Events

Biointensive gardening

Biointensive gardening, Everything Organic Nursery (EVON) will be offering its basic 3-day course in Nepali biointensive gardening. 5-7 September, 10am-5pm, For reservations: 9849325002, www.everythingorganic.org

Become a photographer, Register for a 10-day photography workshop. August, 7-9am, Artudio, Chhauni Hospital Road, Fee Rs5,500, 9803779777, 9851180088, [email protected]

Nepal reads, A platform to promote good reading habits and critical thinking. This month’s edition, under a year-long project of the US Embassy’s Book Bus, focuses on poems. A maximum of 14 participants will be selected. 26 August, 2-4pm, Kataksha, Maharajganj, 9802012564, [email protected]

Comic con in Nepal, Fans of Marvel, DC, Anime, games and the comic genre are in for a treat. The event will also 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 in Nepal’s first obstacle race. 9 September, 6am, Godavari Football Ground, Rs1,000, free for ultra run.

Stories of storytellers, Book your seat if you crave inspiration from Kathmandu's amazing story makers. Tickets available at Ekta Books outlets and Attic Restaurant. 30 August, 5pm onwards, Russian Culture Centre, Kamal Pokhari, Rs300, 9841647128

Music 101, Register for group lessons to learn guitar, bass, vocals and piano from the best music teachers. August-December, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsilkhel, (01) 5013554, 9813556945

The connection, Participate in this charity event to support handicapped dogs. Money collected will fund a home for incapacitated and elderly dogs. 1 September, 7pm onwards, The Heritage Garden, Sanepa, Rs3,000, 9860130928

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/


Dining

Yala Mandala

Yala Mandala, Spend the evening at a café in this urban artisan village. Take a tour of the gallery and handicraft workshop until your food arrives. Kwalkhu Road, Lalitpur, (01) 5536690

The Bent Fork, A charming European style restaurant that offers the best salads and varieties of continental dishes. Bishal Nagar, 9802049888

Utopia, For a relaxed ambience and mouth-watering food. Delivery available. Ekantakuna, (01) 5000584

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

Newari bhoj,  Experience the taste of ancient Newari culture. 18-27 August, Kava, Thamel, Rs1,750, (01) 4217999, 9801227613

Café Swotha, An intimate setting in the heart of Patan, with an atmosphere of sophisticated, romantic warmth. Patan, (01) 5551184, [email protected]

Falcha, Give in to the twin pleasures of lemon jeera chicken and mutton handi kabab. Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, 9851013475, [email protected]

Capital Grill, This American style diner offers a large assortment of appetisers and entrees to suit everyone’s tastes. Bhatbhateni, (01) 4428426, [email protected]

Fuji Bakery, Tucked in Chakupat, this bakery offers homemade goodies like apple pie, pain du chocolate and banana cake. Chakupat, Lalitpur, (01) 5543678


Cinemas


Getaways

Raniban Retreat

Raniban Retreat, Situated at the other end of Phewa Lake and nestled inside Raniban forest and the World Peace Stupa, this retreat has one of the best views of the Annapurna range. Phewa Lake, Pokhara, (01) 4411855

Jhule Mountain Resort, Resting 2,050m above sea level, the eco-resort boasts a farmhouse that stretches across a hill covered in fresh pine. Enjoy an organic homestay experience. Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Lapsiphedi-3, Jhule, (01) 6212399

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]

Rupakot Resort, Get pampered in the lap of luxury amid stunning views of the Annapurnas. Maidan-6, Rupakot, Kaski, (61) 622660 / (01) 4004687 / 9856038043, www.rupakotresort.com

Haatiban Resort, Climb up to Champadevi in the morning for a royal view of Kathmandu Valley and jog down to the hotel for a relaxed evening. Pharping, Kathmandu, (01) 4371537 / 56

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


Music

Reggae acoustic

Reggae acoustic, Don’t miss an opportunity to tap to the reggae acoustic beats this weekend by Zimba and Sanjay from Joint Family Internationale. 25 August, 8-11pm, House of Music, Thamel, Free entry, 9851075172

Basuri duo, Indulge in an Asian classical musical evening by Hiroshi Nakagawa from Japan and Nagendra Bikram Rai from Nepal. 8 September, 5-7pm, Alliance Francaise Kathmandu, Rs500, Rs300(for students), (01) 5009221

Deep Shrestha, The legendary singer and musician Deep Shrestha will be gracing the evening with his special performance. 28 August, 6pm onward, GG Machaan, Pulchowk, Rs1,000, (01) 5554291

Aadarsha live, Unwind this weekend with a soothing musical performance by Aadarsha band. 25 August, 7-10pm, Ai-La Lounge, Kumaripati, (01) 5008681

Music for a cause, Your favourite band B-8EIGHT and singer Sweta Singh Hamal will perform live to support the students of Palanchok Bhagwati Secondary School. 26 August, 6pm onwards, Titos Pub and Lounge, Jhamiskhel, 9841647747

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