Events

Vive le cinéma

Vive le cinéma, Screening of three French movies subtitled in English for both children and adults. 21 February, 10.30am, Alliance française of Kathmandu, Tripureshwor, (01)4241163, [email protected]

Open House, A fun-filled weekend with delicious food and heartwarming music in the company of inspiring social entrepreneurs. 21 February, 8am to 8pm, Pulchowk, 9843241490, [email protected]

Buttons Up, A showcase of organic designer buttons by Shailee Crafts. 21 February, 11am to 5pm, Cuppas Coffee, Putalisadak, 9803406589, [email protected]

Peace poets, The second edition of South Asian Poetry Festival for Peace. 21 February, 1.30 pm, Bansantapur Darbar Square and 22 February, 1:30 pm, Patan Darbar Square, www.southasianpoetry.com

Photography grant, Win Rs 100,000 grant to produce in-depth photographic work on social, political and climate change issues. Applications now open. Deadline 28 February, photocircle.com.np, (01)5013501, [email protected]

Idea Fest, Submit your ideas for community change and get funded to execute them. 21 February, 1 to 4pm, Chakupat, Patan, www.ideafestnepal.wordpress.com

Literature for children, The first ever Children’s Literature Festival in Nepal 21 and 22 February, 9am to 5pm, Rato Bangala School, Patan Dhoka, (01) 5534318, www.ratobangala.edu.np

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, [email protected]

Video challenge, A short video contest on the theme ‘Gender Equality in Nepal’ jointly organised by UNDP and UNFPA. Deadline 1 March, (01)5523200, (01)5523880, [email protected][email protected]

Going digital, A crash course on digital filmmaking. 1 to 6 March, Bikalpa Art Center, Pulchowk, (01)5013524, www.bikalpaartcenter.org

Video collective, Artists Anil Subba and Ritesh Maharjan put on a collective performance. 7 March, 4pm, Gallery Mcube, Mitra Marg, (01)5260110, [email protected], www.gallerymcube.blogspot.com

Why volunteer, Shailendra Raj Giri of Mero Job talks about the benefits of volunteering. 7 March, 11am to 1pm, Café & Shop Mitini, Lajimpat, (01)4226471, www.cleanupnepal.org.np

The Laramie Project Directors Deborah Merola and Dyvia Devt bring to stage this famous docudrama by Moisés Kaufman about the story of American Mathew Shepard who was beaten to death in 1998 because of his gay sexuality. The play raises important questions about prejudice, hate, exclusion and draws relevance of the incident to modern Nepal. Produced by One World Theater, the play stars celebrated Nepali theatre artists Rajkumar Pudasaini, Divya Dev, Shanti Giri and Sulakchyan Bharati. Premiere show on 27 February, Rs 2000. Rs 500, 28 February to 15 March, Theatre Village, Lajimpat, 980-8041124, [email protected]


Dining

Eco-café

Eco-café, Opening of Leela’s Eco Cafe, an undertaking of the Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco-Foundation. Live concerts by Rudra Band and Sakchyyam. 28 February, 3pm, Chalnakhel-5, Khahare, 985-043710, [email protected], www. krmef.org

Black Pepper Café & Pub, Cosmopolitan dining and drinking in a traditional style courtyard, try the apple sauce pork chops and enjoy the good service. Kupondole Height, Lalitpur, (01)5521897, www.blackpepper.com

Manny's, Try delicious coffee blends at Manny's coffee lounge. Manny's eatery and tapas bar, Jawalakhel (01)5536919

Vesper Cafe, A quaint outdoor patio good for leisurely weekend brunch. Serves good salads, and steak-wraps. Jhamsikhel, (01)5548179, [email protected]

Dan Ran The best Japanese food this part of town. Jhamsikhel, (01a)5521027


Cinemas


Getaways

Balthali Village Resort

Balthali Village Resort, A cozy retreat with bird’s eye view of green terrace fields dotted with ochre painted houses. Balthali, Kavrepalanchok, (01)4108210, [email protected], www.balthali.com

Neydo Monastery, A monastery and guest house, Neydo is home to many significant religious sites of the great siddhas. Leave your troubles behind and book a room. Pharping, (01)6924606, [email protected], www.neydohotel.com

Temple Tree Resort and Spa, A peaceful place to unwind, complete with a swimming pool, massage parlour and sauna, it’ll be hard to leave the premises once you enter. Gaurighat, Lakeside, Pokhara (061)465819, [email protected], www.templetreenepal.com

Water Front Resort, Birdwatching, paragliding, horse riding, mountain biking, boating: all that you can ask for at this eco friendly resort. Sedi Height, Lakeside, (061)466370, www.waterfronthotelnepal.com

Atithi Resort, A perfect place to stay, nearby pool, massage, sauna, and delicious food of your choice. Shantipatan, Lakeside, Pokhara. (061)466760, [email protected]


Music

Bob Dylan night

Bob Dylan night, Prominent band of the late nineties, Flower Generation, pays tribute to musical icon, Bob Dylan. 25 February, 7.30pm, La Grange, Thamel, 9818258855

Hangover night, International and local DJs come together to create an unforgettable nightlife experience in the city. 20 February, 8pm onwards, Moods studio and lounge, Thapathali, 9801037873, [email protected]

Black history, Two bands celebrate the Black History Month. What the Funk! will be putting on a Funky performance this Friday. Rs 300, 20 February, House of Music, Thamel, 9851075172, [email protected]

Ashish Sinha plays Blues next Thursday. Rs300, 26 February, House of Music, Thamel, 9851075172, [email protected]

Newaz live, One of Kathmandu’s oldest bands mixes blues, punk and Album launch, Nepali rock band, Monkey Temple launches its third self-titled album.

27 February, 7pm, La Grange, Thamel, 9818258855grunge to rock the night. 20 February, 7.30pm, La Grange, Thamel, 9818258855

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