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Mardi Gras Disguises • Feb 3rd, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Mardis Gras Masks 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: The Only Way to Fly 

We want you to be prepared for Mardi Gras, which is why we’ve got some clever disguises for you. Wear one of these DIY masks, and next day, your boss can’t accuse you of being the one in the middle of the fray, shaking your moneymaker, showing your bits and drinking with abandon. Paint and decorate it any way you wish, and then get out there, explore the world as another being, as someone or something else, unhindered by the confines of your regular identity.

Because with the disguise you wear, you are free, and no one can tell who you are, or what your job is, or what you love, or how you do your life, or what you’ve got in your wallet. There will be contrition and regret at times, but Fat Tuesday is not one of them. Fat Tuesday is for yelling “F*CK YOOOO!!!!” as loud as possible when they tell you to get off the table. Fat Tuesday is for eating ALL the donuts and being goddamn proud of it.

Mardi Gras is the largest masked party in North America, we don’t want you to miss it. Wear your mask for ritual, for celebration, for the love of art and pageantry and showing off. Wear your mask in order to overturn conventions with style.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

COMING UP:    

***February 10th CRAFTNIGHT – ANNUAL CRAFTNIGHT LOVE-IN!!!!
Ohhhhh the LOVE-IN!!! • Featuring the LOVE RAFFLE SURPRISE BASKETS • “Phantom of the Paradise” on the Akbar Jumbotron • Snacks • Limited edition magnet badge • Guaranteed Valentine from your Craft Captain • Music • Romance • Bromance • Sisters • Sinners • Love and all of its complicated meanings and feelings

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February 17th – Chinese New Year Neon Monkey Door Hangers
February 24th – Princess Ice Castles
March 4th – Adorable Finger Puppets

TUESDAY February 23rd BINGO: Tuesday 8pm to 10pm it’s Bet Yer Bottom Bingo the night of fast and loose chances in your favorite bar with knock-out prizes and big bottles of booze! Boys, Girls, Balls, and that winning feeling!

 

Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Messy Craft, Painting Craft, Wearable Craft

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Snappy Trappy DIY Note Holders • August 12th, 2015

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This Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Snappy Trappy DIY Note Holders with CraftNight Resport Counselor and Lieutenant, Vero LeBron!    
RUMOR: The S’MORE GNOME WILL BE VISITING!!! (Want a s’more?) 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Mama said there’d be days like this… 

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT IS !  

A Rip-roarin’ rustic craft project awaits you this week, one you can really sink your teeth into, one that’s pretty ingenious, thanks to Vero Lebron, who will be leading this week’s CraftNIght! She will take you through the steps to help you make the coolest note holder YET. You’ll be turning an every day object into a fabulous note holder!

Paint it, decorate it, put a magnet on the back of it, voila, your snappy trappy note holder will hold all of those annoying loose papers in the kitchen! It’s a spot for receipts, a place for wayward postcards, you can keep one on your desk to keep track of forms!

Also, the S’more Gnome will be with us this Wednesday evening, making sure your sweet tooth is well-attended and given enough marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate. Nothing says summer fun like s’mores! You can tell everyone you went camping and you never went outside. If you TRY our “archery” game and you get a bullseye, you will a FREE DRINK!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

PS- We will also have Resort badges for anyone who wants to earn them. You can get this week’s limited edition badgex-, and you can also earn the Angie Cho Badge, the campfire badge, the Kenefick Mind Pavilion badge, and who knows what else…

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HOT AUGUST NIGHTS 

CRAFTNIGHT RESORT’S UPCOMING CRAFTS:
***** August 19th – Wooden Planes! You Paint and Decorate!
***** Cork Crafts, Sewing Crafts, Assembly Crafts! Coming Up! 

***** Origami for your LIFE, simple and complicated paper projects!

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!! 
AUGUST 25th • 8pm – 10pm • AKBAR • 50 Cents a Card ••••• What are we doing? NASTY BINGO!!! The night will sparkle with prurient pervy splendor! Prizes from The Pleasure Chest and The Stockroom, as well as big bottles o’ booze will be ready for you, so don’t be shy, gather all that loose change and come gamble at the gay bar! 

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Posted by on August 11, 2015 in Messy Craft, Painting Craft

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Surrealist Games and Beverly Hills Troop • August 5th, 2015

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This Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Surrealist Games with Camp Counselor Andrew!  
Screening: Troop Beverly Hills 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Triple Soothing Action

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT IS READY FOR AUGUST!  

In the footsteps of Dali, Magritte, Miro, Man Ray, and more, we shall dive into the unconscious with some avant-garde crafts! These surrealist crafts/games require no strategy, no logical deductions and no specific skills!
This evening centers around freeing your mind from the constraints of discursive order. Camp Counselor, Andrew, will be leading this expedition into the provocation of bourgeois normalities.

For the Exquisite Corpse project, you’ll be shown how to produce drawings that lead you far far away from conscious intention.
For the Surrealist Collage project, you’ll use magazines to produce fantastic amalgamations of the delirious and grotesque!

