Briefs: Close Encounters

From a galaxy far, far away… Prepare yourself for interstellar aerial feats and warp-speed strippers from outer space because the Briefs boys are back! After a few whirlwind years touring the world with their unique variety of cabaret, comedy, burlesque…

Dance Massive: Lady Example

Lady Example is part contemporary dance, part theatre and part madness. Created and performed by Alice Dixon, Caroline Meaden and William McBride with an ensemble of collaborating artists, the show unfolds before the audience as a deranged and curiously imperfect…

Truly Madly Deeply Melbourne

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) is always a highlight of the year for The Plus Ones. After all, what’s not to love about Melbourne’s world-class offerings of both of these delicious things. The program hosts a carefully crafted…

Bottomless Lunch at Eleni’s Kitchen and Bar

You’ve all heard about bottomless brunch, but what about bottomless lunch? Eleni’s Kitchen and Bar has Melbourne newest (and potentially first) bottomless lunch. We were invited to check it out, and spent an afternoon gorging on pitas heaped with tzatziki…

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Metaphysical dance spell cast in Cella

As part of Dance Massive 2019 storming Melbourne in March, Arts House show Narelle Benjamin with Paul White in Cella, a work about cellular life. A frisson of flesh and breath, their mystical romp wrap us up in magical, metaphysical…

Dance Massive: Public Actions

Public Actions doesn’t tear down the fourth wall, it shreds it to pieces. When I stepped into Arts House (North Melbourne Town Hall), I didn’t expect to be kicked out of my seat by an avalanche of performers that came…

Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2019: What Not To Miss

Exciting changes are in store for the 29th annual Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF), Australia’s largest and longest running celebration of queer cinema. Held over twelve days, the festival has hand-picked a selection of films that are as diverse as…

The Presets at Melbourne Zoo Twilights

The excellent Zoo Twilights is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo. In the fight against wildlife extinction, our world-class home to some pretty special animals has invited great local and international musicians to play live, under the stars and in…