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Potholders! • July 10th, 2019

CraftNight @Akbar! 9pm til’ midnight – Potholders! ~ $3 donation pleeze!


It’s not just potholders, it’s NATURAL potholders. They’re canvas, you can draw stuff on ’em, maybe glue an exciting felt tableau on it, a scene, a name, it’s an heirloom in the making.

Potholders are a summertime rite of passage. We’ve never done potholders at CraftNight before, and these are beauties, dare I say, they could actually keep you from burning yer mitts! Maybe you’ll stow this one in your camping supplies for when you need to pull the dutch oven out of the fire? So macho!

Or you can hang it in the kitchen for that decorative touch, right next to your “spoons around the world” display hanging nearby. Whatever the case, I think you’ll find that these slightly puffy squares of fabric are just waiting for your inspiration to make them shine.

And shine we shall, as temperatures rise, and the light stays long in the sky, come in, have a drink, show us your new sandals. There will be music, air conditioning, camaraderie, and lots of glitter glue!

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

Upcoming for JULY 2019

July 17th – “Bat Out the Bullshit” with special guest, Joey Stern – Craftivism (addressing commercialism/capitalist notions of corporations seeking our LGBT dollars) we’re painting/decorating mini bats!

JULY 22nd – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO! Hot Dog Themed Gambling Fun, more info and RSVP at Ye Olde FaceBooke

CHECK IT OUT

July 24th – Pirate Clothespin Magnet – In honor of National Tequila Day and sailing the seven seas, a flat foam kit featuring a peg-legged pirate noteholder! Dress/embellish accordingly, Yarrrrrr!

July 31st – Wood Safari Stand-Ups – Cool little wooden flatpack animal shapes (many different kinds) to be painted and used as your personal office/dashboard/living space totem for the rest of the year.

JP July Happy Hours ~ MONDAYS • 4pm – 9pm

15th – Planet Queer Cabaret with Ian MacKinnon and Travis Wood! 8pm

22nd – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo with JP Binguera, Ball Handler Emilie, and the Pit Boss, Marie! – Sundries, Fundries, Big Bottles o’ Booze!

29th – Basic Happy Hour!


 

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Unicorn or Rainbow Windchime! • July 3rd, 2019

CraftNight @Akbar! 9pm til’ midnight – Rainbow OR Unicorn Windchimes! ~ $3 donation pleeze

Annnnd we’re BACK! And we’ve got windchimes, you can paint ’em. Which one are you going to choose? Dammit they’re both so CUTE and FUN and they have such potential, there’s only 12 of each one, decisions decisions!

Sometimes choices feel IMPOSSIBLE. You just sit there trying to pick A or B and you lose sleep over it and wonder if the stars will EVER forgive you for whatever option you pick.

The stars do not care.

Sounds callous, but really it’s quite liberating. A few thousand years is negligible to the age of a typical star, which is on the order of billions of years so… I feel pretty okay telling you the stars don’t care.

There will always be consequences, you will always disappoint people, the gnawing feeling of foreboding or regret may never leave you. But… the basic answer to most gnarly decision-making processes is: do what feels TRUE.

Anytime you need to pick a thing, be a choice, do a decision: courage is mustered. Your choice is always the crossing of a threshold, a road taken, a lane changed. People may think you’re bonkers, opinions shall be yodeled from mountaintops and cell phones and other forms of communication. You will be judged.

But they are all out there, and you’re in here, in your brain.

Ruminate on your decision, hold it like a stone in your pocket. Let the fears of all the goods and bads sift away. When it’s properly sifted, look for what feels true, and know that this lil’ piece of somethin, true knowing… even if you don’t understand it, that’s the key to the kingdom within.

See You at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

Upcoming for JULY 2019

July 10th – “Bat Out the Bullshit” with special guest, Joey Stern – Craftivism (addressing commercialism/capitalist notions of corporations seeking our LGBT dollars) we’re painting/decorating mini bats!

July 17th – Natural Canvas Potholders! – A fabric craft where you can use fabric markers, glitter glue, do some embroidery/sewing or just glue felt and other geegaws aplenty!

