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Mountains and flowers of the sacred khumbu valley, water colour paintings by Bhikshuni Jamsung Wangmoo depicting the serene beauty of Khumbu. 27 April to May 6, Park Gallery, Pulchowk. 10:30 am to 6 pm. Call 5522307

Ekphrasis, an art performance showcasing poetry, music, acts and fashion which will be followed by an art exhibition by Milan Rai. 5 May, 7pm, Trisara, Lazimpat

India-Nepal Crafts Festival, organised by Embassy of India in association with Government of Goa, B.P.Koirala India-Nepal Foundation and South Asia Foundation. 7 April to 2 May, Nepal Academy, Kamaladi. Free entry

Dutch Queen's Day, be a part of a special flea market where you can buy or sell used products. Rs 600 (for stall), starts from 30 April, 12.30 pm to 5pm, Summit Hotel, Kupondole

Learn Photography, learn the basics of photography in this 12 day long session. Rs 2999, 17 April to 28 April, 7am to 9.30am, 4244348, 9841240341


Nepfest: Beginning of the End, this promotional gig of Decapitated features an array of bands like Amokkshan, Bidroha, Imperium and Scarlet Void. Rs 100, 28 April, 2pm onwards, Neon Pub, Thamel

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


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

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

Picnic, enjoy this Korean restaurant which offers affordable prices and heaping portions. Thamel

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

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

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

Bronco Billy, a new restaurant in town offering Tex-Mex and Indian dishes. They make their own corn tortillas, which get a big thumbs-up. Pulchowk, opposite Namaste Supermarket

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

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

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

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

Pasto Vostro, a pretty place with some great pasta. Their bacon wrapped sausages are a must. Thamel
Yellow Chili, enjoy renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor's dishes as this restaurant serves mouthwatering Indian delicacies. Thapathali

Japanese Crêpe Station, try the unique Nepali khuwa crêpe for a quick fix. Khichapokhari and Basantapur, call 4256655

New Tushita Restaurant, relaxing ambience and good food. Don't miss out on their Penne with creamy bacon and mushroom sauce. Lazimpat, 44432957

Rox Restaurant, Enjoy Sunday Pranzo at Rox Restaurant from 12am to 3.30 pm. Hyatt Regency, 4491234


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

Holiday at Grand Norling Hotel, enjoy a quiet weekend at Gokarna .One night and two days at Rs 4500 and two nights and three days at Rs 7000, call 447948, Gokarna

Fulbari Resort, enjoy the scenic view of Pokhara as you pamper yourself with tennis, golf, drinks and dinners. Rs 6500 per person for 2 nights and 3 days, Call 4461918, 4462248

Walk for respect

Walk for Respect, the Nepali version of 'slut walk', is scheduled to take place this Saturday. The walk is part of UNDP's global initiative to encourage men and women to stand up against sexual harassment and the first event took place in Toronto on 3 April 2011. The rally also aims to make victims more open about the trauma and shed their discomfort regarding issues of molestation.

The walk will begin at 1pm from Nepal Airlines Corporation building (next to New Road Gate) and end at Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Call 9841375107 or SMS YUWA SW to 4001.

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)