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Screen.IN: Man on Wire, take a look at the breathtaking stunts of high-wire artist Philippe Petit. 12 January, 6pm to 8pm, Sattya Media Arts, Jawalakhel

Beach Volleyball, don't miss the sixth Riverside Springs Beach Volleyball Tournament. 13 to15 January, Riverside Springs Resort, Kurintar, for more information call Januka at 5544263, 9803789617

Cycle 7: Identity, three photography installations: Navarasa, Ink'd and The Tales of Dirty Feet by talented photographers. 9.30 am to 8pm, 6 January to 15 February, Galleria CUC, Deetya Complex, Maharajgunj

Shaping Secularism, Social Science Baha presents a lecture on secularism by anthropologist Chiara Letizia. 9 January, 4pm, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka

Quixote's Cove Winter Sale, buy books worth Rs 1000 and get 20 per cent off. 8 December to 8 January, 10am to 7pm, Jhamsikhel, 5536974,

Pranamaya Power Yoga, Pranayama brings a month long yoga session for a healthy start to the new year. Rs 350 per class, starting from 2 January, 7am to 8pm, 1905, Kantipath,

Winter Art Camp, Artudio, The Image Park and Khushi Stationery bring you an art camp to help you learn how to paint and sketch. 31 December to 11 January, Artudio, Lazimpat, 9841408425, 9841240341

New Expressions on the Block, an exhibition of paintings by eleven artists. 21 December to 17 January, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, 4218048, 4438979,

ICT Branding eXPO, get the latest gizmos and gadgets, all under one roof. 5 to 9 January, 10am to 5pm, Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall

KJC Winter Camp 2012, ten days of winter camp for children between the ages of 6 and 13 organised by Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory. 2 January to 13 January, 5013554

Hits FM Music Awards, catch the live screening of the prestigious music award ceremony. 6 January, 3pm, Nepal Television

Nepathya Peace Tour, Nepathya is back with its country wide tour 'Shantiko Lagi Sikchya'. 3 to 19 January, different locations in the country, 4412469, 4437893, 9851026266

Blast at the Bar, Rock Fever presents Ashesh and Nekhvam's live performance. Tickets are Rs 150, 7 January, 3pm, House of Music, Thamel


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

Cosmopolitan Café, located in the heart of Basantapur, this cozy café offers arguably the best chicken sizzler in town. Basantapur, 4225246

The Heritage Kitchen and Bar, excellent interior with delicious food, try its panna cotta and paella. Thamel

Casa de Cass, offers continental delicacies, baked goodies, brewed coffee and everything in between. Jawalakhel

Grill Me, a haven for meat lovers, the restaurant stays true to its name. Jhamsikhel

Cha Cha Café, this Japanese restaurant is popular for its spaghettis and burger steaks. Thamel

Kotetsu, high quality Japanese dishes that cater to your needs and taste buds. Lazimpat

Sol Delicatessen, a range of gourmet foods that will satiate the most refined palates. 10am to 6pm (closed on Mondays), Babar Mahal Revisited, 4216433,

Tama, an assortment of traditional delicacies and old classics at an affordable price. Gairidhara

Rum Doodle, a hodgepodge of flavors and a must for trekkers and mountaineers. Thamel

Dhokaima Cafe, exquisite ambience, friendly service, cozy bar, place to see and be seen at. Patan Dhoka, Yala Maya Kendra, 5522113


Fulbari Resort, enjoy the scenic view as you pamper yourself with tennis, golf, drinks and dinners. Rs 6500 per person for 2 nights and 3 days, Pokhara, 4461918, 4462248,,

The Last Resort, swing into 2012 by being a part of the Amtrip Bungy or Swing Jump Event. Rs 2700 per person for one day or Rs 4500 per person for an overnight stay, valid until December, Amtrip, Naxal, 4444690, 4444820,

Meet Mrs Valentine

"Why are we given all this life if it goes unused?," Shirley Valentine, played by British actress Helena de Crespo, will ask her audience this weekend. Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine is a one-woman show about a middle-aged Liverpool housewife who finds herself stagnating in a lonely marriage. Her isolation stimulates the dialogues of the play but things change when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two. As the monologue progresses, we watch Shirley break the drudgery of cooking dinner for her husband and find herself again.

"I have performed Shirley several times, and although the play is set in Liverpool, her sentiments are universal," says Crespo. The actress has performed, directed, produced and acted in theatre, film, TV and radio in 16 countries. Having toured extensively in Europe, North and South America and South East Asia she is now in Nepal. The proceeds from the show will go to Mitrata-Nepal Foundation, a children's home that houses more than 60 children. The show will open on the Foundation's 12th anniversary.

Rs 1,200 with buffet dinner (special rates for students), 6, 7 and 8 January, 5.30 pm, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur, Contact 9851009533, 9851046147

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)