Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2017 Patti Austin James Morrison

Top events in June 2017 in Melbourne: where to go, eat, and party

The mercury is still dropping, the days are getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean your social calendar needs to drop off too. We’ve brought together our top picks for what to do this June. Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2-11 June) For ten…

Tenpin Kitchen Port Melbourne

Tenpin Kitchen – Be Bowled Over With Amazing Food

Tenpin Kitchen originally started off as a popup restaurant a few doors down from where it is today, near its sister restaurant Mr. Lawrence. To cut a long story short, Mr. Lawrence relocated into the Tenpin popup location, a new…

Eau de Vie Star of Bombay trolley Melbourne

Star of Bombay Martini Trolley launches at Eau de Vie

Speakeasy bar Eau de Vie serves up top-notch hospitality.  The intimate laneway bar frequently mixes up their cocktails with a side of theatrics, utilising liquid nitrogen, fire, and clever garnishes (fairy floss and popcorn, anyone?). However, the drinks aren’t just…

Trevor Ashley presents ‘Diamonds Are For Trevor’

Diamonds are for Trevor is two hours of pure adulterated fun. Trevor Ashley is one of those performers who could make even a Brecht piece hilarious and camp — so with impersonating one of the century’s biggest divas, what could…

The Alley – Melbourne’s New Vegan Eatery

I live with two vegan chefs and know just how delicious vegan food is. While Melbourne is a hotbed of delicious vegetarian goodness, vegan restaurants can be much harder to find. As such, I gladly accepted The Plus Ones’ invite for…

Dream Puppets The Tempest

Dream Puppets perform ‘The Tempest’ at the Wheeler Centre

In a full house of school-age kids, Dream Puppets showcased their artful new production, a version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest as part of the Wheeler Kids literacy program at the Wheeler Centre. Founded in 1996, this company is highly experienced, touring extensively…

American Essentials Film Festival Film Review: 20th Century Women

When I first saw director Mike Mills’ Beginners (2010), an autobiographical story of a young man whose elderly father admits he’s gay, it had a profound effect on me. Mills’ tender approach to his subject, his nonlinear filmmaking, and the…

Crush The Owl and Cat Theatre Melbourne

‘Crush’ at The Owl and Cat Theatre

Crush, presented by The Owl and Cat Theatre, explores love, lust, and fear within the confines of a very small newspaper office in Melbourne. This directorial debut by Isobel Summers is well worth seeing and it represents a strong and…