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Birch Disk Amulet • June 1st, 2016

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TONIGHT! WednesdayJune 1st, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Birch Disk Amulet for YOU!  
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Akbar Cocktails, the taste of Silverlake! 

Today is my wife’s birthday! She’s coming to CraftNight! Pop in and give her a hug!
Coral was just in the mountains, she has just returned home.
To ease her back into the LA city lifestyle, we’re doing a birch disk craft that you can paint and wear around your neck.
It looks super rustic, you can either paint stuff on it, or just glue things to it, a super easy craft, you should do it, yeah.
Let the forest be your guide, dance with the mammal inside your mind.
Get in touch with the leaves and the sap and the branches, it’s almost summer!

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

JUNE IS HERE!  

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THIS SATURDAY It’s DAYLIGHT CRAFTNIGHT at the ART OUT!!! Read More!!!

Saturday, June 4 at 1:00 pm in West Hollywood Park it’s a FREE public event!!! 

Bring the kids and the babies and anyone who likes parks, music, poetry, crafts, performance and fun, all in a queer-friendly environment for your fancy sunshine picnic !

 

Posted by on June 1, 2016 in Painting Craft

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Wooden Bead Jewelry Necklaces • January 13th, 2016

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Wednesday, Jan 13th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Wooden Bead Jewelry Necklaces
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Tastes great, less filling!   

Last week we fused our intentions with fusion beads. There’s nothing like heated plastic to make you feel accomplished and ready for 2016! Now we’re up for another Wednesday, and it’s time to make wooden bead necklaces that you paint yourself. This is a pretty straightforward craft, there are beads here in many shapes and sizes, some of them rounder, some of them more flat, there are many different kinds. They are raw wood, which means, if you want to sass them up, you’ve got to paint them! Lucky for you, we do have paint, and brushes, and all the stuff you need to create the color scheme you want for your bead necklace.

To paint a bead is to have a moment. Crafting is designed to slow you down and make you contemplate those everyday things you might not notice: a new pair of socks, a cup of tea that is the perfect temperature, the perfect fluffy brilliance of some clouds you noticed when you were walking into the grocery store. The minutia of life particles that pass you by can be forgotten so easily, this bead-painting journey I’m offering is an opportunity to pay attention to some life. Paint a bead that reminds of you of your dish soap. Paint a bead that reminds you of the friend that wrote you a poignant email. Paint a bead that resembles the weird overpriced teddy bear you saw at a department store.

Paint a story, paint your truth and then wear your truth. You have a lot of stuff going on, and it’s all interesting and weird and ghastly and meaningful and a goddamn gift, that’s right. And if someone asks you about the trippy beads you’re wearing that you painted yourself, you can look them square in the eye and say “This one reminds me of an overpriced teddy bear I saw” and they’ll say “OMG what?” next thing you know, the two of you are talking, and we have HUMAN CONNECTION. Or… they think you are a total crackpot and they steer clear of you forever and that, my friend, is also a gift, that’s right.

Share some paint, share some beads, share your stories, share despair, triumph, hopes, and dreams. It’s at CraftNight, waiting for you, a little Wednesday thing.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

JANUARY’S GOT THE GOODS  

January 20th – It’s DIY Magnets EXTREME, a custom curiosity explored by you and everyone who joins us!

January 26th BINGO: Tuesday 8pm to 10pm it’s Bet Yer Bottom Bingo with the big bad prizes you’ve come to love us for, so come on in and try your luck with booze, girls, boys, balls, it’s the best in neighborhood gay bar gambling!

January 27th – Groundhog Day Paper Dolls

February – Get ready for Mardi Gras, CraftNight’s Valentine LOVE-IN Party, and Chinese New Year! 

 

 

Posted by on January 11, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Painting Craft

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Rainbow Necklace • June 10th, 2015

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This Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Rainbow Necklace 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, you’re in good hands with Akbar
[Attend an Artist Block Talk with JP THIS THURSDAY! Also other things! [info below]

Just in time for LA PRIDE is our oh so posh and showy RAINBOW NECKLACE KIT that you MUST have. Darlin’ it’s that time of year, where you gotta flaunt your queer. Honey, these colors don’t run, we will be waiting for you with all hues blazing so that you can create your very own bejeweled adornment for the high holidays of LGBTQ visibility, activism and kickass celebration!

