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Kalashaktishwari, painting exhibition organised by Centre for Health, Education, Training and National Advocay (CHETANA). 8 to 18 May, 2.30 pm on inaugural day, gallery hours: 10am to 5pm, Newa Chen Art Gallery, Kobahal Tole, Lalitpur, 5533532, 9841224753

Jewels of Newar Art, Paubha art by contemporary Nepali artists. 26 April to 15 May, gallery hours: 11am to 5pm, Saturdays: 12pm to 4pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited, 4218048

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,, [email protected]

The Revival, re-exhibition of paintings by K.G.Ranjit.13 May to 3 June, 5 to 17 June, Weekdays: 11am to 7pm, Saturdays: 12pm to 4pm, Fusion Studio, Mandala Street, Thamel, 4700562

Culturally Enlightened, a cultural festival organised by Om Mahakal Film Production. 2 to 5 June, 11am to 6pm, Tundikhel Ground

Stories in Photos, photo exhibition of submissions for a competition organised by the Photo Journalist Club. 12 to 14 May, 11am to 6pm, Nepal Art Council, Baber Mahal, 420735

For the Supreme Right, a discussion on social and political problems organized by Youth today. 14 May, 8.30am to 10am, In front of Constitution Assembly building, New Baneshwor

Outdoors Grind, a pool side dance party organised by Party Nepal Outdoors. 28 to 29 May, Riverside Spring Resort, Kurintar, Rs.3500

The Conference of the Birds, a play by Studio 7 Productions. 13 May, 7.15pm, Naga Theatre, Hotel Vajra, Bijeshwari, Swayambhu, Rs.700, 4271545

Launch of Nothing to declare, a collection of short stories by Rabi Thapa and book launch of artist and RJ Chirag Bangdel. 8 May, 5pm, Ramalaya, Pani Pokhari, Kathmandu, 5536974

Global Accent Training, a program to help non-native English speakers better their English. 15 May, 5pm to 6.30pm and 6.30pm to 8pm, Edusol Nepal, Baluwatar, 4412606, 9849452929


Instrumental Gypsy Jazz, Hari Maharjan and Duo playing live. Starts 29 April, every Friday, Dhokaima Cafe, Patan Dhoka

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, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, 5521408, 5549504,[email protected]

KJC Faculty in Concert. 13 May, 6pm, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory/ Moksh auditorium, Jhamsikhel, 5013554, [email protected]


Boudha Stupa Restaurant & Café, 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

Bronco Billy, a new restaurant in town offering Tex-Mex and Indian dishes. They make their own corn tortillas, which gets a big thumbs-up. But really, we can't wait to try their Margaritas. Pulchowk opposite Namaste Supermarket

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

Lhakpa Chulo, try the tender steaks and Thai-style salads. Jhamsikhel

Alfresco, for homemade pasta and other lip-smacking delights. Soaltee Crowne Plaza, 4273999

Dhaba, for an excellent range of North Indian delicacies, try their unbeatable Kashmiri Gosht. Thapathali

Jatra at Bu keba, authentic Newari cuisine in the city's newest organic eatery, all through May. Sanepa

Dechenling, the place to head for Bhutanese and Tibetan cuisine, their pleasant and spacious garden is ideal for big gatherings. Thamel

Cosmopolitan Café, located in the heart of Basantapur, this cozy café offers arguably the best chicken sizzler in town. Basantapur

Casa de Cass, out-of-Kathmandu dining in cosy surrounds with attentive service, what more could you ask for? A martini, of course. Hariharbhawan

Comfort Zone, expansive restobar that needs to be full to come into its own. A decent range of cocktails and barbequed meats should keep you glued to the massive screen at one end. Comfort Zone (rooftop of Bank of Kathmandu), Thamel.

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)