Author Archives: melbourne

Flying Duck Hotel launch in Prahran

Nestled away in the residential back streets of Prahran lies the Flying Duck Hotel. It’s an unsuspecting establishment. You may have walked past it before and not thought twice. Stepping inside, however, welcomes you into a world of tastes and…

A Tribe Called Red electric powwow

A Wednesday night at the Northcote Social Club, and the crowd was boppin’ along like it was the weekend. It was hard to remember it was a schoolnight when First Nations band A Tribe Called Red took to the stage….

The Barre and Turbine – two new bars to check out

It’s a full-time job keeping up with all the restaurant launches and revamps in Melbourne. A tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. Those someones are us, the team at The Plus Ones. Here we spotlight two of the newest places…

Good Food Month: Sweet Fest

I have possibly the biggest sweet tooth in human history, or at least I thought I did before I walked into the sugar haven that was Good Food Month’s Sweetfest. Right from the inflatable ice cream cone at the door,…

’12 Angry Men’: a play reading by twelve women

Connecting theatre and a social cause, ‘12 Angry Men’ was a play reading by women.  The evening’s aim was to raise funds for White Ribbon, Australia’s only male-led campaign to end men’s violence against women. Presented in a stripped-back format,…

The Big West Festival 2015

It’s always a bit strange attending something you’ve never heard of before. When The Plus Ones gave me the opportunity to cover this year’s Big West Festival, I wasn’t sure what I’d see, but I was given a fascinating and entertaining…

Leah Senior’s ‘Summer’s On The Ground’ Album Launch

The Toff in Town’s intimate space was a great setting for the three performing acts at Leah Senior’s ‘Summer’s On The Ground’ album launch. It certainly was warm in there, but thankfully Senior’s melodious tunes quickly carried us to the…

Best of November: monthly wrap

We did it all in November: a gin pop-up bar in the Botanical Gardens; book and magazine launches; an Indian festival of colours; and of course, we managed to stuff our faces with some delicious food while we were at it….

‘Gin Sister’ at the Poppy Seed Festival

Welcome to the intoxicated world of bad relationships, narcissistic women, and giant leopards. ‘Gin Sister’ is a devised theatre piece that explores the many alcohol-induced situations that women find themselves in. Enjoy reckless, cheeky and drunken dancing as Trades Hall’s…