Tag: The Plus Ones Melbourne

Inaugural bluethumb art prize: finalists announced

Art prizes, rewarded for objectively skilful facility, are esteemed by the quality of their participants and prizewinners. Online purveyor bluethumb announced its inaugural winners (from submissions solicited in 2016) this January, staking a starting position in the year’s prize calendar….

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Yak Ales Barbecue Festival brings all the meat to Melbourne

If there’s one thing I have learned while living in Melbourne, it’s that Australians take barbeque very seriously.  The Aussie barbie is a national treasure so this Canadian was delighted to have the chance to pay tribute to the cultural…

Gays of our Lives Midsumma Melbourne

‘Gays of our Lives’ improvised soap opera at Midsumma 2017

Four of the best gay improvisers are in town for Midsumma Festival to showcase their comedy skills in Gays Of Our Lives. There are hysterical breakdowns, face slaps, and meaningful/-less backward glances. Clenched fists, jutting jawlines and open-mouthed sighs. Confessions,…

The Nursery Web The Butterfly Club Melbourne play theatre

‘The Nursery Web’ plays at The Butterfly Club

Halfway through The Nursery Web, it was clear that this was a play written by a woman. In telling stories about romantic relationships, it does away with clichéd ideas of what men are to women. At its best, characters and…

Ursula Martinez – Free Admission at Midsumma 2017

As Midsumma draws to a close, Ursula Martinez’s ‘Free Admission’ makes sure the annual queer festival doesn’t end quietly. I must admit I was guilty in the past of seeing Midsumma as a one-day carnival and pride event, but with…

Nintendo Switch Melbourne preview launch

3 things we love about the new Nintendo Switch

There are a lot of perks of writing for The Plus Ones, from fancy restaurant launches to incredible interactive art experiences, we have done it all (all in the name of sharing what’s worth seeing with you of course!) This…

Twilight Beach Polo Melbourne

The best events in Melbourne in February 2017

Summer is in full swing, which means more events than you can shake a stick at. It’s all happening this month, from sports to craft beer to a party where everyone wears red and eats red food. (Yes, that’s a…

Sustainable Living Festival Melbourne 2017

The Plus Ones’ Guide to the best events at the Sustainable Living Festival

Being green can be fun, and the Sustainable Living Festival is here to prove it! Running from 4-28 February 2017, the month-long festival hosts a bevvy of environmentally-friendly events. There’s something for everyone — eco-warriors, casual cyclists, and reusable bag-shoppers alike….

Time Out Bar Awards Melbourne 2017

Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards: the 2017 winners and the party

Melburnians can all agree our city has excellent bars. In celebration, Time Out Melbourne hosts the annual Bar Awards to honour their pick of the bunch. The 2017 awards were held at the recently refurbished Corner Hotel rooftop in Richmond….