What's on in Lesbian Wellington


Malgra Nostalgia Womyn's Dinner & Dance

Saturday 13 Oct from 6pm @ Te Manawa, 326 Main St., Palmerston North

If you enjoyed a womyn’s night at MaLGRA over the past four decades - or wish you had - come join one more night of fun. Dinner from 6pm (bookings essential), dance from 8pm. (Plus 2-5pm Lesbian display and discussion and a sneak peep at the coming exhibition ‘Women Loving Women and Our Tees’).

More information including bookings on the facebook event page or email TheSpaceMaker@inspire.net.nz

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 September, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • featuring kid's picture books - the ones we didn't have when we were growing up ... more info on the Book Group's webpage

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 September

Naked Girls Reading.

Naked Girls Reading - the Occult Edition!

Sat 13 October 8pm, Fringe Bar, 26 Allen St.

Lick your lips, dampen your napkins and prepare for the veritable feast that is Naked Girls Reading: The Food Edition! More info and tix at eventfinda

Naked Girls Reading: The Women of History Edition!

Sat 30 November 8pm, Fringe Bar, 26 Allen St.

Ahoy, adventurers! Get ready to burn your bras, brandish your breakthroughs and blast off for this scandalous literary expedition. More info and tix at eventfinda

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.

Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekakariki

Next: Friday 19 October, from 5.30 pm - This is the Rainbow Meet & Mingle, part of Paekakariki Pride Festival
If you want to stay for dinner phone Finns and book a place with Sally's group.

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 14th Oct: Kapiti coastal walk

Meet up at Coastlands carpark near the underpass to Paraparaumu railway station at 10.45 am. An easy flat walk along the shared bike path to Raumati Beach, down the beach to Queen Elizabeth Park, then choose path or beach to Paekakariki. Views of Kapiti, Mana and maybe the South Island. About 3 hours walking. Coffee at lesbian-owned Perching Parrott. Trains/buses back to Paraparaumu or Wellington every half hour.
Wear walking shoes, and bring your lunch and drink, and maybe a parka if the weather forecast is a bit squiffy.
Getting there Catch the 9.44am Kapiti Line train (to Waikanae), arr. 10.38am. Hutt women note that the 9am train from Upper Hutt arrives in Wellington just after the Kapiti train leaves - so either catch the 8:30am train from Upper Hutt (8:55 at Waterloo), or take a bus.
Trip leader Linda 0274 428 563 - text if you are coming


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.

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.

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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