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Exhibition on Everest, a photography exhibition by Jeff Botz which shows Mount Everest in its true glory. 26 April to 26 May, 9.30 am to 5pm, Image Ark Studio, Kulimha Tole, Patan

World Fair Trade Day Fair, exhibition of handicraft and agro food products by 40 FTG Nepal members. Visit food stalls of typical Newari cuisine. 19 May, 10am to 5pm, Baithak Event Venue,

Art on Display, sixteen artists display paintings they under the guidance of Laplnive Bangdel. 7 May to 17 May, 10am to 6pm, Nepal Art Council

Home Sick Blues, enjoy graphic art, oil paintings, photography and collages from artists Christian Lemmerz, Michael Kvium, Peter Bonde and Haugen Sorensen along with Danish chef Claus Christensen's art collection.

13 May, 6pm to 8pm, Tings Tea Lounge, Lounge Hotel, Nursery Galli, Lazimpat, 9803582844

Modern Metamorphoses, a modern take on one of the most renowned Latin poems, Ovid's Metamorphoses. Rs 800 (including tea), every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4 May to 20 May,
7.15 pm, Hotel Vajra, 4271545,

Shanti Deep Prajwolan, light lamps to raise funds for a grant organised by Tewa. Buy a lamp for Rs 50 each and contribute. 11 May, 5pm onwards, Mangalbazaar, Patan, 9851025350,


Degaa Saturday Music Nights, enjoy live band performances every Saturday with bands like Unlearned and Upendra and Friends who will serenade you while you relish Degaa's special Newari food. 28 April to 19 May, 7pm to 10pm, Degaa Restro Lounge, 5008679

SIGN, Live music by SIGN band every week except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 7:30 pm onwards, Corner Bar, Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat. Call 4411818


Delices de France, savour in Royal Couscous as you listen to Egyptian singer Emad Gabra. 11 May, 7.30 pm,, Thamel

Alchemy, an authentic Italian restaurant which serves dishes like Pizza Quatro Stagioni and Spaghetti alla Puttanseca. Thamel

Dragon Café, enjoy momos, sizzlers and vegetable coins at the most reasonable prices. Kumaripati

La Rotisserie, get your fill of roasted delights like chicken, duck and trout. Jawalakhel

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

Pasto Vostro, a pretty place with some great pasta. Their bacon wrapped sausages are a must. Thamel

Manny's Eatery and Bar, enjoy mouth-watering Continesian delicacies with fine hospitality, Jawalakhel, 5536919

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 great local food with folk music and dance. Dillibajar

New Orleans, offers a wide variety of western dishes that are scrumptious yet healthy. Jhamsikhel, 5522708

Tama, enjoy delicious khaja and taas set, along with a host of other Indian and Nepali snacks at an affordable price. Gairidhara

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

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

Boudha Stupa Restaurant & Café, enjoy wood-fired pizza, homemade pastas and the one and only Tibetan gyakok. Boudha, 012130681, 9841484408

Salt and Pepper, a resto-lounge with a wide variety of dishes to choose from like Hakka Noodles, Hong Kong Chicken and Honey Chili Potatoes. Lakeside, Pokhara

Byanjan, enjoy great food at an affordable price. Shrimp cocktails, Grilled Fish and desserts are favourites among guests. Lakeside, Pokhara

Peri Peri, home of legendary Portugese flamed grilled chicken, enjoy dishes served with the trademark Piri Piri sauce. Jhamsikhel, 9808563803

Thik Thak Restaurant, this restaurant boasts live fish from the lake which means the fish dishes are always fresh and delicious. Lakeside, Pokhara

Station BBQ, try the table top grills for self-cooked barbeque or order mutton skewers and pork chops. Jhamsikhel

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

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

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

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

Japanese Crepe Station, try the uniquely Nepali khuwa crêpe for a quick fix. Kichapaokhari and Basantapur. Call 4256655


Last Resort, canyoning, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking- challenge yourself and be adventurous at the Last Resort. 4700525, 4701247

Raniban Retreat, located next to the Peace Pagoda, overlooking the city and lake, the retreat offers a sweeping panorama from Dhaulagiri in the west to Himalchuli in the east. World Peace Pagoda, Pokhara, 977-61-692136, 9841382053

The Borderlands Eco Adventure Resorts, raft in the mighty Bhote Kosi, try a canyon descent, or an off-the-beaten trek to a hidden monastery. Call 4700894

Splashing Saturday

Enjoy a game of water football, dance to live music and DJ sessions or just sit back, relax and relish superb food and drinks at Splash Festival '12. Companies can test each other's water football skills. And guests who are not on the corporate list can register at the venue and enjoy football during open play.

Organisations: Rs 20,000
Individuals: Rs 1,000 per team of three (Knock Out Set) and Rs 1,200 for two teams (General Play Set)

Rs 1,499 (inclusive of beer, buffet lunch and pool facilities)

2 May, 10am onwards at Godavari Village Resort

Tibetan voices on canvas

Spanish artist Andrea Lopez Iglesias' exhibition The New Faces of Tibet embodies her desire to give voice to displaced Tibetans. The exhibition consists of 14 large paintings and smaller ones made in watercolour and monotype. Iglesias uses bold storks and vibrant colours to depict Tibetan children whom she met and bonded with during her stay at Pema T'sal Monastery in Pokhara. The project is a continuation of her previous work 'Visited Places. Children Remembered' in which she focused on children in orphanages, and comes at a time when the Free Tibet movement is growing strong in the subcontinent. "What comes through these portraits is a stoic and resilient people, who have retained their innocence, faith and culture despite the harsh reality of their situation. More importantly Andrea's works are an impassioned plea to humanity itself," says Sangeeta Thapa, director at Siddhartha Art Gallery in praise of Iglesias' paintings.

11 to 24 May at Siddhartha Art Gallery

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)