Kathmandu: My Fascination
A novel exhibition showing Prabod Shrestha’s pop-art silkscreen prints with sound installation, on the lifestyle of modern Kathmandu, juxtaposing the old and the new.
16-30 November, Bikalpa Art Center, Pulchok, (01) 5013524
As funny as it will be to see everyone dancing without loud music, there will be no complaints from neighbours. Bring along your fully charged phone, or a portable music device, and a good set of earphones.
16 November, 7-10pm, Base Camp: Outdoor Lifestyle, Jhamsikhel, 9841226397
Opposite Dreams: The Politics of Local encounters the realities of social hierarchies and invasive international influences in Nepali societies by highlighting the misuse of power, and state-sponsored violence. The exhibition is an anthropological perspective expressed via mixed multimedia.
16-17 November, 11am-7pm, Artree Nepal, Samarpan Marg, Tripureshwor, 9846382653
Mixed media exhibition
‘Changing Lanes’ by Tulku Jamyang and ‘Levitation’ by David Douglas: a mixed media exhibition on display.
16-29 November, 11-5pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, (01) 4218048
Walk with Rekha Thapa, a prominent actor and anti-child marriage campaigner, and activists, academicians, students, teachers and people from all walks of life to bring attention to issues surrounding child rights and marriage.
17 November, 8:30-11:30am, Bhrikuti Mandap, (01) 5538758
Dukuchhap-Tika Bhairab hike
Register before 3pm on Friday for 6-8 hours circuit hike from Dukuchhap – Sarangi Danda - Deurali -Tika Bhairab with an experienced guide.
17 November, 6:45am-6pm, Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall, Rs1,000 (first timers), Rs500 (repeated hikers), 9860330497, 9851192705
Story telling for kids
Award winning children’s book publisher, author and Thang Goodwill ambassador Mark Janssen is offering a ‘Drawing & Illustration’ workshop, followed by a story telling session of his books—Nothing Happened, Island and Dino’s do not exist—for 5-10 year olds.
18 November, 3-5pm, HUB, Thamel, Register at: 9866273244, [email protected]
Comedy Tuk Tuk
Something special to your Sunday social: Comedy Tuk Tuk has a two-hour special standup comedy with Shraddha Verma, Aayush Shrestha, Fedor Ikelaar and Rajina Shreshta. Music, drinks, food, socialisation and a lot of laughter.
18 November, 4-8pm, Musicology, Maitri Marg, Lalitpur, 9860368061
Social Science Baha
Dipak Gyawali, an Academician of the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, talks about Nepal’s development predicaments at Lecture Series C of the Lens of Cultural Theory by Social Science Baha.
21 November, 4:30pm, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, (01) 4480091
A 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
Ratul Pradhan, Pranav Pachhai, Dabu Fantastic and Pablo Charlemoine will play original Nepali, English and German songs of different genres like hip-hop, reggae, acoustic pop/folk and blues, to raise funds for water projects through Viva con Agua.
16 November, 5-8pm, The Yard by Oasis Garden Homes, (01) 5532965
Tuborg Open Fest
Watch the American super producer DJ Diplo live on stage with Nepal’s dearest Bipul Chettri and Laure. Joining them are Neetesh Jung Kunwar, Rohit Shakya and Trishala Gurung. Keep your schedule open for the one-of-a-kind international collaboration.
17 November, 4-10pm, Hotel Annapurna, Darbar Marg, Rs2,000, For tickets: (01) 4444428, tktmonkeys.com
BBQ and blues
A pre-Thanksgiving celebration with Bob Boxer from the USA. Barbeque-roasted chicken with a plethora of other foods, with a classic pumpkin pie for dessert.
16 November, 5pm onwards, Hannah’s Café, Dhobighat, 9801053546
Singapore based singer-songwriter NyaLi brings her pop compositions to Nepal for the first time. With influences of jazz, R&B and soul, she will be joined by Kathmandu pianist Yuvash Vaidya.
17 November, 8-9:30pm, Base Camp: Outdoor Lifestyle, Jhamiskhel, 9841226397
Meet fellow musicians and play a few tunes with them, or just enjoy listening to artists jamming and hang out together, a place for budding musicians and music lovers.
Every Thursday, 7pm onwards, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5543554
Drop by the garden restaurant for Burmese dishes, such as tofu thoke, khao swe thoke (Noodle Salad), mohinga (fish noodle soup) and other signature pork dishes. For starters try corn fritters.
Tangal, opposite to Attic Bar, (01) 4437490
This America inspired diner offers an assortment of appetisers and entrees to suit everyone’s tastebuds. Present three bills paid in Capital Grill within the same month and get a privilege membership for seasonal offers.
Bhatbhateni, (01) 4428426
Mezze by Roadhouse
Smart interior design and the terrace view of the palace provide a great atmosphere to enjoy dinner with friends. The chef’s special is recommended: mixed vegetable broth, beetroot salad and a grilled basa fish roll.
Mercantile Plaza, Darbarmarg, (01) 4223087
A multi-cuisine restaurant and bar great for a casual get-together with relatives and friends before Dasain. Vegeterian sekuwa is finger licking!
Maitidevi, (01) 4421393
A wide selection of international cuisine to choose from- Nepali, Indian, Continental, Oriental, Japanese and Italian- relish delicacies from the buffet or the A la Carte menu.
6:30-10:30am, 12:30-14:45pm, 7-10:45pm, Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Tahachal, (01) 4273999 ext 656
8848 Mt. Bar
Offering a selection of world-class beverage at a reasonable price. The interior is well designed to provide a cozy and comfortable ambiance. Enjoy your favorite drinks at the bar, patio or even in resort’s main courtyard.
7am-11pm, Gokarna Forest Resort, Thali, (01) 4451212
A multi-cuisine restaurant and bar with sophisticated wooden interior, providing the perfect family environment.
Uttardhoka, Lazimpat, (01) 4445533
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.
Harmony Spa & Health Club
Amongst trees on the edge of a plateau overlooking Gokarna Forest and the grassed valley below, Harmony Spa combines therapeutic care within a natural environment impossible to recreate elsewhere. Included are a variety of rejuvenating courses, emphasizing Ayurvedic treatments within Ayura, the Adam & Eve, and Serenity massage rooms.
6:30am-10:30pm, Gokarna Forest Resort, Thali, (01) 4451212
Hotel Annapurna View
The boutique hotel situated at 1,600m in Sarangkot offers everything: sunrise, the Annapurnas, view of Phewa Lake, serenity, and luxurious accommodation. It’s a perfect season for amazing views of the Himalayas. Don’t miss!
Sarangkot, Pokhara, (01) 443566
Namo Buddha Resort
Constructed in traditional Newari style and surrounded by lush greenery, the resort is an oasis of peace and tranquility, offering spectacular views of the Himalayas on clear days. Take a short trek to Namo Buddha and Thrangu Tashi Yangtze Monastery for a pure refreshment and relief from the city stress.
Namo Buddha, Phulbari, 9851106802
For amazing mountain views and a refreshing weekend escape to a place not very far away from the main city.
Nagarkot, (01) 4410432
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