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Call for entries for Film Southasia, a festival of South Asian documentaries. 29 September to 2 October, early submission deadline: 31 May 2011, final submission deadline (for films made after April 2010): 31 June 2011, Film Southasia Secretariat, Patan Dhoka, 5552141,,

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

CAN Info Tech, latest products, technologies and software solutions. Till 6 February, Exhibition hall, Bhrikuti Mandap
Tavern Tales Special, featuring Manjushree Thapa in conversation with Indian author Dilip Simeon about his recently published bestseller 'Revolution Highway'.  4 February, 6pm, Quixote's Cove Bookshop, Entry Fee: Rs. 50 (suggested), refreshments, including Aila and tidbits will be on offer, the book will be available at Rs 480

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 New World Rhizome, exhibition of paintings by Indra Raj Subba 'Soshu'. Starts 6 February, 5.30pm, Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, Jhamsikhel, 5521120,

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


Krishnarpan, a specialty Nepali Restaurant at The Dwarika's  Hotel, 6 to 22 courses, an authentic Nepali meal. The Dwarika's Hotel, Battisputali, 4479488

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-7pm, 4259185

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,

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

Sandwiches and Crepes promotion at The Lounge everyday from 11am to 6pm, 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

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

Vesper Cafe, has quaint outdoor patio good for leisurely weekend brunch. Serves good salads, and steak-wraps. Jhamsikhel

Hankook Sarang, serves up the incredible tastes of Korea, including superlative steamed rice to anchor meals fit for kings. Thamel, near Roadhouse Cafe.

Attic, newly transformed lounge/bar ideal for Friday night drinking before hitting the dance spots. Uttar Dhoka, Lazimpat, 984161476


Ke-sang on acoustic guitar and vocals. Every Saturday, 7pm onwards, New Orleans Coffee Shop Garden, Jhamsikhel, 5522708 for reservations

Musical programme by Western classical guitarist Daniel Linden. 5 February, 5pm onwards, Yalamaya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, Rs 500, 5553767/ 5522113

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, Pulchok, 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

Jindabaad: Plastic Heart EP, House of Music, 4 February, 8pm onwards, House of Music, Thamel, Rs 200


Overnight Package at The Dwarika's Himalayan Shangri-La Village Resort, for local residents, package includes accommodation in Himalayan room, dinner and breakfast. Dhulikhel, Rs 4,000 (Single), Rs 5,700 (Double). The package rates are subject to a 10% service charge. For more information/reservations call 4479488 Dwarika's Hotel, Sales & Marketing Department.

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

Weekends Treks Out Package, for expats and locals, 3-day Kathmandu Valley Cultural Treks (Kathmandu/Lankuri/Balthali/Namobuddha/Kathmandu), includes 2 overnight stays in Lankuri and Balthali with meals, guide and drop & pick-up services. Himal Nepal Tours and Treks, Lazimpat,, 9841766561, 012081099

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)