Author Archives: melbourne

‘A Drone Opera’ flies into Arts House

“Do the drones sing?” “Is it a Star Wars opera?” or “what the hell is a drone opera?” has been the standard questions I’ve been asked all week upon mentioning I was going to see ‘A Drone Opera’.  Until experiencing…

To Be or Not To Be a Jew: ‘Bad Jews’ Review

Disclosure: I am a bad Jew. I don’t eat kosher. Don’t keep the Sabbath. And I have been known to date outside of my faith or lack thereof. Which made me the perfect candidate to head to opening night of the off-Broadway…

Detroit Redstitch

‘Detroit’ at Red Stitch Theatre

A dark comedy set in Detroit? Sign me up! I lived in the U.S. during the Global Financial Crisis, so I was particularly interested in attending this production. At the time a sense of anxiety, uncertainty, and vulnerability seemed to…

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ takes over Melbourne

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ is billed as ‘a live-action graphic novel’. Essentially it’s a radio play crossed with a comic book. What’s that, you say? Two niche topics with cult followings added together? I was so excited about this I nearly…

The Social Studio at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

Imagine a kaleidoscope of colours projected on to the aesthetically pleasing persons of some of The Social Studios models who rocked (in a very performance art, straight-faced way) some streetwear designs in projector screen white. If you imagined a few unicorns galloping…

Whisky Tastings at Boilermaker House

What do you want to do after work? Answer: sit down to a whisky flight and a charcuterie board at Boilermaker House. Tasting sessions run every Thursday, with each week featuring a different theme. Last week I found myself nestled…

Megan Washington

Whiskey and fish with Megan Washington

I’m going to open with a disclaimer– I love Megan Washington. I have adored her since I Believe You Liar came out in 2010 and was blasted through my 16 year old self’s bedroom non-stop, lyrics in margins, the whole…

Flavour Exchange

Spring Flavour Exchange at Fed Square

It’s SPRING! Ready to celebrate the start of a new season, I enthusiastically made my way to Federation Square for the Spring Flavour Exchange. Held quarterly, the Flavour Exchange features seasonal flavours from local Victorian producers.  Armed with a stack…

Fringe Festival

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015: The Plus Ones’ Guide

The Melbourne Fringe Festival gives Melburnians permission to turn into wide-eyed experience junkies: live art, cabaret, dance, circus, parties. From 16 September to 4 October across 160 venues, over 6,000 artists will deliver 400 events across the city. The Plus Ones’ team picked…

Korean Film Festival: The Plus Ones’ top picks

The latest instalment of the Korean Film Festival kicks off September 3rd in Melbourne with a great program of 20 feature films and a range of quirky activities that definitely speak to the unique culture of Korea. Upload a picture of your…