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 2 October from 5.30 pm @ at The Ballroom, 68 Courtenay Place - Pool Night - facebook event page
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.
Blondini's drinks at Scotty & Mal's
A relaxing gathering usually held every second and fourth Friday of the month, at Scotty and Mal’s, 176 Cuba St from 5.30. Just come along and look for a likely looking group of women and join us. Follow on facebook.
Next: Friday 9 October 5:30pm
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 ... creaking back into action more ▶
Sunday 11 October: Cannon Point from Totara Park
This is a moderately demanding walk on a well formed track, in the hills to the north west of Upper Hutt. It is 10 km long and passes through private land (no dogs) and the Akatarawa forest. Highlights include native bush, the historic Birchville Reservoir and spectacular views of the Hutt Valley ... more.
Meet outside the Wellington railway station at 9:30am to car pool - let
the leader know if you need a lift or can offer one from there.
OR by car, turn left off SH2, River Road, into Totara Park, go straight ahead at the 1st roundabout; at 2nd roundabout go into the carpark on the left. We will meet there ca.10am
Bring lunch, snacks and drink in your backpack, dress for the weather, and wear sturdy sneakers or boots. Bring a walking stick if you find it helpful.
Trip leader Lainey 027 3039006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Occasional drinks & dinner at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki
Usually held on the third Friday of the month at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.
Next: Friday 16 October from 5.30 pm
Please phone Finns and add you name to Sally’s table 04 292 8081 or email email@example.com and book a seat at Sally's table if you intend staying for dinner. It is a busy place and helps the staff if they can reserve the right sized table.
Stay Gold Ponyboy
Friday 23rd October from 7pm @ S&Ms
Stay Gold Ponyboy is an LGBTQIA+ event focussed on bringing local top-notch DJs,
dancers & performances amidst an atmosphere centred from the divine feminine.
Every month they will feature a different genre of music and a guest DJ hosted by DJ Panda. This month they're bringing you 'dirty electro' courtesy of guest DJ Dyslektrk. Come get your sexy on at the S&M's Basement. Gold coin entry!
Naked Girls Reading
Saturday 24 October 8pm @ The Fringe Bar, 28 Allen St.
This year, everyone’s favourite nude, rude and beloved cult cabaret will be bringing not one but FIVE delicious original editions to the infamous Fringe Bar in 2020. They've gathered some of the city's finest whip-smart sluts and hussies to read a dizzying variety of literature ... More info and tix on the facebook event page
Find more Hugo Grrrl events at bit.ly/2N8erzQ
COVEN - a Party for Women & Gender Minorities 2020
Saturday 14 November 8pm @ Ivy Bar, 49 Cuba St
Gather around the cauldron, witches, because COVEN is back.
It's a sapphic seance, a butch bewitching, a homosexual hexing. COVEN is a big queer party for for women and gender minorities, featuring devilishly good music, delicious potions and spellbinding socializing all night. It’s a gathering; a space to relax, bond, cast a curse or two or dance up a storm for the goddesses. So come make some magic with us in 2020 at Ivy. You’ll be charmed, we're sure ... more on facebook.
Les Ukes - ukelele lessons
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.
Social media groups
Suddenly the place to be ...
- lgbtqi+ Out & About Wellington for letting non-straight women know what's on in Wellington and surrounds
- Wellington Rainbow Families
- Aotearoa New Zealand Queer Herstories
- NZ Lesbians Social Group - lots of chat ...
- LEZconnect NZ - a safe space for lesbians to share experiences, ask for advice and insight, chat and meet new people
- Femme Club - social events for femmes and friends.
- Hutt/Wellington social group for lesbian & bisexual women
- Lemon Tea Wellington lesbian, bi & mtf trans dining and social group
- 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