Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick, Eleven Nepali artists share their perspectives on the current needs of the country through their artworks. Until 27 November, Park Gallery, Lalitpur, (01)5522307,

Mixed Media, Works by Maureen Drdak and Youdhisthir Maharjan on display. Until 9 December, Siddhartha Art Gallery, (01)4218048/4433930,

Ambient Valley Festival, Featuring Nepal’s famous alternative artists and musicians, with live art, music and breathtaking Himalayan views. 27 to 29 November, Shivapuri National Park, 9849513017/9801038501

Climate March, March to push for right climate plans. 29 November, 1pm, starts at Thapathali Bridge. Register:

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

Les Héritiers, Screening of the French film by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar. 3 December, 5.30pm, Alliance Francaise, Teku Road, (01)4242832,

Christmas Bazaar, Shop for gifts from local artisans, enjoy traditional festive biscuits and mulled wine. 13 December, 11am to 6pm, Bikalpa Art Centre, Pulchok, Lalitpur

Farmers’ market, Local producers gather to sell organic vegetables, dairy products, artisanal bread and pastries and home-made goodies. 8am to 1pm, Le Sherpa, Lajimpat, every Saturday, (01)4006587, 9802028777

Critical Mass, A monthly meet-up of cyclists followed by a brief ride. 5.30 pm, 27 November, Basantapur, Kathmandu

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



Mezze, A great atmosphere, friendly staff, and reliably satisfying pizza with a view of the Old Palace. DarbarMarg, (01)4223087

Beer tasting, Sample 10 of Nepal’s finest brews and learn which flavours you like best. 27 November, 6pm, dvara, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, Rs 600

Bodhi books & Bakes, A bookstore-cum-patisserie. Maharajganj, 9851193262

Dhokaima Café, Beat the cold with indigenous cocktails at the Rukhmuni Bar. Patan Dhoka, (01)5522113,

Helena’s, Something of an institution in the tourist district, the restaurant has the best desserts in town, and offers unparalled view of the Valley from its rooftop. Thamel (opposite the Pilgrim’s Book House, (01)4266979

Dan Ran, The best Japanese food this side of the Bagmati. Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur (01)5521027

Quiz Night, Sal’s Pizza hosts weekly quiz contests. Every Monday, 7pm, Lajimpat (behind the Indian Embassy),9813570076

Kairos Café, Offers excellent coffee and traditional British pub food. Jawalakhel (behind the zoo), 9813173747



Yoga retreat

Yoga retreat, Leave the chaos and clutter of daily life behind and slip into the tranquil, restorative space of this Yoga Intensive. 28 to 29 November, Hattiban Resort, Pharping, Rs 13,000,

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

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

The Last Resort, Bungee jump and other adventurous sports on offer. (01)4700525/4701247,

Kasara Resort, A luxury resort located in the lush setting of the Chitwan National Park. For those who value their privacy and prefer a more secluded stay, Kasara offers two private villas with private pools. Chitwan (01)4437571/4438570, kasararesort.comstrong text


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