Bagh Bhairav JatraAn idol of Bagh Bhairav, especially made for the festival, is carried through the streets of Kirtipur with traditional bands, followed by devotees chanting bhajans and kirtans and Lakhay dance. Circumambulate the Bagh Bhairab temple on this day with the devotees to know more. 17-18 August, 2pm onwards, Kirtipur,
Panorama 60sA panoramic showcase of post-1960s Nepali art, featuring work from eight pioneers of modern Nepali art. 1960s mark a turning point of modernism in Nepal with trends from Europe embodying artistic experimentation and innovation. 17 August, 11am-6pm, Bikalpa Art Centre, Pulchok, (01) 5013524
Games eveningFriday night means grabbing a drink, some food and play games. Join in for wide range of games in different categories: family, strategy, role playing and skills. 17 August, 5:30-7:30pm, Alliance Française Kathmandu, Pulchok, (01) 5009221
Interconnected AffectionA solo exhibition of Sabita Dangol, a visual artist based in Kathmandu, revolves around the affection between humans and nature. 17-31 August, 11am-7pm, GG Machan, Pulchok, (01) 5554291
Farmer's marketA perfect place to shop for fresh and healthy food, catch up with friends and family, or simply relax in the garden, this is a food lover's haven. Saturday, 8am-12:30pm and Wednesday, 4-7pm, Le Sherpa, Maharajganj, (01) 4428604
Healing the HimalayasFundraising for free health camp in Himalayan regions, Healing the Himalayas is organizing an eventful night full of music, poetry, dance performance and travel story. 17 August, 5pm onwards, Around the Corner, Bansbari, Rs800 (including snacks), 9843171278
Health Transformed by ArtA community art project bringing out the untapped therapeutic value of visual art in a hospital setting, providing psychological relief to patients, hospital staff, and general public. The exhibition marks the completion of the pilot project and displays the process and moments captured during the project. 17-19 August, 11am-5pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, (01) 4218048
Teej Saree MahotsavCollection includes sarees from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Nepali handmade lehenga shawl and designer dresses, Jaipuri kurta set and Lucknowi chikankari collection. 17-18 August, 11am-6pm, Old French Embassy House, Naxal, 9844888116
Nepal Higher Education fairThe 4th Nepal Higher Education fair brings together over 50 leading Nepali educational institutions offering more than 20 courses in management, IT, arts, law, engineering, social work, development studies and more. 17-18 August, 10am onwards, Hotel De’l Annapurna, Darbar Marg, (01) 4168120
Can’t pay? Won’t pay!Based on Dario Fo’s play ‘Can’t Pay? Won’t pay!’ Mandala Theatre brings ‘Sakeko tiraula, natra firima’, translated and directed by Bikash Joshi, starring Sarita Giri, Pramila Khanal, Anupam Sharma, Bijaya Baral and Umesh Tamang. 17-26 August, 5:30pm, Mandala Theatre, Anamnagar, (01) 4249761
The Monologue CascadeThe Monologue Cascade: Mano Chetana focuses on the major and emerging concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) with speakers from My Emotions Matter. 18 August, 11am-3pm, Youth Thinker’s Society Office, Kupondole, 9813942392
Green SherpaShopping, food, music, and a lot of DIY fun, join the sustainable party promoting sustainable living and ethical choices. This weekend engage in making more environmentally friendly decisions. 18 August, 11-6pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, 9803537459
Slave To The GrindA documentary on a music genre Grindcore capturing its 35-year lifespan, takes you to Japan, the US, the UK, Australia, Singapore, Finland and Sweden to discuss why the genre has persisted and changed over time. Purple Haze and Underground Pokhara are screening it for free. 18 August, 3:30-6pm, The Purple Haze Rock Bar, Thamel, [email protected]
Tshechu festivalAn annual religious festival in Bhutan held in temples, monasteries and dzongs. Witness the religious mask dances and colorful Bhutanese dances, receive blessings and socialize, every Wednesday. 22 August- 24 October, 3pm onwards, Bhutan Vision, Chhauni, 9801077752