JULY 22nd – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO! Hot Dog Themed Gambling Fun, more info and RSVP at Ye Olde FaceBooke

CHECK IT OUT

July 24th – Pirate Clothespin Magnet – In honor of National Tequila Day and sailing the seven seas, a flat foam kit featuring a peg-legged pirate noteholder! Dress/embellish accordingly, Yarrrrrr!

July 31st – Wood Safari Stand-Ups – Cool little wooden flatpack animal shapes (many different kinds) to be painted and used as your personal office/dashboard/living space totem for the rest of the year.

JP July Happy Hours ~ MONDAYS • 4pm – 9pm

  • 1st – Learn the Words, Bitch! With Tony Soto! – It’s a Lipsyncing Competition, 8:30 sign-up, 9pm Show!
  • 8th – Sonji Piano Goddess @7:30pm
  • 15th – Planet Queer Cabaret with Ian MacKinnon and Travis Wood! 8pm
  • 22nd – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo with JP Binguera, Ball Handler Emilie, and the Pit Boss, Marie! – Sundries, Fundries, Big Bottles o’ Booze!
  • 29th – TBA!

 

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No Crafts Tonight: Akbar Special Event • June 26th, 2019

We’ll resume our regular programming and start back up July 3rd with Rainbow and Unicorn WIND CHIMES!!!

Hayyyy SUMMER happened on the calendar, has anyone told the clouds? I don’t think they know. Anyway, this week is NO CRAFTS, but we’re back with the unicorns and rainbows the following week in July!

Here is the OFFICIAL Craft schedule for JULY 2019

  • July 3rd – Unicorn/Rainbow windchimes – A lil’ windchime featuring either a unicorn OR a rainbow! It’s a painting craft, and you can add sparkles as you see fit.
  • July 10th – “Bat Out the Bullshit” with special guest, Joey Stern – Craftivism (addressing commercialism/capitalist notions of corporations seeking our LGBT dollars) we’re painting/decorating mini bats!
  • July 17th – Natural Canvas Potholders! – A fabric craft where you can use fabric markers, glitter glue, do some embroidery/sewing or just glue felt and other geegaws aplenty!
  • July 24th – Pirate Clothespin Magnet – In honor of National Tequila Day and sailing the seven seas, a flat foam kit featuring a peg-legged pirate noteholder! Dress/embellish accordingly, Yarrrrrr!
  • July 31st – Wood Safari Stand-Ups – Cool little wooden flatpack animal shapes (many different kinds) to be painted and used as your personal office/dashboard/living space totem for the rest of the year.

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

JP July Happy Hours ~ MONDAYS • 4pm – 9pm

  • 1st – Learn the Words, Bitch! With Tony Soto! – It’s a Lipsyncing Competition, 8:30 sign-up, 9pm Show!
  • 8th – Sonji Piano Goddess @7:30pm
  • 15th – Planet Queer Cabaret with Ian MacKinnon and Travis Wood! 8pm
  • 22nd – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo with JP Binguera, Ball Handler Emilie, and the Pit Boss, Marie! – Sundries, Fundries, Big Bottles o’ Booze!
  • 29th – TBA!

 

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TONIGHT! DRAG SHOW at 8, DRAG CRAFT at 9:30pm • April 3rd, 2019

SPECIAL EVENT + CRAFTNIGHT! @AKBAR! 8pm SHOW “The Complete History of Drag in a Few Mo-mo” starring David LeBarron! FOLLOWED BY a DRAG CRAFT from CraftNight! Starting around 9:30, 9:45!

Dahling, it’s a different sort of evening, it’s DELUXE! Akbar’s rumpus room has been turned into a theater, and the show starts at 8! It’s a fundraiser dress rehearsal for David LeBarron’s “The Complete History of Drag in a Few Mo-mo”. This show will travel to the Orlando, Florida Fringe Festival! Help this talented thespian offset costs by giving a $10 donation to see this limited engagement presentation!

