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Photo Exhibition by Gemunu Amarsinghe. till 11 January, 11am to 2pm, Tuesdays closed, Peace Museum, Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, Patan Dhoka

Let's talk about ART baby! a collaborative solo from the series of Artivities by artist Sujan Chitrakar. Starts 17 December, 3.30pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited, 4218048

Winter Art Collection, works by Japanese and Nepali artists. 19 December to 24 January, Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, Jhamsikhel, 5521120

Art exhibition, paintings by the associate students of Kathmandu University, Centre for Art and Design. Inauguration 3pm, Till 19 December, 10.30am to 5.30pm, Saturdays closed, Park Gallery, Pulchok, 5522307

Under One Sun Festival, live music, photo exhibitions and art installations. Till 17 December, 9am to 8pm, Basantapur Darbar Square,

Nature Hike in Shivapuri National Park, organised by Chandra Gurung Conservation Foundation, guided bird watching and plant exploration program also included. 18 December, starts 7am, Shivapuri National Park gate, Tickets: Rs 700, Rs 350 for students, 9851041325

Screening of 'The Other Guys', a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. 17 December, 5.30pm, Lazimpat Gallery Cafe, Lazimpat


Christmas by the fire place, surprise visit from Santa with gifts for all, turkey with all the trimmings and a free glass of hot mulled wine. Festive Menu from 24 December to 1 January, Kilroy's Restaurant, Thamel, 4250440/41

Christmas Kids Carnival, enjoy a splendid family day with lots of fun, food and entertainment. 18 December, 10am to 4pm, Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Tahachal, Ticket: Rs 800 for adults and Rs 600 for kids (inclusive of five game coupons, welcome drink and one snack)

Pre-Christmas party at New Orleans, complete with turkey, folk and fusion music, and singing on acoustic guitar.
18 December, 6.30pm, New Orleans, Thamel, 4700736

Christmas celebrations at Yak & Yeti, Christmas carol singing, 22 to 24 December, hotel lobby, Christmas Eve dinner, with lavish food and live music, 24 December, Sunrise Café, Rs 1,600 plus taxes, Exclusive 5-course candle-lit dinner, 24 December, Chimney Restaurant, Rs 2500 plus taxes, Christmas brunch, December 25, Sunrise Café, Rs 1,200 plus taxes, Christmas hi-tea, a fun-filled event for the children from Bal Mandir with magic show and gift hampers, 26 December, Poolside Garden, 4248999

Christmas Eve Celebration at Gokarna Forest Resort, one night accommodation with a lavish Christmas Eve Dinner, a glass of sparkling wine, and breakfast the next day. 24 December, Gokarna, Room rate Rs 11,000 Nett, Dinner only Rs 3,500 per person, 4451212,


Music, Art and Healing Concert: In Memory of Vidhea Shrestha. 18 December, 3pm to 6pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel


Boudha Stupa Restaurant & Café, enjoy wood-fired pizza with a superb view of Boudha stupa and free wifi, candlelight dinner options are also available for the romantics every full moon night. Boudha, 2130681

Cosmopolitan Café, located in the heart of Basantapur, this cozy café offers arguably the best chicken sizzlers in town. Basantapur (along Kathmandu Darbar Square), 4225246

Singma Food Court, for the best Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine in town. Pulchok, 5009092 and Bhatbhateni, 4411078,,
Lazy Gringo, fail-safe Mexican restaurant. The lemonade with refills is what won us over, but the food is mighty fine. Jawalakhel, 2110517

Momotarou, nestled inconspicuously amongst the street shops of Thamel, this restaurant serves Japanese food that is top value for money. Extravagant taste yet humble in presentation. Thamel, Bhagawatisthan 4417670

Vesper Café, has quaint outdoor patio good for leisurely weekend brunch. Jhamel

Himalayan Java, this Thamel establishment, more known for its coffee, serves excellent sandwiches too. Tridevi Marg, 4422519


Toni Hagen Fellowship 2010, the Toni Hagen Foundation announces post graduate fellowships for students of natural and social sciences. Application deadline 24 December, commencement of fellowship 15 January, 2011, Toni Hagen Foundation c/o Himal Association, Patan Dhoka, 5542544,

AmarJyoti Foundation, provides support through scholarships in art and sports, elderly daycare and grief recovery. 9851023958

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)