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DIY PaddleBall Game • August 8th, 2018

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at Akbar ’round 9ish to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: DIY PaddleBall Game

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special: Your ticket to Sassytown!  
*********$3 suggested donation, please!

Still at the first half of the last of the summer months, we find ourselves in August. Above average temperatures prevail! The great solar wheel turns its magnifying glass toward us ants and ROASTS us to a crisp, and we hope all goddesses presiding over agriculture will not kill off all the tomatoes. Shark Week is hiding in the month of August somewhere… but who knows when it will attack?!?

What to do with a month like August? Keep on keepin’ on, and thus, we bring you DIY paddleballs.

If you want to paddle, well, we got you one, and you can make it look like whatever you want! Comes with a ball and a string to flex those motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The paddle ball (U.S. Patent 1,529,600) was created in the 1920s and is a classic toy that captured the hearts and minds of America! The original model depicted a cowboy playing paddle ball while riding on a bucking bronco, which would be hard to manage, I’d imagine. You can paint such a scene on the back of your paddleball game, or someone’s name, or a mouse eating a snake, or a certain politician’s face, or whatever you like!

Here’s a GREAT clip from House of Wax showing some paddle ball prowess if I ever saw any:

Paddleball is a game of physical skill and dexterity, and it is a beloved toy of historical importance, so I’ll wholeheartedly agree that having one around helps add merit to one’s living quarters or place of work. Stop typing, writing, office-ing, and give the paddleball a coupla whirls and suddenly you’re reminded that being a person is just incredible, and you should make sure to do more person things, and less dumb/workie things, when possible.

It’s August, and there’s so much more of it ahead, make sure you visit us, we’ll keep the ice cubes cold.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

Upcoming CraftNights: August 15th – Ocean Animal Sand Art, August  22nd, 29th, September 5th, 12th TBA Crafts! >>> 9pm • Wednesdays • Akbar >>> 4356 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 >>>>>> www.craftnightlosangeles.com

 

Posted by on August 5, 2018 in Coloring Craft, Multi-Variety Craft

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TONIGHT!!! Bird-n-Bunny Crafts! • May 23rd, 2018

TONIGHT!!! May 23rd, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Bird-n-Bunny Crafts! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, imbibe the freshness!         
*********$3 suggested donation, please! #CraftNight_sez_thanks!

 

I have lots of bunnies and birds, and I want YOU to make them! That’s this evening, not a lot of details, because I’m outta time, but they are poofy, and I will give you ALL the sparkly doodads you need to spiff’em up!

Come on in and DO IT!!! Yahhhhhhh!!!

On another note: I know you always want to come to CraftNight, but next week, we’re doing our monthly CRAFTIVISM, see our special event below! We’re making 50 care packages for those in need on the streets of LA. We need supplies! If you can’t come, and still wanna help, here’s our Amazon wish list (created by Yelena Litvak), you can send us some stuff and we’ll put it in the boxes! Anything not used in next week’s event will be used for subsequent events for the organization Down but not Out. 

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


MAY MIRTH CONTINUES!   

MAY 30th Craft, CRAFTIVISM SPECIAL EVENT: CraftNight teams up with Down But Not Out to decorate packets of needed sundries to give out to those in need in our city! Donations for supplies welcome! RSVP on our FACEBOOK EVENT!!!

 

 

 

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Assembly Craft

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RETURN of the Unicorn Pins • April 4th, 2018

This Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project:  Unicorn Pins Yayyyyyy!!!! (Paint yer own!)   

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, get yours today!       
*********$3 suggested donation, we’re a scrappy non-profit alive because of you! xoxo 

When we last saw our wooden lasercut unicorn profiles, they were in a box… somewhere. And then I went out of town, and my poor CraftNight Lieutenants couldn’t find them anywhere, and so the unicorns did not star as the craft for that evening. It was a bit of a SNAFU: Situation Normal: Awol Forgotten Unicorns. You know, like they say in the military.

However, I FOUND THEM! I found the UNICORNS! And they’re FUN, and you can wear one after you paint it and glue gems to it and it will just be the everlovin’ BEST. I mean, this creature has been captivating us since 5th century BCE. Marco Polo thought rhinoceroses were the ugliest unicorns he’d ever seen and was super disappointed. Here’s a direct quote from when he was rooting around in Sumatra (formerly Basma):

“The head resembles that of a wild boar, and they carry it ever bent towards the ground. They delight much to abide in mire and mud. ‘Tis a passing ugly beast to look upon, and is not in the least like that which our stories tell of as being caught in the lap of a virgin; in fact, ’tis altogether different from what we fancied.”

