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…

Nuffang Blogger Cocktails

Theresa and I had just been to New Gold Mountain the previous week for Yelp’s Negroni Club, but when Nuffang, one of the largest blogging sites in the Asia/Pacific region, had a networking blogger cocktail night, we were happy to go along…

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…

Spontaneous Choir Melbourne

If you’ve ever been to Confest, you’ve heard of the Spontaneous Choir. It began there in 1990, and is one of the highlights of people’s experience at the festival. Haven’t even heard of Confest? That’s okay — you don’t need…

Shed Cinema

I was introduced to Shed Cinema by an Turkish friend of mine living in Melbourne. How she had been introduced to it I’ll never know, but boy am I glad she told me about it.  I actually don’t know how people…

SantaCon Melbourne

  Around the world, hundreds of Santas band together, spreading joy and merriment throughout cities as they go on their merry way. This explosion of Santa-ness is known as SantaCon, and in 2013 they had 323 events in 44 countries….