‘Oedipus Schmoedipus’: humor in death

‘Oedipus Schmoedipus’ is a play about death, with a cast including 25 different volunteers each night. And I was one of them! This could be a recipe for disaster. Instead, it’s a triumph. Created by the Sydney-based collective post (with no…

Kellybrook Cider Festival

Kellybrook Winery is tucked away in the hills of Wonga Park which is just a 30 min drive out of Melbourne. On a perfect sun-kissed autumnal day the estate was literally golden. The annual cider festival was held over two days…

‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ costume exhibition launch

Glam 1920s frocks with feathered headpieces, a whole lot of sequins and antique guns. Sounds like your idea of a good time? You’re in luck. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition opened on 1 May and it’s every bit of class and old school…

Grub Food Van’s winter menu preview

The Grub Food Van is more than just a van, even if it is an incredibly beautiful 1965 Airstream one. It’s an experience. There’s nothing better than sitting in the Moor Street garden in summer, nibbling terrines and cheeses from a changing…

Best Upcoming Events – May 2015

As Melbourne descends into the depths of winter it somehow becomes even cooler — in the ‘impressive event’ sense, not just the Celsius sense. Here are our picks for the best Melbourne events in May 2015: Dreamland – Theme Park…

Pop-Ups to Cocktails: The Plus Ones’ Favourite Events of April

April saw us partying at pop-ups, from a veggie patch to an apartment showrooom. We darted around from Hawthorn to Southbank, checking out new restaurants Secret Pop-Up Penthouse Party Hawthorn on a Tuesday night — the hottest place in town….

Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol’s Whiskey Pop-Up Party

The Old Melbourne Gaol was transformed over the weekend into a whiskey pop-up bar. The venue has hosted a number of successful pop-ups recently, and this was another popular event in the series run by The National Trust. The Old…

The Road to Woodstock: Joan Baez & Bob Dylan in song

‘The Road to Woodstock’ is a four-person musical journey through the life of folk singer Joan Baez during the 1960s, when she was a prominent activist through her music. Joan Baez has long been one of my favourite musicians, so…

Clouds of Sils Maria: Review & Competition

The trailer for Clouds of Sils Maria looks like a thriller: a mature actress (Juliette Binoche) signs up to star in a play with a younger American starlet (Chloë Grace Moretz), while her assistant (Kristen Stewart) becomes more and more powerful in…

Easey Street Smoke Out

Easey Street Smoke Out party

Motorcycles. Barbeque. The Plus Ones getting photographed for The Age. The Easey Street Smoke Out party was a night to remember. A bit of background: Ironbark BBQ have joined forces with Collingwood motorcycle shop The Kustom Kommune for an epic pop-up barbeque-and-beer joint….