Events

Kathmandu kora

Kathmandu kora, Join hundreds of cycling enthusiasts and ride for 50, 75, or 100 km to raise funds for a birthing centre in Pyutar, Lalitpur. 19 July, facebook.com/kathmandu.kora

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

Rinpoche, chance to learn about Buddhism and meditation from the Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche, twice. Rs 1,000, 21 June, 2.30 to 5.30 pm, Pranamaya Studio, 9802045484

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

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, [email protected]

Project Fight Back, Teaching women to take care of their own safety and fight back if necessary. Rs 500, 22 June, 10.15am to 12.15pm, Edushala, Pulchok

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

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

Conversations, Seira Tamang talks to journalist Prashant Jha. 20 June, 4pm, Nepal-Bharat Library, New Road

Birdwatch, head to Nagarjun to catch sight of Kathmandu's rare birds. 21 June, 6.30am, Raniban Gate, 9841330576

Movie time, watch acclaimed films from Israel at the 9th Israeli Film Festival. 20 June, Russian Cultural Centre, 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm

Kickoff, Watch all the matches of the football World Cup live. Rox Bar, Hyatt Regency, Boudha Refugee stories, photo exhibition, film shows and talk programmes on the millions of refugees who have either found new lives or still yearn for home. 20 to 30 June, The City Museum, Darbar Marg

On glamour,Rajan Nepal, editor of Shukrabar, will share his experience on women, media and glamour. 24 June, 3 to 4.30pm, Martin Chautari

I feel free, Listen to poets Bikram Subba and Manu Manjil recite their poems. Rs 100/200, 28 June, 3pm, Gothale Theatre, Battisputali, (01)4469621


Dining

Noyoz

Noyoz, this tiny little joint serves food that tastes like your mother’s cooking. Bhatbhateni

Mike’s breakfast, huge breakfasts and an endless supply of coffee amidst a lush garden setting characterise this cafe, popular among tourists and locals alike. Lakeside

Yak Restaurant, serves authentic Chinese food, try the mala tofu, chicken with fungus, and spicy pork spare ribs. Boudha, Kathmandu

Chez Caroline, exquisite food, glorious sunshine and more. 9am to 10pm, Babar Mahal Revisited, (01)4263070/4187

Lanhua, for the best of Chinese cuisine at great prices. Lakeside, Pokhara

Golden Dragon, breathing fire, roasting duck. Jhamsikhel

Mulchowk, the blend of culinary expertise and charms of a bygone era. Babarmahal

New Tushita Restaurant, relaxing ambience and good food. Don’t miss out on its penne with creamy bacon and mushroom sauce. Lajimpat, (01)44432957

Dragon Chinese Restaurant, try the Kung Pao Pork if alone and the Mai Cao if with company. Lakeside, Pokhara

Vootoo, the new home of Newari cuisine, as well as a continental menu for those who don’t want an adventure. Lajimpat, (01)4005222

Laskus Restaurant, welcome to the best taste your palates can get. Kathmandu Guest House, Thamel (01)4700800, [email protected]

Ghar-e-kabab, serving the best of north Indian cuisine, with live Sarod recitals on some days. Hotel Annapurna, Darbar Marg


Cinemas


Getaways

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, www.waterfronthotelnepal.com

Better weekends, good food and good company by the pool and jacuzzi to begin your weekends on the right note. Rs 1,800 excl. tax, 12.30pm onwards, Saturdays, The Cafe, Hyatt Regency Monsoon madness get away from the capital this monsoon and beat the heat in Pokhara. Rs 5,555 for 2 Nights/3 Days, Shangri-La Village Resort, Pokhara, [email protected], hotelshangrila.com. (01) 4410051, (061)462222.

Relax, A special one night accommodation package for two, including breakfast, and spa. Rs 9,000, Hyatt Regency, (01)4491234

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

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

Shangri~La Village Resort, set amidst peaceful surroundings with a breathtaking mountain view, landscaped gardens, water bodies and a relaxing ambience. Gharipatan, Pokhara, (61)462222, (01)4410051, [email protected]

Mum’s Garden Resort, head out to Pokhara for a peaceful and comfortable stay in beautifully designed cottages surrounded by a lush green garden with great views of Phewa Lake and the Annapurna range. Lake Side, Pokhara, (061)463468, www.mumsgardenresort.com


Music

Shastriya sangeet

Shastriya sangeet, the best of Hindustani classical every new moon night. 27 July, 4pm onwards, Battisputali

Music at Manny's, live Hindi and Nepali pop music with Shabnam Gurung and Dinesh Quartet. Manny's Eatery and Tapas Bar, Jawalakhel

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

Reggae night, get a load of jah music from Chari Amilo Kala Samuha every weekend. Rs 200, 21 June, 6pm onwards, Base Camp, Jhamsikhel

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