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Summer Suncatchers! • June 27th, 2018

ThisWednesday, June 27th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Summer Sun Catchers! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, taking you to the next level!        
*********$3 suggested donation, please!
>>>>>> SPECIAL OFFSITE CRAFTIVISM July 4th w/Planet Q see below bulletin to RSVP! 

How’s your soul’s place in the fabric of things? Well, we’ve got sun catchers at CraftNight because it’s officially SUMMER and while things are gonna get hot, crafts are going to be cool as always. These lil’ clear plastic keepsakes are of various themes, and you fill them in with suncatcher paint, wait for them to dry, and then you hang them up in front of a window and it’s just lovely.

It’s that time of year when Los Angeles comes ALIVE. It’s time for pool parties, cookouts, tank tops, flip flops, stargazing, tan lines, hammocks, and all the summer lovin’ you can handle. Step into that summer light and shine. Allow light and warmth to find you, let’s get into expansion, sunshine, life with fervor. Because you’re wild and free, forget about someday, that shit’s just air and moonbeams, you’ve got now, let’s have some goddamn fun.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

JULY 4th >>> WEDNESDAY >>> 12 to 5 *** Haircuts, hot dogs and HELP! CraftNight will supply information on what you can do about helping families being detained at the border. Postcards for you to mail to reps, and ways to donate and help.

Border Angels is an all volunteer, non profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border.

FB EVENT HERE

UPCOMING IN JULY:

CraftNight EVERY Wednesday 9pm Akbar >>>> July 4th (Civil Rights Stickers Illustrated by your Craft Captain), MORE CRAFTS coming up July 11th, 18th, 25th!

Bet Yer Bottom BINGO JULY 15th at Akbar at 7:30PM it’s SUMMER LOVIN’ BINGOOOOOO!!! Take a chance on gambling, we’re the ones you wanna see!

 

Posted by on June 26, 2018 in Painting Craft

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Send in the Clowns • June 20th, 2018

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Send in the CLOWNS

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, the Silverlake Treat!        
*********$3 suggested donation, please!
>>>>>> SPECIAL OFFSITE CRAFTIVISM w/Planet Q see below bulletin to RSVP! 

CLOWNS!

Clowns! They remind you to play!

Clowns! They are the jesters of our times!

Clowns! They hide in gutters and EAT you when you decide to say hello to them!

How do you feel about clowns? I have lots of clown FACES. It’s just the faces, aren’t you delighted and excited? Some of them are goofy looking clown faces, others are more romantic-looking, more harlequin or mardi gras style. They’re made of plaster, you get to pick one from the variety and paint one for your very own.

Clowns are complex, they’ve always been unpredictable. They wear makeup so you can’t tell what their expression is, they do silly things or slapstick things… sometimes they’re drunk or chase people with knives! Woo!

Anyway, come in and paint a plaster clown face, it ain’t gonna killya… or will it? Eeeeeek!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

JULY 4th >>> WEDNESDAY >>> 12 to 5 *** Haircuts, hot dogs and HELP! CraftNight will supply information on what you can do about helping families being detained at the border. Postcards for you to mail to reps, and ways to donate and help.

There are still over 4,000 children who won’t be reunited with their parents even after Trump’s new executive order. People coming across the border that are being criminalized, incarcerated, and traumatized are fleeing death and violence in their own countries. Trump’s new executive order won’t stop people from seeking asylum.

Border Angels is an all volunteer, non profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border.

FB EVENT HERE

 

Posted by on June 20, 2018 in Painting Craft

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Tonight! PAINTY PAINT! • June 13th, 2018

TONIGHT: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Pride Paper Craft!

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, it’s heating up, cool down with a beverage!       
*********$3 suggested donation, please! 

The colors of the rainbow will be on FULL DISPLAY tonight, ready for you to paint a project of your choosing. It’s GAY PRIDE MONTH so we’re embracing HUES. I’m talkin’ about the colors you see in the world, the colors you see in yourself, the colors of your friends, lovers, families. Come in and get a brush and touch color, bring color to life in the spirit of the rainbow of the things you hold dear from the past, the present, the future.

Because there’s something to be said for appreciating and eyeing color, but it’s another to make color, to use it. When you interact with a spectrum of your own creating, access to knowing attaches you to the world. Touching colors brings heart to seeing, because you’re part of it, you really really are! You can paint in solid colors, or add patterns, or paint a specific scene, object, or message. Perhaps you’ll give someone the keepsake you’ve made, or you’ll keep it for yourself.

As you paint, and if you can, see if you can free what’s been asleep at your core. Maybe it’s just annoyance at traffic, maybe it’s the scone you didn’t eat because you’re trying not to eat too many scones, perhaps it’s words you wanted to say but kept to yourself, all of these things are profound and worth exploration. We have big things and small things, we’re people… there are a lot of us, and it’s complicated.

If you have developed a callus over some part of your thinking, see if you can squeak some of those squashed or hidden emotions to the surface… with paint. It doesn’t have to be a big ol’ thang, it can be imperfect and silly or even kinda bratty. Whatever it is, challenge yourself to make it be real, an unfolding of your heart into the life you’re living.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

Posted by on June 13, 2018 in Painting Craft, Uncategorized

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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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Paint-a-Flower Pot!!! • March 21st, 2018

This Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: Paint-a-Flower Pot!!! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, just for YOU!     
*********$3 suggested donation, thank you for supporting the arts!  

It’s SPRING!!! The Vernal Equinox is HERE and we’ve got raindrop showers on the way, let’s get ready with some FLOWERS! I’ve got some sweet terra cotta pots for you to paint, put gems on ’em, decorate woooo! You can decide if you want to put a starter plant in your newly decorated container or begin from seed. It’s the time of year where you should smell like dirt… even just a little bit.

So yah, Persephone, the daughter of Demeter and Zeus is BACK! Dusting off all that charcoal sediment from hangin’ with smoldering hubby down in Hades, she’s here with flower power, and we’re just so glad to see her! She’ll return to being Queen of the Underworld later. Right now, she’s all about the blooms. The earth sings with new growth, the air swirls with pollen, Orion guards the night skies. The many daring birds, all the dutiful bees, every bug you know is ready to party.

Spring forever appears
the soothing music part
of lyrics unspoken.
It thaws the frozen fears,
mends the wounded heart
that Winter has broken.
~Aarno Davidson

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


SPRING CRAFT SESSIONS 

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 20, 2018 in Painting Craft

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