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9th Annual Wine Festival, taste 15 wines from six countries. 1 July to 15 September, Kilroy's, Thamel, 4250440-41

Teej Charity Event, organised by Sanu Foundation Nepal. 30 to 31 August, Old Sinamangal, 9751018792

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, 4.30 pm onwards, Docskool Film Centre, Gaurighat, 44471104

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

Opinionated, a workshop on editorial and opinion writing. 3 to 4 September, 11am to 3pm, Rs 1000/-, apply before 1 September, 9813485716,

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

Organic Farming Training, training on bio intensive farming, organised by Eco Organic Nepal. 14 August to 4 September, 10am to 4pm, EON farm at Mahankal, Fee: Rs. 4000, 9849685808,

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

Nepali Mahotsab, celebrating 15 years of Film Southasia with a selection of eight Nepali documentaries. 27 to 28 August, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka

Cycle 6: Life, nature and wildlife photography by Om Yadav, 19 August to 30 September, 10am to 5pm, Galleria CUC, Maharajgung

South Asia and China Trade Fair 2011, with Dasain Bazaar. Organised by the Nepal China Executive Council. 15 to 19 September, 11am onwards, Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu.

Screening of Kandhahar, a 2001 Iranian film. 25 August, 6pm, free entrance, Lazimpat Gallery Café, 4428549

Tattinai Parcha, a dance party by WhatNext, Parcha Production and We Fear Silence Events. 26 August, 5pm, Moods Lounge, Bluebird Mall, Thapathali


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, 5.30 pm onwards, Shangri-La Hotel, Lazimpat

August Rush, musical performance by artists like Sabin Rai, Robin and the New Revolution and Albatross. 12 to 27 August, Attic Bar, Uttar Dhoka

Hamro Desh Promotional Gigs, launching of new Robin and the New Revolution album 'Hamro Desh'. 26 August at House of Music, Thamel, 27 August at Vesper, Jhamsikhel


Food Gala, eat everything and anything you want in the food galore. 27 to 28 August, 11am to 5pm, Little Angels' College, Hattiban

1905 Restaurant, feast on roasted delights within this converted aristocratic residence. Walled ambience and green surroundings make it an oasis within the city, Kantipath, 4215068

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

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

OR2K, one of the few vegetarian restaurants in the Valley, their Middle Eastern platter is delicious and their cocktails are robust. Mandala Street, Thamel, 4422097

Cosmopolitan Café, located in the heart of Basantapur, this cozy café offers arguably the best chicken sizzler in town. Basantapur (along Kathmandu Darbar Square), 4225246

Yin Yang Restaurant, east meets west as you choose from a variety of Thai and continental dishes. Get a little spice in your life with their pad thai or green curry. Thamel, 10am-10pm, 4701510

Hankook Sarang, from Bibimbab to Samgyeopsal, Hankook offers a wide range of Korean delicacies at affordable prices. Thamel (opposite Road house café)

Mike's Breakfast, huge breakfasts and a never-ending supply of coffee amidst a lush garden setting characterise this café, popular among tourists and locals alike. Naxal, 4424303

Irish Pub, for the simple reason that the place actually feels like a bar. Don't miss out on their Irish coffee. Lazimpat, Ananda Bhawan, 4416027

Cafe Hessed, for those with a sweet tooth, offers a delicious range of cupcakes and doughnuts. Jhamsikhel

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


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, call 4375280 for reservations

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

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

Monsoon Madness, at Hotel Shangri-la Pokhara. See Pokhara as never before, monsoon package at Rs 4999 for 2 nights and 3 days. Till 30 September, Shangri-la Village, Pokhara, call 4412999 for booking

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)