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TONIGHT! Snow Beings! • November 29th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 27th, 2017 at Akbar
9pm – midnight (or later) HAND TURKEYS with JP Craft Captain!
****Project: Snow BEINGS! (bobblehead photo holders) Top Hat, Carrot Nose, all of it!   

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: The Gateway to Silverlake, and Great Cocktails! 

There are so many COOL WORDS for snow, none of them in English, take a look:

Tuyết – Vietnamese
Schnee – German
Baraf – Somali
Hukarere – Maori
Nix – Latin
Elurra – Basque
Xuě – Chinese (traditional)

I mean, snow’s just snow, over here in the USA. We don’t have lots of superlatives or renditions of this beautiful cold substance but we do have a penchant for singing a song about bringing snow to LIFE. It gets sung a LOT around this time of year. Remember Frosty? I’m sure you’ve heard that little ditty blurping out of some tinny ol’ department store speakers or maybe you’ve heard it in a coffee show by now, as we’re on the cusp of the December month.

I have a bunch of miniature wooden photo holder parts-n-pieces snow beings. I’m calling them “beings” because they aren’t alive yet. The aliveness will be awakened between you and your craft when you build it, then and only then when you bring it to fruition will we know your snow being’s name!

The head of this thing goes on a spring and bobbles around, it’s CUTE! The fashion choices are somewhat lacking, however, so I’ll have extra gems and felt on hand so that you can really gussy up an ensemble, should you deem it necessary. Give it away or exercise self-gifting this solstice!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


DECEMBER IS COMING!  

DECEMBER 13th: Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire! Come to Akbar and get a hot cider with whiskey, then make a vulva ornament with the Audre Lorde Health Center, then shop for presents made by local vendors and THEN take a short walk to CRUISE at the Eagle and drink more and shop more!

It’s all part of our little two bars, one night, extravaganza! Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire FB Info 

 

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!! December 17th • Akbar • 7pm to 10pm >>> FB LINK

 

 

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TONIGHT! Self Defense/Hand Turkeys! • November 15th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at Akbar
7:45 – 8:45pm QUEER SELF DEFENSE w/Instructor, Cory Klink!
9pm – midnight (or later) HAND TURKEYS with JP Craft Captain!
****Project: HAND TURKEYS (Annual CraftNight Tradition)  

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Friends, Fun, Beverages! 

Tonight you can use your hands as weapons, and then, in the same night, use them to make TURKEYS!

Chances are, if you grew up in the continental united states or something like that… someone grabbed your kindergarten paws and taught you how to make a hand turkey. If you have never made a hand turkey, it’s really high time you made one. It is a simple creation, or it is as complicated as you decide to make it, but it’s just one of those crafts that stands the test of time. It’s a classic.

You can make a colorful turkey, a goth turkey, a pastels turkey, a hand drawn turkey, a day or night turkey, and then you can send it to a friend, or present it to relatives next week as a testament of your love and adoration for them. We won’t be doing crafts next week, due to Akbar’s annual dance party and food drive. This means if you’re hankering to craft, do it this week, and we’ll be back on November 29th with very much fun seasonal cozy crafty fun for you!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


NOVEMBER FUN!  

TONIGHT! 7:45pm – QUEER SELF DEFENSE – FB EVENT DETAILS HERE
9pm – CraftNight HAND TURKEYS!

NOVEMBER 19th: SUNDAY 7pm @Akbar • Bet Yer Bottom Bingo Facebook Event Details HERE

NOVEMBER 22nd: NO CRAFTS! Akbar’s Annual Dance Party: PIE!!! Facebook Event Details HERE

 

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Bus Craft! • May 3rd, 2017

This Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Bus Craft!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Come Alive! You’re in the Akbar Generation! 

Ah, the joys of public transportation! We made Snail photoframe kits last week in an effort to slow things down, you know, like a snail. This week we’ll step up our pace and honor the BUS.

It’s a paper bus craft, I’ll have markers on hand so you can develop your own transit company, and I’ll have plenty of sparkles and crafty bits you can use to decorate your ride.

Some of you really don’t love the bus, and yeah, the bus is not always fabulous. But that’s kind of why the bus rocks. Traveling by bus is traveling with an “open sensibility” in that you’ve just got to know that just about anything can happen. There’s no controlling farts, people grooming themselves, people talking out of their faces to themselves or others or who knows, people sometimes have their headphones or even their speakerphones turned up intolerably loud.

Undeniably, when you’re on the bus, it’s all about “us” and not about you. Because you’re carpooling, you’re contributing to cleaner emissions, it’s even safer on a bus than being in a car. You’re helping stop pollution and making the city more walkable and bikable, and you’re part of the city’s mood, the pulse of our together-lifeforce. It’s a civic-minded way to get from one place to the other. Our city isn’t getting smaller or less congested, public transportation is the future, so let’s start by appreciating our BUSES and our BUS DRIVERS!!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

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

May 17th – Paint-Yer-Own Flower Pot!

May 24th -TBA

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

May 31st – TBA

 

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Luv Snail! • April 26th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Science Sticker Symposium!  
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: The Gay Cheers!

Patience isn’t “in.”

Worldwide, pushing and shoving has always been more popular. It’s more acceptable to honk your horn, cut in line, get it to go, take the shortcut, read the summary and text rather than call. I take comfort that despite all this rushing around at maximum speed, slower speeds prevail.

In honor of process and change that cannot always be observed, we’re going to embrace the virtue of patience by making a snail picture frame craft kit. It’s outrageously easy to do this craft, its simple theme contradicts the project’s inherent potential that only you can unlock.

So much has been going on, it’s just good to turn the “busy” knob down and have us coast for a moment and move slowly… like a snail. I like to think that snails are really on the level.

When one’s mindset gears down, sincerity seeps in, and a direct approach to existence bubbles up to the surface. “Fear of Missing Out” falls away, and the general feeling of satisfaction can be glimpsed. You are breathing, grass is growing, the planet is spinning: see if you can tap into those ancient default settings we learned of when consciousness became our bag.

Everything may feel hectic, all corners and distractions in your mind, in the world and on the news, yet here you are existing on the planet, you are doing that with no effort, despite it all. 

Large and tiny problems will come and go, and you’re going to outlast those things until you don’t. So perhaps give yourself some snail time, bestow upon yourself a leisurely nugget of uniquely uncomplicated bliss.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

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

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!

 

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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!

 

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