Seduction of Sanity with Hendrick’s Gin

A night of interactive art, cocktails, and taxidermied winged puppies — Hendrick’s Gin’s Seduction of Sanity was an evening to remember. The event description was intriguing. What were we in for? Hendrick’s mysterious Seduction of Sanity event promises to offer…

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…

Get Your Balls at SmithBalls

‘Twas the Thursday before Easter, and all through the town, not a creature was stirring…except at the Meatball & Wine Co. launch party for SmithBalls. It was one of those nights where Ruki and I turned to each other and…

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….

The Aztecs Are Here

Melbourne Museum is playing host to the Aztecs . I must say my knowledge of the Aztecs prior to this was confined to a solitary Tintin episode that I watched whilst I was still in single digits. I am so…

Edible Weeds Walking Tour

You’ll never think about dandelions the same way again. North Melbourne Library put on a free Edible Weeds Walking Tour on a Friday morning. Since I’m always up for a different sort of event — and I’ll admit to having…

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

Like most Melburnians I noticed the giraffe. What was this going to be all about..? DreamWorks! The creators of endless entertainment and laughs throughout my childhood and adulthood (and most likely geriatrichood) were going to have a feature exhibition at…

Flavour Exchange – Autumn

Flavour Exchange is a new concept being held in Fed Square this year. The idea is to have a broad-based tasting of Victoria’s finest autumnal wines, beers, ciders and bites. The quarterly event has superseded the bi-monthly Wine Showcase and…

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…

General Store & Co. Bar Launch

General Store & Co. is the new bar in town. As soon as I entered I knew that I would like this place. It goes for a house-party-away-from-home vibe. What does that mean? Cocktails in big red Solo cups, a range…