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In Conversation with Patrick French, don't miss out Patrick French and Rabi Thapa's discussion on the art of biography, brought to you by Quixote's Cove. Free entry, 27 November, 3.30pm to 6.30pm, Ramalaya, Pani Pokhari

Standing Up for Burn Violence Survivors, join the activism for gender based violence now.
25 November to 10 December, musical program on 4 December, 1905 restaurant, Kantipath

Baaja and Bazaar, attend a fund-raising event organized by LAMPS (Literature, Art and Architecture, Music and Movies, Photography and Performing Arts, Style and Sculpture) in support of disadvantaged Nepali artists. Enjoy the music of Shreya Sotang, Abhaya Subba and others while shopping for clothes and trinkets on the side. Fees: Rs 500 per person with a complimentary drink 25 November, 7pm onwards, Blue Room Lounge, Jhamsikhel

National Designer's Cut, fashion designers bring out their creativity to present dresses made out of Nepali fabric featuring musical performances, salsa sessions and B-boying. 25 November, 7.30 pm onwards, Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat, 4247167

Comedy Night at Delices de France, a group of stand up comedians, 'Oops, We Did it Again' is coming to town to tickle your funny bones as you enjoy a special meal at Delices de France. 25 November, 7pm onwards, Delices de France, Thamel, 4260326

Silent Protest, do what you can to help 'Stop Monsanto in Nepal', both the cause and the activist group.
25 November, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj

9th Handicraft Trade Fair, an opportunity to browse through authentic Nepali handicrafts. 24 to 28 November, Bhrikuti Mandap

Expressions with Etegami, make special Japanese postcards for near and dear ones this festive season. 25 November, 10am to 3pm, Cosmopolitan Training Centre, Jhamsikhel,, 016217752, 9841410609

2nd Mandala International Youth Theatre Festival, immerse yourself in the theatrical performances of both foreign and national groups. 25 November, 3pm, Russian Centre of Science & Culture, Kamal Pokhari, 9851044977

A Changing Nepal, Maki Gurung's first exhibition in Nepal which shows ever-changing Nepali faces painted on Lokta paper. 11 November to 25 November, Cosmopolitan Training Centre, Jhamsikhel, 016217752

Extraordinary, bring out the extraordinary in the ordinary. This is what Navin Joshi does in his art exhibition which shows a unique take on everyday life. 12 to 28 November, Park Gallery, Pulchowk

Kathmandu International Mountain Festival (KIMFF), attend the screening of 52 films representing 22 countries or participate in one of the many exciting workshops and discussions on offer. 8 to 12 December


International Folk Music Film Festival, enjoy English and Nepali movies and music under one roof. Tickets are priced at Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 1000, 25 to 27 November, Nepal Tourism Board, 4242741,

Songs with Sabin Rai, tune into Sabin Rai's melodious performances while relishing a scrumptious dinner at Buzz Cafe. 25 November, 6pm onwards, Buzz Cafe, Baluwatar, 9841249081

Arabian Night, listen to Middle Eastern music by the band 'Mazzika', which means 'music' in Egyptian. Tickets are priced at Rs 200 and Rs 500 (includes a drink), 26 November, 7.30pm onwards, Delices de France, Thamel, 4260326


Just Baked, a cozy café with amazing pastries and friendly ambience. Old Baneshwor

The Ghangri Café, a quiet and relaxing place with delicious food. Although known for their open momos, their Chef Salad is equally delicious. Pulchowk, 5528703,

Him Thai Restaurant and Bar, for the most authentic Thai cuisines in town. Lazimpat, 4418683

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

Buddha Bar, offers a warm and cozy space for intimate conversations over a large selection of drinks. Thamel, 9851053235

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

Bench Burger, be it a fish or a steak burger, Bench Burger offers many types and tastes for your palate. Krishnagalli, Patan

Cinnamon Grill and Lounge, mouth watering delicacies with live music. Try the grilled tenderloin steak and quiche lorraine with fresh fruit salad. Jhamsikhel, 5521339

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

Upstairs Cafe, a delicious range of Vietnamese cuisine to sample. Maharajgunj, near the US embassy

Dhokaima Cafe, exquisite ambience, friendly service, cozy bar, place to see and be seen at. Your oasis in the heart of Patan, easy walk from new Bhat Bhateni Supermarket. Patan Dhoka, Yala Maya Kendra, 5522113

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


The Amtrip Offer, be a part of the Amtrip Bungy or Swing Jump Event 160m over the Bhote Koshi river or the Adventure Tour Trip. Fees: Rs 2700 per person for one day or Rs 4500 per person for an overnight stay (includes lunch and transportation on scheduled dates), valid until December, Naxal Narayan Chaur, 4444690/691 ext: 116

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)