It's holiday season and some of the regular social groups are taking a break
Tuesdays at the LILAC Lounge
From January 26, LILAC will be opening on Tuesday evenings from 6pm. The LILAC Lounge will offer more social, and less book-ish activities. They're aiming for a simple, and reasonably predictable monthly rotation. All lesbians welcome
- 26 January: Music jam: voices, Ukes, and whatever women bring to play
- 2 February: Board games: bring your favourite board games and Sue will bring her faves as well
More info on the Tuesdays at the LILAC Lounge page
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
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.
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 14 February: Plimmerton-Cambourne area
We will walk the Camborne Walkway after a wee circuit of the harbourside and if need
be, getting a takeaway coffee. We could stop in at the boatshed then up a hill for lunch,
down to Plimmerton and back to a boatshed for a swim. Not a long walk, but there are lovely
views, swimming opportunities at Plimmerton during the walk and from the boatshed afterwards,
swimming and perhaps kayaking if we hurry to get the tide. You can plan on a return from
Plimmerton if you are rushed as early as 1.30, or later from Mana.
Getting there: catch the 9:44 train from Wellington, 9.30 from Waikanae. We will meet at the Mana railway station at 10.15am.
Trip leader: Lainey 027 3039006 - please txt to say you are coming
See the Overlanders page for the March walk.
Occasional drinks & dinner at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki
Usually held on the third Friday of the month at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.
Next: Friday 19 Febuary 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.
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.
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: tba ... summer breal
Stay Gold Ponyboy
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. Come get your sexy on at the S&M's Basement. Gold coin entry!
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