What's on in Lesbian Wellington

A Comedy Show with Queer Comedians in It!

Friday 16 February 8 pm @ Fringe Bar, Allen St

'A Comedy Show with Good Comedians in It' is back with a special queer edition in celebration of Pride season in Wellington. Catch them on the Friday night of Dank Comedy Week in the New Zealand Fringe Festival (Friday March 16th) with a line-up absolutely brimming with the city's hottest queer, lesbian and non-binary comedy talent! ... more on the facebook event page

Naked Girls Reading: The Pride Edition!

Saturday 17 February 8 pm @ Fringe Bar, Allen St

The show 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 ... more on the facebook event page

The Little Boys' Room

The Little Boys' Room: A Drag King Cabaret

Friday 23 February 8 pm @ The Fringe Bar, Allen St

Welcome to The Little Boys’ Room - direct yourself to The Fringe Bar for a drag king spectacular that’s sure to bring you some sweet relief ... more on the facebook event page

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.

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.

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 @ 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 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 31 January, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • featuring ... a book you have read recently

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 ▶

Next: Sunday 11 February: Hutt Eastern hills, Woburn to Days Bay

Join us for a walk with great views. The track starts at the top of Whites Line East in Woburn. Street parking is available. This is a 4 - 4.5 hour walk with a steep start through the bush up to the ridge; then along the ridge crossing Wainuiomata Rd overbridge along the way, then further along the main ridge track until we turn off the Ferry Rd track which leads us down to Days Bay, where we can have a coffee. See the Regional Council map
Please bring lunch, drink and your walking gear.

Meet at Wellington Station to catch the 9.35am Upper Hutt train, arriving 9.52am at Woburn station.
Meet at the top of Whites Line East circa 10.10am.
Return from Days Bay by bus to Wellington via Lower Hutt and Petone leaving every half hour x:05 and x:35, or at 3 pm by Ferry.
Trip leader is Ellen ph 027 2094004 - please let her know if you are coming, especially if you wish to be met at Woburn Station.

Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekakariki

Next: Friday 16 February, 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.


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 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.

Friday drinks at Blondinis

Friday drinks at Blondinis are taking a break until 9 March

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.

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