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Plush Birds and Self Defense! • March 28th, 2018

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
8pm – Queer Self Defense with Cory Klink! (see details below)
****9pm CraftNight BEGINS! Project: Plush Spring Bird Lacing Craft! *** SPECIAL EASTER CHICKS WITH WIGS GIVEAWAY While Supplies LAST!!! ***   

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, quite the value!      
*********$3 suggested donation, we’re a scrappy non-profit alive because of you! xoxo 

It’s a SPECIAL 8pm CLASS with Cory Klink, read all about it below for FULL DETAILS!

We then go back to our regular programming with the cutest felt bird lacing craft that you ever did see.

It’s got tipped yarn laces, polyester fiberfill stuffing and self-adhesive felt shapes AND of course I’m putting out the extra felt so you can give it a fancy hat, a long beard, a fur coat, 16th century dungarees, whatever you want!

There will also be sparkles, googly eyes, puffballs, all the classic crafty smorgasbord items. So get in here and enjoy the cocktails, the camaraderie, the creativity and a lil’ sanity in this big ol’ city of Dodgertown!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


SPRING CRAFT SESSIONS 

DETAILS ABOUT CORY’S CLASS TONIGHT! – Read below, yay!

TONIGHT March 28th – Spring Bird Lacing Craft and AKBAR DOJO! SELF DEFENSE CLASS with Cory Klink! RSVP here on the FB Event! 
Bold Alchemy Queer Self Defense brings you the Protect Your Neck class!!! This 1 hour Self Defense class with Cory Klink will teach you how to use every day objects to defend yourself! Bring your favorite high heels, that crazy sharp crystal on your altar, or a good old fashioned baseball bat and learn to use what you have with you if being attached! We will also cover basic kicks, punches, stances and meditation. Students are encouraged to wear what they feel expresses themselves best and feels comfortable to move in. Bold Alchemy is a trauma focused self defense program that aims to empower, arm and heal queer, trans and poc humans. For more information about Bold Alchemy visit boldalchemy.com or email questions, comments or feedback to boldalchemy.coryklink@gmail.com


EVERYTHING’S COMING UP CRAFTNIGHTS 9pm Akbar, APRIL: 

4th – The Return of the Unicorn Pins!!! 

11th – Spring Animal Magnets! 

15th – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO 7:30pm in the front Bar, win BIG BOTTLES O’ BOOZE and other fabulous prizes with boys, girls, balls and a whole lotta laffs!!! 50 Cents a Card! 

18th – Terra Cotta Clay Playtime! 

25th – Puffball Creatures! 

 

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Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire!!! • Dec 13th, 2017

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at Akbar SPECIAL 8pm START TIME!!! 
****8pm – 12pm >>>Crafte Faire Opens with Local Vendors!   

*****9pm The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere Serenades us!
******9pm (ish) Make a Felt Vulva Ornament with the Audre Lorde Womens Health Center!  

Who doesn’t love celebrating holiday traditions with vulvas, hot drinks, and ukuleles? We’ve got all that AND MORE for the LAST CraftNight of 2017 at Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire!

We’ll have pins, magical spell jars, quilts, buttons, holiday fascinators, skincare products, stained glass jewelry, ceramic art pieces, pottery, clothing, skivvies, pasties, Sno-Globs, and scads of other fabulous gift items for you to purchase! We’ve got music, fanfare, holiday drinks, including a very special HOT DRINK SPECIAL (which we almost never do!), and it’s just going to be a warm and festive and fun night in the bar. More info on vendors etc. on the FB Event! 

The treasure we have at the end of the year, and all the years to come, is each other. While the external whirling and twirling forces of the planet bring us all of the many things they bring (both easy and difficult) may we always be aware of how we can help, soothe, delight, and bring cheer to one another. The wintering sky beckons you toward an enclave of cozy community, a smattering of loving pickled souls on twinkling Sunset Boulevard. Get your butt in here and have a hot cider already because wherever you go, there you are. Give yourself the gift of a hug from us!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


DECEMBER ANTICS!  

