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RETURN of the Unicorn Pins • April 4th, 2018

This Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project:  Unicorn Pins Yayyyyyy!!!! (Paint yer own!)   

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

When we last saw our wooden lasercut unicorn profiles, they were in a box… somewhere. And then I went out of town, and my poor CraftNight Lieutenants couldn’t find them anywhere, and so the unicorns did not star as the craft for that evening. It was a bit of a SNAFU: Situation Normal: Awol Forgotten Unicorns. You know, like they say in the military.

However, I FOUND THEM! I found the UNICORNS! And they’re FUN, and you can wear one after you paint it and glue gems to it and it will just be the everlovin’ BEST. I mean, this creature has been captivating us since 5th century BCE. Marco Polo thought rhinoceroses were the ugliest unicorns he’d ever seen and was super disappointed. Here’s a direct quote from when he was rooting around in Sumatra (formerly Basma):

“The head resembles that of a wild boar, and they carry it ever bent towards the ground. They delight much to abide in mire and mud. ‘Tis a passing ugly beast to look upon, and is not in the least like that which our stories tell of as being caught in the lap of a virgin; in fact, ’tis altogether different from what we fancied.”

Still, people were drawn to the power and mystique of the majestic unicorn. As late as 1741 you could purchase powdered unicorn horn in jars in London pharmacies. Obviously, we don’t have anything as resplendent as that, but well… they are wooden shapes for painting, and the resplendence is up to you.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


SPRING CRAFT SESSIONS and MORE for APRIL! 

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! 

 

Posted by on April 3, 2018 in Jewelry Craft, Painting Craft

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TONIGHT: Shamrock Bracelet! • March 14th, 2018

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: Shamrock Bracelets! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, not necessarily nutritious, but SO delicious!    
*********$3 suggested donation, thank you for supporting the arts!  

Heyyyy…

Last week I was out of town on holiday, and I FORGOT to set up the craft adequately before I left town. This means that last week, unicorns were not served up for last week as planned, my sincere apologies to my wife, Akbar and SparkleBlob staff, totally my snafu, ugh!

This means we’ll be making unicorn pins in the near future, so if you missed it, you’ll get another chance! But for NOW, we’ve got St. Patrick’s Day on the very near horizon, and we can’t have you without the proper celebratory baubles now, can we? Bring on the plastic precious gems!!!

We’ve got for you a shiny, sassy, beautiful and LUCKY bracelet featuring shamrocks! I’ll also have some other bead choices of other colors and shapes on hand for you to use, in case you want to incorporate some of the other colors of the rainbow besides green.

This weekend, it’ll be SparkleBlob’s seventh adventure handing out Super Sloppy Chili Cheese Dogs to runners of the Los Angeles Marathon!!! If you’ve got what it takes to wake up and do this around 6am on the corner of Temple and Edgeware (mile 5) contact me!

Later that same day I’ll be hosting Bet Yer Bottom Bingo, with big booze prizes, drink tickets and MORE! See info below!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

PS – If you like this Stephen Hawking (Rest in Peace, Good Sir) LEGO photo at the top of this bulletin,  it’s totally a LEGO SET YOU CAN BUILD… but it’s out of stock indefinitely… but how cool is this?


AKBAR WINTER-to-SPRING CRAFT SESSIONS, ETC.   

SUNDAY MARCH 18th at 7:30pm – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo DAYLIGHT SAVINGS EDITION!!!

March 21st – Flowerpot Craft! (Celebrating the Vernal Equinox!)

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

 

Posted by on March 14, 2018 in Jewelry Craft

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Autumn Necklace Craft • Sept 27th, 2017

This Wednesday, September 27th at Akbar: 
9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: Autumn Leaf Necklace

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Highwalkin’, fastlivin’, evergivin’, coolfizzin’ Akbar!
OPENING THIS FRIDAY: Pat & Charlie’s Solid Gold Lamé Cabaret (read more below)

Farewell summer, it went by in a flash! And now it’s time to flash some Autumn beauty this Wednesday by taking some time to gift yourself something special: a necklace made by you!  A cheerful happy-faced leaf is the centerpiece of this head-turning strand of shiny plastic beads: your red-carpet-ready choice for pumpkin season. It makes a statement wherever you go, a brilliant addition to any ensemble.

Because is it winter? NO!
Is it spring? NO!
Is it summer? HELL NO!
It’s FALL, dammit, let it be known! Inspire and delight your friends, visit the apple farm, gather round the bonfire, complain about the government together, take a knee, fight for healthcare! Do it while sporting your spectacularly crafted cardboard leaf pendant and fetching shiny yellow satin cord, you might just catch the attention of  someone kinda special.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, EVENTS and MOARRRR!!! 

 

Opening THIS 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. 

Oct 4th • 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

Oct 4th • 9pm – midnight or later • CRAFTNIGHT • Attack of the Halloween Plush Pillow! – That’s right, 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!

Oct 11th – Haunted Lasercut skull shape painting project!

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!

