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Screening of Trophy Hunting, a documentary directed by Gorakh Bista, followed by discussion. 9 August, 5pm, Timur Restaurant, Mitrapark, entry: Rs 50, 9808870823

Group Art, exhibition of works by Nepali and foreign artists, organised by Unique Strokes. Till 12 August, 10am to 5pm, Park Gallery, Pulchok, 5522307,

Little Voice, an exhibition of artworks by Sarita Dongol and Mamoru Hosoi. 6 to 15 August, 5.30pm on opening day, gallery hours: 10am to 5pm, Newa Chen Art Gallery, 5535532

Stitch, fashion show organised by Red parrot, followed by a cocktail party, DJ session and dinner. 6 August, 6.30pm onwards, Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Soalteemode, tickets: Rs 2,499 per person and Rs 4,499 for couples

Rural Urban Connection 2011, national conference and workshop. Till 9 August, National Trust for Nature and Conservation, Khumaltar

Nepal Gem & Jewellery Expo 2011, organised by Nepal Gem & Jewellery Association(NEGJA). 19 to 21 August 2011, 11am to 6pm, Soaltee Hotel, Soalteemode

Nepal Real State Expo 2011, organised by Nepal Land and Housing Association of Nepal. 25 August to 28 August, 11am to 6pm, Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu

Barcamp Kathmandu 2011, a place to share ideas and innovation with like minded people, invitation open to all. 6 August, 9am to 7pm, Staff College, Jawalakhel, 9851122092,

Organic Market, a weekly organic market where along with picking the fresh organic produce for home you can enjoy brunch. 16 July, 10am to 12pm, 1905, Kantipath

South Asia & China Trade Fair 2011, with Dashin Bazaar. Organised by Nepal China Executive Council.
15 to 19 September, 11am to pm, Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu

Nepal Cine Symposium, a South Asia focused international film network and promotion platform for cinema which includes a film festival 'Something like a film festival' organised by DocSkool. Till 22 November, Submission open until 30 August,,, 4471104


Nepzydaz, Robin and the New Revolution and Abhaya and the Steam Injuns in concert, to generate funds to help rehabilitate a Buddhist nun who was gang-raped. 6 August, 7pm to 10pm, The Factory, Thanel, 9808474264
Mischievious Monsoon Party, live music with Nima Rumba, Avinash Ghisin and Mingma Sherpa organised by White Mischief vodka. 6 August, Gokarna Forest Resort, Jorpati, 9851012127

Hami Sarangi, Gandharva Festival featuring Shyam Nepali, Kiran Nepali, Barta Gandharva, Samuel Gandhrava and others.. 6 August, 7:30am Basantapur Durbar Square


9th Annual Wine Festival, Kilroy's monsoon wine festival will feature 15 varieties of exquisite wines from six different countries.Till 15 September, Kilroy's of Kathmandu, Thamel, 4250440

Lazy Gringo, fail-safe Mexican restaurant. The lemonade with refills is what won us over, but the food is mighty fine. Bring your own booze though. Jawalakhel

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 (near the zoo), 5538321

Hadock, big compound with ample parking space, their Western and Thakali dishes are done to perfection. Jhamsikhel, 5546431

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

Everest Steak House, an old-school joint for everything steak. A sanctuary for meat. Thamel, near Chhetrapati Chok, 4260471

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

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

Cosmopolitan Café, located in the heart of Basantapur, this cozy café offers 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

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

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

Le Bistro Restaurant & Bar, the outdoor dining area invokes a great atmosphere for a night of drinks with friends and family. While they serve a plethora of dishes, it is the Indian food they pride themselves on. Thamel, 4701170


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

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,

Monsoon Getaway at Gokarna Forest Resort. Till 31 August, Gokarna, 4451212

Park Village Resort, Saturdays and Sundays combo package with swimming, lunch and a bottle of beer. Budhanilkantha, Rs 990 for adults and Rs 800 for children, call 4375280 for reservations

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)