Masters of Janakpur

Masters of Janakpur, Crisis Recovery International showcases traditional Mithila arts by Maithili women of Janakpur. 12 to 23 December, 10am to 6pm, Taragaon Museum, Hyatt Regency, Boudha

Yerma, A folk musical tragedy by the great Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. Rs 200 (adults)/ Rs 100 (students), Till 21 December (Mondays off), 5pm onwards; 13 & 20 December, 1pm onwards, The Village Theatre, Lajimpat,(01)4001089,

Nature and eternity, A showcase of Pramila Bajracharya’s paintings of abstract and semi-abstract figures and landscapes. Till 16 January, 11am to 5.30pm, Park Gallery, Pulchowk

Particle fever, Watch this film that gives you a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough – the Large Hadron Collider. Free entry, 20 December, 2 to 4.30pm, Embassy Restaurant, make reservations: (01)4424040, 9802024040

Natural dye, An exhibition showcasing handmade clothes, shawls, jewelleries and carpets made from natural dye. Till 6 December, 11am to 7pm, Taragaon Museum, Hyatt Regency, Boudha

Tokyo to Kathmandu, Recollections in print of artist Kabi Raj Lama’s artistic and spiritual quest from Tokyo to Kathmandu. Till 15 December, 11am to 5pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited

Christmas cantata, A Christmas concert that supports a number of charities, including Himalayan Heart, The Wise Women Shelter and Chhahari Nepal. 6 December, 3.30pm onwards, The British School, Jhamsikhel

Three paisa opera, An adaptation of The Threepenny Opera, a play with dark humour in which all values on the fairground, stripped of their pretentions, unravel. 7 to 14 December (except 10 & 11 December) and 19 to 21 December, 6.15pm, Naga Theatre, Hotel Vajra, Swayambhu

10 Minutes, A lineup of ten minutes performance arts of ten artists. 7 December, 3pm, Taragaon Museum, Hyatt Regency, Boudha

Along Ganga, ‘Walking Along Ganga’, a series of miniatures and pen-and-ink sketches by Jimmy Thapa while walking the length of the Ganga river. 6 December, 5pm onwards, Galleria Ishine, Kupondole


Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve, Celebrate Christmas eve with a candle-light Christmas dinner, special pastries and free chocolates and cookies. 24 December, Hotel Shangri-La, Lajimpat

Lhakpa’s Chulo, Nepali dal-bhat, Newari khaja, Swiss Rösti, Italian Risotto, and Thai green curry - take your pick. Jhamsikhel

Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, Head to this jade palace if you are in the mood for Chinese with clean, green and peaceful environment. Park Village Resort, Budhanilknatha,

Mezze by Roadhouse, A great Italian restaurant to dine in which is almost always crowded. Darbar Marg

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

Vootoo, The new home of Newari cuisine, as well as a continental menu for those who don’t want an adventure. Lajimpat, (01)4005222

Sarangkot Fordays, Have a Sarangkot special breakfast while enjoying spectacular views of the mountain ranges. Sarangkot, Pokhara

K-too, Go in for the best steak in Thamel, a warm dining room, live sports on TV, and free Irish coffee with every main course and seasonal specials. Thamel, (01)4700043

The Yellow House, Enjoy sumptuous breakfast prepared with organically source ingredients and the freshest bread on this side of town. Sanepa

Alice restaurant, Step in for scrumptious Thakali, Chinese, Continental, and Japanese cuisine. Gairidhara, (01)4429207




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