Best of the City 2017: Arts & Entertainment

 

Best Burlesque Troupe

1. Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society
screamingchicken.net

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2. Kitty Nights
kittynights.com

3. Geekenders
geekenders.ca

 

Best Choir

1. Chor Leoni Men’s Choir
chorleoni.org

2. Sweet Scarlet
sweetscarletmusic.com

3. Vancouver Men’s Chorus
vancouvermenschorus.ca

 

Best Classical Music Ensemble

1. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
vancouversymphony.ca

2. Vancouver Chamber Choir & Orchestra
vancouverchamberchoir.com

3. Koerner Quartet
koernerquartet.com

 

Best Comedy Club

1. Yuk Yuk’s
2837 Cambie St.
yukyuks.com/vancouver

2. The Comedy Mix
1015 Burrard St.
thecomedymix.com

3. Vancouver TheatreSports League
1502 Duranleau St.
vtsl.com

Honourable Mention: City Hall

 

Best Concert of 2016

1. Drake

2. Adele

T-3. Stevie Nicks

T-3. The Tragically Hip          

 

Best Drag Show

1. Absolut’ly Drag-u-lous (The Junction Pub)
1138 Davie St.

junctionpub.com

2. Bratpack (The Junction Pub)
1138 Davie St.
junctionpub.com

3. Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar at Celebrities
1022 Davie St.
celebritiesnightclub.com

 

Best Games/Trivia Night

1. IQ 2000 Trivia
@iq2000trivia

2. Storm Crow Tavern
1305 Commercial Dr.
stormcrowtavern.com

3. West End Games Night
1200 Davie St.
facebook.com/westendgamesnight

 

Best Gay Bar

1. Celebrities
1022 Davie St.
celebritiesnightclub.com

2. Numbers
1042 Davie St.
numbers.ca

3. Pumpjack Pub
1167 Davie St.
pumpjackpub.com

 

Best Independent Movie Theatre

1. Rio Theatre
1160 E. Broadway
riotheatre.ca

2. Dunbar Theatre
4555 Dunbar St.
facebook.com/dunbartheatre

3. The Cinematheque
1131 Howe St.
thecinematheque.ca

 

Best Karaoke

1. Army Navy & Airforce Veterans Unit 298 Canteen
3917 Main St.
604-879-1020

2. The Cobalt
917 Main St.
thecobalt.ca

3. Fantacity
1133 Robson St.
604-899-0006

 

Best Live Music Venue

1. Commodore Ballroom
868 Granville St.
commodoreballroom.com

T-2. Rickshaw Theatre
254 E. Hastings St.
rickshawtheatre.com

T-2. Biltmore Cabaret
2755 Prince Edward St.
biltmorecabaret.com

3. The Cobalt
917 Main St.
thecobalt.ca

 

Best Local Actor

1. Ryan Reynolds
@vancityreynolds

2. Seth Rogen
@sethrogen

T-3. Ryan Beil
@ryanbeil

T-3. Andrew McNee
@andrewmcnee

 

Best Local Actress

1. Cobie Smulders
@cobiesmulders

2. Meg Roe
@meg_ro

3. Angela Shaw
@ange_shaw

 

Best Art Gallery

1. Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St.
vanartgallery.bc.ca

2. Hot Art Wet City (R.I.P.)

T-3. Museum of Anthropology at UBC
6393 NW Marine Dr.
moa.ubc.ca

T-3. Gallery Gachet
88 E. Cordova St.
gachet.org

T-3. Bill Reid Gallery
639 Hornby St.
billreidgallery.ca

 

Best Local Author

1. Douglas Coupland
coupland.com

2. Joel Mark Harris
joelmarkharris.com

3. William Gibson
@greatdismal

 

Best Choreographer

1. Crystal Pite
kiddpivot.org

2. Josh Martin
balletbc.com

3. Amber Funk Barton
responsedance.com

 

Best Dance Company

1. Ballet BC
balletbc.com

2. Harbour Dance Centre
harbourdance.com

T-3. Company 605
605collective.com

T-3. Arts Umbrella
artsumbrella.com

 

