Ekadeshma, Pick your favourite film from the list of 99 short movies at the Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival, 2017. The three-day event includes movies from 43 different countries and a panel discussion. 16-19 November, QFX Kumari, Kamalpokhari, (01) 4442220, 9860909882

Women's walkathon, Participate in a walk and talk program where established female entrepreneurs can promote their business ideas and aspiring businesswomen can learn from their experiences. 18 November, 8am, Starting point: Labim Mall, Rs450, 9804217227

Rock climbing, Gauge your own strength by trying your hand (and feet) at rock climbing on the Astrek Climbing Wall. The package includes lunch, bottled water and climbing and safety gear. No previous experience required. Every Saturday, 8am-5pm, Rs5,500 per person (01) 4419265, 9841313561

Swing dance, Embrace the rhythm of the Swing era by joining dance sessions with Spanish instructor Maria Lopez every Friday and Monday. Fridays at Moksh, Jhamsikhel, 6-8pm, Mondays at Nritya Aangan, 6-8pm, (01) 5013554, 9813556945,

Power, politics and war, Save the date for a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Mann Gurung. 8-27 November, 11am-5pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, (01) 4218048, (01) 4433930

Line, The 1967 absurdist, one-act-play Line by Israel Horovitz, directed in Nepal by Akanchha Karki, is premiering in Kathmandu. 2-19 November, 5:30pm, Shilpee Theatre, Battisputali, 9840175035

Recording 101, Learn recording arts with Manoj Kumar KC, guitarist of 1974 AD, and Manzil Bikram KC. 20 November, 9am, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, (01) 5013554, 9813556945,

Tradition subverted, An exhibition that explores self-identity and gender identification while engaging viewers in a dialogue about urbanisation and ecology, by artists Erina Tamrakar and Asha Dangol. 13 October-3 December, 11am-10:30pm, Yala Mandala, Kwalkhu Road, Lalitpur, (01) 5536690


Café Jireh

Café Jireh, For a peaceful evening and the best firewood pizza. Bhaisipati, (01) 5592102

Capital Grill Restaurant & Bar, Tantalise your taste buds with the best thakali khana set, known as Jimbu Thakali, in town. Tangal, (01) 4437674

Ventures Café, Stop by for the best fusion menu and all local favourites and enjoy the breezy outdoor seating. A great venue for beer connoisseurs.Baluwatar, 9851228014 Lazimpat, (01) 4410463

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

Bubbly brunch, Book your seats and enjoy Saturday brunch with friends and family for only Rs1,500 per person (net). The amazing shawarma and pasta won’t let you down. Every Saturday, 11am to 3pm, Shambala Garden and Club Sundhara, Shangri-La Hotel

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

La Bella Cafe, Let Italian cuisine tease your palette this weekend. A place to go for good portions of food. Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, (01) 4700078



Temple Tree Resort and Spa

Temple Tree Resort and Spa, For a majestic view of the Annapurna Mountain Range and Fewa Lake. Gaurighat, Lakeside 6, Pokhara, (061) 465819, @templetreepokhara

Chhaimale Resort, Enjoy the beauty of nature and a peaceful weekend. Perfect for BBQs, picnics and family hangouts. Dakshinkali, (01) 4628121, 9851181409

Thamel Eco Resort, For a relaxed weekend, book a room with yoga, meditation and spa at this eco-friendly resort. Thamel, Chibahal Club, (01) 4257505

Mango Tree Lodge, Culture walks, rafting in the Karnali, wildlife exploration, and jungle safari at Bardia National Park.

Gokarna Forest Resort, A resort to relax your breathing and encourage meditation, just a 20-minute drive from Kathmandu, (01) 4451212,

The Last Resort,Test your limits with canyoning, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking, bungee jumping. Bhotekosi, Sindhupalchok, (01) 4700525/1247

Pataleban Vineyard Resort, Just 16 km west of Kathmandu city, the resort is a perfect place to spend your weekends with food and wine. Offering astounding sunsets and views of Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya. Chisapani, Kathmandu, 9841679364,


Live with Rohit

Live with Rohit, Book your seats to watch Rohit John Chettri and THE BAND perform live. 17 November, 7:30pm onwards, Sports hive bar & lounge, Jhamsikhel, 9841320007

Songs of the Himalayas, Don't miss this musical treat featuring the Singing Nun, Ani Choying Drolma, and Bollywood music director Shantanu Moitra. 19 November, 6pm, Rastriya Naach Ghar, Kantipath, Rs10,000 (includes dinner and meet and greet with artists), Rs5,000, Rs3,000 and Rs2,000 (balcony), 9801141261

Diwas Gurung, Join singer Diwas Gurung as he plays music from his Ayurveda and other ongoing solo projects. 18 November, 6pm onwards, Sukrabar, Lazimpat, Rs 300, 9860124568, 9810260792,

Tattwa live, Make your weekend memorable at Shambala Garden with a taste of barbeque and live performances by Tattwa Band, just Rs2,000 per person (net). Every Friday, Shambala Garden, Hotel Shangri-La, (01) 4412999

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