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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!

 

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TONIGHT! Star Foam Door Hanger! September 7th, 2016

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TONIGHT! September 7th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Star-shape door hanger!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Live in your world. Play in ours!

We give away TONS of free information to social media sites, public spaces, and other places that have cookies, cameras, satellites, bugs, biometrics and god knows what else. NOT TONIGHT!!!! Keep people out or keep yourself in with a Star-shaped door hanger made by YOU at CraftNight!

CraftNight supports your right to have secret meetings, political thoughts, artistic ideas, experimental labs, subversive dance studios, wild sex dungeons, basically: exploring on your own time in your own space to be anything you want however you want to do it without anyone intruding on that process!

We have the doorknob hangers, they are foamy, friendly and fantastic. We will also have all the things for you to glue to it, so very many things! Lots of it is shiny, all of it is colorful.

Hang up your doorknob sign. Retreat into a space of your own and just be a person. You should support your fellow person’s wish to also not be monitored by you, and everyone else in the world. You can write “Come on in” or “Get the hell outta here and don’t bother me!”
It’s a step in the right direction, it costs 1/500th of the price of the new iPhone 7 and works a zillion times better.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


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BEACHES IS BACK! STARTING TOMORROW SEPT 8TH!!! 

LA Weekly chose us as a PICK OF THE WEEK!

It was 1988. The LA Dodgers were the World Series Champions, Rob and Fab of Milli Vanilli were exposed as lip syncing meatheads, and Presidential Candidate, George Bush kept repeating “Read my lips: No new taxes!”

And then Barbara Hershey and Bette Midler made a movie about friendship, feelings and farewells that made us all laugh, cry and drink!

ALLSTAR CAST: Linda Pinda, Nancy Kissam, Mike Rainey, Matt Stevens, & Josh Fielstra on keyboard!

Directed by Julianna (JP) Parr <<<< That’s ME, your Craft Captain, OMG!

CAVERN CLUB THEATER at Casita del Campo!

Learn more and get tickets NOW! 

 


COMING TO YOU  IN FALL: CRAFTNIGHT LAB SEPTEMBER 21st ***LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!*** 
An early evening craft experience with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, high-end supplies and step-by-step guidance by JP to make a beautiful fall owl centerpiece with felt flowers!  

 

Posted by on September 7, 2016 in Assembly Craft, EZ Craft

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TONIGHT! Scratchy Fancy! • August 24th, 2016

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TONIGHT! August 24th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Scratchy Fancy 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Sip the Good Times 

Carve your own path with scratchboards this week!
The world is NOT unchanging, fixed, rigid and unvarying, and neither are you. We’re doing scratch-n-reveal boards this week so that we can address “surface problems” and get to what’s really important.

These scratchboards come with a scratching tool, and a motif for you to follow along with, but disregarding the instructions is also lots of fun. One merely scrapes away the top layer of the board to reveal fun colors underneath! It’s a super easy craft, practically no assemblage required.

We shall literally scrape/scratch away the top layer doing this craft, but here what you can scratch/scrape away in a metaphorical sense:

  • Negative feelings you’re having about that bag of flavored chips you ate
  • Barky political pundits having tantrums on channel whatever
  • Anyone trying to get you to talk to them while you are sitting on the toilet
  • Argument about mayo vs. miracle whip on social media
  • Fears about infinity, clowns, tornadoes, public speaking, or sharks in the bathtub

People are always saying to “stop scratching” or “quick picking at it” but as you can see, this is not one of those nights. Scratch your scratch board, scratch at this stuff, discard or examine what you find, excavate and explore! Because face value is useful, but sometimes… you just gotta delve.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


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CraftNight is your friendly, weekly, arty opportunity to get to know yourselves and others through casual creative pursuit. But were you aware that CraftNight works under the umbrella of an arts non-profit called SparkleBlob? Underneath that umbrella are other happenings throughout the year, and our next endeavor approaches for the fall season, it’s called Gothtober.

The Gothtober Countdown Calendar is a curated time-release flash-based online museum of 31 works of art by 31 different contributors. The official run of the show is from October 1st to the 31st, a new piece being revealed with each day of the month.The best way to see what it is though, is by visiting it!

Gothtober is looking for contributors, and applications are open until August 29th! We’re looking for recipes, comics, tiny weird short films, music, slideshows, animations, crafts, performance, and whatever else you can think up! It’s kind of like entering a film festival, but the content is multimedia.

Every age group and every level of experience is welcome to be a part of this annual collection of virtual treats, and we’re always looking for new blood. Find out more below:

Visit the Official Gothtober Calendar

Visit the Gothtober FAQ

Apply for Gothtober TODAY!

MORE THANGS 

 

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NEXT WEEK I’m Hosting BET YER BOTTOM BINGO August 29th, 2016 • 8pm to 10pm • ELECTRIC MUUMUU BOOGALOO II 
BOOZE PRIZES: George Dickel and Virginia Black whiskeys, Patron XO Cafe Incendio, and a big ol’ bottle of Ketel One Oranje!!! Delicioso!!! SIX Action-Packed GAMES of Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! We’ll be wearing fancy baggy muumuus to offset the high temperatures!

THIS SATURDAY! 
Ian MacKinnon’s Gay Wet Dreams to Save the World 
As society seems to become more violent, as oceans rise and economic disparity reaches new heights, performance activist MacKinnon follows his cock to look for gay solutions. Take a psychedelic sexual journey to discover some of the deeper meanings behind gay desire.
More Info HERE!

THIS SUNDAY! 
Gal Palace’s Rainbow Fish #12 
Ready for a relaxing Sunday evening hangout with low pressure and great vibes? Rainbowfish is back at Gal Palace!
ACTIVITIES : Games! Board games, Cards Against Humanity, Mario Kart! • Craft table: make collages, cards, & more • Beyoncé Lemonade stand outside! (there’s so much more, go read about it)
More info Here 


COMING TO YOU  IN FALL: CRAFTNIGHT LAB SEPTEMBER 21st ***LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!*** 
 
An early evening craft experience with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, high-end supplies and step-by-step guidance by JP to make a finished project!

 

 

Posted by on August 24, 2016 in EZ Craft

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