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Cine Saptaha, screening of short films, Forgive, Forget Not by Pranay Limbu and Watcher by Pranaya Rana and another undisclosed film. 21 to 27 August, 4.30pm onwards, Docskool Film Centre, Gaurighat, 44471104

Khumbaya Rain Dance, a fun family evening with food stalls, live D.J, discounted rate for swimmers and rain dance. 20 August, 4pm onwards, International Club, Sanepa

Rs 400/- (Adults), Rs 325/- (Kids), Free entrance for children below 3 yrs, discounted swimming rate @ International Club for the day: Rs 150/- (Children) Rs 250/- (Adults)

Himalayan Enfielders Reloaded, city ride starting from Enfielders Workshop, Lazimpat to thier new workshop in Jhsmsikhel. Party at Peri Peri, Jhamsikhel. 20 August, 3.30pm, 9841251636,

Kathmandu Blogs, Bloggers' Mela organised by the Himalayan Book Reader's Club. 20 August, 3pm to 4.30pm, The British Council, Lazimpat, SMS 'attending' followed by name to 9849100300, or email at

Lyrics from the Junkyard, junkyard sculptures by Meena Kayastha. 19 August to 9 September, 11am to 6pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited

Education Fair, organized by Educational Consultancy Association of Nepal. Till 21 August, 11am to 6pm, Bhirkuti Mandap Exhibition Hall, Exhibition Road

Nepal Literature Festival, organized by Ncell. 18 to 21 August, 11am to 1pm, Gyan Mandala, Moksh Resturant & Bar, Jhamsikhel

Nepal Gem & Jewellery Expo 2011, organised by Nepal Gem & Jewellery Association(NEGJA). 19 to 21 August 2011, 11am to 6pm, Soaltee Hotel, Megha Malhar Hall, Soalteemode

Bagmati River Festival, water sports, river clean-up, heritage walk and live concert. 20 August, Kaalmochan, Chobhar, 4244048

Staging of Bukhyacha, a Nepali adaptation of Italian play About Face. Till 3 September, every day except Mondays, 5.30 pm, Arohan Theatre, Gurukul, Old Baneshwor

Faces, a portrait photo workshop conducted by photographer/filmmaker Gorakh Bista. Till 20 August, 11am to 3pm, Fee: Rs. 1500, Sattya Media Arts Collective, Jawalakhel

Organic Farming Training, training on bio intensive farming, organized by Eco Organic Nepal. Till 4 September, 10am to 4pm, EON farm at Mahankal, Fee: Rs. 4000, 9849685808,

Nepal Real Estate Expo 2011, organized by Nepal Land and Housing Association of Nepal. 25 August to 28 August, 11am to 6pm, Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu

South Asia and China Trade Fair 2011, with Dashain Bazaar. Organized Nepal China Executive Council. 15 to 19 September, 11am to 6pm, Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu


Streetlife Collective live at House of Music, don't miss out on a Friday full of grooves stretching from funk, town, soul to RnB. 19 August, 7.30pm onwards, House of Music, Thamel

Yalamaya Classic, an event organised to appreciate classical music, every second day of the Nepali Calendar. 19 August, 5pm onwards, Baggikhana, Yalamaya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur, 5553767, 5522113, free entrance
August Rush @ Attic, month long musical treat with artists like Sabin Rai, Robin and the New Revolution and Albatross. Till 17 August, Attic Bar, Uttar Dhoka, 9808011015

Upper Crust, featuring artists like Kristina Allen, Space Cake Break and Outrage Us. 20 August, 1pm to 10.30pm, Krishna Villa Resort, Budhanilkantha Heights, 984905459, Ticket: Rs 999 inclusive of two complimentary drinks

An Evening with Kutumba, fundraiser for the Namche community health clinic, a great initiative by the villagers of Namche to maintain their own health services. 3 September, 5.30pm onwards, Shangri-La Hotel, Lazimpat
Sundae Café & Bar, enjoy the Sundae Special Ice-cream with a homely place for private gatherings and comfy couches to relax. 7am to 9pm, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur

Chopstix, savory Asian food cooked in true Chinese fashion sure to charm and impress. Begin your feast with the Dragon Chicken; it is one-of-a-kind. Kumaripati, 5551118

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

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

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

Alfresco, for homemade pastas and other lip-smacking delights. Soaltee Crowne Plaza, 4273999
The Factory, a trendy restobar for a refreshing stopover in the chaos that is Thamel. Great food and drinks, with zesty music. Don't miss out on their cheesecake, it's a must. Mandala Street, Thamel

Délices de France, special menu with duck 3 courses, including Duck jambonet with its vegetable garnish or Duck breast with its mangogarnish. Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August, dinner @ Rs 1400 plus taxes, Ganesh Man Singh Building, 2nd floor (above Illy Galeria Cafe), Booking is necessary (limited offer), call 4260326

New Orleans, offers a wide variety of western dishes that are scrumptious yet healthy. We got hooked on the rosemary chicken and hamburgers. Jhamsikhel, 5522708.

Bronco Billy, a new restaurant in town offering Tex-Mex and Indian dishes. They make their own corn tortillas, which gets a big thumbs-up. But really, we can't wait to try their Margaritas. Pulchok, opposite Namaste Supermarket

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, Durbar Marg


Overnight Package at The Dwarika's Himalayan Shangri- La Village Resort, for local residents, NRs. 4000/- (single), NRs. 5700/- (double). Dhulikhel, contact 4479488 for reservations

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

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

Grand Norling Hotel, countryside weekend package offering suite room, swimming, gym, massage, and discounts on other facilities. Gokarna, 4910193

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)