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TONIGHT! Easter Baskets! • April 5th, 2017

TONIGHT! April 5th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Easter Baskets! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Gurrrl, come-n-get-it! 

Do you like it elegant or rustic? Are you a little bit country, or a little bit rock-n-roll?

Lemme tellya ’bout a little chipwood basket offering I’ve got tonight that is so adorable I jus’ wanna scream in an octave too high for my throat, throw my hands in the air all mad-about-it, then collapse down on the ground crying. This is a triumph moment for CraftNight, because usually I see these dumb little baskets and I notice them too late and they are TOO EXPENSIVE for me to justify purchasing them for our weekly gathering. And I want to kick myself for AGAIN not having the foresight to order them.

But this year is different. This year, I vowed that I’d start looking in January, and my determination won me some cheap-ass baskets for us to paint! And they’re just really really CUTE!!! You’ll also get some pastel-colored grass bits, and a cute little egg that goes with it, making tonight’s craft even MORE value-packed than it usually is. Embellish these cutie hampers with ribbons, pipe cleaners, and all sorts of creative decor to fit your whim!

For those of you who eschew or poo-poo the Easter holiday for it’s reliance on a certain designated stigmata-encumbered individual’s life-and-times, do not worry! Easter can just be about ovums, because I’m sure you’ve noticed the baby ducklings at your local park, or the multitude of spring flowers brought forth by the season’s mighty rains? Maybe you’ve just had to fortify yourself with many allergy and sinus medications like myself, to prevent yourself from turning into a giant snot ball? It is… like… totally Spring.

Celebrate spring with a chipwood basket, this is your seasonal calling, an opportunity for which to decorate a sassy receptacle to keep all of your spare jellybeans.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

CraftNight at Yuri’s Night under Space Shuttle Endeavor!!! >>> Apollo 9 Astronaut Rusty Schweickart and 1st Female Private Space Explorer, Anousheh Ansari, will speak. SparkleBlob will be running the VIP Area, our relaxed, specialized spot for cooling your jets while you watch the space cadets! Your evening will be filled with astronauts, dancing, drinks, and all things space. Get tickets here: http://www.la.yurisnight.net/

April 12th – Protest Poster Painting Party #2 >>> Taxes and Science! FaceBook Event Here, please RSVP! 

April 19th – Luv Snail Photo Kit

April 24th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! • Akbar • 8pm – 10pm • Numbers, balls, boys, girls, prizes galore!

April 26th – Bus Craft! I know you want a 3-D paper bus, who doesn’t?

 

Posted by on April 5, 2017 in Messy Craft, Painting Craft

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TONIGHT! Sand Op Art! • March 29th, 2017

TONIGHT! March 29nd, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Optical Illusion Sand Art! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: There’s Only One  

Optical illusions are SO COOL, and sand art is also cool… we’re combining two of my favorite things into ONE craft tonight! It’s been almost an entire year since we’ve done sand art, I can’t believe it, since it really is, in my mind, one of our more relaxing and compelling crafts. How does it work, you ask?

Peel off the special laser cut paper to expose the sticky side, and sprinkle colored sand onto it. That’s all you do, and after peeling back more paper and pouring more sand, you get a really trippy multicolored far out abstract pattern suitable for framing! You get Op Art, a la the checkered, stripey, explody graphic-laden pattern style visuals that hit peak popularity in the mid-1960s.

You can then take things to the next level and glue some sparkly things to it, or leave it as is. If you topple into a rabbit hole of analysis and rationality… we support that, but we can’t guarantee that we’ll be successful in fishing you out, so regulate your artistic charisma accordigly.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

April 5th – Easter Baskets!

April 12th – Protest Poster Painting Party #2 >>> Taxes and Science! FaceBook Event Here, please RSVP! 

April 19th – Luv Snail Photo Kit

April 24th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! • Akbar • 8pm – 10pm • Numbers, balls, boys, girls, prizes galore!

 

Posted by on March 29, 2017 in Messy Craft, Sand Craft

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TONIGHT! Scratchy Fancy! • August 24th, 2016

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TONIGHT! August 24th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Scratchy Fancy 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Sip the Good Times 

Carve your own path with scratchboards this week!
The world is NOT unchanging, fixed, rigid and unvarying, and neither are you. We’re doing scratch-n-reveal boards this week so that we can address “surface problems” and get to what’s really important.

These scratchboards come with a scratching tool, and a motif for you to follow along with, but disregarding the instructions is also lots of fun. One merely scrapes away the top layer of the board to reveal fun colors underneath! It’s a super easy craft, practically no assemblage required.

