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Kan Koozies! • July 26th, 2017

This Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Kan Koozies!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Your Cocktail Runneth Over! 

CraftNight Lieutenant, Jazz, will be at the help this week, hosting a freaky, foamy night of KAN KOOZIE KRAZY!!! What the heck’s a kan koozie? It’s one o’ those cylindrical enclosures you put on your canned beverage to keep it cool while you walk around at the beach, the campfire, the backyard soirée!

Because it’s not hot yet. I mean… the temperatures we’ve seen around here are warm, yah, sure they are, but August and September are nigh, and THAT, my friend, that is some summertime madness. That’s when everyone breaks out the Raymond Chandler quote about how hot it is, when parking lot fights happen more frequently and more angrily, cats PANT. When it reaches that apex, you just wish you could peel your skin right off your bod to escape the concrete-reflecting fiery heat.

Decorate your kan koozie and impress everyone at your next social event. No one will tell you to your face that they’re jealous of the custom job you’ve done on your new piece of gear but they are extremely envious and wish they were you, believe me. They will seethe quietly and roll their eyes pretending they don’t care, but really they’ll be eating their hearts out. Because you’ll be beating the heat all handmade style, flaunting your glittery, bauble-laden, googly-eyed, beaded brazen masterpiece of an ice cold beverage.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain (be back next week!)


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

More CraftNights on the horizon, every Wednesday at Akbar 9pm: July 19th, 26th, and August 2nd!

Annnnd in case you’re reading… Gothtober is accepting applications. 

July 31st – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, Win like a WINNAHHHH!!! More details? Here they are. 

  

 

Posted by on July 25, 2017 in Freeform Craft

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Schooner Craft! • May 10th, 2017

 

TONIGHT! Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Schooner Craft!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Live in Your World, Play in Ours

Ah the joys of the high seas, the wind in your hair, the spray of the ocean hitting your face as your craft bobs up and down on the waves of adventure! This is the time to set sail for destinations unknown, to board your schooner with a bag of lemons (avoid scurvy!) and an earthenware bottle of homemade rum, sing yo ho ho and wear fun little ripped up knickers and shoes with buckles on them.

If you fancy this lifestyle, or just dream of sailing the seven seas, this is a treasure to behold! It’s a fully operational lil’ BOAT with working sail that you can play with in the bathtub, or even set in the sink, or the river, or the lake! It floats! Um… it also features a red and white striped sail, and an optional embellishment featuring a skull and cross bones with a heart-shaped eyepatch.

So cast your fate to the wind, create your ship and then use it to boldly go where you’ve never gone before, this is such an impressive little kit, you’re gonna like the way it looks, I guarantee it.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

JP LEADS A WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY! – Artists Lead & Create Change: Make a Difference with Your Art, Your Voice, & Your Preferred Medium 2:15 – 3:30pm at the WeHo Libary • It’s all part of the West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Conference check it out!

CRAFTNIGHT SPECIAL EVENT MAY 22nd at The Abbey from 5pm to 9pm: Join me at City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, The Abbey Food and Bar, as we celebrate Harvey Milk Day with an artist-led protest signmaking workshop so you can be prepared for the #ResistMarch on June 11! In TRUE CraftNight style, we’re ready to rile things up, here are the details, please RSVP because I want to have enough supplies for the night: CRAFTNIGHT/WEHO FACEBOOK EVENT

May 17th – Paint-Yer-Own Flower Pot!

May 24th – World Famous “Mystery Craft” Night! 

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

May 31st – TBA 

 

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Assembly Craft, Freeform Craft

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Protest Poster Painting Party • January 18th, 2017

This Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Protest Poster Painting Party  
FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Sponsored by Akbar! 
$4 Drink specials from Akbar: We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We Didn’t Come Out of the Closet for This Shit!!!  

CraftNight gets UPPITY!!!!
There are THREE HUGE Demonstrations in Los Angeles this week!
We invite your beautiful brave butt to Akbar to Help Make Protest Signs for the upcoming rallies for yourself and others!
Come and paint and drink while supplies last!!!!

Here is the FB Event Page, please RSVP so that we can be sure to have enough supplies on hand.

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

**** United Against Hate Inauguration March Los Angeles – Friday Jan 20 at 11 AM – 6 PM • Olympic/Figeroa [LA Live]

**** Womens March Los Angeles – Saturday, January 21 at 9 AM Pershing Square

We will have poster board, paints, brushes, example slogans, and handouts about:
1.) Why public protest is important and useful
2.) What your rights are during a peaceful public protest
3.) Information on the organizations holding demonstrations and the issues they represent
4.) Guidelines on further types of activism

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Upcoming Crafts and Events:

January 25th Craft: Winter Birdhouse Thermometer Kit!
February 1st Craft: Conversation Caterpillar Craft!
February 8th Craft: CraftNight’s Depraved Valentine Party!!!

