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Queer Self Defense then Halloween Pillows! • October 4th, 2017

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, October 4th at Akbar: 

#1 >>>SPECIAL EVENT 7:45pm – 8:45pm • CraftNight brings you QUEER FISTS OF FURY • Self Defense Class with Instructor, Cory Klink! Work on your balance, self discipline, and confidence while learning to protect yourself! Find out more and RSVP Here

#2 >>> 9pm – midnight or later • CRAFTNIGHT • Attack of the Halloween Plush Pillow! – Halloween crafts BEGIN!!! Make, a terrifying personal pillow in the shape of a ghost, pumpkin or bat! It comes with a super easy sewing kit, stuffing, and felt pieces for gluing!

It’s October and you know what that means. It means there are 5000 things to do in your city, and we’ve got quite a few of them lined up, so I’m just gonna list ’em! Things have been rough, we got a harsh startup this week, from Puerto Rico, to Las Vegas, to Tom Petty: but CraftNight will not let the turkeys get it down. CraftNight has a very special guest tonight to put some vim and vigor into your (possibly deflated) spirit. We have Queer Fists of Fury: Self Defense Class with Cory Klink!

Last month we focused on disaster preparedness with the Red Cross, and this month we’re focusing on Kicking some ass. We’re thinkers, we’re doers, we’re fighters. We fight the dumbness, and while it seems like there’s an incomprehensible avalanche of dumbness right now… we’re together, and we are persistent.The seeds we plant may grow into trees we never see, but we MUST KEEP PLANTING THEM.

What did the headless horseman do when he lost his head? He picked up a sword, got on a horse and got busy terrifying the residents of Tarry Town and Sleepy Hollow!!! He didn’t care if his head was in a bag somewhere by the side of the road, he carved a pumpkin, lit it on fire and threw it at Ichabod Crane. Say what you will about the headless horseman, but he knew how to get stuff done.

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

 


MORE THINGS!!! 

#3 >>> TWO SHOWS LEFT: FRIDAY 9pm: Pat & Charlie: Solid Gold Lamé Cabaret directed by JP Craft Captain you can get tix and more information about this high impact adventure here. 

#4 >>> GOTHTOBER 2017 Visit www.gothtober.com and see 31 works by 31 different contributors, each day a new one revealed! Works by Akbar bartenders, 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!

#5 >>>Oct 18th 9pm to 11pm – Dr. Sketchy returns with a really fun and CREEPY Life Drawing Assignment: Stephen King’s IT! Get tix and RSVP HERE. CraftNight also begins at 9pm with somethin’ halloweenie!

#6 >>> Oct 22nd – Sunday 7pm Bet Yer Bottom Bingo HALLOWEEN STYLE!!! A rotten, putrid, haunted evening of depraved behavior and boozy rewards! FB Event HERE!

 

UPCOMING CRAFTS:

 Oct 11th – Haunted Lasercut skull shape painting project! Oct 25th – CraftNight’s Annual PUMPKIN CARVING Festival! Reserve a Pumpkin or BYOP!!!

 

Posted by on October 4, 2017 in Fabric Craft, Uncategorized

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Autumn Necklace Craft • Sept 27th, 2017

This Wednesday, September 27th at Akbar: 
9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: Autumn Leaf Necklace

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Highwalkin’, fastlivin’, evergivin’, coolfizzin’ Akbar!
OPENING THIS FRIDAY: Pat & Charlie’s Solid Gold Lamé Cabaret (read more below)

Farewell summer, it went by in a flash! And now it’s time to flash some Autumn beauty this Wednesday by taking some time to gift yourself something special: a necklace made by you!  A cheerful happy-faced leaf is the centerpiece of this head-turning strand of shiny plastic beads: your red-carpet-ready choice for pumpkin season. It makes a statement wherever you go, a brilliant addition to any ensemble.

