Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Culture, Music & Entertainment

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company closes its 48th season with its annual Soulstice fundraising gala Saturday, May 13, at America’s Packard Museum. The gala has a New Orleans theme and will include dance renditions of folklore and fairy tales. CONTRIBUTED
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company closes its 48th season with its annual Soulstice fundraising gala Saturday, May 13, at America’s Packard Museum. The gala has a New Orleans theme and will include dance renditions of folklore and fairy tales. CONTRIBUTED

One great thing about Dayton: for a city of its size, its arts and entertainment options are many -- and varied.

From a thriving arts community to extensive theater and performing arts shows, there’s something for everyone. Below are your Best of 2017 Culture, Music and Entertainment winners.

DK Effect had its soft opening on Saturday, June 3. In case you missed it, here's a sneak peek into Dayton's newest arcade bar.
DK Effect had its soft opening on Saturday, June 3. In case you missed it, here's a sneak peek into Dayton's newest arcade bar.

<u>Best Arcade/Gaming</u>

WINNER: DK Effect

1600 E 3rd St., Dayton | FacebookWebsite<br/>

SECOND PLACE: Canal Street Arcade & Deli, 308 E 1st St, Dayton

THIRD PLACE: D20: A Bar With Characters, 2144 E Whipp Rd., Dayton

Dayton Art Institute has some incentives to get patrons to take part in International Museum Day.
Dayton Art Institute has some incentives to get patrons to take part in International Museum Day.

<u>Best Art Gallery</u>

WINNER: Dayton Art Institute 

456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC), 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton<br/>

THIRD PLACE: K12 Gallery & TEJAS, 341 S Jefferson St., Dayton

<u>Best Bowling Alley</u>

WINNER: Capri Lanes

2727 S Dixie Dr., Dayton | Facebook<br/>

SECOND PLACE: Thunderbowl Lanes, 805 S Main St., Englewood

THIRD PLACE: Woodman Lanes, 3200 Woodman Dr., Kettering

<u>Best Comedy Club</u>

WINNER: Wiley’s Comedy Joint

101 Pine St, Dayton | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: Dayton Funny Bone, 88 Plum St., Dayton

THIRD PLACE: Black Box Improv Theater, 518 E. 3rd St., Dayton

Members of the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance perform during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Dublin Pub in downtown Dayton in2012.
Members of the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance perform during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Dublin Pub in downtown Dayton in2012.

Credit: MediaMoments.com

Credit: MediaMoments.com

<u>Best Dance Group</u>

WINNER: Celtic Academy of Irish Dance

85 Woodman Dr., Dayton | FacebookWebsite<br/>

SECOND PLACE: Gem City Ballet, 20 Commercial Way, Springboro

THIRD PLACE: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC), 840 Germantown St., Dayton

<u>Best Dayton Drag Queen</u>

WINNER: Tina Hightower

SECOND PLACE: Jade Sexton

THIRD PLACE: Amaya Sexton

<u>Best Hidden Gem</u>

WINNER: Epic Dance Academy

88 Westpark Rd., Centerville | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: The Highland Stag, 75 N. Main St., Springboro

THIRD PLACE: KP's Kountry Primitives, 1490 N Fairfield Rd. Ste A, Beavercreek

<u>Best Local Artist</u>

WINNER: Chris Welker

SECOND PLACE: Mikee Huber

THIRD PLACE: MB Hopkins

Jim Carter, also known as Rev. Cool. Amelia Robinson / Staff
Jim Carter, also known as Rev. Cool. Amelia Robinson / Staff

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Amelia Robinson

<u>Best Local Celebrity</u>

WINNER: Rev Cool

SECOND PLACE: Dave Chappelle

THIRD PLACE: Cory D. D. Miller

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<u>Best Local Comedian</u>

WINNER: Dave Chappelle

SECOND PLACE: Jessica Graue

THIRD PLACE: Dan Sebree

<u>Best Local Theatre Group</u>

WINNER: Dayton Playhouse

1301 E Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: Dayton Theatre Guild, 430 Wayne Ave, Dayton

THIRD PLACE: The Human Race Theatre Company, 126 N Main St, Dayton

<u>Best Museum</u>

WINNER: Dayton Art Institute 

456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: National Museum of the United States Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton

THIRD PLACE: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 Deweese Pkwy, Dayton

The highest point in Dayton is at Lookout Point in Woodland Cemetery.
The highest point in Dayton is at Lookout Point in Woodland Cemetery.

<u>Best View of Dayton</u>

WINNER: Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

118 Woodland Ave, Dayton | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: Dayton Racquet Club, 40 N Main St., Dayton,

THIRD PLACE: Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton

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