Good Food Month: Sweet Fest

I have possibly the biggest sweet tooth in human history, or at least I thought I did before I walked into the sugar haven that was Good Food Month’s Sweetfest. Right from the inflatable ice cream cone at the door,…

’12 Angry Men’: a play reading by twelve women

Connecting theatre and a social cause, ‘12 Angry Men’ was a play reading by women.  The evening’s aim was to raise funds for White Ribbon, Australia’s only male-led campaign to end men’s violence against women. Presented in a stripped-back format,…

December’s Picks: What To See, Eat & Do

December? How did that happen? We’ve selected a neat mix of music, artisan markets and a roaming dance party for you! Hope that everyone has a blast through the festive season. Coburg Night Market (free): every Friday until 18 December –…

The Big West Festival 2015

It’s always a bit strange attending something you’ve never heard of before. When The Plus Ones gave me the opportunity to cover this year’s Big West Festival, I wasn’t sure what I’d see, but I was given a fascinating and entertaining…

Leah Senior’s ‘Summer’s On The Ground’ Album Launch

The Toff in Town’s intimate space was a great setting for the three performing acts at Leah Senior’s ‘Summer’s On The Ground’ album launch. It certainly was warm in there, but thankfully Senior’s melodious tunes quickly carried us to the…

Best of November: monthly wrap

We did it all in November: a gin pop-up bar in the Botanical Gardens; book and magazine launches; an Indian festival of colours; and of course, we managed to stuff our faces with some delicious food while we were at it….

‘Gin Sister’ at the Poppy Seed Festival

Welcome to the intoxicated world of bad relationships, narcissistic women, and giant leopards. ‘Gin Sister’ is a devised theatre piece that explores the many alcohol-induced situations that women find themselves in. Enjoy reckless, cheeky and drunken dancing as Trades Hall’s…

‘When I Grow Up’ cabaret at The Butterfly Club

‘When I Grow Up‘  is the solo cabaret debut from local talent Anne Gasko, an easy and upbeat blend of stand-up, storytelling, and song. Anne brings the audience along on a journey from her childhood to the realities of a…

Good Food Month: Ice Cream Social

If there’s something worth doing, it’s worth overdoing. Big Gay Ice Cream teamed up with Gelato Messina to create a gelato heaven at Good Food Month’s Ice Cream Social. Their three decadent desserts came dangerously close to defeating even this…

Glamorama: Fitzroy’s New Late-Night Destination

Brunswick Street’s bar scene was already eclectically wide-ranging, and it just became even more so with the addition of much-anticipated late-night party spot Glamorama. A whole posse of The Plus Ones writers were invited along to the grand opening party…