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The god of carnage, all civility recedes into corners in this play as two middle-class couples from Kathmandu attempt to mediate their sons’ fight. Rs 800, 4 to 19 May, Fridays to Sundays, 7.15pm, Studio 7, Hotel Vajra, (01)4271545, info@hotelvajra.com

Chintan Chautari, meet people from different walks of life and share your ideas on a collectively chosen theme. 17 May, 5pm onwards, Sattya Media Arts Collective, Jawalakhel, (01)5523486

French Film Showcase, three days, three award winning French films, opening by four amazing Nepali short-films and discussion with professionals from the Nepali film industry. 17 to 19 May, 4 to 7 pm, Alliance Francaise of Kathmandu, Tripureshwor, (01)4242832/4241163, www.alliancefrancaise.org.np

Chakati Guff, talk and presentation on Art of Yoga by guru Ravindra Gopal Vaidya. 17 May, 4 to 6pm, MCUBE Gallery, Chakupat, Lalitpur, (01)5260110, www.gallerymcube.com

The British School and Circus Kathmandu, a photo exhibition that is a culmination of creative projects done by class 7 and 8 students. Enjoy a performance by Circus Kathamndu on the opening day. Opening 17 May, 5.30pm, Runs till 31 May, Image Ark Gallery, Kulimha Tole, Patan, (01)5006665

Travels and ideas, a photo exhibition showcasing the works of Italian photographer Nicola Zolin and Nepali photographer Samir Jung Thapa, produced during their travels. 18 May, 6.30 to 8pm, The Yellow House, Sanepa, (01)5553869

Himalayan Film Festival, West coasters get ready for your fix of Nepali culture, society, politics, and food at the first annual Himalayan Film Festival. Featuring documentaries and films like The Sari Soldiers, Himalayan Gold Rush, The Desert Eats Us, Road to Peace, Soongava, and Highway, the festival will explore issues that Nepal is trying to grapple with at the moment.

15-19 May, Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. www.himalayanfilmfest.com

Sequential Dissonance, an exhibition of paintings by Mekha Bahadur Limbu Subba. Runs until 30 May, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal Revisited.

Italian Food and Film Festival, watch famous Italian movies while feasting on authentic Italian food. Rs 950, Runs until 28 May, 6 pm onwards, Black Pepper Cafe and Pub, Jhamsikhel, Patan

ICIMOD Digital Photo Contest, submit your photographs on the theme "Water and Life" and be a part of United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation 2013. Deadline 20 May, www.icimod.org

Free hit, watch the Indian Premier League every day. 3pm, Bagaicha Restaurant, Jawalakhel, (01)5548148

Thai Festival, enjoy everything Thai from the food to performances to products. 25 May, 10am to 5 pm, Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur, (01)5523909

Writing Nepal, write your story and get an opportunity to get published and win cash prizes, a short story competition by La.Lit Magazine. Deadline 25 May, LA.Lit www.lalitmag.com

Graphic Guff, the second installment of the popular series is here. Learn more about fonts types that exist today. 18 May, 3 to 5pm, Sattya Media Arts Collective, Jawalakhel

Threefold, an exhibition of paintings by three emerging artists reflecting Nepali culture, their personal scientific evolution and scientific wisdom. 19 May to 2 June, 10.30am to 5.30pm, Park Gallery, Pulchok, (01)5522307


Incredible Israel

The Embassy of Israel invites you to the 8th Israeli Film Festival running from 21 to 24 May. Six incredible films that revolve around youth and relationship between Israeli parents and children will be screened at the Russian Culture Centre in Kamalpokhari from 1pm onwards.

On 21 May, there will be a screening of By Summer's End for invited guests. The public screening will begin from 22 May onwards and two films will be screened everyday for three days.

Free passes are available at the Embassy gate or you can get one on the day of screening from the Russian Culture Centre.

1. Out of Sight – 22 May at 3pm

2. By Summer's End – 22 May at 5.30pm

3. To Be A Star – 23 May at 3pm

4. Love and Dance – 23 May at 5.30 pm

5. Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi – 24 May at 3pm

6. Gei Oni (Valley of Strength) – 24 May at 5.30pm

Venue: The Russian Culture Centre, Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu

Date: 21 to 24 May

Entrance: Free

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