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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



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


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: **** $12 advance, $15 at the door ••• 
Facebook Public Invite:

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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Assortment Crafts • September 14th, 2017


This Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Assortment Crafts! Coloring or assemblage! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Akbar, for Successful Living!
>>>CraftNight LAB coming up September 21st! Earlier! Fancier! 12 Spots Available! Keep Reading… 

Variety is important to your creativity routine. Doing different crafts keeps your interest peaked and your mental and physical faculties SHARP! That’s why I’m offering up more treasures from the vault in September.

  • I’ve got some NEW coloring sheets I found that will turn your mind inside out with their exciting complexity!
  • There are also 3-D felt kits that are truly wondrous! The box makes the kit look like some tiny little thing, when in actuality, the project is the size of a small pillow! Amaze!
  • Also I’ve got some scratch canvases, some black velvet mini posters for coloring, and really just a lot of cool stuff.

September is the last month before we begin the last quarter of the year, so let’s savor these last weeks of summer before the equinox kicks in, as the tomato harvest dwindles, and the apples are at their tastiest. The lowriders have returned to cruise Whittier Boulevard, nocturnal urban skunks galumph up and down Echo Park’s neighborhood street curbs, and the churro man in Boyle Heights fries and distributes churros as he whistles the same tune his grandfather used to whistle.

CraftNight would like a moment to welcome the Rams back to LA, and their first game was just terrible, but whatever. If you don’t care about football, CraftNight would also like to welcome the brand new spire on Wilshire Grand Center, making it a whole 81 feet taller than the US Bank Building! If you don’t care about football or buildings, continue reading below, maybe something will catch your eye.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


 Starting 7pm, a FANCY early evening VIP craft experience with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, high-end supplies and step-by-step guidance by JP to make a beautiful fall owl note valet with felt flowers!  Find out more HERE!!! 

SEPTEMBER 26th 2016 • AKBAR • 8pm to 10pm >>>> BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!! Six fifty cent sessions of Girls, boys, fall season balls, numbers, gambling, excitable yelling, cocktails, music, mirth! Tell us you’re on the way…


Feminist Acting Class starting this Friday at the Womens Center for Creative Work
Feminist Acting Class is a series of experiments to determine if the form of an acting class can be made feminist, in addition to the content. Part art project, part intellectual experiment and part dynamic physical practice, Feminist Acting Class wants to expand the roles for women, transgender and nonbinary people in theatre and the way that we approach these roles. Taught by Gina Young: queer feminist playwright, director and performer whose work has been seen all over the US and Europe!
More Info



Posted by on September 13, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Multi-Variety Craft

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Leaf Leaf Wreath Wreath • November 6th, 2013


TONIGHT! Wednesday November 6th, 2013 from 9pm to midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Felt Leaf Wreath!
$2 Donation, por favor
$4 NEW DRINK SPECIAL!!! >>> The Lyla! A Ginger Beer and whiskey combo that’ll kick up your heels!

Have you been staring at the door to your igloo, apartment, garage, mansion, shack, (whatever) and gazed at the entryway and thought to yourself “If only I had a wreath with the warm hues of the season to grace the exterior of my dwelling.” Tonight the fantasy can come true, and you can live bigger than the outdoors with your very own home made fall leaf wreath!

In ancient times, a harvest wreath would be hung on the door to help prevent crop failure and plagues. Since there seems to be no shortage of coughing and hacking sick people all around the city right now, you could consider this a preventative measure to ward off the sickly vibes of the flu! The new pagan fall wreath: Better than the flu shot! Or, you could even use your fall wreath as a meditative intentional piece that reminds you to get enough groceries for the Thanksgiving dinner you’ll be cooking in a few weeks.

The one you make tonight won’t be made with home made leaves, although if you find some skittering around on the ground that are colorful enough for this purpose, by all means, bring them in and use ’em!

I have sticky-back felt leaves, some foam leaves, and I’ll have a template for you to cut out your wreath shape from chip board, which means it doesn’t have to be round. You can make a trapezoid or rhombus wreath! And I’ll be bringing all that good scrumple for you to gussy it up, you know, gems, googly eyes, yarn, the stuff to help you really celebrate your way. 

A night to remember, you and your wreath just a walkin’ down the street singin’ do wah diddy diddy dum diddee doo!

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain


Posted by on November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

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CandyCornWitchMouseOrnament • Oct. 3rd, 2012

This Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 from 9pm(ish) until 12(or later) at Akbar,  it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: CandyCornWitchMouseOrnament
$2 Processing Fee
$4 Cosmopolitans: If you ‘ve got the time, we’ve got the cosmo.
Massage Therapist Sky on Duty: Bodywork Special: $14 for 15 minutes, try it!

Your Craft Captain is also Head Candy Corn of so please visit the Gothtober Countdown Calendar and click on one of the 31 pumpkins for a special treat. It’s basically an advent calendar, but for Halloween instead of Xmas. It’s online, it’s free, it’s weird, it’s completely in the spirit of something you shouldn’t be doing, so therefore you should do it immediately.

October’s bright blue weather is here, which means we’re going to pack in as many Halloween crafts as we can, starting with the CandyCornWitchMouseOrnament. It’s a Candy Corn. It’s a Mouse. It’s a Witch. It’s an Ornament! It’s a Mouse! It’s an Ornament! It’s a Candy Corn! It’s a Witch! It’s FOUR things in ONE! Can you handle it? It’s a total multitasking megastar of a craft! You think you’re busy? Try being one of America’s favorite candies, as well as being one of America’s most reviled pests, while also being one of the nation’s most feared supernatural beings AND THEN bring it all together to morph into something everyone likes: a charming, non-threatening non-devil worshipping adorable tchotchke for home decor.

Have you friends of the spacey variety, hang this weird and cheery decoration on their doorknob to remind them that All Hallow’s Eve is less than 30 days away!

More Fun to be had this week:

Texas Loves Lyla! (Akbar’s own Jeffrey Wylie!) October 5th and 7th

CicLAvia 10.7.12 – ALL DAY Sunday!  Pedal your way around Exposition Park,ChinatownMariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, and the newly completed Grand Park downtown, where CicLAvia will converge with the inaugural celebration of the park’s performance lawn.

See you at the craft table, JP Craft Captain

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Posted by on October 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

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