For Women, By Women: October 2008
Images Courtesy Lesboa Party (1), Women of Provincetown Innkeepers (2), Ryan Oelke (3), Mariana Couto (4)
Story by Olga Bas
With October rapidly approaching, the forecast is a flood of fun activities for the jet-setting lesbian crowd. To start, the Women of Provincetown Innkeepers present the 24th Annual Women's Week in, you guessed it, Provincetown. From October 10-19th, Women’s Week promises something for everyone with nine days jam-packed of events: see plays and musical performances, attend book readings, dances, and wine tastings along with all the usual Provincetown activities. Highlights include the comedy The Siegels of Montauk by Meryl Cohn, and Dykes on Mics, a comedy night that "Fight[s] Homophobia with Hilarity." Get your ticket to the Performer Showcase and Community Dinner where the Woman of the Year Award will be presented.
If you’re on the west coast, Russian River in Guerneville, CA will be hosting Fabulosa Fest 2008 an arts and music fundraising event Columbus Day (Some Californians would say Indigenous People’s Day) weekend, October 10-12th. Money raised from ticket sales will be donated to LGBT and queer-oriented charities in Guerneville, San Francisco and beyond. The event promises to be a fun-filled extravaganza, complete with live outdoor concerts by Judea Eden, Von Iva and 8 Inch Betsy (and many others), a crafts fair, exhibitions of independent short films by Bay-area women filmmakers, and pool parties featuring the spinning talents of DJs Beyonda, La Niche and many more.
For something a little closer to the earth, hop on a plane to the Womyn's Wyldlife Weekend 2008 inKeanae, Maui. Spread over the weekend of October 10-13th, celebrate nature and meet other like-minded women while enjoying the breathtaking sights of Keanae, located on the north shore of Maui. Hiking, waterfalls and workshops complement the more relaxing massages, games and delicious food, making for an enjoyable and relaxing weekend.
If you’re into the more European lez scene, Portuguese capital Lisbon is proud to present the 2nd Anniversary Lesboa Party on the weekend of October 3, at Pavilhao das Exposições of ISA. The party begins to the DJ stylings of R. Kraft and continues into the night. With the help of female DJs Mariana Couto, Rita Zukt and Tânia Pascoal representing Portuguese electronic music, prepare for a night of drinking, dancing and socializing.
For more information for women who travel, check out our Women's Travel Guide.