advertisement

This 19th-century building was the home of the city’s first workers’ cooperative, offering cultural activities and meeting spaces to the downtrodden. Today, the structure has been transformed, but the mission is still a cultural one. Dedicated to “light, night, and creativity” the lofty space has been divvied up into art galleries, performance spaces, a concert hall, a club, and a restaurant with a lovely outdoor terrace where you can have a drink. The program ranges from film festivals to fashion shows, with a good dose of contemporary music. On the weekends there are daytime activities, like workshops, specialty markets, and dance classes.