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Expressions in Clay, ceramic art exhibition by Ceramic Hands, display of works created by local and foreign artists under the tutelage of Kalapremi Shrestha and 'P1' by Man Bahadur Harijan . Till 23 July, 11am to 6pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babermahal Revisited

Hue/saturation, exhibition of photos by Sunanda Chandry Koning, organised by Chomolungma UNESCO Centre. Till 23 July, 11am to 5pm, Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal

Funky Fresh E.L.E.M.E.N.T.S, a youth empowerment program for young hip hop enthusiasts above the age of 13 to harness their skills to become independent hip hop artists. 23 to 30 July, 10am to 6pm, Sattya Media Arts Collective, Jawalakhel/ Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel, fee Rs 1000 (scholarships available), a pplication deadline 21 July

Nepal Cine Symposium, a South Asia focused international film network and promotion platform for cinema which includes a film festival 'Something like a film festival' organised by DocSkool. Till 22 November, Submission open until 30 August,,, 4471104

The Kathmandu Kora, a 60km cycle challenge around Kathmandu for charity, proceeds will go to Samata School and OCCED. 23 July, Bhanimandal, 4412508, 5000547,,

The Great Indian Education Fair, a unique education exhibition showcasing the finest Indian universities, colleges and institutions. Till 23 July, The Everest Hotel, New Baneshwor

TEDx Kathmandu, an independently organised TED event featuring speakers Ani Choying Dolma, Anil Chitrakar, Prabhas Pokhrel, Salil Subedi and Sunil Babu Pant. Event is restricted to 100 attendees only who will be selected through application process. Forms can be downloaded from 30 July, Nepal Tourism Board, Exhibition Road


Mukti and Revival in concert. 23 July, 7.30pm onwards, Cinnamon, Jhamsikhel

Splash Grind 2011, the program features DJ session, loud music and dance by the pool. 13 August, 1 to 6pm, International Club, Sanepa, Rs1000


The Kaiser Cafe Restaurant & Bar, enjoy a pleasant BBQ lunch in the ambient settings of The Garden of Dreams and a glass of wine or beer. Every Sunday, 12pm to 3pm, Kaiser Mahal, Thamel, Rs 1,300 per person, 4425341, operated by The Dwarika's Group of Hotels & Resorts

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,

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

9th Annual Wine Festival, Kilroy's monsoon wine festival will feature 15 varieties of exquisite wines from six different countries. Till 15 September, Kilroy's of Kathmandu, Thamel, 4250440

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

Kakori at Soaltee Crowne Plaza, kebabs, curries and more, enjoy Indian food at its best. Everyday 7pm to 10.45pm for dinner, Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Tahachal, call 4273999 for reservations

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

The Oriental Tearoom at Pipalbot, has rather complicated opening hours but a mouth-watering spring menu. Try sake-cured salmon for lunch and twice-cooked caramelised pork belly for dinner. Babar Mahal Revisited

Dechenling, the place to head for Bhutanese and Tibetan cuisine, their pleasant and spacious garden its ideal for big gatherings. Thamel


Monsoon Getaway at Gokarna Forest Resort. Till 31 August, Gokarna, 4451212

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
Ahaa Daman Package at Everest Panaroma Resort, for expats and Nepalis. Daman, 4412864,

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)