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Unicorn Pins! • March 7th, 2018

This Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: Unicorn Pins 

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

You’re an international person of mystery and intrigue, and even those who have never met you will be drawn to you… because you’ll brandish your self-painted unicorn pin upon your attire and spellbind every soul who gazeth in your direction. True, some may sneer, but only to feign their desperate jealousy, their envy and avarice amplified by your golden, unconcerned countenance.

These flat wooden silhouettes are not the entire unicorn, but rather just the head:

We’ll hand you one, paint it with stripes, dots, anything! Embellish with gems or glitter and MORE, and then we’ll put a pin-back on it and voila, you’ve got quite the beautiful unicorn pin, Prêt-àPorter! 

Human beings have been fascinated by unicorns since forever ago, the Greeks filed them under Natural History (not mythology) because they absolutely believed unicorns were real, alive and frolicking somewhere in India. Since then, we’ve learned some things, calmed down a little and decided that well… okay FINE. Unicorns probably aren’t real… but we’re open to being proven wrong! A unicorn’s blessing is said to give you the power to succeed at any endeavor you attempt! Unicorns are signifiers of the ideals of hope and change!

When you wear unicorn fashion, you’re saying that you’re into certain things. It means you’re into whimsical notions. It also means you’re into the rare and unique and exquisite. Unicorns are capable of just about anything. Nothing says “body glitter” and “sparkly nail decals” like unicorns, fighting darkness, and bleak, oppressive regimes with experimentation, innovative ideas, and LOTS of froofy colors. Come in and get one, make it yours for March, and then let it be your totem for powering you up to clean the house, rock a new hairstyle, flirt with abandon, endless possibilities!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


AKBAR WINTER-to-SPRING CRAFT SESSIONS, ETC.   

March 14th – Shamrock Bracelets

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 2, 2018 in Multi-Variety Craft, Painting Craft

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Wintry Weather Crafts! • February 21st, 2018

TONIGHT! Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: Wintry Weather Crafts! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, ask your bartender what it is!  
*********$3 suggested donation, thank you for supporting the arts!  

What is UP with the weather?!? For those of you who are from the east coast, or up north, I know you’re laughing at us, but for those of us who have Southern California proclivities: IT’S COLD!!! This makes for a cozy CraftNight! Come and warm up with us, I was just about to pack up these snowflake crafts, and danged if I’m not going to feature them prominently because they translate this temperature flurry just perfectly!

These crafts are sort of a foam and tissue-oriented window snowflake design thinger, decorative, very appropriate for a window or window-like surface. When the sun hits it, it is quite fetching. I’ll be sure to have the heat on, hang out in our warm and welcoming atmosphere, craft your winter craft while sipping something that’ll keep you toasty.

 

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


AKBAR WINTER CRAFT SESSIONS, ETC.  

 

FEB 28th – Last Craft of February!  

March 7th – Paint-a-Unicorn Craft

March 14th – Shamrock Bracelets

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 SELF DEFENSE CLASS with Cory Klink!

 

Posted by on February 21, 2018 in Multi-Variety Craft

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Summer Smörgasbord! • TONIGHT! July 19th, 2017

TONIGHT! This Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Summer Smörgasbord
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Class in a Glass! 

The cavalcade of many craft choices continues! As you know, CraftNight is just about EVERY week, and while many of you show up to do the craft, I sometimes have leftovers. I save the crafting leftovers so that we can have these exciting summertimes of MANY choices!

As you know, usually I tote ONE project for the evening, but this entire month of July is dedicated to a variety of summertime choices that will please everyone! Take advantage of the exciting selection offered! I’m also putting out some newly acquired sparkly bits and pieces that you’re sure to take pleasure in using, I’ll see you tonight if you’re into it.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


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 19, 2017 in Multi-Variety Craft

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Summer Variety! • TONIGHT! July 12th, 2017

This Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Summer Variety!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: High Performance Delivered

Elysian Park alone has had FIVE fires since June 30th, that’s a lot of fires!

We’ve entered fire season early, the June gloom has given way to parched skies warming tiny bundles of tinder in the forests just waiting to combust into trouble. When it’s like this, I feel like hosing off my brain, as if my thoughts are akin to the dry and flammable kindling of the southland’s thirsty hillsides.

To help this sizzling seventh month along, the crafts this week continue to be selections from the vault. You must understand: 15 years of CraftNight means, effectively, 750 nights of hosting crafts every single week. There have been leftover supplies from time to time, I don’t throw them away. I save them for summertime! This meansI have a sweeping assortment of projects for you to choose from, from old classics, to wonderful weirdness!

Will you make a clothespin airplane? A princess castle? Will you decorate a doorknob hanger? Do let’s find out! Cool off that rainless brain of yours, bring it in from outside, give it something creative to do, along with some shade and a refreshing cocktail. Treat your cerebellum oblongata to a night of delicious diversion.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

It’s Cruise at the Eagle July 12th, did you know? Check it! 

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!!!

  

 

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More Grab Bag! • May 31st, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: MORE Grab Bag!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Silverlake’s Best Address   

Come to Akbar, get yourself a beverage, walk in, say hi, get your supplies, and make a craft. What craft will you make? Well, I’ve got perfect picks from the vault again, some goodies that I just have to share. I’m going to rummage around some of the classic projects I’ve got on hand and bring ’em. There’s a little something for everyone, so join us for what will be a sparkly enclave of joy ensconced in your legendary city.

The #ResistMarch is June 11th, BE PREPARED!!! I’m leading FOUR special CraftNight sign salons with The City of West Hollywood! Find out ALL the information here, the next two are June 2nd and 3rd, read below to find out more!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC. 

CraftNight at Lesbians to Watch Out For OPENING NIGHT! >>> June 2nd • 7 – 9pm • Long Hall at Plummer Park
Were you there in ’90s?
It’s a flashback to lesbian / queer activism & organizing in ’90s LA and WeHo … Avengers! Arrests! Street Resistance! Sexy Clubs! Bars & Zines! Queer Bands & Performance! >>> CraftNight hosts Protest Poster and Button Making! / Music from EZ Tiger /  Vintage Stickers plus Zines ++ / Classic footage from ACT Up Women, ‘Lesbian Avengers Eat Fire Too’ ++ / Refreshments/mocktails :: Learn More and RSVP 

CraftNight at One City One Pride Day of History • Saturday, June 3 • 11am – 5pm: Come before, during or after the Stuart Timmons LGBTQ History tour and make your own protest sign! City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 >>> More info on this and ALL Events happening during One City One Pride

June 7th, Akbar • 9pm – June Pride Craft!

CraftNight at the DYKE MARCH • FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 6PM: 
The annual Dyke March begins at 6pm with a special protest sign-making workshop, followed by a march down Santa Monica Blvd. at 8pm. Confirmed speakers include: Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Patrisse Cullors and janaya khan (#blacklivesmatter), Sue Dunlap, Lynn Harris Ballen and Judy Sisneros, and the City Council. Location: Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. http://bit.ly/DykeMarchWeHo

CraftNight Protest Poster Workshop at DYKE DAY!!! • Earnest Debs Park in East Los Angeles • Saturday, June 10 at 12 PM – 6 PM >>> The annual picnic in the park! Trees and grass and lots of room to spread out your most radical picnic spread! We will have DJ’s, light programming throughout the day, food trucks, a selfie station and more! This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY LGBTQIA event! This event is not sponsored by West Hollywood, donations to SparkleBlob are welcome!

 

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Multi-Variety Craft, Mystery Craft!

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