Events

Poetry with Alok

Poetry with Alok, Join for a night of poetry, comedy and performance with gender non-conforming writer and entertainer Alok Vaid-Menon. 22 May, 6 pm onwards, Nepal Tourism Board, Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu, Rs 500, For more information: [email protected]

Bird counting, Make a day out of bird watching and be part of the Urban-Rural Bird Count Phase II, organised by Bird Conservation Nepal. Registration required. 1 to 10 May, For more information: (01) 4417805, 4420213

Film opportunity, A chance for independent young filmmakers with projects to apply for the Writing Program and Asia Threads organised by DocSkool. For more information: [email protected], www.docskool.org/Home

Click away, Hone your photography skills with a 10-day workshop for beginners. Learn from professional artists and photographers. 6 to 15 May, 7 to 10 am, Artudio, Chhauni Hospital Road, Rs 5,500, 9803779777/9813931488/ 9851180088

Pop-up bazaar, Discover varieties of high-quality products made in Nepal. Unique selection of clothing, jewellery, books and home decor will be displayed after the organic vegetable market. 6 May, 1 to 5 pm, Le Sherpa restaurant, Lazimpat, 98510.29049, [email protected]

Photo Nepal, Great pictures by Thai photographers will be displayed in the May session of Photo Nepal. The photos are based on the nature, culture and people of Nepal. 5 to 10 May, 11 am to 4 pm, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu, For more information: [email protected]

Bloggers networking, Sign up for a free networking event for Rising Junkiri. Aspiring bloggers and writers can participate too. 10 June, 2 to 8 pm, Octave Kathmandu, Woodland Complex, Darbarmarg, Admission: Free for members, non-members will be ticketed, For more details: [email protected]

Short story contest, Let the writer in you emerge. Apply for Writing Nepal 2017: A Short Story Contest, organised by La.Lit in partnership with writer Samrat Upadhyay and Indiana Review. Deadline: 15 August, For more information: facebook.com/lalitmag.com

Discovering Patan Join a tour to discover Patan – an initiative of Kathmandu Triennale 2017. Collect an interactive map of this cultural city at the entrance to Patan Museum. 9 May, 10 am to 1 pm, For more details 9818239744 http://kt.artmandu.org/


Dining

Lhakpa’s Chulo

Lhakpa’s Chulo, Nepali dal bhat, Newari khaja, Swiss Rösti, and other continental cuisines - take your pick. Jhamsikhel, 01-5542986

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

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

Dhokaima Café, Try indigenous cocktails at the Rukhmuni Bar. Patan Dhoka, (01)5522113, [email protected]

1905, Heritage boutique suites with garden dining, 1905 Suites and Restaurants is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bookings open for four boutique suites with promotional rates and offers till June. Nagpokhari, Naxal, For more information: 9860374450

Barista Lavazza, The Valley’s best European inspired coffee-culture cafe serves excellent mochas and lattes. Don’t forget to try their grilled chicken sandwich. Jawalakhel, (01)4005123, [email protected]

Downtown, Go Indian at this restaurant, although it serves Chinese and Continental food too. Don’t miss out on the Biryani. Pulchok Road, (01)5010751


Cinemas


Getaways

Tranquility Spa

Tranquility Spa, De-stress, relax and pamper yourself with a wide range of massages at any of the spa’s nine branches in Nepal. www.tranquilityspa.com.np

Buddha Maya Gardens Hotel, Add value to your travel in Lumbini with a stay at probably the best hotel in the area. Lumbini, (71)580220, 9801033109, [email protected]

Barahi Jungle Lodge, The first eco-jungle lodge in Chitwan directly overlooks Chitwan National Park. Spa, boutique guest rooms, individual and two-in-one private villas, including a suite with a private swimming pool. Megauli, Chitwan, (01) 4429820

Famous Farm, Wake up to the sounds of chirping birds and a fresh morning breeze wafting in through the aankhijhyal. Nuwakot, (01)4700426, [email protected]

Pataleban Vineyard Resort, 16 km west of Kathmandu, the resort is a perfect place to spend your weekends with food and wine. It offers astounding views of sunset and the mountains. Chisapani Baad Bhanjhyang Road, (01) 4316377

Neydo Monastery, A monastery and guest house, Neydo is home to many significant religious sites of the great siddhas. Book a room, and leave your troubles behind. Pharping, Kathmandu www.neydohotel.com/contact/html

Hotel Landmark Pokhara, For the best views of Phewa Lake. Enrich your stay with cultural performances every evening. Lakeside Pokhara,(61) 462908, 9851059096

Milla Guesthouse, If you enjoy the quiet, and admire a mix of old and new, this is the perfect place to stay. Not too far from the city, yet miles apart. Bhaktapur, 9851024137


Music

Kanta dAb dAb live

Kanta dAb dAb live, Spend a musical evening with this sitar, percussion and bass trio. Enjoy as they entice you to groove with their fusion beats. 6 May, 8 to 11 pm, House of Music, Thamel, Rs.300, 9851075172

Flow live, Book your seats to enjoy live music by The Flow Band. 5 May, 7 pm onwards, Sky Lounge, Hattisar, For details: 9849552341

Drum circle, Groove to the rhythms of a drum circle this weekend. Bring along your own drums or just sit back and enjoy the music. 10 May, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, House of Music, Thamel, 985107517210

Fusion night, Enjoy your weekend to the beats of fusion music by Upendra and Friends. 6 May, 8 to 11 pm, Ai-La Lounge and Restaurant, Kumaripati, Free entry (01) 5008681, [email protected]

Kathmandu Chorale, Hear Hannah Dornon direct the choir as it performs classics and pieces from the musical ‘Sister Act’. The choir will be performing pieces by notable composers like Eric Whitacre, René Clausen and Thomas Tallis. 6 May, 3.30 to 6 pm, KISC, Jhamsikhel, For more information: www.thekathmanduchorale.wordpress.com

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