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First Craft of the Year!!! • January 10th, 2018

JANUARY 10th, 2018 DOORS OPEN EARLY 7pm!!!! 
****8pm Special Workshop by Linda Santiman and Lauren Costine  

*****9pm Sign-making and cocktail-drinking continues!!! 
******$3 donation for supplies, purty pleeze!  
>>>>RSVP HERE! (Help us figure out how many supplies to bring!)<<<<<<

New Year and bet your bippy that we’re comin’ in HOT!!! It’s a Protest Poster Painting Party for the upcoming Los Angeles Womens March! Come on in without a THING and we’ll give you all the supplies to make yourself seen and heard when you go downtown to holler!

Our sign painting salons get kinda crowded, so we’re opening at 7pm (take advantage of Akbar’s lovely happy hour prices) for earlybird access to make your sign. We know last year was a total shit show, and we know it’s just gonna keep coming at us, this is why Linda and Lauren will be teaching a one-hour workshop at 8pm called “Resistance – How to be an Activist Without Losing Your Mind.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m really into THE TRUTH. And truth is at a premium. Whatever your feelings about the GOP and the President, information is being distorted, and it’s hard to keep a level head. The role of a free press in our democracy is vital, it’s our watchdog on behalf of the public’s interest, let us not be asleep at the wheel about this. There is a lot of messed up stuff about this weird country, but our First Amendment Right is one of the best things we ever did for ourselves.

WHY do we protest? Does it make a difference? YES IT DOES. Progress is slow, politics is frustrating, tedious, and a major pain in the ass, it takes forever. We are pushing the papers, we’re making the calls, and we’re doing the work. But we’re also THE PEOPLE, and we are the ones who will also be voting, and our discontent must be VISIBLE. Those who are elected serve us, our elected officials need a goddamn reminder that we are awake and watching.

We also need to get out there for ourselves, for each other, in solidarity. We do have power, and a great way to remember that is by seeing just how many of us are willing to spend our hard-earned leisure time continuing to protest the dumbness that is the current GOP.

So this week I’m offering you the most FUN way to work on your discontent. Get your butt in here and make a sign, we need you.

There will be treats, there will be paint, there will be cocktails, handouts, education, camaraderie, cohesion, and resolve!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


WINTER SESSIONS  

JAN 17th – Dr. Sketchy figure drawing class at 8pm, Winter Snow Craft at 9pm!


JAN 21st • Akbar • 7:30pm to 10:30pm • BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!!WINTRY WEATHER EDITION We’re skating on thin ice with the BEST deal in town for your gambling whims, fat boozy wintry wonder prizes for your slush fund! >>>RSVP HERE!!! 


JAN 21st – Crafts 9pm • Akbar • Winter Sessions Craft TBA

JAN 31st – Crafts 9pm • Akbar • Winter Sessions Craft TBA

FEB 7th – Valentines for POLITICIANS (Craftivism)

FEB 14th – Special Event! The Great CraftNight LOVE-IN (Prizes! Treats! Love!)


 

 

Posted by on January 5, 2018 in Painting Craft, SPECIAL EVENT!

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Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire!!! • Dec 13th, 2017

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at Akbar SPECIAL 8pm START TIME!!! 
****8pm – 12pm >>>Crafte Faire Opens with Local Vendors!   

*****9pm The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere Serenades us!
******9pm (ish) Make a Felt Vulva Ornament with the Audre Lorde Womens Health Center!  

Who doesn’t love celebrating holiday traditions with vulvas, hot drinks, and ukuleles? We’ve got all that AND MORE for the LAST CraftNight of 2017 at Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire!

We’ll have pins, magical spell jars, quilts, buttons, holiday fascinators, skincare products, stained glass jewelry, ceramic art pieces, pottery, clothing, skivvies, pasties, Sno-Globs, and scads of other fabulous gift items for you to purchase! We’ve got music, fanfare, holiday drinks, including a very special HOT DRINK SPECIAL (which we almost never do!), and it’s just going to be a warm and festive and fun night in the bar. More info on vendors etc. on the FB Event! 