We shall literally scrape/scratch away the top layer doing this craft, but here what you can scratch/scrape away in a metaphorical sense:

  • Negative feelings you’re having about that bag of flavored chips you ate
  • Barky political pundits having tantrums on channel whatever
  • Anyone trying to get you to talk to them while you are sitting on the toilet
  • Argument about mayo vs. miracle whip on social media
  • Fears about infinity, clowns, tornadoes, public speaking, or sharks in the bathtub

People are always saying to “stop scratching” or “quick picking at it” but as you can see, this is not one of those nights. Scratch your scratch board, scratch at this stuff, discard or examine what you find, excavate and explore! Because face value is useful, but sometimes… you just gotta delve.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


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CraftNight is your friendly, weekly, arty opportunity to get to know yourselves and others through casual creative pursuit. But were you aware that CraftNight works under the umbrella of an arts non-profit called SparkleBlob? Underneath that umbrella are other happenings throughout the year, and our next endeavor approaches for the fall season, it’s called Gothtober.

The Gothtober Countdown Calendar is a curated time-release flash-based online museum of 31 works of art by 31 different contributors. The official run of the show is from October 1st to the 31st, a new piece being revealed with each day of the month.The best way to see what it is though, is by visiting it!

Gothtober is looking for contributors, and applications are open until August 29th! We’re looking for recipes, comics, tiny weird short films, music, slideshows, animations, crafts, performance, and whatever else you can think up! It’s kind of like entering a film festival, but the content is multimedia.

Every age group and every level of experience is welcome to be a part of this annual collection of virtual treats, and we’re always looking for new blood. Find out more below:

Visit the Official Gothtober Calendar

Visit the Gothtober FAQ

Apply for Gothtober TODAY!

MORE THANGS 

 

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NEXT WEEK I’m Hosting BET YER BOTTOM BINGO August 29th, 2016 • 8pm to 10pm • ELECTRIC MUUMUU BOOGALOO II 
BOOZE PRIZES: George Dickel and Virginia Black whiskeys, Patron XO Cafe Incendio, and a big ol’ bottle of Ketel One Oranje!!! Delicioso!!! SIX Action-Packed GAMES of Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! We’ll be wearing fancy baggy muumuus to offset the high temperatures!

THIS SATURDAY! 
Ian MacKinnon’s Gay Wet Dreams to Save the World 
As society seems to become more violent, as oceans rise and economic disparity reaches new heights, performance activist MacKinnon follows his cock to look for gay solutions. Take a psychedelic sexual journey to discover some of the deeper meanings behind gay desire.
More Info HERE!

THIS SUNDAY! 
Gal Palace’s Rainbow Fish #12 
Ready for a relaxing Sunday evening hangout with low pressure and great vibes? Rainbowfish is back at Gal Palace!
ACTIVITIES : Games! Board games, Cards Against Humanity, Mario Kart! • Craft table: make collages, cards, & more • Beyoncé Lemonade stand outside! (there’s so much more, go read about it)
More info Here 


COMING TO YOU  IN FALL: CRAFTNIGHT LAB SEPTEMBER 21st ***LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!*** 
 
An early evening craft experience with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, high-end supplies and step-by-step guidance by JP to make a finished project!

 

 

Posted by on August 24, 2016 in EZ Craft

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We’re Baaaaaack! • January 7th, 2015

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This Wednesday January 7th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Fusion Beads!
$3 Processing Fee
$4 Drink Special “The Lyla” it makes you Smile-la!

Oh my Gosh oh my Goodness oh my STARS I’ve missed you!

Please get in here and make a craft, please bring your friends, please let us not have another week without Crafts at Akbar! I’m starting it all hot and heavy with FUSION BEADS because FUSION BEADS are a good time. Seriously, if you walk into LA’s most posh restaurant bathrooms, you’ll see scrawled on the stall wall “For a good time, call Fusion Beads.”

It’s been so chilly lately, I wanted to do a heat-based, warm project. These mini cylindrical brightly colored pieces of plastic will be kluged together by your expert hand, and then I’ll melt your design with an iron so that they fuse. And once they’re fused, there ain’t any un-fusing them, and you can combine them into any kind of little trinket that you can have for yourself or give away, fusion beads really are the cat’s meow.

Also we’re choosing fusion beads so that we can FUSE our intentions for the new year! You are alive and walking and talking in a really rare way. You could’ve been a piece of salt. You could’ve been a piece of hair on an elephant’s derriere. You could be a 100 year old oak or a 3000 year old patch of sea water. Instead, you appear to be a person reading my writing on your screen, which is SUPER WEIRD, you’ve come a long way, baby.

The riddles we must solve to continue existence are always worthwhile by doing things that make us feel ALIVE. That’s is why I highly recommend that you come see us and let your soul swim around in the glitter at the very first CraftNight of 2015.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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Posted by on January 5, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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