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Groundhog Day Paper Dolls • January 27th, 2016


This Tuesday it’s BET YER BOTTOM BINGO (read further below for details)
This Wednesday, Jan 20th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!

Project: Magnets 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: America’s World Class Cocktail 

Groundhog Day is almost upon us, are you ready? Did you order enough baby carrots? Do you have the dip ready? Will there be enough chairs? All of the banks are going to close, the grocery stores are going to close early, it’s a madhouse throughout the city as everyone scrambles for the big day.

We will be ready with some special Groundhog-themed treats (involving Oreos ground into dirt, no less) and we will have Groundhog paper dolls that you color and then cut out and stand up for display purposes. Adult coloring books are all the rage right now, so why not sit down with some pens and crayons and color inside OR outside the lines to make your own very unique Groundhog standee? We have everything you need for blowing off steam, we have cocktails, we have music, we have weird stuff playing on the Akbar jumbo-tron, we’ve got people you’ve yet to meet, we’ve got drinks, and we have this little project. Everything is designed for you to de-stress, unwind and sink yourself into a little haven of joy and ease.

Don’t listen to the purists, who think that coloring stuff isn’t making art, those people are just pissed that they didn’t invent coloring themselves. They should probably relax. Coloring is a meditative process, and the act of spacing out is very creative. When you color, you’re giving your brain the mental equivalent of a playground, a big space to run around in and be free. I think coloring in a Groundhog paper doll is doubly relaxing, because these are creatures that know how to SLEEP. Groundhogs know how to relax. If only those weird guys in Punxatawney would stop DIGGING up the groundhogs to see if they’re making shadows!

I was born on Groundhog Day. If you aren’t busy and wish to come in and give me a hug for turning a year older, I certainly won’t stop you.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain



THIS TUESDAY 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!
**February 3rd CRAFTNIGHT – Mardis Gras Disguises
Ohhhhh the LOVE-IN!!! • Featuring the LOVE RAFFLE (Mad mad prize baskets), Valentine Snacks, Cute Friends, Hot Strangers and MORE!






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January 30th, 2013• Groundhog SuperBowl Paper Doll Touchdown Smackdown!


This Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 from 9pm until 12 (sometimes later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!!
Project: Groundhog SuperBowl Paper Doll Touchdown Smackdown
$2 Suggested Donation 
$4 Cosmopolitan Drink Special: The Akbar Cosmo, sheer drinking pleasure. 
GOLDEN PINECONE BADGE: Totally Out! New pin in February!

The annual pagan ritual of the SuperBowl happens this upcoming weekend. The SuperBowl is not going to prognosticate the weather for you, we have groundhogs for that.

In recognition of this ancient sports/woodchuck-oriented weekend I’m combining groundhogs and football to bring you the classic hand-illustrated (by yours truly) groundhog football player paper dolls! Raven and 49er fans will BOTH have an opportunity to dress up and color their groundhog in team colors.

Don’t dig football? Don’t worry! There are other outfits for this cutie of a groundhog, If you want to dress up your “land-beaver” in something more fashionable or interesting, I’ll have an exciting non-football option for you to worth with, and ultimately, everyone should leave CraftNight with a lovely keepsake.

Many exciting ancient pagan winter celebrations ultimately have to do with worrying about whether its going to stay cold forever, or if there is hope, if there is light. Did you know that if you can flip a crépe in a pan with one hand, and hold a 50 cent piece in the other, that’s a sign of prosperity in the coming year? This most current full moon is called “The Wolf Moon” because wolves are getting hungry, the forest is no longer lush with rabbits and rats to eat, food is disappearing! Be glad you don’t live in a yurt where a wolf nose might poke into your tent hoping to eat you! Did you know that people carry candles at Candlemas because when the infernal god, Pluto kidnapped Proserpine (Persephone) and took her to his swanky underground lair, her Mom, Ceres (Demeter), searched in vain for her with candles? The pope totally tried to turn that pagan holiday around by saying it was about the Virgin Mary, and nobody really cared as long as they got to walk around together in the dead of winter holding candles, so there you have it.

Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yeah! Ahem… I was born on Geary St. in San Francisco, I’ve got sourdough and fog in my blood, therefore: GO NINERZZZZ!!!! (Couldn’t help it, I know you’re rolling your eyes…)

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain


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