I certainly hope you’re planning your outfit, you don’t want to be a colorless blah out there on Santa Monica when party weekend hits.  In the name of legal equality and social acceptance, you’d be so classy to put on something sassy or brassy in honor of those who fought before us, and those who are fighting now. This means if you CAN be visible this month, DO IT.

Here’s the parade info, in case you wanna get a nice tan and give a cheer to some fine upstanding queers this weekend!

Parade Day/Time: June 14th, 11am
Parade Starts: Crescent Heights and Holloway, moves westward
Parade Ends: Santa Monica and ends at Robertson.
Bathroom spots: Crescent Heights, Sweetzer, La Cienega, Palm, and Robertson

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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www.akbarsilverlake.com

SIZZLING SUMMER SYMPOSIUMS

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

JUNE 12th: DYKE DAY in ELYSIAN PARK! Free, all-ages, inclusive DYKE EVENT! Find out more!

SPONSOR BILL COLE!!! You know the beautiful blue-eyed door fellow at Akbar? He’s stern but ever so amiable? That’s Bill Cole, and he’s doing the AIDS Walk San Francisco. Please send some cash toward his campaign! 

COMING UP IN SUMMER>>>> CraftNight Campfire Resort at Akbar, Bears in Space, Bingo… oh it’s a great month!

 

Posted by on June 8, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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Bunny Necklace and EGG HUNT! • April 1st, 2015

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This Wednesday April 1st, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Bunny Necklace AND Egg Hunt!  
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials to put a spring in your step!  

Want to find an egg with a TREAT in it? I hope so, because I’ve got some treats, and I got some eggs, and we’ll have a small auxiliary spring time game for you to play. An egg is waiting for each crafter, and what’s in it will be a token of CraftNight’s appreciation just for you!

Our main craft is an Easter bunny necklace that will be a hit at any Easter appointment you’ll be attending this Sunday. Spring is for bunnies, lambs and chicks, it’s for tiny shoots of grass and puffy clouds, and blue skies! It’s for cleaning out your spice cabinet, getting rid of old stuff in your drawers and getting new spiffy clothing for running around outside! You can officially pack up all that cold weather stuff, LA is warming up and gearing up for funshine.

EXTRA CRAFT: Tissue paper flowers for the upcoming WEDDING RECEPTION! From this point until the April 22nd, every CraftNight will be making tissue paper flowers for the festivities (in addition to that week’s craft of course)! You’re invited to help us out! Come and volunteer your hand at an old art!

UPCOMING
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!!!!
APRIL 27th, 8pm, AKBAR >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! Big Bottles of Booze and other prizes, it’s your night of 50 cent bingo cards and a chance to win EXCITING ITEMS!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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Charming Bird Necklace Power Amulet • May 14th, 2014

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Charming Bird Theme Necklace Kit 
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Special: “The Lyla” • Your Ticket to Urban Paradise!
Expert Craft Ops Specialist and CraftNight Lieutenant, Elaine Walker at the helm tonight!
SPECIAL APPEARANCE by the Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere! Serenading you sometime after 9:45 or so…

You know you want to make crafts to the sounds of beautiful strings strumming lovely hits of today and yesteryear, right? And you know you want to stroll the sidewalks of your city wearing a “Charming Bird Necklace” that will charm people so outrightly, so unabashedly, that they’ll just be filled with an elation they can’t describe?

The Charming Bird Necklace cuts through the crap and says things we’re all trying to say: The World is Beautiful, Birds are Rad, Air is for Breathing, People are Nice, It’s HOT in Los Angeles… The Charming Bird Necklace makes it so that you don’t have to say these truths, you can just WEAR them and it does the work for you. It’s highly pragmatic to have an accessory that does the work for you, no?

Wear this Bird Necklace to outings and events and just see how many doors it will open for you. Your Charming Bird Necklace will help you concentrate on your 18-month plans AND your long term dreams. The Charming Bird Necklace is your personal power amulet, enhancing your talents and ambitions! What’s more, the oppressive LA heat will hopefully subside and it will be lovely to have a cooling cocktail, a craft project, friends old and new, and yes: LIVE UKULELES!!!

Be near us, Elaine will probably be wearing a dress that you need to see.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

PS – Do NOT forget your oxygen mask when you take off on your Sky Kanga (see photo)

www.akbarsilverlake.com
www.crafthead.com

 

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

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