Nepali Times


Kathmandu International Mountain Festival (KIMFF) 2011, attend the screening of 52 films representing 22 countries or participate in one of the many exciting workshops and discussions. 8 to 12 December, Rastriya Sabha Griha and Nepal Tourism Board, Exhibition Road

3-On-3 B-Ball Tournament, watch teams battle it out in Fr. Donnelly Open Men's and Women's 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. 4 December to 9 December, Godavari Alumni Association, Thamel.

The Family Fair, enjoy an evening out with children with competitions, fairs and magic shows.
10 December, 12pm onwards, Hotel Malla, Thamel, 4418385, 4410320, 4410966

Hamro Shorts, celebrate this December with short Indie films.
1 December to 29 December, Street side food court, Times Square mall, Durbarmarg

Burns Violence Survivor, join the activism for gender based violence now. 25 November to 10 December, musical program on 4 December, 1905 restaurant, Kantipath

2nd International Dance Festival, dance workshops by international instructors, shows, hip hop battles and parties. 8 December to 11 December, Shangri-la Hotel. Call 9803192370

Life in the Sacred Himalayan Landscape, WWF presents a photo exhibition about life in the Himalayas. 11 to 17 December, 11am to 5pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery

Oleanna, directed by Deborah Merola, this David Mamet play stars Anup Baral, Shanti Giri, Namrata Shrestha and Deeya Maskey. 9 to 11 December, 5.30 pm onwards, Moksh, Jhamsikhel

KJC winter camp 2012, ten days winter camp for children of age
6-13 years organised by Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory. 2 January to 13 January, 5013554


Nabis and the Anarchies, liven up your Saturday with a host of musical bands. 3 December, 4pm onwards, The Tantra, Chettrapati, 9841596971

Baja Gaja, playing live every Tuesday 7.30 pm onwards at Mosksh, Pulchowk. 5526212

Live music at Jazzabella Café, every Wednesday and Friday. 6pm onwards, Jazzabella café, Jhamsikhel, Patan. Call 2114075


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

Buddha Bar, offers a warm and cozy space for intimate conversations over a large selection of drinks. Thamel, 9851053235

Bench Burger, be it a fish or a steak burger, Bench Burger offers many types and tastes for your palate. Krishnagalli, Patan

OR2K, one of the few vegetarian restaurants in the Valley, their Middle Eastern platter is delicious and their cocktails are to die for. Mandala Street, Thamel, 4422097

Yak Restaurant, provides authentic Tibetan cuisine at an affordable price. Boudha

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

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

Irish Pub, for the simple reason that the place actually feels like a bar. Don't miss out on their Irish coffee. Lazimpat, Ananda Bhawan, 4416027

Manny's Eatery and Tapas Bar, scrumptious panini, sandwiches and more lunch delicacies starting at Rs 199. Manny's also offers a satisfying assembly of a unique continesian cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner and presents Tapas Bar for you to unwind and relax. Jawalakhel Shaligram Complex, 5536919

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

Café Du Temple, famous for its delicious food, warm ambience and the beautiful roof top view. Patan Durbar Square, 5527127. Boudha, 2143256

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


The Last Resort, be a part of the Bungy or Swing Jump Event over the Bhote Khosi river 160 metres below or mountain biking up to the Tibetan border. Fees: Rs 2700 per person for one day or Rs 4500 per person for an overnight stay, valid until December, the Last Resort Sales Office, Mandala Street, Thamel, 4700525

Holiday at Grand Norling Hotel, Gokarna. One night and two days at Rs 4500 and two nights and three days at Rs 7000. 447948

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)