Word Warriors

Word Warriors, enjoy slam poetry from this popular group and perform one of your own. 3 August, 1 to 4pm, The Yellow House, Sanepa

Photography Workshop, learn the tricks of basic photography with in-class lectures and practical shooting assignments. Rs 4000, 21 July to 14 August, Sundays and Wednesdays, 5 to 7pm, HQ, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur,

The Light Bulb Conspiracy, a story of companies who engineered their products to fail. 2 August, 6 pm, Sattya Media Arts, (01)5523486

Cut! write a script, win $2700 prize money, and make your own movie. Deadline 15 August,

A Step for Freedom, a painting exhibition by eight young upcoming women artists from Pokhara. 2 to 11 August, 12 to 6 pm except Saturdays, Artist Proof Gallery, New Orleans, Pulchok, Lalitpur

Reflective instances, a joint exhibition of four painters Bhawana Manandhar, Rajesh Manandhar, Niraj Chitrakar, and Ganesh G C. 2 to 19 August, Park Gallery, Pulchok, (01)5522307,

Finding a Family, a film based on the true story of Alex Chivescu’s search for a new mom and dad in order to pursue his one passion-education. 3 August, 3 pm, Thames International College, limited seats, for tickets: 9849940527

A People War, an exhibition of photographs that portrays the reality of Nepal through 10 years of insurgency. Everyday except Tuesday, 11 am to 4 pm, (01)5549948,

Learn Tai chi, relax and refresh your body and mind and improve the internal harmony of body, mind and spirit. 1st week of August, 6 to 7 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Gyan Dojo, Gyanmandala, Jhamsikhel, (01)5521120

Bottoms up, take your taste buds and olfactory nerves on a joy ride at the 10th Annual wine tasting festival at Kilroys. Rs 200 per glass, Rs 800 per half litre. July to August, Kilroy’s, Thamel, (01)4250440/41

Event management workshop, bring out the event manager in you in the one day workshop designed to enhance your skills required for effective event management. Rs 1000, 17 August, Staff College, Jawalakhel, register at 9851146713

Voices, join in the discussion with Akhilesh Upadhyay (Chief Editor, The Kathmandu Post) and Sudheer Sharma (Chief Editor, Kantipur). Free entry, 2 August, 3.30 pm, Nepal-Bharat Library, Nepal Airlines Building, New Road

Les Chansons D’ Amour, a story about new relationships, love, jealousies. 15 August, 7 to 9 pm, Alliance Francaise, Banshi Ghat Marga, Teku road, Tripureshwor

Goalmari, Bangladesh’s Own Island, a photo exhibition by Bangladeshi photographer Munem Wasif on Bangladesh's water problems. 25 July to 15 August, 10am to 6pm, Alliance Francaise, Teku road, (01)4241163/4242832

Good Morning Nepal!

BBC Nepali Service is expanding its services in Nepal with a new morning program.

Starting 1 August at 6.45 am, BBC Nepali service new 15-minutes show features regional and international news. The morning show will focus extensively on national and international news and will include fact based, objective and balanced news briefs, analysis, features and interviews.

The hugely popular weekly debate program Sajha Sawal, co-produced by BBC Nepali along with BBC Media Action, which aired every Sunday at prime time will also have a morning slot.

BBC Nepali service can be heard at BBC 103 FM and via more than 260 FM stations throughout the country. Its programs can also be heard online at BBC 103 FM based in Kathmandu also airs programs in English.

A benefit concert

The youth cell of Ganesh Man Singh Foundation is organising a free concert for the benefit of the flood victims. With this campaign, the foundation hopes to collect donations and relief materials to aid victims who have been displaced and are facing acute food shortage.

Why not reach for your pockets this Saturday and contribute whatever and however you can to help the victims out? Be a part of this noble deed.

Date: 3 August

Time: 11 am onwards

Venue: Basantapur, Kathmandu

A bite of the boot

Craving Italian? Forget the laborious 15 hour flight to Rome, gather your friends and families and make a quick trip to Soaltee Hotel in Tahachal. Alfresco, the hotel's signature Italian restaurant, just rolled out a revamped menu and is offering delectable delicacies from southern Italian regions of Sicily, Sardinia, and Livorno.

With warm tones, tiled floors, walls adorned with paintings of stunning topography, food items suspended from the ceiling (a local tradition), Alfresco perfectly encapsulates the mood and charm of the boot shaped peninsula. The restaurant overlooks a pool and even has separate section for those who like to take a puff or two while waiting for meal. Its open kitchen means you get to see each delicacy being made from start to finish in front of your eyes.

Start off with a piping hot bowl of Ribollita (Rs 675), the popular Tuscan soup and then dig into the Scampi marinate All' aglioe alle Erbe (Rs 1,150), a dish of fried prawns accompanied by garlic, herbs served with roasted peppers , chili basil that goes delightfully well with the accompanying Nepali sauce.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a bite-size of bella Italia.

Crowne Plaza Soaltee

Tahachal, Bagaicha Road, Kathmandu


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