Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Open Mic (Comedy)

The Comedy Corner Underground

Lately, more and more comics are quick to shout out Comedy Corner Underground as the place they were able to grow as performers. CCU has carved out a reputation as the scrappy-but-mighty DIY club that supports lesser-known, alternative, and new local comics. Each week newcomers, regulars, and major names on the cusp of blowing up hit the basement stage to try out material, work on bits, or just get their awkward first time out of the way. With about 20 spots available each week, what was once an intimate comedy affair has turned into anywhere between 50 and 70 performers elbowing for stage time on any given night. That said, the club is great about giving new people a shot, and because it’s run by comics, it has a vibe that makes performers and fans alike feel like they’re part of the cool kids’ club.
Readers’ Choice: Acme Comedy Co.

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 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