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Plush Birds and Self Defense! • March 28th, 2018

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
8pm – Queer Self Defense with Cory Klink! (see details below)
****9pm CraftNight BEGINS! Project: Plush Spring Bird Lacing Craft! *** SPECIAL EASTER CHICKS WITH WIGS GIVEAWAY While Supplies LAST!!! ***   

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, quite the value!      
*********$3 suggested donation, we’re a scrappy non-profit alive because of you! xoxo 

It’s a SPECIAL 8pm CLASS with Cory Klink, read all about it below for FULL DETAILS!

We then go back to our regular programming with the cutest felt bird lacing craft that you ever did see.

It’s got tipped yarn laces, polyester fiberfill stuffing and self-adhesive felt shapes AND of course I’m putting out the extra felt so you can give it a fancy hat, a long beard, a fur coat, 16th century dungarees, whatever you want!

There will also be sparkles, googly eyes, puffballs, all the classic crafty smorgasbord items. So get in here and enjoy the cocktails, the camaraderie, the creativity and a lil’ sanity in this big ol’ city of Dodgertown!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


SPRING CRAFT SESSIONS 

DETAILS ABOUT CORY’S CLASS TONIGHT! – Read below, yay!

TONIGHT March 28th – Spring Bird Lacing Craft and AKBAR DOJO! SELF DEFENSE CLASS with Cory Klink! RSVP here on the FB Event! 
Bold Alchemy Queer Self Defense brings you the Protect Your Neck class!!! This 1 hour Self Defense class with Cory Klink will teach you how to use every day objects to defend yourself! Bring your favorite high heels, that crazy sharp crystal on your altar, or a good old fashioned baseball bat and learn to use what you have with you if being attached! We will also cover basic kicks, punches, stances and meditation. Students are encouraged to wear what they feel expresses themselves best and feels comfortable to move in. Bold Alchemy is a trauma focused self defense program that aims to empower, arm and heal queer, trans and poc humans. For more information about Bold Alchemy visit boldalchemy.com or email questions, comments or feedback to boldalchemy.coryklink@gmail.com


EVERYTHING’S COMING UP CRAFTNIGHTS 9pm Akbar, APRIL: 

4th – The Return of the Unicorn Pins!!! 

11th – Spring Animal Magnets! 

15th – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO 7:30pm in the front Bar, win BIG BOTTLES O’ BOOZE and other fabulous prizes with boys, girls, balls and a whole lotta laffs!!! 50 Cents a Card! 

18th – Terra Cotta Clay Playtime! 

25th – Puffball Creatures! 

 

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TONIGHT! Snow Beings! • November 29th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 27th, 2017 at Akbar
9pm – midnight (or later) HAND TURKEYS with JP Craft Captain!
****Project: Snow BEINGS! (bobblehead photo holders) Top Hat, Carrot Nose, all of it!   

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: The Gateway to Silverlake, and Great Cocktails! 

There are so many COOL WORDS for snow, none of them in English, take a look:

Tuyết – Vietnamese
Schnee – German
Baraf – Somali
Hukarere – Maori
Nix – Latin
Elurra – Basque
Xuě – Chinese (traditional)

I mean, snow’s just snow, over here in the USA. We don’t have lots of superlatives or renditions of this beautiful cold substance but we do have a penchant for singing a song about bringing snow to LIFE. It gets sung a LOT around this time of year. Remember Frosty? I’m sure you’ve heard that little ditty blurping out of some tinny ol’ department store speakers or maybe you’ve heard it in a coffee show by now, as we’re on the cusp of the December month.

I have a bunch of miniature wooden photo holder parts-n-pieces snow beings. I’m calling them “beings” because they aren’t alive yet. The aliveness will be awakened between you and your craft when you build it, then and only then when you bring it to fruition will we know your snow being’s name!

The head of this thing goes on a spring and bobbles around, it’s CUTE! The fashion choices are somewhat lacking, however, so I’ll have extra gems and felt on hand so that you can really gussy up an ensemble, should you deem it necessary. Give it away or exercise self-gifting this solstice!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


DECEMBER IS COMING!  

DECEMBER 13th: Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire! Come to Akbar and get a hot cider with whiskey, then make a vulva ornament with the Audre Lorde Health Center, then shop for presents made by local vendors and THEN take a short walk to CRUISE at the Eagle and drink more and shop more!

It’s all part of our little two bars, one night, extravaganza! Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire FB Info 

 

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!! December 17th • Akbar • 7pm to 10pm >>> FB LINK

 

 

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TONIGHT! Self Defense/Hand Turkeys! • November 15th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at Akbar
7:45 – 8:45pm QUEER SELF DEFENSE w/Instructor, Cory Klink!
9pm – midnight (or later) HAND TURKEYS with JP Craft Captain!
****Project: HAND TURKEYS (Annual CraftNight Tradition)  

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Friends, Fun, Beverages! 

Tonight you can use your hands as weapons, and then, in the same night, use them to make TURKEYS!

Chances are, if you grew up in the continental united states or something like that… someone grabbed your kindergarten paws and taught you how to make a hand turkey. If you have never made a hand turkey, it’s really high time you made one. It is a simple creation, or it is as complicated as you decide to make it, but it’s just one of those crafts that stands the test of time. It’s a classic.

You can make a colorful turkey, a goth turkey, a pastels turkey, a hand drawn turkey, a day or night turkey, and then you can send it to a friend, or present it to relatives next week as a testament of your love and adoration for them. We won’t be doing crafts next week, due to Akbar’s annual dance party and food drive. This means if you’re hankering to craft, do it this week, and we’ll be back on November 29th with very much fun seasonal cozy crafty fun for you!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


NOVEMBER FUN!  

TONIGHT! 7:45pm – QUEER SELF DEFENSE – FB EVENT DETAILS HERE
9pm – CraftNight HAND TURKEYS!

NOVEMBER 19th: SUNDAY 7pm @Akbar • Bet Yer Bottom Bingo Facebook Event Details HERE

NOVEMBER 22nd: NO CRAFTS! Akbar’s Annual Dance Party: PIE!!! Facebook Event Details HERE

 

Posted by on November 15, 2017 in EZ Craft, Scrapping/Coloring Craft

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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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