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Heart-Shaped Keepsake Box • March 15th, 2017

TONIGHT! March 15th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Heart-Shaped Keepsake Box  
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: We Love to Drink and it Shows!    

Heart-shaped boxes are here, come get one while supplies last, gussy it up with paint, sparkles and such, and then do with it what you like! This is that time of year where you start reading dumb articles titled “Make the Most of Your Drawers” or “The Golden Rules of Vacuuming” and all that Spring Cleaning riffraff in all the magazines and periodicals. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, the earth has tilted, and the vernal equinox arrives on the 20th, meaning you can put away the heavy outerwear, and replace it with “light jackets” for your nightlife galavanting.

That’s why you’re gonna need this heart box. It will help you make the most of everything! It’s the perfect for all seasons, the best size for keeping jellybeans, keys, bandaids, paperclips, tacks, erasers, love notes, any ol’ thing you want. If you don’t want to clutter up your home with it, paint it nice, put a gift, keepsake or gift in there, and give it away!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

March 22nd – 3-D Yellow Submarines!

March 27th – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO!!!! 8pm to 10-ish (However long it takes to play 6 games!) Akbar!

March 29th – Optical Illusion Sand Art!

April 5th – Easter Baskets!

 

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Mardi Gras Disguises • Feb 3rd, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Mardis Gras Masks 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: The Only Way to Fly 

We want you to be prepared for Mardi Gras, which is why we’ve got some clever disguises for you. Wear one of these DIY masks, and next day, your boss can’t accuse you of being the one in the middle of the fray, shaking your moneymaker, showing your bits and drinking with abandon. Paint and decorate it any way you wish, and then get out there, explore the world as another being, as someone or something else, unhindered by the confines of your regular identity.

Because with the disguise you wear, you are free, and no one can tell who you are, or what your job is, or what you love, or how you do your life, or what you’ve got in your wallet. There will be contrition and regret at times, but Fat Tuesday is not one of them. Fat Tuesday is for yelling “F*CK YOOOO!!!!” as loud as possible when they tell you to get off the table. Fat Tuesday is for eating ALL the donuts and being goddamn proud of it.

Mardi Gras is the largest masked party in North America, we don’t want you to miss it. Wear your mask for ritual, for celebration, for the love of art and pageantry and showing off. Wear your mask in order to overturn conventions with style.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

COMING UP:    

***February 10th CRAFTNIGHT – ANNUAL CRAFTNIGHT LOVE-IN!!!!
Ohhhhh the LOVE-IN!!! • Featuring the LOVE RAFFLE SURPRISE BASKETS • “Phantom of the Paradise” on the Akbar Jumbotron • Snacks • Limited edition magnet badge • Guaranteed Valentine from your Craft Captain • Music • Romance • Bromance • Sisters • Sinners • Love and all of its complicated meanings and feelings

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February 17th – Chinese New Year Neon Monkey Door Hangers
February 24th – Princess Ice Castles
March 4th – Adorable Finger Puppets

TUESDAY February 23rd BINGO: Tuesday 8pm to 10pm it’s Bet Yer Bottom Bingo the night of fast and loose chances in your favorite bar with knock-out prizes and big bottles of booze! Boys, Girls, Balls, and that winning feeling!

 

Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Messy Craft, Painting Craft, Wearable Craft

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Snappy Trappy DIY Note Holders • August 12th, 2015

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This Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Snappy Trappy DIY Note Holders with CraftNight Resport Counselor and Lieutenant, Vero LeBron!    
RUMOR: The S’MORE GNOME WILL BE VISITING!!! (Want a s’more?) 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Mama said there’d be days like this… 

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT IS !  

A Rip-roarin’ rustic craft project awaits you this week, one you can really sink your teeth into, one that’s pretty ingenious, thanks to Vero Lebron, who will be leading this week’s CraftNIght! She will take you through the steps to help you make the coolest note holder YET. You’ll be turning an every day object into a fabulous note holder!

Paint it, decorate it, put a magnet on the back of it, voila, your snappy trappy note holder will hold all of those annoying loose papers in the kitchen! It’s a spot for receipts, a place for wayward postcards, you can keep one on your desk to keep track of forms!

