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New season of Katha Mitho Sarangi ko, BBC's hugely popular radio drama. Starts 4 March, 8.15pm on BBC 103 FM

Avatars and Interpretations, an exhibition of mixed media works by Erina Tamrakar and Asha Dongol. Till 10 March, opening at 5.30pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited, 4218048, 4438979

Retrospective, 1970 to 2011, selected works by Birendra Pratap Singh. Till 24 March, Chai Chai Gallery and Cafe, Pulchok, 9808580436, 5528258

Disguised Harmony 2, exhibition of paintings by Vijaya Maharjan. Till 11 March, 4pm, Park Gallery, Pulchok, Gallery hours: 10.30am to 5.30pm, closed on Saturdays, 5522307,

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,,


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

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,

Wax tailor in Kathmandu, Alliance Française and 1905 bring the French hip-hop band to town. 7 March, 7pm onwards, 1905, Kantipath, Tickets: Rs 400


Milk Coffee 'n Cocktail Cafe, coffee house during the day and a cozy lounge serving cocktails at night, try their yarchagumba and molecular cocktails along with the famous Starbucks. Woodland Complex, Darbar Marg

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

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

The Great Kebab Factory at the Grand Hotel, enjoy an exquisite range of kebabs. Till 5 March, 3pm onwards, Tahachal

The Factory, a trendy restobar with great food and drinks and zesty music. Mandala Street, Thamel

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

Lazy Gringo, fail-safe Mexican restaurant. The lemonade with refills is what won us over, but the food is mighty fine. Jawalakhel

Station BBQ, don the chef's hat, make your own BBQ. Jhamsikhel, 5522083

Singma Food Court, for the best Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine in town. Pulchok, 5009092 and Bhatbhateni, 4411078,,


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.

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

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)