What's on in Lesbian Wellington

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Occasional drinks & dinner at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Usually held on the third Friday of the month at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.
Next: Friday 17 July from 5.30 pm

Please phone Finns and add you name to Sally’s table 04 292 8081 or email finnskapiti@xtra.co.nz 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.

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 to approximately 7pm. Just come along and look for a likely looking group of women and join us. Follow on facebook.

Next: Friday 24 July 5:30pm

Polari-Fantabulosa!

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.

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:

Out in the Women's Weeklies.

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.

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. But covid-19 ... not sure if they will happen in the near future

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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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 9 August: Petone foreshore and Hutt riverbank

An easy, flat stroll to shake out the cobwebs along the Petone foreshore from the western end to Hikoikoi Reserve, and then north along the Hutt riverbank. Finishing with coffee at the Dowse gallery and a peek at their current exhibitions including a delicious Lois White painting.
Please bring your lunch and drink and wear clothing appropriate for the day.

Getting there from Wellington:
- catch the 10:05 bus-replacing Hutt train to Petone
- or catch the 9:45 no. 83 bus from Courtenay Place (via Willis St, Lambton Quay) to the stop just before the Petone train station
Cross Hutt Road south of the Jackson St intersection and head south to the beach via Nevis St.
Meet on the Petone foreshore opposite the end of Nevis Street ca.10:30am - see the map on the Overlanders page.
Trip leader is Ellen ph 027 2094004

The Little Boys Room: A Drag King Show.

The Little Boys Room: A Drag King Show

Friday 14 August 8pm @ The Fringe Bar, 28 Allen St.

Welcome to The Little Boys’ Room! Should you feel the need to use the facilities, please direct yourself to The Fringe Bar for a drag king spectacular that’s sure to bring you some sweet relief. This camp and cocky cabaret features some of New Zealand’s finest ... more info and tix on the facebook event page.

Naked Girls Reading 2020.

Naked Girls Reading

Saturday 29 August 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.

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Les Ukes - ukelele lessons

Ukulele lessons in a queer / women's setting. Currently meeting in Tawa or the Hutt - check the Les Ukes facebook group, 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings. Contact sueestreet@actrix.co.nz or 021 435 830.

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.

Meetings suspended for lockdown - join the facebook group for updates.

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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