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Exhibition on Everest, a photography exhibition by Jeff Botz which showcases 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, exhibition of handicraft and agro food products by 40 FTG Nepal members. Visit food stalls serving typical Newari cuisine. 19 May, 10am to 5pm, Baithak Event Venue, Tripureshwor

Master Harold and the Boys, explore a beautiful play by Athol Fugard set in the apartheid era of South Africa. Rs 200 (students) and Rs 500 (adults),Tickets can be purchased from Dhokaima Cafe (Patan Dhoka), Bookworm (Jhamsikhel or Radisson Hotel (Lazimpat), 25 to 26 May and 1 to 3 June, 5.30 pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, 9808554122

Buddhism in Russia, an exhibition by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture and Lumbini Buddist University. 27 April to 27 May, 10am to 5pm, Russian Centre of Science and Culture

Sattya in Pokhari, If you find yourself in Pokhara in the coming weeks, be sure to visit Sattya and take part in their numerous workshops and film screenings. 16 May to 30 May, Freedom Café, Lakeside, Pokhara

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,

The New Faces of Tibet, Spanish artist Andrea Lopez Iglesias' presents a brave new look on Tibet. 11 May to 24 May, 11am to 5pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Babar Mahal


Degaa Saturday Music Nights, enjoy live performances every Saturday with bands like 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

Rewind at Trishara, take a break this Friday with a revamped menu, cocktails and great music. 18 May, 6.45 pm, Trishara Restaurant, Lazimpat

Karaoke Night, a karaoke night to support Alay Nepal's fund raiser along with Filipino Community Nepal for underprivileged, adopted children in Budhanilkantha. Rs 400, 19 May, 3pm onwards, 8 degrees, Jhamsikhel


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

Manny's Eatery and Bar, special lunch packages for a quick snack or filling lunch. Jawalakhel, Shaligram Complex, 5536919

Live Band at The Corner Bar, Radisson Hotel Kathmandu every evening except Saturdays and Tuesdays. 4411818 ext. 1330

Yellow Chili, enjoy renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor's dishes as this restaurant serves mouthwatering Indian delicacies. Thapathali

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

Fuji Bakery, tucked in Chakupat this bakery offers homemade goodies like apple pie, pain du chocolat and banana cake. Chakupat

Tonic Restaurant, amazing food fit for family dinners or a night out with friends. Pokhara

Lhasa Bar, enjoy a beer or a splash of cocktail at this springboard for excellent young musicians starting out on the Thamel circuit. Thamel, 985101043

Lorry's, a newly opened restaurant with great ambience and good food, their Bistecca Al Funghi is a must try. Jamsikhel

Black and White Café, a great place to spend a quiet afternoon surfing the net with some bakery items like the Swiss Apple Pie and chocolate crepe with homemade icecream. Lakeside, Pokhara

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

Saigon Pho, spacious interior with authentic Vietnamese dishes. Lazimpat

Mike's Breakfast, huge breakfasts and a never-ending supply of coffee amidst a lush garden setting characterise this café, popular among tourists and locals alike. Naxal, 4424303

Bistro Caroline, a highly recommended place to eat and relax, their chocolate mousse and fish dishes are a must for foodies. Lakeside, Pokhara

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

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

Chopstix, savoury Asian food cooked in true Chinese fashion sure to charm and impress. Try the famous drums of heaven. Kumaripati, 5551118

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

No Name Restaurant, friendly ambience with palatable dishes- try their delicious momochas. Putalisadak

Manny's Eatery and Tapas Bar, enjoy Latin tunes with special discounts on great food and drinks. Shaligram Hotel Complex, 5536919

Chongqing Fast Food, gear up for some mouth watering Chinese dishes like Sour and Spicy Pork and Kung Pao Chicken. Thamel

Hankook Sarang, from Bibimbab to Samgyeopsal, Hankook offers a wide range of Korean delicacies at affordable prices. Thamel

New Orleans, offers a great variety of western dishes that are scrumptious yet healthy. Try the rosemary chicken and hamburgers. Jhamsikhel, 5522708


Hotel Landmark, made entirely from traditional Nepali brick and woodcraft, this hotel is rich not only in heritage, but also offers great services and boasts an award winning restaurant, The Hungry Eye. 00977-061-462908/463096/464897,

Grand Norling, holiday at Grand Norling Hotel, Gokarna. One night and two days at Rs 4500 and two nights and three days at Rs 7000. Call 447948

Water Front Resort, this eco-friendly resort has it all whether it be birdwatching, paragliding, horse riding, mountain biking or boating in this. Sedi Height, Lakeside, 977-61-466370,

Dining in the dark

Have you ever wondered how it would feel dining without seeing what you are eating? The Israeli Embassy and Nepal Association of the Blind are offering guests a unique dining experience where they are served food and drinks by blind waiters in a dark room.

Set up within the premises of Imago Dei restaurant in Nag Pokhari, Nepal's first blind restaurant aims to promote the integration of differently-abled people into the community. Israeli Ambassador Hanan Goder-Goldberg revealed that feedback from customers has been remarkable and he personally enjoyed the experience. While the restaurant is open until 24 May, Goder-Goldberg hints that if the turnout is good they might be in business for longer.

A standard meal of salad, pasta and cake is priced at Rs 1100, out of which Rs 100 is donated towards the welfare of blind people.

1. xyz
" No Name Restaurant, friendly ambience with palatable dishes- try their delicious momochas. Putalisadak"

Is this supposed to be a joke?

2. abc
stroll down putalisadak road, you will find a restaurant called "no name". no jokes! 

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)