Author Archives: melbourne

‘When I Grow Up’ cabaret at The Butterfly Club

‘When I Grow Up‘  is the solo cabaret debut from local talent Anne Gasko, an easy and upbeat blend of stand-up, storytelling, and song. Anne brings the audience along on a journey from her childhood to the realities of a…

Good Food Month: Ice Cream Social

If there’s something worth doing, it’s worth overdoing. Big Gay Ice Cream teamed up with Gelato Messina to create a gelato heaven at Good Food Month’s Ice Cream Social. Their three decadent desserts came dangerously close to defeating even this…

Glamorama: Fitzroy’s New Late-Night Destination

Brunswick Street’s bar scene was already eclectically wide-ranging, and it just became even more so with the addition of much-anticipated late-night party spot Glamorama. A whole posse of The Plus Ones writers were invited along to the grand opening party…

Good Food Month: East of Everything’s Triple Brewer Bash

Attention East Siders. Do you have a hole that needs to be filled? Is that hole in the shape of good beer and Southern American inspired food? East of Everything’s simple inspiration is part of its charm. As owner Genevieve…

Beer DeLuxe Summer Hop-Up

Beer DeLuxe is celebrating an Australian summer the best way possible – with cold beer. Nestled in Federation Square, Beer DeLuxe offers respite from the summer heat in its alcove of glass and shade. Every Wednesday this summer from 5pm,…

Born In Sawdust – NICA Circus Show

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a circus performer? It isn’t all laughs and clowning around. ‘Born in Sawdust’, the new show at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA), will captivate you with stories of love,…

Melbourne Music Week: New Orleans Street Party

Even a few blocks away, my plus one and I could hear the thumping jazz tunes of The Lagerphones playing at the New Orleans Street Party. As a part of Melbourne Music Week, Dodds Street in Southbank was transformed to resemble…

Comma Sutra at The Butterfly Club

When I agreed to go see ‘Comma Sutra’ on Friday night, I didn’t consider just how much pressure there would be to write a grammatically perfect review on a self-confessed grammar nazi’s comedy/cabaret show. And pressure makes commas go astray. So…

Sexpo: three writers’ experiences

The Plus Ones sent three writers to Sexpo, Australia’s largest adult exhibition. Here are their slightly-NSFW accounts. Read on for their accounts of bouncing in an inflatable vagina, meeting topless firefighters, and a visit to Pricasso the penis portrait artist. I finally…

Melbourne Music Week: Swell LIVE

Part-concert, part-sculpture installation, part-haunted house, Swell LIVE was an exciting way to experience performance at Melbourne Music Week. Walking down the corridor towards the eerie green light of the bar and passing several zombie-like people dressed in hospital clothes, I…