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Art Exhibition: Sojourn in Bangladesh, series of paintings by Jupiter Pradhan, opens 5.30pm, 23 April, until 12 May, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, 4218048

Peace is our aspiration, expression of peace through dance with performance by physically and mentally challenged children and youth in conflict, 23 April 5.15pm, Rastriya Nach Ghar, Jamal

Music Concert: Green Rocks – A Zero Waste Concert, aimed at educating communities about energy sustainability and the climate crisis. The concert will be kicked off by sports legend Deepak Bista, and will include games and songs with an environmental message, 23 April, 11am-5pm, Open Theatre (Khula Manch)

Movie screening: My Blueberry Nights, about a young woman on a soul-searching journey across America, by acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai, starring Jude Law and Norah Jones, 24 April, 4pm, GAA Lounge, Thamel, 4414785

Butterfly Effect: Breaking and Making in Chaos, screening of the Esther Benjamin Trust's latest film Lost and Found, and the opening of a new exhibition of mosaics and jewellery produced by survivors of child trafficking and graduates of the school for deaf children in Bhairahawa, 5pm, 25 April, Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, Jhamsikhel, 5521120,

Speaking many tongues: Nepali Literature in Translation, Nepali poets and writers join Manjushree Thapa in reading original and translated texts of her compilation 'The country is yours', a collection of contemporary Nepali literature in translation, 29 April, 5pm, Nepal-Bharat Library, NAC building, New Road

Bahini: Life of My Sisters, by photojournalists Edwin Koo and Debby Ng, a look into the lives of young girls at home and at school supported by The Little Sisters Fund, 17 April-30 April, Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal

Mountain Bike Rally, grab a bike and make an environmental statement by riding from Pulchowk to Chobar, where there will be a cross-country race for advanced riders. Saturday 24 April, starts 6am, Laxmi Bank, Pulchowk, 4444684. Entry fee Rs 1000 (includes t-shirt and lunch)

Blast of Bar, organised by Planet Music Academy featuring Ashesh and Nekhvam, and Mahayana, 24 April, 3pm- 7pm, House of Music, Thamel, 9851075172


Best of Sufi, chill out to soothing Sufi music by Hemant Rana with your choice of poison at hand, every Monday, Bourbon Room, Darbar Marg, 4441703

Dinesh Rai & The Sound Minds, jam it up at Fusion while you celebrate the start of the weekend and drive away the stress of the past week with a sumptuous buffet and drinks. Every Friday from 7pm, Fusion at Dwarika's Hotel, Battisputali, 4479488. Buffet at Rs 999 (includes a soft drink or beer)

Suvaprabhat, catch this talented band fronted by lead singer/guitarist Prabhat Manadhar while sharing a hookah with your friends, every Thursday from 7pm, Shisha Terrace Café & Bar, Thamel, 4701104

The Lazy Gringo, a favourite among expats, serves authentic tex-mex cuisine (Arizona mex, actually) to satisfy the hungry gringo within. Of note are the Arizona rice bowl and enchiladas with salsa. Wash it all down with free-flowing lemonade, Jawalakhel Chowk, 2210527

Himalayan Java, a Thamel establishment more known for its coffee, serves excellent sandwiches too. Picks – BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomtato) and tuna cheese, Tridevi Marg, 4422519

1905 Restaurant, feast on roasted delights within this converted aristocratic residence. Walled ambience and green surroundings make it an oasis within the city, Kantipath, 4215068

ChopsTix, serving excellent Chinese food from lunch till late, when the chic Tangerine bar, with its extensive menu of drinks, comes to life. Must try – 'Kung Pao' chicken and steamed chicken rice. Kumaripati, 5551118

Cosmopolitan Café, located in the heart of Basantapur, is a cozy café with arguably the best chicken sizzler in town. Frequented by famed guitarist Hari Maharjan, spot him there and you might get an impromptu performance with your meal. Basantapur (along Kathmandu Darbar Square), 4225246


The Great Escape, retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city to The Dwarikas' Himalayan Shangri-La Village Resort in Dhulikhel. Just 45 minutes from Kathmandu, the short ride offers enchanting panoramic views and nature's best. Overnight packages available for local residents. The Dwarikas' Himalayan Shangri-La Village Resort, Dhulikhel, 4479488,

The Last Resort: One-stop for Adventure Sports. Take your pick – a bungy jump over the Bhote Khosi river 160 metres below or mountain biking up to the Tibetan border, The Last Resort is a paradise for adventure sports junkies. Relax after a full day of fun with great food and a cold beer at the Instant Karma bar before retiring to deluxe safari tents. The Last Resort Sales Office, Mandala Street, Thamel, 4700525,

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)