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Autumn Leaf Craft • Sept. 29th, 2015


This Wednesday, Sept 29th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Autumn Leaf Craft 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: The good life at a great price. Guaranteed. 
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We’re saying farewell to September with a pleasing autumn leaf craft. You will receive a pleasing fall leaf shape, and you will also have access to pleasing glittery bits with which to affix to that leaf in any style you like. This craft will take you either three minutes or three hours, it’s really up to you, it’s very freeform, you can either display it or wear it or both.

I just looked at the forecast for the next five days, and every single day said 90º which is annoyingly-stubbornly hot. We got a hell of a moon show last night, a great start to the fall season, but it’s still a bit too toasty around here. So we’re going to do something about it. We’re hoping this “in-craft-ation” loosens up some of the very determined and intense heatwaves aimed at our shiny metropolis.

We are going to manifest some Autumn no matter what temperature it is, this leaf craft isn’t just a craft, it’s an enchantment, a love song to the atmosphere to bring us a reason for eating Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms.

Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms taste kind of like regular M&Ms with dusty cinnamon potpourri and some pinecones ground up together and it’s not recommended. But if you’re feeling lazy, and the bag is already open, and you just want some chocolate: you’ll eat them… but you won’t eat very many. Here are some other flavor offerings our panel has tried this Fall, to save you the trouble:

Caramel Macchiato flavored Candy Corn from Brachs: Nope (very puzzling, because everyone raves about this one, maybe it’s just us.)

Peanut Butter Cup flavored Candy Corn from Brachs: Nope Nope Gross, lemme try another one. NOPE.

Pumpkin Spice Oreos: Hey, these are kind of okay. Kind of, like if you had to eat all of these, and one of them was even slightly harkening to autumn baking, it would be this one. I don’t know why they decided to make the cookie part be yellow, it would be just as much of a success if it was chocolate. Maybe they decided that the yellow cookie would be similar to pie crust.

JP Craft Captain

NEXT WEEK’S CRAFT: Halloween Figurines on Fleek

LAUNCHING MIDNIGHT OCT. 1st: see the world’s only countdown calendar to the days of Halloween, brought to you by only the best weirdos.


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Acorn Leaf Craft • September 25th, 2013


This Wednesday (TONITE!) from 9pm to midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Acorn Leaf Freeform Craft!
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Cosmo Drink Special! The Akbar Cosmo: So Delicate. So Beautiful.
SPECIAL EVENT THIS SATURDAY 6 – 10pm: The SparkleBlob Spooky-Tacular Harvest Gala!!! (Bob Baker Marionette Theater)
See David LeBarron, Ian MacKinnon, LaMuff, Pat & Charlie, a string of very special performances and Gothtober Reels, MC’d by none other than Jean Natalia of Wig Out! Dress in your Autumn Best to Win King or Queen of the Event! SparkleBlob is the new nonprofit that houses CraftNight, Gothtober and the Holiday Puppet Show and other fine programs under one roof, run by me, your Craft Captain, aka “Executive Sparkle Director.” Hope to see you there!

Now then. Acorns.
I ordered a box of 35, which seemed like a lot of acorns at the time. But acorns are small, and I knew that… but when they got here, they looked even smaller. Which means that 35 acorns is actually not that many acorns.

That’s why I’m also pairing it with leaves, to make it so that you can build a very adorable fall ornament-like garland, or something to put on a fall birthday present, or wear around your neck as a totem to daylight savings… I dunno. Acorns are very small, leaves are useful in making them stand out and be celebrated.
You can paint the tops of them so that they look like little smurf mushrooms. There are a lot of people out there making fabulous things out of acorns right now. We will explore some of these exciting options! I will also bring some spools, you can make acorn people with spool bodies. Acorns are small and cute. This is the last fall craft before we get TOTALLY IMMERSED IN HALLOWEEN MADNESS.

And yes, we will be sampling another strange seasonal product, if you want to find out what it is, please come in and have a sip.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain



Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Spool Creatures • September 11th, 2013


This Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 from 9pm – midnight or later, at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Spool Creatures! 
$2 Processing fee
$4 Cosmopolitans! The Akbar Cosmo: Something Special in the Bar 

When’s the last time you took a good long look at a spool? Turns out it’s been quite awhile for me, what an AMAZING craft opportunity! You can make spool people, spool animals, spool monsters, you can paint’em or glue stuff to ’em or just wrap string around ’em and drag ’em around on the floor to amuse your cat, or even just to amuse yourself. Just don’t eat ’em.

Because spools are such a diverse craft with infinite opportunities to personalize your project, I’m bringing all the bits you need, from fancy plastic gems, to pipe cleaners (to form little limbs) and paint, and beads (to make weird-looking hands and feet), and thread. I’ll also have idea sheets to spark your imagination, because I just can’t believe how many fun things there are to make with spools.

On another note: I’ll have a weird seasonal candy for you to try. Without revealing what it is, turns out that “seasonal” vaguely sums it up. When discovering this item in the candy aisle, it became apparent that the only thing to do is offer up crafters as candy guinea pigs to review the product! Our findings will be posted on the Gothtober Blog. As a matter of fact, each week at CraftNight, we will try and review a different autumn “edible” product as a service to the public. Ever since we reviewed Candy Corn Oreos last year, it became apparent that informing the public about “edible” Halloween products can be helpful.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Posted by on September 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

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TONIGHT! Autumn Crafts, Apples, Ukeleles, Puffballs, Massage Therapy! (September 26th, 2012)

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 from 9pm(ish) until 12(or later) at Akbar,  it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: FALL Crafts! (a plethora of classic autumnal favorites) 
$2 Processing Fee
$4 Cosmopolitans: For people who share a taste of excitement.  

     • “THE APPLE” playing on the Akbar Jumbo Movie Tron 
     • FREE Mini APPLE pom pom creature in honor of Johnny Appleseed Day!
It’s FALL!

I don’t know about you, but I like to celebrate the Vernal Equinox, Johnny Appleseed Day and Yom Kippur by watching weird cult classic movies, doing crafts, thinking deep thoughts, sipping on cocktails, singing with a ukelele orchestra and participating in some bodywork with a really good masseuse, all in one night at one place.

After tonight’s amazingness, you’re like “what now? How do I keep from getting hopelessly bored in this major metropolitan city?” I’ve nothing to do! I’ve nowhere to go! What will become of me?!?

Here are some answers:

Thursday –  WIG OUT doors open 9:30 theme: PUPPETS (JP & Monica perform with Bob Baker Marionette Puppeteer, Adrien Rose)

Friday – Sat – The PAT & CHARLIE VARIETY HOUR from Cavern Club 9pm

Saturday – TRANSLUCENT TRAVELS at Automata in China Town 8pm (JP presents a weird slideshow)

See you at the craft table, JP Craft Captain

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Posted by on September 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

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