Events

Movie day

Movie day, watch two French films Camille Rewinds and The Tree. 16 May, 8.30am & 6pm, Alliance Francais, Teku

City Museum Kathmandu, head down to Darbar Marg’s newest gallery on the block for personalised guided tours.

Tours run daily, accommodates up to 15 people, info@thecitymuseum.org

Cha cha cha, learn one month’s worth of salsa in four days. Rs 1,000 for singles, Rs 1,500 for couples, Monday to Thursday,7.30 to 8.30am/5 to 6pm/6 to 7pm, Salsa Dance Academy, Bhatbhateni

Solitudes, an exhibition of the work of Finnish photographer Päivi Wells. 20 May to 6 June, Image Ark

Gallery, Kulimha Tol, Patan Darbar Square Who is a feminist? Find the answer at a feminist reading group by Chaukhat.23 May, 3 to 5pm, Martin Chautari, Thapathali

Tuning Earth and Sky, a rare collection of the works of artist Jimmy Thapa. Runs till 21 June, Galleria Ishine, Kupandol Height, Sanepa

Story of a bulb, Spanish experimental photographer Ana Alvarez’s exhibition of the series of photography walks taken in Kathmandu.18 to 25 May, 3pm onwards, Siddhartha Art Gallery,Babar Mahal Revisited

Open house, featuring the work of artists Arpita Shakya, Ashuram Khaiju, and Palpasa Manandhar. Runs till 7 July, 11am to 6pm, Gallery Mcube, Chakupat

Retrospective, a look back at the oeuvre of senior artist and cubism enthusiast Surendra Pradhan. Runs till 18 July, Park Gallery, Pulchok, parkgallery.com.np

Life is flow, an exhibition by photographer Susanna Ferran and poet Frederic Hoffman accompanied by sound healer Chaitanyashree. Runs to 22 May, Image Ark Gallery, Kulimha, Patan Darbar Square

Opening night, DJs, slam poetry and movie screenings. 23 May, Alliance Francais, Teku

Selling books, buy and sell used books. 14 June, 10am to 4pm, Alliance Francais, Teku

This country is yours 16 May, 5.30 to 6.30 pm, screening of film Sweat drenched land by Arun Pradhan 17 May, 3 to 4pm, gallery-walk through with acclaimed photographer Surendra Lawoti 22 May, 4 to 5.40pm, discussion on the visual representation of marginalised groups 25 May, 4 to 5.30pm, Surendra Lawoti in conversation with audience 31 May, 11am to 7pm, get your portofolios reviewed by Surendra Lawoti 16 May to 1 June, 11am to 7pm, Nepal Art Council, photocircle.com.np

Tee off, get ready for the sun and go watch corporate leaders battle it out in the greens. 17 May, 7am onwards, Royal Nepal Golf Course, Airport road, Gaushala


Dining

Dan Ran

Dan Ran, the best Japanese food this part of town. Jhamsikhel

Embassy, soothing ambience with an extensive menu. Lajimpat

Froyo, beat the heat with a cup or two of this world famous frozen yogurt. Metro plaza, Uttardhoka

Phat Kath, offers French-ish food, a takeaway crêperie, low tables and hookahs for hippies, tables and chairs for normal people, and a formidable hip hop soundtrack for everyone. Thamel

Trout it all about, the Olive Garden at Radisson Hotel is offering fish lovers a reason to rejoice. Special trout dishes in any style of your preference, 6.30 to 10.30pm, Rs 1500 plus taxes per person.

Haus Café, pastas, pizzas, desserts, Haus does everything with equal perfection. Pulchok


Cinemas


Getaways

Barahi Jungle

Barahi Jungle Lodge, the first eco-jungle lodge of Chitwan directly overlooks the Chitwan National Park, spa, boutique guest room, individual and two-in-one private villas, including a suite with a private swimming pool. Andrauli, West Chitwan, www.barahijunglelodge.com

Atithi Resort, a perfect place to stay, nearby pool, massage, sauna, and delicious food of your choice. Shantipatan, Lakeside, Pokhara, (61)466760, (01)4002077

Waterfront Resort, take advantage of the summer discount and while away in the lake city. Rs 8,999 per person for two nights and three days, Sedi Height, Pokhara, (061)466370/04, 9801166311, waterfronthotelnepal.com

Weekend brunch, start your weekend with a sumptuous breakfast at the corner of Kathmandu, swimming included. Rs 1,499, 11am to 3pm, Park Village Resort, Budhanilkantha, (01)4375280/952, ktmgh.com


Music

Arohan-awaraha

Arohan-awarahan, go see the best of Nepali classical music at the 8th anniversary of Yalamaya Classics. 16 May, 5pm onwards, Yalamaya Kendra, Patandhoka, (01) 5553767

Dance-mandu, party with 20 sets of performers from Nepal and India, with other attractions like cocktail bar, children’s play area, djembe jamming, and a fire juggling show. 17 May, 10am onwards, Norling Resort, Gokarna

Rocking Friday, join in the merriment as Kathmandu’s The Spirit-X belts out a mixed bag of classic rock, blues, and rock n’ roll. 16 May, 8pm onwards, House of Music, Thamel

Starry Night BBQ, catch Ciney Gurung live as you chomp on your meat stick. Rs 1499, 7pm onwards, Fridays, Shambala Garden Café. Hotel Shangri-La, (01)4412999

Kripa Unplugged, young aspiring musicians give their own renditions of classics. youtube.com/user/KripaUnplugged

Free launch, the Nepali underground band Divine Influence play live to release their new EP Scarecrow. 17 May, Purple Haze

Rashid in Kathmandu, go watch the great Indian vocal maestro Ustad Rashid Khan live, accompanied by Jyoti Goho, Satyajit Talwakar, Murad Ali Khan, Yaswanth Golcha, Manoj Gautam, and Salikram Ghimire. Rs 1000/2000/3000/5000, 23 May, 5.45pm onwards, Royal Academy Hall

Take a bow, catch the jazz violinist Guillaume Blanc live. Free entrance, 6 June, Jazz Upstairs, Lajimpat

Arohan-awaraha

Arohan-awarahan, go see the best of Nepali classical music at the 8th anniversary of Yalamaya Classics. 16 May, 5pm onwards, Yalamaya Kendra, Patandhoka, (01) 5553767

Dance-mandu, party with 20 sets of performers from Nepal and India, with other attractions like cocktail bar, children’s play area, djembe jamming, and a fire juggling show. 17 May, 10am onwards, Norling Resort, Gokarna

Rocking Friday, join in the merriment as Kathmandu’s The Spirit-X belts out a mixed bag of classic rock, blues, and rock n’ roll. 16 May, 8pm onwards, House of Music, Thamel

Starry Night BBQ, catch Ciney Gurung live as you chomp on your meat stick. Rs 1499, 7pm onwards, Fridays, Shambala Garden Café. Hotel Shangri-La, (01)4412999

Kripa Unplugged, young aspiring musicians give their own renditions of classics. youtube.com/user/KripaUnplugged

Free launch, the Nepali underground band Divine Influence play live to release their new EP Scarecrow. 17 May, Purple Haze

Rashid in Kathmandu, go watch the great Indian vocal maestro Ustad Rashid Khan live, accompanied by Jyoti Goho, Satyajit Talwakar, Murad Ali Khan, Yaswanth Golcha, Manoj Gautam, and Salikram Ghimire. Rs 1000/2000/3000/5000, 23 May, 5.45pm onwards, Royal Academy Hall

Take a bow, catch the jazz violinist Guillaume Blanc live. Free entrance, 6 June, Jazz Upstairs, Lajimpat

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