Author Archives: Ruki D.

Piknic Électronik Melbourne

Piknic Électronik started as an epic open air electronic music festival held throughout Montreal’s summer months. Since its beginnings, the concept has spread to several cities across the globe, and luckily for us Melburnians we’ve been able to get our Sunday fix…

South Melbourne Night Market

The South Melbourne Night Market represents the best of three worlds: food, entertainment and drinks. You can visit every Thursday until 23 February 2017. The important point there is Thursday, which means that you can create yourself somewhat of a night market feast with…

Sugar Mountain: The Plus Ones’ Guide

Billed as a summit of music and art, Sugar Mountain (Saturday 21 January 2017) has turned into a yearly ‘must do’ for those seeking a sensory festival feast in the heart of Melbourne. Much more than a music festival, Sugar Mountain has…

TGI Fridays menu launch at Melbourne Central

I’m always a bit sceptical when U.S. chains try to implement their brand on Melbourne (Starbucks, anyone?). However a recently opened TGI Fridays on level 3 of Melbourne Central (next to ABC) is a different story altogether. With a chic…

Heineken Saturday at Royal Croquet Club

Heineken parties are developing a bit of a reputation for themselves. The ‘City Shapers‘ party has my vote for the best event of 2016 in Melbourne, which is no mean feat given how many events The Plus Oners go to….

Man Tong Kitchen – Chinese food in the heart of Crown Casino

Man Tong Kitchen is a purveyor of fine Chinese food from several regions. Located located on level one of Crown (on the Clarendon Street side) just near the cinemas, I remember the space when it was a tacky sports bar. Thankfully…

Play On secret carpark music gig

There are a group of Melburnians who are out and about to re-create the live music experience. I had the pleasure of attending a gig a while back at the Montsalvat Arts Park which was staged by So Far Sounds…

Melbourne Music Week: ‘Hush’ at the Parliament building

Melbourne Music Week never ceases to amaze in terms of innovation and quality of the performers. ‘Hush’ was billed as an evening through the Melbourne Parliament building. Over three nights, sections not normally available to the public: the Parliament library,…

Monthly wrap: October’s silent gigs, art openings, and KitKats

We were super-duper excited about October, and it didn’t disappoint. We headed to a gig that was entirely silent (yes, really), viewed portraits at Lisa Wilkinson’s first gallery opening, designed custom creations at the world’s first KitKat Chocolatory, and got…

Melbourne Festival: Star Trek & The MSO

To better immortalise the immortal Star Trek, ‘The Ultimate Voyage’ landed at this year’s Melbourne Festival. The concept was simple: Journey through 50 years of Star Trek scenes and allow the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) to effortlessly beguile your auditory senses. Held at the Sidney…