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New Zealand Craft Beer Symposium 2016

The New Zealand Craft Beer Symposium is underway across Australia. Many of New Zealand’s finest craft beer brewers have taken over the taps of local bars in celebration of Waitangi Day weekend, and The Plus Ones were fortunate enough to…

The Abduction from the Seraglio

I was really excited to see Suzanne Chaundy’s production of Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio“. I am a recent convert to opera though, so I was still unsure of exactly what to expect. I had previously considered opera ‘that’ genre of…

Gone at Gasworks Arts Park: Midsumma Premier Event

The Midsumma Festival is almost over for another year but they’ve saved one of the best for last. ‘Gone’ premiered in Melbourne on Wednesday night, and is here for a short time before moving to Brisbane for the Melt Festival….

Midsumma: ‘The Measure of a Man’ review

How DO you measure a man? My plus one and I pondered this as we made our way to the Gasworks Arts Park to see ‘The Measure of a Man’, a play by critically acclaimed queer artist Gavin Roach. We…

An Evening with Sam Harris

Think Inc. is an Australia-based enterprise, dedicated to breathing a new life and enthusiasm into rational daily conversation. How? With brain-nourishing events welcoming leading scientists, intellectuals, and writers, or in short: with thinkers. Recently, they brought us five time New York…

Thee Oh Sees’ sold-out gig at Howler

Quiz time: Which of the following is true? a) Thee Oh Sees have two drummers. b) They sold out their three Howler gigs. c) They’ve produced 14 studio albums. If you answered ‘d) All the above’, you’re correct. If you answered…

Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid at The Malthouse

I really love ‘The Little Mermaid’ – not the wide-eyed Disney version (although that’s pretty great too) but the gritty original story of doomed love and the always looming threat of turning into sea foam if you get your heart…

A beer and cheese odyssey with Piggyback Events

Could anything be cuter than the name ‘Boatroquerfort’? It’s a portmanteau of ‘Boatrocker’ (as in the brewery) and ‘Roquefort’ (as in the cheese). Combining the two was the idea of Piggyback Events, who specialise in putting on adventures throughout the…

February 2016: The Best of the Best

We’ve scoured Melbourne’s social scene, and we’ve tracked down our top picks for February, just for you. Without further ado: Courtyard Cantina: Every Friday in February – “Delight your senses with DJ’s, pop-up bars, live music and authentic foods from…

January monthly wrap: Scribble Salon and flying chickens

So many great things happen in Melbourne that it’s all we can do to keep up! We’ve dedicated our monthly wrap series to highlighting some of our favourite events that happen each month. Here are our selections from January 2016:  …