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Grahan: an eclipse, exhibition of paintings by Sagar Manandhar. 23 January to 6 February, Gallery Hours: 10.30am to 5. 30pm, Saturdays closed, Park Gallery, RN Joshi Center for Fine Art, Pulchok

The Australian Film Roadshow, six award-winning movies from Australia. 28 to 31 January, Russian Cultural Centre, Kamalpokhari, free passes at Australian Embassy, 4371678

Discussion on the movie La vita é bella. 29 January, 3pm to 4.30pm, British Council, Lazimpat. , 9849100300 for confirmation

Book launch of 'Bhaktapur- Courage to walk new paths' and 'Whose City Is This? Yo Sahar Kasko Ho?' featuring experiences of 27 Nepali poets and closing of paintings exhibition "Let's Talk about Art Baby!" by Sujan Chitrakar. 30 January, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, 4218048 / 4438979

Royal Nepal 1930: Through the lens of Richard Gordon Matzene, book launch and exhibition of rare photographs. 4 February to 18 February, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, 4218048 / 4438979

Presentation on 'Forbidden Kindgdom of Upper Mustang' by John Sanday, annual membersip event of the Cultural Studies Group, Nepal. 4 February, 10am, Shankar Hotel, Lazimpat, membership fee for
2011: Rs 1500

Mystic muse, exhibition of paintings and mixed media works by artist Chirag Bangdel. Till 6 February, Chai Chai Gallery and Café, Jhamsikhel

CAN Info Tech, latest products, technologies and software solutions. 1 February to 6 February, Exhibition hall, Bhrikuti Mandap

Bal Utsav, celebration of young talents, organized by Yes ! Club World Nepal and Nepal's Children Organization. Till 31 January, 11am to 4pm, Art Of Living, New Baneshwor Centre, 9803039750

Tai Chi 3 month course, 13-form Yang style with Gold medalist Ang Babu Lama. Starts 22 January, 9am to 10.30 am, 1 week course, starting every Monday, Yoga: Monday and Thursdays 7 to 8.15 am, Sunday 8 to 9.15 am, Meditation class: Mon 6 to 7 pm, Thursday 7 to 8 pm, Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Centre, Ekantakuna, 98088 91048 / 9841224368,,


Shanti Utsav, music for peace. 28 January, 3.30pm to 6.30pm, Aksheswor Mahavihar, Pulchok

Absolute Live Music, by Rashmi & Kitcha Band every Friday and performances by Shabnam & Cannabiz Band every Wednesday. 7.30pm onwards, Absolute bar, Hotel Narayani Complex, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, 5521408, 5549504,

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

Live music by Dinesh Rai and the Sound Minds. Every Friday, 7.30pm onwards, Fusion Bar, Dwarika's Hotel, Battisputali

Baja Gaja playing live. Every Tuesday, 7.30pm onwards, Moksh, Pulchok, 5526212


Black Pepper Café & Pub, cosmopolitan dining and drinking in a traditional style courtyard, try the apple sauce pork chops and enjoy the good service. Kopundole Height, Lalitpur, 5521897, 5536926,

Lhakpa Chulo, try the tender steaks and Thai-style salads. Jhamsikhel

Pumpernickel Bakery, get an early breakfast or brunch with interesting choices of bread and sandwiches. Experiment with their goat cheese or yak cheese sandwiches, or have a sip of coffee in the classy indoor dining area. Thamel, 7.30am to 7pm, 4259185

Saturday @ Hyatt, come and spend a day with your family this winter. Your children can enjoy on-site fun and games, as well as a kid-friendly menu. Hyatt Regency, Boudha, for reservations call 4491234

Newari Saanjh at Hotel Himalaya, local flavours to warm you up this winter. Every Frdiay, 6.30pm onwards, Rs 1100 Nett per person, Hotel Himalaya, Kopundole

Boudha Stupa Restaurant & Café, enjoy wood-fired pizza with a superb view of Boudha stupa and free wifi, candlelight dinner options are also available for the romantics every full moon night. Boudha, 2130681

Waffles promotion at The Lounge from 12.30pm to 4.00pm every day, Vegetarian Buffet at The Café every Tuesday from 6.30pm, and Arabian Nights at The Café every Friday from 6.30pm at Hyatt Regency, Boudha, 4491234, 4489362

The Kaiser Cafe Restaurant & Bar, enjoy a pleasant BBQ lunch in the ambient settings of The Garden of Dreams. Every Sunday, 12pm to 3pm, Kaiser Mahal, Thamel, Rs 1200 per person, 4425341

Himalayan Java, this Thamel establishment, more known for its coffee, serves excellent sandwiches too. Tridevi Marg, 4422519


Park Village Resort, Saturdays and Sundays combo package with swimming, lunch and a bottle of beer.
Budhanilkantha, Rs 990 for adults and Rs 800 for children, call 4375280 for reservations

The Dwarika's Himalayan Shangri- La Village Resort, overnight package with accommodation, dinner and breakfast. Dhulikhel, Rs 3500 (single), Rs 5000 (double), 10 percent service charge extra, call 4479488 for reservations

Club Himalaya, for amazing mountain views and refreshing weekend escapades, special package available for Nepalis and expatriates. Nagarkot, 4410432

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)