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Bus Craft! • May 3rd, 2017

This Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Bus Craft!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Come Alive! You’re in the Akbar Generation! 

Ah, the joys of public transportation! We made Snail photoframe kits last week in an effort to slow things down, you know, like a snail. This week we’ll step up our pace and honor the BUS.

It’s a paper bus craft, I’ll have markers on hand so you can develop your own transit company, and I’ll have plenty of sparkles and crafty bits you can use to decorate your ride.

Some of you really don’t love the bus, and yeah, the bus is not always fabulous. But that’s kind of why the bus rocks. Traveling by bus is traveling with an “open sensibility” in that you’ve just got to know that just about anything can happen. There’s no controlling farts, people grooming themselves, people talking out of their faces to themselves or others or who knows, people sometimes have their headphones or even their speakerphones turned up intolerably loud.

Undeniably, when you’re on the bus, it’s all about “us” and not about you. Because you’re carpooling, you’re contributing to cleaner emissions, it’s even safer on a bus than being in a car. You’re helping stop pollution and making the city more walkable and bikable, and you’re part of the city’s mood, the pulse of our together-lifeforce. It’s a civic-minded way to get from one place to the other. Our city isn’t getting smaller or less congested, public transportation is the future, so let’s start by appreciating our BUSES and our BUS DRIVERS!!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

May 10th – Ship Craft! Saiiiiiiilin’ takes me awayyyyy to where I’m goin….

May 17th – Paint-Yer-Own Flower Pot!

May 24th -TBA

May 19th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, FTW!!!!  

May 31st – TBA

 

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in EZ Craft

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Groundhog Day Paper Dolls • January 27th, 2016

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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

HERE ARE THE HAPPENINGS!   

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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
***February 10th CRAFTNIGHT – ANNUAL CRAFTNIGHT LOVE-IN!!!!
Ohhhhh the LOVE-IN!!! • Featuring the LOVE RAFFLE (Mad mad prize baskets), Valentine Snacks, Cute Friends, Hot Strangers and MORE!

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Posted by on January 23, 2016 in Collage Craft, Coloring Craft

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Holiday Craft Grab • December 2nd, 2015

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Wednesday, Dec.2nd, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Holiday Craft Grab! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Why limit happy to an hour?  

 

A premium selection of choice crafts will be of your choosing this week. Some of them involve buttons, some of them involve felt, if you want to make a gift for a friend, the abundance of supplies that we have is more than enough to get you started. A bouquet of projects, none of them have ever been seen by crafters, they are new and exciting. 

December is all about time, money, and energy. How are you going to spend yours? What will you require of yourself and others? As we get all our holiday gear together and survey the calendar with all of it’s various invitations, activities and due dates, remember to just pause and drink a large glass of beer, egg nog, or water. Take naps. Get sleep. Eat food. Take care of yourself. The driving and the planning and the shopping isn’t going anywhere, and the true happiness is hidden in the nooks and crannies of repose anyway. You might as well have fun, try some leisure.

Buy the dog a hamburger. Call an old friend. Send a card to your favorite relative. Bake some cookies just to fill the house with an incredible cookie aroma. Make someone a gift at CraftNight. Make something because we live in a world full of perfect mass-produced items that cost 99 cents. Your imperfect gift is priceless, because it was made by hands, your hands. Watch an old movie. Break the tyranny of the monolithic urgency of holiday tasks and duties, do something that is wildly “un-holiday” or go eat soup by yourself in a restaurant.

DECEMBER SO MANY THINGS!!! 

December 9th: Hanukkah Crafts!

December 10th – 20th – SparkleBlob and Automata present “Holidays on Icing: A Christmas Cookie Crumble” GET TICKETS NOW THEY SELL SO FAST EEEEK!!! (Written and directed by your Craft Capt)

December 16th: Xmas Shrinky Dinks and Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire • EARLY START TIME!!! 7pm to 12:30pm (or later) Local Vendors, Crafting, Drinking, Music, Laughter rings out, YEAH!

December 22nd: Tuesday 8pm to 10pm it’s Bet Yer Bottom Bingo HOLIDAY EDITION!!!! Naughty and Nice Bingo? He sees you when you’re sleeping… creepy. Big bottles of booze and some amazing prizes for you so don’t miss it!

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Posted by on December 1, 2015 in Assembly Craft, Collage Craft, Coloring Craft

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TONIGHT! Hand Turkeys! • November 18th, 2015

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: HAND TURKEYS, a CraftNight Annual!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Thinking’s fine, drinking’s fun! 

