday Street Art Workshop with Wally

Got Kids? Looking for something to do this school holidays? Join our beloved Wally for fun, street art workshops at Northsite Studio next week, Monday and Tuesday 10am-12pm.

Wally has helped local kids finish off many of the local skateparks with amazing street art.
Places are limited so get in early.

Further details 


Weekly Sports & Fitness Schedule

Petanque ⟼ Wednesdays in Port Douglas 4pm

Sailing ⟼ WAGS Wednesday afternoon sail at the Yachty

Social Frisbee⟼ Wednesday Mossman further info kirsty@indigenouscapital.org.au.

Aqua Zumba ⟼ Mondays 4.15-5.30pm Mossman Pool.

Zumba ⟼ Wednesdays 8.30 am and Thursdays 6pm at Buffs Hall.

Zumba Plus ⟼ Mondays, Buffs Hall 8.30am with a little body conditioning. 45 mins of dancing with added squats, pushups, abs or butt work.

Bootscootin‘ ⟼ Mossman Bowls Club Mondays 12pm

Andy Warhol has landed at Cairns Regional Gallery

Andy Warhol / Roy Lichtenstein
25 Mar – 18 Jun 2023

The names Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein are synonymous with the influential and international pop art revolution that swept the world in the 1960s. Works by these artists are now iconic references to a time when young artists began to revolt against the prevailing art styles of art being taught at art schools and shown in art galleries around the world.

The exhibition includes major prints on loan from the National Gallery of Australia, including a work from Warhol’s famous Campbell’s Soup II 1969 series, a self-portrait from his Artists and Photographs 1970 series, and Electric chairs 1971 series, and Lichtenstein’s celebrated works including Nude with blue hair 1993, and …Huh? 1976.

Along with Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup II- Cheddar Cheese silkscreen print, other works by Warhol in the exhibition include a self-portrait from his famous series of Artists and Photographs, in which the intensity of the artist’s gaze becomes the gaze of an observer rather than a sitter, and effectively defining him as a celebrity in his own time.

For Roy Lichtenstein, a contemporary of Andy Warhol, Pop Art authorised the use of imitation and appropriation in art. Referencing commercial and popular culture icons, such as Mickey mouse, and using Ben-Day dots and mechanical processes  of printmaking, Lichtenstein’s work uses cliché and irony to challenge notions of high art in a contemporary world of popular culture.

Drawn from the National Gallery of Australia’s extensive collection, this exhibition of major prints by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein is an extraordinary opportunity for Cairns audiences to experience first-hand two of the world’s most famous pop artists of all time.

Also exhibiting now:

Asia Pacific Contemporary / Three Decades of APT

Asia Pacific Contemporary celebrates the tenth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) presented by Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). It includes an exciting selection of contemporary works by artists who have featured in the triennial over the past three decades.


Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Waradgerie people, Australia b.1962, Narbong 2012, rusted reinforcing mesh and steel irrigation pipe, 160 x 170 x 15cm, Purchased 2012. Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Photograph: Mark Sherwood, QAGOMA © Lorraine Connelly-Northey
Ngari Isaac, Papua New Guinea. Varhit 2017. Varhit mask and ururaga (aerial): Gift of the Indigenous Uramat Indentity of Gaulim and Wunga villages through Gideon Kakabin and the Queens;land Art Gallery.

Farmers & Cotters Market Calendar

Enjoy a saunter along the beach front at Palm Cove this Sunday from 8am-2pm with a selection of great local art, crafts, lots of coffee and food stalls.

Mossman markets are held each Saturday from 7am-1pm and Port Douglas markets are Sundays from 8am-1.30pm.

Bookmark the regional market calendar here: https://bit.ly/3QccTFT


Weekly Dining Specials

The Yachty ⟼ On Wednesdays host a Pasta Night with delicious lasagne and cannelloni prepared by Italian chef Alex for only $20. $19 Parmy night is Thursdays. Friday is a Specials board. Saturday’s offering is a Seafood Platter for two with a bottle of vino for $90.

Restaurant Kai ⟼has a 2-course weekly special where guests can choose any entree + any meal from the classics for $45 pp. Offer valid Tuesday – Saturday from 5pm.

Jungle Fowl ⟼Happy Hour $5 Asian beers from 4-5pm plus on Thursday, Curry Up for $20 curry & rice served with frosty $5 beers.

Palmer Sea Reef  ⟼host a popular Sunday Roast special-2 roasts and a bottle of vino for $60. Bookings essential 40 87 2222.

Mount Molloy National Hotel ⟼Sundays are for a Traditional Pork roast with all the trimmings and Yorkshire pudding.



Rugby Union is back

Head down to the Port Douglas Sports Complex this Saturday at 4pm to cheer on the Port Douglas Reef Raiders as they go up against last year’s premiers JCU Mariners.



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