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Men of God, painting exhibition by Ruchika KC Ahmed. Till Friday 27 August, Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Center, Jhamsikhel, 5521120

Bishoy Mahabharata, paintings by Kurchi Dasgupta. Saturday 28 August, Imago Dei, Nag Pokhari

Gaijatra, solo painting exhibition by acclaimed artist Ragini Upadhya Grela. Till 20 September, Siddartha Art Gallery, 4218048

Nepal Seen Through My Lenses, a photo exhibition by Danish Ambassador Finn Thilsted. Till Sunday 29 August, 12pm to 6pm, Yalamaya Kendra, Patan Dhoka

Docskool, screening of Three Times, a Chinese movie directed by Hou Hsiao Hsien. Friday 27 August, 3.30pm, Kathmandu Academy, Mahendra Bhawan Premises, Naxal, 4471104

Lazimpat Gallery Cafe, screening of FOOD, INC. Friday 27 August, 6.30pm, Lazimpat Gallery Cafe, Lazimpat

Cycle 4: Selfie, photo exhibition by 17 young amateur photographers. Till 23 October, Galleria CUC, Momo Magic, Pulchowk

Kilroy's Annual Wine Festival, offers the widest range of choice in wines. Till mid September, Kilroy's, Thamel, Jyatha Street, 4250440

Repeating Bodies Structural Space, exhibition of paintings by Sanjeev Maharjan and Sunita Maharjan. Starts Sunday 29 August, 5.30pm, Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, 5521120


Paleti series, featuring the works of lyricist Dinesh Adhikari with some never heard compositions. Saturday 28 August, Nepalaya, Kalikasthan

House of Music, live performances by Abhaya and the Steam Injuns. Friday 27 August, 7.30pm, House of Music, Thamel, Entry: Rs 200, 984923807

Sunday Jazz Brunch, enjoy a relaxing Sunday in The Terrace at Hyatt Regency with barbeque and live jazz music by 'Inner Groove'. Every Sunday from 12pm to 3.30pm, Hyatt Regency, Boudha, 4491234/4489362

Dhokaima Cafe has a new menu, try the Blackened Norwegian Salmon and Grilled Shrimp Ajillo. Patan Dhoka, 5522113

Vesper Café, has an outdoor patio good for leisurely weekend brunches. Serves good salads and steak-wraps. Jhamel

Olive Garden, mediterranean food fest. Every day, 6.30pm to 10.30pm, till 31 August, Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat, Rs 1200 plus taxes for veg. and Rs 1500 plus taxes for non-veg. call 4411818

Splash Bar & Grill, great weekend BBQ dinner, Fridays and Saturdays, 6pm to 9pm, Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat, Rs 1200, 4411818

Boudha Stupa Restaurant and Café, enjoy wood-fired pizza and free wi-fi with an unparalleled view of Boudha stupa. Every day from 9am to 9pm, Boudha, 2130681

Chopstix, savoury Asian food cooked in true Chinese fashion sure to charm and impress. Begin your feast with the Dragon Chicken, it's one-of-a-kind.�Kumaripati, 5551118.

Comfort Zone, expansive restobar that needs to be full to come into its own. A decent range of cocktails and barbequed meats should keep you glued to the massive screen at one end. Comfort Zone (rooftop of Bank of Kathmandu), Thamel.

Saturday @ Hyatt, take a refreshing dip in the pool and sample the delicious barbeque in open air. Every Saturday from 12.30pm to 4pm at the poolside, Hyatt Regency, Boudha, 4491234

1905 Restaurant, feast on roasted delights within this converted aristocratic residence. Its walled ambience and green surroundings make it an oasis within the city, Kantipath, 4215068��

The Factory, a trendy restobar for a refreshing stopover in the chaos that is Thamel. Great food and drinks, with zesty music. Don't miss out on their cheesecake, it's a must. Mandala Street, Thamel

Cosmopolitan Café, located in the heart of Basantapur, this cozy café offers arguably the best chicken sizzler in town. Frequented by famed guitarist Hari Maharjan, spot him there and you might get an impromptu performance with your meal. Basantapur (along Kathmandu Darbar Square), 4225246

Lazy Gringo, fail-safe Mexican restaurant. The lemonade with refills is what won us over, but the food is mighty fine. Bring your own booze though. Jawalakhel, Open daily 11am- 9pm except Mondays, 2110517

Casa de Cass, out-of-Kathmandu dining in cosy surrounds with attentive service, what more could you ask for? A martini, of course. Hariharbhawan, , 5010100

Lhakpa Chulo, a relative newcomer to Jhamel, but among the best for food â�" try the tender steaks and Thai-style salads. Jhamsikhel, open for lunch and dinner daily e xcept Wednesdays

Momotarou, nestled inconspicuously amongst the street shops of Thamel, this restaurant serves Japanese food that is top value for money.��Extravagant taste yet humble in presentation.�Thamel, Bhagawatisthan (near Bhagawati Temple), 4417670.

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)