Old Patan Yoga

Old Patan Yoga, Explore the less travelled paths of old Patan and learn its history which has influenced the modern practices of Yoga with an expert in Newari culture. The walk includes a Newari lunch. Rs1500, 980-204 5484,,

Journeying for art, Painting exhibition by a promising young artist-Dhwoj Gurung. Till 12 April, Park Gallery, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, (01)5522307,

Losar beats, Enjoy Losar with the thumping beats of DJ Rey 1. Rs499, 19 February, Music Lounge & Bar, Durbar Marg, 981-317-1198

Nippon cinema, A two-day Japanese film fest organised by the Embassy of Japan in association with Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Nepal. 27 and 28 February, Tribhuvan Army Officer’s Club, Tundikhel, (01)4426680,

Bal Sahitya Mahotsav, The first ever Children’s Literature Festival in Nepal, aiming at providing an interactive opportunity for families to appreciate the power of reading. 28 February to 1 March, 9am to 5pm, Rato Bangala School, Patan Dhoka, (01) 5534318,

Photography grant, Nepali photographers are invited to apply for a Rs.100,000 grant to produce an in-depth work on social, political, and other issues related to climate change. Deadline 28 February,, (01)5013501,

Indo-Nepal, A joint exhibition by Nepali artists from Banaras Hindu University Till 18 February, 11am to 5pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited, (01)4218048,

Curation 101, A workshop with curator Veerangana Solanki to discuss the role of a curator through dedicated material on exhibition design and documentation. 20 to 24 February, Siddhartha Arts Foundation, 984-951-9933,

10 minutes drama, An innovative concept giving an opportunity to theatre aficionados and people with no theatrical backgrounds to showcase their artistic potential. 22 to 28 February, Sarwanam Theater, Kalikasthan, (01)4011027,

Laramie Project, A docudrama telling the story of Matthew Shepard, an American student who was beaten, tortured and left to die, near Laramie, Wyoming because he was gay. Rs500, 28 February to 15 March, Theatre Village, Lazimpat, 980-804-1124,

Vive le cinéma, Three French movies around an eclectic program for children and adults. 21 February, 10.30am, Alliance française of Kathmandu, Tripureshwor, (01)4241163,

Tibetan Losar, Tibetans celebrate the Year of the Goat with various rituals performed in the country. Bodnath becomes a livelier place as many flock to worship at the stupa. 19 February, Bodnath, Boudha


Happy Hours

Happy Hours, Buy one, get one free on regular spirits, house wines & domestic liquors with live band. Every day, 4pm to 7pm, The Corner Bar, Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat, (01)4411818,

Barista Lavazza, The Valley’s best European inspired coffee-culture cafes serves excellent mochas and lattes, don’t forget to try their grilled chicken sandwich. Jawalakhel, (01)4005123, barista.

Manny’s coffee Try delicious coffee blends at Manny’s coffee lounge. Manny’s Eatery and Tapas Bar, Jawalakhel, (01)5536919,

Fuji Bakery, Tucked in Chakupat, this bakery offers homemade goodies like apple pie, pain au chocolat and banana cake. Chakupat, Lalitpur, (01)5543678

Rainbow trout, Enjoy a savory fresh cold-water Rainbow trout with a glass of house wine and a steamy bowl of hot soup. 4pm to 10.30pm, The Olive Garden, Radisson Hotel, (01)4411818,

Kasi, Spread out over a large terrace overlooking Phora Darbar, Kasi offers a delectable plate of Newari delicacies. Durbar Marg, 985-103-9748

Fire&Ice, For the best Italian in town. Thamel, (01)4250210

Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Try the Kung Pao Pork if alone and the Mai Cao if with company. Lakeside, Pokhara



Gokarna Forest Resort

Gokarna Forest Resort, A numinous paradise that relaxes your breathing and encourages meditation, just a 20-minute drive away from Kathmandu Gokarna, (01)4451212,

Buddha Maya Gardens Hotel, Add value to your travel in Lumbini with a stay at probably the best hotel in the area. Lumbini, (71)580220, 980-103-3109,

Last Resort, Canyoning, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking, bungee jumping – test your limits at the Last Resort. Bhotekosi, Sindhupalchok, (01)4700525,

Mango Tree Lodge, Culture walks, rafting in the Karnali, wildlife exploration, and jungle safari at the Bardia National Park. Bhetani, Bardia, (084)402008,

Mum’s Garden Resort, Head out to Pokhara for a peaceful and comfortable stay in these beautifully designed cottages surrounded by a lush green garden with great views of Phewa Lake and the Annapurna range. Lake Side, Pokhara, (061)463468,

Valentine’s Day

Hyatt Regency’s Package, A lineup of promotional romance packages, spa experiences, and dining options to celebrate the Month of Romance. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Boudha, (01)4491234,,

Radisson’s Valentine, Romantic candle lit BBQ dinner amidst crackling bon fire at the Terrace Garden with love songs or join The Corner Bar’s party with DJ playing the most romantic numbers. Rs2999 / Rs1499, 14 February, 6.30pm, Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat, (01)4411818,

Fall in love again, Embark on a romantic 2 nights’ stay at the Deluxe Villa for two into the lushness of Chitwan in the heart of the jungle to rekindle that spark. The package includes a 30-minute couple’s massage. Rs24999 per couple full pension, 13 to 15 February, Kasara Resort, (01)4437571,

Soul food, A 5-course meal for couples with complementary drinks, with a live band Pat & His mates lightening up your gastronomic senses. 14 February, The Tulip, Tangal, 01-4413933,

Shangri-La’s Valentine, Melt your beloved’s heart with a delightful romantic dinner, including a glass of Kir Royal or Valentine Love Mocktail, with a live performance by Ciney Gurung. Rs1800 for singles, Rs3500 for couples, 14 February, 7 pm, the Lost Horizon Café, Hotel Shangri-La, Lazimpat, (01)4412999, |

Selfie Contest, Take a picture with your beloved and send it to Kartmandap. Couple with the most likes will win two movie tickets with dinner at Cine de Chef. Till 14 February, 984-103-4179,,

Spirited cocktails, Live gig by Spirit-X and buy one get one free on cocktails for couples. 14 February, 7.30pm, La Grange, Thamel, 981-825-8855

Acoustic Valentine, Canadian singer-songwriter, Piper Hayes, will set the amourous mood with her soulful acoustic numbers. 14 February, 8pm, House of Music, Thamel, 985-107-5172,

Valentine’s rose, A free rose and a free glass of hot mulled wine followed by a free Irish coffee on Valentine’s Day in a balloon-filled dining room. 14 February, K-too Beer and Steakhouse, Thamel, (01)4700043.

Valentine’s Cake, Choose a token of love for your valentine from the selection of exquisite cakes. The Pastry Shop, Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat, (01)4411818,


Bob Dylan night

Bob Dylan night, Prominent band of the late nineties, Flower Generation, comes back to pay tribute to one great figure of music, Bob Dylan. 25 February, 7.30pm, La Grange, Thamel, 981-825-8855

Album launch, The Nepali rock band, Monkey Temple, launches its third self-titled album during a live concert. 27 February, 7pm, La Grange, Thamel, 981-825-8855

Newaz live, One of oldest bands from Kathmandu mixes blues, punk and grunge to rock the night. 20 February, 7.30pm, La Grange, Thamel, 981-8258855

Afro-Caribbean grooves, Cadenza Collective celebrates the Black History Month 2015. There will also be a special West African drumming session in between the sets. Rs300, House of Music, Thamel, 985-107-5172,

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