Events

Layering The City

Layering The City, Save the date and visit an exhibition of lithographs and woodcut prints by Bhavika Dugar. 30 July-10 August, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, (01) 5260607

Monkey talk, Register your name to be a part of a talk program that aims at raising awareness about the status of monkeys in Nepal. Researcher Sabina Koirala will share her research experience. 29 July, 8-9am, Ranibari Community Forest, Ranibari

Vocal workshop, Register to learn singing techniques from renowned jazz vocalist Diandra Danieli, hosted by Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory. 5 July-30 August, (01) 5013554 http://www.katjazz.com.np/vocal-teacher-diandra-danieli/

Click away, Participate in a 5-day beginners’ photography workshop. Bring your own DSLR or compact camera. Application deadline: 5pm, 25 July. 1-5 August, 10am-12pm, Sanskriti Space, Goswara Road, Birganj, Fee Rs2,000 9855092943

A life in poems, Spend an evening celebrating the poems of poet and writer Greta Rana. 30 July, 5:30-7pm, The Tulip International Club, Sanepa, 9801132008

Comic con in Nepal, Fans of Marvel, DC, Anime, games and the comic genre are in for a treat. Participate in an event that will host international cosplay artists from Japan, the Philippines and India. 9 September, 10am-8pm, Heritage Garden, Sanepa, (01) 5013096

Obstacle race, Be adventurous and test your strength at Nepal’s first obstacle race. 9 September, 6am, Godavari Football Ground, Rs1,000, free for ultra run

True stories project, An art exhibition to raise awareness about and against gender-based abuse, exploitation and human trafficking. 14-31 July, 10am-6pm, Patan Museum Lalitpur (01) 4218048

Her story, Save the date to watch three short movies and documentaries aimed at promoting women’s rights, produced by 22 young women of Nepal. 29 July, 5 -7:30pm, Nepal Tourism Board, 9851077430, 9841842878


Dining

Around the Corner

Around the Corner, Spend an evening for a dine-in-nature experience. The homey environment at this full service restaurant adds flavours to your food. Bansbari (Inside The Standard Nursery), 9861631197

Ventures Café, Stop by for the best fusion menu and all local favourites, and enjoy the breezy outdoors seating. A great venue for beer connoisseurs. Baluwatar, 9851228014

The Bent Fork, For a cosy evening with friends and family. This European style restaurant offers some of the best salads and varieties of continental dishes. Bishal Nagar, 9802049888

Monsoon Sundays, Food connoisseurs can relish a succulent barbecue with a choice of African, Arabic or Mediterranean specialities, along with access to the swimming pool. 23 July onwards, 12:30-3:30pm, Rs1,999 per person, Hyatt Regency www.kathmandu.regency.hyatt.com

Oriental Kitchen, Devour authentic Chinese and Indian food this weekend. Tip: try their momos and dragon chicken. Baluwatar, (01) 4443110

1905, Heritage boutique suites with garden dining, 1905 Suites and Restaurants is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nagpokhari, Naxal, For more information: 9860374450

Saigon Pho, Spacious interior with authentic Vietnamese dishes. Lazimpat, (01) 4443330

Mezze by Roadhouse, Spot a superstar at one of Kathmandu’s most popular restaurants. Mercantile Plaza, Darbar Marg, (01) 4223087

Lakpa’s Chulo, Offering a modest selection of recipes from around the world. Quiet and warm ambience. Jhamsikhel, (01) 5542986


Cinemas


Getaways

Gokarna Forest Resort

Gokarna Forest Resort, A numinous paradise that relaxes you and encourages meditation, just a 20-minute drive from Kathmandu. Gokarna, (01) 4451212, info@gokarna.net

Happy Srawan, Choose a 60 or 90 minute body massage at any of Tranquility Spa’s nine branches in Nepal and get complimentary henna on your hands. www.tranquilityspa.com.np

Dwarika’s Resort, A holistic lifestyle retreat, drawing on ancient Himalayan knowledge and philosophy of care for nature and for oneself, set in magnificent natural surroundings. Dhulikhel (11) 490612, info@dwarikas-dhulikhel.com

Monsoon madness, A two-day, three-night package exclusively for Nepalis and expatriates. Rs6,299 net per person on a twin sharing basis. Shangri La Village Resort, Pokhara, (01) 4420252, 9861388277/9804116774 shangrilavillage@hotelshangrila.com

Club Himalaya, For amazing mountain views and refreshing weekend escapades, special packages available for Nepalis and expatriates. Nagarkot, (01) 4410432

Shivapuri Cottage, Escape the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and enjoy peace, tranquillity, good food and fresh air. Budhanilkantha, 9841371927

The Famous Farmhouse, Its converted old buildings are family friendly, the gardens and bougainvillea intertwine, the furniture and fittings are an antique collector’s delight. Nuwakot, (01) 4422617

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


Music

Kanta dAb dAb

Kanta dAb dAb, Book your seats for a musical night with Nepali fusion trio Kanta dAb dAb. 18 August, 5:30pm onwards, Base Camp: Outdoor Lifestyle, Jhamsikhel, Fee Rs500, 9841226397

Musical evening, Warm up your weekend listening to a classical music performance by members of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, The Felix Trio and Korea National University. Invitation only. 30 July, 4:30pm onwards, Himalaya Hall, Hotel Himalaya, (01) 5523900

Live with Renders, Enjoy live music by Renders band, and get a complimentary drink. 28 July, 5:30pm onwards, The Crust Pizza, Mid-Baneswor, Free entry, (01) 4483383

Minute to Midnight, Spend the weekend with close friends swaying to the rhythms of Minute to Midnight. 28 July, 5:45pm onwards, Ai-La Lounge Restaurant, Kumaripati, Lalitpur, 9801018681

The Midnight Riders, Spend your weekend with The Midnight Riders. 28 July, 5:45pm onwards, Old School Café & Pub, Dhobighat

The Feather$, Don’t miss the chance to listen to live music by The Feather$ and get complimentary snacks and shots of aaila (Newari liquor) 28 July, Laptey Newari Cuisine, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5548968

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