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Book discussion on 'Three men in a boat', a novel by Jerome K. Jerome. 28 February, 3pm to 4.30pm, British Council, Lazimpat, send an SMS to 9851076996 for registration

Avatars and Interpretations, an exhibition of mixed media works by Erina Tamrakar and Asha Dongol. 13 February to 10 March, opening at 5.30pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited, 4218048/ 4438979

Capture to Archives, photography workshop organised by the School of Creative Communications on ways to improve the efficiency of digital photographers. 3 to 7 March, 7.30am to 9.30am, SCC, Kupondole, Fee: Rs 5,500, ten seats only

Culture Studies Group of Nepal presents its monthly lecture, "The tangled web of human trafficking in Nepal", by Helen Sherpa. 25 February, 10am, Shankar Hotel, Lazimpat

Disguised Harmony 2, exhibition of paintings by Vijaya Maharjan. Starts 27 February, 4pm, Park Gallery, Pulchok, Gallery hours: 10.30am to 5.30pm, closed on Saturdays, 5522307,

Call for entries for Film Southasia, a festival of South Asian documentaries. 29 September to 2 October, early submission deadline: 31 May 2011, final submission deadline (for films made after April 2010): 31 June 2011. Film Southasia Secretariat, Patan Dhoka, 5552141,,

The New World Rhizome, exhibition of paintings by Indra Raj Subba 'Soshu'. Till 1 March, 5.30pm, Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, Jhamsikhel, 5521120,

College Theatre Festival, plays staged by students from eight colleges. Till 27 February, 5pm onwards, Gurukul, Old Baneswor

Death, Bardo and Rebirth, one-day program by Geshe Thubten Sherab from Kapan Gompa.26 February, 10.30am to 4.30pm, Rs 2,000 inclusive of lunch, tea and handouts. Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Centre, Ekantakuna. 9808891048,,,


Musicology presents 'Back in Town: Mukti 'N Revival. 25 February, 7.30pm, House of Music, Thamel, Entry: Rs 200 and Songs of Freedom with the Joint Family Internationale. 26 February, 7.30pm, Moksh, Pulchok, Rs 100

Ke-sang on acoustic guitar and vocals. Every Saturday, 7pm onwards, New Orleans Coffee Shop Garden, 5522708 for reservations

Sunday Jazz Brunch, enjoy a relaxing Sunday in The Terrace at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu with barbeque and live jazz music by Inner Groove. 12pm to 3.30pm, Hyatt Regency, Boudha, 4491234/4489362

Absolute Live Music, by Rashmi & Kitcha Band every Friday and performances by Shabnam & Cannabiz Band every Wednesday. 7.30pm onwards. Absolute Bar,Hotel Narayani Complex, Pulchok, Lalitpur, 5521408, 5549504,


Krishnarpan, a specialty Nepali Restaurant at The Dwarika's Hotel, 6 to 22 courses, an authentic Nepali meal. The Dwarika's Hotel, Battisputali, 4479488

Jazoo, a quiet place ideal for beer and relaxing conversation. Bring a friend and enjoy their special barbeque set for a mix of everything, Jawalakhel, 5538321

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

Sandwiches and Crepes promotion at The Lounge everyday from 11am to 6pm, Vegetarian Buffet at The Café every Tuesday from 6.30pm, and Arabian Nights at The Café every Friday from 6.30pm at Hyatt Regency, Boudha, 4491234, 4489362

Lhasa Bar, enjoy a beer or a splash of cocktail at this springboard for excellent young musicians starting out on the Thamel circuit. Thamel, 985101043

Buddha Bar, has been an establishment since the days of the hippies and offers a warm and cozy space for intimate conversations over a large selection of drinks. Thamel, 9851053235

The Kaiser Cafe Restaurant & Bar, enjoy a pleasant BBQ lunch in the ambient settings of The Garden of Dreams and a glass of wine or beer. Every Sunday, 12pm to 3pm, Kaiser Mahal, Thamel, Rs 1,300 per person, 4425341, operated by The Dwarika's Group of Hotels & Resorts

Station BBQ, don the chef's hat, make your own BBQ. Jhamsikhel, 5522083

Aalishan, serves a mix of both Indian and Chinese cuisines. Jawalakhel


Overnight Package at The Dwarika's Himalayan Shangri-La Village Resort, for local residents, package includes accommodation in Himalayan room, dinner and breakfast. Dhulikhel, Rs 4,000 (Single), Rs 5,700 (Double). The package rates are subject to a 10% Service charge. For more information/reservations call 4479488 Dwarika's Hotel, Sales & Marketing Department.

Charikot Panorama Resort, enjoy mountain views and local culture at the historic town of Charikot. Special packages on offer. Charikot, Dolakha, 5529463,

Weekends Treks Out Package, for expat and locals, 3 Days Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek (Kathmandu/Lankuri/Balthali/Namobuddha/Kathmandu), includes 2 overnight stays in Lankuri and Balthali with meals, guide and drop & pick-up services. Hima Nepal Tours and Treks, Lazimpat,, 9841766561, 012081099

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)