Author Archives: Ruki D.

Stonnington Jazz Festival: We Got The Jazz

The Stonnington Jazz festival is a favourite at The Plus Ones. We love its mix of local Australian jazz and innovative programming. This year the festival is held from 11-21 May across the City of Stonnington’s suburbs. With dozens of…

SBS Eurovision

Bella Union & Eurovision: a match made in heaven

I fell in love with Eurovision after a Bella Union experience three years ago. The song contest has been building its profile in Australia ever since Australia somehow weaselled its way into it a few years back. Why are we there?…

Piquancy Hawthorn restaurant

Piquancy – Hawthorn’s Spicy & Tangy Indian Restaurant

What’s in a name, I always wonder. Specifically, how do aspiring restaurateurs zero in on their vision with one or two words? After speaking with Mani, the entrepreneur behind Hawthorn’s new Indian eatery, Piquancy, I know the answer. Well, for…

Paella Festival Melbourne

Melbourne Paella Festival comes to the Queen Victoria Market

Who doesn’t like a good paella? (Is there even such a thing as a bad paella?) This year, the Queen Victoria Market is playing host to the 57th Concurs Internacional de Paella Valenciana Pacific Semi Finals. When I learned that this…

Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Comedy Safari

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival can be daunting. 550 shows, tons of talent, one month long, where do you start? We all, or maybe it’s just me, have a deep seated fear of being stuck in a cringe-worthy comedy show….

MSO Pixar in Concert

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Pixar In Concert

We’re big supporters of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at The Plus Ones. The team continuously brings fresh, engaging content to Melburnian audiences and keeps our reputation as a cultural hub strong. In one of its first movie and symphony combinations of the…

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2017: Truly Madly Deeply Part 2

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is always a highlight of the year for The Plus Ones. The program hosts a carefully crafted smorgasbord of experiences, and every now and then – something truly magnificent. Truly Madly Deeply is definitely an event…

Sea Salt Sushi & The Sushi Donut

Sea Salt began in unusual circumstances. As owner Nick Fragoulis recanted on the night, ‘It was kind of an accident’. Having plied his trade as a fish monger for a couple of decades Nick was offered Sea Salt restaurant on Lygon…

Passenger – A Bus Through Melbourne’s Wild West

Passenger is a production by Jessica Wilson which was born out of works produced for the now (sadly) grandfathered Big West Festival. When I saw the concept — a bus ride through Docklands, set to a Western, where you are…