Here’s the official ditty below:

DAVID LEBARRON’S The Complete History of Drag in a few Mo-mo • 8pm

Facebook Event

History of Drag Site

It’s rarely this enjoyable/practical learning this much wondrous history in a little over an hour, while having cocktails no less! I highly recommend it.

As said in David’s show “Who the FUCK starts a drag show ON TIME?!?” This rollicking whirlwind of fabulousness may or may not start on time, which means that CraftNight will probably start more like 9:30, or 9:45.

But then we’re having a PARTY!!! And there will be, yes, a DRAG CRAFT, curated specially by yours truly, the LA Craft Captain. Will you use pom poms? Will you use felt? Will you use GEMS? Ah, only your drag soul will know for sure. We’ll have it ALL, and we’ll show you how to go drag or go home.

Treat yourself, sugar, see a show and have a craft, you’re worth it!

Speaking of treats, I directed a show: Thelma & Leweeze the Musical, and it opens THIS FRIDAY! Come see it, I’d love to see you! Also, I’m calling Loteria at the Mermaid Bar this Sunday, and at the end of May, we have a special guest calling Bet Yer Bottom Bingo, Auntie Lyla!!! OMG!!!!

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

May Month Flower KA-POW!!!!


WEDNESDAY CRAFTNIGHTS YES!!!! >>>>MAY 8th – TBA, MAY 15th – ROLLER CRAFTS! May 22nd – TBA , May 29th – TBA


OPENING THIS FRIDAY!!! THELMA & LEWEEZE the MUSICAL! @Cavern Club Celebrity Theater! May 3-11 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!


THIS SUNDAY MAY 5th! JP Calling Loteria @The Mermaid Bar! • Get ready to party at 6pm with some Loteria called by JP! Place beans on pictures! Win prizes! Yahhh!!!

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BET YER BOTTOM BINGO AKBAR • 7:30pm • MONDAY • MAY 27th, 2019 • Featuring special guest, Auntie Lyla!!!


  • JP Happy Hour Mondays at Akbar: 4pm to 9pm!
  • 6th – Learn the Words, Bitch! Lipsyncing Competition 8:30 sign-up, 9pm Show!
  • 13th – Sonji Piano Goddess @7:30pm
  • 20th – Planet Queer Cabaret 8pm
  • 27th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo with special guest, Auntie Lyla!


 

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Wooden Block Banks! • April 17th, 2019

CRAFTNIGHT! @AKBAR! 9pm • April 17th, 2019 • Banks!

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin. 

Mark Twain

Cube-shaped wooden banks are on the agenda this week. They’re unfinished hollow wood blocks, each one comes with its own plastic stopper! I’m breakin’ out the paints, you can paint each side a different color, or make little scenes, or write poems on the sides, whatever you like, theme it your way!

After you’re done painting your cube bank, you can glue some cool shapes to it, like googly eyes, or gems, or small fancy bits I’ll have on hand.

When you get that incredible windfall of cash from all the tax credits, loopholes and exemptions from not having to pay your 2018 tax return, you’ll have a place to put it! Oh… wait, sorry, I thought you were a corporation, I was talking to the wrong audience.

Woo, that was awkward, ha. Ahem.

This little bank could be just the place for loose change! You know, a spot for those bothersome nickels you find in your pocket at the end of the day. Maybe you need a home for all those pesky pennies weighing down your coin purse? Scrounge whatcha can and put it in yer new block bank! Whatever you don’t spend on penny whistles and moon pies can be used for a scoop of frozen yogurt, YAY!

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

April Antics in Progress:


APRIL 24th – Cactus Wind Chimes


BET YER BOTTOM BINGO AKBAR • 7:30pm • APRIL 21ST, 2019 • An Easter-themed situation, want more details? FIND OUT MORE INFO


I’m directing Thelma & Leweeze the Musical!!! 4 shows, come seeeee!

THELMA & LEWEEZE the MUSICAL! @Cavern Club Celebrity Theater! May 3-11 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!


JP Happy Hour Mondays at Akbar: 4pm to 9pm! 15th, 22nd! Come on in and say hello!


 

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