Himalistan, the Himal Southasian magazine relaunches itself in a new avatar: as the first quarterly ‘bookazine’ of Southasia. 8 February, 4pm, Yalamaya Kendra, Patan Dhoka

Podcasting and audio storytelling workshop, learn how to develop, produce, and edit a compelling and dynamic audio story and reach a wider audience through the internet. Rs 1,000, 13 to 27 February, Sattya Media Arts Collective, Jawalakhel

Everyday epiphanies, an exhibition of photographs on Nepal by Frederic Lecloux. 31 January to 13 February, 10am to 6pm, Sundays to Fridays, Alliance Francaise, Tripureswor

Earth, body, mind, find all the Nepali artists’ work from the recently held Kathmandu International Art Festival in one place. Runs till 13 February, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal

Theatre training, gain a comprehensive grounding in the performing arts. 1 February to 29 April, Sushila Arts Academy, (01)4015643,

Pondering moments, an exhibition of paintings by artist Seema Acharya. 3 to 8 February, Imago Dei, Naxal, 9841038675

Ultimate photography workshop, attend this intense workshop to get a extensive knowledge on creative post production and flash use from maestros Shahnawaz Mohammad and Rajeeb Maharjan; only four seats available. Rs 3,000, 14 to 16 February, 7 to 9.30am, The Image Park, New Road, Kathmandu, register by 10 February, 9841240341/9841497639

Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival, the seventh edition of the annual NIIFF will explore issues related to Nepal’s minorities. 25 to 28 April, City Hall, Nepal Tourism Board, Exhibition Road, (01)4102577,,

Comic relief, get ready for some great stand-up comedy with JLT, an up and coming group of talented comedians. 16 February, Manny's Eatery and Tapas Bar, (01)5536919

Pranamaya Yoga, join Sati for a day of Ashtanga Yoga and guided nature walk in the pristine forest of Shivapuri; then join Marion Werger in Patan the next day for a session of partner yoga. Rs 3,500, 8.30am to 6pm, 9 February, Shivapuri Retreat; Rs 800, 1.30 to 3.30pm, 10 February, Moksh complex, Patan; 9851002920

Startup weekend, pitch your ideas for new startups and stand to win prizes and sponsorships from established companies and entrepreneurs. 8 t 10 February, SAP Falcha, Babarmahal, Kathmandu, 6pm to midnight on Friday, 8.30am to midnight on Saturday, 8.30am to 9pm on Sunday,,, 9851084889


Barbeque Brunch Bazaar

Barbeque Brunch Bazaar, the delights of Lebanon, Mongolian, Indian, Japanese, and Nepali cuisine await you every Saturday. Rs 1,999 for adults, R1,299 for children, 12 to 2.30pm, 9 February, Gokarna Forest Resort

Yak Restaurant, serves authentic Chinese food, try the mala tofu, chicken with fungus and spicy pork spare ribs. Boudha, Kathmandu Dragon Chinese Restaurant, try the Kung Pao Pork if alone and the Mai Cao if with company. Lakeside, Pokhara

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

Shangrila Kitchen, try the majestic Gyakok and a wide variety of cocktails. 9am to 10.30 pm, Hotel Tibet International, Boudha

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, (01)5551118

New Dish, grab filling meals like pork momos, spring rolls, and chop sueys with excellent value for money. Khiccha Pokhari



Waterfront Resort

Waterfront Resort, on the occasion of its first anniversary, the hotel invites you for special barbeque dinners on Friday and lunches on Saturday. Sedi height, Lakeside road, Pokhara (061)466303/304,

Gokarna Forest Reserve, lunch, dine, or spend the night away from the noisy city on Valentine Day. Rs 2,999 for lunch only, Rs 3,999 for dinner, Rs 11,000 for overnight package including dinner and breakfast, 14 February, Gokarna Forest Resort, (01)4451212, 9801051212

Last Resort, canyoning, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking, bungee jumping – test your limits at the Last Resort. Bhotekosi, Sindhupalchok, (01)4700525/1247

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,


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