Brisbane Insider February 2019

Months of blockbuster major events


Brisbane is spoilt for choice with events and entertainment for 2019. From awe-inspiring art to action-packed sports, see all the upcoming major events here. And if you can’t pick, we’ve listed a few to get your started, including:

Brisbane’s new flagship event

Don’t miss Brisbane’s new flagship event Curiocity from 15 March. For three whole weeks, visitors will be invited to challenge their imagination through technology, art and science. The inaugural Curiocity Brisbane includes ‘Curiocities’ - a trail of 10 eye-popping installations around Brisbane from 15 March to 3 April. To be part of this new significant cultural event, register your expression of interest to receive free city dressing for your business and join others in activating the city for Curiocity Brisbane. Register by 28 February to receive postcards, window dressings and more.

On 2 and 3 April, the world’s brightest minds will descend upon the city for a brand-new global technology and innovation event, QODE

Martians and more at World Science Festival 2019

World Science Festival Brisbane The Hatchery

March is shaping up to be a huge month for science with the full program for the World Science Festival now on sale. The incredible lineup of speakers includes international physicist Professor Brian Greene on our future on Mars; along with Australian icon Dr Karl, and more turtles (of course!).

Also not to be missed is NASA – A Human Adventure, the most extensive touring-flight exhibition in the world, from 15 March until 9 October.

Get acquainted with ARC

Brisbane’s openings keep coming and this time the newbie is ARC Dining and Wine Bar at Howard Smith Wharves. Situated at the New Farm end of this stunning precinct, the Anna Spiro designed venue seats up to 140 people. Arc Dining serves an ever-changing menu with a focus on sourcing from local farmers and seasonally-available ingredients. Add this new one to the list.

He ye! He ye!

The Abbey Medieval Festival is one of Australia’s premier living-history events. Each year, thousands of visitors from around the country take part in the Abbey Medieval Banquets, Kids Dig It! Medieval Family Fun Week and the star event, the Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament Weekend. Book your tickets online.

Lots of LOLs at Brisbane Comedy Festival

Everyone’s favourite funny festival is back for its 10th birthday, featuring the improvisational to inspiring. The 2019 edition of the Brisbane Comedy Festival will feature 75 of the funniest local and international acts across three venues. Book your tickets now.

The science of saving Koalas

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary’s recently-opened ‘Brisbane Koala Science Institute’ will become home to two new full-time researchers. The researchers will undertake vital work on helping to manage koala populations. The Institute is open daily from 9am-5pm, with access included with normal entry.

Artisan’s program for 2019

Artisan, Queensland’s home of craft and design, has released an exciting program of exhibitions and workshops at their new home at 45 King Street, Bowen Hills.

2019 – The year of Indigenous Languages

The UN has declared 2019 the year of Indigenous Languages. In recognition of this, we acknowledge Brisbane Marketing partner 2M Language Services, an instrumental organisation in promoting the rights of Aboriginal people with Indigenous language interpreting and translation services. Since 2018, 2M has been providing the Queensland whole-of-government contract for interpreting to Indigenous communities.