What's on in Lesbian Wellington

Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.

Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Pub drinks/dinner, usually on the third Friday of the month ... but
next: Friday 13 December from 5.30 pm

Please phone Finns and add you name to Sally’s table 04 292 8081 or email finnskapiti@xtra.co.nz if you intend staying for dinner. It is a busy place and helps the staff if they can reserve the right sized table.

Polari-Fantabulosa!

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: end of year Polari drinks Friday 20 December from 5:30pm at S&Ms, 176 Cuba 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:

LILAC will close over the holiday break ... the last opening for the year will be on Thursday 19 December. The library will reopen on Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Out in the Women's Weeklies.

Out in the Women's Weeklies - exhibition at LILAC

The current exhibition at LILAC is clippings from Sue Alexander's collection that illustrate some of the ways in which Lesbians have been portrayed in the "straight" print media, mainly in popular magazines over the period from early 1983 to December 2013. Some stories are outrageous, others more modest. You'll be sure to find a snippet or several that resonate with your own experiences.

Lesbian Overland and Café Club

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

Sunday 12th January: Polhill Reserve from Aro Street

The Polhill Reserve loop walk starts at the small grassed area on Aro Street just before Holloway Road. See the City Council or Run Wellington web pages for more information about the walk.
Bring your lunch and drink, and dress for the weather. Dogs must be on leads.

We will assemble at the Aro Café from 10am and then at the start of the walk ca. 10:30.
Catch the 9:30am no 25 Aro Valley-Highbury bus from the railway station.
Trip leader: Marnie 027 9017358

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.

Friday drinks at Blondinis

Blondinis is taking a break until February.

A relaxing gathering every second and fourth Friday (usually) 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.

Les Ukes - ukelele lessons

Ukulele lessons in a queer / women's setting. Currently meeting in Tawa or the Hutt - check the Les Ukes facebook group, 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings. Taught by Christine White [$15 / person]. Contact sueestreet@actrix.co.nz or 021 435 830.

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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