Chhaproma, a trilogy of short films that explores the changing relations between people in post-insurgency Nepal. Rs 100, 20 April, 2 to 4pm, Ratoghar, Rabibhawan, 9841442228

Photochop, get out of the comfortable confines of digital image manipulation and learn the art of photo-collage. Rs 1,000, 17 to 21 April, Sattya Arts, Jawalakhel, [email protected]

Inked for life, compete with tattoo artists from home and abroad at the or get tattooed on spot at the 3rd International Tattoo Convention. 26 to 28 April, Yak and Yeti Hotel, 9841471448/9841849786

Girls on wheels, ride your scooters around town in a treasure hunt, solve puzzles, and complete tasks to win a grand prize of Rs 50,000. Rs 1,500, 20 April, Kathmandu College of Management, 980103373/9841570061/9851061065

Think, eat, save, 200 million people could be fed with the amount of food wasted in Europe. Vote for bloggers who are actively urging the public to shift from conspicuous eating to conscious eating., #WED2013

Free hit, watch the Indian Premier League every day. 3pm, Bagaicha Restaurant, Jawalakhel, (01)5548148

Oh to be a gooner, watch Arsenal take on Norwich as they chase the Champions League spots. 13 April, 7.30pm, Reggae Cafe n Bar, Thamel

Graphic voices, an exhibition of the work of graphic artist Dan Archer chronicling the lives of trafficking survivors. Runs till 14 May, 10am to 5pm, Image Ark Gallery, Kulimha Tol, Patan

Pranamaya yoga, Meditate on compassion and learn to train your mind and heart to stay open in tough times from Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche. 21 April, 2 to 4pm, Pranamaya Studio, Boudha

Greetings 2070, an exhibition that showcases the work of 12 artists from 9 countries. Runs till 22 April, 10.30am to 6pm, Park Gallery, Pulchok, 9741147118, (01)5522307

Above the clouds

For this month’s lecture, the Cultural Studies Group of Nepal presents British architect and conservationist John Sanday. As a leading architectural conservator in Asia, Sanday’s projects in Kathmandu include Hanuman Dhoka, Narayanhiti Palace, and the Swayambunath stupa. He is also involved with the American Himalayan Foundation’s programs in Lo Manthang. He will discuss the challenges of conserving historic wall paintings of the temples and the historic walled city of Lo Manthang, as well as a new project to rebuild gompas and dzoongs in Bhutan.

25 April, 6pm, Shankar Hotel

Rs 400 for non-members, half price for students, tea/coffee included [email protected],

Genesis of Colours

Marcos Duprat is a respected artist in Brazil and is also his country’s ambassador to Nepal. He has managed to not just combine two professions, but use his nomadic diplomatic job to influence his paintings with the landscapes and cultures of the places where he has been posted. Duprat’s paintings have a narrative of the interplay of light and how it pervades the landscape outside and inside. Which is why many of his paintings are of wide-open windows, narrow doors, and entrances letting in only a chink of light. And then there are the landscapes of the mind, where Duprat explores how light interacts with water, pebbles, air, clouds, mountains, and horizons. The canvases almost emit a light of their own, they are still life and yet they have a graceful, Monet-like fluidity.

Duprat has been busy since he was appointed Brazil’s ambassador to Kathmandu two years ago and the exhibition of his works at the Siddhartha Art Galley that opens Friday, has 20 oils that he has done since he came to Nepal in addition to five other works painted between 1997-2010. “Light is a common denominator of my work,” says Duprat, “the special light of Kathmandu Valley and the symbolic presence of the mountains are inspirations for my art.”

19 April - 2 May

Siddhartha Art Gallery,

Baber Mahal Revisited


Saturday brunch

Saturday brunch, if you’re heading to Shivapuri for bird-watching, a sumptuous meal awaits you on your way back. Rs 1,400, 11am to 3pm, Poolside Garden, Park Village Resort, Budhanilkantha, (01)4375280

Bench Burger, juicy burgers and much more. Krishna Gali, Patan

Gaurishankar organic coffee, stop over for a freshly brewed cup of Nepali Arabica on your way to Bhotekosi. 38 Kilo, Kavre

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

Mulchowk, a blend of culinary expertise and charms of a bygone era. Babarmahal

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

Tian Rui, if you’re looking for genuine good Chinese food this restaurant is the best place to go. Thapathali

The Village Cafe, serves delicious Newari home-made food with affordable prices. Pulchok

Caffe Concerto Pizzeria, drop by this Italian restaurant to start your day on the right foot. Lakeside, Pokhara

Yin Yang Restaurant, east meets west as you choose from a variety of Thai and continental dishes. Add a little spice to your life with the pad thai or green curry. If you can't handle the heat, fall into the safety net of its western dishes. Thamel, 10am to 10pm, (01)4701510

Mike's Breakfast, huge breakfasts and an endless supply of coffee amidst a lush garden setting characterise this cafe, popular among tourists and locals alike. Naxal, (01)4424303



Shivapuri Cottage

Shivapuri Cottage, good food and fresh air, far from the madding crowd. Rs 3,500 per person per night inclusive of dinner and breakfast, Shivapuri, 9841371927, 9802012245, [email protected]

Mind and body, take advantage of a 10 per cent discount on all treatments. Himalayan Peace and Wellness Centre, Budhanilkantha, 9801066661

Haatiban Resort, climb up to Chandragiri in the morning for a royal view of Kathmandu Valley and jog down to the hotel for a relaxed evening. Pharping, Kathmandu, (01)4371537/56

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

The Yellow House, bed and breakfast for the light traveller. Sanepa, (01)5553869/5522078,


Hamro jazz

Hamro jazz, join the launch of Nepal’s first and only jazz magazine, with a live performance by the Silver Wind Quartet. Rs 200, 26 April, 7.30 to 11pm, House of Music Thamel

Suramya Sandhya, acclaimed Hindustani classical singer Guru Dev Kamat will give a rare performance. 20 April, 3.30pm, Academy Hall, Kamaladi

Earthwatch, live music over dinner every Friday. Rs 1,299, Park Village Resort, Budhanilkantha, (01)4375280

Guerilla gig, top bands Jindabaad and Albatross will perform with lots of others at the historic Patan Museum. Rs 350, Patan Museum, 9841315997, 9851161414

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

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