22 December Bulgaria Concert Hall 1 Aksakov St phone: 987 7656
If you only see one concert this month, make it this one. Luciano Di Martino conducts the Classic FM Radio Orchestra in Weber's "Oberon Overture", List's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 and Orchestra Rhapsody No.4. With Georgi Cherkin (piano). Tickets at www.tickets-bg.com
Twelfth Night 7,21,27 December Nikolay Binev Youth Theatre 8 Knyaz Dondukov Blvd Sofia phone: 939 4053
Just as in Elizabethan times, an all-male cast performs the Shakespearean comedy of mistaken identities in this superb adaptation directed by renowned Prof Krikor Azaryan. You know the story: Viola is in love with Orsino, who is in love with Olivia, who is in love with Viola in the male guise of Cesario. This gives you the chance to see some of the theatre's biggest stars without having to worry about understanding the vernacular.
Arabel Karajan and Please Shut Up Band 11 December Theatre of the Bulgarian Army 98 Rakovski St phone: 987 2303
The excellent Arabel and her all-Bulgarian band, comprising names that will probably be familiar, present their debut album Kalinachi, a funk-reggae-rock-jazz-folkpop affair.
W.A.Mozart 6 December Bulgaria Concert Hall, 1 Aksakov St phone: 987 7656
Celebrate Mozart's 250th anniversary with the big guys: pianist Lyudmil Angelov and violin master Vesko Eschkenazy perform four sonatas for piano and violin. Tickets at www.tickets-bg.com
African Art 5-15 December National Gallery for Foreign Art 1 Nineteen February St phone: 980 7262
Unbelievably, the gallery's African art collection has not been displayed before. This exhibition is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Senegalese poet and statesman Leopold Senghor, who is the co-author of the concept of Negritude, the black African experience's artistic expression.
70 years ago, on 10 March 1943, Bulgaria's pro-Nazi government decided to defy Berlin and halt the deportation of Bulgaria's 50.000 Jews. This was down to the actions of one man - Dimitar Peshev. Just two years later he faced Communist justice and found himself on trial for his life. His niece Kaluda Kiradjieva remembers