Best of the City 2017: Arts & Entertainment


Best Burlesque Troupe

1. Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society

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2. Kitty Nights

3. Geekenders


Best Choir

1. Chor Leoni Men’s Choir

2. Sweet Scarlet

3. Vancouver Men’s Chorus


Best Classical Music Ensemble

1. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

2. Vancouver Chamber Choir & Orchestra

3. Koerner Quartet


Best Comedy Club

1. Yuk Yuk’s
2837 Cambie St.

2. The Comedy Mix
1015 Burrard St.

3. Vancouver TheatreSports League
1502 Duranleau St.

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.

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

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


Best Games/Trivia Night

1. IQ 2000 Trivia

2. Storm Crow Tavern
1305 Commercial Dr.

3. West End Games Night
1200 Davie St.


Best Gay Bar

1. Celebrities
1022 Davie St.

2. Numbers
1042 Davie St.

3. Pumpjack Pub
1167 Davie St.


Best Independent Movie Theatre

1. Rio Theatre
1160 E. Broadway

2. Dunbar Theatre
4555 Dunbar St.

3. The Cinematheque
1131 Howe St.


Best Karaoke

1. Army Navy & Airforce Veterans Unit 298 Canteen
3917 Main St.

2. The Cobalt
917 Main St.

3. Fantacity
1133 Robson St.


Best Live Music Venue

1. Commodore Ballroom
868 Granville St.

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

T-2. Biltmore Cabaret
2755 Prince Edward St.

3. The Cobalt
917 Main St.


Best Local Actor

1. Ryan Reynolds

2. Seth Rogen

T-3. Ryan Beil

T-3. Andrew McNee


Best Local Actress

1. Cobie Smulders

2. Meg Roe

3. Angela Shaw


Best Art Gallery

1. Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St.

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

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

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

T-3. Bill Reid Gallery
639 Hornby St.


Best Local Author

1. Douglas Coupland

2. Joel Mark Harris

3. William Gibson


Best Choreographer

1. Crystal Pite

2. Josh Martin

3. Amber Funk Barton


Best Dance Company

1. Ballet BC

2. Harbour Dance Centre

T-3. Company 605

T-3. Arts Umbrella


Best Local Comedian

1. Charles Demers

2. Ed Hill

T-3. Ivan Decker

T-3. Patrick Maliha


Best Comedy/Improv Group

1. The Sunday Service

2. Vancouver TheatreSports
1502 Duranleau St.

T-3. The Fictionals

T-3. The Ryan & Amy Show


Best DJ

1. DJ Flipout

2. DJ Seko

3. DJ Marvel


Best Local Band/Musician

1. Sex with Strangers

2. Dan Mangan

T-3. Mother Mother

T-3. Andrew Allen


Best Photographer

1. Emily Cooper

2. Jackie Dives

3. Ami Sanyal


Best Music Festival

1. Vancouver Folk Music Festival

2. Vancouver International Jazz Festival

3. Pemberton Music Festival


Best Nightclub

1. Celebrities
1022 Davie St.

2. The Roxy
932 Granville St.

3. Fortune Sound Club
147 E. Pender St.


Best Performing Arts Festival

1. Vancouver Fringe Festival

2. PuSh Festival

3. Bard on the Beach


Best Performing Arts Venue

1. Queen Elizabeth Theatre
650 Hamilton St.

2. The Cultch
1895 Venables St.

3. Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
2750 Granville St.


Best Public Art Installation/Mural

1. Vancouver Mural Festival

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

2. Word Vancouver

3. Vancouver Art Book Fair


Best Sports Bar

1. Shark Club
180 W. Georgia St.

T-2. Score on Davie
1262 Davie St.

T-2. Red Card
560 Smithe St.

3. The Pint
455 Abbott St.


Best Strip Club

1. No. 5 Orange
205 Main St.

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

3. The Penthouse
1019 Seymour St.


Best Theatre Company

1. Arts Club

2. Electric Company

T-3. Align Entertainment

T-3. Theatre Replacement


Best Visual Artist

1. Ola Volo

T-2. Noah Stacey

T-2. Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

3. Foster Eastman


Best Visual Arts Festival

1. Vancouver Mural Festival

2. Eastside Culture Crawl

3. Capture Photography Festival

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