Events

Birdwatch

Birdwatch, A bird watching event organised by Bird Conservation Nepal. 28 February, 7.30 am, Jalvinayak Parking Spot, Chobhar, 9841330576, 9801024777, bcn@birdlifenepal.org , www.birdlifenepal.org

Photography grant, Applications open for a Rs 100,000 grant to produce in-depth photographic work on social, political, and climate change issues. Deadline 28 February, (01)5013501, photocircle.com.np, mail@photocircle.com.np

Online realm, An interactive workshop with UK Curator, Rachel Entwistle to explore curatorial practice online. 28 February, 10am to 1.30pm, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, 9849519933, nischal.oli@gmail.com

Trash-free Tundikhel, Say no to littering in public, join the movement. 28 February, 8am to 10am, Tundikhel, (01)4226471, info@cleanupnepal.org.np, www.cleanupnepal.org.np

Sports movies, A film festival dedicated to sports films. 27 and 28 February, 11am to 5pm, Nepal Tourism Board, Exhibition Road, (01)4256909, mediacenter@ntb.org.np

Lady luck , Send a photo of you and the special lady in your life, with a brief description to gro@clubhimalaya.com.np. Must ‘like’ Club Himalaya on Facebook to qualify. Winner gets free accommodation for a night at Club Himalaya, Nagarkot. Deadline 5 March, (01)4442726/27 gro@clubhimalaya.com.np

Conservation Screening of Pavilion of the Eight Corners: Reconstructing the Chyasilin Mandap in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1987-1990 by Goetz Hagmuler and Niels Gutschow. Rs 400, 27 February, 9.30am, Hotel Shanker, Lajimpat, (01) 4410151, sgninkathmandu@gmail.com

Tangal Wood Estate, The official opening of Tangal Wood Estate. Performances by Circus Kathmandu, DJ Tshering Sherpa and more. 27 February to 1 March, 5pm to 9pm, Tangal, 9851178070, nivida.writeweavers@gmail.com

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, cultural-emb@km.mofa.go.jp

Video challenge, A short video contest on ‘Gender Equality in Nepal’ by UNDP and UNFPA. Videos should be no longer than 4 minutes and can be in any language spoken in Nepal. Deadline 1 March, (01)5523200, (01)5523880, kamal.sigdel@undp.org, schhetri@unfpa.org

Story Telling, Movement, rhythm and music come together in this performance featuring Kathak, Baratnatyam, and Nepali dances. Rs 250 for students, Rs 500, 1 March, 5.30pm to 6.45pm, Army’s Officers Club, Bhadrakali, (01)4015643, sushilaartsacademy@gmail.com

Journeying for art, Painting exhibition by a promising young artist-Dhwoj Gurung. Till 12 April, Park Gallery, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, www.parkgallery.com.np

Going digital, A crash course on digital filmmaking. 1 to 6 March, Bikalpa Art Center, Pulchowk, (01)5013524, bikalpaartcenter@gmail.com, 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, gallerymcube@gmail.com, www.gallerymcube.blogspot.com

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

Call for artists, Local visual artists, sound artists and writers are invited to an open call for residency at Gallery MCube. Deadline 7 March, Gallery Mcube, Mitra Marg, Patan (01)5260110, gallerymcube@gmail.com, www.gallerymcube.blogspot.com

Physical theatre, Learn to use your body as an instrument to tell stories without words in a workshop by theatre director, Nikki Manuputty. Rs 750, from 7 March, 11am to 4pm, SPAK, Ekantakuna, (01)5000101, 9813930688, www.spaknepal.com

Numafung, Screening of the acclaimed Nepali film by Nabin Subba. 27 February, Nepal-Bharat Library, Nepal Airlines Building, New Road Gate, Free entry.

The Laramie Project Directors Deborah Merola and Divya Dev bring to stage the famous docudrama about the story of American Matthew Shepard who was beaten to death in 1998 because of his homosexuality. 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, proceeds go towards funding the play. Rs 500, 28 February to 15 March, Theatre Village, Lazimpat, 9808041124, oneworldtheatreinnepal@gmail.com

Masculism, An exhibition by Gopal Das Shrestha Kalapremi. Till 15 March, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited, (01)4218048


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, 985043710, krishna@krmef.org, www. krmef.org

Social café, An afternoon of music for the opening of Sisters Café & Beauty, a social enterprise promoting equality and dignity to Nepali women through training and employment. 7 March, 3.30pm, Sanepa, Patan, Nepal 44700sisterskathmandu@gmail.com

Lal Durbar Restaurant, Authentic Nepali dinner with cultural shows. Hotel Yak & Yeti, Darbar Marg, (01)4248999, reservation@laldurbar.com

Bhojan authentic, Bhojan – Authentic Nepali cuisine for the satisfied travelers with wholesome 100 % Nepali farm fresh vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes in Radisson’s new wing. Rs 850 and Rs 950 plus taxes, The Coffee Shop, Radisson Hotel, Lajimpat, (01)4411818, outlets@radkat.com.np

Mike’s breakfast, Huge breakfast and an endless supply of coffee amidst a lush garden setting characterise this cafe, popular among tourists and locals alike. Lakeside, Pokhara, (61)520151

Holi buffet, Rangoli, a Holi special lunch buffet, to celebrate the festival of colours. Rs 1400 plus tax per person, 5 March, 12pm to 2.30pm, The Fun Café, Radisson Hotel, Lajimpat, (01)4411818, outlets@radkat.com.np


Cinemas


Getaways

Barahi Jungle Lodge

Barahi Jungle Lodge, The first eco-jungle lodge of Chitwan directly overlooks the Chitwan National Park. Spa, boutique guest rooms, individual and two-in-one private villas, including a suite with a private swimming pool on offer. Andrauli, West Chitwan, (01)4411113, bjl@barahi.com, www.barahijunglelodge.com

Shangri-La Village Resort, Spend your weekend under the shadow of breathtaking mountain views, landscaped gardens, water bodies and a relaxing ambience. Gharipatan, Pokhara,(61)462222, (01)4410051, booking@hotelshangrila.com, www.hotelshangrila.com

Jhule mountain resort, Resting 2050m above sea level, the eco-resort boasts a farmhouse that stretches across a hill covered in fresh pine. Enjoy an organic home stay experience. Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Jhule, (01)6212399, www.jhuleresort.com.np, www.jhuleresort.com

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


Music

Album launch

Album launch, Nepali rock band, Monkey Temple launches its third self-titled album. 27 February, 7pm, La Grange, Thamel, 9818258855

Black history, The final night of Black History Month where Jazz musicians from Kathmandu will pay tribute to Jazz legends like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. Rs 250, 27 February, 8pm, House of Music, Thamel, 9851075172, sanzey@hotmail.com

Promo gig, Progressive rock metal band, Kamero pre-launch their debut album The Absence Paradox with friends, Tumbleweed Inc, Vomiting Snake, Social Nerve and Horny Monks. 28 March, 1pm onwards, Purple Haze Rock Bar, Thamel, 9803719781

Outallectuals collective, A night of electronic bliss with Amin Payne’s hip-hop, ??x???’s ethnofusion, GnirehsT’s chillwave, and Cultivation’s dub. 28 February, 7pm, Places Restaurant & Bar, Thamel, (01)4700413, sanjukun7@gmail.com

Improvise, Improvisation lessons for various instruments facilitated by Manoj Kumar KC and Rajat Rai. Rs 499 pre-registration, Rs 699, 28 February, 11am, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel, foreducationfoundation@gmail.com, www.foreducationfoundation.com.np

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