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Pokhara street festival, join the party as the lake city celebrates the Gregorian and Gurung new years. 28 to 1 January, Pokhara

B-boying competition, shake and bake, and do whatever it takes to win a cash prize of up to Rs 50,000. 26 January, 10.45am, Dasrath Stadium, 984925612/9849685110/9841721736

Pedal for a cause, the cycle rally aims to collect funds for the treatment of 2-year-old Pratik Bhandari of Godawari who has leukemia. 29 December, 7am, Basantapur, 9808856112, 9818272056/9851102042/9803276895

Ultimate photography workshop, learn the tricks of the trade from professional photographers Shahnawaz Mohammad and Rajeeb Maharjan. Rs 2,999, 3 to 5 January, 7 to 9.30am, The Image Park, New Road, 9841240341/9841497639/(01)4244348,

Stop motion animation workshop, learn how to make your own animated films by designing and creating characters and backgrounds, storyboarding, capturing images using cameras and latest computer software, and compiling and editing them. 5, 6, 12 and 13 January, 11am to 4pm,

KJC winter camp for kids, music, movies, drama, arts, and a range of outdoor activities to keep your children excited this winter. 30 December to 11 January, for children aged 6 to 14, (01)5013554,

Sinners in heaven inferno, celebrate the the new year at the mother of all parties, and you could even win a round trip to Hong Kong. Rs 31 December, 8pm, Hotel Yak & Yeti, (01)4248999


Kusomania, go see the biggest rockers in town at this live musical extravaganza as a part of Kathmandu University School of Management's annual festival. Rs 150/500/1000, 29 December, Army Officers' Club, 9841534693, 9841500191

Live at Café 32, live music and delicious food every Friday. 6pm onwards, Café 32, Battisputali, (01)4244231


Yomari festival, savour the delights of authentic Newari food at this rooftop restaurant. 4pm onwards, 28 December, Kasi Restaurant, Darbar Marg

Salt & Pepper Restro Lounge, espresso, mocha, latte, frappuccino, cocktails, liquor, beers and flavoured shishas, with an outdoor lake-view terrace. Lakeside, Pokhara, (061)463484, 9846210568,

Dragon Chinese Restaurant, try the Kung Pao Pork if alone and the Mai Cao if with company. Lakeside, Pokhara

Falcha, give yourself away to the twin pleasures of lemon jeera chicken and mutton handi kabab. Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur
New Tushita Restaurant, relaxing ambience and good food. Don't miss out on its penne with creamy bacon and mushroom sauce. Lazimpat, (01)44432957

Everest Steak House, an old-school joint for everything steak, indeed a sanctuary for meat lovers. Thamel, Chhetrapati Chok, (01)4260471

New Dish, grab filling meals like pork momos, spring rolls, and chop suey and enjoy excellent value for your money. Khicchapokhari

Little Italy, go vegetarian at this new Italian food chain and don't forget to end your meal with the chef's special, chocolate bomb. Darbar Marg

The Heritage, escape the hodgepodge of the tourist hub as you relish delights like paella and panna cotta. Thamel

Magic Beans, coffee, cakes and sandwiches with a magical touch and taste. Sherpa Mall, Durbar Marg, (01)4230914

Sarangkot Fordays Restaurant, have a Sarangkot special breakfast while enjoying spectacular views of the mountain ranges. Sarangkot, Pokhara, (061)696920, 9817136896


Winter camp at Borderlands, send your kids packing into the jungle where they get to develop their leadership, communication, and basic life skills while taking part in outdoor and extracurricular activities such as tent crafting, rock climbing, canyoning, abseiling, cooking and art, music, and dance lessons. 5 to 12 January, Borderlands Resort, Bhotekoshi, (01)4381214, 9802025666,

Dwarika's Himalayan Shangri- La Village Resort, overnight package with accommodation, dinner, and breakfast. Dhulikhel, (01)4479488

Temple Tree Resort and Spa, a peaceful place to unwind, complete with a swimming pool, massage parlour and sauna, it'll be hard to leave the premises once you enter. Gaurighat, Lakeside, Pokhara (61)465819


Lovers of music rejoice, the old horses of Nepali rock 1974AD are back again. Having made history by attracting 50,000 fans to their 2002 Rock Yatra concert, 1974AD expect to do it all over again.
This time the concert will be a tour de force of sound and visuals, rock guitar going hand in hand with light projections as never seen before. So be there or miss the crowning moment of the legendary band's musical journey.

Part of the funds collected will go towards creating a scholarship at St. Xavier's School.
29 December, gates open at 2pm
St Xavier's School, Jawalakhel
Rs 300/500/1000 (get partial refunds on tickets at a partner bank)

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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)