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The University of Washington occupies the center of the U District, but the "U" is more hip and sophisticated than your average college town. Local cultural attractions include the Henry Art Museum and Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. The heart and soul of the U District is "The Ave" (University Avenue NE), which caters to a population of 40,000 students with an eclectic mix of clubs, pubs, funky shops, coffee bars, and indie eateries. Galway Arms is an Irish pub on The Ave that regularly features first-rate punk rock and metal bands. Big Time is Seattle's original brew pub, and Dante's has been a popular nightclub since 1966. Every third Friday of the month from 6 to 9 pm, the neighborhood hosts an art walk.