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Mardi Gras Disguises • Feb 3rd, 2016


TONIGHT! Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Mardis Gras Masks 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: The Only Way to Fly 

We want you to be prepared for Mardi Gras, which is why we’ve got some clever disguises for you. Wear one of these DIY masks, and next day, your boss can’t accuse you of being the one in the middle of the fray, shaking your moneymaker, showing your bits and drinking with abandon. Paint and decorate it any way you wish, and then get out there, explore the world as another being, as someone or something else, unhindered by the confines of your regular identity.

Because with the disguise you wear, you are free, and no one can tell who you are, or what your job is, or what you love, or how you do your life, or what you’ve got in your wallet. There will be contrition and regret at times, but Fat Tuesday is not one of them. Fat Tuesday is for yelling “F*CK YOOOO!!!!” as loud as possible when they tell you to get off the table. Fat Tuesday is for eating ALL the donuts and being goddamn proud of it.

Mardi Gras is the largest masked party in North America, we don’t want you to miss it. Wear your mask for ritual, for celebration, for the love of art and pageantry and showing off. Wear your mask in order to overturn conventions with style.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain


Ohhhhh the LOVE-IN!!! • Featuring the LOVE RAFFLE SURPRISE BASKETS • “Phantom of the Paradise” on the Akbar Jumbotron • Snacks • Limited edition magnet badge • Guaranteed Valentine from your Craft Captain • Music • Romance • Bromance • Sisters • Sinners • Love and all of its complicated meanings and feelings


February 17th – Chinese New Year Neon Monkey Door Hangers
February 24th – Princess Ice Castles
March 4th – Adorable Finger Puppets

TUESDAY February 23rd BINGO: Tuesday 8pm to 10pm it’s Bet Yer Bottom Bingo the night of fast and loose chances in your favorite bar with knock-out prizes and big bottles of booze! Boys, Girls, Balls, and that winning feeling!


Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Messy Craft, Painting Craft, Wearable Craft

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TONIGHT! Planes • August 26th, 2015


TONIGHT! Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Wooden Planes 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Something special in the air… 


You need to get away, you need to soar the friendly skies, fly among the clouds and marvel at all the tiny shadows on the earth. Paint the wooden fuselage on your winged dream, hang it from the ceiling and let it inspire your travel plans for the future.

We are just about to September, and I’m not sure how that happened, but we’ll be ready, with corks and paper and glue.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Assembly Craft, Painting Craft

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Snappy Trappy DIY Note Holders • August 12th, 2015


This Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Snappy Trappy DIY Note Holders with CraftNight Resport Counselor and Lieutenant, Vero LeBron!    
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Mama said there’d be days like this… 


A Rip-roarin’ rustic craft project awaits you this week, one you can really sink your teeth into, one that’s pretty ingenious, thanks to Vero Lebron, who will be leading this week’s CraftNIght! She will take you through the steps to help you make the coolest note holder YET. You’ll be turning an every day object into a fabulous note holder!

Paint it, decorate it, put a magnet on the back of it, voila, your snappy trappy note holder will hold all of those annoying loose papers in the kitchen! It’s a spot for receipts, a place for wayward postcards, you can keep one on your desk to keep track of forms!

Also, the S’more Gnome will be with us this Wednesday evening, making sure your sweet tooth is well-attended and given enough marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate. Nothing says summer fun like s’mores! You can tell everyone you went camping and you never went outside. If you TRY our “archery” game and you get a bullseye, you will a FREE DRINK!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

PS- We will also have Resort badges for anyone who wants to earn them. You can get this week’s limited edition badgex-, and you can also earn the Angie Cho Badge, the campfire badge, the Kenefick Mind Pavilion badge, and who knows what else…


***** August 19th – Wooden Planes! You Paint and Decorate!
***** Cork Crafts, Sewing Crafts, Assembly Crafts! Coming Up! 

***** Origami for your LIFE, simple and complicated paper projects!

AUGUST 25th • 8pm – 10pm • AKBAR • 50 Cents a Card ••••• What are we doing? NASTY BINGO!!! The night will sparkle with prurient pervy splendor! Prizes from The Pleasure Chest and The Stockroom, as well as big bottles o’ booze will be ready for you, so don’t be shy, gather all that loose change and come gamble at the gay bar! 




Posted by on August 11, 2015 in Messy Craft, Painting Craft

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Rectangular Frame with Heart • February 4th, 2015


TONIGHT! February 4th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Frame with Heart
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink specials, The Lyla, and sometimes other delicacies to whet your whistle. 

It’s a frame, a wooden frame, and it’s rectangular. On the left side is carved a heart, where you would presumably put a photo, or a drawing, or some such other visual keepsake. On the right, there is solid space for you to paint or decorate however you wish. Maybe you want to put a haiku or a poem or cut out the pieces of a gnome out of felt, sitting on a rock or a dotted mushroom.

If you’re not a person who is “into” the heart shape, don’t worry, I understand. That darn ideograph has been the official symbol of romantic love since the 15th century. In the 16th century it was all the rage (fads were slower back then.) If it makes you feel better, the heart shape used to be more of a “leaf” thing, a shape found in nature, just kind of hangin’ around not meaning much of anything. This means, as per usual, that you can take or leave heart meanings and do things your way.

I mean, you’ve seen an actual heart before, a human heart, it’s full of ventricles and blowy pipes and veiny stuff. Aristotle thought your heart was your brain, and that the curly gray matter in your head was just a handy radiator. Hearts are crazy looking, they are indeed responsible for your life pulse, but in no way do they resemble the streamlined, simplistic graphic we’ve all learned to associate with candy boxes and video game lives.

Anyway, you could showcase a photo of your kitty in this frame, and it would be a great success. You could put the first dollar bill your business ever made in this frame, and it would also be a success. It’s February, you’re about to be bombarded with hearts of all shapes and sizes, and we’re here to help ease you into the season of doilies and chalky candy with this heart-y frame (haha yuk yuk, chortle) and cocktails and crafts.

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain



Posted by on February 4, 2015 in Multi-Variety Craft

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You’ve Been FRAMED! • February 5th, 2014


Tonight! Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 from 9pm to midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Premium Quality Wooden Frames for your LIFE 
$2 Donation, por favor
$4 DRINK SPECIAL!!! >>> Be immersed! Let “The Lyla” sate your thirst!  

These frames are not those tiny wooden frames from IKEA, they are big and beautiful, with a wide border for lots of painting, gluing, etc. I am bringing the Polaroid, for an extra buck, I’ll take your photo and you can put it in your frame! Instant Gift!

Or, I dunno, go home and take 101 selfies of your junk with your phone, print out the 100th and put it in your frame for that special someone. However you decide to use your frame, it will be an unforgettable keepsake for years to come! If you’re feeling less frisky, make something glamorous for the mantel that won’t make you blush in front of any family members.

ALSO: It is World Nutella Day, and while I’m not totally sure what that means, we’ll be celebrating tonight with something edible starring (you guessed it) Nutella! Yay Italy!

ALSO: Next week’s CraftNight (FEB 12)  is DELUXE and Valentine-Oriented, Visit the Event and RSVP!!! (Gotta have enough tater tots)

In the photo below, inside the locket (right side) is “Lil’ Sad Rock from Puente” made by crafter, Little Taffy, and the googly eyes (left side) were glued to the forehead of longtime Akbar family member, Nat, photo by NJ Tucker.


See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain



Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

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