What's on in Lesbian Wellington


Occasional drinks & dinner at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Held (usually) on the third Friday of the month at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.
Next: Friday 19 August from 5.30 pm

Please phone Finns and add you name to Sally’s table 04 292 8081 or email finnshotel2021@hotmail.com and book a seat at Sally's table by Thursday 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, usually on a Friday, sometimes late in the month. Keep an eye on the facebook page for more info.

Next: Friday 19 August 5pm at Hashigo Zake, basement, 25 Taranaki St.


Quiz night at LILAC Friday August 26th, 7-9:30pm

Gather your lezzie friends for a fun night out.

- Teams of 4 or register individually and we’ll put you into a team
- $20 per team, or $5 per person entry
- Nibbles provided, BYO drinks
- Last Monster Yummy raffle ticket sales before we do the live draw

Register your team by emailing lilac@lesbian.net.nz

- If you have a team, tell us your team’s name and names of team members
- Just your name if you want to join a team on the night
- Payment: Cash or online (on the night or before). LILAC bank account: Westpac 030502 0030496 00 using your name and "Quiz" as the reference.
- Be in quick! Space is limited in the LILAC Lounge, so we will need registrations before the event

All lesbians welcome.

Note: this is the last opportunity to see the Winter Art Exhibition at LILAC.

Lesbian coming out meet-up

Lesbian coming out meet-up

2pm Saturday 10 September & LILAC Lounge, level 2, 187 Willis St.

Lesbians are welcome to drop in at LILAC for a fun afternoon on Saturday 10 September. Whether you are newly out, have to come out often, or came out a long time ago, we would love to see you. Come along and connect with other lesbians, enjoy our LILAC lounge and eat cake!

LILAC library

LILAC  - Wellington's 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 - try the TinyCat searchable catalogue.

LILAC is open:

LILAC is operating under ORANGE traffic light protocols just like public libraries.

Art and artists.

LILAC's Winter Art Exhibition

The current Winter Art Exhibition in the LILAC Lounge features various local lesbian artists working in a variety of media. Two donated works are being sold by silent auction (running for the duration of the exhibition) & some other works are for sale.

LILAC Book Group.

LILAC Book Group

The LILAC Book Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the LILAC Library. Tea and coffee are available and there may be bikkies. Come and join us to share a relaxing evening (re)discovering a range of lesbian literature.

  • Wednesday 14 September, 6:15 - 7:30 pm
  • featuring young adult fiction ... more info on the Book Group's webpage

Lesbian Overland and Café Club

The Lesbian Overland and Café Club is a social walking group for lesbians and their women friends. Young or not so young, we'd love you to join us. We choose walks from the Wellington region, alternating between Kapiti, Wellington, the Hutt Valley and sometimes the Wairarapa, starting and often finishing in a local café ... more ▶

Next: Sunday 11 September: Kapiti area

... details coming soon


Stitch & Butch

A crafty group that meets on alternate Mondays at Blondinis, upstairs at the Embassy Theatre. Knitting, embroidery, crochet, hand quilting, whatever. BYO project, or just come along for inspiration - there'll be materials to get you started. Check the group's facebook page for more info and dates.

Sapphic Lake.

Sapphic Lake - on demand

A new comic queer ballet based on the Ancient Greek myth of Iphis and Ianthe.

Sapphic Lake was about to open last year when the country went into lockdown. But $$ were raised and a performance was filmed later - and it is available to view on demand from BATS website

It's the Nonbinary Lesbian Ballet of the (12th) Century (BCE)
Gender isn't real - but love is.
When ancient Greek enby cutie Iphis finds themself in love with the babe next door Ianthe, a family secret threatens their cottagecore romance.
Luckily the Goddexxes are on their side.

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.

LILAC has a Kāpiti 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.

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