Events

Easel work

Easel work, learn the basics of painting landscapes in water colour, and drawing and painting portraits. 18 January for portraiture, 25 January for landscapes, seats limited, Park Gallery, Pulchowk

Vice versa, an exhibition of paintings by Saroj Bajracharya. Runs till 18 January, 11am to 5pm, Sarwanam Art Gallery, Kalikasthan

Climate+Change, an awe-inspiring educational science exhibition about climate change and Nepal's Himalaya. December to April, Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal

Of the young, listen to Anil Chitrakar expand on entrepreneurship opportunities for engaging the youth. 9 February, 4pm, free entry, Nepal Bharat Library, New Road

Every story has a story, five startup founders share their business journeys. Rs 200, 15 January, 4 to 6pm, Russian Cultural Centre

Salut, be one of over 550,000 students all over the world to learn French. Session starting on 27 January, Alliance Francais Centre, Teku

World forum on ethics in business, take part in the dialogue to strengthen human values and ethics in the private and the public sectors at the conference that will look at the government’s role in enabling legislation and ensuring effective regulatory oversight, the judiciary’s role in enforcing laws impartially and businesses’ role in ensuring ethical behavior. 17 January, 9am, (registrations start at 8.15am), wfebnepal@gmail.com

Sonam Losar, the Tamang community celebrates new year. 31 January

Jai Ho, watch Bollywood's favourite muscle-man Salman Khan send villains packing to hospital beds; with proceeds going to Bhaktapur Animal Welfare Society and Poor and Helpless Girls Home. 24 January, 6.30pm onwards, Kumari Cinema, Hall 1

Swasthani fast, a month of reading the pilgrims' tale of the Kathmandu Valley of yore. 15 January to 14 February

Martyrs' Day, Nepal pays respect to the martyrs of the first pro-democracy uprising. 30 January

Made in Nepal, join over 150 makers and sellers of quality Nepali products and services. 13 to 16 February, 10am onwards, Bhrikuti Mandap, 9841578957, nyef@fncci.org


Dining

Lal Durbar Restaurant,

Lal Durbar Restaurant, authentic Nepali dinner with cultural shows. Hotel Yak & Yeti, Darbar Marg, (01)4248999, reservation@laldurbar.com

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

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

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

K-too, if you're tired of the cold, go in for the best steak in Thamel, a warm dining room, live sports on TV, and free Irish coffee with every main course and seasonal specials. Thamel, (01)4700043

Buzz, the food is good and wholesome, it will leave your palate buzzing. Baluwatar

8 degrees, from lemon lassis to spicy pork stews, this is a great place to try continental dishes. Jhamsikhel

Alfresco, for homemade pastas and other lip-smacking delights. Soaltee Crowne Plaza, 4273999

Sarangkot Forays Restaurant, have a Sarangkot special breakfast while enjoying spectacular views of the mountain ranges. Sarangkot, Pokhara, (061)696920, 9817136896

Capital Grill, this American style diner offers a large assortment of appetisers and entrees to suit everyone’s tastes. Bhatbhateni

Alice restaurant, step in for scrumptious Thakali, Chinese, Continental and Japanese cuisine. Gairidhara, (01)4429207

Trisara, with dishes like flambeed prawns, crispy chicken, and khau soi, it would be foolish to ignore this restaurant's charms. Lajimpat


Cinemas


Getaways

Last Resort

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

Barahi Jungle Lodge, the first eco-jungle lodge of Chitwan directly overlooks the Chitwan National Park, spa, boutique guest room, individual and two-in –one private villas, including a suite with a private swimming pool. Andrauli, West Chitwan, www.barahijunglelodge.com

Glacier Hotel, a lovely place to stay complete with a waterfront terrace, free wi-fi, children’s playground, and probably the best spa in town. Gaurighat, lakeside, Pokhara, (61)463722

Shivapuri Cottage,escape the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and enjoy peace, tranquility, good food, and fresh air. Rs 3,500 per person per night inclusive of dinner and breakfast. Budhanilkantha, 9841371927


Music

Starry nights

Starry nights, munch on the tenderloin with Ciney Gurung performing live. Rs 1,499, 3 January, 7pm onwards, Shambala Garden Café, Hotel Shangri-La, (01)4412999, Ext. 7520/7515

Shastriya Sangeet, dabble in the magic of Hindustani classical music every new moon night. 30 January, 3.30pm, Ram Mandir, Battisputali

Kripa Unplugged, young Nepali musicians and seasoned veterans give an acoustic rendition of their favourite songs. http://www.youtube.com/user/KripaUnplugged

Nabe Radio #3, party with Gianni Denitto, Bzzt! Bzzt! Bzzt!, and Tsering Sherpa. Rs 100, 24 January, Places Restaurant and Bar

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