Events

Let’s dance

Let’s dance, Register if you want to learn to move your feet with Maria Lopez from Spain, including the popular American dance Lindy hop. Classes on Mondays. 11 September (first class), 6-7pm, Nritya Aagan, For information: (01) 5013554, 9813556945, infor@katjazz.com.np

All about arts, Renowned art manager and cultural leader Pooja Sood is in town for a presentation on Arthink SouthAsia Fellowship. Followed by a panel discussion at the British Council (by registration). 8 September, 5pm, Himalayan Bank Auditorium, Kamaladi, 9849519933

Nepal Africa Film Festival, Don’t miss the opportunity to watch selected African films at the sixth edition of the Nepal Africa Film Festival. 18-20 September, 9am-5pm, Russian Culture Centre, Kamalpokhari, (01) 4416650

Displaced, Visit this art exhibition reflecting stories of refugees in Nepal. 30 August-12 September, 8:30am-10:30pm, Yala Mandala, Kwalkhu Road, Free, 9841797260, 9818239744

Divine fervor, The on-going exhibition of artist Govinda Dangol features12 different forms and moods of Lord Ganesh. 27 August-15 September, 10am-5pm, Park Gallery, Pulchowk, (01) 5522307, 9849830765

Comic con in Nepal, Fans of Marvel, DC, Anime, games and the comic genre are in for a treat. The event will also host international cosplay artists from Japan, the Philippines and India 9 September, 10am-8pm, Heritage Garden, Sanepa, (01) 5013096

Mexican Amate, Save the date for the Mexican Amate painting exhibition. 2-14 September, 11am-5pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu, (01) 4218048, (01) 4433930

Birds talk, Don’t miss this unique presentation on ‘The birds of the Bagmati and Taudaha Area’ by Arend van Riessen, followed by his book launch. 9 September, 2:45pm, Shangri-La Hotel, Lazimpat, (01) 4417805, (01) 4420213

Obstacle race, Be adventurous and test your strength in Nepal’s first obstacle race. 9 September, 6am, Godavari Football Ground, Rs1,000, free for ultra run.


Dining

Manny's

Manny's, Kick off your Fridays with a selection of mouth watering tapas, paired with red or white wine or a mocktail and a choice of sizzling meat for Rs999.Jawalakhel , (01) 5536919

Wunjala Moskva, Treat your palette to Newari and Russian dishes in the lush garden of ancient trees and trickling streams.  Naxal, (01) 4415236

Le Trio, Some of the most succulent jhol momochas (soup momos) in town. Narayanhiti Path and Jhamiskhel, (01) 4435440 / 5521647

1905, Heritage boutique suites with garden dining, 1905 Suites and Restaurants is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bookings open for four boutique suites. Nagpokhari, Naxal, For more information: 9860374450

Ventures Café, Stop by for the best fusion menu and all local favourites and enjoy the breezy outdoors seating. A great venue for beer connoisseurs. Baluwatar, 9851228014

Coffee Pasal, The place to sip an aromatic cup of coffee while gazing at Narayanhiti Museum. Darbar Marg Darbar Marg, (01) 4246483

European Bakery, For patties, éclairs, Swiss rolls, cookies, doughnuts and many more. Saturday specials. Chundevi, (01) 4422047

Dunga, Head over for delicious continental food and don’t forget their signature cocktails, all served with fine hospitality in an excellent space. Lakeside, Pokhara, ( 061) 463321


Cinemas


Getaways

Shangri-la Village Resort

Shangri-la Village Resort, Two nights, three days at Shangri-la Village Resort, Pokhara, with cash back coupons worth Rs3,000. Rs6,299 net per person on twin sharing basis. Pokhara, (061) 462222, shangrilavillagepokhara

Jhule Mountain Resort, Resting 2,050m 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

Park Village Resort, Yoga, detox and ayurveda treatment in a quiet corner of Kathmandu. Himalayan Peace and Wellness Centre, Park Village Resort, Budhanilkantha, (01) 4370286, peace@wellness.com.np

Haatiban Resort, Climb up to Champadevi in the morning for a royal view of Kathmandu Valley and jog down to the hotel for a relaxed evening. Pharping, Kathmandu, (01) 4371537 / 56

Raniban Retreat, Situated at the other end of Phewa Lake and nestled inside Raniban forest and the World Peace Stupa, this retreat has one of the best views of the Annapurna range. Phewa Lake, Pokhara, (01) 4411855

Glacier Hotel, Good value and friendly service for travellers on the lap of Lake Phewa. Gaurighat, Lakeside, Pokhara, (061) 463722, www.glaciernepal.com

Tiger Mountain Lodge, Situated 1,000ft above Pokhara Valley, this resort offers spectacular views of Machhapuchchre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. Pokhara, (061) 4426427, 9849194874, www.tigermountainpokhara.com

Meghauli Serai, Enjoy the relaxing fine dining, then venture out for monsoon wildlife safaris in Chitwan, via the Monsoon offer at Taj Safari’s Meghauli Serai. Chitwan National Park, 9801301969, 9851001548


Music

Hazy Farewell

Hazy Farewell, Enjoy and groove to a final night of tunes with musician Chiney Gurung & The Band. 13 September, 9:30pm onwards, Purple Haze Rock Bar, Thamel, 9803719781

Monsoon Music, Sample a mix of cuisines, check out product booths and enjoy a blend of upcoming and traditional Nepali musicians at this lively food fiesta.  9 September, 10am-5pm, RITZ, Balkumari

Unplugged Awaj, Unwind with cover tunes by local band Unplugged Awaj. 9 September, 8-11pm, House of Music, Thamel 9851075172

Mitho tour, MiKu presents a month-long city tour, the 'Mitho Tour,' for those who enjoy a unique blend of poetry and music. 9 September (Moksh), 22 September (Cafe Aamu), 7-10pm, Free entry 

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