Category: festivals

Russian Resurrection Film Festival – The Plus Ones’ Guide

As the Russian Film Festival enters its 11th year, the need for cross-cultural understanding is as ever present. With international relations between Russia and Australia in constant focus of negative press, the film festival has the opportunity to create a…

British Film Festival 2014 – The Plus Ones’ Guide

The British Film Festival is upon us! Like every year, the selection is just remarkable. From high teas to movies with the Beatles, there’s something for all tastes. But what stands out the most are the new films coming out of the…

Melbourne Music Week – The Plus Ones’ Guide

Melbourne Music Week (MMW) is coming! This year there will be 110 events taking place from 14-23 November across 40 different locations. I have very fond memories of MMW, in particular, the enormous effort that goes into creating its Festival…

Oktoberfest At Birrarung Mar

I have a lot of German friends who normally scoff at the thought of an Oktoberfest party outside of Germany. Melbourne had its fair share this year with the big three (Hofbrauhaus, Munich Brauhaus and Hophaus) all running a stream…

October’s Festivals

Aside from the Melbourne Festival (check out our guide) October is shaping to be a fabulous festival month.  We thought we’d let you know about a bunch of the free ones so that you can get your diaries in order (hint…

The Plus Ones’ Guide – Melbourne Festival

Melbourne is the city of Festivals and the Melbourne Festival is the mack-daddy of them all! On the cusp of warm summer nights this year’s festival will be held from 10-26 October.  The Festival Hub is set to be constructed…

The Plus Ones’ Picks for the Italian Film Festival

When Melbournians think Italian we think of the famed Lygon Street restaurant strip, tasty pizza, and great coffee — but little do we think of fantastic films. The Italian Film Festival 2014, which launches Wednesday, sets out to change all…

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014 #MSFW

Melbourne became the most stylish place in the country last week during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, and The Plus Ones got amongst it. We watched runways filled with dresses and shoes, got our makeup done (well, Ruki did), and enjoyed ogling…

The Plus Ones’ Guide – Melbourne Fringe Festival

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is set to shake the city from its winter doldrums from 17 September–5 October. Similar to previous years, the North Melbourne Town Hall will be transformed into a psychedelic Festival Hub. Over the three weeks of the Festival…