Author Archives: melbourne

Circa’s Carnival of the Animals: beatboxing to aerial acrobatics

Circa’s ‘Carnival of the Animals’ follows a group of acrobatic performers as they journey to their circus home to perform. Along the way they take on the persona of a variety of animals, including butterflies, cats, chickens, elephants and frogs. This…

The best events we attended in September

Melbourne, you just keep getting better and better. In September, we darted between launch parties for Melbourne’s new Southbank market, a pirate tavern, Scribble Creative’s salon featuring an independent publisher, the opening of a new Thai restaurant in Collingwood, and…

Fringe Review: Tinserella

As part of this year’s Melbourne Fringe, Joana Simmons takes to the stage as the one-woman star of her vivacious comedy cabaret ‘Tinserella – Putting the “G’day” in cabaret‘. The eclectic surroundings of The Butterfly Club was the perfect setting…

Literary Collection Dinner with Debra Oswald

I’ve enjoyed some nice dinners with titillating conversation in my life. But these had nothing on going to dinner last night with Debra Oswald. The Plus Ones were invited as part of a collaboration with The Wheeler Centre and the…

Fringe Review: If You See Her, Say Hello

The Toff In Town was packed, but in no way did that diminish the intimacy and warmth that oozed from the stage in ‘If You See Her, Say Hello’. The concept itself was charming: 21 Melbourne-based female artists sing 21…

Fringe Review: I Don’t Like You

Dear ‘I Don’t Like You’: I quite liked you. You made me laugh, dodge flying unicycles, and mourn musical instruments – our time together was brief yet wonderful. I went into ‘I Don’t Like You’ with roughly zero preconceptions – all I…

Launch of Lady Carolina, Melbourne’s newest Latin kitchen

Have you ever dined in the presence of a crocodile? What about drank a cocktail from a cocoa shell? I experienced these, and more at the Lady Carolina launch party – Melbourne’s newest Latin kitchen. Having lived in Mexico for six…

Fringe Review: Lee Naimo – Definitely Not a Trap

The Son of Loft room inside the Lithuanian Club is a very cosy and intimate space. Within a few moments of Lee Naimo’s joyfully fashioned ‘Definitely Not a Trap’ the audience really got to experience just how intimate the show…

Fringe Review: It’s Time for Death – Laura Dunneman

Laura Dunemann’s silly anecdotes and paired-back comedy style made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening at her Fringe show ‘Laura Dunemann: It’s Time for Death’. We were running late, and almost collided into Dunemann herself as we burst through a tucked-away…