Tag: German

The German Film Festival: Three Films You Can’t Miss

It’s getting cold outside, which must mean that it’s time to order a nice red wine, some buttery popcorn and cosy up with your friends to see the best of German cinema. Hosted by Palace Cinemas, The German Film Festival…

German Film Festival Film Review: ‘The Silent Revolution’

Celebrates the universal spirit of rebellion Berlin, 1956, and the wall is not yet built. People from the Soviet-controlled East can take a train to the Democratic West, but they need identification papers and a good, temporary reason for doing…

Melbourne Opera’s Tannhäuser

Melbourne Opera’s terrific new production of Tannhäuser rewards audiences with magnificent music and powerful performances by a cast of over 130 singers and musicians, superbly directed by Suzanne Chaundy. Richard Wagner’s masterpiece explores the struggle between saintliness and sin, virtue…

Best of October: monthly roundup

Melbourne is so jam-packed with events that we can barely keep up. Here are a few of our favourites from October. We dressed like Germans, tried new wines, evaded evil clowns, and explored this wonderful city. Wine Republic’s new Northcote store…

Heartbreaker bar

The Plus Ones’ Favourite August Events

Ah, Melbourne. You’re just too much sometimes. From my very first nighttime cruise down the Rhine, er, Yarra (thanks to German beerhall Munich Brauhaus), to a night cozying up to NBA superstar Andrew Bogut, August was a month of highlights….

Audi Festival of German Films: The Plus Ones’ Guide

The Audi Festival of German Films is one of the highlights of my year — and I’m not just saying that because I’m dating a German guy. We love our film festivals at The Plus Ones, and the German Film…

Oktoberfest At Birrarung Mar

I have a lot of German friends who normally scoff at the thought of an Oktoberfest party outside of Germany. Melbourne had its fair share this year with the big three (Hofbrauhaus, Munich Brauhaus and Hophaus) all running a stream…

Hophaus launches at Southgate

German Sparkle Party alert! (Okay, not really. But you never know.) Hophaus is a Bavarian-style beer hall and restaurant that’s just opened in Southgate in Southbank. Steins of beer, pretzels, and shots of Jägermeister all featured at the opening party — Prost! Hophaus is…

Audi Festival of German Films: What To Do

Willkommen in Deutschland! Welcome to Germany! For 16 days, Melbourne gets a little piece of the Germanic world, with 60+ German-language films vying for attention. From live caberet bands celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall, to Q&A sessions with…