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Digital Photography Workshop-VII, learn the tricks of the trade from well-experienced and professional photographers and artists. Limited seats available so book your seats by 31 October, Fees: Rs 2500, 2 November to 12 November, 6.30am to 8.30pm, Artudio, Jyatha

Voodoo Ghar, celebrate Halloween with DJ BPM. 31 October, 5pm to 11pm, The Tantra, Thamel.

Food, Hygiene and Sanitation Training, organised by Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education in collaboration with Apex International Food Consultants. 1 November to 3 November. Mandikhatar, 4650176

Existence: Ashtitwa, an exhibition of paintings by Prithvi Shrestha. 24 October to 17 November, 11am to 6pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, 4218048, 4438979

Blow up the Spot, live performances by artists from Kathmandu and after party with DJs like DJ Niral, DJ Rabbit andDJ Finzok. 4 November, 6pm onwards, Club Platinum, Durbarmarg

Exquisite collection of Fine Art, prints and paintings by artists Uma Shah, Neera Pradhan and Seema Shah. Till 6 November, 10.30 pm to 6pm, Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Park Gallery, RNJC Pulchowk, Patan, [email protected], 5522307

As It Happens, an exhibition of paintings by Soni Shakya. Till 17th November, 11am to 6pm. Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, 4218048


A Day with Mattias IA Eklundh, famous metal guitarist and vocalist Mattias is coming to Kathmandu to hold a workshop for metal fans. 31 October, noon onwards. Tone Music Store, Gahana Pokhari

Kites Band, A cosmopolitan rendezvous to unwind in the evenings presenting live music by "Kites" Band and snooker to refresh. 4pm to 11pm. Corner Bar, Radisson Hotel, 4411818 ext. 1330


Vesper Café, has quaint outdoor patio good for leisurely weekend brunch. Serves good salads, and steak-wraps. Jhamsikhel

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

Chez Caroline, for business lunches and relaxed dinners, Babar Mahal Revisited
Bu keba, the newest organic restaurant in town, offers continental and Indian food along with chef's originals. Sanepa

Black Pepper Café & Pub, cosmopolitan dining and drinking in a traditional style courtyard, try the apple sauce pork chops and enjoy the good service. Kopundole Height, Lalitpur, 5521897, 5536926

The Factory, a trendy restobar for a refreshing stopover in the chaos that is Thamel. Great food and drinks, with zesty music. Don't miss out on their cheesecake, it's a must. Mandala Street, Thamel

Yin Yang Restaurant, east meets west as you choose from a variety of Thai and continental dishes. Get a little spice in your life with their pad thai or green curry. If you can't handle the heat, fall into the safety net of their western dishes. Thamel, 10am to 10pm, 4701510

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

Upstairs Cafe, a delicious range of Vietnamese cuisine to sample. Maharajgunj, near the US Embassy
Singma Food Court, for the best Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine in town. Pulchok, 5009092 and Bhatbhateni, 4411078, [email protected]

Dhokaima Cafe, exquisite ambience, friendly service, cozy bar, place to see and be seen at. Your oasis in the heart of Patan, easy walk from new Bhat Bhateni Supermarket. Patan Dhoka, Yala Maya Kendra, 5522113

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. Pulchok, opposite Namaste Supermarket


The Last Resort, one stop for Adventure Sports, bungy jump over the Bhote Khosi river 160 metres below or mountain biking up to the Tibetan border. The Last Resort Sales Office, Mandala Street, Thamel, 4700525

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)