Category: events

Melbourne BeerFest

There are a number of beer festivals around town these days: Ballarat, Geelong, Great Australian Beer Spectapular, Good Beer Week. And I’ve been to most of them. Somehow, though I have never been to the Melbourne BeerFest. I hadn’t even heard…

Burns Night: whisky, poetry, and haggis

Bagpipes, whisky, haggis, tartan, ceilidh dancing, and poetry recited in broad Scots accents. What’s not to love about Burns Night? Burns Suppers/Nights have held around the world since 1802, commemorating the life and times of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet…

The Plus Ones’ Guide To White Night Melbourne

White Night returns on Saturday 22 February turning Melbourne’s CBD into a giant cultural playground with its gargantuan festival of the arts. There are over 100 free events this year, and with a larger slice of the CBD to play…

Top Shelf – Craft Liquor Extravaganza

Come and join us at the 2015 Craft Liquor Festival (use the discount code ‘PLUS23’ for 40% off) The Plus Ones’ team was lucky enough to get to attend the 2014 Top Shelf Craft Liquor Festival. It was the first time Melbourne had…

Wok+Wine: prawns and vino galore

Wine and prawns. That’s the simple formula behind Wok + Wine, which started in New York by a Kiwi expat and is now around the world. I can’t recall how I originally came across it (somewhere in my vast internet…

January’s Best Events in Melbourne

Events every night of the week. Sometimes two. It’s a hard life writing The Plus Ones, but Ruki and I are dedicated. We’re intent on bringing you, dear readers, reviews of the most worthwhile events in Melbourne. And making it…

Projector Bike Fridays

Projector Bike‘s concept, as I saw it, is to use non-traditional spaces and showcase short films to new audiences.  The idea is to ride to a public space and simply set up shop and watch! The night begins at around…

Summer of Prosecco

Wow! Is all I can say about this event…just wow! Located at 4 Railway Place, Richmond, in what is usually a warehouse — no, an abandoned warehouse to add to the allure — the Brown Brothers team trucked in two…

Yelp’s Negroni Club at New Gold Mountain

I love winning. And Ruki and I were definitely winning at life at Yelp’s Negroni Club last week. With cult CBD laneway bar New Gold Mountain all to ourselves, we were treated to a mini lecture by NGM’s bartender — a…

Midsumma Festival Sailing

The Midsumma Festival starts in early January and continues for the rest month. The aim is to celebrate queer culture and boy do they know how to celebrate! There’s a whole host of outstanding events and it has certainly stamped…