Tag: The Plus Ones

Lamante anglaise fortyfivedwonstairs Melbourne

‘L’Amante Anglais – The English Lover’ at fortyfivedownstairs

Did you ever think you’d sympathise with a murderess? A breathtaking 100 minutes of tragic human drama is laid bare in Laurence Strangio’s reprisal of his popular adaptation of romantic French novelist Marguerite Duras’ 1967 novella, L’Amante Anglais. This lauded…

TGI Fridays Spiked Shake Bistro Morgan Melbourne

TGI Friday’s new spiked monster shakes

TGI Fridays is your home of indulgence. From Jack Daniel’s steaks to their famous burgers, it’s got everything under one roof to get you into a food coma of epic proportions. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better,…

The Owl and Cat Theatre Melbourne

The Owl and Cat Theatre Gala: theatre and comedy galore

The Owl and Cat Theatre opened its doors in Richmond a modest two years ago, but last weekend we partied like it was 1922.  The 2017 Fundraiser gala was a speakeasy-themed party, and the venue, the Abbotsford Convent, brought it to…

Roxborough restaurant St Kilda Melbourne

Roxborough serves up Mediterranean food in St. Kilda

Roxborough restaurant in St. Kilda served up a social evening with their Mediterranean style dishes. Owner Marco Pugnaloni greeted us with a smile and immediately exclaimed ‘I’m Italian!’ The excitement for seasonal, shared food was evident in both the menu…

The way Things Work Red Stitch Theatre Melbourne

‘The Way Things Work’ at Red Stitch Theatre

The Way Things Work, written and directed by Aiden Fennessy at Red Stitch Theatre, is a topical play featuring great acting. Joe Petruzzi and Peter Houghton enact six different characters over the course of the play, creating a showcase for…

Outside: The Cloud – interactive puzzle game and adventure

It’s no secret The Plus Ones team is a big fan of Pop Up Playground. The creative company has designed experiential games ranging from bank heists to a kitchen under siege from cannibals. Their latest endeavour is Outside: The Cloud….

Royal Stacks Melbourne

Royal Stacks’ 1st Birthday: burgers and doughnuts galore

When we went to Royal Stacks last year we were promised a new era of Melbourne burgers on a scorching hot summer day. After a year of operation, a new location in Brunswick and 10,000s of very happy customers we can…

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,…