Oktoberfest At Birrarung Mar

I have a lot of German friends who normally scoff at the thought of an Oktoberfest party outside of Germany. Melbourne had its fair share this year with the big three (Hofbrauhaus, Munich Brauhaus and Hophaus) all running a stream…

Stoneleigh Metro – Opening Night

To write for The Plus Ones inevitably becomes a practice in downing large quantities of wine. This is not because wine is needed to find inspiration for writing — although one thing usually leads to another — but rather because one…

Fourcolours

I hadn’t been to an event organised by the Realityworks team before but I had heard good things. The team has organised festivals around Melbourne for the last 15 years and like many event organisers pondered about what next… The answer…

Williamstown Wine & Cheese Festival

On a sunlit Sunday morning two PlusOnes cycled from Brunswick to Williamstown where its first Wine & Cheese Festival was held on October 12th. It is true that Melbourne cherishes its European roots and this festival underscored that given once…

Green Park – Opening Night

Jesse Gerner of Bomba Bar has taken control of the site that once housed St Ali North and prior to that not much at all. Those on the well-worn cycle trail through Brunswick and past Velo cycle will have seen…

Chapel Off Chapel

Photo courtesy Chapel Off Chapel Every now and then there’s a venue has range eclectic enough to rival even that of The Plus Ones. Chapel off Chapel certainly aren’t the new kids on the block, but their fresh range of…

October’s Festivals

Aside from the Melbourne Festival (check out our guide) October is shaping to be a fabulous festival month.  We thought we’d let you know about a bunch of the free ones so that you can get your diaries in order (hint…

The Plus Ones’ Guide – Melbourne Festival

Melbourne is the city of Festivals and the Melbourne Festival is the mack-daddy of them all! On the cusp of warm summer nights this year’s festival will be held from 10-26 October.  The Festival Hub is set to be constructed…

September’s Best Events

Spring is here!  The Plus Ones took full toll of the intermittent Melbourne sunshine to get out and about over the first month of spring. Pentridge Prison – Northern Craft Beer Festival Melburnians love different, and a beer festival inside…

Millinery heaven at The Eternal Headonist launch party

Hats, glorious hats. Fascinators galore. They’re everywhere in Melbourne during the Spring Racing Carnival. And at The Eternal Headonist launch party, they were elevated to art. Held at the Anna Pappas Gallery in Prahran, as I walked in (past the…