, Mark you calendars for the eagerly awaited festival of colors. Join in on the fun as thousands in Kathmandu claim the streets to celebrate the advent of spring with unmatched enthusiasm and fanfare. Note: Government has issued a strong warning against the harassment of pedestrians. 22 March

Film festival, Experience European culture and lifestyle with the fifth edition of the European Union Film Festival. Free tickets at the hall on a first come first serve basis on each screening day. 19 to 24 March, QFX Kumari Hall 1,  (01) 44294456,

Art exhibition, Appreciate the artwork of five Nepali artists done during their residency period at Bindu. More on page 11.  13 to 29 March, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal, 9818996169

Photography for beginners, Learn the art behind photography in a six-day workshop for beginners. Fee: Rs 4000 + 13% VAT 6 to 11 April, 2 to 5 pm, headquarters, Arun Thapa Chowk, Jhamsikhel, 9818830540,

MyGHT, Capture, caption and share a picture from your experience on the Great Himalaya Trail with the hashtag #MyGHT. 

Deadline to enter is 25 March at 23.59 (GMT +5.45), 

KJC for Kids, Music lessons, vocal training, ballet dance, beat boxing, arts and more for your kids at the KJC Spring Camp for Kids. For children aged 5 to 11 years old. 4 to 15 April, 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays, Extended week: 28 March to 1 April, 10am to 2pm Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5013554

Art for Nature, Attend an exhibition showcasing artworks of Chitwan National Park's wildlife. Till 19 March, Taragaon Museum, Boudha, (01) 4491234

Himalayan Rush, Gear up for the fifth edition of the Himalayan Rush triathlon series and experience the thrill of trail running, cycling and fresh water swimming. 26 March, Begnas, Pokhara, (01)5550758/ (01)5550759

Master class, Learn all you need to know about music with composer, pianist and music educator James Miley and his faculty from Willatmette University. 22 to 28 March, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5013554 

Trade Expo, A three-day trade expo organised by the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (FWEAN). 1 to 3 April, 10am to 5pm, Army Officer’s Club, Bhadrakali, (01)2003080,,


Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency, Join in on the celebration of St Patrick’s Day celebration at Hyatt Regency’s Rox Bar. The restaurant will be rolling out a delectable a-la carte Irish food menu for the occasion. A selection of Irish cocktails will be available along with a cash bar throughout the evening. Guests will also be able to enjoy live traditional music by The Mixtapes and relish starters like smoked salmon on Irish soda bread, fish and chips, and Guinness drunken wood fired chicken. So book your tables now, put on green and go Irish. 18 March, 6.30pm onwards, Hyatt Regency, Boudha. For reservations: (01) 4991234,

Hotel Yak & Yeti, Don’t miss out on the poolside fun featuring house music by the resident DJ, barbecue and a wide variety of international beverages. Rs. 2000++ per person, 19 March, 12 to 4pm, Hotel Yak & Yeti, Durbar Marg, (01) 4248999 extn: 2865,

Shangri-La Hotel and Resort, Enjoy your Saturdays with a wide spread of shawarmas and pastas at Shambala Garden and Club Sundhara. Rs.1500 per person, 11 am to 3 pm, Shangri-La Hotel & Resort, Lajimpat, (01) 4412999 Extn. 7508, 7520

Cafe Cheeno, Comfortable and elegant, this is the perfect place to have a cup of coffee and chat with friends on a cold day.  Patan, (01) 2210423

Heritage Kitchen and Bar, Quick, friendly service, good Thai food, and the charm of a refurbished old Newari building.  Thamel, (01) 4254343



Shivapuri Heights Cottage

Shivapuri Heights Cottage, Celebrate the festival of colours with your family in addition to a sumptuous meal at Shivapuri Heights Cottage. Price: Rs 2500 per person, free for children below 6 years, and half price for children aged between 6-12 years old. 22 March, 11.30 am onwards, Shivapuri Heights Cottage, 984-1371927

Milla Guesthouse, If you prefer a quiet environment, and have an admiration of the mix of the old and new, this is the perfect place to stay. Not too far away from the city, yet miles apart. Bhaktapur, 9851024137

Atithi Resort, A perfect place to stay with a nearby pool, massage, sauna, and delicious food of your choice. Shantipatan, Lakeside, Pokhara. (061)466760/400207,

Mum’s Garden Resort, Head out to Pokhara for a peaceful and comfortable stay in beautifully designed cottages surrounded by a lush green garden with great views of Phewa Lake and the Annapurna range. Lake Side, Pokhara, (061)463468,

Dhulikhel Lodge Resort, Located on a hilltop, the resort offers a magnificent vista of valleys, foothills, and mountains to the north. Dhulikhel, (011) 490114/494,


Cadenza Collective live

Cadenza Collective live, A Friday well spent with Cadenza Collective’s Afro-Caribbean tunes. Rs. 400, 18 March, 8 pm, House of Music, Thamel, 985-1075172

Metal mania, Blood Bash Festival: bringing together all metal heads of Kathmandu featuring bands Underside, Jugaa, Vomiting Snakes, Dying Out Flames, The Exorcist, Kings Among Men and more. 19 March, 1pm onwards, Purple Haze Rock Bar, Thamel 

Album release, Mark your calendars for singing sensation Rohit John Chettri’s new album release. Rs 500 including album, 18 March, 7pm onwards, Base Camp, Arun Thapa Chowk, Jhamsikhel, 9841226397

Ciney Gurung live, Fine dine with Ciney Gurung serenading you. Rs 2000 per person, Every Friday, 7pm onwards, Shambala Garden Cafe, Hotel Shangri-La, (01)4412999

Jazz it up, Groove to the beats of Willamette Underground’s dynamic music inspired from avant garde, jazz fusion, rock & pop, and contemporary classical music. Tickets: Rs. 500 without invitation, Rs 300 with invitation 7.30pm, 26 March, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikel, (01) 5013554

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