SCREENING:
If that’s just too much for you this week, in cheeky and notable opposition to the spirit of surrealist games, we’re screening Troop Beverly Hills starring Shelly Long as a spoiled, 80s-era aristocrat who transforms herself into a warm and useful person! Look for Pia Zadora, Annette Funicello, Kareem Abdul Jabar and Cheech Marin! Look for Rodeo Drive, Spago’s and other LA Landmarks! Wax nostalgic for the display of overt, devout materialism that was the late 80s!
The CraftNight Store will have movie munchies for you to snack on as you watch this cherished camp classic next to our indoor resort campfire.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

PS- We will also have Resort badges for anyone who wants to earn them. You can get this week’s limited edition “FAT CHRIS PRATT” badge, and you can also earn the Angie Cho Badge, the campfire badge, the Kenefick Mind Pavilion badge, and who knows what else…

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS 

CRAFTNIGHT RESORT’S UPCOMING CRAFTS:
****** August 12th – Mousetrap Magnets with Camp Counselor and CraftNIght Lieutenant, Veronica LeBron!
***** August 19th – Wooden Planes! You Paint and Decorate!
***** Cork Crafts, Sewing Crafts, Assembly Crafts! Coming Up! 

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!! 
What are we doing? DIRTY BINGO!!! Special pervy prizes for the ones we love! AUGUST 25th • 8pm – 10pm • AKBAR

 

Posted by on August 4, 2015 in Assembly Craft, Collage Craft, Messy Craft, Multi-Variety Craft, Scrapping/Coloring Craft

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Mod Podge Coaster Craft • July 8th, 2015

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, July8th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Mod Podge Coaster Craft 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Now with Fresh Drink Scent! 

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT MARCHES ON! 

As ever, CraftNight continues to be a source of inspiration for high society ideals, especially since we turned into a resort for the summer season. Tonight we embrace coasters! The very first coasters, or beermats, or whatever you wanna call ’em, were made in the 1880s, and the function of coasters has not changed. Basically, they protect surfaces, like your table, from moisture. Tonight’s coasters are made from cork, which means they are pretty high-end, and are sure to impress guests when you put these on display.

Take your handy-dandy coaster, and adorn it with felt, OR use magazine scraps (we will have plenty) to Mod Podge them and make them be awesome. Mod Podge is sort of like glue, and sort of like not, it’s sticky, but when it dries, it forms a protective cover over the scraps you’ve decided to immortalize.

We have Jan Whetstone to thank for Mod Podge, a substance that we officially decided is one of the most feminist craft supplies you can use. Jan mixed up the recipe for Mod Podge in her garage in the 60s, she was an advocate for women’s rights in the business world, and developed the most widely used, versatile substance for decoupage in history. She passed away in 2013 leaving behind a legacy of wonderful craft recipes and products, and we will salute her tonight by making coasters!

Also, are we still handing out badges to commemorate your resort and can you earn them all? YES! Collect them while supplies last! Lastly, we will have very special guest and camp counselor, Alex Kenefick, presenting some camp exercises, if you complete them, you’ll get the best badge yet! Read more below if you want to know more.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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SUMMER  FUN

CRAFTNIGHT RESORT’S UPCOMING CRAFTS:
July 15th – GUEST COUNSELOR ALEX KENEFICK Presents: Camp Trust Learning and Meaningful Development: the Leadership of Positivity and Sensitivity! You are guaranteed to become a more well-adjusted and positive bar patron after these exercises. >>>> Combined with SPA Night and Movie Night: MEATBALLS (Bill Murray) This will probably get out of hand.
****** July 22nd – Glass Votive Candle Decoupage
******July 29th – Toy Marshmallow Catapults and Movie Night “The Parent Trap” (the original w/Hayley Mills)

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 8, 2015 in Collage Craft, Messy Craft

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Wooden Disguises • March 11th, 2015

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This Wednesday March 11th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Wooden Disguises for Your Exotic, Mysterious Life! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, everyone gets more lovely with each sip! 

You see someone walking down the street that you do NOT want to see. There are no trashcans or cars or walls for you to duck behind, they are walking toward you, leaning forward, searching for recognition. Quick! Rustle around in your rucksack and pull out your trusty disguise, it’s made of wood, and it looks like a robot, kitty, puppy or butterfly! Expertly you hide your face behind the themed facade, and the opposite party shrugs and walks on by thinking “Huh, to think it could’ve been…”

You will fool anybody and everybody with this wooden disguise mask. Reconnaissance has never been this easy! Fool someone into thinking you aren’t in the room, go incognito to avoid press detection, go undercover in your city to fight for justice!

In other news, it’s NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH so we’re kicking up our heels and feeling rather snazzy, having been at the Craft Table for going on 13 years now, how about that? There will be small but mighty surprises for March’s CraftNight crafters, mark my words.

Other March highlights are: Irish-American Heritage Month, Quinoa Month, National Frozen Food Month and “Mad for Plaid” Month.

Coming Up
• March 24th >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! 8pm – 10pm [Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze, Prizes!]
* April 26th >>> Your Craft Captain is getting married, come to the reception at AKBAR!!! Bring your friends and celebrate Lesbian LOVE! There will be karaoke from 8 to 10, dancing, drink specials, lesbian antics, entertainment and legally wedded bliss. 8:30pm until 1:45am Woooo!!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on March 10, 2015 in Messy Craft, Painting Craft

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