Something-Anything-Nothing,Explore contemporary art by artists Sudeep Balla aka So Deep and Shraddha Shrestha. Drinks, snacks and music on the house. 4 July, 5pm to 8pm, Tings Tea Lounge and Lounge Hotel, Kathmandu, (01) 4414497

PechaKucha Inspire Nepal, A new initiatve by PechaKucha to encourage people all over the world to share their stories and experiences of Nepal in the 20x20 format. 3 July, 6pm onwards, Club25 Hours, Tangalwood, Naxal, Kathmandu

Citizenship debate, Citizenship dialogue with Rita Sah and Subin Mulmi. 3 July, 3pm onwards, Martin Chautari, Thapathali

Heritage ride, Ride 60km on your bicycle through Kathmandu’s historic sites and spread the message of hope as the country starts rebuilding. Funds raised will go towards reconstruction of Kasthamandap. 4 July, 6.30am onwards, Basantapur Darbar Square, 9851074194, 9841729965,

Motherhood, A photo exhibition displaying images of motherhood taken after the earthquake in Nepal. 3 to 4 July, 3pm to 6pm, Mount Kailash Resort, Lakeside, Pokhara, (61)465703,

Ecobriking 101, Learn how to build your own furniture, garden and home from plastic waste and bottles, workshop by Russell Maier, founder of Bring 600ml water bottles and soft plastic materials. 4 July, 2 to 4pm, Bikalpa Art Center, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, 9851147776,Kathmandu Kora, Join hundreds of cycling enthusiasts and ride for 50, 75, or 100 km to raise money for a birthing centre in Pyutar, Lalitpur. 18 July, 6.45am to 4.45pm, ride@,

Kathmandu Kora, Join hundreds of cycling enthusiasts and ride for 50, 75, or 100 km to raise money for a birthing centre in Pyutar, Lalitpur. 18 July, 6.45am to 4.45pm, ride@,

French speak, Admission open for July intake of students at Alliance Francaise in Kathmandu. 16 July to 28 August, Alliance Francaise, (01)4241163, (01)4242832,

Waiting for Hughie, Directed by celebrated Indian director and performance artist, Pranab Mukherjee, the play by Eugene O’Neill features Nepali actors Rajkumar Pudasaini and Aashant Sharma. Till 4 July, 12.30 pm onwards, Theater Village, Uttar Dhoka, Lajimpat, 9808041124,


Dan Ran

Dan Ran, The best Japanese food this side of Bagmati. Try one of the bento boxes with a fresh lemonade. Jhamsikhel, (01)5521027

Dechenling, The place to head to for Bhutanese and Tibetan cuisine, pleasant and spacious garden, also ideal for big gatherings. Thamel, (01)4412158

Black Pepper Café & Pub, Cosmopolitan dining and fancy beverages in a traditional style courtyard. Try the apple sauce pork chops and enjoy the good service. Kopundole Height, Lalitpur, (01)5521897, (01)5536926

Dhokaima Café,Enjoy the summer and chill with indigenous cocktails at the Rukhmuni Bar. Patan Dhoka, (01)5522113,

The Vesper House, Stop by for the best in Italian and all local favourites, in their breezy outdoors seating. Also a great venue for wine connoisseurs. Jhamsikhel, (01) 5548179,

Kathmandu beer, Enjoy a draught’s flavour concentration from a glass, not a can or a bottle. Kathmandu Draught now available at House of Music (9851075172), Irish Pub (01-4416027)and Bunker’s Hill (01-5533571).

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



Park Village Resort

Park Village Resort, Far away from the madding crowd, yet so close to the city. Budhanilkantha, (01)4375280,

The Yellow House, Bed and breakfast for the light traveller. Sanepa, (01)5553869/5522078,

Mum’s Garden Resort, Head out to Pokhara for a peaceful and comfortable stay in beautifully designed cottages at half the price, surrounded by a lush green garden with great views of Phewa Lake and the Annapurna range.Lake Side, Pokhara, (06)1463468,

Gokarna Forest Resort, A forest sanctuary to help you relax and breathe, and also encourages meditation, just a 20-minute drive away from Kathmandu. Gokarna, (01)4451212,


Funk is back

Funk is back, Get your dancing shoes on and and welcome What the funk as they seek to bring the house down. 4 July, 8pm onwards, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur,

Double delight, Trisara offers two great bands, two nights in a row. Dexterous on Friday and Fusion Mantra on Saturday. 3 and 4 July, 8pm onwards, Trisara, Lajimpat, Kathmandu, (01)4410200

Rock on, Enjoy an evening with Robin and the New Revolution. Also try their fresh draught beer. 3 July, Rs 250, 8pm onwards, House of Music, Amrit Marg, Thamel, 9851075172

BAC Live, Nepali folk-classical outfit comprising of table player Nabin Neupane, sitarist Anju Upreti and flutist Durga Prasad Khatiwada performs live. 3 July, BAC Art Cafe, Rs 200, 7pm onwards, Pulchowk, Lalitpur,

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