Author Archives: melbourne

‘Swipe Right’ at The Butterfly Club

‘Swipe Right’, as the title suggests, is a hilarious take on the modern art of interaction, dating, and our heavy reliance on devices that aid us in doing so. Dealing primarily with the pursuit of intimacy in the modern age,…

West Side Story

West Side Story at The Arts Centre

You know the story, you’re all too aware of who feels pretty, but it’s unlikely you’ve experienced West Side Story in all of its flamboyant Broadway goodness. Gale Edwards’ new production of the musical opened at the Arts Centre on…

Milk the Cow

Perfect Match evenings at Milk the Cow

Perfect Match evenings at Milk the Cow prove that you can match anything with cheese. On a chilly Melbourne evening I found myself nestled in the upstairs bar at the Carlton venue. Glasses of tequila and matching cheeses lined the…

HoMie

HoMie: a pop-up streetware shop helping the homeless

HoMie is the streetwear store that gives back to Melbourne’s homeless community and has an important social message to share. Open for only three months, each time a transaction is made in-store, HoMie will donate an item of clothing to…

Label of Love at The Shadow Electric

There’s something about the Shadow Electric Bandroom in the Abbotsfrod Convent that feels clandestine and a little as though you’re in the loop and at an underground music party. In conjunction with Leaps & Bounds Festival 2015, the Shadow Electric Bandroom is hosting…

Scandinavian Film Festival 2015: The Plus Ones’ Guide

The Scandinavian Film Festival Australia 2015 has just started! This is the second year of this festival, which takes place at Palace Cinemas in Paddington and Leichhardt. Here is my comedy wish list based on the trailers, worldwide audience reception,…

Melbourne Theatre Company’s play ‘SHIT’

“They have shit, and we have shit. It’s all just different shit.” ‘SHIT’ is Dee & Cornelius’ contribution to the Neon Festival of Independent Theatre, an event where five companies get to present their own work as they want.  …

Mojo Juju

Mojo Juju’s ‘Seeing Red/Feeling Blue’ tour

Mojo Juju‘s bio describes her as “5’3″ of wise crackin’, sass mouthin’, jump jivin’ attitude, wrapped up in a zoot suit and propped up on a Cuban heel”. She may be small, but dear god, she owns a stage like…

Sex on Toast

Sex on Toast: ‘Oh Loretta’ single launch

The first time I heard about Sex On Toast they were described to me as ‘face-meltingly amazing’. I was not lied to. For their music video launch at Toff in Town, supported by Peter Bibby and the spectacular Cactus Channel,…

Champagne Heaven with Wine Tasting Events

French champagne. A pop-up CBD location. In a suite with floor to ceiling views of Melbourne. Could this have been any more enticing to a Melburnian? Add in a major twist: the chef for the evening was trained at The…