Categories We Didn’t Think Of: Arts and Culture

Best Open Mic
BEC’s Bar and Bistro
— Hannah Werdmuller

Best Graphic Designer
Elke Barter
At, of course (that’s me, so this is a joke, and doesn’t count)

— Elke Barter

Best Movie Theater
Rialto Cinemas Cerrito!
Movies, food, and drinks — what’s not to love! — kjbbbf9

Best Homegrown Show
HOODSLAM — Caitlin Gill

Best Underground Warehouse to See a Show
Sugar Mountain
— Chris Voss

Best Photographer
Eric Gillet/ Shoot That Klown
— Jenjen Wong

Best Queer Women Dance Event — Monthly
Ships in tha Night at the Oasis
— Lani Rodriguez

Best Place for Brazilian Culture
Casa de Cultura/Bras Arte, San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
Great capoeira classes for kids and dance classes — Christiane Herrmann

Best Art Gallery, and Wonderful Openings — Free Wine and Nibbles!
Nash Gallery
The Nash Gallery hosts an annual “paint out” festival, usually in the fall. The artists are amazing, as are their “plein air” works. The Nash Gallery professionally hangs and displays all the entries, provides an accomplished judge for “best of show,” lots of good food and wine, and truly excellent, art-loving company. Try it! You’ll love it! — Kathryn Levine

Best Radio Station
— Ann Garrison

Best Film Festival
Oakland Underground Film Festival
— Cate Freyer

Best Comedy Show
Layover Comedy Night
Weekly show since January 2010, featuring Bay Area comedians. Second Tuesday of the month is the Women’s Showcase, sponsored by local business FeelMore510. — Mike Spiegelman

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