Oct 22nd – Sunday 7pm Bet Yer Bottom Bingo HALLOWEEN STYLE!!!

Oct 25th – CraftNight’s Annual PUMPKIN CARVING Festival! Reserve a Pumpkin or BYOP!!!

 

Posted by on September 26, 2017 in Jewelry Craft, Wearable Craft

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Disaster Preparedness: 8pm • Apple Necklaces: 9pm • Sept 13th, 2017

~~~~RED CROSS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CLASS 8pm (before CraftNight) Click here for More INFO and RSVP!
This Wednesday, September 13th at Akbar from 9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: Alluring Apple Bracelets! 

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Be Part of Something Fabulous,  your local Gay Bar! 

It’s HERE it’s HERE! Selena Vazquez from the Red Cross is coming to do a one hour presentation on disaster preparedness at 8pm before CraftNight! It’s FREE to the public, and afterward, it’s CraftNight! There will be handouts, and information about stuff like earthquakes, flooding, and more! Please RSVP if you’ll be there! Click Here! 

Now then: We’re making apple bracelets, because it’s apple season. It’s almost Autumn, no it is NOT Autumn yet. But we’re right there on the edge, just teetering, just tottering on the edge of summer’s end, with the arrival of the Fall equinox palpably close to it’s pumpkin-flavored start date! We can hardly wait, but as we wait… we’re making apple bracelets with cool metal apple charms and fun translucent plastic beads. Featuring red, green and gold apples, this is quite the pre-fall fashion accessory!

This project is quite dainty and pretty. No one’s going to think you’re doing football tryouts if you wear this little ditty on your wrist. You might even have to over explain yourself, or wave your arms wildly to make a point, because apple bracelets aren’t particularly known for being part of one’s “power play” wardrobe. I think this is a terrible mistake, because apples are badass, hearty fruits, and make a fine totem for one navigating the rat race’s many pitfalls. Apples are an American icon, they go in pies, they fit in a lunch sack perfectly, they make great cider, and more! 

The average apple tree lives 100 years! And apples are really good for your brain’s mental alertness because they’re packed with boron, which aides in mental clarity and bone health. All in all, apples promote longevity and strength, so if someone doesn’t vibe with your apple bracelet, don’t let ’em phase you, they don’t understand the power of the illustrious, robust pomme de terre.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

 

September 20th • 8-10pm • Dr. Sketchy’s LA is BACK with “Turkish Delights” *** Live Model Figure Drawing & Cocktails*** Featuring:
Caramel Knowledge and Jenn Aguilar ***** TICKETS: http://drsketchyla.bpt.me/ **** $12 advance, $15 at the door ••• 
Facebook Public Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/104409423631161

ALSO SEPT 20th CRAFT 9pmFirst Day of Fall! We’re making Autumn Suncatchers!!! 

SEPT 24th SUNDAY!!! – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO on a SUNDAY?!? Yes! Special Limited Edition Weekend Event! 

SEPT 27th CRAFT – Fall Leaf Necklace! 

OCTOBER 2017 – Halloween Crafts BEGIN!!! 

 

Posted by on September 12, 2017 in Jewelry Craft

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Wooden Amulet Necklace! • August 2nd, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Wooden Amulet Necklace!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Treat Yourself! You Deserve It! 

I’m back in town, and ready to make wooden amulet necklaces with you! It’s time to take beads in hand, and paint too, and make/preserve for yourself a totem for the good ol’ summertime. Because now we are August, which means 31 days of hot living, which means you’ve got to look as hot as possible.

We have so much planned, we even have some really exciting extracurricular activities set for you, including helping out with some a community project with the LA Rocks (as in actual, sedimentary, made from the earth’s crust, rocks) and FIGURE DRAWING with Dr. Sketchy!!!

For now, however, we’ll set you up with a wooden shape and the hand drill, and you’ll paint/adorn the center of your necklace, and then fashion its strings with beads, baubles and what-nots from the collection I’ve prepared for you! It’s soooo much funnnn ahhhhh maaaaaa gahhhhhh you will like it. AND I’ll have the air conditioning on, you can be nice and cool, with a cocktail, and your friends, and the night’s gonna be perfect. Did you see the moon? Go look at the moon, then come see us.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

August 9th – BIG ROCK PAINTING PARTY with The Los Angeles Rocks! Paint fun art on rocks and hide around the city to brighten someone’s day! Include inspirational and encouraging messages. Check out their FB Page to learn about inspiring rocks! 

August 16th – Clothespin Note Holders!

August 23rd – 8pm Early Start time FIGURE DRAWING with with DR. SKETCHY!!! Back to the Future Themed! CraftNight will start at 9pm, and the craft is paint-a-statue! 

August 28th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!!! 8pm to 10pm • Six games of boys, girls, balls, debauchery and PRIZES!!!!

August 30th – National Parks Craft! It’s time for Craftivism, we’re focusing on the national parks, because we need to protect our wildlands for now and future generations! Details coming sooooon!

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

  

 

Posted by on August 2, 2017 in Jewelry Craft, Painting Craft

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