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Science Sticker Symposium! • April 19th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Science Sticker Symposium!  
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: The Only Way to Fly!    

Science is real so I illustrated SIX different stickers to help you spread the word! They involve terrible science puns, and they are fun to color in and then stick wherever you like. They are kind of DIY and kind of not, all at once. Why did I do this? The March for Science is coming up this weekend!

Here, read more about it, and register to march if you wanna:  (SCIENCE MARCH). 

What would cause brilliant, focused, quiet, researching nerds to lift their heads out of their findings and yell “WTF?!?” at the president?

For the last 20-30 years, it’s been increasingly routine for the government to slowly but surely starve scientific budgets, compromise scientific research, and restrict what scientists do. Our new administration not only supports this trend, but is accelerating the process by brazenly and proudly sending the message that climate control doesn’t matter, and science is dumb.

Here are just five key actions taken by the head honcho of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (oops, I mean Mar A Lago, Florida) in his first 100 days:

1.) Scott Pruitt picked for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency – This guy is a climate change denier, has long opposed environmental regulations, and is in the act of suing the EPA for the thirteenth time, this time over Obama’s Clean Power Plan which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity production.

2.) Rick “Bonehead” Perry chosen as Energy Secretary – Another dude who questions weather climate change is real, and he’s in charge of the nukes. Also, this is an extremely science-heavy department, usually run by physicists or engineers that Perry (not a scientist) advocated to eradicate back in 2012.

3.) Rex Tillerson is now Secretary of State – Hey, he’s the former chief of ExxonMobile, a company that has been accused of hiding climate change from its shareholders for years. He’s dismissive on clean energy solutions, and has consistently made big business choices that have stamped Exxon with prize title of “Company with the Second Largest Historical Carbon Footprint of All Time.”

4.) The Trump White House has proposed slashing $1.2 billion from research grants at the National Institutes of Health and other health and education programs this year. This is a cut separate from the $5.8 billion NIH cut Trump is calling for in 2018.

People in power who want to to live fancy should really invest in science because science is the engine of prosperity! SmartPhones, yachts, flying cars and sculptural sound panels don’t happen without LOTS of exploration and innovation.

But more importantly, science does stuff like curing illnesses, it combats climate change, it’s trying to solve global hunger, it’s working on creating alternative fuel sources. To cut funding for science is to cut funding for humanity.

You would think that no matter how money-grubbing and narcissistic some people are, they’d at least pretend to care about things like disease control, extreme weather preparedness and preserving the planet’s finite resources. You know, because then they’d seem cool, but they can’t even do that. They can only see through and act via a transactional lens, where profit is first prize, and people are fodder.

This is why it’s time to speak up for science.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

April 24th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! Spring Fling Edition! • Akbar • 8pm – 10pm • Numbers, balls, boys, girls, prizes galore!

April 26th – Luv Snail Photo Kit

May 3rd – Bus Craft! I know you want a 3-D paper bus, because public transportation ROCKS!

May 10th – Ship Craft! Saiiiiiiilin’ takes me awayyyyy to where I’m goin….

May 17th – Paint-Yer-Own Flower Pot!

 

Posted by on April 19, 2017 in Coloring Craft, EZ Craft

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International Women’s Day FREEBIE from CraftNight! • 2017

It’s International Women’s Day! 

In honor of that, and Women’s History Month, CraftNight would like to offer you a chance to download and print these drawings on sticker paper, color them in, and stick them anywhere you please! We made them at CraftNight last week, and they were a HIT, and they totally work, and they’r lots of fun to color! And if you don’t have sticker paper, just print ’em out and make bookmarks, or cards, whatever!

Featuring: 

  • The Statue of Liberty!

  • Audre Lorde!

  • Statue of Justice holding a Labrys!

  • A Taco!

  • A Beaver!

  • A Clam!

DOWNLOAD STICKERS!

 

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Coloring Craft

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Color-a-Sticker (or DIY!) • March 1st, 2017

This Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Women’s History Month Stickers with the LGBT Center! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Cocktail minded, life changing.  
SPECIAL GUEST: Bill Zide, candidate for LA City Council District 13, will be with us to say hello and do some crafting! Meet him! Find out things! 

The LGBT Center is crafting with us this week in honor of Women’s History Month!

Throughout the invention of humans cataloguing our existence, in the majority of this process, women have been mentioned as nothing but a footnote or a reference and not seen as ACTUAL human beings who did stuff. Years and years and years of being left out of the books has built a bizarre, not-so-subconscious belief that women are just, you know, marginal participants on the sidelines of building the world.

There’s a LINK between knowing what those before you accomplished and having the wherewithal to forge ahead and pioneer forth. That’s why it’s so SUCKY to know that there are all these unknown, squashed, ignored, undermined awesome female mathematicians, explorers, artists, scientists, etc. their stories forgotten, erased, or banished from all the lessons we had to learn in schools.

I mean… you’ve got a bloviating naval orange in the oval office, and we coulda had Hermione Granger. And why the HELL doesn’t Hermione Granger have her own movie?!? Sigh. Harry Potter is a brat.

