What's on in Lesbian Wellington

NZ International Comedy Festival

Thursday 27 April - Saturday 21 May

Featuring a whole bunch of comedians from here and overseas check the Festival website. Watch out for ...

Festival Comedy Gala hosted by Urzila Carlson

Saturday 29 April, 8pm, Opera House

Hosted by "the greatest South African/New Zealand comedian this world has ever seen, Urzila Carlson" ... more

Urzila Carlson - Studies have shown

Tues 2 - Sat 6 May, 8:30pm, Hannah Playhouse

Every time you hear, “studies have shown” you know you’re about to learn something ridiculous! ... more

High Tea with Urzila Carlson

Sat 6 May, 2pm, QT Wellington Museum

Join Urzila Carlson for a truly sumptuous High Tea, including petit fours and a specially designed cocktail or mocktail. Places limited so book early ... more

I'm an Attack Helicopter.

Ren Lunicke - I'm and Apache Attack Helicopter

Tues 16 - Sat 20, 8:30pm, Studio at BATS Theatre

Internationally acclaimed performer returns - see it if you missed it during Pride Fest.

And check out ...

Molly Sokhom - Sokhom Syndrome - Tues 16 - Sat 20, 8:30pm, Fringe Bar

Molly tells the story about her bizarre trip from America to Cambodia with her parents to meet the half-brother she didn’t know she had.


Polari - Fantabulosa!

Polari is a queer inclusive cocktail party held at a different style-y bar in Wellington on a Friday late in the month. Keep an eye on the facebook page for the next date.

Next: Friday 28 April from 5:30pm at Shady Lady 66 Courtenay Place

Friday drinks at Blondinis

A relaxing gathering every second and fourth Friday upstairs at the Embassy Cinema on Kent Terrace from 5.30 to approximately 7pm. Just come along and look for a likely looking group of women and join us.

Next: Friday 28 April ... skipping Friday 14th 'cos it's Easter

Kapiti lesbians dining out

Potlucks are held on the Kapiti Coast, usually on the first Saturday of the month. Lesbians from any area is welcome to attend - bring a mains or dessert to share, beverage of your choice. Singles and couples are welcome, as are visiting lesbians. The dates and venues are advertised on Leonie's email list.

LILAC has a Kapiti service - bringing books, DVDs etc plus membership forms - to the monthly dinners so that women can join the library and borrow. Check the LILAC website for more information.

Lesbian Overland and Café Club

LOCC is the social walking group for vaguely active lesbians and slightly fitter women. Not a tramping group, but there is one "club" rule: walk some before retiring to a café  more ▶

Next: Sunday 14 May: Mataihaku walk, Raumati Escarpment - great views!

We will meet at Paekakariki train station where locals can provide a short lift to the beginning of the track near Whareroa Farm. The walk takes about an hour each way with great views over Queen Elizabeth II Park and the sea from Mana to Kapiti islands, then a bird's eye view of the ugly new expressway. The grassy track can be slippery if wet. You can choose between another hour's flat walk through QE2 park or a lift back to Paekakariki's Perching Parrott for a coffee. See the map on the Overlanders page

Getting there: Train from Wellington dep 09.15am, arr. Paekakariki 10.00 am; return half-hourly. Service from Waikanae is replaced by a bus from station at 9.30am or 10.00am, takes 15 mins.
Txt Linda 0274 428 563 if you are coming, esp if you can offer a ride from Paekakariki station.

LILAC library

LILAC - the Lesbian Library

LILAC is a lending library for lesbians and queer women with a great selection of books, DVDs and magazines. It is at 187 Willis Street, 2nd floor (flat access from the street, lift). More info on the LILAC website at lilac.lesbian.net.nz including an online catalogue.

LILAC is open:

  • Wednesdays 5.30-7.30 pm
  • Thursdays 11 am-2 pm
  • Saturdays 11 am-2 pm

LILAC @ the Coasters dinners

LILAC has a service at the monthly Kapiti Coasters pot-luck dinners - two collective members go to each dinner laden with books, DVDs, magazines from the LILAC collections. Plus membership forms etc. so that women can join up and borrow. Check the LILAC website for more information, membership forms and the online catalogue.

If you come softly.

LILAC Book Group

The LILAC Book Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the LILAC Library. Tea and coffee are available and there may be cake. Come and join us to share a relaxing evening (re)discovering a range of lesbian literature.

  • next: Wednesday 31 May, 6.30 - 8.00 pm
  • featuring ... song lyrics more info coming soon on the Book Group's webpage

Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekakariki

Next: Friday 19 May, from 5.30 pm
[the 3rd Friday of the month]
If you want to stay for dinner phone Finns and book a place with Sally's group.

Stitch & Butch

A weekly craft group, meeting on Mondays at 6:30pm - 8:00pm Bring along your necessary materials and you are in! And they do yarnbombing!

More information on the group's facebook page

Les Ukes - ukelele lessons

Ukulele lessons in a queer / women's setting. Currently running in Tawa, 7.45pm on Wednesday nights. Taught by Christine White [$15 / person]. Contact sueestreet@actrix.co.nz or 021 435 830. The Les Ukes facebook group has the current chat.

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