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Snowman Box Etc. • January 31st, 2018

TONIGHT! Wednesday, JANUARY 31st, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: Snowman Box and MORE! 

*******Drink Specials for your face! Tasty Times!   
*********$3 suggested donation, thank you for supporting the arts!  

I have these adorable but no-frills snowman boxes that are kind of TOO EASY to make. This means an extra side project will also be offered, because honestly, in the time you have to make this craft, you won’t even be halfway through your vodka soda, or redbull, or whatever you’re drinking!

 

2018 marks the 16th year of CraftNight in service, and tonight will be a Full Blue Moon Winter Session, so I’m quite giddy about that! Let us celebrate kinship and having January togetherness while making snowman boxes when it’s been weirdly hot outside! Maybe if we make enough snowman boxes, winter will come back and be cold!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


WINTER SESSION 

FEB 7th –  Dr. Sketchy figure drawing class at 8pm, followed by LA Rock Painting! LA Rocks!!!

FEB 14th – Special Event! The Great CraftNight LOVE-IN (Prizes! Treats! Love!)

FEB 18th – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO!!! Gambling, Winning, Singing, Drinking, Dabbing, Dotting, Laughing!

FEB 21st, FEB 28th – YES THERE WILL  BE CRAFTS YAHHHHHH!!!! We’re relentless and forever, we’re CraftNight. 

 

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Suncatchers • January 24th, 2018

This Wednesday, JANUARY 24th, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: SUNCATCHERS

*******Drink Specials for your face! Yummy Yummy!  
*********$3 suggested donation, thank you for supporting the arts!  

The wispy high-up twirling clouds and gorgeous blue sky are just bringin’ it so much that we gotta make sun catchers! I have all this stuff to do, but I just want to feel that brisk wind in my face, watch my scarf whirl in the wintry wind as I hurry to and fro with errands aplenty! But I guess I could take a break, yeah, I guess I could do that and make a sun catcher at CraftNight in the rumpus room at Akbar.

I suppose I could have a delicious beverage and saunter over to where paint and supplies are waiting for me, and I could wax creative. I could be that  cold season character, I could build camaraderie with strangers and let out a lusty guffaw over my mini-plastic-flagon of spirits. I could reach out to a hearty band of souls on a chilly night, offering my fellowship and goodwill.

It’s National Compliment Day, and it’s National Peanut Butter Day, so already those are some pretty good topics of conversation. It wouldn’t require much effort to start talking about such things. It’s also Beer Can Day and Belly Laugh Day, one cannot lose with those good days of observation taking up squares on the calendar. Do not be hindered by the hurdles of the day, they are gone, and all that awaits you is a bevy of high-quality experiences manufactured onsite under our roof at the corner of Sunset and Fountain.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


WINTER SESSION 

JAN 31st – Crafts 9pm • Akbar • Winter Sessions Craft TBA

FEB 7th –  Dr. Sketchy figure drawing class at 8pm, followed by LA Rock Painting! LA Rocks!!!

FEB 14th – Special Event! The Great CraftNight LOVE-IN (Prizes! Treats! Love!)

FEB 18th – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO!!! Gambling, Winning, Singing, Drinking, Dabbing, Dotting, Laughing!

FEB 21st, FEB 28th – YES THERE WILL  BE CRAFTS YAHHHHHH!!!! We’re relentless and forever, we’re crafts. 

 

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Dr. Sketchy, then Color a Calavera! • October 18th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, October 18th at Akbar: 
8pm to 10pm DR. SKETCHY “IT” Halloween Figure Drawing! (see link below: SO MUCH FUN!!)

9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: Color-Your-Own Calavera! (skull)  

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Give an Ice Cube it’s moment of glory!

Come on in at 8pm if you want to do some figure drawings, then stick around for our wonderful night of painting beautiful lasercut calavera shapes!

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

RIGHT NOW on your PHONE, YOUR LAPTOP, WHATEVER:

GOTHTOBER 2017 Visit www.gothtober.com and see 31 works by 31 different contributors, each day a new one revealed! Works by Akbar bartenders, Kimberly Kim, and Jennifer’s pup “The Stig” on the horizon! It’s all online, you don’t have to go anywhere or do anything, watch from your phone, your tablet, your desktop!


UPCOMING!  

 

#5 >>>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!

#6 >>> Oct 22nd – Sunday 7pm Bet Yer Bottom Bingo HALLOWEEN STYLE!!! A rotten, putrid, haunted evening of depraved behavior and boozy rewards! FB Event HERE!

Oct 11th – Haunted Lasercut skull shape painting project! Oct 25th – CraftNight’s Annual PUMPKIN CARVING Festival! Reserve a Pumpkin or BYOP!!!

