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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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Schooner Craft! • May 10th, 2017

 

TONIGHT! Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Schooner Craft!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Live in Your World, Play in Ours

Ah the joys of the high seas, the wind in your hair, the spray of the ocean hitting your face as your craft bobs up and down on the waves of adventure! This is the time to set sail for destinations unknown, to board your schooner with a bag of lemons (avoid scurvy!) and an earthenware bottle of homemade rum, sing yo ho ho and wear fun little ripped up knickers and shoes with buckles on them.

If you fancy this lifestyle, or just dream of sailing the seven seas, this is a treasure to behold! It’s a fully operational lil’ BOAT with working sail that you can play with in the bathtub, or even set in the sink, or the river, or the lake! It floats! Um… it also features a red and white striped sail, and an optional embellishment featuring a skull and cross bones with a heart-shaped eyepatch.

So cast your fate to the wind, create your ship and then use it to boldly go where you’ve never gone before, this is such an impressive little kit, you’re gonna like the way it looks, I guarantee it.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

JP LEADS A WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY! – Artists Lead & Create Change: Make a Difference with Your Art, Your Voice, & Your Preferred Medium 2:15 – 3:30pm at the WeHo Libary • It’s all part of the West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Conference check it out!

CRAFTNIGHT SPECIAL EVENT MAY 22nd at The Abbey from 5pm to 9pm: Join me at City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, The Abbey Food and Bar, as we celebrate Harvey Milk Day with an artist-led protest signmaking workshop so you can be prepared for the #ResistMarch on June 11! In TRUE CraftNight style, we’re ready to rile things up, here are the details, please RSVP because I want to have enough supplies for the night: CRAFTNIGHT/WEHO FACEBOOK EVENT

May 17th – Paint-Yer-Own Flower Pot!

May 24th – World Famous “Mystery Craft” Night! 

May 19th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, FTW!!!!  

May 31st – TBA 

 

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Assembly Craft, Freeform Craft

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Yellow Submarines! • March 22nd, 2017

TONIGHT! March 22nd, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Yellow Submarines! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: The Taste of Cocktail Goodness 

I didn’t want anyone falling behind in their ocean studies, so we’re making submarines this week, yellow submarines, to be exact! They’re sturdy, they are very easy to put together, and what’s more: THEY FLOAT! This is the perfect accessory for replaying scenes from The Hunt for Red October or Das Boot in the bathtub! Be glad that you aren’t actually in charge of a nuclear-powered warship, and enjoy your bath!

Or, you know, get cerebral, set your sub on a shelf and let it be a reminder of the hidden parts of yourself that make you special, parts that are amazing and unknown that even you haven’t discovered yet!

How often are you invited to assemble your own watercraft? I’m thinking it’s not often, so treat yourself, get a delicious beverage from our fearless crew, visit the CraftNight rumpus room, and enjoy assembling your foam submersible!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

March 27th – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO!!!! 8pm to 10-ish (However long it takes to play 6 games!) Akbar!

March 29th – Optical Illusion Sand Art!

April 5th – Easter Baskets!

 

Posted by on March 22, 2017 in Assembly Craft, EZ Craft

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Marshmallow Snow Person on a S’More • February 22nd, 2017

This Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Marshmallow Snow Person on a S’More! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Promise them Everything, But Give them Akbar. 

Can you FEEL the California winter? Jack Frost is having a field day, and all those who scoffed at El Niño’s 2016 tardiness are are like “Okay OKAY you made you’re point!” The clouds are doing their part, and the wind has been so very uppity, flipping the trees every which way, it would be charming if it wasn’t so pushy. So what do you do with all this nippy weather? Well, you brave the cold, go do things you have to do, and then come to CraftNight and enjoy a delicious cocktail that’ll warm your tootsies and your heart.

