Events

15th KIMFF

15th KIMFF, Pick your favourite movies from the list of more than 70 films, including 15 in the 'Nepal Panorama' category, at the 15th Kathmandu International Film Festival (KIMFF). 14-18 December, Kumari Hall, Kamanpokhari, (01) 4440635

Khabar Garaun 1145, Come for the lauch of the National Women Commission's Helpline Khabar Garaun 1145, a 24-hour, toll free number. 10 December, 11am, National Women Commission, Bhadrakali Plaza, Kathmandu (01) 4256701

Yala Newami, This exhibition by photographer Bjørn, featuring a series of images of the people of Kathmandu Valley, reflects the ancient and vibrant culture of the Newars. 19 November -19 December, 5:30-10pm, Yala Mandala, Kwalkhu Road, Patan, Entry: Free, (01) 5536690

Piano workshop, Learn to play piano with Spanish maestro Daahoud Salim. The free course is followed by a four-month certified course.8 December, 5-6pm, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, (01) 50135554, 9813556945

Tradition subverted, An exhibition that explores self-identity and gender identification while engaging viewers in a dialogue about urbanisation and ecology, by artists Erina Tamrakar and Asha Dangol. 13 October-3 December, 11am-10:30pm, Yala Mandala, Kwalkhu Road, Patan, (01) 5536690

Beyond Journals, A one-week exhibition featuring the creative world of Marina Vaptzarova, where the art of journals becomes an art of living. 26 November- 2 December, Marina Vaptzarova Showroom, Baber Mahal Revisited  info@marinavaptzarova.com

The laugh club, Stand up comedians Kunal Kamra and Abhijeet Ganguly from Mumbai are in Kathmandu to rock the stage. Book your seats. 2 December, 5-7:30pm, Army Club, Sundhara, Rs1,500, Rs 1,000, Rs 500, 9801020132, 9802077100, 9801066882

Park Art Fair, The 11th Park Art Fair is all set to kick off where 53 eminent national and international artists will be showcasing modern, contemporary and abstract arts, sculputures, photographs, botanical art, graphic arts and many more. 1-3 December, 10:30-6pm, Park Gallery, Pulchowk, 9843885152, contact@parkgallery.com.np


Dining

Gyakok at Ghangri

Gyakok at Ghangri, Heat up with Ghangri special Gyakok at a special package of Rs 995 (exclusive of taxes). Compliementary drink included. Valid till 31 December.Boudha, Ghangri Botique Hotel, (01)4482888,

The Vesper House, Stop by for the best in Italian and all local favourites, in breezy outdoor seating. Also a great venue for wine connaisseurs. Jhamsikhel, (01) 5548179, www.vespercafe.com   Capital Grill Restaurant & Bar, Tantalise your taste buds with the best thakali khana set, known as Jimbu Thakali, in town. Tangal, (01) 4437674

Little Italy, Turn vegetarian at this Italian food chain and don’t forget to end your meal with the chef’s special chocolate bomb. Kamaladi Road, (01) 4233577, 4233578, 9801195000

Bubbly brunch, Book your seats and enjoy Saturday brunch with friends and family for only Rs1,500 per person (net). The amazing shawarma and pasta won’t let you down. Every Saturday, 11am to 3pm, Shambala Garden and Club Sundhara, Shangri-La Hotel, (01) 4412999

Falcha, Give in to the twin pleasures of lemon jeera chicken and mutton handi kabab. Jhamsikhel, 9851013475

Dunga, Head down for some 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

Gokarna Forest Resort

Gokarna Forest Resort, A numinous paradise that relaxes you and encourages meditation, just a 20-minute drive away from Kathmandu. Gokarna, (01)4451212, info@gokarna.net

Hotel Mystic Mountain, Plan a weekend trip to this newly-opened exquisite resort located in the forest of Nagarkot hill. Nagarkot, (01) 4426646   The Last Resort, Embrace nature and test your limits with canyoning, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking and bungee jumping. Bhotekosi, Sindhupalchok, (01) 4700525/1247   Jhule Mountain Resort, Resting 2,050m above sea level, the eco-resort has 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

Temple Tree Resort and Spa, A peaceful place to stay, complete with a swimming pool, massage parlour and sauna. It'll be hard to leave once you go in. Gaurighat, Lakeside, (061)465819

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   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


Music

Christmas Chorale

Christmas Chorale, Participate in the 35th anniversary holiday concert organised by The Kathmandu Chorale. Free entry, snacks and drinks. 9 December, 3:30-6pm, KISC School, Dhobighat.

Tattwa live, Make your weekend memorable at Shambala Garden with a taste of barbeque and live performances by Tattwa Band, just Rs2,000 per person (net). Every Friday, Shambala Garden, Hotel Shangri-La, (01) 4412999

Nabin at Trishara, Listen to your all-time favourite singer, Nabin Kumar Bhattarai, perform live. 2 December, 5pm onwards, Trishara, Lazimpat, (01) 4410200

Live with Rohit, Book your seats to boost your weekend listening to one of the most sought after singers in town, Rohit John Chettri. 8 December, 6-11pm, Downtown Pub & Grill, Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur, 9840017245

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