Zhou Zhou bar launch

“I’m going to bar launch,” I posted on Facebook, en route to Zhou Zhou. “I’m going to a bar launch, bar launch, bar launch. / Let’s start a nuclear war…at the bar launch, bar launch, bar launch.” (That’s to the…

What To Do At Moomba

The annual Moomba festival is back! The festival was first held to mark the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Melbourne in 1954. I’m not sure she has ever been back to festival but is now moving into its 60th…

Melbourne BeerFest

There are a number of beer festivals around town these days: Ballarat, Geelong, Great Australian Beer Spectapular, Good Beer Week. And I’ve been to most of them. Somehow, though I have never been to the Melbourne BeerFest. I hadn’t even heard…

Burns Night: whisky, poetry, and haggis

Bagpipes, whisky, haggis, tartan, ceilidh dancing, and poetry recited in broad Scots accents. What’s not to love about Burns Night? Burns Suppers/Nights have held around the world since 1802, commemorating the life and times of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet…

The Plus Ones’ Guide To White Night Melbourne

White Night returns on Saturday 22 February turning Melbourne’s CBD into a giant cultural playground with its gargantuan festival of the arts. There are over 100 free events this year, and with a larger slice of the CBD to play…

Top Shelf – Craft Liquor Extravaganza

Come and join us at the 2015 Craft Liquor Festival (use the discount code ‘PLUS23’ for 40% off) The Plus Ones’ team was lucky enough to get to attend the 2014 Top Shelf Craft Liquor Festival. It was the first time Melbourne had…

Wok+Wine: prawns and vino galore

Wine and prawns. That’s the simple formula behind Wok + Wine, which started in New York by a Kiwi expat and is now around the world. I can’t recall how I originally came across it (somewhere in my vast internet…

Nuffang Blogger Cocktails

Theresa and I had just been to New Gold Mountain the previous week for Yelp’s Negroni Club, but when Nuffang, one of the largest blogging sites in the Asia/Pacific region, had a networking blogger cocktail night, we were happy to go along…

January’s Best Events in Melbourne

Events every night of the week. Sometimes two. It’s a hard life writing The Plus Ones, but Ruki and I are dedicated. We’re intent on bringing you, dear readers, reviews of the most worthwhile events in Melbourne. And making it…

Projector Bike Fridays

Projector Bike‘s concept, as I saw it, is to use non-traditional spaces and showcase short films to new audiences.  The idea is to ride to a public space and simply set up shop and watch! The night begins at around…