NITFest 2019

NITFest 2019

The Nepal International Theatre Festival is a celebration of art, culture and traditions through theatre performances, and brings 30 diverse plays from 9 countries to Kathmandu. The plays are spread across 4 theatres across the valley. Rs300 for each show.

6pm at Mandala Theatre, Anamnagar, (01)5705761:

1. Roop Aroop, India, 1 March

2. Jokhana, Nepal, 2 March

3. Ek Mulaqat Manto Se, India, 3 March

4. Desaparaecidos 43, Italy, 4 March

3pm at Kausi Theater, Teku, 9841226959

1. In Transit, India, 1 March

2. Paanch, Nepal, 2 March

3. Head 2 Head, India, 3 March

4. Nidravathwam, India, 4 March

4:30pm, Gothale Theater, Battisputali, (01)4469621

1. Hip Hop Coppelia, Nepal, 1 March

2. Ta Rehaye, Afghanistan, 2 March

3. Mattbring, Bangladesh, 3 March

4. Mokshada, Nepal, 4 March

1pm at Kirtipur Theatre, Kirtipur, 9803949580

1. Gaida Times, Nepal, 1 March

2. Aaran, Nepal, 2 March

3. Helen, India, 3 March

4. Garbha Chhita, Nepal, 4 March

The Big Quiz

The quiz has 10 rounds with five questions each. With a broad range of topics, you are bound to find your forte. Each team can have up to 6 people. Bring your own team or join a table. Rs200 per person will be collected, and awarded to the winning team.

6 March, 7-8:30pm, Rs200, (01)5536051, Base camp Outdoor Lifestyle, Jhamsikhel


An international photo and film festival with movie screenings and photo exhibitions to unleash the power of storytelling. An ideal platform for young photographers and filmmakers to share stories, and open to all for attendance. Click here for tickets.

1-2 March, 12pm, Rs200, Baber Mahal Revisited, 9813776692


Thousands of devotees assemble at the Pashupatinath temple, pray and fast for spiritual cleansing in this Hindu Festival honouring Lord Shiva. Sadhus from Nepal and neighbouring India travel to the temple.

4 March, Pashupatinath temple

Gyalpo Losar

Tibetan and Sherpa communities celebrate their new year with special delicacies, dances

and festivities.

7 March, Tundikhel


An exhibition of etchings by Saurganga Darshandhari, recipient of Shakti Art by Women Award.

1-23 March, 11am-5pm and 12-5pm (Saturdays), Siddartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, (01) 4218048, 4433930

Karnali Art Exhibition

15 Nepali artists have captured the lifestyle of Karnali region through their paintings which were created in Mugu as part of the Karnali Art Workshop.

4 March, 11:30am, Theatre Mall, Kirtipur, 9861463752

Kids yoga

Consider sharing the breathing and mindfulness practice with your children and see how it transforms them. Spoilers: they are likely to cultivate coordination and awareness of others, while developing techniques to relax the mind and body.

Every Sunday, 4:30-5:30pm, Sooriya Wellness and Yoga Centre, Lazimpat, Rs500 (per class), (01) 4001714, 9818481972

Patan on foot

Walk through narrow streets and wide courtyards in the old town of Patan and explore its intangible heritage to understand the relevance of traditions in everyday life today. Examine the scope of Newar Buddhism and evolution of Patan as an urban hub. Every Monday and Thursday, 9-11am, $5 per person, 9801002974, [email protected]

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