Coven: A Party for Women and Gender Minorities

Where: Ivy Bar and Cabaret, 49 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $13.33 ($13.00 + $0.33 fees)
  • Last Chance Tickets: $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
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Listed by: Hugo Grrrl

… something wicked this way comes.

Gather around the cauldron, witches, because COVEN is back.

It’s a sapphic seance, a butch bewitching, a homosexual hexing. COVEN is a big queer party for for women and gender minorities, featuring devilishly good DJS, delicious boozy potions and spellbinding live music from some of Aotearoa’s best aural enchanters. It’s a gathering; a space to relax, bond, cast a curse or two or dance up a storm for the goddesses. So come make some magic with us this September and November at Ivy. You’ll be charmed, I’m sure.

Tickets a lucky $13 on Eventfinda or $15 on the door.

Our September show stars RANDA! Details below.

COVEN is a party for queer women and gender minorities. If those words don’t describe you, we kindly ask that perhaps you consider not attending this event. Let’s keep this night a safe, inviting community event for those who need it. Please get in touch with any questions or queries.

A ‘Cloak Check’ will be available to keep your robes, brooms and paraphernalia safe throughout for just $2.

The COVEN doors open at 8pm, our musical guests go live at 9.30pm and the spell ends at 11pm when we open up the bar to the general public again. Please note that doors go one-way from 9pm so make sure you arrive before then! You’re of course welcome to leave and return, but may just need to queue to re-enter after the 9pm cut-off.

Make sure to follow Hugo Grrrl for updates on our bi-monthly COVEN events throughout 2019 as well as a host of other exciting and affordable local queer gigs.

Graphic Design by Pip Clark.



Our September 14th edition stars:
Mainard Larkin is a rapper, performer and oddball based in Auckland, New Zealand. After graduating high school and realising he had no friends, Larkin began writing bedroom projects under the name Randa. Whether rhyming about favourite home cooked dishes, Neopets or navigating life as a non-binary trans person, they’ve been winning over hearts ever since the drop of debut EP, ‘Summer Camp’. Recent releases include songs such as ‘Angel Boy’ and the house influenced tribute to good style ‘Fashion’, which recently hit 100K streams on Spotify. Opening for international artists such as Grimes and Le1f, Larkin’s live performance has proved to be an exciting and authentically captivating extension of an infectious online music persona.

And our November 3rd show stars:
You haven’t heard female rap until you’ve heard Arcee. Arcee, aka Rona Wignall, began rapping when all good rappers do. At birth. A little later (2012) she dropped her first major track ‘Go Hard’. The song has had 10,000 hits (and counting) on youtube and has been dubbed ‘a f*cking mean song’ by many a kiwi hip-hop fan. Arcee has since Supported Ladi6, Scribe and Six60. Last year Arcee got together with Darryl Matthew Suasua and recorded Arcee’s debut album ‘The Arcee LP’ released to the world with a four star review on August 15th.
★★★★ “Providing a refreshing antidote to the insipid hip-pop at present pervading the charts. (Otago Daily Times 2015)

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