Brisbane Insider October 2019 - Choose Brisbane

Brisbane Insider October 2019

See you at Sea to the City

Brisbane’s sensational al fresco food trail, Sea to the City, is back for its second year on Sunday 13 October. Celebrating fresh seafood against the spectacular backdrop of the Brisbane River, Sea to the City stretches from Eagle Street Pier through to Customs House. The event features 17 of Brisbane's best riverside restaurants serving up specially-curated seafood delights that hero oysters and bugs. Expect an afternoon filled with mouth-watering treats, wine, river views, and live music.

Get to a gallery today

Brisbane is bursting with ground-breaking and eye-opening exhibitions. Museum of Brisbane is hosting two extraordinary exhibitions – High Rotation - a look at 30 years of Brisbane’s best music and musicians; and New Woman - a 100-year retrospective of Brisbane women artists and their social and economic journey from 1920-2019. At QAGOMA, it’s your last chance to see two amazing exhibitions by two iconic Australian artists – Margaret Olley – A Generous Life and Quilty. Meanwhile, make tracks to the Brisbane Powerhouse to see an exhibition of all the finalists in the Brisbane Portrait Prize, a celebration of contemporary portraiture showcasing Brisbane's artistic talent through the capturing of the city's iconic characters.

Download all you need to know at Something Digital

Brisbane’s digital festival, Something Digital, is on again on 24 October. With a theme of ‘Power to the people’, local and international digital experts will share insights and strategies on digital innovations and success.

Brisbane courts exciting new tennis tournament

Get set for an exciting summer of tennis when the new ATP Cup 2020 sees 24 countries battle it out for a world title in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney from 3 to 12 January. Brisbane scored an exciting schedule with world no.1 Novak Djokovic from Serbia secured in the city’s draw. Other countries to compete in Brisbane include France, South Africa, Germany, Greece, Canada and Australia. Meanwhile, Naomi Osaka will join world no.1 Ashleigh Bartley at the concurrent Brisbane International, to be staged 6 to 12 January.

Have a spooktacular time at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Get dressed in your scariest outfit and make your way to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary’s Howl-o-ween Night on 2 November. Dress up in your animal best and enjoy a free screening of Zootopia, a haunted maze, family games, and more. RSVP to the sanctuary’s Facebook event to keep up to date with this event as more details are released.

Go behind the scenes at Queensland Theatre

Explore the world of performing arts when Queensland Theatre opens its doors for Brisbane Open House on Saturday 12 October from 9.30am – 4.00pm. View all the company’s performance spaces; participate in guided tours of the workshop and wardrobe facilities; see excerpts from the Young Artists’ Performance Ensemble’s show, The Secret Garden, followed by a Q&A; and share stories of your experiences with the company on its 50th anniversary.

Brisbane Airport picks up international award

The accolades keep flowing for Brisbane Airport, which has won the 20-50 million passenger category in the World Routes Awards. These aviation industry awards recognise marketing activities that support new and existing air services plus excellence and innovation in the route development community.

Two national awards for Brisbane Truck Show

Brisbane’s largest business event, the Brisbane Truck Show, was recognised at the 2019 Australian Event Awards by winning Best Corporate Event and Best Exhibition, Trade or Consumer Show. The accolades are testament to event organiser Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) and Brisbane as a host destination. Engaged to support the 2019 event and the inaugural Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week, Brisbane Marketing led the roll-out of new initiatives to enhance the delegate experience and engage the local community.