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Underwater Bliss • July 13th, 2016

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This WednesdayJuly 13th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Underwater Bliss Craft Kit Times    
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Akbar, take me away!

Things are heating up in more ways than one.
In the midst of everything, let’s do some crafts.

CraftNight craft kits engineered for prime excellence are here to remind you that it’s summertime. Your kit contains mermaids, sea creatures, and extra sparkly bits! All you’ve got to  do is empty the contents of the kit on the table, follow or unfollow the directions, and spend some contemplative time assembling the pieces however you like.

The ocean is the world’s most shared resource, something we all have together. You yourself and everyone you know is 57% agua. The sea calls to us all the time, perhaps heed it’s call, get on your flippy-floppys, and go to the water. Mermaids, crabs and jellyfish can’t be wrong.
See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


July Films, Performances, Salons, Gambling, Dancing: 

July 7th – 17th Check out OUTFEST and feast your eyeballs on the best LGBT films this side of the Rio Grande!


AKBAR MONDAY, JULY 18th >>> IAN MACKINNON & TRAVIS WOOD present • PLANET QUEER: 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Doors: 7:30 PM• Show: 8 PM • $5 all night
Planet Queer is making its 4th orbit around the Sun! Come celebrate 4 years of Queer performance, art, music, dance and more! Get the details HERE

SORORITY: The MONEY Edition 
The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre • Jul 21 at 10 PM to 2 AM • literary salon slash party vibes
wine, beer, coffee drinks and kombucha
 >>>> Readings and scenes from PROVVIDENZA CATALANO, AMANDA-FAYE JIMENEZ, KAIT SCHUSTER, INEZ PARRA, MALICE, PACO, RICH YAP, MEGAN AUSTER-ROSEN, ARIEL SHEPHERD-OPPENHEIM, SUJEY LEE COLON + MIA MALDONADO, and ASHLEY GRAHAM from san francisco!
GET TICKETS NOW!


MONDAY • JULY 25th • AKBAR • Bet Yer Bottom BINGOOOOO!!!!
Theme: MuuMuus and Caftans! More info on FB Event Page HERE! 

PARTY at the AUTRY (Start of the Summer series!) 
Autry Museum’s popular summer dance series, Thursday evenings July 7–August 18. All ages welcome, reservations recommended
6:00 p.m. Tacos and drinks available for purchase
6:00–8:00 p.m. Galleries and Autry Store open
6:30 p.m. Music begins
7:30 p.m. Complimentary dance lesson led by Enio Cordoba

 

Posted by on July 11, 2016 in Assembly Craft

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January 16th, 2012 • Yarn-n-Sparkle Beer Bottle Candle Craft

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This Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 from 9pm until 12 (sometimes later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!!
Project: Yarn-n-Sparkle Beer Bottle Candle Craft 
$2 Suggested Donation 
$4 Cosmopolitan Drink Special: The Akbar Cosmo, richness worth a second cup. 
SPECIAL OFFER: Crafters in January will receive a free “Golden Pinecone Badge” in January only! Limited stock! You only get one by showing up in person, first come, first serve, when I’m out, I’m out! Every month a different badge, collect all 12!

This yarn and beer bottle craft only happens every two years, I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often, because I have enough yarn to knit a sweater for Akbar’s entire building. Look for more yarn crafts in 2013, we have only the best and brightest skeins for inspiration.

The general tendency for this weeks featured craft is to obtain a bottle (done very easily at our bar) and put glue on it, and then arrange yarn onto the bottle in pleasing colors and patterns, and voila, it makes a great candle holder! So then we’ve got yarn, bottles, candles and more!

This year, I’m taking it to the next level, revvin’ it, ampin’ it, jackin’ it, vampin’ it UP WITH SPARKLY THINGERS! You will be able to add sparkly personality to your candle in the form of pokey things that are kind of a combination of gems and tacks, in that you can stick them IN the candle and make the candle itself be part of your miraculous centerpiece!

Before you get all cold feet and freaked out by thinking “oh, this is a complicated one!” just STOP thinking that way and get in here. You’ve got to remember that there’s nothing to fear at CraftNight, and even if there was: the emotion of fear has nothing to do with success! Lots of people are scared to try new experiences, or things that are complex or new or weird, and just the attempt to try anything new or differently is a success in itself.

If you feel flubbed up on your New Year’s resolutions, the Georgian New Year happened just last night, so you can start over, and if that doesn’t work for you, the Chinese New Year is coming up, and you can revisit your goals and aspirations, dust yourself off and try again.

See you and the yarn at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on January 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

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