Sri Lankan food fest
The world famous Sri Lankan Chef, Dr. Publis Silva and his assistant chef will be part of the Sri Lankan food festival organised by Qatar Airways, Hotel Yak & Yeti, and Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu.
25 May- 2 June, 6:30-10:30 pm, Sunrise Restaurant, Hotel Yak and Yeti, Darbar Marg, Rs2500 (plus taxes), (01) 4248999
Magic of Zaffran
Daljit Kaur Sudan’s first solo fashion runway showcases her latest collection ‘Magic of Zaffran’, a blend of traditional and contemporary Kashmiri embroidery design on fabrics from various countries including Nepal.
25 May, 6-9pm, Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Tahachal, (01) 4253272
Exhibition of paintings by Prithvi Shrestha, recipient of Himalayan Light Art Award.
25 May-20 June, 11am-5pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, (01) 4218048
Korean culture week
Korean traditional food exhibition, speech contest, K-pop performances, Korean market and cooking class on Friday and free 6 Korean film screenings from Saturday at QFX.
25/26-29 May, 1-6pm/9am-8pm, Heritage Garden, Sanepa/ Labim mall, Pulchowk
(01) 4270172/ (01) 4442220
Nepal then & now
A photography exhibition that juxtaposes historical and contemporary photographs of Nepal, examining the changes in physical and social landscape of Nepal. Opening acts by Raspberry Bush and Bee Numb. Also the place will host a talk on Nepali art and culture by Abhi Subedi at 2pm.
25 May-1 June, 5:30-8:30pm (on opening day), Bikalpa Art Centre, Pulchowk, (01) 5013524
The Ugly Duckling
Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story The Ugly Duckling told in a theatrical way by director Najir Hussein. Drama
25 May-3 June, 5:30pm (except Mondays), Mandala Theatre, Anamnagar
Opening exhibition of ‘Air_Mcube eighth season’ with resident artists Bethany M Richards, Bidhata KC, Graham Blackshaw and Salil Subedi, curated by Manish Lal Shrestha.
27 May- 8 June, 5pm, Gallery Mcube, Mitra Park, Chakupat, (01) 5260110, 9851170110
Portraits & landscapes
Best portraits and landscapes of Nepal shot by participants of Eric Huynh’s photography workshop in April displayed in exhibition.
25 May-29 June, Auditorium, Alliance Francaise Kathmandu, Pulchowk, (01) 5009221
Celebration of womanhood
Visual artist Erina Tamrakar’s collection of art celebrating womanhood on display at the restaurant.
25-31 May, 11am-10pm, GG Machaan, Pulchowk, (01) 5554291
Moods and Moments
Award winning photographer with 27 years experience, Min Ratna Bajracharya, exhibits his photographs in a collection - Moods and Moments. Also on display is Toni Hagen’s camera which took pictures of Nepal since the 1950s, a gift to Bajracharya from Hagen.
25 May-20 June, The Britt, Taukhel, Godavari, 9841242307
International food tasting
Get a taste of American, Japanese, British, Spanish and Sri Lankan cuisine prepared and guided by students from culinary arts and hospitality at the International Food Tasting event.
26 May, 11am-5pm, Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Rs350, 9801104804
One day hikes, Dhulikhel- Namobuddha- Panauti, on Saturday and Hattiban-Champadevi- Pharping on Sunday for small groups led by a trusted guide. Register online for the package.
26/27May, 6:30am, Outdoor Adventure Center Nepal, Thamel, Rs1,000, (01) 4433515
Yin Yang yoga
Explore the nature of Yin and Yang through asana, pranayama and meditation on the weekends with Lisa.
26-27 May, 8am-8pm, Pranayama Yoga community, Thamel, 9802045484
Sight and sound
An exhibition featuring sound performance by Graham Blackshaw and Salil Subedi and visual art by Bethany M Richards and Bidhata KC.
27May- 9 June, 5-7am, Chakupat, 9851170110
Moonshine affairs: Flux
Kaalo. 101 celebrates this month's full moon with a workshop by Yajyu Manandhar and Michael Gordon who have been experimenting with sugar to create monochrome pieces in public spaces.
