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Over the Weekend: Ghostbustin' rides, SALT the Bistro, Nathaniel Rateliff & Christkindl Market

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A lot more than turkey went down over the holiday weekend -- and our slideshow page and Show and Tell, Cafe Society and Backbeat Online blogs have the highlights.

Look below for previews of posts about the Rocky Mountain Rod & Custom Show, Nathaniel Rateliff live, SALT the Bistro in Boulder and the Christkindl Market.

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"There aren't a whole lot of singers with a magnetism capable of completely hushing a room the size of the Gothic, but Nathaniel Rateliff did just that near the end of his set on Friday night during his annual holiday show. Sure, there were some energetic moments with the full band, but Rateliff is sometimes most riveting in a more stripped down setting, like during the stunning encore "Early Spring Till," with Joseph Pope III and Julie Davis on either side of him singing harmonies."

Read more in "Review: Nathaniel Rateliff at the Gothic, 11/25."

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" For every five chain restaurants spewing grub on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall, there's an independent gem boasting a menu we'd love to try, a chef who isn't on a corporate salary and a bar full of talented mixologists who know just the right way to float our boat: SALT the Bistro is one of these places. Decked out in earthy wood tones with bright-colored accents, SALT is simple and rustic. The narrow room features a long bar, coupled with tables that reach all the way back to the kitchen, which has its own chef's counter. To top it off, the farm-to-table menu walks the walk, and the staff graciously bends over backwards."

Read more in "Our love affair with SALT the Bistro."

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"​The market, which opened for business in downtown's Skyline Park over the weekend, just in time for the city's Grand Illumination, specializes in the sentimental and the rustic: European pastries and artisan breads, stunning panels of German lace, authentic German Biersteins, wooden candle pyramids, hand-carved Russian Santa dolls and more; German food also abounds, from bratwurst to strudel."

Read more in "The Christkindl Market: The last old-fashioned place on earth."

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"Skulls, Ghostbusters, Heath Ledger's The Joker and a sea of flames brought color and imagination again to he 15th annual Rocky Mountain Rod & Custom show, which went down again this past Thanksgiving weekend, November 25-27, 2011. Photographer Brandon Marshall brings back these wet-looking paint jobs from the show."

See more at "20 Best Paint Jobs of Rocky Mountain Rod & Custom."

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More from our Over the Weekend archive: "Over the Weekend: Sting sings, Thanksgiving on a stick, skiers shred, Williams & Graham bows."

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