Dasain aayo

Dasain aayo, make merry with copious amounts of food, drinks, and good ole family love. 5 to 18 October

Treasure of Himalaya, an exhibition of photographs that document the omnipresence of water in the mountains of Nepal and India. Runs till 8 October, 10am to 6pm, Alliance Francaise, Tripureswor

Swim and lunch, enjoy your weekends with a dip in the pool and savour mouthwatering lunches with a glass of beer. Rs 999, Saturdays, 11am to 6pm, Waterfront Resort, Pokhara, (61)466303/304,

Creators, creatures, created, an exhibition of mixed media works by Italian artist Tarshito. Runs till 13 October, 5.30pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited,, (01)4218048

Prost!, beer, barbeque, bands, games, and DJ. 5 October, 12 to 11pm, Trisara, Lajimpat

You do me no harm, join Word Warriors and break barriers through the spoken word. 5 October, 3 to 5pm, The Yellow House, Sanepa,

Golden jubilee, an exhibition of paintings by Asha Dangol, Bhairaj Maharjan, Erina Tamrakar, Pramila Bajracharya, and Binod Pradhan of the Kasthamandap Artist Group. 1 to 10 October, 5.30pm, Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal, Kathmandu

Go girls, celebrate International Day of the Girl Child by participating in a cycle rally. 11 October, 7am, Basantapur to Jawalakhel,

Cinemandu, screening of the critically acclaimed Nepali feature film Kagbeni with discussions with actors and makers afterwards. 4 October, 4pm, Nepal Bharat Library, NAC Building, New Road

Top of the table, watch Arsenal continue their good form as they travel to West Brom. 6 October, 8pm, Jazz Upstairs, Lajimpat

Bhaktapur trade fair, join the captains of industry to gauge the commercial happenings in Bhaktapur. Runs till 7 October, Sanothimi

Girl Rising, watch a groundbreaking film by Richard Robbins which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses, and showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. 4 October, 6.30pm, Rani Pokhari Dabali, Patan Darbar Square,,

All that jazz

Party with musicians Yaite Ramos Quartet (Brazil), Claudia Quintet (USA), Mike del Ferro (Netherlands), Nick Aggs (Australia), Eliane Amherd (Switzerland), Cadenza Collective (Nepal), and 4th Element (India) at the 11th Jazzmandu Festival.

Jazz for the next generation music competition, 1 outstanding band will perform at Jazz Bazaar, plus interact and engage in a private workshop with Jazzmandu musicians. 24 October, 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel

Groovin at Upstairs, Cadenza and friends kick off the fest with a jam at the heart of Jazz in Nepal. Rs 350, 24 October, 6pm onwards, Jazz Upstairs, Lajimpat

Valley jams, venues in Kathmandu will feature performances by various Jazzmandu artists. Claudia Quintet at Jazz Upstairs, Lazimpat; Yatie Ramos Quartet at Moksh, Jawalakhel; Eliane Ahmerd Trio at House of Music, Thamel; 4th Element at Manny’s Eatery & Tapas Bar, Ekantakuna /Jawalakhel; Mike del Ferro at Bhumi Restaurant, Lajimpat. Rs 500, 25 October, 6pm onwards

Jazz bazar, marathon of jazz and traditional Nepalese folk and classical music performed by international and Nepali musicians. Rs 990, 26 October, 2.30pm to 10pm, Gokarna Forest Resort

Red hot latin jazz, a night of Latin Jazz, featuring authentic Afro-Cuban sounds of the Caribbean. Rs 1,099, 27 October, 7 to 9pm, Hotel Summit, Kupondole

Jazzmandu master class, an opportunity for music students & jazz enthusiasts to interact with visiting musicians, share their experience and stories and learn different instrumental tips and techniques. 29 October, 1.30 to 3.30pm, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel

Jazz at Patan, an evening of Nepali classical music fused with Jazz in a rich and soulful ambience. Rs 1,299, 29 October, 6pm onwards, Dhokaima Cafe, Patan

Jazzmandu Finale, musicians from different bands play their sets and later jam together, creating a high-energy, improvised musical treat. Rs 990, 30 October, 6pm onwards, Alliance Francaise, Tripureswor


Taste of Europe

Taste of Europe

Every four months the menu at Hotel Hyatt’s Rox restaurant gets a fresh makeover. Executive chef Subrata Debnath along with his team produce a choice selection of items for the revamped menu letting diners experience a little more of the Southern European cuisine the restaurant is known for.

Who wouldn’t want to start their day with a crunchy panko crab cake? Served with fresh arugula on the side and a well cooked fried egg on top, this is chef Debnath’s take on the classic American breakfast dish of eggs benedict. Another popular dish that makes its way into the menu is Caesar salad. The salad gets a refreshing new boost with the inclusion of crunchy maple glazed bacon.

If you want to lunch, there is prawn bisque risotto, parmesan chicken escalope, the more adventurous looking tagine of Australian lamb shank, and beet root mousse filled tortellini to choose from.

For those with a sweet tooth, don’t miss out on the absolutely heavenly tiramisu and if you are a chocoholic, there’s chocolate cannoli and mango panna cotta for those who need something fruity to end their meal.

Rox Restaurant, Hyatt Regency, Boudha



Waterfront Resort

Waterfront Resort, the lakeside hotel invites you for special barbeque dinners on Friday and lunches on Saturday. Sedi Height, Lakeside road, Pokhara, (061)466303/304,

Barahi Resort, luxury has a new address. Andrauli, Chitwan, Nepal

Hotel Landmark, made entirely from traditional Nepali brick and woodcraft, this hotel is rich not only in heritage, but also in services and boasts an award winning restaurant, the Hungry Eye. Pokhara, (061)462908/3096/4897,

Haatiban Resort, climb up to Chandragiri 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



Workshop, Jugaa, UgraKarma, Vomiting Snake and Binaash run riot, and sale of limited edition shirts and CDs. Rs 200, 5 October, 12pm, Motor Horse MC, Sitapaila

Comin’ east, pioneering Nepali rock band Cobweb venture across the Kosi. 10 October, Urlabari

Get loud, your favourite Nepali rockstars at a town near you. 5 October, Kathmandu, Dasrath Stadium

This is jazz, celebrate Dasain with Natalia Calderon, Mariano Abello, Juan Ortiz, Bob Sands, Paul Pax and some of the finest Nepali artists. Rs. 999, 8 October, Patan Museum, Lalitpur, Tickets available at Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Moksh Live, Summit Hotel, Coffee, (01)5013554, 9841970148

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