What's on in Lesbian Wellington

LILAC Fair 2023.

Saturday 1st April, 10.30am-3pm
Thistle Hall (293 Cuba St.)

LILAC are holding a Fair, as a fund raiser for LILAC and also an opportunity for the community to gather and socialise. Stalls will have second-hand books for sale, arts and crafts, bric a brac, food, raffles, succulents and more. Lesbian and Women’s groups are also hosting information stalls.

Please bring CASH

This event is open to the public, so please come along and support us.

Download the Fair poster - share the facebook event page.

LILAC Library will be closed on Saturday 1st April


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 ▶

Sunday 16th April: Waikanae river walk

Meet at the front of the Wellington Railway station at 9am to car pool to Waikanae, or catch the 9:14 train.
We will meet opposite the Waikanae railway station about 10:20am - the 9:14 am train from Wellington arrives at 10:14 am. [Buses may replace trains from Wellington - we'll keep an eye on this.]
We walk from the station to the river, follow it downstream to the lower footbridge, Otaihanga Park and the beach. Then back upstream on the south bank to complete the loop, and to Sylvia's house for afternoon tea. An easy flat walk - boots not needed ... unless it's muddy.
Bring lunch or snacks and water. Dress for the weather.
Txt Syliva 021 744485 if you are coming, or Ellen 027 2094004 for car share from Lower Hutt

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 level 2, 187 Willis Street (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 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 12 April, 6:15 - 7:30 pm
  • featuring books by and about sporty dykes ... more info on the Book Group's webpage
Lesbians do Lunch at LILAC.

Lesbians do lunch @ LILAC

Thursday 19th April 11am-2pm

This is a new event on LILAC's monthly calendar - the Third Thursday of the month. Drop in to the LILAC Lounge at 187 Willis St. with your lunch for a natter - tea and coffee provided.


Femmes & Thems comedy

Friday 21th April 8 pm @ The Fringe Bar

A fine line-up of women, non-binary, & gender non-conforming funny folk. Featuring the best non-male performers on the comedy scene joining forces to bring the funnies to your Friday nights!
Produced by Wellington whirlwind producer Creatif Kate.
More on eventfinda - tix without dinner $25 plus fee. Follow on facebook


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.


Occasional drinks & dinner at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Held (usually) on the third Friday of the month at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.
Next: Friday 21st April from 5.30 pm

Please phone Finns and add your [first] name to Sally’s table 04 292 8081 or email finnshotel2021@hotmail.com and book a seat at Sally's table.

The Sapphic Affair ball

The Sapphic Affair Ball

Saturday 3rd June 7pm @ Naumi Studio Hotel, 213 Cuba Street

A ball for sapphic-minded people! Held in the queer capital of the world, Wellington, there aren't many other events like this! The ball is to be held in June 2023, and the theme is the authentic self! There are only 170 tickets available so get in quick!

Tickets $83.50 (incl. fee) on eventfinda. Follow on facebook

Lads Lads Lads  - a Drag King Show

Friday 14th July 8 pm @ The Fringe Bar

Are you ready for a boisterous band of bros? A hefty helping of handsome heirs?! A smorgasbord of sweaty studs?!
Then grab the gang and head down to Fringe Bar on March 25th for Lads Lads Lads: A Drag King Show, and prepare yourselves for the most delightful, most glittery, most wholesome masculinity you ever did see (there will be no hazing here!) Tickets from $20. More on facebook.

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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