Street art

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,,

National Poetry Slam, Spoken Word Nepal is organising the first-ever national poetry slam, with eight teams from Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Surkhet, Dhangadi, Pokhara, Chitwan, Illam and Kavre. 3 September, 1:30 to 5 pm, City Hall (Rastriya Sabha Griha), Kathmandu, Tickets: Rs 200 (Rs 100 for students)

Fragments exhibition, Save the date for Kabi Raj Lama’s ‘Fragments’ lithography prints exhibition. 29 August (inauguration at 5:30 pm) to 9 September, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu

Female authors, Join a discussion on female writers in contemporary Nepali literature and what they are coming up with. 20 August, 3 to 4:30 pm, Nepal Mayur House, Baluwatar, Kathmandu

Ride to Khokana, Contribute to restoring Nepal’s cultural heritage by participating in a cycle ride program from Kasthamandap to Khokana, organised by Khokana Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Committee. 20 September, 7 am onwards, Price: Rs 600

All about literature, Organised by the Drama and Debating Club of Budhanilkantha School, the Nepal Youth Literature Festival features talk programs, interviews of Nepali writers, workshops and literature-related competitions. 18 to 22 August, Budhanilkantha School, Kathmandu, Registration: Rs 400 (short competition), Rs 300 (long competition), Rs 100 (talk program),, 9861381571

Write a play, Participate in the National Play-Writing Competition 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,, 9849024252 / 9823691301

Cycle Rally, Join the Cycle Rally to show your solidarity for International Youth Day 2016. The rally is jointly organised by Collective Campaign for Peace and Cycle City Network Nepal. 20 August, Starting Point: Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu, (01) 4265143 / 4260498, 9851196107


Uttar Dakshin Food Festival

Uttar Dakshin Food Festival Give your taste buds a treat at the Uttar Dakshin Food Festival with an exciting range of cuisines from Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andra Pradesh. 15 to 31 August, 7 pm onwards, Soaltee Crown Plaza, Kathmandu

Barista Lavazza, The Valley’s best European-inspired coffee culture café serves excellent mochas and lattes. Don’t forget to try their grilled chicken sandwich. Jawalakhel, (01) 5548597,

Hello Café, Relish a wide range of Korean and Italian dishes this weekend. Don’t forget to try the Valley’s best Chef’s Special Salad. Boudha, (01) 4916218

Wunjala Moskva, Treat your palette to Newari and Russian dishes in the lush garden with ancient trees and trickling streams. Naxal, (01) 4415236

Dan Ran, The best authentic Japanese food in this part of town. Jhamsikhel, (01) 5521027

Le Trio The best momochas (soup momos) in town. Narayanhiti Path and Jhamiskhel, (01) 4435440 / 5521647



Landmark Forest Park

Landmark Forest Park, Eco-friendly resort that offers safari packages. Bed and breakfast at Rs 4000 plus taxes per person. Chitwan, (056) 580311, 9851059096

Mango Tree Lodge, Culture walks, rafting in the Karnali, wildlife exploration, and jungle safari at the Bardia National Park. Bhetani, Bardia,

Summit River Lodge, For a refreshing weekend escapade and hiking experience. Organic breakfast and dinner choices available at Rs 6,500 (excluding taxes) per room on a twin-sharing basis. Kurintar, 9841562056, 9801151170

Chhaimale Resort, Enjoy the beauty of nature and a peaceful weekend. Perfect for BBQs, picnics and family hangouts. Dakshinkali, (01) 4628121, 9851181409

Club Himalaya, For amazing mountain views and refreshing weekend escapades. Nagarkot, (01) 6680080 


Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll, Gear up for loud live music by the celebrated Mukti and Revival. 20 August, 7 pm to 1 am, Karma Bar and Lounge, UWTC, Tripureshwor, Kathmandu

Live Music Era, Watch this space for updates on FEM’s next artist and the 7th season of Live Music Era. 27 August, 4 pm to 4 am, The Victory Lounge, Darbar Marg, Ticket: Rs 1,000, 9801031277 / 9802961570 / 9801362313 / 9801444055

Celebration time, Join House of Music's 7th anniversary celebration, with performances by Chandresha, Albertina, Erika, Preetica and Ranzen. 19 August, 7 pm onwards, House of Music, Thamel, Free entry

Album launch, Debut album from Mental Radio, a Nepali pop/rock band. 19 August, 7 pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur

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