The treasure we have at the end of the year, and all the years to come, is each other. While the external whirling and twirling forces of the planet bring us all of the many things they bring (both easy and difficult) may we always be aware of how we can help, soothe, delight, and bring cheer to one another. The wintering sky beckons you toward an enclave of cozy community, a smattering of loving pickled souls on twinkling Sunset Boulevard. Get your butt in here and have a hot cider already because wherever you go, there you are. Give yourself the gift of a hug from us!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


DECEMBER ANTICS!  

SAME NIGHT>>> Take a short walk down to The CRUISE Holiday Bazaar at the Eagle to drink more and shop more! They’ve got Jen DM spinning, there will be boot-blacking, vendors selling leather goods, locally made pins, and other sexy stuff, it’s DRANX & SPANX! More info here on the FB Event Page! 


December 17th • Akbar • 7pm to 10pm • BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!!It’s boys, girls, ballz, holidaze crazy daze one wild night at your favorite watering hole for the worst jokes and the BEST PRIZES!!!  >>> FB LINK


Our Friends, Rogue Artist Ensemble, is having a Fundraising Telethon! It’s a show and a party and a fundraiser for their next season! “The tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this year! Rogue Artist Ensemble’s 4th annual holiday extravaganza fundraiser takes the retro holiday variety show to the next puppet level! Featuring naughty and nice puppets, never-before-seen cabaret performances, original songs, kooky characters, open phone lines answered by hungry puppets, the Rogue Holiday Boutique to find that perfect gift and a slew of odd-ball activities for your hands-on amusement, the Winter Fete & Telethon immerses you in the frosty, whiskey-soaked madness of the holiday spirit.” 
Presale tickets $20 • Tickets at the door $25 • VIP $50 – Buy Tix Here 
FB Event Page HERE

 

Posted by on December 12, 2017 in Fabric Craft, SPECIAL EVENT!

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Pumpkin CARVE-A-RAMA!!! (BYOP) • October 25th, 2017

This Wednesday, October 25th at Akbar from 9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: BYO-Pumkin CARVE-O-RAMA! 

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Sass in a Glass since the Gay 90s, Dahling! 

STEP ONE: Find a Pumpkin! 

STEP TWO: Bring your Pumpkin to CraftNight! 

STEP THREE: Use CraftNight’s tables, trash cans, carving tools! 

There is only ONE night that I permit the KNIVES with ALCOHOL at CraftNight, and THIS IS IT! Bring in your pumpkin, and we’ll supply the implements of destruction and the cocktails! I’ll have a candle for your Jack O’ Lantern, and we can take photos of all our carved masterpieces together. I’ll have some spooky Ambience going for you, from music, to something strange playing on the Akbar jumbotron. It’ll be a rollicking good time, hope to see you there! And yeah, you’ve got to BYO-Pumpkin because I can’t be toting 20 pumpkins all over LA, there’s no room in a Lyft for such battiness!

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

ART! SEE IT RIGHT NOW on your PHONE, YOUR LAPTOP, WHATEVER:

GOTHTOBER 2017 Visit www.gothtober.com and see 31 works by 31 different contributors, each day a new one revealed! Works by Akbar bartenders, David LeBarron, Kimberly Kim, and Jennifer’s pup “The Stig” on the horizon! It’s all online, you don’t have to go anywhere or do anything, watch from your phone, your tablet, your desktop!


UPCOMING!  

NOVEMBER 1st: ALLURING BEADED CORN CRAFT

NOVEMBER 8th: ENGAGING HAPPY HARVEST OWL PENNANT

NOVEMBER 15th: HAND TURKEYS (An Annual CraftNight Tradition)

 

Posted by on October 24, 2017 in Messy Craft, SPECIAL EVENT!, Uncategorized

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CraftNight LAB Moved to September 28th!

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We decided that we’d like to move the CraftNight LAB Owl Project to September 28th! 

Here’s all the info, same news, different date! Why? We realized that just under two weeks isn’t quite enough time to get the word out about this really awesome event that we can’t wait to do with you! We wanted to give you an extra week to get a friend to come on over and try this VIP experience, unique and not available anywhere else in the entire city of LA!

Read All About It Here and get your tickets!

 

 

Posted by on September 20, 2016 in SPECIAL EVENT!

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