The Art Market

The Art Market, Come and shop for contemporary and unique art pieces by professional artists, photographers, art organisations and designers—their third anniversary. 6 January, 1-5pm, The Yellow House, Sanepa, (01) 5553869

Qigong & Tai Chi, Nepal Natural Home and Chai Tea Tai Chi have come together to organise a peaceful and productive one-day urban Qigong, Tai Chi and meditation retreat. The package includes breakfast, lunch and transportation fee. 9 January, 8am-5:30pm, Nepali Natural Home, Dhapasi Height, For Registration: 9815912148

Get engaged, After sharing aspirations for 2018 last week, it is now time to talk about ideas to grow your project with lots of community engagement. 5 January, 5pm onwards, Nepal Communitere, Pulchowk, (01) 5530229

Bike Farm, A 3-4 hour bike tour to the South of Lalitpur: Satdobato - Dhapakhel - Nagdaha - Badegaun - Godamchaur - Godavari – Sadobato; distance of around 34km. 6 January, 7am onwards, The Bike Farm Nepal, Jhamsikhel, 9813806446

Hydro Expo, For the first time in Nepal, an exhibition showcasing various hydropower-related products and services is being held. More than 100 stalls will feature hydropower producers, manufacturers of products, suppliers, designers, insurance company, consultants, investors and banking companies. 5-6 January, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu, (01) 5180402,

Arts for Kids, An opportunity for your 8-14-year-old child to develop art techniques like Paper Mache, Zentangle doodling, water colouring, animal caricature, origami and DIY frame making. Bonus: field trip, film screening and their own exhibition. 7-13 January, 10am-4pm, Sattya Media Arts Collective, Jawalakhel, For Registration/Information: 9813485716,

Swing Dance, A free class for beginners to learn the basics of the Lindy Hop, a partner dance originated in the 1920s in Harlem, New York. 5 January, 5:30-7:30pm, Moksh, Jhamiskhel, (01) 5013554/9813556945,

Music for Kids, Workshop on music, vocal and percussion alongside Zumba, Hip Hop and Lindy Hop dance class to let your child (5-12 years) dive into their musical journey. 8-12 January, 10am-4pm, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5013554 / 9813556945,


Abhiyan at Ai-La

Abhiyan at Ai-La, Enjoy a live musical performance by Abhiyan with friends and family for a laid back catch-up. 6 January, 7pm onwards, a Lounge, Kumaripati, (01) 5008681

Hotel Imperial, End your hectic week with a relaxing live performance by singer Yam Baral, every Friday. 5 January, 6pm onwards, Hotel Imperial Kathmandu, Gaushala, 9801084294

Ash King, The Mozart of Romance and singer of hit songs like Baarish-Half Girlfriend, Te Amo-Dum Maro Dum, I Love You-Bodyguard and many more will be performing at the grand opening of Turtle Lounge & Club. 13 January, 7pm onwards, Turtle Lounge & Club, Rs 2,000, 9851090349/9813089163/9801031277



Dwarika Resort,

Dwarika Resort, To explore nature and the self: a holistic lifestyle retreat, drawing on Vedic principles, Buddhist philosophy and Himalayan practices. The Himalayan range will surely peek out to welcome you. Dhulikhel, (01) 4479488,

Album Launch, The rebellious new age metal band, Underside is releasing its long overdue ‘Satan in your Stereo’. The EP is mixed and mastered by Sikth’s Justin Hill.

20 January, 5pm onwards, Purple Haze, Thamel, 9849276214,

Baber Mahal Vilas, A former Royal Palace turned into a Royal suite, this cosy Vila will make your stay in Kathmandu feel far away from the city's madness. Antique show pieces, painted portraits and the welcoming library provide a Rana-era vibe. Baber Mahal Revisited, (01) 4257655

Grand Norling Hotel, Overlooking the golf course, monkeys and deer herds, this hotel will provide you with a retreat not far from Kathmandu. Mulpani, Gokarneshwor, (01) 4910193,

Balthali Mountain Resort, Surrounded by hills and mountains, this hotel featuring scrumptious food is a must visit destination. Balthali, Kavrepalanchok, 9851065001,

The Fort Resort, Drive 90 minutes from Kathmandu city and you will be buffeted by the chilly Nagarkot winter wind. This eco-friendly boutique hotel, built in a traditional style, will be your refuge. Nagarkot, (01) 6680069,

Hotel Heritage, For an authentic experience, get away to this boutique museum hotel, which incorporates the true art and architecture of Nepal along with its traditions and culture. Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur, (01) 6611628,


Chez Caroline

Chez Caroline, Experience French cuisine and the charm of this Baber Mahal landmark restaurant. The umbrella heaters near your table will keep you snug. Chez Caroline, Baber Mahal Revisited, (01) 4263070

Bao Xuan, Authentic flavours of China can now be tasted at Bao Xuan, the Chinese specialty restaurant at Soaltee Crown Plaza. Among a range of Cantonese, Hunan and Schezwan dishes, Lantern Prawn speaks loud. Try it for either lunch or dinner. Soaltee Crown Plaza, Tahachal, (01) 4273999

Alchemy, This pizzeria and Italian restaurant has one of the Valley's greatest pizzas, accompanied by good ambience and service to fill your Italian craving. Gelato or Tiramisu for dessert—you pick. Saatghumti Chok, Thamel, (01) 4701572

DanRan, Japanese Udon noodle is one of the best dishes to help you forget winter woes. This little restaurant in Jhamsikhel offers Prawn Tempura and Chicken Teriyaki that explode with Japanese flavours. Jhamsikhel, (01) 5521027

Saigon Pho, If you know your Pho, then this is the place to go for a healthy and hearty Vietnamese cuisine. Chicken or shrimp Pho, spring rolls, pork ribs, everything is finger-licking good. Lazimpat, (01) 4443330

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