Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Dance Performance

Morgan Thorson’s 'Still Life'

In the most recent iteration of Morgan Thorson’s ongoing project, Still Life, the dancers were instructed to “kill the choreography.” In a prior version, the work was performed in the Weisman Art Museum galleries for hours as onlookers milled about. This time, patrons were seated on the Cowles Center stage in the round, with the dancers moving in lines or in patterns at the center. For 90 minutes, a thrilling choreographic amalgamation took place: bits of yoga and pilates, everyday movements like walking and miming a smoke, balletic Nijinsky-ian jumps, moves from children’s games, risky and raw solo dancing, and ensemble work such as cheerleading. It was lush, articulate, fresh, and inventive, and it breathed new life into old dance practices. 

Best Comedy Club Acme Comedy Co.

Best Book (Nonfiction) 'First Avenue: Minnesota’s Mainroom'

Best Museum Paisley Park

Best Theater Troupe Sheep Theater

Best Fashion Designer Winsome Goods

Best Public Art United Crushers

Best Choreographer Marcus Jarrell Willis for TU Dance

Best Local Comedy Podcast 'Profession Confession' with Gabe Noah

Best Theater Penumbra Theatre

Best Mural CTUL Building

Best Actress Maeve Moynihan

Best Play 'Annie'

Best Dance Company Ragamala Dance Company

Best Art Gallery The White Page

Best Book (Fiction) 'Gone to Dust'

Best Fashion Event Fashion Week MN

Best Museum Exhibition 'Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-Century Europe'

Best Gallery Exhibition Julie Buffalohead

Best Movie Theater Trylon Cinema

Best Art Event Spearwave

Best Local Standup Ali Sultan

Best Open Mic (Comedy) The Comedy Corner Underground

Best Author Bao Phi

Best Director Laura Leffler

Best Actor Zack Myers

Best Bookstore (Used) Uncle Hugo’s

Best Place to Buy Art Supplies Northwest Graphic Supply Co.

Best Bookstore (New) Moon Palace Books