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Floating Ship • May 20th, 2015

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This Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!! Project: Floating Ship  
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, get to mingling, soon you’ll be tingling! 

It’s a simple foam ship, you assemble it, decorate it, and then head out on the high seas!

Against the elements, despite the primal dangers of the seas and the universe’s seemingly or total non-obligation to serve you in any way, you are OUT THERE on the water living, surviving, being fabulous!

This craft is so awesome because it really does float, you can take it to a friend’s pool and watch it bob around on the drink. You can pretend to be fiercely obsessive Captain Ahab or instead pretend to be tattooed and determined Queequeg! Navigate your boat your way, independent, free and to different shores.

Take that ship, take that plane, even if it’s for one day, even if it seems impossible. There is power in the “reset” button. Give yourself a different environment, some silence, some trees, I don’t know, whatever it is that you don’t usually get, do your best to detach from the grind, and have some recreation.

Are you aware that every American owns the deed to 635 million acres of public land? I’m talkin’ about Yosemite! Yellowstone! The Grand Canyon! Carlsbad! The Great Smoky Mountains! And then I heard crafts and cocktails is a pretty good local substitute if you just can’t get away.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

NEXT WEEK!!!! WIN BIG AT BINGO!!!!  May26th, 8pm – 10pm, AKBAR >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 50 cents per card, prizes galore including drink tickets, boozy bottles of spirits, strange and fantastic treats plus a killer grand prize this month! THE GOLDEN BINGO GRAND PRIZE OMG: CIARA!!!Saturday May 30 – Club Nokia. Doors 8pm – show 9pm ONE PAIR OF TICKETS!!!

Tickets courtesy of GoldenVoice

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Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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Ant Plane Caterpillar: Choose! • March 18th, 2015

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This Wednesday March 18th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Noteholders in THREE varieties! Ant, Plane, Caterpillar! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials! Your Springtime Cocktail Headquarters. 

Don’t just stand there like a ninny with your notes in your hands, MAKE A NOTE HOLDER!
You’ll have three different possibilities:

ADORABLE ANTS – Ants are associated with diligence, cooperation and industry. They can also stand for social conformity and mass action. This one is a twee little kit with puffballs and googly eyes, a clip and a magnet for you to attach to the ant. It works! It’s an ant, it’s very anty.

PLEASING PLANES – Say you want your notes to be held in a higher consciousness, this plane note holder is perfect for that! Remind yourself daily of the aspirations you have and new heights to which you are headed! The plane note holders are red, yellow and blue, and are just the sort of bright thing to brighten up a fridge or dungeon lair.

CUDDLY CATERPILLARS – If you want your note holder to carry an aura that signifies an era of change, this is the one for you. People come to Los Angeles to become themselves, and this note holder can remind you daily that you manifest each day as you choose. Comes with a leaf for the caterpillar to sit on, it’s a real humdinger!

Coming Up
• March 24th >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! 8pm – 10pm [Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze, Prizes!]
APRIL 1st >>> Bunny Necklaces and EGG HUNT! Special Prizes… if you can find ’em! 
* April 26th >>> Your Craft Captain is getting married, come to the reception at AKBAR!!! Bring your friends and celebrate Lesbian LOVE! There will be karaoke from 8 to 10, dancing, drink specials, lesbian antics, entertainment and legally wedded bliss. 8:30pm until 1:45am Woooo!!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on March 16, 2015 in Painting Craft

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Wooden Disguises • March 11th, 2015

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This Wednesday March 11th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Wooden Disguises for Your Exotic, Mysterious Life! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, everyone gets more lovely with each sip! 

You see someone walking down the street that you do NOT want to see. There are no trashcans or cars or walls for you to duck behind, they are walking toward you, leaning forward, searching for recognition. Quick! Rustle around in your rucksack and pull out your trusty disguise, it’s made of wood, and it looks like a robot, kitty, puppy or butterfly! Expertly you hide your face behind the themed facade, and the opposite party shrugs and walks on by thinking “Huh, to think it could’ve been…”

You will fool anybody and everybody with this wooden disguise mask. Reconnaissance has never been this easy! Fool someone into thinking you aren’t in the room, go incognito to avoid press detection, go undercover in your city to fight for justice!

