BFF, adopt a dog from Animal Nepal’s shelter – the local mixed breeds are healthier and better adjusted to local conditions than pedigrees. Rs 150,, (01)5538068, 9841334537

The Butterfly Home Project, a fundraising exhibition and sale of arts and crafts by the children of Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC). 19 to 20 July, 11am to 5pm, The City Museum, Darbar Marg

Headspin, Take part in the ultimate B-boying competition in Nepal and compete with dancers from New Delhi and Mumbai to win Rs 25,000 in cash prizes.Rs 250, 10 August, St Xavier's School, Jawalakhel

Joystick joy, Take part in the All Nepal E-Sports Challenge and be second to none in hyper-reality – inviting Counter Strike, DOTA and FIFA '14 teams. 18 to 22 July, 10am to 6pm, Civil Mall, call 9849659820 for registration

Muna Madan, Nepal’s favourite epic on stage again. Runs till 31 July, Rs 100/200/300/500, Rastriya Nachghar, Jamal

Impression, an exhibition of the works of photographer Aakash Pradhan.10am to 5pm, Cafe Mitini, Lajimpat, (01)4002070

Kickabout, your shot at glory as it rains goals at the second Arsenal Nepal Futsal Fest. 19 July, 11am onwards, Sky Goals, Bhatbhateni Store, Maharajganj

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. 18 to 19 July,

Flagbearers, Be one of 30,000 participants to form the largest human national flag and make it to the Guinness Book of World Records. 9 August, 6 to 9am, Tundikhel, Kathmandu

Beyond auto mode,learn how to use your camera beyond its auto function. Don't just be a button-pusher; take control of your pictures. Registration until 18 July.20 to 31 July, 5.30 to 7pm, Rs 6000, Canon Imaging School, Maitry Bhawan, New Road

Amalgam, A series of talks around the ongoing exhibition at Siddhartha Art Gallery 20 July, Socio-political art, questioning the role of the artist as an informed citizen, 3pm

27 July, Street art, spreading socio-political messages through art in the local community, 3pm.

Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited

Charya Nritya, Experience Kathmandu's version of dance meditation under the tutelage of Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya and immerse yourself in nature, consciousness and compassion. Rs 1,600, 1 to 14 September, 12.15pm,



Chopstix, savoury Asian food cooked in true Chinese fashion sure to charm and impress. Try the famous drums of heaven. Kumaripati, (01)5551118

iDoYo Ushi No Hi, savour exquisite Japanese delicacies at Mako’s to celebrate the Japanese eel festival.18 to 20 July, Mako's Japanese restaurant, The Dwarika's hotel, Battisputali

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

Vol Au Vents, go crazy with choice combination of fillings for scones, crepes and vol au vents with the Lounge’s new interactive menu. Rs 400 (exclusive of tax) onwards, The Lounge, Hyatt Regency, Tusal

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

Kasi, spread out over a large terrace overlooking Phora Darbar, Kasi offers a delectable plate of Newari delicacies. Darbar Marg

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

eekend brunch, beside the swimming pool and Jacuzzi at Hyatt Regency. Ideal way to end the week, with fun, food and friends.

The Café, Hyatt Regency. Saturdays 12.30pm to 4pm, until 3.30pm (Sundays). Rs 18 000, (01)449 1234

Lal Durbar Restaurant, authentic Nepali dinner with cultural shows. Hotel Yak & Yeti, Darbar Marg, (01)4248999, [email protected]

Trisara, with dishes like flambeed prawns, crispy chicken, and khao soi, it would be a folly to ignore its aromas. Lajimpat

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



Neydo Monastery

Neydo Monastery, a monastery and guest house, Neydo is home to many significant religious sites of the great siddhas. Leave your troubles behind and book a room. Pharping, Kathmandu

Indulge at Hyatt Regency Special relax package for two: one night at hotel, complimentary spa and buffet breakfast the next morning. Rs 9 000. For reservations, call 977 1 449 1234 or email [email protected]

Balthali Village Resort, a small, cosy retreat with a bird’s eye view of green terrace fields dotted with ochre painted houses. Balthali, Kavre, 9851075818

Jhule mountain resort, resting 2050m above sea level, the eco-resort boasts a farmhouse that stretches across a hill covered in fresh pine. Enjoy an organic homestay experience. Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Lapsiphedi-3, Jhule, (01)6212399


Shastriya sangeet

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

Love=rebellion, Party with bands and slam poetry collectives like Garbage Inc, Squirt Guns, Social Nerve, Youth Unite, and Word Warriors. Rs 150, 19 July, 7pm onwards, La Grange, Thamel

Hunkaar, Nepali vedic death metal band Dying Out Flame are releasing their debut album Shiva Rudrastakam, supported by Deflesh, Undefined Human, Corpse Sick, and Forensic Torture.24 July, Rs 50, Sainik Bhawan, Dharan 2 August, Rs 350 (including CD), Hetauda

Raktapyas, 28 of Nepal's sickest thrash/grind/death metal bands are out to get you – are you game? 21 July

Devika Bandana, catch the songstress with over 300 hit songs to her name in her live solo comeback performance. Hotel Radisson, Lajimpat, Kathmandu. 9801184474.

House of music, for five days a week, this bar and restaurant is packed with musical events that include open mics, karaoke and jam sessions. Open Tuesdays to Sundays , 4 to 11pm, Amrit Marg, Thamel, 9851075172

Heavy friggin' gig, Party with the underbelly of the local music scene, featuring Shannon Scam, Wakk Thuu, 13th Street, Strangle and other wildly agitated rock combos. Rs 100, 1pm onwards, Jamsthan, Talchikhel, Lalitpur

Music at the museum, catch Nepal's favourite blues guitarist in action with his band, the Ashesh trio performs at the City Museum, featuring the Thimi Dhimey Pucha. Rs 350,19 July, 6.45pm, The City Museum, Darbar Marg

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