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Summer Smörgasbord! • TONIGHT! July 19th, 2017

TONIGHT! This Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Summer Smörgasbord
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Class in a Glass! 

The cavalcade of many craft choices continues! As you know, CraftNight is just about EVERY week, and while many of you show up to do the craft, I sometimes have leftovers. I save the crafting leftovers so that we can have these exciting summertimes of MANY choices!

As you know, usually I tote ONE project for the evening, but this entire month of July is dedicated to a variety of summertime choices that will please everyone! Take advantage of the exciting selection offered! I’m also putting out some newly acquired sparkly bits and pieces that you’re sure to take pleasure in using, I’ll see you tonight if you’re into it.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

More CraftNights on the horizon, every Wednesday at Akbar 9pm: July 19th, 26th, and August 2nd!

Annnnd in case you’re reading… Gothtober is accepting applications. 

July 31st – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, Win like a WINNAHHHH!!! More details? Here they are. 

  

 

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Summer Variety! • TONIGHT! July 12th, 2017

This Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Summer Variety!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: High Performance Delivered

Elysian Park alone has had FIVE fires since June 30th, that’s a lot of fires!

We’ve entered fire season early, the June gloom has given way to parched skies warming tiny bundles of tinder in the forests just waiting to combust into trouble. When it’s like this, I feel like hosing off my brain, as if my thoughts are akin to the dry and flammable kindling of the southland’s thirsty hillsides.

To help this sizzling seventh month along, the crafts this week continue to be selections from the vault. You must understand: 15 years of CraftNight means, effectively, 750 nights of hosting crafts every single week. There have been leftover supplies from time to time, I don’t throw them away. I save them for summertime! This meansI have a sweeping assortment of projects for you to choose from, from old classics, to wonderful weirdness!

Will you make a clothespin airplane? A princess castle? Will you decorate a doorknob hanger? Do let’s find out! Cool off that rainless brain of yours, bring it in from outside, give it something creative to do, along with some shade and a refreshing cocktail. Treat your cerebellum oblongata to a night of delicious diversion.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

It’s Cruise at the Eagle July 12th, did you know? Check it! 

More CraftNights on the horizon, every Wednesday at Akbar 9pm: July 19th, 26th, and August 2nd!

Annnnd in case you’re reading… Gothtober is accepting applications. 

July 31st – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, Win like a WINNAHHHH!!!

  

 

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More Grab Bag! • May 31st, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: MORE Grab Bag!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Silverlake’s Best Address   

Come to Akbar, get yourself a beverage, walk in, say hi, get your supplies, and make a craft. What craft will you make? Well, I’ve got perfect picks from the vault again, some goodies that I just have to share. I’m going to rummage around some of the classic projects I’ve got on hand and bring ’em. There’s a little something for everyone, so join us for what will be a sparkly enclave of joy ensconced in your legendary city.

The #ResistMarch is June 11th, BE PREPARED!!! I’m leading FOUR special CraftNight sign salons with The City of West Hollywood! Find out ALL the information here, the next two are June 2nd and 3rd, read below to find out more!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC. 

CraftNight at Lesbians to Watch Out For OPENING NIGHT! >>> June 2nd • 7 – 9pm • Long Hall at Plummer Park
Were you there in ’90s?
It’s a flashback to lesbian / queer activism & organizing in ’90s LA and WeHo … Avengers! Arrests! Street Resistance! Sexy Clubs! Bars & Zines! Queer Bands & Performance! >>> CraftNight hosts Protest Poster and Button Making! / Music from EZ Tiger /  Vintage Stickers plus Zines ++ / Classic footage from ACT Up Women, ‘Lesbian Avengers Eat Fire Too’ ++ / Refreshments/mocktails :: Learn More and RSVP 

CraftNight at One City One Pride Day of History • Saturday, June 3 • 11am – 5pm: Come before, during or after the Stuart Timmons LGBTQ History tour and make your own protest sign! City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 >>> More info on this and ALL Events happening during One City One Pride

June 7th, Akbar • 9pm – June Pride Craft!

CraftNight at the DYKE MARCH • FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 6PM: 
The annual Dyke March begins at 6pm with a special protest sign-making workshop, followed by a march down Santa Monica Blvd. at 8pm. Confirmed speakers include: Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Patrisse Cullors and janaya khan (#blacklivesmatter), Sue Dunlap, Lynn Harris Ballen and Judy Sisneros, and the City Council. Location: Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. http://bit.ly/DykeMarchWeHo

CraftNight Protest Poster Workshop at DYKE DAY!!! • Earnest Debs Park in East Los Angeles • Saturday, June 10 at 12 PM – 6 PM >>> The annual picnic in the park! Trees and grass and lots of room to spread out your most radical picnic spread! We will have DJ’s, light programming throughout the day, food trucks, a selfie station and more! This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY LGBTQIA event! This event is not sponsored by West Hollywood, donations to SparkleBlob are welcome!

