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27 February, 2021

5 Great Events this weekend - Feb 26-28

FNQ is buzzing with great events, here's a few to do this weekend.

By Peter McCullagh

LIFE WITHOUT ME - Rondo Theatre

“My life just seems to go on, but without me in it. ”If you don’t know who you are and you don’t know where you’re headed, you might find yourself spiraling in ever-tightening circles until you come to rest in a nondescript part of town; in a crummy two-star hotel, where the service is churlish, the lift doesn’t work, the toast is burnt and the pot plants set off your allergies. But! Keep our expectations low, really low, and who knows? You might be pleasantly surprised by how everything works out

.Friday & Saturday night 8pm

Rondo Theatre

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FREE AQUA AEROBICS - Cairns Esplanade

Aquatic exercise is a low impact, effective and fun way to get fit, burn calories, strengthen joints and bones and reduce stress.

Aqua Aerobics increases general well-being with little or no impact and you don’t even have to be able to swim. 

This class is FREE

Saturday, February 27 9am - 10am

Esplanade Lagoon

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FLAME 2021 International Women’s Day Exhibition

FLAME is the exhibition outcome of a mentorship pro-gram to give young women experience in the profession-al arts industry.

Ten established women artists in Cairns, Atherton Tablelands, Cassowary Coast and Douglas Shire were asked to mentor emerging artists, whose talent had been identified in the 2020 ENERGY exhibition at the Tanks Arts Centre and SNAP exhibition at the Old Post Office Gallery in Atherton, two annual showcase exhibitions of our region’s best senior high school art students.

Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm

Tank 4, Tanks Arts Centre

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ALBERT NAMATJIRA and the Hermannsburg School

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Australia witnessed the rise of an important and unprecedented modern art movement led by Central Australian Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira (1902-1959). 

The Hermannsburg School of Artists included a group of young Western Arrernte (Aranda) men who were inspired by the works of Namatjira.

Saturday & Sunday

Cairns Art Gallery

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LIONS AND DRAGONS - The sights and sounds of Chinese New Year

This exhibition provides insights into Chinese and Australian culture in Cairns through the exhibition of costumes, musical instruments and practices associated with the performance of the Lion and Dragon dance during Chinese New Year.

The objects exhibited will be mix of historical and contemporary items from CADCAI’s collections.

Saturday & Sunday

Cairns Museum 10am - 4pm

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