Rooftop GardenRegister by 22 August for a two-day training by experts on solid waste management and roof top garden, based on the practical demonstration and field visit. 23-24 August, 11am onwards, Global Peace Foundation Nepal, Dilibazar Height, Rs600 (early), Rs700 (late), (01) 4430042/ 4430043
Live vocal looping by the Australian hip hop artist at two venues. 17/18 August, 7:30-10:30pm/ 8-10pm, Bikalpa Art Centre, Pulchok/ Base Camp, Jhamsikhel 9851147776
Jazz nightJazz music by Thugmento Trio with the restaurant’s Vegan food and drinks. 17 August, 7pm onwards, Places Restaurant and Bar, Thamel, (01) 4700413
Kanta Dab DabA trio band with sitar, percussion and bass playing some contemporary and fusion compositions on the 12th anniversary of Shisha Lounge and Bar. 18 August, 8-11:45pm, Shisha Lounge and Bar, Thamel, (01) 4701104
Sun Down Affair 03Best cocktails from Khukri Rum and musical performance from Indian artists Murthovic and Tuhin Mehta to help you get done with your weekend affairs. 18 August, 4pm onwards, Calm, Tangalwood, Naxal, (01) 4443904
Rock Night 2Live acts by Kamero, Cobweb, and Surakshya and the Band, with the launch of Kamero’s new music video Nepenthes from their album Absence Paradox. 18 August, 5pm onwards, Rs 500, 25 Hours, Tangalwood, Naxal, 9801057602
Sabin Rai and the PharoahSabin Rai & The Pharaoh setting the room on fire with a supporting act by Pariwartan. 18 August, 8:30pm- 12am, Reggae Bar, Thamel, Rs 500
The café and bistro is your doorway into a space that will induce smells, colors, sounds and shapes of your mind’s world. Pick your favourite: pita bread, baguette and multigrain bread sandwich all served with homemade fries and salad on side. Jhamsikhel, 9851111051
Beer and WingsBuffalo wings, lemon-pepper wings, garlic parmesan wings, honey BBQ wings, sweet and sour wings, chilly wings, buttermilk fried crispy wings or poleko (smoked) wings, take your pick at the hotel’s food promo. 17-20 August, 11am-11pm, Piano Bar, Hotel Yak and Yeti, Darbar Marg, Rs2,550/Rs1,450/Rs850, (01) 4248999 extn: 2865
Magic of mo:moIndulge in an array of mouth-watering momos available in various flavors and served with lip-smacking condiments. 17 August-16 September, 3-7pm, Lobby Lounge, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Boudha, (01) 5171234
Tex-MexSoaltee is hosting an authentic Texas Mexican cuisine festival featuring traditional Mexican food with a healthy twist, prepared by the hotel’s chef. 17-20 August, 7-10pm, Soaltee Crown Plaza, Tahachal, (01) 4273999
Get a genuine feel of authentic Newari heritage by living right in the middle of Maha Boudha and the Hiranya monastery. The hotel provides a complete tour package to immerse in the rich cultural heritage of Patan.
Gujibahal, Patan, $90 per night, (01) 5523168, 9851067168, booking.com
The Famous Farm
The three-storey boutique hotel in the subtropical Middle Hills, west of Kathmandu, is Nuwakot’s best kept secret along with the historical palace of the district. This little traditional house has a lot of rich cultural heritage to share.
Kuwapani, Nuwakot, (010) 413044
Overlooking the Japanese garden, the hotel’s spa offers a tranquil retreat to rejuvenate and relax the body, mind and soul. Try an Ayurvedic massage, Shirodhara or enjoy a personal Yoga lesson for a unique, traditional therapeutic experience. Packages available: Mountain Path, River Path and Forest Path.
30% off for treatments between 9am-2pm, Club Oasis, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Bouddha, (01) 5171234
A holistic retreat, drawing on ancient Himalayan knowledge and philosophy of care for nature and for oneself, set in magnificent natural surroundings.
Dhulikhel, (11) 490612
Himalayan Golf Course
Considered among the most unique courses in the world, Himalayan has 16 holes, par-73 over 18 holes, the course is vertical, and built in a valley of the Bijaypur Khola 80m directly below the clubhouse.
Majeri Patan, Pokhara, (061) 521882