What's on in Lesbian Wellington

Movie Rebel Dykes.

Movie Rebel Dykes

Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn
Fri 2 Dec 4pm, Sun 4 Dec 7:45pm
Light House Petone, 52 Beach St.
Tues 6 Dec 11am, Fri 9 Dec 3:45pm
Monterey Cinema, Upper Hutt
Tues 6 Dec 11am, Fri 9 Dec 4pm, Sun 11 Dec 8pm

Rebel Dykes is a rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London. The unheard story of a community of dykes who met doing art, music, politics and sex, and how they went on to change their world. Described as a “rousing documentation of anarchic lesbian power set against the backdrop of Eighties England” (Evening Standard).
Part of the Light House British Film Festival

Lesbian coming out meet-up

Lesbian coming out meet-up

Saturday 10 December @ LILAC Lounge, level 2, 187 Willis St.

An event at the LILAC Lounge for women who have recently come out or are thinking about coming out as lesbian to meet in a relaxed and supportive social environment. Pass it on - let your friends know!


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 11 December: Matui Somes Island
A lesbian end of year/solstice meet-up  - Nau Mai Haere Mai!

A walk ... or just a picnic if you prefer ... on the wee island in the middle of Te Whanganui a Tara. For all lesbians and their women friends - not just Overlanders regulars. We will meet at midday at the top information centre to agree a sheltered picnic spot. Then we can walk some more (or not) before returning to Wellington or going on over to Days Bay and returning later from there. Bring your lunch and drink (no café on the island!)

Getting there: catch the 10am (for 'serious' walking or 11am ferry from the city wharf, or 10:40am or 11:40am from Days Bay - see the East by West ferries website for timetables and fares (and check on the morning for any cancellations). Be early at the ticket office on the city wharf as passenger numbers are limited! Fare $12.50 return or gold card.

Trip leader Lainey 027 3039006

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 14 December, 6:15 - 7:30 pm
  • featuring recent New Zealand fiction ... more info on the Book Group's webpage

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 16th December 4:30pm at S&M's, 176 Cuba St.


Occasional drinks & dinner at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Held (usually) on the third Friday of the month at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.
Next: Friday 16th December 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.


PRIDE - a Concert by the Joyful and Pride Collective

Sunday 22nd January 4pm @ St Peter's Hall, Paekākāriki

A concert exploring the remarkable musical and personal journey of harmonica virtuoso Coral Trimmer.
It was one of the events postponed when covid returned to the village and has now been rescheduled. See the Paekākāriki Pride facebook page for details about swapping tickets. Or buy your tickets at Paekākāriki Pride Fruit Supply or eventfinda

Tár. Tár.

LILAC movie fundraiser  - Tár

Sunday 29 January 2023, 6pm
Light House Cuba, Wigan St.

Come and join LILAC and friends for a special fundraiser

The international world of classical music viewed through a famed conductor’s preparations to record Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 might seem like rarefied subject matter, strictly for highbrow aficionados. But Tár is a mesmerizing character study, its fine-grained details extending with needling precision into the shadowy recesses between its oblique scenes. The key talking point will be Cate Blanchett’s astonishing performance — flinty, commandingly self-possessed and ever so slowly splintering under pressure. (Holywood Reporter)

Tickets $20 - see the LILAC website for details. Running time 158 min.


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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