Category: culture

Literary Collection Dinner with Robyn Annear

A four-course dinner with canapes and cocktails at one of Melbourne’s oldest hotels? Um, yes please, don’t mind if I do. Particularly when it also involves listening to one of Melbourne’s most fascinating authors, Robyn Annear, as part of the…

Kombucha brewing class with KombuchAID

My first encounter with kombucha was not exactly a great one. I was about 12 years old and all I remember was a vinegar-fuelled jolt as I tried a shot from my friend’s mum’s stash. Apparently it was good for…

Neil de Grasse Tyson

An evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is something of a pop culture phenomenon. His official titles (according to Wikipedia) are ‘astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator’. And he’s also one of the guys that made Pluto stop being a planet. (Not really, but…

Madame Brussels Lane European Night Market

July recap: our favourite events

A pop-up night market in a hidden laneway. A band named ‘Sex on Toast’. And a theatre performance that will leave you needing an entire packet of tissues. These are a few of the best events we went to in…

Underground Cinema: Money

Money, fast money, 1980s money. That’s all we knew about Underground Cinema‘s event, ‘MONEY’. Needless to say, with my background being in finance I was curious. What could the movie be? Oliver Stone’s original Wall Street? Too obvious. Or perhaps…

Hamlet

Bell Shakespeare’s production of ‘Hamlet’

If ever there were a tragedy that delivered some of the best scenes in comedy, Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ would be it. Characters swing from spritely jubilation to sinister deeds, from spurious love-ramblings to savage outbursts. Director Damien Ryan immediately sets us…

Nite Art 2015: The Plus Ones’ guide

On Thursday night Melbourne’s CBD will play host the return of Nite Art. Nite Art is an all-action discovery of five city Precincts including over 40 galleries and event spaces — all happening from 6pm to late on Thursday 23rd July. The Plus…

MINI car

MINI Melbourne + the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs

Endless grey skies and freezing temps got you down? Can’t face wasting another dark, rainy day indoors? There’s only one cure: jump in a car (preferably a MINI) and head south for the warmth of the Peninsula Hot Springs. I did just that…

‘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…