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Screen. IN: The Desert Eats Us, watch the award winning documentary about migrant workers in Qatar. 17 March, 3 pm onwards, Sattya Space, Jawlakhel. Call 5523486 for more information

A Candid Portrait, photography exhibition by Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi. Till 18 March, Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal

Mars Attack, dance till you drop at the fabulous party with non-stop music. 17 March, 2 pm onwards, Insomnia, Durbar Marg

Hollywood workshop and Hollywood nights, five day workshop on filmmaking techniques from Hollywood's experts. 17 March to 21 March, Hotel Malla Thamel. For more information call 9849961407

6th International Folk Festival 2012, performances by cultural groups from thirteen countries in Kathamndu, Dang, Pokhara and Butwal. Till 18 March

Buchanan Hamilton Exhibition, celebration of 200 years of biodiversity research in Nepal. 24 March to 1 April, Siddhartha Art GAllery, Baber Mahal Revisited

Spring Camp, 10 days Spring Camp for children to empower themselves through music, art, dance and outdoor activities. 2 April- 6 April and 8 April to 12 April. For more information call 5013554

Anusara Yoga Workshop, learn and practice yoga with the internationally renowned teacher Jonas Westring. 23 March, 5 pm to 7:30 pm, 1905 Restaurant, Kantipath,


Kutumba Playing for Heritage II, Kutumba will be travelling across Nepal to generate awareness on preservation and protection of local heritage till 15 April.

Nepfest March, bringing together all the metal heads with performances by Antim Grahan, X-Mantra, Kalodin, Garudh, The Exorcist, Disintergrated, Fractiucals. 24 March, 1 pm onwards, Bhrikuti Mandap. Call 9841277757

Shabnam and Cannabiz band playing every Wednesday, Absolute Bar, Hotel Narayani Complex.

Baja Gaja, playing live every Tuesday 7: 30pm onwards at Mosksh, Pulchowk. Call 5526212


Celebrate St. Patricks Day with lots of Green beer, silly hats , Irish Shenanigans and Irish Stew at Kilroy's, Thamel, 470043

The Olive Garden is offering a revamped dinner menu from March 14 onwards with various trout dishes. Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat

Manny's Eatery and bar introduces special lunch packages. Jawlakhel, Shaligram Complex, 5536919

Enjoy Sunday Pranzo at Rox Restaurant from 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm, Hyattt Regency, 4491234

Pyongyang Okryu-Gwan, for the rare taste of North Korean cuisine and hospitality. Durbar Marg

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

Café Du Temple, famous for its delicious food, warm ambience and the beautiful roof top view. Patan Durbar Square, 5527127. Boudha, 2143256

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

Sal's Pizza, almost round, almost cheap, always delicious, the cheesiest pizzas in town. Lazimpat, behind Jazz Upstairs

Comfort Zone, expansive restobar with a decent range of cocktails and barbeque meals. Thamel

Cafereena, the extensive menu has something for everyone. Try their famous chips chilly. Sherpa Mall, Durbar Marg

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

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

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

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

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

Dhaba, for an excellent range of North Indian delicacies, try their unbeatable Kashmiri Gosht. Thapathali


Cafe Hessed, for those with a sweet tooth, the cafe offers a delicious range of cupcakes and doughnuts. Jhamsikhel
7th ANNUAL SUNDANCE MUSIC FESTIVAL, join the musical extravaganza with bands like Joint Family, Soul Train Featuring Rainer Pusch (Germany), The Acoustics (Shanti Music), Himalayan Connection, and DJ Phuchhey. 24 March to 25 March. The Last Resort. Call 4410753/4700525 for bookings

The Pranamaya Yoga retreat, enjoy yoga, nature and healthy food as you recharge and restore your energy levels. 16 to 18 March, Namo Buddha, Kavre. For more information call 9851002920.

Spring Break @ RSR, welcome spring in style away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and party alongside the mighty Trisuli river. 16 March, 7 pm, River Side Spring Resort, Kurintar. Call 56540129 for more information

Chitwan Safari Tour, exciting wildlife safari in the Chitwan National Park at Rs 49990. Call Ace travels at 4411830

Cycling for light

Laxmi Cares, a registered NGO and a social initiative of employees of Laxmi Bank, is organising the " 4th Annual Laxmi Care Annual Mountain Bike Rally" on 22 March as a part of its 'Go Green' campaign. The rally will begin from Patan Durbar Square and conclude at St. Xavier's Godavari School, covering 12 kilometers. The funds raised from the event will be utilised to install 14 Solar Street Lights at Bagmati Bridge, Thapathali. Laxmi Cares will be looking after the maintenance of the lights for the next five years after which they will be handed over to the local community. Last year funds raised from the bike rally were used to insatll solar powered lights at Patan Durbar Square. The participants and guests will also get to enjoy musical performances by Yogeshwor Amatya, Jems Pradhan, Lyrics Indy and a host of other talented artists.

Date: 22 March, Thursday (Ghode Jatra)
Route: Patan Durbar Square to St. Xavier's Godavari School
Begins at 7 am
Transportation to Lagankhel Bus Park from Godavari available after 11:30 am

Deadline for registration: 20 March
For details, call 9841298400

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)