306 W. Redwood St., empcollective.org
Besides producing wild plays about humans birthing rabbits and the creation of the world, EMP Collective has blossomed into a hub of artistic activity. Their Odd Sundays Cine Club gave the city a reason to hang out and watch films like The Last Laugh and Fantastic Planet, and their Cans N Drafts Writing Workshop nurtured a new generation of writers (and encouraged them to get boozy while they're at it). Plus, their gallery space has showcased work from animators, photographers, and more. Here's to a year of convincing people to come together and get weird. We're looking forward to seeing what they turn out in 2013.