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Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ Brought to Life

Put your hand up for a night of Austen? A gloved one, that is.  Who wouldn’t. In ultra-modern industrial grey square concreted interior of QV’s No Vacancy Gallery, a full house had laughs, random participation, irony, luxury, and the divine…

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Ophelia’s Inner Monologue

A sensitive interrogation of Shakespeare’s famous play about a flawed hero’s trashed early love, Ophelia’s Inner Monologue, does not disappoint with its scrutiny of his lady’s view of the action. Written off in Shakespeare’s 1602 play in a questionable quickie-suicide,…

Melbourne Foodies Rejoice! Time Out Food Awards Are Here

Foodies of Melbourne, the moment you’ve been waiting for is here. Melbourne’s best food gems of 2017 have been announced at the Time Out Food Awards – a celebration of the top restaurants, cafes, chefs, and foodie masterminds in the…

Bongo’s Bingo, Oh What a Night!

What is Bongo’s Bing,o you ask? Well, I was clueless too. Don’t let the name fool you — there are no bongos involved. Bongo’s Bingo is a classic game of bingo with a side of parrrrty! Still confused? Let me…

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20th Anniversary Australian Dance Awards returns to town

Amidst talk of port de bras, grand jetes, career injuries, and stage positions, I knew I could only be at one place- at the 2017 Australian Dance Awards. It’s 20th anniversary edition, returning to Melbourne for the first time since…

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Hickey ‘n Pals surprise night in It’s My Show

Up on the corner of Bourke and Spring Street, the parliamentary end of town, some quality comedy has been on offer in recent years at welcoming pub, The Imperial Hotel. As part of Melbourne Fringe, a relaxed entertaining hour of…

Biggie Smalls opens in Windsor

Biggie Smalls has been a feature of the Smith Street strip since it opened a couple of years ago. Just a stone’s throw away from my house, I do frequent this venue a little too much. I won’t lie to…

Melbourne Festival – The Plus Ones’ guide to the must-see events

It’s time to get inspired: the Melbourne Festival brings the opportunity to connect with art, people, and ideas. Running from 4-22 October 2017, the festival has something in store for everyone. Be it dance, theatre, music, visual arts or multimedia…

Sake’s New Chefs

Sake Flinders Lane and Sake Hamer Hall are two powerhouses of the Melbourne foodie scene. I have fond memories of Boozy Brunches and other decadent activations at the venues. When we learned that the team was bringing in two new…

Devil’s Corner Comes To St Jerome The Hotel

Devil’s Corner is a well known Tasmanian vineyard – well known for its gorgeous backdrop by the Hazards Mountains (one and a half hours from Hobart) along with its equally gorgeous wines. Its trademark are wines that are fresh, fruity…