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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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Holiday Choices from the Vault! • TONIGHT! • November 30th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Holiday Choices from the CraftNight Vault! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Pure Love in Every Glass! 
*** ANNOUNCEMENT: SparkleBlob Holiday show is HERE! “The SnowGlobe of Progress: An Urban Puppet’s Contemplation” starts next week, we need audience, and we also need volunteers, read more at bottom to find out more! 

Hooray, 2016 is almost over, but not without some seriously festive crafts for you to make and take your mind off of the crazy. Last year, there was a shiny, fancy sale, and I scooped up as much holiday stuff as I could, and saved it in the vault until NOW. That means this month is going to be PACKED with fun projects to do that are, yes, holiday oriented. Tonight I’ve got Xmas and Hanukkah choices, as well as some secular stuff if you’re just not into the holiday jamz. It’s all sparkly though, and it’s all very glamorous.

While everyone’s scurrying around trying to shop for this, that and the other, take a moment for yourself, and create a keepsake for you or a loved one that will remind them of you. Nourish your body, your heart, your soul, your desire for a cozy cocktail in the company of gorgeous strangers who are fine with conversation or comfortable silence. The demands on one’s time and energy get quite crunchy this time of year. Make taking a break be a part of your holiday traditions, concentrating on what’s important to you.

Sharing the goodness of life need not involve discount coupons, oppressive party schedules, or recipes you don’t like to make. No one lives outside the walls of existence, it is a hallowed spot in yourself and your mind that belongs to YOU. If you don’t want to go to Uncle Crotchety’s Republican Cookie Bake-Off this year, you don’t have to, just send a nice card, and skip it. If they try to guilt you into going: send a gift basket in lieu of yourself, no one can argue with a good basket. Or… you know, send them an ornament that looks like private parts. That always goes over especially well.

Now then, you like puppets, hot buttered rum, lights, music, song, and Los Angeles, please come see my puppet show. I know I know, how many people beg you to see their puppet show? You lead a rich, full life!

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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Assortment Crafts • September 14th, 2017

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This Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Assortment Crafts! Coloring or assemblage! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Akbar, for Successful Living!
>>>CraftNight LAB coming up September 21st! Earlier! Fancier! 12 Spots Available! Keep Reading… 

Variety is important to your creativity routine. Doing different crafts keeps your interest peaked and your mental and physical faculties SHARP! That’s why I’m offering up more treasures from the vault in September.

  • I’ve got some NEW coloring sheets I found that will turn your mind inside out with their exciting complexity!
  • There are also 3-D felt kits that are truly wondrous! The box makes the kit look like some tiny little thing, when in actuality, the project is the size of a small pillow! Amaze!
  • Also I’ve got some scratch canvases, some black velvet mini posters for coloring, and really just a lot of cool stuff.

September is the last month before we begin the last quarter of the year, so let’s savor these last weeks of summer before the equinox kicks in, as the tomato harvest dwindles, and the apples are at their tastiest. The lowriders have returned to cruise Whittier Boulevard, nocturnal urban skunks galumph up and down Echo Park’s neighborhood street curbs, and the churro man in Boyle Heights fries and distributes churros as he whistles the same tune his grandfather used to whistle.

CraftNight would like a moment to welcome the Rams back to LA, and their first game was just terrible, but whatever. If you don’t care about football, CraftNight would also like to welcome the brand new spire on Wilshire Grand Center, making it a whole 81 feet taller than the US Bank Building! If you don’t care about football or buildings, continue reading below, maybe something will catch your eye.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


 

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JUST IN TIME FOR IN FALL: CRAFTNIGHT LAB SEPTEMBER 21st ***12 TICKETS ONLY!*** 
 Starting 7pm, a FANCY early evening VIP craft experience with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, high-end supplies and step-by-step guidance by JP to make a beautiful fall owl note valet with felt flowers!  Find out more HERE!!! 

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SEPTEMBER 26th 2016 • AKBAR • 8pm to 10pm >>>> BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!! Six fifty cent sessions of Girls, boys, fall season balls, numbers, gambling, excitable yelling, cocktails, music, mirth! Tell us you’re on the way…

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Feminist Acting Class starting this Friday at the Womens Center for Creative Work
Feminist Acting Class is a series of experiments to determine if the form of an acting class can be made feminist, in addition to the content. Part art project, part intellectual experiment and part dynamic physical practice, Feminist Acting Class wants to expand the roles for women, transgender and nonbinary people in theatre and the way that we approach these roles. Taught by Gina Young: queer feminist playwright, director and performer whose work has been seen all over the US and Europe!
More Info

 

 

Posted by on September 13, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Multi-Variety Craft

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Crafts from the Vault • Sept. 9th, 2015

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This Wednesday, Sept 9th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Pre-Fall Grab Bag 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Stronger than Dirt. 

