Vive le cinéma

Vive le cinéma, Screening of three French movies subtitled in English for both children and adults. 21 February, 10.30am, Alliance française of Kathmandu, Tripureshwor, (01)4241163,

Open House, A fun-filled weekend with delicious food and heartwarming music in the company of inspiring social entrepreneurs. 21 February, 8am to 8pm, Pulchowk, 9843241490,

Buttons Up, A showcase of organic designer buttons by Shailee Crafts. 21 February, 11am to 5pm, Cuppas Coffee, Putalisadak, 9803406589,

Peace poets, The second edition of South Asian Poetry Festival for Peace. 21 February, 1.30 pm, Bansantapur Darbar Square and 22 February, 1:30 pm, Patan Darbar Square,

Photography grant, Win Rs 100,000 grant to produce in-depth photographic work on social, political and climate change issues. Applications now open. Deadline 28 February,, (01)5013501,

Idea Fest, Submit your ideas for community change and get funded to execute them. 21 February, 1 to 4pm, Chakupat, Patan,

Literature for children, The first ever Children’s Literature Festival in Nepal 21 and 22 February, 9am to 5pm, Rato Bangala School, Patan Dhoka, (01) 5534318,

Nippon cinema, A two-day Japanese film fest organised by the Embassy of Japan in association with Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Nepal. 27 and 28 February, Tribhuvan Army Officer’s Club, Tundikhel, (01)4426680,

Video challenge, A short video contest on the theme ‘Gender Equality in Nepal’ jointly organised by UNDP and UNFPA. Deadline 1 March, (01)5523200, (01)5523880,,

Going digital, A crash course on digital filmmaking. 1 to 6 March, Bikalpa Art Center, Pulchowk, (01)5013524,

Video collective, Artists Anil Subba and Ritesh Maharjan put on a collective performance. 7 March, 4pm, Gallery Mcube, Mitra Marg, (01)5260110,,

Why volunteer, Shailendra Raj Giri of Mero Job talks about the benefits of volunteering. 7 March, 11am to 1pm, Café & Shop Mitini, Lajimpat, (01)4226471,

The Laramie Project Directors Deborah Merola and Dyvia Devt bring to stage this famous docudrama by Moisés Kaufman about the story of American Mathew Shepard who was beaten to death in 1998 because of his gay sexuality. The play raises important questions about prejudice, hate, exclusion and draws relevance of the incident to modern Nepal. Produced by One World Theater, the play stars celebrated Nepali theatre artists Rajkumar Pudasaini, Divya Dev, Shanti Giri and Sulakchyan Bharati. Premiere show on 27 February, Rs 2000. Rs 500, 28 February to 15 March, Theatre Village, Lajimpat, 980-8041124,

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