Planet Nepal, A two-day arts festival highlighting environmental issues with the theme of illegal wildlife trade for its fourth edition this year. Go for the art exhibitions, round table discussions, dramas, the launch of the green issue of La.Lit magazine on Friday. Be sure to also check out and attend documentary screenings, wall paintings and concerts by some of Nepal’s favourite bands on Saturday. 18 & 19 November, Jawalakhel Ground, Lalitpur, (01) 4241163, 4242832
Karavan Kathmandu, Join Karavan Kathmandu as the Christmas seasonal markets kick off in Patan. Enjoy the atmosphere as you shop around for high-quality made products and witness the unique Nepalese craftsmanship.
26 November, 12pm to 5 pm, Jhamsikhel, Lalipur.
Book barter, Put your love of reading to good use and bring along Rs 150 and a book to swap with other book lovers. All proceeds will go to the supplying of books in rural schools. 27 November, 1 to 4pm, near International friendship Children’s Hospital, Maharajganj
Yantra 5.0, A combination of art, technology and science featuring robotics competitions, workshops, art-tech exhibitions and more at Yantra 5.0. 30 November to 20 December, Nepal army training and Physical training and fitness centre, Lagankhel www.ran.org.np For tickets: http://bit.ly/2eyuODa
Collaborative master class, A presentation followed the next week by an open collaborative session with Michael Candy discussing physical design, art and political problems that can be resolved using the unique application of technology.
30 November (presentation), 5:30-6:30pm and 1 December (workshop), 10 am - 2.15pm. Yalamaya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur. Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/ySKAEPoB733Uwuro2
Monthly mela, Live music, art exhibitions, craft workshops, local food, open air flea market and more. 26 November, 1 to 7pm, BAC Art Café, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
Impact marathon, Gear up for the 10km, 21 km and 42 km scenic trail route runs as part of the Nepal International Marathon. 26 November, 9 am onwards, Kakani, Registration deadline: 12 November, www.marathonnepal.com
Japan and Nepal, Celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Japan with a live cultural program, food stalls, games, arts and more. 26 November, 10.30 am onwards, Tundikhel Ground, Free entry