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Spring Bead Season • May 4th, 2016

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This Wednesday April 27th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Spring Beads, Spring Beads! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: You’re gonna like the way you look, we guarantee it.  

Springtime is bead time, where you adorn yourself with the things that you like, the stylish trappings of who you are. A great place to stop in and make for yourself a bauble, a fancy trinket, a treat for your wrist or a beaded headband for your mind, a place to make all of this on Wednesday is Akbar. I’m breaking out the beads, and beads are deep. Beads are more than colorful or pretty, beads are us.

Beads have been around a looooooong time! People used them for currency! They were also used as anti-stress devices, you could hold onto your beads and think about your life. This bead technique still works today. Beads are used for devotional praying, and they make great game pieces if you make a home made board game! Beads are so cool that we’re pretty sure the reason we as humans developed language is because we wanted each other’s beads. We built systems of language based on economic bead wants and needs. The oldest beads are about 72,000 years old, which means that when you wear a bead, you are wearing the first self help device known to humans. But beads didn’t just help one, they helped everyone!

Beads were around before farming, before language, before tools and shelter. Beads helped us develop social technology! Working with beads is mega primal, you’ll be like “Why does this feel so natural for me?” Come on into CraftNight and do some social technology with us, your ancient ancestors would be so proud!

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

HOORAY IT’S MAY!  

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*** SPECIAL EVENT*** FRIDAY/SATURDAY MAY 6th and 7th Beaches the Musical! Directed by yours truly! If you like historic gay enclaves with hot waiters serving you piping hot Mexican food and cocktails, if you like underground queer theaters, shoulder pads, wigs, drag, beards, lesbians, nurse hats, laughter, and music, it’s pretty much everything you need in one evening: TICKETS HERE! It’s all at Casita del Campo’s Cavern Club Theater! Dinner and a show!

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BET YER BOTTOM BINGO • AKBAR • 8pm to 10pm • Six Action-Packed Games! • Girls, boys, balls and prizes for our big winners!!!! 50 Cents a card!!!

 

 

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Wearable Craft

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Leprechaun Clothespin Craft! • March 16th, 2016

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Wednesday March 16th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Clothespin Leprechaun Craft! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder… 

Despite the wish of some people who don’t want their Irish heritage to be represented by a mythical wish-granting gnome… that’s exactly what we’re doing this week at CraftNight.

We’ll give you a leprechaun craft kit that comes with adorable clothespin legs, googly eyes, a fashionable green outfit, and yes, his hair is red.

Leprechauns are financially responsible, they work as bankers, distillers and shoe cobblers and they smartly guard their gold with a rainbow mirage. If you chase them to steal their charm cereal, you are a total jerk. We, the neighborhood gay bar shall be celebrating our tiny green brethren to full potential because there’s a long history of fairies being friends with leprechauns.

Besides, everyone knows it’s the fairies who drink themselves to a stupor and party all the time. Akbar could use a few leprechauns; the bar is lousy with fairies, it’s just a merrymaking mishmash of fun and debauchery ALL THE TIME. We also are host to militant mermaids, ubiquitous unicorns, trashed trolls, wild werewolves, growling griffins, hollering harpies, and so much more. There is a lot of variety to be found on the corner of Sunset and Fountain, come see us, we’ll keep a beverage cold for you. All mythological creatures need refreshment.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

Special Note: I have been posting the WRONG date about Bingo, please be advised, it is the last Tuesday of every month, so we’ll be seeing you on the 29th.

COMING UP:  
March 23rd – Easter Baskets 

MARCH 29th – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO: Boys, Girls, Balls, and Big Bottles o’ Booze coming your way! 8pm – 10pm AKBAR
March 30th – Pet Rocks! Rockin’ all Night Long!
April 6th – Monster Sand Art! Fierce!
April 13th – Finger Puppets! Fabric Fun in your FACE!