SAME NIGHT>>> Take a short walk down to The CRUISE Holiday Bazaar at the Eagle to drink more and shop more! They’ve got Jen DM spinning, there will be boot-blacking, vendors selling leather goods, locally made pins, and other sexy stuff, it’s DRANX & SPANX! More info here on the FB Event Page! 


December 17th • Akbar • 7pm to 10pm • BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!!It’s boys, girls, ballz, holidaze crazy daze one wild night at your favorite watering hole for the worst jokes and the BEST PRIZES!!!  >>> FB LINK


Our Friends, Rogue Artist Ensemble, is having a Fundraising Telethon! It’s a show and a party and a fundraiser for their next season! “The tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this year! Rogue Artist Ensemble’s 4th annual holiday extravaganza fundraiser takes the retro holiday variety show to the next puppet level! Featuring naughty and nice puppets, never-before-seen cabaret performances, original songs, kooky characters, open phone lines answered by hungry puppets, the Rogue Holiday Boutique to find that perfect gift and a slew of odd-ball activities for your hands-on amusement, the Winter Fete & Telethon immerses you in the frosty, whiskey-soaked madness of the holiday spirit.” 
Presale tickets $20 • Tickets at the door $25 • VIP $50 – Buy Tix Here 
FB Event Page HERE

 

Posted by on December 12, 2017 in Fabric Craft, SPECIAL EVENT!

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Queer Self Defense then Halloween Pillows! • October 4th, 2017

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, October 4th at Akbar: 

#1 >>>SPECIAL EVENT 7:45pm – 8:45pm • CraftNight brings you QUEER FISTS OF FURY • Self Defense Class with Instructor, Cory Klink! Work on your balance, self discipline, and confidence while learning to protect yourself! Find out more and RSVP Here

#2 >>> 9pm – midnight or later • CRAFTNIGHT • Attack of the Halloween Plush Pillow! – Halloween crafts BEGIN!!! Make, a terrifying personal pillow in the shape of a ghost, pumpkin or bat! It comes with a super easy sewing kit, stuffing, and felt pieces for gluing!

It’s October and you know what that means. It means there are 5000 things to do in your city, and we’ve got quite a few of them lined up, so I’m just gonna list ’em! Things have been rough, we got a harsh startup this week, from Puerto Rico, to Las Vegas, to Tom Petty: but CraftNight will not let the turkeys get it down. CraftNight has a very special guest tonight to put some vim and vigor into your (possibly deflated) spirit. We have Queer Fists of Fury: Self Defense Class with Cory Klink!

Last month we focused on disaster preparedness with the Red Cross, and this month we’re focusing on Kicking some ass. We’re thinkers, we’re doers, we’re fighters. We fight the dumbness, and while it seems like there’s an incomprehensible avalanche of dumbness right now… we’re together, and we are persistent.The seeds we plant may grow into trees we never see, but we MUST KEEP PLANTING THEM.

What did the headless horseman do when he lost his head? He picked up a sword, got on a horse and got busy terrifying the residents of Tarry Town and Sleepy Hollow!!! He didn’t care if his head was in a bag somewhere by the side of the road, he carved a pumpkin, lit it on fire and threw it at Ichabod Crane. Say what you will about the headless horseman, but he knew how to get stuff done.

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

 


MORE THINGS!!! 

#3 >>> TWO SHOWS LEFT: FRIDAY 9pm: Pat & Charlie: Solid Gold Lamé Cabaret directed by JP Craft Captain you can get tix and more information about this high impact adventure here. 

#4 >>> GOTHTOBER 2017 Visit www.gothtober.com and see 31 works by 31 different contributors, each day a new one revealed! Works by Akbar bartenders, Kimberly Kim, and Jennifer’s pup “The Stig” on the horizon! It’s all online, you don’t have to go anywhere or do anything, watch from your phone, your tablet, your desktop!