In other news, it’s NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH so we’re kicking up our heels and feeling rather snazzy, having been at the Craft Table for going on 13 years now, how about that? There will be small but mighty surprises for March’s CraftNight crafters, mark my words.

Other March highlights are: Irish-American Heritage Month, Quinoa Month, National Frozen Food Month and “Mad for Plaid” Month.

Coming Up
• March 24th >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! 8pm – 10pm [Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze, Prizes!]
* April 26th >>> Your Craft Captain is getting married, come to the reception at AKBAR!!! Bring your friends and celebrate Lesbian LOVE! There will be karaoke from 8 to 10, dancing, drink specials, lesbian antics, entertainment and legally wedded bliss. 8:30pm until 1:45am Woooo!!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on March 10, 2015 in Messy Craft, Painting Craft

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Foam Animal Menagerie • March 4th, 2015

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TONIGHT! March 4th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Foam Animal Menagerie!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, all of the flavor and none of the nonsense!

Coming Up
• March 24th >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! 8pm – 10pm [Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze, Prizes!]
* April 26th >>> Your Craft Captain is getting married, come to the reception at AKBAR!!! Bring your friends and celebrate Lesbian LOVE! There will be karaoke from 8 to 10, dancing, drink specials, lesbian antics, entertainment and legally wedded bliss. 8:30pm until 1:45am Woooo!!!!

On to tonight’s Craft! 

Oooh, these little foam animal kits are just adorable. Make one and hide it in a friend’s abode or workplace where it will surprise and delight them to no end! This is an assembly craft, where you either assemble the parts according to instructions, or you don’t follow instructions at all and just make whatever the heck you want and have a great time. Some of the animals are bona fide creatures we know and love in our world and some of them are dragons. They are small: perfect for glove compartments, desks, backpacks and dashboards.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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January 19th, 2011 • TIN CAN Craft

This Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 from 9pm – 12(ish) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!

Project: Tin Can Crafts • $2 processing fee, please

Drink Special: $4 Cosmopolitans

I bet you didn’t know that January 19th is Tin Can Day. Seriously, this was the actual day of the birth of the tin can, and the actual date that the tin can was patented in 1810! The first tin cans were so thick, you had to hammer at them like crazy. Like many “technologically advanced” inventions, it was a pain in the arse, but developments were still in the works.

In 1835, someone decided to put BEER in cans, and then pop-top cans appeared in 1959 making it a total party. Since then the cans have gotten thinner, we have fancy tools to open them, and the things inside of cans these days will blow your mind right out the window with all the leaves. If you don’t believe me, check out this blog of the weirdest stuff in cans, it’s got pictures! The trusty tin can is still entirely recyclable, corrosion resistant, and durable, and I think, very worthy of honor and merit.

So we’re going to do CAN crafts, we’ll have tin cans, and felt, foam, and glue, and some ideas, and we’re going to have a good ol’fashioned can-crafting party. You can make a string telephone, a pencil holder, a bank, a treat jar, salt and pepper shakers, vase, toothbrush holder, tea bag holder, etc.

And NO I’m not bringing tin snips or nails for you to punch holes in the cans. DRINKING and SHARP OBJECTS DO NOT MIX! But if you want to bring your own tin snips at your own risk, go ahead! If a fellow crafter wants to borrow your tools… smell their breath and ask them how many fingers you’re holding up, then use your best judgement.

Neither Akbar nor CraftNight is responsible if you slice through your finger, poke out your eye or remove someone’s spleen, you hear me? I can’t believe I actually had to type that, but California (The Golden State) is full of surprises… and court rooms.

I am gathering as many tin cans that I can find before CraftNight, if you have any that you don’t need, would you mind contacting me? I’ll take them off your hands! Here, you can use this handy contact form…

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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Akbar’s Site

 

Posted by on January 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

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