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Ebisu Jewellery Exhibition & Sale 2010, exquisite jewellery for the festive season. Till Sunday 5 September, 11am to 7pm, Ebisu Jewellers, Darbar Marg, 4222815

Home and Decor Expo 2010, homemaker's paradise, everything you need for your beautiful home. From Friday 3 September to 5 September, 11am to 6pm, Bhrikuti Mandap, Exhibition Road

Midas CAN SofTech 2010, for software solutions and services. Till Saturday 4 September, UWTC, Tripureswor
Tarabaji Lai Lai, play directed by Morten Krogh and enacted by Gurukul artists. Till 5 September, 5.30pm, Sama Theatre, Gurukul, Purano Baneshwor, 4466956

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

Repeating Bodies Structural Space, exhibition of paintings by Sanjeev Maharjan and Sunita Maharjan. Till 20 September, 11am to 5pm, Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, 5521120

KCAC Art Criticism Series II, 'Reflections - Should Contemporary Nepali Art be imbued with, or reflect an innate Nepaliness or Nepali Punn? ', criticism and debate on the works of artists Sanjeev and Sunita Maharjan. Sunday 5 September, 4.30pm, KCAC, Jhamsikhel

Lazimpat Gallery Cafe, screening of Samson & Delilah. 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, Pulchok

Docskool, screening of Frida, starring Salma Hayek. Friday 3 September, 3.30pm, Kathmandu Academy, Mahendra Bhawan, Naxal, 4471104


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

Treasure at the Pub, live performances by The Treasure Band. Every Friday, 8pm, Irish Pub, Ananda Bhawan, Lazimpat

Bottles and Chimney, live music by Nekhvam. Dharmendra Sewan unplugged every Wednesday and Friday. 7pm onwards, Thamel, 2123135

House of Music, Karaoke night every Tuesday and in-house band jam session every Saturday. 2pm to 12pm, Thamel, 9849243807


The Oriental Tearoom at Pipalbot, try their sake-cured salmon for lunch and twice-cooked caramelised pork belly for dinner. Wednesday to Monday for lunch, and Thursday to Saturday for dinner, Babar Mahal Revisited, 4267657, bookings preferred

Jazoo, a quiet place ideal for beer and relaxing conversation. Bring a friend and enjoy their special barbeque set for a mix of everything, Jawalakhel (near the zoo), 5538321

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

Hadock, big compound with ample parking space, their Western and Thakali dishes are done to perfection. Jhamel, 10am-10am, 5546431

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

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

Lhasa Bar, enjoy a beer or a splash of cocktail at this springboard for excellent young musicians starting out on the Thamel circuit. Thamel, 985101043

Mike's Breakfast, huge breakfasts and a never-ending supply of coffee amidst a lush garden setting characterise this café, popular among tourists and locals alike. Naxal, 4424303

Bronco Billy, a new restaurant in town offering Tex-Mex and Indian dishes. They make their own corn tortillas, which gets a big thumbs-up. Pulchok opposite Namaste Supermarket

Ghangri Café, a quiet place with comfortable sofas and a lovely courtyard, perfect for those sunny afternoons. Although famous for their open sui mai, they offer a few other great dishes as well. Pulchok (near the Suzuki showroom), 11am-10pm except Tuesdays.

New Orleans, offers a wide variety of western dishes that are scrumptious yet healthy. Jhamel, 5522708.

OR2K, One of the few vegetarian restaurants in the Valley, their Middle Eastern platter is delicious and their cocktails robust. Mandala Street, Thamel, 4422097

Organic Café and Salad Bar, hearty breakfasts and healthy salads while you catch up with your reading or emails in the heart of Thamel. Chakshibari Road, Thamel 4215726

Roadhouse Café, serves pizzas cooked to perfection in wood-fired ovens. Health-conscious diners have an alternative in the Caesar salad, garnished with the freshest of ingredients. Jhamel, 5521755

Le Bistro Restaurant & Bar, the outdoor dining area invokes a great atmosphere for a night of drinks with friends and family. Thamel, 4701170

Yin &Yang Restaurant, east meets west as you choose from a variety of Thai and continental dishes. Get a little spice in your life with their pad thai or green curry. If you can't handle the heat, fall into the safety net of their western dishes. Thamel, 10am-10pm, 4701510

Himalayan Java, one of our favourite places for coffee, just got bigger, with a new branch deeper in the heart of Thamel. Expect the same excellent service and quality food and drinks with a change of scenery. Food Bazaar, Thamel.

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)