 

Posted by on October 18, 2017 in Painting Craft, Uncategorized

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TONIGHT! Dr. Sketchy THEN Paint-A-Statue! • August 23rd, 2017

*TONIGHT at AKBAR!!!
**8pm to 10pm – Dr. Sketchy’s Figure Drawing Class with models in BACK TO THE FUTURE GARB!!! [more info] 
***9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: Paint-a-Statue!!!

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Serving Up Class in a Glass for Your Ass! 

It is indeed time for confederate statues to GO, maybe just leave the horses, and remove the riders? It’s all about statues and nature for the rest of September over here at CraftNight.

I’ve got darling little figurines of both jungle life AND marine life, which is just as well, because holy crap! We need to remind people that NATURE IS IMPORTANT, by golly!!! Come in and paint a plaster facsimile of the choices I’ve procured for you: Hippos, Lions, Monkeys, Elephants, Fish, Dolphins, Whales, Frogs and maybe even a wayward unicorn, kitten or grasshopper, if you’re lucky!

Because I know there are too many terrible things going on in the world right now, but the National Parks turn 101 years old this Friday. And the reason that such a thing is important is that OMG it’s a miracle our monuments have lasted this long, and now these places are in very real danger. The American Antiquities Act was created in 1906 to keep buttheads from stealing ancient native artifacts from archeological sites. In more recent history, presidents have used the act to keep greedy jerks from destroying the land with bulldozers, commercial development and pollution.

In the words of my good friend, Roz Helfand

“The head of the Department of the Interior is filling his staff with mining and logging industry people. The country’s at a moral crossroads regarding how we think about environmental stewardship and long term health vs. short term jobs and convenience.”

The White House is reviewing 27 monuments set aside for conservation. These are OUR public lands and waters, you’re going to look at this list and FREAK OUT. The Giant Sequoia groves are up for review. The Mariana Trench is up for review. It’s not okay. This week and next are dedicated to learning more about what we can do to help protect and preserve these places from the oil, mining and timber industries. And of course this week and next are also dedicated to camaraderie, good times, good vibes, strong cocktails, creative energy, and being fabulous.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

August 28th – Muu Muu Themed Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!!! 8pm to 10pm • Six games of boys, girls, balls, debauchery and PRIZES!!!! BREAKFAST MACHINE RAFFLE INCLUDED in evening shenanigans! [more info]

August 30th – National Parks Craft! It’s time for Craftivism, we’re focusing on the national parks, because we need to protect our wildlands for now and future generations!

September will have MORE Dr. Sketchy, a special workshop from the Red Cross, LA Rocks, Fall Bet Yer Bottom Bingo, and LOTS of CRAFTS!

Also there’s under SIX days left to apply for The Gothtober Countdown Calendar… Gothtober is accepting applications. 

  

 

Posted by on August 23, 2017 in Painting Craft

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Protest Poster Painting Party • January 18th, 2017

This Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Protest Poster Painting Party  
FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Sponsored by Akbar! 
$4 Drink specials from Akbar: We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We Didn’t Come Out of the Closet for This Shit!!!  

CraftNight gets UPPITY!!!!
There are THREE HUGE Demonstrations in Los Angeles this week!
We invite your beautiful brave butt to Akbar to Help Make Protest Signs for the upcoming rallies for yourself and others!
Come and paint and drink while supplies last!!!!

Here is the FB Event Page, please RSVP so that we can be sure to have enough supplies on hand.

Exercise your first amendment rights to be seen and heard:

**** Rally to Save Roe – Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 PM NCJW | LA Council House 543 N Fairfax. Los Angeles, 90036

**** United Against Hate Inauguration March Los Angeles – Friday Jan 20 at 11 AM – 6 PM • Olympic/Figeroa [LA Live]

**** Womens March Los Angeles – Saturday, January 21 at 9 AM Pershing Square

We will have poster board, paints, brushes, example slogans, and handouts about:
1.) Why public protest is important and useful
2.) What your rights are during a peaceful public protest
3.) Information on the organizations holding demonstrations and the issues they represent
4.) Guidelines on further types of activism

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Upcoming Crafts and Events:

January 25th Craft: Winter Birdhouse Thermometer Kit!
February 1st Craft: Conversation Caterpillar Craft!
February 8th Craft: CraftNight’s Depraved Valentine Party!!!

Wednesday January 30th • 8pm • Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! ~~~~ The Winter Hearth Edition. We kickoff the year with numbers on balls, cozy and toasty,  just the way you like it! Win big bottles o’ booze and other goodies!

 

Posted by on January 17, 2017 in Freeform Craft, Messy Craft, Painting Craft

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