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
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.
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
Txt Linda 0274 428 563 if you are coming, esp if you can offer a ride from Paekakariki station.
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.
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
Social media groups
- Aotearoa New Zealand Queer Herstories on facebook
- NZ Lesbians Social Group - chat, social events, cat pictures ...
- Femme Club - social events for femmes and friends.
- Hutt/Wellington social group for lesbian & bisexual women - a social space for organising/advertising events such as pool, pub quizes, dinners at cafés, potlucks, walks, movie nights
- New Zealand lesbian and bisexual
- Proud Mary
- 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