Category: culture

“As You Like It” with the Australian Shakespeare Company

“As You Like It” takes over the Royal Botanical Gardens, transporting you to a magical land where everyone speaks in Shakespearean English and the woman-dressed-as-man-seducing-a-man ends up happily ever after with her confused consort. The Australian Shakespeare Company is deft…

ArtPlay & The Plus Ones

When I worked in the Collins/Russell St area of the city ArtPlay was a regular bypass during my lunch time stroll along the Yarra. I always wondered what went on in there and felt that it could only be fun and more…

Caribbean Pirates

The Australian Shakespeare Company is putting on a series of family friendly shows over the summer. The ‘The Wind In The Willows‘, ‘As You Like It‘, and ‘Alice In Never Neverland‘ are being held in the splendid surrounds of the Royal…

The Plus Ones’ Best Events of 2014

Phew! It’s been a massive year. The Plus Ones assessed 10,000 events, picked out the best 750 for our curated calendar and attended over 400. The year saw us go to everything from launch parties to fetish parties. We dressed…

Melbourne’s Best Events In November

Melbourne is always bursting with events, and we try to head to all of the best ones. From bagpipers to bars to partying on a pirate ship, here’s where we went in November. Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards We love us…

Dreams From The Second Floor – NICA

Have you ever wanted to just run away and join the circus? The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA), affiliated with the University of Swinburne, is the only circus accreditation school of its kind in Australia. In a way I…

Friday Nights At The NGV

Friday Nights at the NGV run every Friday from 7 November 2014 until 6 February 2015. The nights provide access to the NGV exhibitions, with the main draw card for this series being Jean Paul Gaultier (JPG). What makes the nights…

Perching at the Birdcage at the 2014 Melbourne Cup

I couldn’t believe my luck when I walked into the rarefied world of the Birdcage at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. Four years ago, I was with the rest of the hoi polloi — this year I got to visit…

Chapel Off Chapel

Photo courtesy Chapel Off Chapel Every now and then there’s a venue has range eclectic enough to rival even that of The Plus Ones. Chapel off Chapel certainly aren’t the new kids on the block, but their fresh range of…