Because is it winter? NO!
Is it spring? NO!
Is it summer? HELL NO!
It’s FALL, dammit, let it be known! Inspire and delight your friends, visit the apple farm, gather round the bonfire, complain about the government together, take a knee, fight for healthcare! Do it while sporting your spectacularly crafted cardboard leaf pendant and fetching shiny yellow satin cord, you might just catch the attention of  someone kinda special.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, EVENTS and MOARRRR!!! 

 

Opening THIS FRIDAY 9pm: Pat & Charlie: Solid Gold Lamé Cabaret directed by JP Craft Captain you can get tix and more information about this high impact adventure here. 

Oct 4th • 7:45pm – 8:45pm • CraftNight brings you QUEER FISTS OF FURY • Self Defense Class with Instructor, Cory Klink! Work on your balance, self discipline, and confidence while learning to protect yourself! Find out more and RSVP Here

Oct 4th • 9pm – midnight or later • CRAFTNIGHT • Attack of the Halloween Plush Pillow! – That’s right, a terrifying personal pillow in the shape of a ghost, pumpkin or bat! It comes with a super easy sewing kit, stuffing, and felt pieces for gluing!

Oct 11th – Haunted Lasercut skull shape painting project!

Oct 18th 9pm to 11pm – Dr. Sketchy returns with a really fun and CREEPY Life Drawing Assignment: Stephen King’s IT! Get tix and RSVP HERE. CraftNight also begins at 9pm with somethin’ halloweenie!

Oct 22nd – Sunday 7pm Bet Yer Bottom Bingo HALLOWEEN STYLE!!!

Oct 25th – CraftNight’s Annual PUMPKIN CARVING Festival! Reserve a Pumpkin or BYOP!!!

 

Posted by on September 26, 2017 in Jewelry Craft, Wearable Craft

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Dr. Sketchy 8pm • Suncatcher Craft 9pm • Sept 20th, 2017

This Wednesday, September 20th at Akbar: 
8pm to 10pm DR. SKETCHY “Turkish Delights” Figure Drawing! (see link below: SO MUCH FUN!!)

9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: FALL Equinox Sun Catchers! 

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: See What We Mean

It’s FALL!!! Right now, you have the most Autumn enjoyment before you: the most pumpkin spice everything, the most football, the most fall clothing, the most harvest vegetables, the most haunted houses and scary movies and pumpkin patches, the most bonfires, the most colorful leaf changes, the most county fairs, and the most fall food recipes. ‘Tis the beginning of seasonal autumnal splendor, a time of both abundance and wistfulness. Is Autumn a beginning or an ending? Can it be both? The daylight hours shrink, the darkness becomes more prevalent, yet there is also a spark. A glimmer of your creaturely nature may cause you to pause and say “I do believe I’m connected to it all!”

For pondering just that type of thought process, and to connect you with the seasonality of being human, we have really excellent Fall Suncatchers! You get one corny cartoony style one, and another hipster style geometric one! You also get a suction cup for hanging your craft in the window! This is lowbrow stained glass (plastic), it’s very uncomplicated, you’ll paint these with special suncatcher paint I ordered especially for this night! It’s easy and painty, you can talk and do this at the same time, it’s not a concentration breaker!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

September 20th • 8-10pm • Dr. Sketchy’s LA is BACK with “Turkish Delights” *** Live Model Figure Drawing & Cocktails*** Featuring:
Caramel Knowledge and Jenn Aguilar ***** TICKETS: http://drsketchyla.bpt.me/ **** $12 advance, $15 at the door ••• 
Facebook Public Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/104409423631161

SEPT 24th SUNDAY!!! – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO on a SUNDAY?!? Yes! Special Limited Edition Weekend Event! 

SEPT 27th CRAFT – Fall Leaf Necklace! 

OCTOBER 2017 – Halloween Crafts BEGIN!!! 

