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Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2010, the biggest film festival in the country is back, this time with 62 films from 35 countries, on themes of migration and biodiversity. Till 13 December, Rastriya Sabha Griha, Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikuti Mandap, 5542544, [email protected],

Photo Exhibition by Gemunu Amarsinghe. 10 December to 11 January, 11am to 2pm, Tuesdays closed, Peace Museum, Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, Patan Dhoka

Christmas Bazaar, live music, spit roast barbeque and lots of stalls for festive shopping. 10 December, 1pm to 6pm, Hotel Summit, Kupondole, 5540974,, Entry: Rs 1650

Expression of Repression, painting exhibition by Kapil Mani Dixit and Sohan Babu Khatri to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, dwelling on the theme of 'nudity'. Till 10 December, 10am to 6pm, Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal

Writing workshop, Kathmandu International Mountain Festival and Quixote's Cove is organising a three-day workshop with Professor Terry Gifford, submit poetry or prose with a letter of interest. 10 December to 12 December, 9.30am to 11am, Rastriya Sabha Griha, Bhrikuti Mandap, [email protected], 5536974

Art exhibition, paintings by the associate students of Kathmandu University, Centre for Art and Design. Inauguration 3pm, 12 December, till 19 December, 10.30am to 5.30pm, Saturdays closed, Park Gallery, Pulchok, 5522307

5th RSR Beach Volleyball Tournament, 17 corporate teams compete on the sandy beaches of the Trishuli. 10 to 12 December, Riverside Springs Resort, Kurintar, 9851094030

Oriental Day, food, music, dance and martial arts from Japan, Myanmar and the Philippines. 11 December,
12 pm to 8pm, Moksh, Jhamshikhel, 5528362, 9841889387, Tickets: Rs 100 (free for under-16s)

Under One Sun Festival, live music, photo exhibitions and art installations. 14 to 17 December, 9am to 8pm, Basantapur Darbar Square,

Screening of Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. 16 December, 3pm, Martin Chautari, Thapathali, 4102027, 4240243

Kumari Lakshan: Layers of Purity, an exhibition of paintings by Adam Swart. 10 to 14 December, 11am to 5pm, Saturdays closed, Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, Jhamsikhel, 5521120,

One-day Rafting in Trishuli, covers two-way transportation, lunch, rafting with safety gadgets and guides, organised by Buddha Tours and Treks Services. 11 December, Buddha Tours and Treks Services, Pulchok, 5010775, 5010776, Ticket: Rs1500


Boudha Stupa Restaurant & Cafe, enjoy wood-fired pizza with a superb view of Boudha stupa and free wifi, candlelight dinner options are also available for the romantics every full moon night. Boudha, 2130681

Kakori at Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kebabs, curries and more, enjoy Indian food at its best. Everyday 7pm to 10.45pm for dinner, Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Tahachal, call 4273999 for reservations

Mike's Breakfast, huge breakfasts and a never-ending supply of coffee amidst a lush garden setting characterise this café, popular among tourists and locals alike. Naxal, 4424303

Summit Hotel, posh Western-style dining area with candlelight and a romantic night view of the city. Get really busy with the succulent ribs basket, and add the finishing touch with a hot Dutch apple pie. Jhamsikhel, 5521810

Singma Food Court, for the best Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine in town. Pulchok, 5009092 and Bhatbhateni, 4411078, [email protected],

New Orleans, offers a wide variety of western dishes that are scrumptious yet healthy. Jhamel, 5522708.

Ramalaya Tea Room, experience Chef Mohit's creations from Cider-brined Pork Chops to Guava Cheese, also 10% discount on evening dinners to all Nepali Times readers when they mention this ad. Pani Pokhari, near Japanese Embassy, for bookings call 4006589, 4006589,

Forever Café, specialising in a variety of steaks and stroganoffs, the café offers carnivorous affairs you'll not forget. 7am-10pm, 470078

Aqua Java Zing, soar high on a low budget, buy one cocktail, get one free, buy two hookahs, get one free, only during happy hours from 2pm to 6pm. Ganesh Man Singh Road, Thamel

Le Bistro Restaurant & Bar, the outdoor dining area evokes a great atmosphere for a night of drinks with friends and family. Thamel, 4701170

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

Dhokaima Cafe has a new menu, try the Blackened Norwegian Salmon and Grilled Shrimp Ajillo. Patan Dhoka, 5522113

Waffles promotion at The Lounge from 12.30pm to 4.00pm,Vegetarian Buffet at The Cafe every Tuesday from 6.30pm, and Arabian Nights at The Cafe every Friday from 6.30pm at Hyatt Regency, Boudha, 4491234, 4489362

The Kaiser Cafe Restaurant & Bar, enjoy a pleasant BBQ lunch in the ambient settings of The Garden of Dreams. Every Sunday, 12pm to 3pm, Kaiser Mahal, Thamel, Rs 1200 per person, 4425341


The Fulbari Resort & Spa, experience luxury holiday at its best, enjoy Pokhara as never before. Fulbari Resort & Spa, Pokhara, 4461918, 4462248

Club Himalaya, for amazing mountain views and refreshing weekend escapades, special package available for Nepalis and expatriates. Nagarkot, 4410432

Grand Norling Hotel, countryside weekend package offering suite room, swimming, gym, massage, and discounts on other facilities. Gokarna, 4910193

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)