Starbucks is rolling out its pumpkin spice latte ahead of time, Target is selling 45 different varieties of pumpkin candles at the store, Halloween stuff is creeping onto the shelves.
IT IS NOT FALL.
DO NOT BE FOOLED.
School might be back in session, the stores are stocking scarves and Ugg boots, but no semester of classes or fancy fall fashion can change the fact that Autumn is, like, a real thing, and it just hasn’t happened yet.
Don’t listen to those lazy people who say Los Angeles doesn’t have Autumn, it does.
Trust me, it just does.
Our little blue marble’s axial tilt has got to be perpendicular to the sun’s rays (not its usual 23º) for it to be TRUE Autumn. I mean come on, we’re still melting from the heat this week, keep the Earl Grey tea in the box and the cable knit sweater packed away for just a little bit longer!
Meanwhile, I’ve decided to have a grab bag night with a variety of projects that will keep you busy. If you missed some of our CraftNight Campfire Resort crafts, you can do one of those, or you can do a craft from the vault. CraftNight is in its 13th year, so when I say one from the vault, I really mean it. I have years of craft supplies, it’s ridiculous. I am making festive bundles for you to pick from, you’re gonna love it. In any case, pop in and tell us how you are, we like updates.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

COMING UP SEPT 29th: BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!! FIFTY CENTS A CARD!!!
AKBAR >> 8pm to 10pm >> Booze, Boys, Balls, Girls, Prizes, Gambling!!! WOOOOOO!!!!

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Posted by on September 8, 2015 in Multi-Variety Craft

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Nail Art, Camp Trust, Meatballs • July 15th, 2015

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This Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: SPA NIGHT! Nail Art! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Between love and madness lies obsession. 

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT MARCHES EVER FORWARD!  

SPA NIGHT #1 = Nails and nail art! You will get your very own nail kit with fun stuff to decorate your own nails, or a friend’s nails! We became a resort for summer, so we’re doing it up mid-July! We’re going to relax in a really creative way, do our nails, watch Meatballs starring Bill Murray and take part in enriching workshops to nourish our souls.

Visiting Camp Counselor from Camp Teenie Mini Weenie, Alex Kenefick, will be leading Camp Trust Learning and Meaningful Development: the Leadership of Positivity and Sensitivity! Participants will receive a special badge from CraftNight Campfire Resort, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to get yours!
Here is the official summary of what you might expect at this introspective and inspiring conference on the dance floor.

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    • We will be having some MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS with our personal development in this edition of Craftnight’s Campfire Resort.  Get ready to do some drawing, gluing, and sprucing of your hearts, minds, and your personalities.  Prepare to learn important leadership skills and maybe even star in a skit!  You are guaranteed to become a more well-adjusted and positive bar patron after these exercises.  You will need to complete at least three activities to earn the badge for this evening.

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I expect this evening to be very meaningful, very positive, very trustworthy, so make sure you visit, it’s going to be lots of fun! Sit around the campfire and reflect.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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SUMMER  FUN

ALL OF JULY
Mohawk Bend in Echo Park
is supporting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles by donating $4 of every purchase of their special July pizza to the cause!!! It’s a PEACH PIZZA!!!!! YOU HAVE ONE MONTH NOT TO MISS IT!!
Piece of the Pie Pizza: Pro-Choice, Pro-Peach
Fresh Peaches, Mozzarella, Italian Salsa, Marinated Vine Ripened Tomatoes (Vegan Available)

CRAFTNIGHT RESORT’S UPCOMING CRAFTS:
****** July 22nd – Glass Votive Candle Decoupage
******July 29th – Visiting Craft Lieutenant, Vero LeBron and Camp Counselor, Angie Cho present: Heart to Heart:  Eco-Friendly Stationery Craft using Heart Stencils

JULY 28th Akbar’s BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!! Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! Keep your eyes on the prize, it’s 50 cents a game! Come try your luck, big daddy!

 

 

Posted by on July 14, 2015 in Multi-Variety Craft

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