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Chobi Mela VI: International Festival of Photography, selection of works showcased at the Chobi festival in Dhaka this year. 18 to 19 March, 6pm to 7.30pm, Bakery Cafe, Sundhara

Lives and Faces, pictures from the Maoist insurgency in India by Mustafa Quraishi. 17 March to 17 April, 11am to 4pm, closed on
Tuesdays, Shanti Sangrahalaya, Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, Patan Dhoka, 5549948

Mithila Cosmos: New Narratives, an exhibition of Mithila paintings by SC Suman. Till 5 April, Siddhartha Art gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited, 4218048

Screening of Once, directed by John Carney. 19 March, 4pm, Docskool, Kathmandu Academy, Mahendra Bhawan premises, Naxal, 4471104

Retrospective, 1970 to 2011, selected works by Birendra Pratap Singh. Till 24 March, Chai Chai Gallery and Cafe, Pulchok, 9808580436, 5528258

Rato Ghar Documentaries and Film Show, screening of Aakrant (based on the Maoist conflict in Nepal) followed by a brief talk on the film. 20 March, 4pm, Rato Ghar, Ravi Bhawan, 984172009,, Rs 10 for students, Rs 20 for others

Watercolour paintings of unique and exquisite orchids, by Hemlata Pradhan. 17 March to 1 May, Serindia Gallery, O.P. Garden, Soi Charoenkrung 36, Charoenkrung Road, Bangkok, 02 2386410, serindiagallery@gmailcom

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,,

Artists in the city — Urbanization and Urban Culture, presented by Social Science Baha and the Interactive Mapping and Archiving Project. 20 March, 5.30pm, Patan Museum (book launch, music and theatre), 21-22 March, 9am to 7pm, Basantapur Darbar Square
(3 installation art pieces), 23-31 March, 4.30pm, Nepal Art Council (theatre, art exhibition, documentary)


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,

Ke-sang in 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


Forever Café, specialising in a variety of steaks and stroganoffs, the café offers carnivorous affairs you'll not forget. Thamel, 470078

Milk Coffee 'n Cocktail Cafe, coffee house during the day and a cozy lounge serving cocktails at night, try their yarchagumba and molecular cocktails along with the famous Starbucks. Woodland Complex, Durbar Marg

Splash Bar and Grill, continental and Mongolian BBQ. Till March end, every Wednesday and Friday, 5.30pm to 9.30pm, Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat, 4411818, Rs 1,500 nett per person, includes BBQ platter, snacks and a bottle of San Miguel

Bronco Billy, offers Tex-Mex and Indian dishes. They make their own corn tortillas, which get a big thumbs-up. Pulchok opposite Namaste Supermarket

New Orleans, offers a wide variety of western dishes that are
scrumptious yet healthy. We got hooked on the rosemary chicken and hamburgers. Jhamel, 5522708

Waffles promotion at The Lounge from 12.30pm to 4.00pm every day, 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

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

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

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

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)