 

Posted by on September 20, 2017 in Painting Craft

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Halloween Necklace! • Sept. 29th, 2015

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Halloween Necklace! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Silverlake’s best Address 
CURRENTLY ON VIEW Gothtober.com is up and running! See the world’s only countdown calendar to the days of Halloween, brought to you by SparkleBlob (which also powers CraftNight and other arty things…)  

Mother Nature has been roasting and toasting us this Halloween season, enough to make you want to freeze one’s caramel apple and put it on your face to cool down. My goodness these temperatures have been soaring. Meanwhile, we’re going to have the A/C on full blast, and we’ll be playing fun stuff on the Akbar Jumbotron, serving some snacks to go with your drink special, and we will be making Halloween necklaces.

Human beings have been wearing necklaces ever since we figured out how to string stuff together. Necklaces made of stones, animal fangs, teeth, feathers, claws, shells, etc. still hang on wearers buried in ancient tombs. Necklaces stood for status, or royalty, nowadays people wear them for fashion, or for sentimental value, religious reasons, or to make a statement. So we’re giving you an opportunity to make STATEMENT JEWELRY tonight.

Feelin’ tough? Feelin’ pretty? Feelin’ haunted or depraved, strange and eerie? Feelin’ Fun? Are you feelin’ like a Halloween monster goddess? Are you a high priest or an art wizard? Are you the ultimate Halloween romantic?

A good necklace is an accent piece for a well-dressed person, just like a ring or a scarf or necktie or a good set of cufflinks. You’re not going to wear your Halloween necklace everyday, you’ll mix it up with your other pendants and the like. But this is special. This is your message to the masses, worn around your neck to advertise your individuality.

There’s one time of year where you can really overcrowd your look with bizarre accoutrement, so get into it, we dare you. Adorn yourself distastefully, put together a necklace that helps complete or create your fall fashion look.

JP Craft Captain

NEXT WEEK’S CRAFT: More Halloween Treats! 

COMING UP:
Oct. 27th Bet Yer Bottom Bingo: Tuesday • Akbar • 8 to 10pm • COSTUME CONTEST in addition to our usual session of gambling fun! Win big bottles o’ booze, and enjoy our night of boys, girls, balls and other prizes!
Oct. 28th – Craftnight’s BYOPumpkin (or order one through CraftNight!) A night of long knives and scared squash! A CraftNight Halloween FAVORITE!

 

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www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on October 14, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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Autumn Leaf Craft • Sept. 29th, 2015

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This Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Halloween Figurine
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Engineered to move the human spirit. 

Presenting: Beautiful Plaster figurines in three different Halloween themes for you to paint! Get yourself a beverage, sit right down and do some painting while getting to know your fellow Angelenos. Achieve the balance of being and doing in ONE NIGHT!

Your Halloween figurine will bond with your MIND and make you think about peanut brittle, pumpkins, hay rides, fall leaves, cinnamon, pie, tea flavors, creepy masks, Halloween candy, and skeletons. Such a thing might freak you out at first, but remember, it’s not “haunting” you, it’s just “reminding” you. Like an app.

It’s great to be in October, it’s great to feel the rain, it’s great to see big crazy clouds in the sky and people having hot drinks again. Rumor has it that Friday’s going to be HOT, so let’s all meet at CraftNight and hold a “weather seance” to keep temperatures down! Can’t guarantee that anyone will be listening to us, but you should probably be a little buzzed and engrossed in painting your Halloween figurine anyway.

JP Craft Captain

NEXT WEEK’S CRAFT: Halloween Necklace Bonanza! 

COMING UP:
Oct. 27th Bet Yer Bottom Bingo: Tuesday • Akbar • 8 to 10pm • COSTUME CONTEST in addition to our usual session of gambling fun! Win big bottles o’ booze, and enjoy our night of boys, girls, balls and other prizes!
Oct. 28th – Craftnight’s BYOPumpkin (or order one through CraftNight!) A night of long knives and scared squash! A CraftNight Halloween FAVORITE!

CURRENTLY ON VIEW Gothtober.com is up and running! See the world’s only countdown calendar to the days of Halloween, brought to you by SparkleBlob (which also powers CraftNight and other arty things…)   

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on October 6, 2015 in Painting Craft

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