Events

Tiharai Aayo



9 November,Kag Tihar: Dipawali kicks off with a puja for the bird of good tidings.

10 November, Kukur Tihar: A puja for man’s best friend.

11 November, Gai Tihar: Worship Laxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, by paying your respects to the cow. 

12 November, Mha Puja: Newars worship themselves in Kathmandu, and elsewhere people pay homage to Gobhardhan, an avatar of Lord Krishna.

12 November, Nhudaya Bhintuna: Welcome the year 1136 in the Newari Calendar.

13 November, Bhai Tika: Sisters worship their brothers to protect them from Yama, the harbinger of death. 17 November, Chhath:

Celebrated by the people of the Maithili-speaking region of Nepal and India, Chhath lasts for four days. On the third day, people worship the setting sun at Rani Pokhari in Kathmandu and on the banks of rivers or lakes in the Tarai.

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

Flash mob, A worldwide Freeze mob/Flash mob in honor of World Kindness Day organised by Life Vest Inside (LVI). 8 November, location and time to be announced Register: www.danceforkindness.com/register

Soongava Screening, VOW Media brings the much-debated ‘Soongava’ to Kathmandu, collaborating with Mitini Nepal. 10 November, 3 to 6 pm Ghar Bar Restaurant, Kathmandu

Shakti, Celebrated artist Kiran Manandhar’s fourth solo exhibition explores the mortal power and divine energy manifested in the female form. Until 10 November, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal

Kathmandu MTB Fest, The ultimate cycling fest with prizes up to Rs 800,000 – both cross-country and downhill. Register: kathmandumtbfest.com 20 to 22 November, Hattiban

Look Back in Anger, John Osborne’s play, directed by Shankar Rijal, portrays the disillusionment among youth in the 1950s/ 5.15 to 7pm, 20 November to 2 December Mandala theatre, Anamnagar

Climate March, Powershift Nepal is organising a climate march in Nepal, as part of a global effort to push negotiators for climate plans towards Paris summit. 29 November, 2pm Register: [email protected]

Photo Kathmandu, Don't miss out on the first edition of this photography festival and its exhibitions, workshops and talks. 3 to 9 November, Patan www.photoktm.com


Dining

Thrilling BBQ



Thrilling BBQ , Choose your own prime meat among fish fillet, pork chop, chicken drumstick to accompany assorted fresh veggies. Rs 1500 per person inclusive of a glass of Carlsberg beer or Coke, every Friday, 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Mandarin Terrace, Everest Hotel, New Baneshwor.

Degaa Resto Lounge, For mouth watering Newari and Indian cuisine. Kumaripati, (01)5008679

Bodhi books & bakes, A quiet, snug place offering a rich collection of cakes and pastries. Maharajganj, 9851193262

Chez Caroline, Authentic ambience, exquisite French food, glorious sunshine and more. Babar Mahal Revisited, (01)4263070

Embers, A large and cosy place that serves a blend of continental and Nepali favourites. Krishna Gali, Pulchok, (01)5534766, [email protected], www.embers-restaurant.com

Manny’s, Head down for some delicious Corn Fritters, Crispy Crunch Potatoes and don’t forget their signature Manny’s Spicy Wings. All served with fine hospitality in an excellent space. Jawalakhel, (01)5536919


Cinemas


Getaways

The end of the universe



The end of the universe, Stay in a family-run hotel that is located atop Mahankal hill. It is believed to be one of the oldest hotels in the area. Mahankal Mandir, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, 9741020969

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 homestay experience. Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Lapsiphedi-3, Jhule, (01)6212399

Balthali Village Resort, A small, cosy retreat with a bird’s eye view of green terrace fields dotted with ochre painted houses. Balthali, Kavre, 9851075818

Waterfront Resort, Head to this eco-friendly resort right in front of Phewa Lake. Sedi Height, Pokhara. (61)466 303/304, 9801166311, [email protected]

Gokarna Forest Resort, Limited offer on two new promotional packages including lavish buffets, spa sessions and stay in their deluxe room. From $100, 5 to 9 April, Gokarna Forest Resort, (01)4451212, [email protected], www.gokarna.net

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, Kathmandu, www.neydohotel.com


Music

Jazzmandu



Jazzmandu, The Biggest Jazz Party in the Himalayas. Visit the Jazzmandu Facebook page to win tickets. 4 to 10 November, all across Kathmandu

Julie Saury, She is back with her magical drum skills. 6 November, Manny's Eatery and Bar Tickets available at Manny's and Dhokaima Cafe

Nepal Music Festival, Nepal’s biggest volunteer-run music and culture festival, includes performances by noted bands and fun activities. 28 November, 12 to 8pm, Bhrikuti Mandap, Pradarshani Marg www.nepalmusicfestival.org

Folk Music Festival, Fifth edition of the International Folk Music Film Festival, learn about music cultures and participate in a contest. 26 to 29 November, Kathmandu

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