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Dr. Sketchy 8pm • Suncatcher Craft 9pm • Sept 20th, 2017

This Wednesday, September 20th at Akbar: 
8pm to 10pm DR. SKETCHY “Turkish Delights” Figure Drawing! (see link below: SO MUCH FUN!!)

9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: FALL Equinox Sun Catchers! 

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: See What We Mean

It’s FALL!!! Right now, you have the most Autumn enjoyment before you: the most pumpkin spice everything, the most football, the most fall clothing, the most harvest vegetables, the most haunted houses and scary movies and pumpkin patches, the most bonfires, the most colorful leaf changes, the most county fairs, and the most fall food recipes. ‘Tis the beginning of seasonal autumnal splendor, a time of both abundance and wistfulness. Is Autumn a beginning or an ending? Can it be both? The daylight hours shrink, the darkness becomes more prevalent, yet there is also a spark. A glimmer of your creaturely nature may cause you to pause and say “I do believe I’m connected to it all!”

For pondering just that type of thought process, and to connect you with the seasonality of being human, we have really excellent Fall Suncatchers! You get one corny cartoony style one, and another hipster style geometric one! You also get a suction cup for hanging your craft in the window! This is lowbrow stained glass (plastic), it’s very uncomplicated, you’ll paint these with special suncatcher paint I ordered especially for this night! It’s easy and painty, you can talk and do this at the same time, it’s not a concentration breaker!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

September 20th • 8-10pm • Dr. Sketchy’s LA is BACK with “Turkish Delights” *** Live Model Figure Drawing & Cocktails*** Featuring:
Caramel Knowledge and Jenn Aguilar ***** TICKETS: http://drsketchyla.bpt.me/ **** $12 advance, $15 at the door ••• 
Facebook Public Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/104409423631161

SEPT 24th SUNDAY!!! – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO on a SUNDAY?!? Yes! Special Limited Edition Weekend Event! 

SEPT 27th CRAFT – Fall Leaf Necklace! 

OCTOBER 2017 – Halloween Crafts BEGIN!!! 

 

