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Valentines Day Special, celebrate love with dance, face painting, photo booths and special sweet dishes this Valentines Day. Rs 200, 14 February, 3pm onwards, Bagaicha, Jawalakhel, 9841721736, 9841593121

Garage Sale for a Better World, Animal Nepal and 1905 are organising a charity garage sale to encourage animal care in Nepal. 4 February, 10am to 2pm, 1905, Kantipath

GIHE Youthfest 2012, music, food and unlimited entertainment with performances by Nepsydaz, Albatross and Adrian Pradhan. 11 February, 11am, GEMS Complex,Dhapakhel, 9849511171, 9849831493, 9808530042

Emotions in Motion, an art exhibition by Govinda Sah with exquisite modern paintings. Closes on 7 February, 11am onwards, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babermahal Revisited

Cycle 7: Identity, three photography installations: Navarasa, Ink'd and The Tales of Dirty Feet by talented photographers. 9.30 am to 8pm, 6 January to 15 February, Galleria CUC, Deetya Complex, Maharajgunj

Contemporary Forms, Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre presents 'The Prakriti Project Eternal Visions - Contemporary Forms' by Rabindra Shakya and Maureen Drdak. 9 to 26 February, 5.30 pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited

Ultimate Photography Workshop, Artudio presents the 12th session of digital photography workshop. Rs 3000, Starting from mid-February, 7am to 9am, Artudio, Lazimpat, 9841498425, 9841379780


Black History Month, Risty Nails and Mukti N' Revival commemorate the spirit of blues artists. Rs 200, 3 February, 7.30 pm onwards, House of Music, Thamel

Pink Floyd Tribute Concert, a tribute to the one of the most influential rock bands in history. 11 February, 2pm to 7pm, Bagaicha, Jawalakhel

End of the World Tour III, a series of gigs with bands like Equals and Rage Hybrid. 3 February, 5pm onwards, Gee's Terrace, Thamel

Celebrating Black History Month, you've grown with the music of many black artists, now you have a chance to learn it. Free entrance, 5, 12 and 19 February, 10am to 12pm, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory


Mako's, an elegant fine dining Japanese restaurant at Dwarika's Hotel which serves authentic Japanese cuisine. Timings are 11.30 to 14.30 and 18pm to 22pm. Dwarika Hotel, Battisputali, 4479488

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

Cha Cha Café, this Japanese restaurant is popular for its spaghettis and burger steaks. Thamel

Trisara, get ready for some affordable but equally scrumptious snacks- its crispy chicken and khau soi is worth a mention. Lazimpat

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

BBQ Station, a place for those of you who simply can't do without meat. BBQ Station offers a chance to make your own Barbeque on coal. Jhamsikhel

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

Chopstix, savory Asian food cooked in true Chinese fashion sure to charm and impress. Begin your feast with the Dragon Chicken; it is one-of-a-kind. Kumaripati, 5551118

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

Chez Caroline, for business lunches and relaxed dinners, Babar Mahal Revisited

The Yellow Chili, Sanjeev Kapoor's renowned restaurant with Indian cuisine and local delicacies. Bluebird Complex, Thapathali

Bronco Billy, a 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 its Margaritas. Pulchowk, opposite Namaste Supermarket

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, fall into the safety net of its western dishes. 10am to 10pm, Thamel, 4701510

Boudha Stupa Restaurant & Café, enjoy wood-fired pizza with a superb view of boudha stupa and free wi-fi. Boudha, 2130681

The Ghangri Café, a quiet and relaxing place with delicious food. Although known for their open momos, its Chef Salad is equally delicious. Pulchowk, 5528703, [email protected]

Kaiser Cafe Restaurant & Bar, have a BBQ lunch and a glass of wine or beer inside the peaceful Garden of Dreams. Thamel, 4425341

Picnic, enjoy this Korean restaurant with affordable prices and heaping portions. Thamel

Cinnamon Grill and Lounge, mouth watering delicacies with live music. Try the grilled tenderloin steak and quiche lorraine with fresh fruit salad. 5521339, Jhamsikhel

Aalishan, serves authentic Indian delicacies. Try the special chicken biryani and chicken reshami kabab. 5550039, Jawalakhel


Ace Travels Winter Package, enjoy a luxurious yet affordable holiday winter package with Ace Travels to countries like Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. Offers start from Rs 48,800 per person in a 4 nights and 5 days tour package to Thailand, call its toll free number 16600100600

Fulbari Resort, enjoy the scenic view as you pamper yourself with tennis, golf, drinks and dinners. Rs 6500 per person for 2 nights and 3 days, Pokhara, 4461918, 4462248, [email protected], [email protected]

Day 20

The Great Himalaya Trail team is heading downwards to the Arun river in Khandbari before climbing again towards Khumbu. The four member team led by 21-time Mt Everest summitteer is on an epic 1,600km 120 day traverse of the Nepal Himalaya. On the 19th day of the trek on Wednesday, there was a chirpy status update from Linda Bezemer, a trekker who seems to have tagged along with the team, saying: "Impressive to walk with Apa Sherpa.I'm very proud I can catch up!" seems to be a sign that everything is going well for the celebrity trekkers.

Pictures of Apa Sherpa with a Nepali flag in view of the Kangla Pass (pictured) and breaking a trail through the snow with Tenzing Dorje were posted in Facebook as the team heads away from the most eastern point of their trek.

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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)