TONIGHT! Wednesday from 9(ish) until midnight or later at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Special Note: Tonight’s CraftNight is preceded by a private screening, so we may start a touch late. I’d say if you get here early, have a cocktail and then see if we’re ready for you by 9:30.
Project: Bow Ties!
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$4 Cosmopolitans • Be All that You can Be with an Akbar Cosmo
We’re continuing our gay crafts for June this month by making bow ties.
What’s gay about bow ties?
I just love them because when you wear a bow tie, people can’t figure out whether you’re gay, republican or just weird.
You’ve got to have a certain type of personality to wear a bow tie, you have to BELIEVE or else people are just going to leave the room. You’re actually halfway there if you have 125% confidence when wearing one, but the absolute killer is to wear one that you actually tied and then no one can say a word, they’ll be too busy marveling at your evident aplomb in the ways of life. It’s safe to say that if someone’s walking down the street with a bow tie around their neck, they have things they want to say. They have opinions. Or they really want you to notice them and their obscure ideas/hobbies/beliefs, and they’ll talk to anyone. You might want to cross the street.
Besides, everything is getting super artisan, from schooners carrying their own chocolate across the world to make $12 chocolate bars for the bourgeoisie to people making their own thatched huts out of found toenail clippings. We’re all into harkening back to the old-timey days where you grind your own sausage and stretch and chop peppermint logs into hard candy for kids who are too busy eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to pay attention to you. The bow tie fits this niche of being evocative of yesteryear yet current with the now and here.
So come in and make your “fashion signifier.” Make it loud, make it proud, make it the best dang bow tie anyone will ever see. There’s no “kind of” wearing a bow tie. You’re either wearing it or you aren’t. If you do wear one, you’ll be in good company:
1.) The Chippendale Dancers
2.) Dr. Who
3.) Grocers in sepia-toned memories of characters in more current movies
4.) Winston Churchill (polda dot, no less, and often)
5.) Blaine Anderson (character from Glee)
6.) Karl Marx
7.) Pee-Wee Herman
8.) Orville Redenbacher
9.) The Cat in the Hat
10.) Fred Astaire
See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain