Trans-Himalayan, Chinese artist Zhao Jianqiu’s ink wash paintings on Nepal and China celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Opens 11 October, 6pm, Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal, (01)4218048, 4433930, [email protected]

The Pump, Test your fitness level in a variety of competitions at Nepal’s first cross-training facility and win attractive prizes. 3 October, 2pm onwards, Gyanmandala building, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur

Home Sick Blues II, The second edition of the exhibit features more works from Danish artists Anders Brinch, Christian Finne, Jon Stahn and Melou Vanggard. Opens 9 October, 5pm, Tings Tea Lounge, Lajimpat, Free entry

Help rebuild, A special fund-raising print sale to contribute towards the rebuilding of heritage sites in Patan by Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT)

Retelling history, Lecture by NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, co-founder of Nepal Picture Library and founder of Organised by Cultural Studies Group of Nepal. 9 October, 9.30am, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, entry Rs 400 (non-members).

Pink rally, A walkathon to raise awareness on breast cancer and breast self-examination. 10 October, 7am, Walk starts from Patan Darbar Square and ends at Ideal Model School,, 9841467697

Hemp exhibit, A wide range of hemp products on display. 9 and 10 October, 11am to 9pm, Patan Museum, Lalitpur, 9841430679

Wholeness, Artist Puran Khadka whose work is a meditative abstraction full of spiritual awakening exhibits his paintings. Till 30 October, Park Gallery, Pulchok, (01)5522307, [email protected]

Quake photobook, Nepal425 launches a crowd-sourcing drive for printing a coffee table book featuring 700 pictures of the earthquake. All proceeds from the sales will go to quake-affected.

Art market, As a prelude to Photo Kathmandu, the first ever photography festival happening in November in Nepal, this month’s art market is dedicated to the art of photography. With live music by Kanta Dab Dab. 3 October, 12 to 4pm, The Yellow House, Sanepa, Lalitpur, [email protected]

Farmers’ market, The biggest gathering of local producers in the Valley selling organic produce, dairy products, artisanal bread and pastries and home-made goodies. 8am to 1pm, Le Sherpa, Lajimpat, every Saturday, (01)4006587, 9802028777

Nepal Cup 2015, A charity football tournament to raise funds to rebuild quake-affected schools in Nepal and promote the country as a tourist attraction. 2 to 4 October, Dasarath Stadium, Tripureshwor, [email protected],


Hannah’s Cafe,

Hannah’s Cafe, A low-key cafe serving excellent breakfast. Dhobhighat, Lalitpur

Bodhi Books and Bakes, This newly opened cafe offers a rich collection of cakes and pastries and good books. Maharajgunj, 9851193262

Taza, An excellent Middle-Eastern restaurant serving succulent kebabs and shawarmas. Pulchowk, (01)5541592, 9860960177

Coffee, cake and wine, A monthly event by coffee, on offer are coffee, wines, cheese and pastries. 3 October, 2pm to 7pm, Gyanmandala, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur

Maan nam, Enjoy a nice cuppa coffee in the lush garden or try out your golfing skills. Naxal

Big Daddy, A zippy new place that serves mostly burgers and steaks. Thamel, near Himalayan Java.



Festive Shangri-La

Festive Shangri-La, Three days, two nights in a deluxe room, complimentary breakfast and one free meal, lots of discounts on other services. Rs 6999 nett per person on twin sharing basis, till 31 October, Shangri~La Village Resort, Pokhara, (01)4420252, (01)412999, [email protected]

Relax at Hyatt, Enjoy a one-night stay at the five-star for only Rs 9,999++. Package includes a complimentary breakfast for two, spa access. (Only for Nepalis and local residents) Boudha, (01)4491234, [email protected],

Dasain at Rupakot, Packages start from Rs 6,000++ . Rupakot, Kaski, (01)4004687, [email protected]

100-day package, Soaltee Crowne Plaza in collaboration with Nepal Airlines has launched attractive casino packages for Indian tourists. Packages start at Rs 19,000++ and includes accomodation, return air fare, buffet meals, sight-seeing trips. Tahachal, Kathmandu, (01)4273999,


Ankit Tiwari Live

Ankit Tiwari Live, Popular Bollywood singer comes to town for the first time. 3 October, 3 to 8pm, Jawalakhel Football Grounds, Lalitpur, Tickets Rs 500/Rs 1,500/Rs 3,000

The Latination, India’s reputed Latin jazz outfit brings you festive sounds from salsa and rumba to modern jazz, and Afro-Latin rhythms. 9 October, 7.30pm, Alliance Francaise, Teku Road, Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, (01)4241163

Gharana Music Festival A one-of-a-kind international classical music festival organised by the Gharana Music Foundation (see page 13). 5.30 to 8.30 pm, 8 to 11October, Hotel Yak and Yeti, Darbarmarg,

Jazzmandu, The 13th edition of Kathmandu Jazz festival. 4 to 10 November,

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