 

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Multi-Variety Craft, Mystery Craft!

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Grab Bag Craft! • TONIGHT! May 17th, 2017

 

TONIGHT! Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Grab Bag Craft!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Let’s get one thing straight- We’re not! 

Embracing the element of surprise, we’re going with GRAB BAG CRAFTS tonight! This means I have a variety for you to choose from, and the choice you make is the project for the night! Because honestly, the Craft Vault is getting a tad cluttered, we need to bring some of these classic crafts into the light and give them a chance to shine.

And FYI: In time for the #ResistMarch coming up for Pride in June, I’m leading FOUR special CraftNight sign salons with The City of West Hollywood! Find out ALL the information here, our first one is May 22nd at the Abbey (details below.)

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

CRAFTNIGHT SPECIAL EVENT MAY 22nd at The Abbey from 5pm to 9pm: Join me at City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, The Abbey Food and Bar, as we celebrate Harvey Milk Day with an artist-led protest signmaking workshop so you can be prepared for the #ResistMarch on June 11! In TRUE CraftNight style, we’re ready to rile things up, here are the details, please RSVP because I want to have enough supplies for the night: CRAFTNIGHT/WEHO FACEBOOK EVENT Our Guest Artist for the evening is Lori Meeker, painter, fabricator, costume designer dynamo!!!

May 24th – Paint-Yer-Own Flower Pot!

May 29th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, FTW!!!!

May 31st – End of May Craft Project! 

June 7th, Akbar – June Pride Craft!  

 

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TONIGHT! Paint a Seasonal Figurine! • December 14th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Paint a Seasonal Figurine! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Laughin’ it, Livin’ it, Lovin’ It!  
*** LAST WEEKEND OF SHOWS: Our SparkleBlob Holiday show is HERE! “The SnowGlobe of Progress: An Urban Puppet’s Contemplation” made TimeOut and KCRW’s lists!!! We’ve got home made hot buttered rums, baked goods, snow globes and oh yeah, a SHOW!!!  

Come on over and paint a little snowperson, or a Santa, or a reindeer! Every week, CraftNight strives to deepen community ties and create a lil’ arty enclave for you to express yourself through making fun and easy projects. Cozy on over and sip a cocktail, let us discuss glitter and googly eyes, puffballs and pipe cleaners.

You may have no idea how you strengthen CraftNight by dropping in, but believe me, you are part of the web of relationships that connects us! Our bar on the corner has been here almost two decades, on New Year’s Eve, it’s our 20th Anniversary! As we bring 2016 to an end and begin preparations for the next trip around the globe together, it’s all about connection. Besides having opposable thumbs, being there for one another in our especially annoyingly human way is one of the top reasons why being human is cool.

We have a biggie-stinky-hurkin’ wheelbarrow of manure to shovel in 2017, and it’s not a one person job. There’s no time for lone wolves. Time to ask for help, time to be strong enough to ask for help, and we have to take care of each other, be visible and active, practice reciprocity and learn lessons from each other.

Interdependence is the new Independence. And cookies. Really a lot of cookies.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


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SparkleBlob Presents
THE SNOWGLOBE OF PROGRESS
An Urban Puppet’s Contemplation

DECEMBER 9th – 18th in BURBANK!!!  

PUPPETS • ALL AGES SHOW • LGBTQ FRIENDLY • FAMILY FRIENDLY • LIBERAL NOTIONS • SNACKS • BEVERAGES • POPCORN • SINGING • LIVE BAND! 

Direct from Burbank, California, celebrate the tradition of amorphous blobs, robots, and kombucha nog this festive holiday season! Your favorite annual puppet show is back with a story of our sparkling sprawling winter wonder southland in it’s snowiest, flakiest splendor yet! Cozy up to the candy-coated chaos you’ve come to love and expect from Silverlake’s Most Well-Adjusted Family, Tree, and Santa Gorn!

*** Special Show Warning – Look out for flying gelt!

More info about the show HERE

Get Tickets from Brown Paper Tickets right this second HERE 

Wanna volunteer and be an usher or concessions helper? (Volunteers can see the show for free!) Contact: sparkleblobbateers@gmail.com

 

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