Events

Kathmandu kora

Kathmandu kora, Join hundreds of cycling enthusiasts and ride 50, 70 or 100 km to raise funds for a cycling trail in the Bungamati area of the Kathmandu Valley. 15 July, 7 am onwards, Patan Darbar Square https://www.facebook.com/ktmkora/

True stories project, An art exhibition to raise awareness about and against gender-based abuse, exploitation and human trafficking. 14-31 July, 10am-6pm, Patan Museum, Lalitpur, (01) 4218048

Inviting submissions, Hurry and submit documentaries for the 11th edition of Film Southasia to be held in Kathmandu, 2-5 November 2017. Deadline: 15 July http://www.filmsouthasia.org/

Bonjour, Register for three-hour weekend courses or 1.5 hour online classes every week and you’ll soon be sounding like a native French speaker. 22 July, Alliance Française de Katmandou, Pulchok, 9am-12pm, Rs 11,190 for 45 hours of classes, 9808418422

Open mic for Parkinson’s, Attend an event dedicated to Parkinson’s: you can choose to show your talent, share your story or just be an audience member. 22 July, 11 am onwards, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, Rs 1,000 (welcome drink and snacks included)https://www.facebook.com/parkinsonsnepal/

Vocal workshop, Learn singing techniques from renowned jazz vocalist Diandra Danieli, hosted by Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory. 5 July-30 August, Registration: (01) 5013554, http://www.katjazz.com.np/vocal-teacher-diandra-danieli/

Life in colour, A photo exhibition showcasing the work of French-Mexican videographer and photographer Susana San Juan Lopez. 26 June-17 July, Image Ark, Patan, (01) 5506665

Hold my hand, Join the pilot session of the five-day Hold My Hand Nepal Feminist Summer School, which will discuss the politics of NGO Feminism in Nepal and beyond. 22 July, 12:30-2:30 pm, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, holdmyhandnepal@gmail.com

Kids camp, Children 5-12 years old can join this five-day camp to enjoy music theory, games, guitar workshops, yoga and meditation, wall climbing, photography and much more. 17-21 July and 23-27 July, 10am-2 pm, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5013554


Dining

Embers

Embers, A large and cosy place serving a blend of continental dishes and Nepali favourites. Krishna Gali, Pulchok, (01)5534766, embers.ktm@gmail.com, www.embers-restaurant.com

Pauline’s Garden, A perfect place to enjoy the sunset and sip on a happy-hour cocktail. Buy one cocktail and get one free on Thursdays. Baluwatar, Aanek Marg, (01) 441537

Alice Restaurant, Step in for a spread of Thakali, Chinese, Continental and Japanese cuisines. Gairidhara, (01) 4429207, Darbar Marg, (01) 4429207

Embassy, Away from the hustle-bustle of the streets, find here a variety of multi-cuisine dishes at a place ideal for business meets and casual rendezvous. Panipokhari, (01) 4424040

La Bella Cafe, Italian cuisine to tease your palette this weekend. Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, 01-4700078

Fresh Cup, This coffee-culture café is the place for aromatic Americanos and mochas. Try the grilled chicken sandwich, among other selections. Kamaladi, Kathmandu, (01) 4428040

Tasneem’s Kings Kitchen, A charming restaurant proposing the unique flavours of Bohra Muslim Food. Jhamsikhel, 9801282727, (01) 2239532

Taza, Middle Eastern restaurant featuring a Syrian chef. Offers free deliveries within Patan. The shawarmas are succulent. Pulchok, (01)5541592, 9860960177

Café Déjà Vu, Spend an evening at this budget restaurant that offers more than six types of momos. Tip: try the chicken kurkure. Naxal, (01) 4428829


Cinemas


Getaways

Neydo Monastery

Neydo Monastery, A monastery and guest house, Neydo is home to many significant religious sites of the great ‘siddhas’. Book a room and leave your troubles behind. Pharping, Kathmandu, www.neydohotel.com

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

Jhule Mountain Resort, At 2,050m elevation, this eco-resort has a farmhouse stretching across hills covered in fresh pine. Enjoy an organic homestay experience. Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Lapsiphedi-3, Jhule, (01) 6212399

Dwarika’s Hotel, A little slice of paradise hidden in the middle of the city. Start the day off with complimentary yoga classes in this award-winning heritage hotel. Battisputali, Kathmandu,  (01) 4470770

Milla Guesthouse, If you enjoy the quiet, and admire a mix of old and new, this is the perfect place to stay in Bhaktapur. Not too far from the city, yet miles away. Bhaktapur, 9851024137

Tiger Mountain Lodge, Situated 1,000 ft above Pokhara valley, the resort offers spectacular views of Machapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. www.tigermountainpokhara.com, (01)4426427, 9849194874

Famous Farm, Wake up to the sounds of chirping birds and a fresh morning breeze wafting in through the ankhijhyal. Nuwakot, (01) 4700426, info@rural-heritage.com

Mum’s Garden Resort, Head 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.  Lakeside, Pokhara, (06) 1463468, www.mumsgardenresort.com

Landmark Forest Park, Eco-friendly resort that offers safari packages. Bed and breakfast at Rs4000 plus taxes per person. Chitwan, (056) 580311, 9851059096


Music

Night light

Night light, Spend your Friday night listening to the beats of the Light band. 14 July, 6 pm, Hunger Ground Restaurant & Cafe, Darbar Marg, 9843415210

Food and music, Enjoy a three-course meal and select a pint of beer while enjoying live music by Priyadarshani Shrestha and Aabhiskar KC. 14 July, 7-10 pm, Empire Restaurant & Bar, Kupondol Heights Road, 9813967032

Friday night live, Sway to the rhythms of the Render band and spend your weekend with friends and family. 14 July, 6:30-10 pm, Laptey Newari Cuisine, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5548968

Zephyrtone, The Zephyrtone duo ‘Shooting Stars’ will be rocking the stage with their exceptional soundscape of covers and original tracks. 14 July, 8 pm onwards, Karma Lounge and Bar, Tripureswor, Rs 1,000, (01) 4117148

Phatcowlee, Catch bass guitarist Rajan Shrestha perform electronic numbers during the EP launch of his new project Phatcowlee. 15 July, 5-6 pm, RS MOTO, Gahanapokhari, Kathmandu, 9865135937

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