The Social Kitchen cooking school at Queen Vic Market

A cooking class inside Melbourne’s most iconic market? Sign me up! The Social Kitchen is a pop-up cooking school inside Queen Victoria Market. I went along on a midweek morning to see what’s cookin’. Now, I’m not a cook. Nor a chef….

Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM in Melbourne

Until I saw Cirque du Soleil’s show, TOTEM, I never knew the human body was capable of so much. Ruki and I were thrilled to be invited to the opening night of the famous Montréal circus. ‘Meet me by the giant turtle,’…

CH James: Fairfield’s new brunch destination

It’s no secret that the Thornbury/Fairfield/Preston area is becoming more like Fitzroy/Northcote/Brunswick – in terms of its access to amazing cafes, bars, and restaurants. CH James is further evidence that this is occurring. The Plus Ones were lucky enough to attend…

Chocolate Festival @ The Immigration Museum

Last Sunday kicked off the Immigration Museum‘s ‘North South Feast West’, a six-month journey of festivals, workshops and events that celebrate immigrant culture and food. The first of the festivals was the Chocolate Festival, which filled the museum with a…

“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….