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QuiltCon West

QuiltCon West
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Modern quilts, lectures on quilting, workshops on quilting, and purchasing quilts – it’s quilt nirvana at QuiltCon, February 18-21 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Vendors include Cherrywood Fabrics with hand-dyed cotton “that has the look of suede” and Baby Lock that for 50 years has created machines for quilting, sewing, embroidery, and serging. Momen Plus […]

34th Black History Parade: Footsteps & Stepping Stones

34th Black History Parade: Footsteps & Stepping Stones

This year’s theme of the 34th Annual Black History Parade—one of the biggest and longest-running in California—is “Footprints in the Past – Stepping Stones to Our Future.” Following the parade will be the annual festival at Robinson’s Park. (Below, official text) On February 20, more than 80 entries will be featured in this celebration of […]

Moustafa, Montgomery, Aimée, Tim & Bock

Moustafa, Montgomery, Aimée, Tim & Bock

We know the known names: Janet Fitch, Naomi Hirahara, Denise Hamilton, Michelle Huneven, Ron Koertge, and Attica Locke—just to name a few of the acclaimed local authors in our midst. On February 21, Vroman’s Local Author day introduces us to five authors we may know nothing about, but maybe should. Kevin Montgomery was born and […]

Artists Selling Art to Support LACHSA

Artists Selling Art to Support LACHSA

Armory Center for the Arts is hosting “Tight Squeeze,” an exhibit—and sale—by 60+ local and Los Angeles artists to support LACHSA, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. We and our HP teenage contributor know quite a few talented young men and women who have attended and currently attend this unique facility for […]

Habitat for Humanity: New Homes in Glendale

Habitat for Humanity: New Homes in Glendale

Seeking: Low-income, first-time home buyers. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity is planning six new single family homes. The renderings look sleek and modern, rather like townhouses, and they will be located in Glendale. The Housing Authority has appropriated $1.4 million to the $2.8 million project, which includes the land purchase of $980,000, according to […]

Call for Artists

Call for Artists

Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena has grown from a handful of participants to more than 50 artists in 25 locations, from home studios to galleries. From exploring the wild wonders and jumble of Zorithian Ranch to enjoying a glass of wine and sitting in a sunny backyard while browsing art, Open Studios is a 2-day event for […]

High Low Vintage & Dinner 4 Two

High Low Vintage & Dinner 4 Two

Pasadena native Carolyn Gray is proprietor of High Low Vintage on East Green Street, part of what is called “Green Street Village.” Hometown Pasadena featured the store after it opened in spring 2012: Something’s up on Green Street. High Low Vintage has just opened with “an eye towards Mid-Century Modern, Industrial Age, and Post Modern […]

Little Yogis

Little Yogis

How about bonding with your little girl or boy while also helping them with coordination, focus, and concentration? Kidspace presents “Little Yogis” to be enjoyed by kids ages 3 to 5 years old with their mom, dad, guardian, or even a jammin’ grandmama or papa. Physical strength can be improved through yoga practices, and flexibility […]

Magnolia House Dinner-for-Two

Magnolia House Dinner-for-Two

The 2009 print edition of Hometown Pasadena (Prospect Park Books) describes Magnolia House (previously Magnolia Lounge) in these terms… The red flocked wallpaper, crystal light fixtures and low velvet couches pay tribute to the speakeasy (Pasadena’s first) that purportedly thrived here during Prohibition. In this more licentious age, patrons freely enter the candlelit walkway that […]

Mushrooms of Love at the Wild Mushroom Fair

Mushrooms of Love at the Wild Mushroom Fair

  How can a fungus be so delightful? Thankfully, thousands of cooking amateurs and masters alike have embraced these fruiting bodies with spores. On February 13, the 32nd Wild Mushroom Fair will be held at the L. A. Arboretum, featuring “Mushrooms of Love” by Gary Lincoff (author of The Audobon Society Field Guide to North […]

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