Our craft this week is an action figure of sorts, a marshmallow character that wears a winter hat with a pom-pom, posed upon a graham cracker chocolate sled, ready to slide down a hill of fresh powdery snow. It’s a kit that you assemble, put together, and gaze at endearingly. It’s darn tootin’ cute! It makes a great gift, or a favor to place on a winter birthday gift, or just to have for yourself when you need to experience winter cheer. After all, who is your winter self? Are you ready to slide down a hill at a moment’s notice like this marshmallow character? Or are you more apt to hang out at the ski lodge sipping cocoa and reading a book by the fire? I’ll have some extra foam pieces and bits for you to decide if you want to follow the kit’s directions, or build your own scenario/wardrobe for this ornamental tableau.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Upcoming CraftNights and Bingo: 

FEBRUARY 27th: Bet Yer Bottom BINGO!!!! 8pm to 10pm • Akbar • 50 Cents a Card • WIN!!!!

March 1st – Snow Bobble Photo Holder – It bobbles, it holds photos, it’ll keep those snapshots organized!

CRAFTIVISM MARCH 22nd: Say it with stickers! Stickers you color, or stickers you make yourself, we’re havin’ it all, the dissonance is adhesive!


MORE Things in Your Town: 

FEBRUARY 23rd: sSISTERSs: An Experimental Musical – A new punk musical about three sisters who may or may not be witches. Trapped in the drawing room of an old Victorian house, they take on famous triads in a psychedelic, stream-of-consciousness trip through time that explores shifting ideas of sisterhood. Who gets to be seen as a sister, and why? With a live band, haunting three-part harmonies, and throwbacks to the secret rituals of girlhood, sSISTERSs explores memory, family, mortality, queer feminist identity, and the struggles of being a woman artist.
Written and Directed by Gina YoungFacebook Link! 

 

 

Posted by on February 21, 2017 in Assembly Craft

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Snowflake Necklaces • February 15th, 2017

This Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Snowflake Necklaces
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Witty. Confident. Devastatingly Queer. 

Snowflakes!

Snowflakes are delicate, they melt easily, every snowflake is different! Snowflakes make snow! If you have enough snowflakes, you can make an AVALANCHE! It’s easy for a bully to make fun of one snowflake, it’s a cheap shot, and it’s based on the moment, not the future. Takes a long time for enough snowflakes to get together to form a strong and cohesive slab of mighty icy matter that is just waiting for the right moment to descent rapidly down a mountainside.

A bully may tread very carefully if threatened with the possibility of an avalanche that’s been building for weeks/months/years. If someone tries to insult you by calling you a snowflake, just think about that.

Anyway, I do like to keep with a theme, and it is winter, so here’s our project for this week.

I have snowflake jewelry. It’s not Nordstrom quality, it’s not even Nordstrom Rack quality… it’s not even Toy’s R’ Us quality! It’s some seriously basic snowflake accoutrement, it’s going to be up to you how ostentatious it is, because the kit I give you is just the start. From drab beginnings comes greatness, and then you’ll be wearing your winter bead regalia like a snowflake BOSS.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Upcoming CraftNights and Bingo: 

Feb 22nd – Snow Person Action Figure – Shredding down the mountainside on a melty S’more, no less!

FEBRUARY 27th: Bet Yer Bottom BINGO!!!! 8pm to 10pm • Akbar • 50 Cents a Card • WIN!!!!

March 1st – Snow Bobble Photo Holder – It bobbles, it holds photos, it’ll keep those snapshots organized!

CRAFTIVISM MARCH 22nd: Say it with stickers! Stickers you color, or stickers you make yourself, we’re havin’ it all, the dissonance is adhesive!


MORE Things in Your Town: 

FEBRUARY 20th: PLANET QUEER: RISE UP! Now is the time to RISE UP and be heard! Art IS activism! Its a SPECIAL EVENING of interstellar QUEER performance hosted by gay centered performance activist IAN MACKINNON. Facebook Link!

FEBRUARY 23rd: sSISTERSs: An Experimental Musical – A new punk musical about three sisters who may or may not be witches. Trapped in the drawing room of an old Victorian house, they take on famous triads in a psychedelic, stream-of-consciousness trip through time that explores shifting ideas of sisterhood. Who gets to be seen as a sister, and why? With a live band, haunting three-part harmonies, and throwbacks to the secret rituals of girlhood, sSISTERSs explores memory, family, mortality, queer feminist identity, and the struggles of being a woman artist.
Written and Directed by Gina YoungFacebook Link! 

 

 

Posted by on February 14, 2017 in Assembly Craft, Wearable Craft

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