What's on in Lesbian Wellington

The Drag Kings in Royal Flush.

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 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 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.

  • Wednesday 28 March, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • featuring books by and about Renée ... more info on the Book Group's webpage
Play 'Switzerland' at Circa.

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.

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 ▶

Sunday 8 April: tba

details to come ...

Melissa Etherigde, Sheryl Crow.

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.

Les Ukes - ukelele lessons

Ukulele lessons in a queer / women's setting. Currently running in Tawa, 7.30pm on Teusday 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.

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.

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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