Events

Barefoot walkathon

Barefoot walkathon, Participate in the 60-minute barefoot walkathon to support education of children in the Karnali region. 20 May, 7 to 8 am, Maitighar to Basantapur, (01) 4435268, 9843206582

Art exhibition, Take an afternoon out to visit Augenblick by German artist Rolf A. Kluenter, created from 2003-2017 in Kathmandu.15 May, 4 pm onwards, Taragaon museum, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Kathmandu, (01) 5178105

Girls futsal, Register your team for the first girl power futsal tournament, organised by The Girls Power. 20 May, 8 am to 6 pm, Dhanyentari Futsal, Kalopul, Entry fee Rs 5,000, (01) 4009635.

Poetry with Alok, Join 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, wordwarriorsnepal@gmail.com

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 risingjunkiri@gmail.com

Vertical University, Earth Day Crowd Rise Roadmap Challenge KTK-BELT has raised $48,290 so far. Competition closes 18 May and needs to reach a target for setting up the world's first 8,000m Vertical University to protect biodiversity in eastern Nepal. A seed bank of tropical trees, an ornithology education centre in Kosi Tappu, and support for 10 youth fellows and 100 farmers from proceeds. https://www.crowdrise.com/ktk-belt-roadmap2017

Reflections auction, Bid to grab the best artwork on the last day of the exhibition, Reflections 25.4.2015. The 10 works of art to be auctioned are based on stories of people affected by the 2015 earthquake. 12 May, 10 am to 5 pm, Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, 9818307280

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

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, (01) 4417805, 4420213


Dining

Hello Café

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

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

Fresh Cup, This coffee-culture café is the place to go for excellent americanos and mochas. Try their grilled chicken sandwich, among other selections. Kamaladi, Kathmandu, (01) 4428040

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

Tasneem’s Kings Kitchen, A charming restaurant proposing the unique flavours of distinctive Bohra Muslim Food. Jhamsikhel, 9801282727, (01) 2239532

Embassy, Away from the hustle-bustle of the streets, enjoy the variety of multi-cuisine dishes at a place ideal for business meets and casual rendezvous. Panipokhari, (01) 4424040

The Vesper House, Stop by for the best in Italian and all local favorites, in their breezy outdoors seating. Also a great venue for wine connoisseurs. Jhamsikhel, (01) 5548179, www.vespercafe.com


Cinemas


Getaways

Solid Rock

Solid Rock, Enjoy a relaxing stay in this traditional Nepali farmhouse away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city. Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant, Dollu, near Pharping, 9823233093

Gokarna Forest Resort, A forest sanctuary to help you relax, breathe and meditate. Just a 20-minute drive from Kathmandu. Gokarna, (01)4451212, info@gokarna.net

Buddha Maya Gardens Hotel, Add value to your travel in Lumbini with a stay at probably the best hotel in the area. Lumbini, (071)580220, 9801033109, info@ktmgh.com

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

Raniban Retreat, Situated at the other end of Phewa Lake and nestled inside the Raniban forest and the World Peace Stupa, this retreat has one of the best views of the Annapurna range, Phewa Lake, and Pokhara. World Peace Pagoda, Pokhara, (061) 692136

Famous Farm, Wake up to the sounds of chirping birds and a fresh morning breeze wafting in through the aankhijhyal. Nuwakot, (01)4700426, info@rural-heritage.com

Shivapuri Cottage, Escape the pressures of Kathmandu and enjoy peace, tranquility, good food, and fresh air. Budhanilkantha, 9841371927


Music

Jazz on the rooftop

Jazz on the rooftop, Enjoy your weekend to the beats of jazz with Maria Fajardo and Mahesh Tankukar. 13 May, 7 pm onwards, Alliance Française de Katmandou, Pulchok, Price Rs 400, (01) 5009221

Musical arts, Enjoy live music by Mama Disquo and Lazy monk and enjoy the display of artwork by urban artists from Nepal. 19 May, 6 to 10 pm, Friends Restaurant, Thamel, (01) 4700063

Acoustic Friday, Catch Triad playing great acoustic music and enjoy a pint of free Hoegarden beer. 12 May, 5 pm to 11 pm, Jingle Restro & Bar, Tripureswor, (01) 4228078

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

Metal night, Book your tickets to enjoy the metal rhythms of Chepang. 29 July, 1 to 7 pm, Purple Haze Rock Bar, Thamel, Tickets Rs 350 (pre sales), Rs 400 (door), 984-9276214

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