Events

Nepal Africa film festival



Nepal Africa film festival, watch amazing movies from 15 different African nations as well as selected films from Nepali. 18 June, Kathmandu, Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Kamalpokhari

My voice, a photography workshop where you tell stories through your camera lens. Rs 3000, 6 to 12 June, 7 to 9 am, Suchana Bibhag Building, Sinamangal, 9851000178. To download application click here.

The radiant child, a documentary on Jean Michel Basquiat, an artist who was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions. 7 June, 4 to 6pm, Gallery Mcube, Chakupat, Lalitpur, (01)5260110 Utsav, an exhibition of paintings by Sagar Manandhar. 5 to 30 June, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited, (01)4218048/4438979

Photography workshop, beginners and keen learners take out your cameras and learn the basics of photography. Rs 3000, 1 to 9 June, 7 to 9am, Register at (01)4002037, 9851180088/9851182100. www.artudio.org

Uni, she, celebrate the beauty of womanhood, a photo exhibition by Uma Bista. 2 June to 2 July, 10am to 5pm, Image Ark Gallery. Kulimha Tole, Patan, (01)5006665. www.image-ark.com

Shopping carnival, purchase products worth Rs 1,000 and above from Civil Mall outlets and get a chance to win Samsung mobiles, home appliances, and Bajaj Pulsar. Runs till 7July, Civil Mall, Kathamandu.

Dance marathon, dance away for 8 hours 8 minutes and 8 seconds to show your support for gender equality and equity. Rs 500 for participants, Rs 100 to 200 for audience, 15 June, 10am to 7pm, T.T. Hall, Lainchour. Facebook page. To register click here.

Nepal in pictures, showcase your photography skills in this nation-wide competition organised by Photo Journalist Club Nepal and get a chance to win cash prizes. Deadline 15 June, 9851056865. www.pjclub.com.np

Man of steel, watch the premiere of Man of Steel and contribute to the Music Museum of Nepal. 14 June, 6pm, QFX Cinemas- Civil Mall, book your tickets at 9803039750

Into the flashlight, a 14 day workshop on how to use flash technique for ultimate output with limited flash equipment. Rs 8000, 15 June, 7 to 9.30am, School of Creative Communications, Kupondol, 984124307

Mcube chakati guff, talk and presentation on street theatre through gestures and symbols by theatre artist/director Ashesh Malla. 14 June, 4 to 6pm, Gallery Mcube, Chakupat, Lalitpur, (01)5260110

A federal life, an exhibition of contemporary paintings. 15 to 20 June, 11am to 5.30pm, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka.


BAUL Masters of Bengal

Rabindranath Tagore was inspired by them, calling himself one of their kind. Baba Allauddin Khan went around collecting their melodies before he established the Maihar School. Satyajit Ray included their songs and themes in his early black and white films.

Well, now that Purnal Das Baul and Dibyendu Das Baul have come to Kathmandu from the plains of Bengal, you have a chance to savour the essence of the 'madcap Baul', as Tagore called them and see why the geniuses in our part of the world were so transfixed by union with the divine.

Invitees only, 7 June, 5.30pm,

Nepal Music Centre, Pingalsthan,

Daushala, (01)4412715


Business and pleasure

The scenic backdrop of unbroken mountain ranges, stunning lakes, and serene weather make Pokhara perfect not only for casual travellers and trekkers, but also for hosting seminars, workshops or more relaxed team building activities.

The number of hotels spread across the city offer conference facilities for organisations to choose from according to their budget, purpose, and convenience. Maybe a visit to Pokhara will also freshen the minds of employees.

Start your day with the sunrise in Sarangkot and then head down to Pame for fresh fish with lunch. Later in the afternoon after meetings end, relax in the traditional hot springs of Bhurjung, and then drift Lakeside-wards in the evenings. Learn the lessons of cooperation and team building in Nepal’s cleanest city.


GO Green

The second installment of Nepali Times EcoFair is finally here. The three-day event will feature various stalls displaying eco-friendly products and services. Know more about solar energy, bio energy, and electric vehicles. Learn about sustainable ideas and practices that help you do your bit for the environment, like rain-water harvesting, bio briquettes, and energy saving lights. Look around or purchase traditional crafts, recycled Lokta paper products, or organic coffee. And also enjoy live model presentations and musical performances.

Nepali Times EcoFair

Runs till 7 June, 10am to 6pm,

Nepal Academy, Kamaladi, (01)5005601


Dining

The Heritage



The Heritage, escape the hodgepodge of the tourist hub as you relish delights like paella and panna cotta. Thamel

Capital Grill, this American style diner offers a large assortment of appetisers and entrees to suit everyone’s tastes. Bhatbhateni

Oxygen Lounge Bar, for a relaxed ambience and acoustic music. Rosemary chicken with mashed potatoes is a hit among patrons. Lakeside, Pokhara

Lhasa Bar, enjoy a beer or a splash of cocktail at this springboard for excellent young musicians starting out on the Thamel circuit. Thamel

Tamas-laya, promises a refined dining experience, try the prawn tempura, fisherman's fish, and Balinese chicken satay. Naxal, Kathmandu

Fuji Bakery, tucked in Chakupat this bakery offers homemade goodies like apple pie, pain du chocolat, and banana cake. Chakupat, Lalitpur

Boomerang Restaurant and German Bakery, offers a large selection of cuisine for those who want to enjoy a full meal and desserts. Lakeside, Pokhara, (061)461412/462978

Momotarau, step in for mouthwatering Japanese delicacies, try its diverse variety of fresh noodles and authentic sauces. Sanepa Main road, (01)5521988

New Dish, grab filling meals like pork momos, spring rolls, and chop sueys with excellent value for money. Khiccha Pokhari

Cosmopolitan Cafe, located in the heart of Basantapur, this cosy cafe offers arguably the best chicken sizzler in town. Basantapur, (01)4225246


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Getaways


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