29 May, 11am-6pm, Kaalo. 101, Nagbahal, Patan, 980-3553123
An alternative soul/RnB band from Mumbai, takes influences from Janis Joplin, Hiatus Kaiyote, Ella Fitzgerald and Hozier. Come in for a groovy night that will leave your heart thumping and hip shaking. 25 May, 7-10pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, Rs500 (with beer), Rs 300 (ticket only), (01) 5528362
PhosphenesAn indie band from Kathmandu speaks to your soul while you enjoy dinner. 25 May, 7-10pm, Pauline’s Garden, Aanek marg, Baluwatar, (01) 4221537, 9803919575
Bob Dylan tributeCelebrate 77th birthday of the legendary musician and song writer Bob Dylan at the continental cafe . 26 May, 5:30pm onwards, The Yard by Oasis Garden Homes, Rs500, 9841386652/ 9801038665
Speakeasy ft. Lindy HopSpeakeasy plays tunes from the swing era to get you to dance along with Lindy Hop dancers at the ‘Swing Night’. Don’t forget to put your vintage looks on. 26 May, 7-9pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5528362
Jammin’ ThursdayA place to meet fellow musicians, play a few tunes with them, or listen to those making music. This week is a tribute to Miles Davis. 30 May, 7-9pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5528362
BinamEnjoy a night of live indie music by Binam Karmacharya with food and drinks. 30 May, 7-11:30pm, Jatra Café & Bar, Thamel, (01) 4256622
Get a bite of a flavourful buffet brunch at the Café after taking a dip at the pool to beat the blazing summer heat. Also enjoy a complimentary cocktail or mocktail with the package.
Radisson Hotel Kathmandu, Lazimpat, Rs2,200 (adults), Rs1,100 (children below 12 years), (01) 4411818
Experience luxurious culinary delights at the hotel’s Indian and Continental restaurant, without compromising on comfort.
Hotel Ambassador, Lazimpat, (01) 4410432
The Coffee Shop
Following the popularity of last year’s event, ‘Mad About Mangoes’ is back with a special menu with mangoes in every item, from drinks, main course to desserts. Happy indulging!
Hotel Annapurna, Darbar Marg, (01) 4221711
Nepali dal bhat, Newari khaja, Swiss Rösti, Italian Risotto and Thai green curry. Lakpa’s Chulo has a variety of cuisines to offer. Garlic chilli prawn at this cosy restaurant is to die for.
Jhamsikhel, (01) 5542986
Discover the culture of Hyderabad through traditional Nizami and Andhra Pradesh delicacies specially curated by Chef Deepak and his team.
24 May-2 June, 7-10:30pm, Fairfield by Marriott, Thamel, Rs1,999, (01) 4217999
This American style diner offers a large assortment of appetisers and entrees to suit everyone’s tastes. Present 3 bills paid in Capital Grill paid in the same month and get a privilege membership for discounts and seasonal offers.
Bhatbhateni, (01) 4428426
Enjoy your weekend brunch by the pool with family and friends and a wide spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian buffet featuring barbecue, kebab stations, antipasti and wok station
19-20 May, 12:30-4pm, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Bouddha, Rs2,500 (single), (01)5171234
The newly renovated restaurant at Hotel Royal Singi serves healthy and flavourful gluten-free meals. Don’t believe? Try Quinoa Tabbouleh served with grilled skewers of paneer, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers and onions.
Lal Durbar, Kamaladi, (01) 4424190/ 4424191
Empire Restaurant & Bar
Enjoy Stuffed Potato Croquette, a classic French dish, for lunch or dinner at the restaurant serving vegan as well as meat food items.
Kupondole Heights, Bakhundole, 9801112311
Dance your stress out at the resort’s party and enjoy the day with BBQ, burgers, ice creams and cocktails. A stay at the hotel also offers a pool day pass.
19May, 12-5pm, Tiger Palace Resort, Bhairahawa, Rs2,500, (071) 512000
Lake View Resort
The resort’s private huts, featuring hand crafted wooden furniture, local stone exterior and a private veranda, offer a great weekend escape.
Lake Side, Pokhara (061) 461477/463854
Dahlia Boutique Hotel
A luxury hotel at the bank of Phewa Lake with 180 degree mountain and city view: a good end to a memorable trek.
Lakeside, Pokhara, (061) 466505
Amazing mountain views through gaps in monsoon clouds for refreshing weekend escapades.
Nagarkot, (01) 6680080
Gaida Wildlife Camp
Bordering the rhino zone in the central area of Chitwan National Park, the camp is a great place to reconnect with wildlife. Drive to Sauraha, and the Camp folks will take care of you from there.
Chitwan, (01) 4215409/ 4215431
Atithi Resort & Spa
Continuously on TripAdvisor’s list of top ten hotels in Nepal, the resort is a quiet sanctuary that fuses Nepali traditions with modern amenities. Spend the weekend here to make it remarkable.
Lakeside, Pokhara, (061) 1466760
Godavari Village Resort
Spread over 14 lush green acres, the resort offers mountain views and traditionally-styled cottages and buildings overlooking rice fields.
Godavari, (01) 5560675
Shangri-La Village Resort
2 nights and 3 days special package at the village resort. Let the monsoon bring out the madness in you.
18 May- 30 September, Gharipatan, Pokhara, Rs7,499 (single, get coupons worth Rs3,000 back), (061) 462222
If you prefer the quiet and admire a mix of old and new, this is the perfect place to stay. Not too far from the city, yet worlds apart.