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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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Assortment • November 2nd, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Assortment! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Because life’s complicated enough

Next week’s CraftNight will be the day after election day. That’s why this CraftNight bulletin is historic. CraftNight has been around for three presidential elections, this will be our 4th. I don’t know if we’re going to be horrified, relieved, or what.

My brain is sort of stewing in it’s stress mixture about it, so I’m doing what I do best: Getting the supplies together, and waiting for you to walk on in, I think we’re going to do some coloring. Coloring’s good for anxiety.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


 

 

Posted by on November 2, 2016 in Coloring Craft

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TONIGHT!!! Personal Black Velvet Posters • August 3rd, 2016

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TONIGHT!!! WednesdayAugust 3rd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Personal Black Velvet Posters 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Akbar, M’m! M’m! Good!

 

It’s a new moon, or at least, it’s as close to a new moon as it officially was yesterday, there’s not a whole lot of moon visible in the sky right now. It’s dark and velvety, full of stars, our lovely sky, something to ponder, something to either relax or terrify you. The never ending vastness of the cosmos doesn’t trouble me much, perhaps because there’s so much minutiae to gaze at, internally and externally. This week’s installation of arty civic engagement begs you to do some coloring, and take your mind into the stratosphere and beyond, toward the final frontier.

Despite being cosmic ephemera, we’re still orbiting the sun on this wayward lil’ blue marble. We are the craziest little miracles you ever did see. Somehow, somewhere, the universe has its own boundaries, and in keeping with that theme, I’ve procured for you a little piece of the inky vastness of outer space. It’s a black velvet poster! It’s TINY! It asks that you color it in, and that’s pretty much where it stops asking anything else. There are sparkly snippets for which to add decor, your own flare, your signature style, there will be many items you can glue to your final masterpiece.

This way, if your sentient considerations freak you out and all you can think about is getting sucked out into space with no gravity, never to return… you can take your black velvet craft with you, and all will be well.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

 

 

Posted by on August 3, 2016 in Coloring Craft

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Relaxing Glitter Coloring Sheets • July 6th, 2016

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TONIGHT! WednesdayJuly 6th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT
Project: Relaxing Glitter Coloring Sheets    
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Good times in every glass! 

I’m going to play easy listening, and we’re going to settle in with some beautiful shiny glittery coloring sheets.
They have themes, these coloring sheets.
Some of them have foxes on them, some of them are about mermaids, others tell the story of the primeval world.
We’re taking it easy, because the 4th of July weekend was action-packed!

Besides, there’s such an emphasis on “blazing your own trail” and “re-inventing the wheel” and “coming up with your specially voiced plan” and I have every belief that we’re all doing that… but sometimes it’s just nice to not have to run every goddamn thing.
Sometimes it’s nice to chill out in a basic way and relax!

So tonight, there is a decidedly uncomplicated project waiting for you at CraftNight.

Have a cocktail, experience the air conditioning, empty your mind of the day’s kerfuffles, chill out with a chilled beverage, and color inside the lines.  

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

Coming UP in Your Hot Hot City

July Heat Superfun: 

AKBAR this Friday >>>> Jeff Rasul Presents: *****BUMP***** 10PM-2AM $5 Cover
A monthly dance party at AKBAR every second Friday of the month.
DJ Steve Cunningham • Spinning 90’s House and Dance • Hot Go-Go Studs

PARTY at the AUTRY (Start of the Summer series!) 
Autry Museum’s popular summer dance series, Thursday evenings July 7–August 18. All ages welcome, reservations recommended
6:00 p.m. Tacos and drinks available for purchase
6:00–8:00 p.m. Galleries and Autry Store open
6:30 p.m. Music begins
7:30 p.m. Complimentary dance lesson led by Enio Cordoba

AKBAR MONDAY, JULY 18th >>> IAN MACKINNON & TRAVIS WOOD present • PLANET QUEER: 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Doors: 7:30 PM• Show: 8 PM • $5 all night
Planet Queer is making its 4th orbit around the Sun! Come celebrate 4 years of Queer performance, art, music, dance and more!

SORORITY: The MONEY Edition 

The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre • Jul 21 at 10 PM to 2 AM • literary salon slash party vibes
wine, beer, coffee drinks and kombucha
>>>> Readings and scenes from PROVVIDENZA CATALANO, AMANDA-FAYE JIMENEZ, KAIT SCHUSTER, INEZ PARRA, MALICE, PACO, RICH YAP, MEGAN AUSTER-ROSEN, ARIEL SHEPHERD-OPPENHEIM, SUJEY LEE COLON + MIA MALDONADO, and ASHLEY GRAHAM from san francisco!
GET TICKETS NOW!

MONDAY • JULY 26th • AKBAR • Bet Yer Bottom BINGOOOOO!!!!
Theme: MuuMuus and Caftans!

Our balls are getting steamy and tropical this month, and we will have glorious prizes for you!
Patron Cintronge, George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, Tijuana Sweet Heat 100% Agave Nectar Tequila, Jim Beam Bonded Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey!!! 50 cents a card, come support the arts and GAMBLE!


 

Posted by on July 6, 2016 in Coloring Craft

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