What's on in Lesbian Wellington

Movie 'Same but Different'.

Movie Same but Different

Friday 24th May 8:40pm & Sat 25th May 3pm @ Monterey Cinema, 68 Queen St, Upper Hutt

Produced by RAW Productions, Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story follows Rachel, a single working Grey Lynn mum, who breaks a three-year spell of singledom to pursue her escalating feelings for Nikki, whom she meets at a Maori film festival. Things don’t go according to plan, with Rachel’s awkward first romantic attempts fumbling into a sequence of embarrassing events, and her ex-lover, Rob, turning up. With all hope gone, it’s Rachel’s humanitarian efforts that eventually grab Nikki’s attention, and the two finally connect. Based on Kiwi-Samoan writer/director Nikki Si’ulepa's and producer Rachel Aneta Wills’ journey in pursuit of true love ... read the reviews

The film premiered at The Civic on May 4th to an overwhelmingly positive response, and if there are enough bums on seats on Friday there will be another screening.

Anji K 'Before, During & After'.

'Before, During & After' ...

That's the name of Anji. K's new show. Atlast (due to increased public interest) she's doing a show with nothing but her own songs - Lesbian love, laughter, life ...

17th July 7pm, Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St

Tickets $15.00 + fee from eventfinda.co.nz
No door sales, limited seats available. Be quick!

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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

Retro Lesbian Cards Exhibition

LILAC's current art exhibition is a display of lesbian and feminist postcards, greeting cards and cartoons - both from New Zealand and overseas - a collection owned by Sue A. Visit LILAC during opening hours is view the exhibition - it is stunning.

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LILAC Book Club.

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.

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Fat Girls* Dance Club

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm, Te Auaha, NZ Institute of Creativity, 65 Dixon Street

Fat Girls* Dance Club is exactly what it say: it’s a space to move joyfully, sweat, laugh and learn in an environment that celebrates and accommodates fat bodies. The first block of seven ninety-minute classes runs until 7 August at Te Auaha dance studios. All classes are upbeat, entry-level, educational and run by fellow fat babes. More information and tickets on Eventfinder.

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Kāpiti lesbians dining out

Potlucks are held on the Kāpiti 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.

LILAC has a Kāpiti 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.

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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 14 June

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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 9th June: City to Sea

Meet 10am in front of the Wellington Railway Station, first coffee stop possibly the Rose Gardens, then Aro Street via the University, then along the town belt to Newtown then Berhampore. In Berhampore from 1-3pm there is a working bee at one of the reserves, Manawa Karioi, which is above the Tapu Te Ranga Marae. Plan is to finish with the opportunity to join the working bee or decamp back to town by No 1 bus.
Dress for the weather incl "sensible shoes" and bring lunch and drink in your backpack
Trip leader: Lainey 027 3039006

Future walks:
  Sunday 14th July: Either Nikau walks from Paraparaumu or (if its too muddy) Whararoa Farm Park tracks from Paekakariki.
  Sunday 11th Aug: Hutt Eastern hills ridgeline, from Whites Line East (Woburn) to Days Bay
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Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekakariki

Next: Friday 19 June from 5.30 pm
If you want to stay for dinner phone Finns and book a place with Sally's group.

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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.

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Les Ukes - ukelele lessons

Ukulele lessons in a queer / women's setting. Currently running in Tawa, 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings. 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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Lemon Tea - Single Dining

Wellington and districts Single Queer Female Dinner group ... open to all women who love woman and identify themselves as lesbian, bi or transgender. Non discriminatory and non judgemental.
Join the facebook group for more information, or email singles@lesbian.net.nz.

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Naked Girls Reading.

Naked Girls Reading

Saturday 8 June 8pm @ Fringe Bar, 28 Allen St

Naked Girls Reading is exactly what is sounds like! Completely naked women reading literature aloud. It's a sexy book club, a sapphic slumber party, a sumptuous and scandalous event sure to arouse, educate and entertain all at once. Come along to experience the ancient and beautiful art of storytelling ... more on facebook.

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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.

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