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Posted by on March 15, 2016 in Assembly Craft

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TONIGHT! Emboss a Metal Leaf Kit • March 9th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday March 9th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: METAL FOIL LEAF EMBOSSING KIT 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: The cocktail in front is an Akbar cocktail. 

March is National Craft Month, so we’ve been rolling out the deluxe crafts, this week is no exception. I have a metal leaf kit for you and it is SO metal. It’s structural, but not so much that you can’t put your very own individual factors into the final product. You never have to follow craft kit instructions at CraftNight because we want you to have as much as or as little guidance as you require when you sit down with us.

The kit comes with a pattern, a foil insert and tracing stick that looks like a tiny weapon. You can emboss a leaf decoration, OR you can emboss whatever the hell you want, like the face of your best friend, or your pet capybara, or a quippy message only you will understand. It comes with a rustic stick frame and some leaf gem pieces, daresay sturdy materials. This is a pretty top-notch craft I’m talkin’ about here, very swanky!

I know you get busy, and when that happens, stuff like crafting and spending time with friends is the first to go, but I tellya, that’s the stuff that makes the world go round. We have applause and praise to give your creative efforts, and cocktails to ease you into winding down the busy day. We’ve made it easy to be creative, and if you give us one hour per week, at the end of March, that’s FIVE HOURS of creative energy you’ve given yourself. Let us pamper you with googly eyes and glue, won’t you visit us tonight?

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

COMING UP:  
March 16th – Clothespin Leprechauns
MARCH 22nd – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO: Boys, Girls, Balls, and Big Bottles o’ Booze coming your way! 8pm – 10pm AKBAR
March 23rd – Easter Baskets 
March 30th – Pet Rocks! Rockin’ all Night Long!
April 6th – Monster Sand Art! Fierce!
April 13th – Finger Puppets! Fabric Fun in your FACE!

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Posted by on March 9, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Freeform Craft

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Sassy Spring Sand Art • April 23rd, 2014

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, April 32rd, 2014 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Sassy Spring Sand Art! 
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Special: “The Lyla” Where Hospitality Meets Your Face!

Sand art oh sand art, how do I love thee, your colorific dilemma of granules so chaotic yet glorious! All vacuums bow down to your grainy dotty sparkly wonderment! Sand art is SO EASY. All of CraftNight’s crafts are traditionally undemanding, but this one really takes the cake, you just peel back to expose the surface you want covered with sand, and then pour sand on it, keep doing that… and pretty soon you have a full-on pretty picture!

Come on over and experience the joy of sand art!

FYI, Bill Cole’s Bday party starts at 7pm tonight, just sayin…

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain

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Posted by on April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Easter Eggs • April 16th, 2014

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This Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Easter Eggs, A BIG DEAL! 
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Special: “The Lyla” Double your joy and disappear your sorrows!

Remember the PAAS Easter Egg coloring kit? It never went away. It’s still here with it’s funny “magic crayon” and the cardboard box where you punch out the holes for your newly dyed eggs to sit in, the weird wire egg holder that kind of works and kind of doesn’t… it’s waiting for you.

They’ve added stickers. They’ve added themes. But even with all that new mumbo jumbo, it’s still the same PAAS kit of yesteryear. We’ve got the vinegar-water-tablet cups you plop your egg into and wait for the shell to take on a hue of brilliance. Other things available will be some of the staples from the craft smorgasbord to which you are accustomed, as well as a few other interesting bits suitable for accoutrement.

If you’re a stranger to all of this, you might as well start now, because it’s worthwhile, I must say, you get to craft something that you will EAT, and the last time we dyed eggs was 2010!

I’m kind of hoping that someone makes a “Passover brisket” egg.

I will be boiling many eggs in preparation for your arrival, so please humor me, help me get rid of all of these eggs! I’ll have fry boat baskets and plastic grass for you to put them in so that you may take home and care for them until you wish to make an egg salad sandwich.

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain

www.akbarsilverlake.com
www.crafthead.com

 

Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

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