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What to do in Kathmandu? Japanese Jazz Concert, Oct 22 & 23, 2016

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One of the advantages of living on the north side of town is that when the Japanese embassy puts out a banner advertising an upcoming event, I get to see it almost immediately. Earlier this year they  organized a jazz concert which I attended with friends. To be honest, I didn’t expect that much from a free event, but I was blown away by the talent and enthusiasm of the musicians. I’m thrilled that they’re hosting another event so soon — I’ve already got my passes!

Sadao Watanabe and his band will be playing on the 22nd & 23rd October at the Tribhuvan Army Officer’s Club in Tundikhel at 4 pm sharp. You can get free passes from the Japanese Embassy in Pani Pokhari. There’s a limited number of seats available, and when they’re gone they’re gone, so if you love great music and jazz in particular, get yours now.

Specifics on the musicians who will be playing can be found here, at the Japanese Embassy’s website.

What to do in Kathmandu? Japanese Film Festival on 27 & 28 February 2015

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A Japanese Film Festival has been organized by the Embassy of Japan & JALTAN; I’ve included the details below and linked to Wikipedia in the cases where summaries of the movies are available there. Film festivals organized by embassies here in Kathmandu are usually free and subtitled in English, but passes are generally available on a first come-first served basis, so if you’re interested, pick up your tickets soon.

27th February (Friday)
3 pm – The Wife of Gegege

28th February (Saturday)
11 am – Children Who Chase Lost Voices (anime)
1:25 pm – Swing Girls (comedy)
3:15 pm Éclair

I was unable to find any details about The Wife of Gegege and Éclair, so I guess those will be a surprise!

The movies are being screened at the Tribhuvan Army Officer’s Club in Tundikhel, Kathmandu and the passes are available at the Japanese Embassy in Panipokhari or at the JALTAN Office at Bishwo Bhasa Campus, Exhibition Road.

If you’re looking for something fun and free to do in Kathmandu on the 27th and 28th of February, enjoy!

What to do in Kathmandu? Mustang Photo Exhibit

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On Wednesday, I was at Baber Mahal Revisted on a writing assignment for Friday, the weekly paper I do regular restaurant reviews for. While there I took a few minutes to check out the new photo exhibition that had just opened the day before at the Siddhartha Gallery.

If, like me, you are fascinated with Mustang, the remote area in northern Nepal with a unique Tibetan culture, you should make the time to visit and see these photos. Taken by Italian photographer Luigi Fieni, they are are a record of 16 summers he spent in Mustang while working with conservation projects there. There are stunning photos of scenery, beautiful gems of local people, and on the top floor a photographic record of the restoration of ancient murals by ordinary people.

The exhibit runs through November 12, 2014, it’s free, and well worth a visit: Siddhartha Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 11 am to 6 pm, and 12 noon to 4 pm on Saturdays.

Perfect Afternoon

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This was taken last Friday–a relaxing after school activity with some of my favourite people. The puzzle was a gift from a friend, and the first time the girls have ever tried a 500 piece puzzle. (She gave us a 1000 piece one, too, so that’s up next.)

I’m not sure who had more fun: them or me; puzzles rock!