Best Local Comedian

1. Charles Demers
@charliedemers

2. Ed Hill
@kingedhill

T-3. Ivan Decker
@ivandecker

T-3. Patrick Maliha
@pattyfatty

 

Best Comedy/Improv Group

1. The Sunday Service
thesundayservice.ca

2. Vancouver TheatreSports
1502 Duranleau St.
vtsl.com

T-3. The Fictionals
thefictionals.com

T-3. The Ryan & Amy Show
@ryanandamyshow

 

Best DJ

1. DJ Flipout
@djflipout

2. DJ Seko
@djseko

3. DJ Marvel
@dj_marvel

 

Best Local Band/Musician

1. Sex with Strangers
sexwithstrangersmusic.com

2. Dan Mangan
danmanganmusic.com

T-3. Mother Mother
mothermothersite.com

T-3. Andrew Allen
andrewallenlive.com

 

Best Photographer

1. Emily Cooper
emilycooperphotography.com

2. Jackie Dives
jackiedives.com

3. Ami Sanyal
amisanyal.com

 

Best Music Festival

1. Vancouver Folk Music Festival
thefestival.bc.ca

2. Vancouver International Jazz Festival
coastaljazz.ca

3. Pemberton Music Festival
pembertonmusicfestival.com

 

Best Nightclub

1. Celebrities
1022 Davie St.
celebritiesnightclub.com

2. The Roxy
932 Granville St.
roxyvan.com

3. Fortune Sound Club
147 E. Pender St.
fortunesoundclub.com

 

Best Performing Arts Festival

1. Vancouver Fringe Festival
vancouverfringe.com

2. PuSh Festival
pushfestival.ca

3. Bard on the Beach
bardonthebeach.org

 

Best Performing Arts Venue

1. Queen Elizabeth Theatre
650 Hamilton St.

2. The Cultch
1895 Venables St.
thecultch.com

3. Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
2750 Granville St.
artsclub.com

 

Best Public Art Installation/Mural

1. Vancouver Mural Festival
vancouvermuralfestival.com

2. ‘A-maze-ing Laughter’ by Yue Minjin
Corner of Davie & Denman Streets

T-3. ‘Giants’ by OSGEMEOS
Northwest edge of Granville Island

T-3. VAG Offsite|
W. Georgia between Thurlow & Bute Streets

Honourable mention: ‘The Present is a Gift’ by Drew Young
2539 Main St.

 

Best Reading/Writing Festival

1. Vancouver Writers Festival
writersfest.bc.ca

2. Word Vancouver
wordvancouver.ca

3. Vancouver Art Book Fair
facebook.com/vancouverartbookfair

 

Best Sports Bar

1. Shark Club
180 W. Georgia St.
sharkclub.com

T-2. Score on Davie
1262 Davie St.
scoreondavie.com

T-2. Red Card
560 Smithe St.
redcardsportsbar.ca

3. The Pint
455 Abbott St.
thepint.ca/vancouver

 

Best Strip Club

1. No. 5 Orange
205 Main St.
facebook.com/no5orange

2. Brandi’s Exotic Show Lounge
595 Hornby St.
brandislounge.com

3. The Penthouse
1019 Seymour St.
penthousenightclub.com

 

Best Theatre Company

1. Arts Club
artsclub.com

2. Electric Company
electriccompanytheatre.com

T-3. Align Entertainment
alignentertainment.ca

T-3. Theatre Replacement
theatrereplacement.org

 

Best Visual Artist

1. Ola Volo
olavolo.com

T-2. Noah Stacey
@noahstacey

T-2. Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
lawrencepaulyuxweluptun.com

3. Foster Eastman
fostereastman.com

 

Best Visual Arts Festival

1. Vancouver Mural Festival
vancouvermuralfestival.com

2. Eastside Culture Crawl
culturecrawl.ca

3. Capture Photography Festival
capturephotofest.com

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