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The great cultural center of Lapland is Lappia-Talo, Hallituskatu 11 (tel. 016/322-2495), designed by Alvar Aalto in 1975. One of the town's architectural wonders, this concert hall and convention center houses the world's northernmost professional theater, the Rovaniemi Theater Company. It is also the venue for the Lapland Music School and the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland. It's closed from June to August, but if you're in Rovaniemi at other times, check to see what's playing.

For livelier action, head for the Onnella Disco, Poromiehentie (tel. 016/775-9492), the largest and newest in Lapland, with a trio of bars and three separate dance floors. Music features Finnish pop, house and garage, and even 1970s and 1980s disco. Open Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 4am, Onnella charges a cover of 10€ ($16) on Friday and Saturday nights.

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