Best Of 2019

Best Local Zine
Zine images by Maisie Haney

Hawt & Popular

Hawt & Popular is one of the most soul-stirring and refreshing new zines on the scene, so you won't be needing any more Biore warming clay masks once you scope these pages. Founder Thomas Mack lassoes various local players to make each issue of a vibrant tome that's part fanzine, part anthology, part humor mag, all community. H&P recently threw a party to celebrate the release of their third issue, a raucous affair featuring Miami's Las Nubes and local comedian Heather Shaw hosting. We can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves next.

Arts & Culture: Best of Orlando 2019: Orlando's best artists, writers, comedians, museums and more

Arts & Culture: Best of Orlando 2019

Photo illustration by Adam McCabe

Arts & Culture

Best Adult Art Classes

1. Crealdé School of Art,

2. SAK Comedy Lab,

3. Sam Flax,

Best Arts Event or Festival

1. Orlando Fringe Festival,

2. Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival,

3. Mount Dora Arts Festival,

Best Burlesque Troupe

1. Les Vixens Burlesque,

2. Corsets and Cuties,

3 Cherry Bomb Burlesque,

Best Comedy Club or Night

1. SAK Comedy Lab,

2. Orlando Improv,

3. Bull & Bush Shit Sandwich,

Best Dance Company

1. Orlando Ballet,

2. Phantasmagoria,

3. VarieTease,

Best Film Fest or Series

1. Florida Film Festival,

2. Orlando Film Festival,

3. FilmSlam at Enzian,

Best Gallery

1 CityArts,

2 Snap! Orlando,

3 Downtown Arts Collective,

Best Literary Reading Series

1. Orlando Story Club,

2. Get Lit: Closed Mic,

3. Queer Quills,

Best Local Actor/Actress

1. Benjamin Ptashinsky

2. Carlos Navarro,

3. Blue Star,