Expansion, an exhibition of paintings by Jaya Shankar Son Shrestha. 29 October to 20 November, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal, (01)4218048,

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Worshipping the sun for longevity and prosperity

6?November, the first day of the fest begins with a dip in a ‘holy’ river

7?November, the 36-hour long fast starts

8?November, evening offerings are made to Lord Surya on this day.

9?November, the sun is worshipped and people break their fast at sunset.

Be a superhero, help 300 under-privileged kids watch their favourite superhero on big screen; to donate,, 11 November, 11.30am, QFX Kumari Cinema, Kamalpokhari

Tell your story, make a 1-2 min video about how girls are changing the world; contest open to girls aged 12-25, winner takes $10,000,

Click, click, a 12-day workshop for new shutterbugs, Rs 4000, 11 November, 7am, Artudio, (01)4002037, 9851180088, 9851182100

Talking ideas, this week the thinktank discusses what is happening in Nepal, 12 November, 3pm, Martin Chautari, Thapathali

B-boying tour, Dharan-based b-boying group Da-Pace is travelling to six major cities to promote tourism through dance, tour starts 15 November

Running in the mountains

The first edition of the Manaslu Mountain Trail race is all set to begin this Saturday. The seven-day race will take runners through some of Nepal’s most stunning Himalayan landscapes as they make an arc around the world’s 8th highest mountain. Combining running and trekking, the multi-stage race gives participants a unique opportunity to explore local culture and surroundings.

The race is spread over Nepal’s best trekking trails and runners get to experience life of different communities as they pass from subtropical Hindu villages to Buddhist settlements in the mountains. The route even takes in a visit to the Tibetan border.

Proceeds from the event will go towards building the Samdo hydro-project which is helping bring electricity to the Samdo village.

9 to 22 November

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