Over the Weekend: Bassic Fridays at Beta, Fluid benefit, mystery eats, Ballet Nouveau Colorado

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Did you know that other things happened over the weekend aside from the Broncos' shocking playoff win? It's true, and our slide show page and family of blogs -- The Latest Word, Cafe Society, Backbeat Online and Show and Tell -- have the skinny.

Look below for photos and info about Bassic Fridays at Beta, a Fluid benefit, mystery eateries and Ballet Nouveau Colorado.

"Beta's 'Bassic Fridays' went down for the first time in 2012 on Friday, January 6, 2012 with DJ's Ishe, Dirt Monkey, Zeno and Vaski on the main floor. The music pumped upstairs in the Beatport Lounge with Josh Manke vs. Aaron Lee vs. Devious D."

See the entire slide show by clicking "Bassic Fridays at Beta."

"Though the mood hanging from the heads of the Bluebird Theater crowd last night was a heavy one, it was also bittersweet -- Mudhoney, the Fluid and the bands' mutual fans were gathered together to remember their friend, Fluid guitarist Ricky Kulwicki, who died in February 2011. A benefit concert for Kulwicki's teenage sons (whose band, Purple Fluid, opened the show), the Bluebird was bursting with handshakes and hugs and stories shared between old friends. Mudhoney tore through the venue with a screaming and calculated precision, and at only six days into 2012, set the bar as one of the best shows of the year."

Read more in "Review: Mudhoney at the Bluebird Theater, 1/6/12."

"Cafe Society dished up four Guess Where? contests this week, ranging from a a fantastic Ethiopian feast at Nyala in Fort Collins to a pork chop that came every which way but the right way to a plate of pedestrian al pastor tacos. For identifying those tacos as coming from El Camino, Al Bacore wins an EatDenver dining deck."

Read more at "Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant, if you're Al Bacore."

"Got an itch in your tights to take up dancing? You're not the only one. One way that adventurous dance companies like Ballet Nouveau Colorado bankroll work that's not run-of-the-mill is through instruction."

Read more in "Let Ballet Nouveau Colorado make you feel like dancing."

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