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Kora Cycling Competition

Kora cycling challenge

Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge is back this July, in its eighth edition. Riders from Nepal and all over the world gather to ride a personal challenge of 50/75/100km around Kathmandu Valley, for a social cause.

21 July, 7am-7pm, Begins at Patan, (01)4412508

Coffee meet

Discover more about Coffee with trainers from Università del Caffè, Nepal and challenge yourself in various interactive activities.

20 July, 3-7pm, Silver Mountain School of Hotel Management, Lainchaur, Rs150, (01) 4415038 / 4412584 / 4429151

That’s what she said

Funny Side up brings you an all women comedy show with Nepal’s lady standup comedians cracking their side of jokes and stories.

20 July, 6:30-8:30pm, Garage Lounge and Bar, Jhamsikhel, 9840011717

Trivia night

Join in at the Trivia Night for 5 rounds of 10 questions on a variety of themes and win prizes. Networking and booze session follows.

20 July, 5-8pm, Nepal Communitere, Pulchowk, (01) 5530229

Sketches by Jagadish

Jagadish Chitrakar, a renowned self-taught sculptor and son of Amar Chitrakar, visualises interesting forms and compositions in his collection of sketches.

20 July-13 September, 11am-7pm, Yala Madala, Patan, (01) 5536690

Chautari

Mcube Interdisciplinary Students Residency 2018 exhibition entitled ‘Chautari: Under the Shade,’ shows art works of 8 young artists from USA and Nepal created during one month’s residency workshop under the guidance of visual artist/curator Manish Lal Shrestha.

20-24 July, 11am onwards, Gallery Mcube, Chakupat, Lalitpur, 9851170110

Educational fair

The 12th ECAN Educational Fair with more than 100 stalls provides information and advice regarding education abroad.

20-22 July, 10am-5pm, Bhrikutimandap, (01) 4421487

A song rises in me

Join in for an intimate conversation with American poet, Christina Olivares, as she talks about writing life, body and being. Special performances by the women Word Warriors of Spoken Word Nepal and music by Ruby Basnyat & Co.

21 July, 4-6pm, Everfresh Cafe, Pani Pokhari, 9801064936

Shapes and shades

A basic sketching workshop for beginners by Mrigaja Bajracharya. Bring along materials and any drawing inspiration for a crash course on basic rules of constructing faces while making portraits.

21 July, 11-3pm, Sattya Media Arts Collective, Jawalakhel, Rs1,000, (01) 5521812

Health Transformed by Art

A 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.

22 July-16 August, 10am onwards (5:30pm- inauguration on 22 July), Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, (01) 4218048

Neftalk: Nepali economy

Having witnessed the transition of Nepal into a Federal Democratic Republic and experienced many economic upheavals, Alaina B. Teplitz, US Ambassador to Nepal speaks on ‘Nepali Economy: Reflections and Potential’.

24 July, 4-6pm, Hotel Himalayan, Kupondole, (01) 5548400

The Storytellers

Mark your date for the guitarists’ edition of The Storytellers—Hari Maharjan, Sunny Tuladhar, Binayak Shah and Deepak Moktan are sharing their stories.

25 July, 5:15pm onwards, Raashtriya Naachghar, Jamal, Rs 350 (pre-sale)/ Rs450 (door), 9851242128

Panorama 60’s

‘Panorama 60’s: Pioneers of Nepali Modernism’ is a panoramic showcase of 1960s Nepali contemporary art, featuring work from eight modern art pioneers of Nepal.

27 July, 6pm onwards, Bikalpa Art Centre, Pulchowk, (01) 5013524

Music

Kta Haru
Kta Haru

The fun filled band with their originals take
the center stage on Friday night. Groove along with the entertaining music while sipping some beer.

20 July, 7:30pm onwards, Beers N’ Cheers, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5524860

Nabin K Bhattarai

Presenting the legendary pop singer, live with Atripta band on Friday night. Enjoy the musical performance along with the restaurant’s good food.

20 July, 7pm onwards, Warehouse Café, Hattisar, (01) 4425666, 9813524648

The Blue Fret

The band with the line-up: Daniel Christopher Subba, Kiran Nepali, John Rashin Singh, Shawn Pyngrope, Mark Don Rani and Suman Thapa will be playing songs from their upcoming album Jiri Blues.

27 July, 8pm onwards, Blue Note Cafe, Sanepa, 9865706761

The Many Roots Ensemble

An evolving entity of varied music of various genres like Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, African, Folk, Classical, Reggae, Disco, Fusion, Electronic and Experimental.

21 July, 7pm onwards, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, Rs300, (01) 5528362

Blues & Roots session

Weekend night with groovy blues performance by the bands from the Valley—TMR Trio and Newaz.

21 July, 6-11:45pm, Shisha Lounge & Bar, Thamel, (01) 4701104

Jammin’ Thursday

A jam session to meet fellow musicians and play a few tunes together. No boundaries in genre, style or lineup. Just have fun listening to people making music and hang out.

26 July, 6:30pm onwards, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5543554

Dining

Fairfield by Marriot
Fairfield by Marriot

Indulge in a monsoon delight at the hotel with unlimited buffet dinner and in-house beverages.

Every Saturday, 7-10:30pm, Kava Restaurant, Fairfield by Marriot, Thamel, Rs1,999, (01) 4217999, 9801227613

Le Trio

The vintage-esque posters that line the walls and rustic wooden tables all give the impression that you’ve stepped into a 1960s Parisian café but the menu is very much local in taste. Must try their signature jhol momos.

Jhamsikhel, (01) 5521674

The Diplomat

Experiencing luxurious culinary delights at the hotel’s Indian and Continental restaurant, without compromising on comfort.

Hotel Ambassador, Lazimpat, (01) 4410432

Japanese Noodle Kitchen

JNK offers a fresh, fast, uncomplicated Japanese dining experience at an affordable price, with a focus on noodles, dried or soupy.

Nakhu Dobato, Ringroad, wedged between On the Grill and Kwality Food Café

Arniko Room

Enjoy a 3-course set ‘Executive Lunch’ at the hotel’s Chinese restaurant. An array of soup, main course and desserts to choose from.

Sunday to Friday, 12-3 pm, Hotel Annapurna, Darbar Marg, Rs1,500 (single), (01) 4221711

Bayleaf

Drop by the garden restaurant for Burmese dishes such as Burmese Tofu Thoke, Khao Swe Thoke (Noodle Salad), Mohinga (fish noodle soup) and other signature pork dishes.

Tangal, opposite to Attic Bar, (01) 4437490

Dhokaima

Dhokaima’s Chinese style chicken or tofu chilly goes well with any drink, to accompany you for a thrilling Worl Cup match. Let’s see which team wins!

PatanDhoka, (01) 5522113

Gateaway

Temple Tree Resort
Temple Tree Resort

A peaceful place to stay, complete with a swimming pool, massage parlour and sauna, it’ll be hard to leave once you get here.

Gaurighat, Lakeside, (061) 465819

Atithi Resort & Spa

Continuously on the top ten list of hotels in Nepal by TripAdvisor, the resort is a quiet sanctuary that fuses Nepali tradition with modern amenities. Spend a monsoon getaway here to make it remarkable.

Lakeside, Pokhara, (061) 466760

Hyatt Regency

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

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

Godavari Village Resort

Spread over 14 lush green acres, the resort offers mountain views and traditionally-styled cottages and buildings overlooking vast expanses of 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.

20 July- 30 September, Gharipatan, Pokhara, Rs7,499 (single, get coupons worth Rs3,000 back), (061) 462222