There's plenty of room for celebration on Heard Mentality this week. With weekend one of Coachella under our belts, we're already scrubbing ourselves off and re-sharpening our focus as we prepare for another foray into the sweaty badlands of Indio. We've also dusted off the 'ol free ticket giveaway! ... More >>
We're giving away three copies of Mac Randall's unauthorized biography of Radiohead, entitled Exit Music: The Radiohead Story.
In the book, now updated, Randall follows Thom Yorke, Jonny
Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, and Phil Selway's
journey to fame an ... More >>
UPDATE: if you go to dropnye.com and click buy tickets, you can enter OCWEEEKLY to
get $5 off each ticket right now!
Original post, Dec. 28, 8:54 a.m.: Don't have New Year's Eve plans yet? That's OK, because we're giving away three pairs of tickets to the Drop NYE at The Grove of Anaheim. Happe ... More >>
What exactly is at the OC Fair on New Year's Eve? Aside from the carnival rides, fireworks, food trucks and a casino, there's actually 12 (yes, 12) tribute bands, three per decade since the 1950s. From the same people who bring you the OC Fair, the second annual New Year's Eve Block Party on Satu ... More >>
I had the chance to check out two new craft book titles from Chronicle Books this weekend, and I'm excited to share them with you!
After the jump, read about Amy Butler's Style Stitches and Creative, Inc. - and enter to win one of 5 free books from Chronicle Books!
Last Friday, I teamed up with Delilah Snell of The Road Less Traveled to host a craft book review night with some local arts and crafters! A baker's dozen of us converged at Delilah's Santa Ana store to check out the new book Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead by ... More >>
It's book review time again, crafters! This week we're taking a look at three titles from Chronicle Books--Paper Craft: 25 Charming Gifts, Accents, and Accessories to Make From Paper by Minhee & Truman Cho, Every Day's a Holiday by Heidi Kenny, and Silhouette Art by Vana Chupp. Plus, enter to wi ... More >>
If you took a look at my pictures from the Craft & Hobby Association's trade show in January, you may remember this little gem, which was follwed by a tweet about how I totally geeked out when I met Stitch 'N' Bitch author Debbie Stoller.
Debbie Stoller at the Craft and Hobby Association ... More >>
Ohhhhh, Craft Supershow. You came and gave us an overload of make and takes and craft celebrity sightings, and then you left without even saying goodbye.
Okay, maybe you did say goodbye. But I'm sure you also left a large portion of the southern California crafty community tired, happy an ... More >>
I met Jan Thomas of Loved Unconditionally at the spring De Portola Boutique, where we had booths across from each other. I'm sure a lot of people can relate when I share I come from a bit of a rocky family background; it was just really neat to see this wife and mom from Mission Viejo and her daught ... More >>
Photo by Steve OngAliso Viejo resident Steve Ong's winning shot.An amateur photo contest aimed at promoting Orange County's quasi-private toll roads gave new meaning to drive-by shooting.Folks who left comments on the Transportation Corridor Agencies--or The Toll Roads--Facebook page had other de ... More >>
Tracy Owens Chasteen is a wife, music lover, thrifter, and a city girl who lives in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas--the Live Music Capital of the World. She's also the prolific crafter behind the successful Etsy shop Polished Two, a veritable smorgasbord of great earrings, bracelets and one o ... More >>
Photo by Matt Coker
Winner!The winner of the just-made-up Remember 9/11 by Decorating Your Home Sweepstakes is this house in Cypress.
Of course, it's possible the abode always looks this way. But a girl can dream, can't she?
You know as well as I do that there is nothing bigger these days than being green, recycling, upcycling, and generally just saving our ecological butts. But did you know you can still look totally rockin' while doing it? Join us as we chat with Courtney Chesley of Twisted Handmade and the ... More >>
Hi, folks! I'm Steph Calvert of Hearts and Laserbeams and the Long Beach Craft Mafia and I'm super excited to be a brand new blog contributer for OC Weekly. In upcoming posts, I'll be sharing the inside scoop on both local and not-so-local indie artists, crafters, events, indie business tip, craft t ... More >>
What are you doing in May 2009? Not sure yet? Well, try to pencil in a few days for OC Music Fest 09, which happens in about 10 months in Irvine and promises to feature nearly 100 established and up-and-coming bands.
In the meantime, you creative types may want to enter the Be The Shirt band/art ... More >>
Fresh off the system of tubes some call an internets from the California State Parks Foundation comes an announcement of a photo contest. Get those pictures soon - regardless of the contest deadline, if the Governor follows through on his scare-tactic plan of closing 48 state parks, it might be the ... More >>
Tonight, Servite Catholic High School hopes to end 20 years of football futility and beat the Mater Dei Monarchs. But there's one category in which Servite doesn't mind losing to their hated rivals: the molestation sweepstakes! The Catholic diocese of Orange has settled 11 sex-abuse cases involving ... More >>