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Relaxing Glitter Coloring Sheets • July 6th, 2016

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TONIGHT! WednesdayJuly 6th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT
Project: Relaxing Glitter Coloring Sheets    
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Good times in every glass! 

I’m going to play easy listening, and we’re going to settle in with some beautiful shiny glittery coloring sheets.
They have themes, these coloring sheets.
Some of them have foxes on them, some of them are about mermaids, others tell the story of the primeval world.
We’re taking it easy, because the 4th of July weekend was action-packed!

Besides, there’s such an emphasis on “blazing your own trail” and “re-inventing the wheel” and “coming up with your specially voiced plan” and I have every belief that we’re all doing that… but sometimes it’s just nice to not have to run every goddamn thing.
Sometimes it’s nice to chill out in a basic way and relax!

So tonight, there is a decidedly uncomplicated project waiting for you at CraftNight.

Have a cocktail, experience the air conditioning, empty your mind of the day’s kerfuffles, chill out with a chilled beverage, and color inside the lines.  

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

Coming UP in Your Hot Hot City

July Heat Superfun: 

AKBAR this Friday >>>> Jeff Rasul Presents: *****BUMP***** 10PM-2AM $5 Cover
A monthly dance party at AKBAR every second Friday of the month.
DJ Steve Cunningham • Spinning 90’s House and Dance • Hot Go-Go Studs

PARTY at the AUTRY (Start of the Summer series!) 
Autry Museum’s popular summer dance series, Thursday evenings July 7–August 18. All ages welcome, reservations recommended
6:00 p.m. Tacos and drinks available for purchase
6:00–8:00 p.m. Galleries and Autry Store open
6:30 p.m. Music begins
7:30 p.m. Complimentary dance lesson led by Enio Cordoba

AKBAR MONDAY, JULY 18th >>> IAN MACKINNON & TRAVIS WOOD present • PLANET QUEER: 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Doors: 7:30 PM• Show: 8 PM • $5 all night
Planet Queer is making its 4th orbit around the Sun! Come celebrate 4 years of Queer performance, art, music, dance and more!

SORORITY: The MONEY Edition 

The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre • Jul 21 at 10 PM to 2 AM • literary salon slash party vibes
wine, beer, coffee drinks and kombucha
>>>> Readings and scenes from PROVVIDENZA CATALANO, AMANDA-FAYE JIMENEZ, KAIT SCHUSTER, INEZ PARRA, MALICE, PACO, RICH YAP, MEGAN AUSTER-ROSEN, ARIEL SHEPHERD-OPPENHEIM, SUJEY LEE COLON + MIA MALDONADO, and ASHLEY GRAHAM from san francisco!
GET TICKETS NOW!

MONDAY • JULY 26th • AKBAR • Bet Yer Bottom BINGOOOOO!!!!
Theme: MuuMuus and Caftans!

Our balls are getting steamy and tropical this month, and we will have glorious prizes for you!
Patron Cintronge, George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, Tijuana Sweet Heat 100% Agave Nectar Tequila, Jim Beam Bonded Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey!!! 50 cents a card, come support the arts and GAMBLE!


 

Posted by on July 6, 2016 in Coloring Craft

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Pet Rocks! • March 30th, 2016

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TONIGHT: Bet Yer Bottom BINGO!!!! 8pm to 10pm it’s boys, balls, girls, prizes, a ramblin’ gamblin’ good time at Akbar!
TOMORROW: Wednesday March 30th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!

Project: Pet Rocks!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Where hospitality meets you at Sunset and Fountain

Access your igneous, your sedimentary, your metamorphic self by making a PET ROCK at Akbar this Wednesday! Rocks are everywhere! We never notice them, they never get the glory and the prestige they deserve, but all of that changes this week. Rocks may seem indestructible, but in fact, they change over hundreds of years, a process we never get to see, because you know… we don’t last as long as rocks.

It has taken eons for these rocks to get to their smooth round shape, yet it will take you probably less than an hour to paint one of these rocks! Your interaction with your rock will be but a pitstop in it’s centuries-long existence. Once you get yourself to a rock and paint it, the rock will endure, as a paper weight, as a doorstop, as an attention-getting sculpture on a bookshelf, it will persist, and be a pet rock, for many years. It may even become a family heirloom! It will be your pet, your friend, your advisor during tough times, a comfort in it’s steadfast, reliable continuation.

It is rare to have a pet that will outlive you. Some people like tortoises or parrots, they have long lifespans, but none of them beat the rock. Pet rocks are quiet, friendly and inexpensive. You never have to change the cedar chips in the cage, or replace newspaper or even take a pet rock for a walk, they are just that easy to take care of, and they will never pee on the rug.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

COMING UP:   

April 6th – Monster Sand Art! Fierce!
April 13th – Finger Puppets! Fabric Fun in your FACE!
April 20th – Spring Grab Bag Crafts! Surprise Packet Love!
April 27th – Egg Carton Creatures!

