The Drag Kings in Royal Flush
21 - 24 March, 8pm @ Fringe Bar, Allen St
These jokers are wild! Fun, fruity and frolicsome, there’s nothing straight about ‘The DragKings’. Piss-taking, gender-faking and the odd bit of homage-making is what this troupe excell at. This brand NEW comedy cabaret from Wellington’s original drag king troupe will leave you in a right royal flush. ... more on the Fringe Festival website. Tickets on sale now.
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 23 March
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 23 March from 5:30pm at Eva Beva 35 Dixon St
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 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.
- Wednesday 28 March, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
- featuring books by and about Renée ... more info on the Book Group's webpage
Switzerland at Circa
Switzerland is about celebrated crime writer Patricia Highsmith who is living hidden away in the Swiss Alps and refusing to contact her publishers who are urging her to write another in the best-selling Ripley series. A mysterious young man appears unannounced. Will her love of fictional murders become a dangerous reality? What first appears to be a standard cat-and-mouse game soon becomes a dance to the death. Who is the cat and who is the mouse? And ... who will make it out of Switzerland alive?
A chilling and sometimes hilarious two-hander exploring the final chapter in the life of Patricia Highsmith. (Carol, The Talented Mr Ripley, Strangers on a Train)
Starring Catherine Downes and Simon Leary
Directed by Susan Wilson and with music by Gareth Farr
Visit the Circa website for your tickets - the season runs until 14 April.
Sally interviewed actress Catherine Downes about the play and Patricia Highsmith on Lesbian Radio on 25 March - listen to the podcast [interview begins a few minutes in].
Joanna Murray-Smith, author of Switzerland, was interviewed by Kim Hill on National Radio on Saturday morning.
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 via Leonie's email list.
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 ▶
Sunday 8 April: tba
details to come ...
Melissa Etheridge & Sheryl Crow concert
Thursday 12 April, TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf
Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge, will perform in a double headlining tour across New Zealand in April 2018. Tickets on sale now through Ticketek and Ticketmaster. More info on eventfinda.
Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekakariki
Next: Friday 20 April, 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 and Butch
A group of fun supportive queer folk who enjoy being crafty with yarn (while
yarning craftily). Their creations adorn bike stands and bollards around the CBD and
they are always preparing for their next splash of colour to brighten our city.
They meet Mondays, 6-8 pm at at St Andrews on the Terrace in the Rainbow Room on the second floor. Cost – koha.
Bring along your own project – their knowledge can solve many problems, or contribute
to their collective work. Or come just for some friendly company and a cup of tea (sometimes
there is even cake!)
They welcome donations of wool, yarn or thread. And they can find ways to recycle clothes and kitchen excess when you de-clutter. ... check their facebook page.
Social media groups
- Aotearoa New Zealand Queer Herstories on facebook
- NZ Lesbians Social Group - lots of chat ...
- Femme Club - social events for femmes and friends.
- Hutt/Wellington social group for lesbian & bisexual women
- New Zealand lesbian and bisexual
- Rainbow families NZ - a friendly forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents, prospective parents, and their families
- plus a list of LGBTQ groups on our Rainbow page