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Exhibition on Everest, a photography exhibition by Jeff Botz which showcases Mount Everest in its true glory. 26 April to 26 May, 9.30 am to 5pm, Image Ark Studio, Kulimha Tole, Patan

Master Harold and the Boys, explore a beautiful play by Athol Fugard set in the apartheid era of South Africa. Rs 200 (students) and Rs 500 (adults),Tickets can be purchased from Dhokaima Cafe (Patan Dhoka), Bookworm (Jhamsikhel or Radisson Hotel (Lazimpat), 31 May, 5.30 pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, 9808554122

Buddhism in Russia, an exhibition by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture and Lumbini Buddist University. 27 April to 27 May, 10am to 5pm, Russian Centre of Science and Culture

Haiku Hangout, be creative this summer as you share your haikus and sip green tea. Rs 100 (apply before 26 May), 9 June, 9.30 am to 3pm, Sarwanam Theatre, Kaliksthan

Sattya in Pokhara, if you find yourself in Pokhara in the coming weeks, be sure to visit Sattya's events. Take part in their numerous workshops and film screenings. 16 May to 30 May, Freedom Café, Lakeside, Pokhara

Nepal Appreciation, an art exhibition by Miriam E Krantz. 24 May to 5 June, 10.30 am to 6pm, closed on Saturdays, Park Gallery, Pulchowk, 5522307,


Live Band at The Corner Bar, Radisson Hotel Kathmandu every evening except Saturdays and Tuesdays. 4411818 ext. 1330

Nepfest IV, Nepfest will be back for all music enthusiasts with Decapitated this September. 8 September, 12.45 pm, Fun Park, Bhrikuti Mandap


Olive Garden, one of the finest restaurants in town serving fusion cuisine from the mediterranean. Every Friday, 12 pm to 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm, Olive Garden, Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat, 4411818,

Moksh, it may be well know for it's cultural events but the food in Moksh is mighty fine. Jhamsikhel

Summit Hotel, savour the succulent ribs basket, and add the finishing touch with a hot Dutch apple pie. Jhamsikhel, 5521810

Bhojan Griha, traditional Nepali restaurant that serves great local food with folk music and dance. Dillibajar

Rum Doodle, a hodgepodge of flavors and a must for trekkers and mountaineers. Thamel

Hankook Sarang, from Bibimbab to Samgyeopsal, Hankook offers a wide range of Korean delicacies at affordable prices. Thamel (opposite Road house café)

Ghangri Café, a quiet and relaxing place with delicious food. Although known for their open momos, their Chef's Salad is equally mouthwatering. Pulchowk, 5528703

Alchemy, an authentic Italian restaurant which serves dishes like Pizza Quatro Stagioni and Spaghetti alla Puttanseca. Thamel

Comfort Zone, expensive restobar with a decent range of cocktails and barbeque meals. Thamel

Bench Burger, be it fish or steak burgers, Bench Burger offers varieties that will satisfy your palate. Krishnagalli, Patan

Dhokaima Cafe, exquisite ambience, friendly service, cozy bar, place to see and be seen at. Patan Dhoka, Yala Maya Kendra, 5522113

Imago Dei, be it casual hangouts or business meetings, Imago Dei is the place for you. Nag Pokhari

Sol Delicatessen, a range of gourmet food that will satiate the most refined palates. 10am to 6pm (closed on Mondays), Babar Mahal Revisited, 4216433,

Rox Restaurant, enjoy Sunday Pranzo at Rox Restaurant. 12pm to 3.30pm, Hyattt Regency, 4491234

The Factory, a trendy restrobar perfect 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

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

Cafe Hessed, for those with a sweet tooth, the cafe offers a delicious range of cupcakes and doughnuts. Jhamsikhel

Pasto Vostro, a pretty place with some great pasta. Their bacon wrapped sausages are a must. Thamel

Chongqing Fast Food, gear up for some mouth watering Chinese dishes like Sour and Spicy Pork and Kung Pao Chicken. Thamel

Fire and Ice, home to some of the most delicious pizzas in town. Thamel, 4250210

Grill Me, a restaurant with a warm ambience and delicious grilled delights. Jhamsikhel, 5535294

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

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

Byanjan, enjoy great food at an affordable price. Shrimp cocktails, Grilled Fish and desserts are favourites among guests. Lakeside, Pokhara


Riverside Grind II, an annual pool party organised by Partynepal Outdoors and Vootoo Entertainment with beach volleyball and water polo. Prices range from 1700 to 15000 depending on accommodation (20 per cent discount if tickets are purchased by the end of May), 15 June, Riverside Springs Resort, Kurintar

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

Hotel Barahi, enjoy a great view of the lake, cultural shows, a big swimming pool to beat the heat this summer or scrumptious pastries from the German Bakery in the hotel premises. Lakeside, Pokhara, 977-61-460617/463526

Temple Tree Resort and Spa, a peaceful place to stay complete with a swimming pool, massage parlour and sauna- it also hosts three different restaurants to cater to your needs. Gaurighat, Lakeside, 977-61-465819

Night Bazaar to end

The Night Bazaar, initiated by Change Fusion Nepal, is coming to an end for this season. It will resume as the monsoon ends after two months in operation.

The Night Bazaar, which started from 29 March, was being held in the last Thursday of each month. The monthly night market was held inside Baber Mahal Revisited premises with small businesses and ventures setting up stalls to promote their products. The main aim of the Night Bazaar is to give small firms a platform to share their products with organisations like Newa Décor, Quixote's Cove and Ekadeshma participating.

Apart from 19 exhibitors showcasing their handicrafts, the Bazaar has also featured portrait artists, musicians, tarot card readers.

A highlight of the Night Bazaar has been the recent launch of the audio book version of Chaitanya Mishra's Badlindo Nepali Samaj' by a voluntary youth organisation, Youth Participation Nepal. An energy audit venture by Prakash Acharya, supported by Change Fusion Nepal has also been featured.

31 May, 5pm to 9pm
Venue: Baber Mahal Revisited Courtyard
Night Bazaar

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)