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Queer Self Defense then Halloween Pillows! • October 4th, 2017

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, October 4th at Akbar: 

#1 >>>SPECIAL EVENT 7:45pm – 8:45pm • CraftNight brings you QUEER FISTS OF FURY • Self Defense Class with Instructor, Cory Klink! Work on your balance, self discipline, and confidence while learning to protect yourself! Find out more and RSVP Here

#2 >>> 9pm – midnight or later • CRAFTNIGHT • Attack of the Halloween Plush Pillow! – Halloween crafts BEGIN!!! Make, a terrifying personal pillow in the shape of a ghost, pumpkin or bat! It comes with a super easy sewing kit, stuffing, and felt pieces for gluing!

It’s October and you know what that means. It means there are 5000 things to do in your city, and we’ve got quite a few of them lined up, so I’m just gonna list ’em! Things have been rough, we got a harsh startup this week, from Puerto Rico, to Las Vegas, to Tom Petty: but CraftNight will not let the turkeys get it down. CraftNight has a very special guest tonight to put some vim and vigor into your (possibly deflated) spirit. We have Queer Fists of Fury: Self Defense Class with Cory Klink!

Last month we focused on disaster preparedness with the Red Cross, and this month we’re focusing on Kicking some ass. We’re thinkers, we’re doers, we’re fighters. We fight the dumbness, and while it seems like there’s an incomprehensible avalanche of dumbness right now… we’re together, and we are persistent.The seeds we plant may grow into trees we never see, but we MUST KEEP PLANTING THEM.

What did the headless horseman do when he lost his head? He picked up a sword, got on a horse and got busy terrifying the residents of Tarry Town and Sleepy Hollow!!! He didn’t care if his head was in a bag somewhere by the side of the road, he carved a pumpkin, lit it on fire and threw it at Ichabod Crane. Say what you will about the headless horseman, but he knew how to get stuff done.

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

 


MORE THINGS!!! 

#3 >>> TWO SHOWS LEFT: FRIDAY 9pm: Pat & Charlie: Solid Gold Lamé Cabaret directed by JP Craft Captain you can get tix and more information about this high impact adventure here. 

#4 >>> 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!

#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!

 

UPCOMING CRAFTS:

 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 4, 2017 in Fabric Craft, Uncategorized

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BYOP Pumpkin Carving NIGHT!!! • Oct. 26th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: BYOP Pumpkin Carving! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Bring Your Dirty Pillows! 

That’s right: Cocktails and knives together again for PUMPKIN CARVING NIGHT!

You’re gonna have to bring your own pumpkin! Carve it up, leave the mess with us, rejoice at your orange masterpiece!

I’m bringing a few pumpkins, and you can purchase one, but I might run out, so be prepared! I have all the tarps, blades, candles and bits for you to carve a pumpkin, so get over here and carve a face in a squash! This is a fine, traditional get-together with A-list Angelenos who know how to have Halloween fun. As we near All Hallow’s Eve, your glowing hollowed pumpkin bedecked with interior candle will let passersby know you are feelin’ the season.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


 

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Visit www.gothtober.com which is our way of sharing the Autumn season with you! We host 31 days of online art treats, a new one revealed with each day! You don’t have to go anywhere or do anything, it’s viewable on your phone, your desktop, your tablet, YAY!

 

 

Posted by on October 26, 2016 in Messy Craft

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BYOPumpkin• TONIGHT!!! • October 28th, 2015

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: B.Y.O. Pumpkin Carving Night!!!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Drink Well, Spend Less. 
CURRENTLY ON VIEW Gothtober.com is up and running, 31 days featuring 31 artists, look at it on your phone, your tablet, your laptop! 

It’s a CraftNight Halloween favorite, where we actually seriously officially condone drunk people with knives once a year! If we survive tonight’s terrifying CraftNight, we’ll be back next week with the first in a series of ThanksCrafting projects! Halloween movies will be playing on the Akbar Jumbo-tron, Halloween music will be playing through the Akbar Hi-Fi, and we will have CANDY and TREATS and FUN and DRINKS and more!

If you BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin), then $3 will get you VIP (Very Important Person) access to the Craftnight pumpkin carving tools, unlimited Craftnight PDCs Premium Drop-Cloths, clearance to use Craftnight SHDPGBs (Super-Heavy-Duty Pumpkin Gut Bags), and executive networking access to CORs (Changemakers of Our Region), who will also be carving pumpkins alongside you!  Trust me, friends, nothing breaks the ice with a potential business colleague than accidentally flinging pumpkin guts onto their blouse.

BYOP! (Bring Your Own Pumpkin)

CYOP! (Carve Your Own Pumpkin)

DBYOPCT! (Don’t Bring Your Own Pumpkin Carving Tools)

DCOPP! (Don’t Carve Other People’s Pumpkins)

COPP-OIYHATCTP-ATHSY? (Carve Other People’s Pumpkins Only If You Have Asked To Carve Their Pumpkin and They Have Said Yes).

SCOPP-ITSNAAT-EITHOSY!! (Stop Carving Other People’s Pumpkins If They Say “No” At Any Time, Even If They Had Originally Said “Yes”).

JP Craft Captain

 

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Posted by on October 28, 2015 in Multi-Variety Craft

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TONIGHT! Pumpkin Carve Karaoke! • October 29th, 2014

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
PROJECT: Pumpkin Carve Karaoke!
$2 Processing fee, please, and BYO Pumpkin, I’ll have stuff for you to carve with, as well as some other treats!
$4 Drink special “The Lyla” a seasonal Silverlake delicacy involving ginger beer, whiskey and sass.

Sing, Drink, and be SCARY!
It’s the CraftNight Pumpkin Carving Karaoke Mini-Festival, our last October Crafting Extravaganza.
Yes, as a matter of fact we WILL be combining sharp knives and alcoholic beverages, as is our yearly Akbar/CraftNight tradition! Bring your squash, bring yourself, bring your friends and may the good times commence!

Special Guests, Kat Laukat and Ang Evans will be hosting karaoke, they’ll have a special songbook with some spooky songs!

The floors will be covered in plastic, and we’ll have carving tools, ziplock bags (to save seeds), trash bags, candy and a tune-filled night of singin’ the hits! There will be treats and candy and FUN, so don’t miss it!

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

 

Posted by on October 29, 2014 in Messy Craft

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October 24th, 2012 TONIGHT! BYO-Pumpkin!


Tonight! 9pm – 12-ish at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: BYO-Pumpkin OR Haunted Sand Crafts
$2 Processing fee please
$4 Cosmopolitan Drink Special: You only go around once in this life, so you have to grab for all the gusto you can get. JUST GRAB IT!!! 

This evening’s crafts will be brought to you via Bianchi Bicycle, meaning I can’t pick up any extra pumpkins for tonight’s carving extravaganza, you’ve got to supply them yourself! Bring in your own pumpkin and a candle, and I’ll have tarps and all manner of crazy carving implements for you to set up shop and whittle your squash into proper Halloween fashion.

If you walk in without a pumpkin, never fear! I have some sassy seasonal spooky sand crafts, as well as some other Halloween projects that will be just as enjoyable. Come in and enjoy the evening, we’ll be delighted to see you and your funkin!

ALSO check out THIS! 
Thursday: WigOut’s 7th Anniversary ZOMBIE BALL!  A Treasure trove of the undead performing JUST FOR YOU!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on October 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

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