Shiva Ratri A day dedicated to the god of destruction, Shiva. Enjoy the Army parade and fly past and sky diving at Tundikhel in the afternoon or join hundreds in the evening as they offer prayers in Pashupati. 24 February
Be a trail mechanic, Ladies can participate in a trailside mechanics skills course led by a renowned mechanic Santosh Rai. 24 February, 4 to 6 pm, Kar.Ma Coffee, Jhamiskhel, Rs 800 (includes course, coffee and cookies).
Squat competition, Register to participate in the 2nd Interclub women’s squat competition organised by Jasmine Fitness and Spa on the occasion of Women’s Day. 7 & 8 March, Jasmine Fitness and Spa, Tripureswor, (01) 4117115
The Diary of Anne Frank, Those who missed it earlier can save the date for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ which will be screened at Rato Bangla School auditorium. 25 & 26 February, 6 pm onwards, Rato Bangla School, Rs 700 and 500 (adults), Rs 200 (students)
Textile art, Mark your calendar for an exhibition of Mexican textiles from the state of Chiapas. Until 27 February, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal, 11 am to 5 pm, (01) 4433930, 4218048
Women run, Jog or walk for women empowerment in this run organised to mark the International Women’s Day.
4 March, 7 am onwards, Jawalakhel Football Ground, Register: bit.ly/ktmfunrun2017
Pinkathon, Gear up for the Kathmandu Pinkathon, a women only event, and choose to run in 3km, 5km, 10km or 21 km run to promote and encourage women empowerment. 24 February, 7 to 11 am, Dasarath Rangashala Stadium, Tripureswor, www.kathmandupinkathon.com
Lords of slam, Book your tickets to experience the magic of spoken word poetry by internationally acclaimed poets Phil Kaye and Sarah Kay. 6 March, 5 to 10 pm, International Club, Sanepa. Rs 750 (advance sale) and Rs 1,000 (door sale), https://tinyurl.com/z9rxpv9
The Vagina Monologues, Don’t miss out on this year’s Vagina Monolgues 2017 with women’s rights advocates from different walks of life. The event is a benefit production for Hamri Bahini. 25 & 26 February, Shilpee Theatre, Battisputali, For more information: 9801819076 Tickets: http://bit.ly/2m9NKjV
Meal for a cause, Watch as Veda, a Russian and English group, performs a spiritual drama and dance. All proceeds from the event go towards the mid-day meal program for underprivileged school children. 25 February, Soaltee Crowne Plaza, 9801205729, Rs 3,500 per person (Tickets available at Himalayan Java, Basantapur, Dhokaima Cafe, Patan Dhoka, Keventers, Pulchok, Embassy Restaurant and Bar, Lajimpat and Jawalakhel)
Vootoo, The new home of Newari cuisine, as well as a continental menu for those who want to play it safe.
Dan Ran, The best authentic Japanese food in this part of town. Jhamsikhel, (01)5521027
Alfresco, For homemade pastas and other lip-smacking Italian delights. Soaltee Crowne Plaza, 4273999
Manny’s, Head down for some delicious Corn Fritters, Pad Thai Noodles, Crispy Crunchy Potatoes and don’t forget their signature Manny’s Spicy Wings all served with fine hospitality in an excellent space. Jawalakhel, 5536919
Mezze by Roadhouse, Dine at this place with smart, modern interior and chic terrace, and imbibe the Italian culture.
Darbar Marg, (01)4223087