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TONIGHT! Snow Beings! • November 29th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 27th, 2017 at Akbar
9pm – midnight (or later) HAND TURKEYS with JP Craft Captain!
****Project: Snow BEINGS! (bobblehead photo holders) Top Hat, Carrot Nose, all of it!   

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: The Gateway to Silverlake, and Great Cocktails! 

There are so many COOL WORDS for snow, none of them in English, take a look:

Tuyết – Vietnamese
Schnee – German
Baraf – Somali
Hukarere – Maori
Nix – Latin
Elurra – Basque
Xuě – Chinese (traditional)

I mean, snow’s just snow, over here in the USA. We don’t have lots of superlatives or renditions of this beautiful cold substance but we do have a penchant for singing a song about bringing snow to LIFE. It gets sung a LOT around this time of year. Remember Frosty? I’m sure you’ve heard that little ditty blurping out of some tinny ol’ department store speakers or maybe you’ve heard it in a coffee show by now, as we’re on the cusp of the December month.

I have a bunch of miniature wooden photo holder parts-n-pieces snow beings. I’m calling them “beings” because they aren’t alive yet. The aliveness will be awakened between you and your craft when you build it, then and only then when you bring it to fruition will we know your snow being’s name!

The head of this thing goes on a spring and bobbles around, it’s CUTE! The fashion choices are somewhat lacking, however, so I’ll have extra gems and felt on hand so that you can really gussy up an ensemble, should you deem it necessary. Give it away or exercise self-gifting this solstice!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


DECEMBER IS COMING!  

DECEMBER 13th: Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire! Come to Akbar and get a hot cider with whiskey, then make a vulva ornament with the Audre Lorde Health Center, then shop for presents made by local vendors and THEN take a short walk to CRUISE at the Eagle and drink more and shop more!

It’s all part of our little two bars, one night, extravaganza! Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire FB Info 

 

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!! December 17th • Akbar • 7pm to 10pm >>> FB LINK

 

 

Posted by on November 29, 2017 in EZ Craft, Scrapping/Coloring Craft

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TONIGHT! Self Defense/Hand Turkeys! • November 15th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at Akbar
7:45 – 8:45pm QUEER SELF DEFENSE w/Instructor, Cory Klink!
9pm – midnight (or later) HAND TURKEYS with JP Craft Captain!
****Project: HAND TURKEYS (Annual CraftNight Tradition)  

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Friends, Fun, Beverages! 

Tonight you can use your hands as weapons, and then, in the same night, use them to make TURKEYS!

Chances are, if you grew up in the continental united states or something like that… someone grabbed your kindergarten paws and taught you how to make a hand turkey. If you have never made a hand turkey, it’s really high time you made one. It is a simple creation, or it is as complicated as you decide to make it, but it’s just one of those crafts that stands the test of time. It’s a classic.

You can make a colorful turkey, a goth turkey, a pastels turkey, a hand drawn turkey, a day or night turkey, and then you can send it to a friend, or present it to relatives next week as a testament of your love and adoration for them. We won’t be doing crafts next week, due to Akbar’s annual dance party and food drive. This means if you’re hankering to craft, do it this week, and we’ll be back on November 29th with very much fun seasonal cozy crafty fun for you!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


NOVEMBER FUN!  

TONIGHT! 7:45pm – QUEER SELF DEFENSE – FB EVENT DETAILS HERE
9pm – CraftNight HAND TURKEYS!

NOVEMBER 19th: SUNDAY 7pm @Akbar • Bet Yer Bottom Bingo Facebook Event Details HERE

NOVEMBER 22nd: NO CRAFTS! Akbar’s Annual Dance Party: PIE!!! Facebook Event Details HERE

 

Posted by on November 15, 2017 in EZ Craft, Scrapping/Coloring Craft

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TONIGHT! Maize Pin! • November 8th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at Akbar from 9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: MAIZE BEAD CRAFT! SO GOOD! 

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Hungry? We’ve got Drinks! 

Days are shorter, nights are longer, it’s the perfect weather for meeting new friends or looking up old friends and spending time with both. It’s a bonus night where, if you show up, you’ll not just get a sumptuous bead craft depicting maize, but also an owl pennant that says “Happy Harvest” and instantly makes you smile because it’s so powerful. Both of these items are so engaging and without pretense, that you’ll forget your analysis and embrace their cuteness. They do that.

Next week, there’s some Queer Self Defense, Hand Turkeys, Bingo, and Raucous Pie Party Plans, so check out the lower part of this bulletin to see what’s in store for your month of November goodness.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


NOVEMBER FUN!  

NOVEMBER 15th @Akbar:
7:45pm – QUEER SELF DEFENSE – FB EVENT DETAILS HERE

9pm – CraftNight HAND TURKEYS!

NOVEMBER 19th: SUNDAY 7pm @Akbar • Bet Yer Bottom Bingo Facebook Event Details HERE

NOVEMBER 22nd: NO CRAFTS! Akbar’s Annual Dance Party: PIE!!! Facebook Event Details HERE

 

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TONIGHT! Owl Banner! • November 1st, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at Akbar from 9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: ENGAGING HAPPY HARVEST OWL PENNANT!

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: GO DODGER BLUE!!!  

 

OMG GAME SEVEN!!!!

We have it playing at the bar, and if your nerves are on edge, come in and watch the game while sipping a COCKTAIL! And we’re celebrating a certain bird this month, but not the bird you’re imagining… it’s an owl, and it’s on a lil’ banner/pennant type thing, perfect for hanging on your door, or wherever else you need a Fall Reminder. I’ve got all the sparkly gee gaws to go with it, you just gotta make one!

Because it finally feels like FALL!

I’d type more, but I’m watching the game, eeeeeeeek! LET’S GO DODGERS! CLAP CLAP clapclapclap!

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

 


UPCOMING!  

NOVEMBER 8th: ALLURING BEADED CORN CRAFT

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

NOVEMBER 22nd: NO CRAFTS! Akbar’s Annual Dance Party: PIE!!!

 

Posted by on November 1, 2017 in Assembly Craft

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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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