Dying Candle

Dying Candle Re-screening of critically acclaimed movie, Dying Candle, directed by Naresh Kumar KC and starring Saugat Malla, Srijana Subba, Arpan Thapa, Lakpa Singh Tamang, Kesab Rai. 19-25 January, Cine-de Chef, Sundhara, For Tickets: (01) 4248402 / 4248403,,

Living with Parkinson’s Charity screening of the documentary Living with Parkinson’s followed by panel discussion. Join to support the awareness campaign about Parkinson’s disease in Nepal. 20 Janurary, 2-4pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, Rs500, For details and tickets: 9847141518 / 9849899830

Research seminar Martin Chautari offers a series of research seminars on topics including: tips to be a better writer, affordable technology and real-time monitoring to enable research, and case studies on the Yenya Punhi festival. 21/23/28 January, Martin Chautari, Thapathali, (01) 4238050 / 4102027,, For details:

Learn Nepali This 2-hour workshop on a crash course model will teach expats the basics of the Nepali language so they can communicate in a local environment. Funds collected will support the start-up, StreetUp Nepal, a cafe with a social purpose. 22 January, 5-7pm, JJ’s Cafe and Bar, Bakhundole, Rs500, 9841135750

Healing retreat Connect your spirit with your body and mind at the 9th Akasha healing retreat for holistic wellness in the lap of the Himalayas. 23-27 January, 8am-5pm, Mala Lodge, Majgaun, Pokhara, Reservation: 9851045238,

Baaja Kaalo.101 presents the second edition of the monthly Moonshine Affairs, with the group art exhibition RAW and musical performance by the band, BAAJA. Register and enter by 7pm to preserve the show's intimate setting. 31 January, 3-9pm, Nagbahal, Patan, For Registration: 9818301954

Reading mela To celebrate the joy of reading in Nepal Shiksha Nepal and National Volunteering Nepal bring together more than 100 influential writers, celebrities and 30,000 readers to organise the National Reading Mela 2018, books, a photo exhibition, poem recitation, live book talks and much more. 20-22 January, 9am-5pm, Rastriya Naach Ghar, Jamal, (01) 4017200, 9851001569

Power investment summit Hosted for the second time by Energy Development Council Nepal, Power Investment Summit 2018 will focus on investment in the energy sector, Energy Mart, speeches by international experts and much more. 27-29 January, 8am-5pm, Registration: 416911-6/7/8, 9860368166,,

Night of ideas La Nuit des Idées /The Night of Ideas: Power to Imagination, a panel discussion on how imagination drives the evolution of Nepali society in a global context, organised by the French Embassy, Alliance Française de Katmandou & Nepal Economic Forum. 25 January, 3-5pm, Himalaya Hall, Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur, Registration (until 22 January):


Cocina Mitho Cha

Cocina Mitho Cha The restaurant, set up to support its cooking and hospitality school, offers traditional Nepali food and a variety of European and Asian dishes. Try their trout fish, followed by Spanish crepe for dessert. Lazimpat, (01) 4428374

Kathmandu Steak House Serving lunch and dinner, the restaurant's menu offers many varieties of steak. Sizzling flame steak is a highlight. Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, (01) 4264946,

Mango Chilli With a good range of Thai dishes, various levels of chilli and an efficient service, the restaurant is located on the second floor of Labim Mall. Don't forget to order Taro chips and Tofu Satay for starters. Pulchok, (01) 5538846

El Mediterraneo For those wanting a break from spicey dishes, plan a dinner at this cosy restaurant for Mediterranean cuisine. Highly recommended: special tapas set. Jhamsikhel, (01) 5527059

Bhumi Restaurant Experience Newari delights in an indoor setting. Indian varieties also on the menu. Lazimpat, 9841800167

La Casita De Boudhanath To celebrate its 6th anniversary, the restaurant is offering a range of discounts on delicious dishes, drinks and desserts through their Facebook page. Grab the chance to have a romantic dinner out. Boudhanath, 9813614384



Club Himalaya

Club Himalaya 32kms or a 1-hour drive from Kathmandu lies Club Himalaya at the height of 2175m. The balcony featured with every room in the hotel provides a majestic view of the Himalayan range. Nagarkot, (01) 4442726,

Glacier Hotel & Spa Built in 1990, renovated in 2006 and now remodelled in the neo-classic Rana palace style, the hotel provides peaceful and efficient service for your stay in the city of lakes. Lakeside, Pokhara, (061) 463722,

Fish Tail For the newlyweds, Fish Tail has three honeymoon packages on offer: Behula Behuli, Making Memories and Love in Paradise. Enjoy the getaway while it lasts. 19-31 January, Lakeside, Pokhara, (061) 465071

The Pavilions Surrounded by farmland, forested hills and a mountain-fed river, this eco-friendly villa serves as one of the best retreats after an adventurous hike. Chisapani, Pokhara, (061) 694379,

Pokhara Grande The hotel, situated about a 1.5-km walk from Phewa Lake, is your go-to spot, not just for a simple retreat but also for a destination wedding. Pardi, Pokhara, (01) 4005030 / 4005026, (061) 460210,

Hotel Yechu Take a round-trip tour to Bhaktapur Darbar Square and have a rest at this newly established 4-star boutique hotel. Nagarkot road, Bhaktapur, 9801068301,


Album launch

Album launch The rebellious new age metal band, Underside is releasing the 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,

Bobin & Sudan Performing their originals and covers, the duo Bobin and Sudan will transport you to their world with amazing music. 19 January, 8-11pm, House of Music, Thamel, 9851075172

Mi Ku Contemporary folk band Mi Ku sings of various aspects of human life in the form of warm and witty poetic expressions, in a mix of eastern and western sounds. Pahelo Batti Muni will also perform. 20 January, 8-11:30pm, Shisha Terrace Café and Bar, Thamel, (01) 4701104

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