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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. Till 27 January, 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

Peace 2010, exhibition of paintings and poetry. 23 December to 4 January, Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal

Assorted motifs, an exhibition of paintings by Chirag Bangdel and other artists. Till January 15, Chai Chai Café, Jhamsikhel

Staging of Suina Karnika, a new play presented by Aarohan-Gurukul in association with Karnali Natya Samaj of Mugu. Till 9 January, Rimal Theatre, Gurukul, Old Baneswor, 4466956 Christmas and New Year events


Christmas Confectionaries at Hyatt, fine selection of Christmas confectionaries, hampers and gingerbread houses are on sale at the Lounge of Hyatt. Hyatt Regency, Boudha, 4491234

Christmas Turkey Dinner, with surprise visit from Santa and gifts for all, festive menu, a free glass of Irish coffee and all UEFA & Premier League soccer games. 24 December to 1 January, K-too! Beer & Steakhouse, Thamel, 4700043

Christmas by the fireplace, 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

The Merry Menu at Café Mitra, 4-course set menu by Chef Mohit Rana. 24 December to 31 December, Rs 2,750 non-veg and Rs 2,200 veg, inclusive of all extras, Café Mitra & Lounge Bar, Thamel Marg, 4259015, 9851023934
Share the Christmas Cheer at Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Christmas Eve Dinner, Garden Terrace, Rs 1,999 nett person, Rs 3,999 nett per couple, Christmas Day Lunch and Dinner at Poolside, for Barbeque Lunch, 12pm to 4pm, Rs 1,999 nett per person, Rs 3,999 nett per couple, for Barbeque Dinner, 6pm to 10pm, Rs 2,999 nett per person, Rs 5,999 nett per couple, Christmas delights, cakes and pastries , Patisserie, Rs 3,500 nett for a basket full of goodies, Tahachal, 4273999,

Christmas celebrations at Yak & Yeti, Christmas carol singing, till 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 2,500 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,

Celebrate Christmas at 1905 Restaurant, traditional Christmas dinner. 1905, Kantipath, 4225272, 4215068,

Celebrate New Year in The Fulbari Resort, sumptuous food, live music, traditional dances and lots of games and prizes to be won. The Fulbari Resort, Pokhara, 4462248,, Rs 2,500 nett person


Sunday Jazz Brunch, enjoy a relaxing Sunday in The Terrace at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu with barbeque and live jazz music by Inner Groove. 12pm to 3.30pm, Hyatt Regency, Boudha, 4491234/4489362

Humble Bee playing live at Moksh. Every Tuesday, 7.30pm onwards, Pulchok, 5526212
Live Music by Sign band at The Corner Bar. Every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7.30pm onwards, The Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat, 4411818


The Factory, a trendy restrobar for a refreshing stopover in the chaos that is Thamel. Great food and drinks, with zesty music. Mandala Street, Thamel

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

Ramalaya Tea Room, now open for dinner, experience Chef Mohit's creations from Cider brined Pork Chops to Guava Cheese. Pani Pokhari, near Japanese Embassy, for bookings call 4006589, 4006589

Ghangri Café, a quiet place with comfortable sofas and a lovely courtyard, perfect for those sunny afternoons. Although famous for their open sui mai, they offer a few other great dishes as well. Pulchok

Roadhouse Cafe, serves pizzas cooked to perfection in wood-fired ovens. Jhamel, 5521755

Jazoo, a quiet place ideal for beer and relaxing conversation. Bring a friend and enjoy their special barbeque set for a mix of everything, Jawalakhel, 5538321

New Orleans, offers a wide variety of western dishes that are scrumptious yet healthy. We got hooked on the rosemary chicken and hamburgers. Jhamel, 5522708.


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,

Launch of AmarJyoti Foundation, December 26, to provide support through scholarships in art and sports, elderly daycare and grief recovery. 9851023958

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)