May’s best events

You know us — always up for a good time. While Ruki was gallivanting around the U.S. and Europe for most of May, I was holding down the fort in Melbourne. With events on every night of the week, here…

Larger Than Life at Krimper

You know you’re at a good party when your major concern is how much gold leaf is getting on your lips. This was a recurring theme at the Larger Than Life event agency‘s launch party for Krimper, where it seemed…

Hooked Hawthorn’s media dinner

I’ve lived in Fitzroy for almost three years, and much to my chagrin, have never been to seafood restaurant Hooked. It took an invite to a media dinner to finally get me there — and I went all the way to…

The Best Melbourne Events Blogs

Who are the best event bloggers in Melbourne? (Besides yours truly, of course.) We thought we’d turn the spotlight on our fellow Melbourne events websites. You should be bookmarking/RSSing/Bloglovin’ all of these gems right now. Melbtown Who: Daniel Machuca What: combining a…

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…