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French Film Festival 2011, four representative French movies with English subtitles. 19 to 22 April, 7pm, Alliance Francaise, Tripureswor, 4241163, 4242832,

Rare Asian Textiles, from the private collection of Barbara Adams and Female Substantive, paintings by Ilsa Brittain (see p7). Till 22 April, 5.30pm on inauguration day, gallery hours: 11am to 6pm, Saturday: 12pm to 4pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal, 4218048

Musical amusements, an array of acrylic paintings based on musical instruments from around the world, by artist Ramesh Bikal. Till 22 April, 10.30am to 6pm, Park Gallery, Pulchok, Saturdays closed

Garden Symphony, botanical art in water colour and gouache by Canadian artist Emira Doric Muftic. 17 to 29 April, 5pm on opening day, gallery hours: 10.30am to 6pm, Park Gallery, Pulchok, Saturdays closed

Last week of Lives and Faces, pictures from the Maoist insurgency in India by Mustafa Quraishi. Till 17 April, 11am to 4pm, closed on Tuesdays, Shanti Sangrahalaya, Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, Patan Dhoka, 5549948

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,,

Watercolour paintings of unique and exquisite orchids, by Hemlata Pradhan. Till 1 May, Serindia Gallery, O.P. Garden, Soi Charoenkrung 36, Charoenkrung Road, Bangkok, 0223 6410,

Teen Art Competition, organized by AmarJyoti Foundation. 16 April, Trikuti Colony, Battisputali, 4482868, 9851023958


Universal Religion 2011, music festival bringing together performers from around the world. Till 24 April, 12 noon onwards, Fulbari Resort, Pokhara,,, 984138662/9851043398

Yalamaya Classic, soulful classical music. 15 April, 5pm onwards, Pattangini (open area), Yalamaya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, free entrance


Casa de Cass, out-of-Kathmandu dining in cosy surrounds with attentive service, what more could you ask for? A martini, of course. Hariharbhawan Attic, newly transformed lounge/bar ideal for Friday night drinking before hitting the dance spots. Uttar Dhoka, Lazimpat

Bhojan Griha, traditional Nepali restaurant that serves up great local food with folk music and dance. Dillibajar

Irish Pub, not only does it feel like one, but it's Irish all the way down to the original recipes from the owner's wife. Go green with their fish and chips. Ananda Bhawan, Lazimpat, 4416027

Le Bistro Restaurant & Bar, the outdoor dining area invokes a great atmosphere for a night of drinks with friends and family. While they serve a plethora of dishes, it is the Indian food they pride themselves on. Thamel

Casa Toscana, varieties of yummy pizzas to try and other Italian delights. Casa Toscana, Pulchok

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

Bu keba, the newest organic restaurant in town, offers continental and Indian food along with chef's originals. Sanepa

Milk Coffee 'n Cocktail Cafe, coffee house during the day and a cosy lounge serving cocktails at night, try their yarchagumba and molecular cocktails along with the famous Starbucks. Woodland Complex, Darbar Marg
Tamarind, a multi-cuisine restaurant, offers a decent range of drinks and food. Jhamel


Fulbari's domestic tourism promotion package, includes 2 Nights/ 3 Days deluxe

accommodation, bed and breakfast, one special dinner, welcome drinks and free tennis, gym and swimming pool facilities at Rs 6,500 nett per person. The Fulbari Resort & Spa, Pokhara, 4461918, 4462248

The Dwarika's Himalayan Shangri- La Village Resort, overnight package with accommodation, dinner and
breakfast. Dhulikhel, Rs 3,500 (single), Rs 5,000 (double), 10 per cent service charge extra, call 4479488 for reservations

Dhulikhel Mountain Resort, Palanchok Bhagwati Darshan Package with one night's accommodation in the mountain rooms and transport to and from the temple. Dhulikhel, 4420774

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)