 

 

Posted by on March 29, 2016 in Collage Craft, Painting Craft

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Halloween Necklace! • Sept. 29th, 2015

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Halloween Necklace! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Silverlake’s best Address 
CURRENTLY ON VIEW Gothtober.com is up and running! See the world’s only countdown calendar to the days of Halloween, brought to you by SparkleBlob (which also powers CraftNight and other arty things…)  

Mother Nature has been roasting and toasting us this Halloween season, enough to make you want to freeze one’s caramel apple and put it on your face to cool down. My goodness these temperatures have been soaring. Meanwhile, we’re going to have the A/C on full blast, and we’ll be playing fun stuff on the Akbar Jumbotron, serving some snacks to go with your drink special, and we will be making Halloween necklaces.

Human beings have been wearing necklaces ever since we figured out how to string stuff together. Necklaces made of stones, animal fangs, teeth, feathers, claws, shells, etc. still hang on wearers buried in ancient tombs. Necklaces stood for status, or royalty, nowadays people wear them for fashion, or for sentimental value, religious reasons, or to make a statement. So we’re giving you an opportunity to make STATEMENT JEWELRY tonight.

Feelin’ tough? Feelin’ pretty? Feelin’ haunted or depraved, strange and eerie? Feelin’ Fun? Are you feelin’ like a Halloween monster goddess? Are you a high priest or an art wizard? Are you the ultimate Halloween romantic?

A good necklace is an accent piece for a well-dressed person, just like a ring or a scarf or necktie or a good set of cufflinks. You’re not going to wear your Halloween necklace everyday, you’ll mix it up with your other pendants and the like. But this is special. This is your message to the masses, worn around your neck to advertise your individuality.

There’s one time of year where you can really overcrowd your look with bizarre accoutrement, so get into it, we dare you. Adorn yourself distastefully, put together a necklace that helps complete or create your fall fashion look.

JP Craft Captain

NEXT WEEK’S CRAFT: More Halloween Treats! 

COMING UP:
Oct. 27th Bet Yer Bottom Bingo: Tuesday • Akbar • 8 to 10pm • COSTUME CONTEST in addition to our usual session of gambling fun! Win big bottles o’ booze, and enjoy our night of boys, girls, balls and other prizes!
Oct. 28th – Craftnight’s BYOPumpkin (or order one through CraftNight!) A night of long knives and scared squash! A CraftNight Halloween FAVORITE!

 

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www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on October 14, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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Autumn Leaf Craft • Sept. 29th, 2015

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This Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Halloween Figurine
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Engineered to move the human spirit. 

Presenting: Beautiful Plaster figurines in three different Halloween themes for you to paint! Get yourself a beverage, sit right down and do some painting while getting to know your fellow Angelenos. Achieve the balance of being and doing in ONE NIGHT!

Your Halloween figurine will bond with your MIND and make you think about peanut brittle, pumpkins, hay rides, fall leaves, cinnamon, pie, tea flavors, creepy masks, Halloween candy, and skeletons. Such a thing might freak you out at first, but remember, it’s not “haunting” you, it’s just “reminding” you. Like an app.

It’s great to be in October, it’s great to feel the rain, it’s great to see big crazy clouds in the sky and people having hot drinks again. Rumor has it that Friday’s going to be HOT, so let’s all meet at CraftNight and hold a “weather seance” to keep temperatures down! Can’t guarantee that anyone will be listening to us, but you should probably be a little buzzed and engrossed in painting your Halloween figurine anyway.

JP Craft Captain

NEXT WEEK’S CRAFT: Halloween Necklace Bonanza! 

COMING UP:
Oct. 27th Bet Yer Bottom Bingo: Tuesday • Akbar • 8 to 10pm • COSTUME CONTEST in addition to our usual session of gambling fun! Win big bottles o’ booze, and enjoy our night of boys, girls, balls and other prizes!
Oct. 28th – Craftnight’s BYOPumpkin (or order one through CraftNight!) A night of long knives and scared squash! A CraftNight Halloween FAVORITE!

CURRENTLY ON VIEW Gothtober.com is up and running! See the world’s only countdown calendar to the days of Halloween, brought to you by SparkleBlob (which also powers CraftNight and other arty things…)   

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on October 6, 2015 in Painting Craft

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Autumn Leaf Craft • Sept. 29th, 2015

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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. 
TOMORROW SEPT 28th: BET YER BOTTOM BINGO at Akbar 8pm to 10pm • Take a chance on big bottles o’ booze, boys, girls, balls and so much more!  WIN the lenticular Medusa! WIN liquor! WIN items for your life! You need it you want it you will reach a state of perfection if only for 30 seconds, please visit us! 

 

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: Gothtober.com see the world’s only countdown calendar to the days of Halloween, brought to you by only the best weirdos.  

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www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on September 28, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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