Still, people were drawn to the power and mystique of the majestic unicorn. As late as 1741 you could purchase powdered unicorn horn in jars in London pharmacies. Obviously, we don’t have anything as resplendent as that, but well… they are wooden shapes for painting, and the resplendence is up to you.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


SPRING CRAFT SESSIONS and MORE for APRIL! 

11th – Spring Animal Magnets! 

15th – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO 7:30pm in the front Bar, win BIG BOTTLES O’ BOOZE and other fabulous prizes with boys, girls, balls and a whole lotta laffs!!! 50 Cents a Card! 

18th – Terra Cotta Clay Playtime! 

25th – Puffball Creatures! 

 

Posted by on April 3, 2018 in Jewelry Craft, Painting Craft

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Bus Craft! • May 3rd, 2017

This Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Bus Craft!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Come Alive! You’re in the Akbar Generation! 

Ah, the joys of public transportation! We made Snail photoframe kits last week in an effort to slow things down, you know, like a snail. This week we’ll step up our pace and honor the BUS.

It’s a paper bus craft, I’ll have markers on hand so you can develop your own transit company, and I’ll have plenty of sparkles and crafty bits you can use to decorate your ride.

Some of you really don’t love the bus, and yeah, the bus is not always fabulous. But that’s kind of why the bus rocks. Traveling by bus is traveling with an “open sensibility” in that you’ve just got to know that just about anything can happen. There’s no controlling farts, people grooming themselves, people talking out of their faces to themselves or others or who knows, people sometimes have their headphones or even their speakerphones turned up intolerably loud.

Undeniably, when you’re on the bus, it’s all about “us” and not about you. Because you’re carpooling, you’re contributing to cleaner emissions, it’s even safer on a bus than being in a car. You’re helping stop pollution and making the city more walkable and bikable, and you’re part of the city’s mood, the pulse of our together-lifeforce. It’s a civic-minded way to get from one place to the other. Our city isn’t getting smaller or less congested, public transportation is the future, so let’s start by appreciating our BUSES and our BUS DRIVERS!!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

May 10th – Ship Craft! Saiiiiiiilin’ takes me awayyyyy to where I’m goin….

May 17th – Paint-Yer-Own Flower Pot!

May 24th -TBA

May 19th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, FTW!!!!  

May 31st – TBA

 

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in EZ Craft

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BINGO Tonight • Phone Cozy Tomorrow • May 26th/27th, 2015

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This Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!! Project: Phone Cozy  
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, confidence in motion…  

Extra Info bottom of this email about some thangs.

Now then…

Phones are great, they do a lot of great things, and also we should be smashing, forgetting and unplugging them and throwing them in the river. But despite my beliefs, we’re making phone cozies this week at CraftNight, because you probably need one. Everybody needs one.

You need a phone cozy because you’ll drop your phone, and a phone cozy will protect it from getting a nasty crack in it’s zillion dollar touch-sensitive screen.

You need a phone cozy because germs are all around us, and some of those germs will stick to your phone and get on your face or be transported back and forth from your dirty paws and ewwww, gross.

You need a phone cozy because you live in a world where your personal style says EVERYTHING about you and how much success and poise you’ve managed to cultivate in this cutthroat world of professionals. When you answer your phone in business meetings, colleagues will swallow back tears of jealousy and rage because they’ve never seen a phone cozy like yours. Your custom phone cozy will be noticed by the elite, they’ll take your hand and raise you up to the throne of riches and prosperity, and your rivals will be defeated.

If you want all of that, then get thee to Akbar where the spirits flow, the laughter is long, everyone is attractive, and your crafts are waiting.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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TONIGHT!!! (Toosdee) DAY BEFORE CRAFTNIGHT!!! 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 (including 2 bottles of 5-times filtered Cîroc vodka in 2 different tropical flavors), 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 the totally awesome and fabulous GoldenVoice

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JUNE 11th: ARTIST BLOCK TALK WITH JP (that’s me) at Echo Park Film Center! I’m an artist and I know things and I have advice about artist blocks, and making stuff! Come get knowledge and treats! More info FB Event

COMING UP IN SUMMER>>>> CraftNight Campfire Resort at Akbar!!! All of the camping, none of the nature! Huzzah! As soon as the summer solstice hits, it’s campin’ time! Get ready…

 

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Fabric Craft

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