Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Theater

Penumbra Theatre

This year, Penumbra Theatre saw its first major leadership transition, when Sarah Bellamy succeeded her father, company founder Lou Bellamy, as artistic director. It was immediately clear that the transition is allowing Penumbra to push forward into new territory while retaining everything that’s made it great. Bellamy helmed a wrenching Wedding Band and an exuberant Wiz, while May Adrales directed the vital original musical Girl Shakes Loose. If Penumbra keeps this up, its local and national stature will only grow.
Readers’ Choice: Guthrie Theater

BEST DRAMA (2010) The Whipping Man at Penumbra Theatre

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 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 Dance Performance Morgan Thorson’s 'Still Life'

Best Bookstore (Used) Uncle Hugo’s

Best Place to Buy Art Supplies Northwest Graphic Supply Co.

Best Bookstore (New) Moon Palace Books