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Tonight! PAINTY PAINT! • June 13th, 2018

TONIGHT: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Pride Paper Craft!

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, it’s heating up, cool down with a beverage!       
*********$3 suggested donation, please! 

The colors of the rainbow will be on FULL DISPLAY tonight, ready for you to paint a project of your choosing. It’s GAY PRIDE MONTH so we’re embracing HUES. I’m talkin’ about the colors you see in the world, the colors you see in yourself, the colors of your friends, lovers, families. Come in and get a brush and touch color, bring color to life in the spirit of the rainbow of the things you hold dear from the past, the present, the future.

Because there’s something to be said for appreciating and eyeing color, but it’s another to make color, to use it. When you interact with a spectrum of your own creating, access to knowing attaches you to the world. Touching colors brings heart to seeing, because you’re part of it, you really really are! You can paint in solid colors, or add patterns, or paint a specific scene, object, or message. Perhaps you’ll give someone the keepsake you’ve made, or you’ll keep it for yourself.

As you paint, and if you can, see if you can free what’s been asleep at your core. Maybe it’s just annoyance at traffic, maybe it’s the scone you didn’t eat because you’re trying not to eat too many scones, perhaps it’s words you wanted to say but kept to yourself, all of these things are profound and worth exploration. We have big things and small things, we’re people… there are a lot of us, and it’s complicated.

If you have developed a callus over some part of your thinking, see if you can squeak some of those squashed or hidden emotions to the surface… with paint. It doesn’t have to be a big ol’ thang, it can be imperfect and silly or even kinda bratty. Whatever it is, challenge yourself to make it be real, an unfolding of your heart into the life you’re living.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

Posted by on June 13, 2018 in Painting Craft, Uncategorized

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TONIGHT!!! Pride Crafts WEEK ONE • June 6th, 2018

TONIGHT!!! June 6th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Rainbow Bead BONANZA!!! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, refreshing and quenching!       
*********$3 suggested donation, please! 

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!!!

It’s ALL PRIDE Crafts this month, tonight we’re making it so that if you wanna WEAR your pride, we’ve got BEADS BEADS BEADS!!! We have all the colors and all the fun, arrive and assemble, wear and celebrate! This weekend is a cornucopia of LGBTQIA activities, from picnics, to beer busts, from eastside to westside, and we want you to be prepared with sassy couture. Show it off in the sunshine or during your nightlife extravaganzas.

FRIDAY: Also, if you want to PAINT a SIGN at the LA Dyke March, I’ll be there with sign supplies galore, here’s ALL THE INFO!!!! Thank you City of West Hollywood for all the supplies!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

Posted by on June 6, 2018 in Assembly Craft

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TONIGHT!!! Craftivism: Hygiene Sundry Boxes! • May 30th, 2018

TONIGHT!!! May 30th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTIVISM at CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Hygiene Sundry Boxes for the Homeless 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, I’ll drink to that!        
*********$3 suggested donation, please! 

We’re decorating boxes with pens, and stickers, and packing them with a lil’ love for those in need. We’re teaming up with “Down but not Out” an organization that regularly makes donations to the homeless. If you can’t come to our jamboree, but still want to add to future donations happening all year with Down but not Out, here’s the WISHLIST!

Find out MORE and RSVP on our Facebook Event Page! 

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Assembly Craft, Coloring Craft

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TONIGHT!!! Bird-n-Bunny Crafts! • May 23rd, 2018

TONIGHT!!! May 23rd, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Bird-n-Bunny Crafts! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, imbibe the freshness!         
*********$3 suggested donation, please! #CraftNight_sez_thanks!

 

I have lots of bunnies and birds, and I want YOU to make them! That’s this evening, not a lot of details, because I’m outta time, but they are poofy, and I will give you ALL the sparkly doodads you need to spiff’em up!

Come on in and DO IT!!! Yahhhhhhh!!!

On another note: I know you always want to come to CraftNight, but next week, we’re doing our monthly CRAFTIVISM, see our special event below! We’re making 50 care packages for those in need on the streets of LA. We need supplies! If you can’t come, and still wanna help, here’s our Amazon wish list (created by Yelena Litvak), you can send us some stuff and we’ll put it in the boxes! Anything not used in next week’s event will be used for subsequent events for the organization Down but not Out. 

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


MAY MIRTH CONTINUES!   

MAY 30th Craft, CRAFTIVISM SPECIAL EVENT: CraftNight teams up with Down But Not Out to decorate packets of needed sundries to give out to those in need in our city! Donations for supplies welcome! RSVP on our FACEBOOK EVENT!!!

 

 

 

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Assembly Craft

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TONIGHT!!! ShrinkRay Glow-in-Dark Crafts! • May 9th, 2018

TONIGHT!!! May 9th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Shrink Ray Glow-in-the-Dark Crafts!!!

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, sip away the stress!         
*********$3 suggested donation, please! #CraftNight_is_You

Oh I KNOW this announcement is soooo last minute, but CraftNight is 95% ALWAYS every week, so keep showin’ up! I haven’t had time to cut a sandwich in half, things have been bonkertown, but I will be there tonight and ohhhhh this craft is SO FREAKIN’ COOL. So even though I JUST told you about tonight’s craft, you gotta know this one will make your brain do a lil’ square dance in your head, a square dance of delight. 

As if the fact that it SHRINKS before your very eyes isn’t enough, it’s also a GLOW-IN-THE-DARK craft!!! We know it works because we tested it in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavor Pavilion and everyone’s face fell off with total and uninhibited JOY AND FASCINATION. We’re bringing that joy to you because it’s just so great I can’t even stand it.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


MAY MONTH CHIFFON HUMMINGBIRD TIMES!     

Bet Yer Bottom Bingo is on a MONDAY this month! MAY 14th, 2018 • Akbar • 7:30pm • Girls, boys, balls, booze! PRIZES APLENTY!!! >>>> FB Event! 

MAY 16th Craft: Laminated Bookmarks!

MAY 17th Show: Myself and other quality folks are in a live staged-reading of the Beat-era puppet play “Don’t Flee the Scene Salty”, and it happens NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT (May 17th) @ The Actors Company Theatre in West Hollywood! >>> Get tix!

MAY 20th: JP (that’s me) hosts the 2nd Annual Project Q Fundraiser Ball – All proceeds from this event will go towards completing construction of the ProjectQ ‘Hairstream’ self-esteem building mobile salon, and funding the 2018 Tour, in which free haircuts are given to LGBTQ homeless youth. Get tix or donate! >>>> FB Event!

MAY 23rd Craft: Poofy Chickens and Rabbits! (because it’s still SPRING, dang-it!)

MAY 30th Craft, CRAFTIVISM SPECIAL EVENT: CraftNight teams up with Down But Not Out to decorate packets of needed sundries to give out to those in need in our city! Donations for supplies welcome! More info to come!

 

 

 

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Coloring Craft, Heat-based Craft

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