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Melbourne Cabaret Festival

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival – guide to the best events

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is returning this June for its eighth iteration (20 June-2 July 2017). After a stellar event last year, it has truly become one of the city’s major winter art events and a TPO favourite. It’s two…

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Grammy Award-winning Cory Henry brought his groovy band The Funk Apostles to Melbourne for a must-see Melbourne International Jazz Festival exclusive, as the first stop of their world tour. An absolute all-rounder, the multi-instrumentalist and producer Cory Henry worked with everyone from Aretha…

The Melbourne Tea Festival

Now in it’s second year, the Melbourne Tea Festival is a congregation of 53 stalls and specialty tea vendors who are out to challenge coffee’s supremacy in a town otherwise besotted by the brown bean. For a day, the Melbourne…

‘Speaking Daggers’, the new film by Shakespeare Republic

The opening screening of the new Arts Learning Festival, Shakespeare Republic’s Speaking Daggers, was a fantastic introduction to Australian theatrical output as tool-for-education. The short film was commissioned by the Arts Learning Festival, and the premiere showed the 11-minute short…

Gaytimes festival

Gaytimes: the Queer Festival of your Dreams

Gaytimes is toted as the festival of your big gay dreams — a utopia of queer people dancing to music on top of a mountain, next to a giant inflatable rainbow. Gaytimes aimed to be a beautiful community minded space,…

Hot 8 Brass Band Brunswick Music Festival

Brunswick Music Festival: The Hot 8 Brass Band

Watching The Hot 8 Brass Band was always going to make for one hot night – for starters, they have the word ‘hot’ in their name. But not only that, the night was a more-than-balmy 30 degrees and the band…

Hot 8 Brass Band Brunswick Music Festival

Brunswick Music Festival 2017: The Plus Ones’ Guide

One of Melbourne’s longest running and best-loved institutions is back for another year, the Brunswick Music Festival (5-19 March 2017). Kicking off with the infamous Sydney Road Street Party, the festival sees two glorious weeks of incredible music and entertainment…

Chimp Cop Forever MICF

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: The Plus Ones’ Guide

It’s already March, which means that we are now officially into the month in which the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is about to kick off. It’s an epic fixture of the Melbourne performing arts experience. Many of last year’s favourites are…