Also, the S’more Gnome will be with us this Wednesday evening, making sure your sweet tooth is well-attended and given enough marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate. Nothing says summer fun like s’mores! You can tell everyone you went camping and you never went outside. If you TRY our “archery” game and you get a bullseye, you will a FREE DRINK!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

PS- We will also have Resort badges for anyone who wants to earn them. You can get this week’s limited edition badgex-, and you can also earn the Angie Cho Badge, the campfire badge, the Kenefick Mind Pavilion badge, and who knows what else…

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HOT AUGUST NIGHTS 

CRAFTNIGHT RESORT’S UPCOMING CRAFTS:
***** August 19th – Wooden Planes! You Paint and Decorate!
***** Cork Crafts, Sewing Crafts, Assembly Crafts! Coming Up! 

***** Origami for your LIFE, simple and complicated paper projects!

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!! 
AUGUST 25th • 8pm – 10pm • AKBAR • 50 Cents a Card ••••• What are we doing? NASTY BINGO!!! The night will sparkle with prurient pervy splendor! Prizes from The Pleasure Chest and The Stockroom, as well as big bottles o’ booze will be ready for you, so don’t be shy, gather all that loose change and come gamble at the gay bar! 

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Posted by on August 11, 2015 in Messy Craft, Painting Craft

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50 Shades of Suncatchers • February 18th, 2015

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TONIGHT! February 18th, 2015 at Akbar from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Suncatchers!
$3 Processing Fee
$4 Drink specials *** If you’re gonna knock yer socks off, knock ’em off with Akbar’s signature style cocktails!***
Coming up next week: Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! Tuesday February 24th [TREATS, GIRLS, HOOTCH, BOYS, BALLS, PRIZES, FANFARE, FUN!!!!]

Are you a:

  • Frosted Mini Spooner
  • Tootie Fruity
  • Marshmallow Matey
  • Honey Nut Scooter
  • Boyardee Ravo Spinner
  • Angel Soft Toilie Papel
  • Spam Anvil
  • Helicopter Pie

No matter! Whatever your personal preferences and peccadillos may be, we’ve got suncatchers for you. There are many different types. I’ve got chickies, kitties, puppies, monkeys, elephants, fishies, lions, bugs, flowers, kites, cars and one frog.
They’re made of plastic, they are clear, and the special suncatcher paint you pool within their rigid borders will be the colors and shades that you choose. Many of them come with googly eyes, and the intention with the finished product is that you’ll hang yours in a window. The sun will shine through it, and it will be CAUGHT by the suncatcher and brighten your day.
Anyone else who spies it will also have their day brightened.
This craft is so easy it’s practically fail-safe, which as you know, I do not endorse. If you have any friends who are afraid of failure, bring them to CraftNight at Akbar, because even the most unloved suncatcher is a beautiful suncatcher.

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain

 

Posted by on February 18, 2015 in Painting Craft

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Painty-Painty Figurine Time! • September 4th, 2013

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This Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 from 9pm – midnight or later, at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Paint a Figurine! 
$2 Processing fee
$4 Cosmopolitans! The Akbar Cosmo: Enriching the Lives of People We Touch. 

Coming across many tiny plaster figurines of dogs, bugs, unicorns, frog princes and what-not, far be it from your Craft Captain to not capitalize on the situation: I got ’em ALL. If you like coloring, then you’ll probably like painting one of these things, it’s like a 3-D coloring book, except not! It’s painting a tiny statue, which is easy if you paint it all one color, and hard if you paint it over 10 colors! And you can sparkle it up with some glitter glue and add whatever you need to take things further.

September means back to school, back to books, back to teachers and dirty looks, and on the horizon is the Autumnal Equinox. Autumn approaches with each shorter summer evening sunset, pink slashes through the sky, a thousand billowy cumulonimbus organza ball gowns coloring the golden atmosphere. At some point, the earth will tilt just that much, that teeny bit that will make leaves fall and the sky a bit more blue. But until that happens, the tomatoes and the berries are perfect, baseball season is getting very exciting, and with this heat, any body of water is still quite inviting.

Please drop in to CraftNight and see us if you’re so inclined.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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Posted by on September 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

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