I would expect a lot of insecure corncob dudes to vote for Mr. Spray Tan, but a lot of WOMEN voted for him… which doesn’t seem to make sense until you realize that our chronological records make the existence of important women seem shifty, unreliable, and “too experimental.”

When I was in 5th grade at Pacific Christian Academy, my teacher, (bless her sweet, well-meaning, christian heart) told the classroom that she didn’t think a female president would be good for the country, that women are too emotional. I was AMAZED that she said this. My male associates in 5th grade LOVED this, and my female constituents just seemed bemused and bewildered, but not angry. Strong women in the bible just got themselves killed or turned into salt pillars, everybody knew it, there just wasn’t much to say. Tripe like this is still being taught in schools. IT’S STILL BEING TAUGHT. PEOPLE BELIEVE IT. AAAAAUUUUGHHHH!!!!

I illustrated some stickers, they are black and white, JP Originals, and I’m printing them on sticker paper. They are of scary woman things, because apparently, women are terrifying. If you don’t like beavers, snatches, tacos, or bearded clams… don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I also ordered SPECIAL PENS and PENCILS. They are special because they came all the way from Humboldt, via Lush Newton, who runs the Art Center in the middle of town. Come on in and have a cupcake, color a political sticker, or make your own DIY one! Happy Women’s History Month!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Coloring Craft

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Winter Birdhouse Thermometer Kit • January 25th, 2017

This Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Winter Birdhouse Thermometer Kit
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: The Antidote for Civilization  

In other news, it’s been cold outside. How cold is it?

Maybe right now you don’t know, but if you put together this craft at CraftNight, you’ll definitely know! This kit’s got it all: a house, a thermometer, a googly-eyed bird, shiny glittery pieces, everything you need to make a small vignette depicting wildlife, abodes, and temperature. There will be other little showy bits for you to embellish your craft at will, so come in from the cold, warm up, and enjoy a craft and a cocktail!

Every month CraftNIght will do at least one “Craftivist” night to bring awareness and momentum toward civic engagement and change for the good of our planet and its inhabitants. These are liberal-minded, leftwing progressive evenings held at Akbar Mission Control: Special Forces Homosexual Unit with Queers and Queer allies. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Here’s what you can expect in the months to come:

On February 8th, we’re having the Annual CraftNIght Love-In. This year we’re sending valentines to Jerry Brown and other politicians fighting for the issues we care about, and also sending Mike Pence valentines of private parts hugging each other, with LOTS of glitter.

March’s Craftivism is TBD, but in April, we’ll be having Protest Poster Painting Party #2 where we prepare for the TAX DAY MARCH.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Upcoming:

NEXT WEEK! Wednesday January 30th • 8pm • Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! ~~~~ The Winter Hearth Edition. We kickoff the year with numbers on balls, cozy and toasty,  just the way you like it! Win big bottles o’ booze and other goodies! Bottles Prizes: 3 Olives Blueberry Vodka, Crown Royal Vanilla, Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire Whisky, Ketel One Lorange! 


FEBRUARY 23rd: sSISTERSs: An Experimental Musical – Anew 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 January 24, 2017 in Coloring Craft, EZ Craft

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Mugs-n-Stuff • January 11th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Mugs-n-Stuff 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Confidence in a glass! 

There’s nothing like sipping hot cocoa from your very own self-decorated fancy cocoa mug, is there? I’ve got limited supply of these lovely plastic receptacles, they are scientifically proven to hold hot cocoa, or even cold milk, or water, or whatever liquid you fancy!

When the mugs run out, and you don’t get one in time, there will be no wailing or gnashing of teeth, because I’ll have a “winter assortment” of other projects that are oh-so-seasonally-appropriate collection for this deliciously rainy season. Come on in and take a break, yeah you, a real bona fide break!

Because: Is life just a series of errands and New Year’s Resolutions that you complete and BOOM, you accomplished a lot of stuff and everything’s perfect? How about those less glamorous but just-as-important imperfect micro moments (ie: standing in line at the bank without looking at your phone, putting together a jigsaw puzzle of beach balls and cats, having meaningful and slow conversations, sipping cocoa)?

There is no doubt that there’s work to do, things to finish, goals to reach, no one disputes such a thing. But if you don’t relax and take time for yourself, nothing’s to get done, because you’ll be all crunch and yelly and not hearing the pulse of your own life force.

Recreation isn’t a luxury, darling, it’s a necessity. Come on over and treat yourself!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Upcoming:

Wednesday January 18th – SIGN MAKING SALON! Help Make Protest Signs for the upcoming rallies for yourself and others! Exercise your first amendment rights to be seen and heard:

**** Rally to Save Roe – Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 PM NCJW | LA Council House 543 N Fairfax. Los Angeles, 90036 >>> More Info Here
**** United Against Hate Inauguration March Los Angeles – Friday Jan 20 at 11 AM – 6 PM >>> Here’s the FB Event 
**** Womens March Los Angeles – Saturday, January 21 at 9 AM Pershing Square >>> More Info on FB


Wednesday January 30th • 8pm • Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! ~~~~ The Winter Hearth Edition. We kickoff the year with numbers on balls, cozy and toasty,  just the way you like it! Win big bottles o’ booze and other goodies!

 

Posted by on January 11, 2017 in Coloring Craft, EZ Craft

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