It’s our last week in November for Crafts, we take next week off because Akbar will have you shaking your giblets to some serious beats starting at 9pm, it’s called PIE!!! And there really will be delicious pies for sale by Tammie Brown, more details, info, etc. down in the Cornucopia section of this bulletin.

Now then. CraftNight’s Annual Autumn Tradition: THE GRAND AMERICAN HAND TURKEY.

I bet you just think you’re walking around with hands like any regular ol’ day, not knowing that you can trace them and make the tracings into turkeys for the purpose of artistic satisfaction! You and your opposable thumbs are just that much more awesome, you’re sitting on a craft goldmine! It’s a time-honored convention of grade school glory, and if you haven’t made one in a few years, or even if you made one yesterday… well… you can never make enough hand turkeys.

Make a Hand Turkey(s), tonight, made of paper, made with glitz and glamour or down-home sensibilities. You make hand turkeys, and you gaze at them over gravy, or you give them to those you love. We’ll show you how to do it, it’s quite simple, a lot of fun, and it’s your last time to see us before we take the rest of the month off and emerge with December crafts!

Your hand turkey can be a manifestation of your mood, your outfit, your political beliefs, your favorite colors. Your turkey can be anything you want it to be, it can be a night or day turkey, it can be a turkey posing with a wagon wheel, or a turkey that just got a prank call from Ruth Bader Ginsburg! You can make 10 of these tonight and then distribute them around your neighborhood. Or you can make four of them and make a Warhol-esque quad of turkey heads for your wall.

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

CORNUCOPIA-CABANA AKBAR FUN!  

November 25th: NO CRAFTS!!! It’s Akbar’s mega-dance-party called PIE where you can sweat your arse off before ingesting copious amounts of mashed potatoes the next day! Such a delicious night, come on in and give thanks to all the hotties dancing with you. Pies by Tammie Brown, special guests: AMBROSIA SALAD – FIFI LAFILLE – SQUEAKY BLONDE- JAMES CERNE- SHAWN MORALES- STACY CHRISTINE! • Dancefloor chef: T.K. DISKO (Split Secs, Machine Limited) • Front Room Maitre d’: CHRIS BOWEN (Bears in Space, Cub Scout, Pitch Black City)

November 24th: Tuesday • Akbar • 8 to 10pm • BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!! It’s a WILD Turkey Edition of your favorite High-Rollin’ Cocktail Drinkin’ Gamblin’ Good TImes! 50 cents to play, win big bottles of booze, glassware, and other fanciful items! And yes, the bingo calls will be Thanksgiving-themed, so get ready for that!  I’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to see ROBERT DELONG @ Fonda on 11/28, wanna shot at winning those? Get in here next week!

December 16th: Wednesday • Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire • 7pm to 12:30pm (or later) Pick out goods and sundries from local Los Angeles vendors at our Pop Up holiday faire! CraftNight going strong, lots of surprise treats and fun waiting for you!

 

Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Assembly Craft, Collage Craft, Coloring Craft

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“Turkey Time” Paper Clock Sculpture • November 12th, 2014

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 from 9pm until 12am (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: “Turkey Time” Paper Craft Clock Sculpture 
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink special: It’s the Lyla, with ginger beer and whiskey, the key to great things. 

  • UPCOMING

    Wed. November 19th 9pm >>> SQUARE DANCING CRAFTNIGHT with TRIPLE CHICKEN FOOT!!!
    Tues. November 25th 8pm – 10pm >>> BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!
    Wed. November 26th >>> No CraftNight because AKBAR’S “PIE” DANCE PARTY!!!


What time is it? TURKEY TIME, at least that’s what this jaunty paper sculpture says when you look at it and laugh. Any of your friends or relatives who enjoy corny jokes is going to LOVE this thing. It’s a perfect gift. It’s something to talk about. It’s a piece of decor that will compliment your life, or anyone’s life you give it to, it really is just that good. It involves a paper plate, which you can rip off the wall and use as an ACTUAL PLATE in times of emergency.

With this one, I’m going easy on you, it’s simple, it’s direct, there’s not a whole lot of commitment involved.  If you have friends who are scared of crafting, or if you have a date that you want to impress or get to know better while doing something that appears seasonal and also innocuously endearing, this could be for you. It’s the perfect kind of craft for light and airy fun, just pop in and make one, make it a keepsake for yourself or your pals.

This is our second to last CraftNight of November, the week after this it’s hand turkeys and SQUARE DANCING WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM TRIPLE CHICKEN FOOT!!!! And then OMG it’s December! Eeeek!

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain
www.crafthead.com
www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

 

Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Assembly Craft

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