Japanese Film Festival
This film festival brings a selection of Japanese movies with English subtitles. Entrance to Pokhara shows are free, while tickets are necessary for Kathmandu shows but are available for free in Embassy of Japan or the JALTAN office
At Tribhuvan Army Officers’ Club, Tundikhel, Kathmandu
5 Centimeter per Second, 1pm, 22 March
Hana no Ato, 2:15pm, 22 March
Pop In Q, 11am, 23 March
From Me to You, 12:50pm, 23 March
Noriben, 3:30pm, 23 March
(01) 4426680, [email protected]
An exhibition of mixed media artworks by Ragini Upadhyaya Grela, an eminent Nepali artist who was previously the chancellor of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts.
Until 13 April, 12 to 7:30pm (On Saturdays: 9am to 4pm), Kathmandu Art, LeSherpa,
Our Songs from the forest
Uma Bista brings the stories of young women navigating life in Achham's hills in this photo exhibition.
Until 10 April, 11am-7pm, Chhaya Center, Thamel, (01)442220
This multimedia exhibition showcases documentaries from Bhojpur, Janakpur and Manang as musicians travel to these places and collaborate with local artists to create original tunes infused with traditional touch.
Until March 31 (except Saturdays and Sundays), 10am-5pm, British Council Atrium, Lainchaur, (01)4237700
Yoga for Beginners
Those who have never tried Yoga before can sign up for this workshop to learn some basic stretches and poses to experience the health benefits of yoga. There will be 6 consecutive classes for 75 minutes each.
24-29 March, 4:30 to 5:45pm, Rs4000, Soorya Wellness Centre, Laazimpaat, (01)4001714 / 19, 9818481972
Talk with Satya Mohan Joshi
Legendary Nepali writer, researcher and historian Satya Mohan Joshi will share his ideas.
25 March, 10-11:30am, National College, Dhumbarahi, (01)4420871
This month, the discussion topic is violence against women and the #MeToo movement.
23 March, 1-3pm, Bent Fork, Baluwatar, 9841444381
Be a part of a 3-day course by The Art of Living to rejuvinate your mind and reduce stress by learning the Sudarshan Kriya. Preregistration required.
28-30 March, Gyan Mandala, Jhamsikhel, 9843527048, 9851177642
The Great Giant Leap
An audio visual performance with a compelling wildlife theme dedicated to the desert and The Great Indian Bustard. This species of bird found in Rajasthan is in the brink of extinction.
23 March, 6:30-9pm, Rs500, Rs300 (students), free for children below 12, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka,
[email protected] (organisers)
The special theme of Women In Movies through March will conclude with the critically acclaimed 2018 drama Can You Ever Forgive Me.
25 March, 7-9pm, Base Camp Outdoor Lifestyle, Jhamsikhel, 9841226397
International Women's Trade Expo
The fourth edition of this expo will bring women-crafted products such as clothing, handicrafts and even argricultural produces. Explore from an assortment and enjoy the day with your friends and family. There will also be handicraft workshop from local women experts.
28 March - 1 April, Heritage Garden, Sanepa, 4239942 (hosts)
The Elements is a three-member band and their live shows combine story-telling and music-making.
22 March, 8pm, Helena’s restaurant, (01)4266979
Dev Rana and Jyoti Ghimire lead the formation to perform three hours of their original music, covers of the western and Nepali rock and roll, blues and other musical genres.
22 March, 7-10pm, Social Cafe, Gairidhara, (01)4427370
The popular Nepali folk rock band perform some of their hit songs along with Hari Maharjan.
23 March, 5:30pm, Countdown 4 Restaurant & Bar, Gaindakot, Lumbini, (078)501441
Popular Nepali Singer Hemanta Rana and musician Kali Prasad Banskota will perform with the Innercore Band.
23 March, 8pm, Lord of the Drinks, Thamel, 9843948991
Pahenlo Batti Muni
The band Pahenlo Batti Muni will be performing this Friday night as part of the Base Camp Music Festival.
22 March, 6:30-9:30pm, Rs300, Base Camp Outdoor Lifestyle, Jhamsikhel
Located away from the clamour of Jawalakhel’s noisy streets, Utopia features Newari dishes, as well as French, Italian and other continental cuisines.
Beer and Kebabs
Shangri-La brings some delicious kebabs paired with beer as springtime arrives. You can choose from a spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian items, and also enjoy with friends and family with different pricing combinations.
Until 8 April, Shangri-La Hotel, Lazimpat, (01)4412999 and Shangri-La Village Resort, Pokhara (061)462222
Enjoy a 50% discount on all types of steamed momos .
Every Monday, Classic Momo, Naxal, (01)4428648
A fulfilling brunch buffet featuring barbecue, kebab stations, antipasti, live
station and delicious desserts. The price also includes swimming and some complimentary drinks.
Every Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 to 4pm, Rs2699++per person, The Cafe, Hyatt Regency, Bouddha (01)5171234 / 4217123
Special vegetarian and vegan menu featuring some innovative, fresh vegetarian and vegan items from around the world. Make your reservations soon.
Every Wednesday, 6pm onwards, Chimes restaurant, (01)5549673
The restaurant brings an edition of ‘Barbeque, Dumplings, Burgers and Beers’ for a hearty and enjoyable Saturday afternoon. You can enjoy over 25 variations of beer as well as diverse dishes from over the world.
Chimes restaurant, 12-6pm, Sanepa, (01)5549673
A Newari-style boutique hotel that incorporates the rich art and architecture of the ancient city of Bhaktapur. The culture starts and ends at the gate of the hotel.
Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur, (01) 6611628
Yoga Room is hosting a 2-day workshop that can help you de-stress and discover yourself. The workshop is at the newly constructed Vishuddhi Alaya, a beautiful retreat place for personal development located 42 km east of Kathmandu at Phulbari, Namobuddha. Contact Yoga Room for registration and details.
30-31 March, Yoga Room,
[email protected], 9818154225, 9823110018
Hyatt brings a special womanhood package for complete relaxation and rejuvenation this March. The package includes a 60-minute massage of your choice, a 45-minute body scrub, a 15-minute express organic cleanser, steam, sauna and whirlpool.
Until 31 March, 8am - 8pm Hyatt Regency, Boudha, for reservations:(01) 5171234
Nirvana Country Club Health & Golf Resorts
Forty-five minutes from Biratnagar Airport, this 9-hole course in Dharan was built at a former recruitment and pension base for the British Brigade of Gurkhas in 1962. The course is par-70 over 18 holes.
Ghopa Camp, Dharan, (025) 525555
A holistic retreat, drawing on ancient Himalayan knowledge and philosophy of care for nature and for oneself, set in magnificent natural surroundings.
Dhulikhel, (011) 490612
Relax with fine dining and wildlife safaris in Chitwan at Taj Safari’s luxurious lodge.
Chitwan National Park, 9851218500