Posted by on September 20, 2017 in Painting Craft

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Disaster Preparedness: 8pm • Apple Necklaces: 9pm • Sept 13th, 2017

~~~~RED CROSS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CLASS 8pm (before CraftNight) Click here for More INFO and RSVP!
This Wednesday, September 13th at Akbar from 9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: Alluring Apple Bracelets! 

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Be Part of Something Fabulous,  your local Gay Bar! 

It’s HERE it’s HERE! Selena Vazquez from the Red Cross is coming to do a one hour presentation on disaster preparedness at 8pm before CraftNight! It’s FREE to the public, and afterward, it’s CraftNight! There will be handouts, and information about stuff like earthquakes, flooding, and more! Please RSVP if you’ll be there! Click Here! 

Now then: We’re making apple bracelets, because it’s apple season. It’s almost Autumn, no it is NOT Autumn yet. But we’re right there on the edge, just teetering, just tottering on the edge of summer’s end, with the arrival of the Fall equinox palpably close to it’s pumpkin-flavored start date! We can hardly wait, but as we wait… we’re making apple bracelets with cool metal apple charms and fun translucent plastic beads. Featuring red, green and gold apples, this is quite the pre-fall fashion accessory!

This project is quite dainty and pretty. No one’s going to think you’re doing football tryouts if you wear this little ditty on your wrist. You might even have to over explain yourself, or wave your arms wildly to make a point, because apple bracelets aren’t particularly known for being part of one’s “power play” wardrobe. I think this is a terrible mistake, because apples are badass, hearty fruits, and make a fine totem for one navigating the rat race’s many pitfalls. Apples are an American icon, they go in pies, they fit in a lunch sack perfectly, they make great cider, and more! 

The average apple tree lives 100 years! And apples are really good for your brain’s mental alertness because they’re packed with boron, which aides in mental clarity and bone health. All in all, apples promote longevity and strength, so if someone doesn’t vibe with your apple bracelet, don’t let ’em phase you, they don’t understand the power of the illustrious, robust pomme de terre.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

 

September 20th • 8-10pm • Dr. Sketchy’s LA is BACK with “Turkish Delights” *** Live Model Figure Drawing & Cocktails*** Featuring:
Caramel Knowledge and Jenn Aguilar ***** TICKETS: http://drsketchyla.bpt.me/ **** $12 advance, $15 at the door ••• 
Facebook Public Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/104409423631161

ALSO SEPT 20th CRAFT 9pmFirst Day of Fall! We’re making Autumn Suncatchers!!! 

SEPT 24th SUNDAY!!! – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO on a SUNDAY?!? Yes! Special Limited Edition Weekend Event! 

SEPT 27th CRAFT – Fall Leaf Necklace! 

OCTOBER 2017 – Halloween Crafts BEGIN!!! 

 

Posted by on September 12, 2017 in Jewelry Craft

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TONIGHT! National Park Coloring Postcards! • August 30th, 2017

TONIGHT at Akbar from 9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: National Park Coloring Postcards! 

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Spend time with the right people… us! 

Our National Parks turned 101 years old last Friday!!!

Our President basically wants to build a Chipotle at the bottom of the Mariana Trench!  Gross greedy jerks are trying to destroy our parks by opening them up to commercial development, mining, logging, putting satellite dishes all over the Grand Canyon and scooping out mountains to put high rise apartments.

The life expectancy of a squirrel is nine years. If we’re not careful, our preserved parks and lands, forests, oceans and eco systems are going to disappear, and no one will know what a squirrel IS. Recent events have shown that climate change is happening, it’s deadly, and causing great detriment. We’re going to speak out in a crafty way and also discuss what else we can do to save not just the parks, but the planet.

I am making postcards of some of our nation’s most precious National Park jewels, from the canyon lands, to the deserts, oceans and forests. You can color these in, and either keep it for yourself or a loved one OR mail it!!! We will have resources for you to view that will help you to write our government officials urging them to SAVE OUR NATIONAL PARKS which are in danger of being dismantled by dumbness.

Also: In lieu of recent events, I’ve been sort of wanting to hide in the basement with my BB gun. But I’m against that in principal. When Anderson Cooper asked Vice reporter, Elle Reeve, what was the most striking thing about her trip to Charlottesville, she said that yes, it was horrible, but there was something else. She said that the Alt Right was very organized. They had their own first aid, they had their own tiki torch handing-out station, they had their own security and basically, they had it together.

I want US to be that together. I want us to know how to save each other’s lives, how to defend ourselves, how to act in an emergency. Therefore, our first crack at Craftivism Community Classes is gonna be a FREE presentation by the Red Cross on disaster preparedness given before CraftNight. Read below and RSVP to join me on September 13th for some community enrichment! I’ll make it worth your while!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

SEPT 6th 9pm – Mystery Bag Crafts!!! I’ll hand you a bag… a mystery craft AND FORTUNE will be yours!

SEPT 13th • 8 – 9pm – EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP with the RED CROSS! – Topics include fire safety, general preparedness, earthquake stuff and more. This workshop is FREE to the Public, to make sure they’ll have enough handouts, please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1424680330959573/

SEPT 13th CRAFT 9pm – Metal Charm Apple Bracelet! 

September 20th • 8-10pm • Dr. Sketchy’s LA is BACK with “Turkish Delights” *** Live Model Figure Drawing & Cocktails*** Featuring:
Caramel Knowledge and Jenn Aguilar ***** TICKETS: http://drsketchyla.bpt.me/ **** $12 advance, $15 at the door ••• 
Facebook Public Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/104409423631161

 

ALSO SEPT 20th CRAFT 9pmFirst Day of Fall! We’re making Autumn Suncatchers!!! 

