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The Plus Ones’ Shortlist for May Events

It can be hard to get motivated to go out when the air’s this crisp, but Melbourne — you sure aren’t slowing down on the event front this month! Dig out your winter clothes, throw on a scarf and beanie,…

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American Essentials Film Festival – The Plus Ones’s Guide

America’s political climate is pretty tumultuous at the moment, to say the least. This has led to protests, outspoken opinions, and—perhaps one of the few positive outcomes—inspired works of art. Filmmakers in particular are telling stories that intend to arouse…

Gauchito Gil’s World Malbec Day 2017

Gauchito Gil is considered the Argentinian Robin Hood, and Malbecs are Argentinian red wines. Pair the two together, and you get Gauchito Gil’s World Malbec Day. Hosted by Bottle Shop Concepts, and held at the Meat Market in North Melbourne,…

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A.C. Grayling presents The Origins and Future of Humanism

The Wheeler Centre has a reputation for bringing world class speakers to Melbourne and I was fortunate to be in the audience of one such speaker, UK philosopher A.C Grayling. Grayling is best known for his books What Is Good?, The God Argument and The Age of Genius. During this event, his…

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Melbourne Theatre Company’s play ‘Three Little Words’

Melbourne Theatre Company’s Three Little Words plays to its audience demographic. On opening night the theatre was packed and the applause were lengthy for the world premiere of Joanna Murray-Smith’s new play. Murray-Smith is a Melbourne-based playwright and no stranger…

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Good Beer Week: The Plus Ones’ guide to the top craft beer events

Melbourne has truly established itself as Australia’s food and drink capital. This autumn the city was the first outside of New York and London to host The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards, and then the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards followed…

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Bell Shakespeare’s Richard III – a total triumph

Kate Mulvaney gives us a Richard unlike any seen before in the world in Bell Shakespeare’s Richard III. (And that’s not just because it’s a woman playing a man.) In a marathon effort of physical and psychological dexterity, including a…

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Meatstock: The Meat and Music Festival

Meat, meat, and more meat. Hosted at the Melbourne Showgrounds, the multi-day festival was jam packed with meat lovers from all walks of life. Okay, so it was 90% men collectively dressed in a sea of flannel and denim.  Luckily,…