Category: festivals

The Plus Ones’ Guide – Glow Winter Arts Festival

The Plus Ones attended the Glow Winter Arts Festival’s launch party on a chilly Melbourne night. I must admit as I read the invite I thought, “…?” A rooftop car park with a giant circus-like marquee that is illuminated on the…

Scandinavian Film Festival: What To Watch

For a real dose of Scandinavian culture, there’s no need to visit IKEA yet again. The Scandinavian Film Festival makes its inaugural visit to Melbourne, bringing a dose of cool Scandi culture to Melbourne’s winter. The Plus One’s Top 5…

The Plus Ones’ Guide To Open House Melbourne

Let me put it out there, I LOVE Open House Melbourne weekend. It is one of my favourite weekends of the year as it lets me unleash my inner architect. More than that, as a Melburnian it allows me to explore…

A Day at the National Celtic Festival

Live music pouring out of multiple tents, a festival set right on the seashore in a historic Bellarine Peninsula town. The National Celtic Festival knows how to inject Scottish and Irish drama into the middle of Victoria. When my +1…

Good Beer Week 2014

200 events celebrating craft beer over nine days. Melbourne won’t know what’s hit it. It’s all due to the team behind Good Beer Week (17-25 May), who have seen 400% growth in events since their 2011 launch. I’ve been involved in…

Melbourne’s Spanish Film Festival: What to See

Hola, amigos! That’s right — the Spanish Film Festival is coming to town, and The Plus Ones have the lowdown on all the must-see films. I was lucky to attend the media preview launch with a few friends, including two Spanish speakers….

Brunswick Music Festival

Sure, there’s the Sydney Road Festival. But Brunswick’s about more than just the famous street fest. The Brunswick Music Festival takes over venues all over the suburb for the fortnight following. Want to see Mongolian musos? How about some traditional Scottish tunes? The…

Audi Festival of German Films: What To Do

Willkommen in Deutschland! Welcome to Germany! For 16 days, Melbourne gets a little piece of the Germanic world, with 60+ German-language films vying for attention. From live caberet bands celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall, to Q&A sessions with…

Port Phillip Mussel Festival

A Mussel Festival, I hear you say. Easier to explain when it’s written — the number of people who said ‘but you’re kinda scrawny’ when I explained what I was doing… The invite highlighted the event as a seafood street…

The Plus Ones’ Guide to Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

Paris. London. New York. Milan. And…Melbourne.Just because we’re on the opposite side of the planet to the fashion capitals doesn’t mean we can’t put on a world-class Fashion Week. Re-launched and re-vamped this year as the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion…