Events

Bhoto Jatra

Bhoto Jatra, Gather along with thousands in Jawalakhel to mark the end of the Rato Machindranath festival with the showing of the bejewelled vest. 29 July

Origami fun, Master the Japanese art of paper folding at an origami workshop for teachers and parents, taught by Hiroko Oyawa. 31 July, 11 am to 2 pm, Nepal Japan Children Library, Lajimpat, 9841322524/9841322524, Fee: Rs 500 (limited to 15 places)

Otaku next, Dress up as your favourite anime characters in the third edition of the Otaku Next Nepal Comic and Cosplay Convention. 30 July, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, Alliance Française, Teku, www.otakunext.com, Tickets: Rs 300 (entrance free for cosplayers), Rs 350 (on the day of the event)

Sound of Music, Re-enactment of the musical Sound of Music, by Shuvatara School students. 5 August, Nepal Academy, Kamaladi, Price: Rs 200 for 12 pm (students show), Rs 500 and 1,000 for 5 pm (general admission)

Inspiring minds, Learn, share and network with fellow women entrepreneurs at the Young Entrepreneurs’ Summit Women. 29 and 30 July, 9 am to 5 pm, Hotel Yak & Yeti, Darbar Marg, Register: bit.ly/yesw2016, Fee: Rs 2,500 per person (Rs 2,000 for students)

Street art, Don’t miss out on the International Street Art Festival organised by ArtLab Life, featuring a host of art events: mural making, art talk shows, documentaries, exhibitions, street art jams and more. 1 August to 23 September, Multiple venues, 9813462106 / 9841807005, artlab.ktm@gmail.com, artlablife.com

Write a play, Participate in the National Play Writing Competition judged by Anup Baral, Upendra Subba and Anbika Giri, and get a chance to stage your play in a theatre. The top ten applicants can also attend a workshop facilitated by Mahesh Dattani. 28 July to 28 August, ngsamuha@gmail.com, 9849024252/9823691301

Slam poetry, Watch Interstate’s poet and performer Deborah Emmanuel perform live, along with Nepali slam-poetry group Word Warriors. 30 July, 2 to 4 pm, Swarnam Theatre, Kalikasthan, www.sarwanam.org.np


Dining

Dan Ran

Dan Ran, One of the best venues for Japanese food in this part of town. Jhamsikhel, (01) 5521027

Little Italy, Go vegetarian at this new Italian food chain and don’t forget to end your meal with the chef’s special, the chocolate bomb. Kamaladi, (01) 4233577

Hyatt Regency, Mouthwatering kebabs and curries at The Café, prepared by Chef Bhanu Aryal and his team of Indian chefs. 22 to 31 July, 6.30 to 10.30 pm, The Café, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Rs 2,000 plus taxes per person, (01) 4491234

Bajeko Sekuwa, This monsoon splurge on jhol momo at Labim Mall’s Bajeko Sekuwa and also relish a wide variety of other meat delicacies.

Lhakpa’s Chulo, Nepali dal-bhat, Newarikhaja, Swiss Rösti, Italian risotto, and Thai green curry – take your pick. Jhamsikhel, (01) 5542986

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


Cinemas


Getaways

Hotel Shambala

Hotel Shambala, Take the weekend off and lounge by the gorgeous infinity pool located on the hotel’s rooftop. Bansbari, Kathmandu, (01) 4650251

Jungle Safari Lodge, Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and surround yourself with lush greenery in the middle of Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park, Sauraha, (01) 4444999

Dwarika’s Hotel, A little slice of paradise hidden in the middle of the city. Start the day off with complimentary yoga classes in this grand heritage hotel. Battisputali, Kathmandu, (01) 4470770

Mango Tree Lodge, Delve into culture walks, rafting in the Karnali, wildlife exploration, and jungle safari at the Bardia National Park. Bhetani, Bardia, info@mangotreelodge.com

Raniban Retreat, Wake up every morning to the clouds beneath your feet. The resort offers a quiet retreat and a beautiful view of the Annapurna range you won’t find anywhere else Pokhara, (01) 4411855


Music

Prayaas live

Prayaas live, Spend a musical evening with Nepali indie band Prayaas and celebrate the weekend. The Factory, Thamel, (01) 4701185/87

Food and music, Enjoy live music accompanied by a sumptuous spread of Korean food at Beautiful Coffee Nepal. There is also a coffee workshop, for those interested. 4 August, 5 to 8 pm, Beautiful Coffee Nepal, Sanepa, (01) 5529308

Bold is beautiful, A one-day event filled with performances by some of Nepal’s well-known female artistes. 5 August, 5 to 10 pm, RS Moto, Naxal, rsmotonepal@gmail.com, Tickets: Rs 250 (advanced sales), Rs 350 (door sales)

Open mic night, Grab the mic and sing your heart out at House of Music every Tuesday. House of Music, Thamel, 9851075172

Naren Limbu live, Hear the Chahana timi mero pop sensation Naren Limbu live, as part of the Live Musical Era 2016 hosted by Fem Nepal. 30 July, 7 pm to 4 am, The Victory Lounge, Darbar Marg, 9801031277/9802961570, Tickets: Rs 1,000

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