SEPT 24th SUNDAY!!! – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO on a SUNDAY?!? Yes! Special Limited Edition Weekend Event! 

SEPT 27th CRAFT – Fall Leaf Necklace! 

Gothtober is kind of like a film festival, except in addition to films, it offers recipes, crafts, music and more. If you want to be a part of it, application deadlines have been extended to September 1st. Apply for Gothtober Today!

  

 

Posted by on August 30, 2017 in Coloring Craft

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TONIGHT! Dr. Sketchy THEN Paint-A-Statue! • August 23rd, 2017

*TONIGHT at AKBAR!!!
**8pm to 10pm – Dr. Sketchy’s Figure Drawing Class with models in BACK TO THE FUTURE GARB!!! [more info] 
***9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: Paint-a-Statue!!!

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Serving Up Class in a Glass for Your Ass! 

It is indeed time for confederate statues to GO, maybe just leave the horses, and remove the riders? It’s all about statues and nature for the rest of September over here at CraftNight.

I’ve got darling little figurines of both jungle life AND marine life, which is just as well, because holy crap! We need to remind people that NATURE IS IMPORTANT, by golly!!! Come in and paint a plaster facsimile of the choices I’ve procured for you: Hippos, Lions, Monkeys, Elephants, Fish, Dolphins, Whales, Frogs and maybe even a wayward unicorn, kitten or grasshopper, if you’re lucky!

Because I know there are too many terrible things going on in the world right now, but the National Parks turn 101 years old this Friday. And the reason that such a thing is important is that OMG it’s a miracle our monuments have lasted this long, and now these places are in very real danger. The American Antiquities Act was created in 1906 to keep buttheads from stealing ancient native artifacts from archeological sites. In more recent history, presidents have used the act to keep greedy jerks from destroying the land with bulldozers, commercial development and pollution.

In the words of my good friend, Roz Helfand

“The head of the Department of the Interior is filling his staff with mining and logging industry people. The country’s at a moral crossroads regarding how we think about environmental stewardship and long term health vs. short term jobs and convenience.”

The White House is reviewing 27 monuments set aside for conservation. These are OUR public lands and waters, you’re going to look at this list and FREAK OUT. The Giant Sequoia groves are up for review. The Mariana Trench is up for review. It’s not okay. This week and next are dedicated to learning more about what we can do to help protect and preserve these places from the oil, mining and timber industries. And of course this week and next are also dedicated to camaraderie, good times, good vibes, strong cocktails, creative energy, and being fabulous.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

August 28th – Muu Muu Themed Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!!! 8pm to 10pm • Six games of boys, girls, balls, debauchery and PRIZES!!!! BREAKFAST MACHINE RAFFLE INCLUDED in evening shenanigans! [more info]

August 30th – National Parks Craft! It’s time for Craftivism, we’re focusing on the national parks, because we need to protect our wildlands for now and future generations!

September will have MORE Dr. Sketchy, a special workshop from the Red Cross, LA Rocks, Fall Bet Yer Bottom Bingo, and LOTS of CRAFTS!

Also there’s under SIX days left to apply for The Gothtober Countdown Calendar… Gothtober is accepting applications. 

  

 

Posted by on August 23, 2017 in Painting Craft

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Clothespin Noteholder Magnet Craft! • August 16th, 2017

This Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Clothespin Noteholder Magnets!  
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: The Bar of Your Heart!

Notes notes notes, little pieces of paper all over the place and nothing to control it!
Whatever will you do?
However shall you survive?
Never fear, CraftNight is here, with a remedy for wayward papers! Come on in, paint up your clothespin, apply a magnet, and voila: notes organized!

NOW THEN: A lot of hate has been bubbling to the surface of our nation, in a way that is terribly discouraging. Please come in and use your Akbar, your CraftNight. We are a location specializing in tolerance and acceptance. Akbar is a space of love, and very reasonably priced cocktails.

We’re a fabulously queer community hub, and we’ll not let the vile dumbness of hatred and bigots seep into our sequins, no we will not. We are not strangers to this battle, and we’re doubling down to stick up for ourselves and each other. Because the shit storm isn’t on the way, it’s not coming, it’s here.

The Southern Poverty Law Center lays out some of the solemn details of how the radical right was more successful in entering the political mainstream last year than half a century. Also, check out Dr. Walter D. Greason’s compiled materials from a class he taught on collective racial violence that can help us understand the danger that Charlottesville represents.

We have creativity, we have impact. Our numbers are huge, and our voices are LOUD. CraftNight has been rocking our first amendment rights with Protest Poster Painting Parties and other forms of Craftivism. Stay tuned for us to supply you with continued ways to unite for social justice and the planet at large.

But mainly we offer respite: an air-conditioned intermission from the 24-hour news tickers tickering tenacious tensions. Come in and have a cocktail, some art therapy, some goodness.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

August 23rd – 8pm  FIGURE DRAWING with with DR. SKETCHY!!! Back to the Future Themed! then CraftNight will start at 9pm, and the craft is paint-a-statue! 

August 28th – Muu Muu Themed Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!!! 8pm to 10pm • Six games of boys, girls, balls, debauchery and PRIZES!!!!

August 30th – National Parks Craft! It’s time for Craftivism, we’re focusing on the national parks, because we need to protect our wildlands for now and future generations! Details coming sooooon!

Annnnd in case you’re reading… Gothtober is accepting applications. 

  

 

Posted by on August 15, 2017 in Assembly Craft, Painting Craft

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