Author Archives: Ruki D.

Pawn & Co.’s new Greville Street location

If there’s a gap in the ‘Melbourne Is The Best City In The World’ mantra, it’s our clubs. They just can’t hold a candle to the best venues around the world. I’ve never really been able to find out why….

South Melbourne Market’s Mussel & Jazz Festival 2017

The South Melbourne Market is a favourite here at TPO. We head down each year to experience the summer sessions and love the alfresco space. This year, the Market is holding its fourth annual Mussel & Jazz Festival from 11 to…

WOMADelaide 2017 – Guide

Where does one start with the amazingness (yes, it is worth creating new words) that is WOMADelaide? The festival has created an amazing World Of Music, Arts and Dance set in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens (March 10-13). To boot, this…

Rogue District – Brunswick’s new brunch hotspot

Rogue District is located off Sydney Rd. on Albion Street, Brunswick, in a cute stone building that just oozes charm. The space was previously Jellystone and has largely remained the same (why change charm?). The menu, however, has undergone a…

Greenfields – Albert Park’s new eatery and event space

Greenfields is Melbourne’s new hot event space and eatery. Brainchild of a Melbourne collective of entrepreneurs and business owners the team has transformed the venue into something very special. Nestled between Albert Park lake and the golf course the sun drenched Greenfields…

Mini Garage – Launch Party

Mini Garage is a new showroom that showcases the little red Coopers that can. Owned by parent company, BMW the Mini team threw a house party of sorts to welcome their new digs. When I was in Munich I had the…

The Homosexuals Malthouse Theatre

‘The Homosexuals Or Faggots’ at The Malthouse

Subversive art is a fearful thing, not often attempted and almost never achieved, although every so often it takes to the stage, usually at the Malthouse Theatre. Declan Greene’s The Homosexuals or Faggots manages to weave the audience along a…

Shimmerlands & Wax’o Paradiso

Shimmerlands is a new summer music, food and movie concept created by the team from Shadowlands. I always loved heading down to the Abbotsford Convent during warm summer nights and was keen to check out their new space at Melbourne Uni. Surrounded…

Australian Grand Dairy Awards – a winning event

When you attend an event where Gina Rinehart is in attendance, you know it’s going to be quality. The Australian Grand Dairy Awards, now in its 18th year, represents the best of Australian dairy. This includes, but is not limited…

Asia TOPA: The Red Detachment of Women

Asia TOPA (Triennial of Performing Arts) is Melbourne’s newest festival and seeks to showcase Australia’s connection with contemporary Asia. The festival is set to run from February to April across dozens of Melbourne’s key cultural centres. Imagine a feast of…