#5 >>>Oct 18th 9pm to 11pm – Dr. Sketchy returns with a really fun and CREEPY Life Drawing Assignment: Stephen King’s IT! Get tix and RSVP HERE. CraftNight also begins at 9pm with somethin’ halloweenie!

#6 >>> Oct 22nd – Sunday 7pm Bet Yer Bottom Bingo HALLOWEEN STYLE!!! A rotten, putrid, haunted evening of depraved behavior and boozy rewards! FB Event HERE!

 

UPCOMING CRAFTS:

 Oct 11th – Haunted Lasercut skull shape painting project! Oct 25th – CraftNight’s Annual PUMPKIN CARVING Festival! Reserve a Pumpkin or BYOP!!!

 

Posted by on October 4, 2017 in Fabric Craft, Uncategorized

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TONIGHT! Yarn Puff Creatures with Lori! • Sept. 2nd, 2015

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, Sept 2nd, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Yarn Puff Creatures with Camp Counselor, Lori Meeker! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Save money. Live better. 

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT IS BACK TO SCHOOL! 

Learn to make yarn pom-poms from SCRATCH! And then make those pom-poms into creatures, monsters, a party string of poofs! Used to be if you wanted a pom-pom, you’d have to make it yourself. The process of making a yarn pom-pom may seem daunting, but not with visiting artist and camp counselor, Lori Meeker! She’ll show you how to make fun and colorful poofs!

CraftNight will supply you with the yarn, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, gems, and other bits to make your poof into whatever you want!

We’ll have music, drinks, treats, all the stuff you need for a relaxing evening of artsy-fartsy fulfillment. The world needs art more than you know, so get in here, turn off the phone, ignore your nighttime chores and give your brain some playtime.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on September 2, 2015 in Assembly Craft, Fabric Craft

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Beer Bottle Yarn Craft and Movie Night • July 1st, 2015

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This Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Beer Bottle Yarn Craft 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: The best part of waking up is Akbar in your cup! 

 

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT CONTINUES!  
Yes, your favorite hideaway haven at your favorite dark and dreamy neighborhood bar has gone and turned itself into a resort. What does that mean? It means that we’ll be faithfully carrying on with the weekly craft, but we’re also going to throw in some extra summery and leisurely and camp-like elements into our usual programming.

This week’s craft is a classic, where you take a beer bottle, wrap it with yarn, decorate it with all manner of geegaws, put a candle in it and voila, instant resort ambiance!

We also have badges for summertime, collect them all! You see, it’s like campfire girls, or webelos, or girl scouts, or the Navy, or the Vatican or other organizations that are supposed to shape you into a model citizen using cult-like materials symbolizing achievement, rank or status. We’re not trying to turn anyone into a model citizen, if anything, kind of the opposite. But who doesn’t enjoy a good premium? This week’s badge will be just as coveted as the last, so be sure to get one!

We’re going to watch”Wet Hot American Summer” while you wrap beer bottles with yarn.
We will press “play” on the DVD close to 10pm, and we’ll play it as many times as we want until the bar closes, probably about twice. And we’ll have popcorn. And if you want to play “archery” to get badge #1 from last week, it will be available to you!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

SUMMER  FUN

THREE WEEKS LEFT TO SPONSOR BILL COLE!!! Bill is often manning the front door on weekends when people are jumpin’ and the music’s bumpin. Bill has beautiful eyes, they are very blue and will stare deep into your soul. He’s doing the AIDS Walk San Francisco. Please send some cash toward his campaign!

CRAFTNIGHT RESORT’S UPCOMING CRAFTS:
July 8th – Mod Podge Coaster Craft
July 15th – SPA Night and Movie Night: MEATBALLS (Bill Murray)
July 22nd – Glass Votive Candle Decoupage

JULY 28th Akbar’s BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!! Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! Keep your eyes on the prize, it’s 50 cents a game! Come try your luck, big daddy!

 

 

Posted by on July 1, 2015 in Assembly Craft, Fabric Craft

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