Renewable energy week

Renewable energy week, explore possibilities for wind energy in Nepal. 20 to 26 January, Bhrikuti Mandap, Nepal

Professional email-writing workshop, improve your communication skills and make email-writing a strong part of your resume. Rs 4000, 18 to 19 and 30 to 31 January, 10am to 4pm, Career Master Nepal, Pulchok, (01)5524891/9849224932/9843031776

Public speaking and personality development, an opportunity to master the skills required for a gregarious publictaught by media personality Malvika Subba. 1 to 3 February, 9 to 11am, Shiksha Nepal, New Baneswor, 9851001569/9849325937

Bal utsav, if you're running out of ideas to help your kids spend their winter vacations, let them take part in this international talent hunt for children aged 8 to 18. 9 to 20 January, Art of Living Centre, New Baneswor, 9803039750/9808675895

B-boying competition, shake and brake, and do whatever it takes to win cash prizes up to Rs 50,000. 26 January, 10.45am, Dasrath Stadium, 984925612/9849685110/9841721736

Film competition, make a short, attractive, and appealing film on the themes of 'wealth creation' and/or 'economic development' and win prizes up to Rs 165,000. 25 January, 9851015260

Seto Dharti, award-wining writer Amar Neupane will be talking about his childhood and how he entered the world of reading and writing. 19 January, 1 to 3pm, Shiksha Nepal, Sankhamul, New Baneshwor, free entry

Know your child, join this program to understand and appreciate the apple of your eye. Rs 300, 19 January, 11am, Nepal Academy, Kamaladi, 9803039750

Hits FM Music Awards, catch the show live on television from wherever you are. 18 January, 3pm, Nepal Television,

Rato Mato

Famous among Nepalis home and abroad for his recent forays into Nepali folk music, Diwas Gurung will perform in Nepal for the first time in eight years. Gurung was an active musician in Nepal’s underground music scene, and his band Albatross was a favourite among those who wanted a taste of something different. For two shows in January, Gurung will team up with his old bandmates and play songs from his album Rato Mato. Get a taste of Nepali neo-folk while it lasts.

18 January, 7.30pm onwards, House of Music, Thamel
25 January, 7pm onwards, Moksh, Jhamsikhel


Barbeque Brunch Bazaar

the best charcoal-grilled BBQ, period. Rs 1299 for children, Rs 1999 for adults, 19 January, 12 to 2.30pm, Gokarna Forest Reserve, (01)4451212

Cosmopolitan Cafe, located in the heart of Basantapur, this cozy cafe offers arguably the best chicken sizzler in town. Basantapur, (01)4225246

New Tushita Restaurant, relaxing ambience and good food. Don't miss out on its penne with creamy bacon and mushroom sauce. Lazimpat, (01)44432957

Chilly Bar and Restaurant, quality food and wide selection of drinks with great views of Phewa Lake. Lakeside, Hallanchok, Pokhara, (061)463614/463163

Hadock, big compound with ample parking space, its western and Thakali dishes are done to perfection. Jhamsikhel, (01)5546431

Tamas-laya, promises a refined dining experience, try the prawn tempura, fisherman's fish and Balinese chicken satay. Naxal, Kathmandu

Chopstix, savoury Asian food cooked in true Chinese fashion sure to charm and impress. Try the famous drums of heaven. Kumaripati, (01)5551118

Tass and Tawa, savour a wide variety of Nepali meat dishes and reserve your palate for the heavenly Chusta. Pulchowk, Kathmandu

Fuji Bakery, tucked in Chakupat this bakery offers homemade goodies like apple pie, pain du chocolat, and banana cake. Chakupat, Lalitpur

Boudha Stupa Restaurant and Cafe, bide your time in their free wi-fi zone as you enjoy the wood-fired pizzas, home-made pastas, and the Tibetan gyakok. Boudha, (01)4485585

Everest Steak House, an old-school joint for everything steak, indeed a sanctuary for meat lovers. Thamel, Chhetrapati Chok, (01)4260471

Krishnarpan, a specialty Nepali restaurant at The Dwarika's Hotel serving 6 to 22 courses of authentic Nepali meal. The Dwarika's Hotel, Battisputali, (01)4479488



Himalayan wellness centre

Himalayan wellness centre, a one-stop centre for a relaxed mind and healthy body inside the Park Village Hotel. Budhanilkantha, open all week, 9801066661

Everest Panorama Resort, if you can't get enough of the Himalayas in smoggy Kathmandu, a great view from the top of the Mahabharat is just what you're looking for. Daman, (01)4412864

Raniban Retreat, situated at the other end of the Phewa lake, this retreat has one of the best views of the Annapurna range, Phewa lake, and Pokhara. World Peace Pagoda, Pokhara, (061)692136, 9841382053

Mum's Garden Resort, head out to Pokhara for a peaceful and comfortable stay in beautifully designed cottages surrounded by a lush green garden with great views of Phewa Lake and the Annapurna range. Lake Side, Pokhara, (061)463468,


Live at Cafe 32

Live at Cafe 32, live music and delicious food every Friday. 6pm onwards, Café 32, Battisputali, (01)4244231

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