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New Expressions on the Block, an exhibition of paintings by eleven artists. 21 December to 17 January, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, 4218048, 4438979,

Old Images of Valley, Anil Maharjan displays paintings depicting the rich culture and traditions of the Newar community. 23 to 30 December, Park Gallery, Pulchowk, 9841775055, 5522307

Vootoo New Year's Eve, party your way into the new year with rocking Djs and stunning beauty queens. 31 December, 7pm to 1am, Hotel Annapurna, Durbar Marg

Christmas Dance Party, usher in the festive season with dance, music and more. Rs 500, 25 December, 1pm onwards, Cube, Kamaladi, 4438017

Christmas Eve Special, wine and dine as you await Santa's arrival. 24 December, 4.30 pm onwards, Vintage Pub and Bar, Durbar Marg, 4254831

Snow Fall Party, OMG Events goes all out for their last party of 2011 with sparkling snow, decorated Christmas trees and Djs to heat up the dance floor. 24 December, 5.30pm onwards, Woodland Complex, Durbar Marg, 4247300

ILoveEnt Christmas Eve Party, dance away as Djs put you in the holiday mood 24 December, 6pm onwards, Hotel Yak and Yeti, Durbar Marg, 4248999

Hamro Shorts, enjoy the screening of short independent movies in this chilly December weather. Until 29 December, Food Court, Times Square mall, Durbarmarg

New Wangden Carpets and Furniture Exhibition, check out the Wangden Carpet Collection by Rupert Smith or browse through Nepali and Tibetan carpets and furniture. 17 December to 30 January, 2pm onwards, Indigo Gallery, Naxal, 4413580

KJC Winter Camp 2012, ten days winter camp for children between the ages of 6 and 13 organised by Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory. 2 January to 13 January, 5013554

Art Workshop, learn how to paint and draw under the guidance of Neera Joshi Pradhan. 18, 20 and 24 December, Park Gallery, Pulchowk,

Etegami Workshop, learn to make cards and artwork on tsubjects such as winter, flowers and the environment. Rs 800 (includes all the materials), 26 December, 10am to 1pm, Cosmopolitan Training Centre, Gyanmandala, Jhamsikhel, 016217752

Tavern Tales, best selling author Samrat Upadhyay in conversation with Kumudini Shrestha. 23 December, 3.30 pm, Ramalaya, Pani Pokhari


Mukti and Revival, enjoy live music from Mukti and Revival and tasty snack from the street side food court. 23 December, 7pm onwards, Times Square Mall, Durbar Marg, 9802056034

Different Strokes, modern beats and authentic melody come together as Dj Vive and Sarangi maestro Shyam Nepali perform. 24 December, 7pm onwards, The Tantra, Pakanajol, 9841114852


New Dish, you will be in for a treat here as it serves one of the best pork momo in town. Khichapokhari

Dechenling, the place to head for Bhutanese and Tibetan cuisine, their pleasant and spacious garden is ideal for big gatherings. Thamel

Cafe Mitra and Lounge Bar, eat to your heart's content and enjoy 15 per cent discount on all food and beverage items. 24 December to 31 December, Thamel Marg, 4256336, 9851023934,

Delices de France Festive Offer, Celebrate this holiday season with festive delights like roasted potatoes, chocolate truffles and smoked salmon. Rs 2400 for a three course meal excluding taxes, 15 December to 1 January, Thamel, 4260326, [email protected]

The Factory, a trendy restrobar perfect for a refreshing stopover in the chaos that is Thamel. Great food and drinks, with zesty music. Don't miss out on their cheesecake, it's a must. Mandala Street, Thamel
Alfresco, fdrop by for homemade pastas and other lip-smacking delights. Soaltee Crowne Plaza, 4273999

Bench Burger, be it fish or steak burgers, Bench Burger offer many types and tastes yo satisfy your palate. Krishnagalli, Patan

Jazz Upstairs, the perfect place to relax with friends, listen to good music and have a plate of the best momos in town. Lazimpat

Fire and Ice, home to some of the most delicious pizza in town. Thamel, 4250210

Bronco Billy, a new restaurant in town offering Tex-Mex and Indian dishes. They make their own corn tortillas, which gets a big thumbs-up. But really, we can't wait to try their Margaritas. Pulchowk, opposite Namaste Supermarket

Chopstix, savory Asian food cooked in true Chinese fashion sure to charm and impress. Begin your feast with the Dragon Chicken; it is one-of-a-kind. Kumaripati, 5551118

BBQ Station, a place for those of you who simply can't do without meat. BBQ Station offers a chance to make your own Barbeque on coal. Jhamsikhel

Milk Coffee and Cocktail Café, coffee house during the day and a cozy lounge serving cocktails at night, try their yarchagumba and molecular cocktails along with the famous Starbucks. Woodland Complex, Durbar Marg
Aalishan, serves authentic Indian delicacies. Try the special chicken biryani and chicken reshami kabab. Jawalakhel, 5550039


New Year 2012, usher in the next year at Borderlands with music, games and meals. Borderlands Eco Resort, for reservations and more information contact 9841849786, 9801026222, [email protected]

Celebrate the Holidays at Grand Norling Hotel, Gokarna, one night and two days at Rs 4500 and two nights and three days at Rs 7000. Call 447948

The Last Resort, be a part of the Bungy or Swing Jump Event over the Bhote Khosi river 160 metres below or mountain bike to the Tibetan border. Rs 2700 per person for one day or Rs 4500 per person for an overnight stay, valid until December, the Last Resort Sales Office, Mandala Street, Thamel, 4700525

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)