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VO'YE: The Newari Feast, walk with the chariots and have a special feast to celebrate Indra Jatra for charity. 11 September, 2.30pm to 8pm, Kathmandu Durbar Square

Fashion Night Out, celebrating fashion and style. 9 September, 6pm to 11.30pm, Gazebo Restro-Lounge, Durbar Marg

Transforming You, popular youtube makeup star Promise Tamang comes to town. 9 Septmeber to midnight, Moods Lounge, Bluebird Mall, Thapathali

Poultry and Livestock Expo, international exposition for poultry and livestock. Till 10 September, DECC, United World Center, Tripureshwor

The Blacksmith, a documentary delving into the recent history of a community of Dalit blacksmiths. 9 September, 1pm, Russian Cultural Center, 9841366092

Grand Opening of Sphinx, one stop for trendy clothes and accessories. 9 and 10 September, Times Square Mall, Durbar Marg

NEC Fete 2011, performances by celebrated bands, great food and fun games. 9 and 10 September, Nepal Engineering College, Changunarayan, Bhaktapur

Theatrical Circus, magical experience with a fusion of circus, acrobatics and theatre. 14 September, 6pm to 7.30 pm, the British School, Jhamsikhel

Anbug Drive 2011, Volkswagen Beetle Drive from Kathmandu to Gyantok in Sikkim. 6 to 13 September, 4222636
Ssatangs and Bhajans, celebration of Universal Brotherhood Day followed by talks and hymns from Babaji Bob. 11 September, 2 pm to 5 pm, Police Club Auditorium, Exhibition road

Kathmandu Literary Jatra, three day literature festival. 16 to 18 September, Patan Durbar Square Complex

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

YES! Course, by the Art of Living for 13-18 year old youth. 11 to 16 September, 2pm to 5pm, The Art of Living New Baneshwor Centre, Dil Niwas, New Baneshwor, 9803039750

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

Nepal Rendezvous II, paintings from eminent artists from Bangladesh. 10 to 16 September, 11am to 6pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited

Cycle 6: Life, nature and wildlife photography by Om Yadav. Till 30 September, 10am to 5pm, Galleria CUC, Maharajgunj


Nepfest II, fledging bands to showcase their musical talents. 9 September, 12.30 pm onwards, Fun Park, Bhrikuti Mandap, 9841721736, 9841277757

Music at Neon Pub, music evening for all interested in the town's underground music scene. 9 September, 12.30 pm to 6 pm, Neon pub, Thamel

Pokhara Concert, catch X-Mantra in Pokhara. 10 September, 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Pokhara.


Milk Coffee and Cocktail Café, 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
Comfort Zone, expansive restobar with a decent range of cocktails and barbeque meats. Thamel

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

Alfresco, for homemade pastas and other lip-smacking delights. Soaltee Crowne Plaza, 4273999

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ghangri Café, a quiet place with comfortable sofas and a lovely courtyard, perfect for those sunny afternoons. Although famous for their open sui mai, they offer a few other great dishes as well. Pulchok


The Last Resort, one stop for Adventure Sports, bungy jump over the Bhote Khosi river 160 metres below or mountain biking up to the Tibetan border. The Last Resort Sales Office, Mandala Street, Thamel, 4700525

The Dwarika's Himalayan Shangri- La Village Resort Dhulikhel, overnight package with accommodation, dinner and breakfast. Call 4479488 for reservations

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

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)