“As You Like It” with the Australian Shakespeare Company

“As You Like It” takes over the Royal Botanical Gardens, transporting you to a magical land where everyone speaks in Shakespearean English and the woman-dressed-as-man-seducing-a-man ends up happily ever after with her confused consort. The Australian Shakespeare Company is deft…

South Melbourne Night Market – Opening Night

The South Melbourne Market has well and truly shaken its tag as the little sibling of the Queen Victoria Market and over the last six years its Night Market has created its own identity. Over eight weeks, 15 January to…

ArtPlay & The Plus Ones

When I worked in the Collins/Russell St area of the city ArtPlay was a regular bypass during my lunch time stroll along the Yarra. I always wondered what went on in there and felt that it could only be fun and more…

Caribbean Pirates

The Australian Shakespeare Company is putting on a series of family friendly shows over the summer. The ‘The Wind In The Willows‘, ‘As You Like It‘, and ‘Alice In Never Neverland‘ are being held in the splendid surrounds of the Royal…

Midsumma Festival – The Plus Ones’ Guide

We all know that the LGBTIQ community knows how to party (just go to the Smith St/Gertrude St intersection on any given Thursday!) this year’s Midsumma Festival is shaping up to be a great three weeks of hot sweaty summer fun….

Mama’s Buoi – fresh Vietnamese food

I was lucky enough to get a golden ticket for a whole day of ‘Christmas discovery in the CBD’. My partner in crime, Rukmal, described our day of gluttonous exploration here.  One of our stops on the day was Mama’s Buoi where together with David…

January 2015 – Melbourne’s Best Events

The holidays are over — it’s time to get 2015 going. We’ve scoured the city for the must-do events in January: Midsumma Festival – The LGBTIQ community know how to party. This is one of my favourite festivals in what’s…

The Plus Ones’ Best Events of 2014

Phew! It’s been a massive year. The Plus Ones assessed 10,000 events, picked out the best 750 for our curated calendar and attended over 400. The year saw us go to everything from launch parties to fetish parties. We dressed…

Best Events of December

Winding down 2014, we managed to keep the merriment going throughout December. Here are our standouts from the last month of the year. (How did that happen so fast?) Underground Cinema: Epidemic 2.0 Underground Cinema’s all about immersive experiences: you’re…