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 17, 2017 in Freeform Craft, Messy Craft, Painting Craft

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Necklaces of Success • August 17th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday August 17rd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Necklaces of Success
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Stock up on Cocktails for the Back to School Season! 

We’ve got necklaces necklaces, that’s what we’ve got! I separated bead clusters into lil’ kits, and you can pick which one you want! The pieces are bright and plasticky and will delight your inner ferret (you know, bright shiny objects, OOOOH PRETTY!). To accompany the candy-like baubles in your personal necklace kit will be even MORE colorful kickshaw to pick from on the counter of craft smorgasbord supplies!

I do declare, should you make and wear a necklace at CraftNight, your creation will undoubtedly act as an external arbitrary force affecting human affairs! You WILL get the promotion, your ice cream WILL stay ensconced in its cone, love letters and accolades will pile up at your door! SUCCESS! Come in and make a thing!

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!

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See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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Coming Up in August 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 THURSDAY
SORORITY: MOLLY! 
Gurl, go see it! The final installment of SORORITY: SUMMER OF LOVE MUSCLES, MONEY and MOLLY. Last show till Winter!

THIS FRIDAY
Tea House Music Night with Arshia Haq of Discostan, Nora Keyes & Nausea Filmmaker, artist, and DJ Arshia Haq will play a set of North African psych, trance, and folk 45 records in the tea house. Aliens L.A with Josef Kristofoletti and Rachid Bouhamidi on view. Special Performances by Nora Keyes and Nausea: (Andrew Dalziell)

THIS SATURDAY
SAM PANCAKE; HOT SWEET & STICKY 
Sam Pancake’s (almost) one-man show featuring character monologues, storytelling and songs (featuring Sir Steven Wishnoff on the piano) performed in the intimate, air-conditioned, alcoholic-beverage allowing Cavern Club Celebrity Theatre nestled within the bowels of the historic Casita Del Campo Restaurant in Silverlake CA.

THIS SUNDAY
PIPES in the PARK 
A few of of our crafters happen to be hot, talented BAG-PIPING individuals! Some of them make up the totally amazing and wonderful PASADENA PIPES. Enjoy pipe band performances from the Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums Grade 3 band and the Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band Grades 3 and 5, as they prepare for competition at the Pleasanton Highland Gathering and Games on Labor Day weekend.

 

Posted by on August 17, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Freeform Craft, Jewelry Craft

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TONIGHT! Emboss a Metal Leaf Kit • March 9th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday March 9th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: METAL FOIL LEAF EMBOSSING KIT 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: The cocktail in front is an Akbar cocktail. 

March is National Craft Month, so we’ve been rolling out the deluxe crafts, this week is no exception. I have a metal leaf kit for you and it is SO metal. It’s structural, but not so much that you can’t put your very own individual factors into the final product. You never have to follow craft kit instructions at CraftNight because we want you to have as much as or as little guidance as you require when you sit down with us.

The kit comes with a pattern, a foil insert and tracing stick that looks like a tiny weapon. You can emboss a leaf decoration, OR you can emboss whatever the hell you want, like the face of your best friend, or your pet capybara, or a quippy message only you will understand. It comes with a rustic stick frame and some leaf gem pieces, daresay sturdy materials. This is a pretty top-notch craft I’m talkin’ about here, very swanky!

I know you get busy, and when that happens, stuff like crafting and spending time with friends is the first to go, but I tellya, that’s the stuff that makes the world go round. We have applause and praise to give your creative efforts, and cocktails to ease you into winding down the busy day. We’ve made it easy to be creative, and if you give us one hour per week, at the end of March, that’s FIVE HOURS of creative energy you’ve given yourself. Let us pamper you with googly eyes and glue, won’t you visit us tonight?

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

COMING UP:  
March 16th – Clothespin Leprechauns
MARCH 22nd – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO: Boys, Girls, Balls, and Big Bottles o’ Booze coming your way! 8pm – 10pm AKBAR
March 23rd – Easter Baskets 
March 30th – Pet Rocks! Rockin’ all Night Long!
April 6th – Monster Sand Art! Fierce!
April 13th – Finger Puppets! Fabric Fun in your FACE!

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Posted by on March 9, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Freeform Craft

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