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Craft Surprise Times • TONIGHT! July 5th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, June 5th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Surprise! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: It’s as Good as Everyone Told You!   

1.) Is there CraftNight tonight? – YES! 

1.) Does your Craft Captain know what tonight’s craft is? – NO! 

3.) Will the craft be fun, no matter what it is? – YES!

I’ve been out of town, and many things have happened since I saw you, and you know what? I’d really like to see you tonight, if you have the time. Having arrived in town only recently, I don’t have an exact plan for the craft we are doing, but such a thing isn’t even a hiccup in the certainty of being able to provide for you a craft experience that will be gladly satisfactory.

It’s HOT outside, and the forecast shows that the week will only get hotter. Why not treat yourself to a cocktail, some crafts, a bit of air conditioning, some camaraderie in a lovely queer-friendly atmosphere, summer nightlife, under the waxing gibbous that is our little ol’ moon?

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain



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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


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.

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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Summer Craft • June 22nd, 2016


This WednesdayJune 22nd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: A Summer Craft and Shannon Dedman’s Birthday!   
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar • Akbar, the cocktail company

Now that Summer arrived and burnt all our faces off (a fun preview for what will surely astonish us further in months to come) it’s time to get going on SUMMER CRAFTS!!!
And it’s also the birthday of Shannon Dedman, one of our CraftNight Lieutenants. She is brave and true and circling the sun for another illustrious birthday celebration! She loves a good craft, so that’s exactly what we’ll do.
I’m not totally sure what the summer craft is going to be, I’m keeping it loose.
It’s going to be a great time though, because we’ll have birthday treats for all, there will be merriment and smiles, and we will absolutely have crisp, ice cold air conditioning!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

June 27th • Monday • Akbar • 8pm to 10pm – It’s BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!

Your favorite night of winning spectacular prizes in a room full of your favorite people! Girls, Boys, Balls, Ink, Paper, Numbers, Yelling, Winning, YAY!!!


Posted by on June 22, 2016 in Mystery Craft!

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TONIGHT! • November Whim Craft • November 4th, 2015


TONIGHT! Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!

Project: November Whim Craft! 

$3 Processing fee, please

$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: You’ve got a lot to live, and Akbar’s got a lot to give.

Hi there, it’s now the eleventh month of the year, which means we’ve done the whole “fall back” daylight savings thing. We’ve also got both the Taurid and Leonid meteor showers coming up mid-month and you may be able to use your binoculars to view a couple of comets.
Our national day of giving thanks is just around the corner. I love November because it somehow feels more low key than October and December.

After the very fun and happening CraftNight pumpkin carving Halloween blow-out, I’ve decided that tonight, I’m going to bring you some crafty stuff from the vault that caters to my whim. I’m just going to casually saunter around and grab supplies, and whatever I grab will be tonight’s project.

After thirteen years of doing CraftNight, you might imagine that the headquarters for CraftNight are overflowing with eleventy-million crafty bits, and you would be absolutely right.
I have yarn hanging from the rafters, googly eyes in every cabinet, and pools of paint spilling down the stairs. I also suffer from a serious case of glitter lung. But it’s totally worth it.

Outside is chilly with big clouds in the sky, there’s wind and promise of a bit of rain maybe? This is a great time to come inside and relax with us. We’ll make it nice and cozy in the crafting room, a place to convene with friends, laugh, sip cocktails, and craft.

JP Craft Captain


November 11th – 9pm – CraftNight – TBA… probably something with pinecones because I love pinecones. 

November 18th – 9pm – Hand Turkey Craft! A CraftNight CLASSIC!!! 

November 24th: Tuesday • Akbar • 8 to 10pm • BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!! It’s a WILD Turkey Edition of your favorite High-Rollin’ Cocktail Drinkin’ Gamblin’ Good TImes! 50 cents to play, win big bottles of booze, glassware, and other fanciful items!

November 25th: NO CRAFTS!!! It’s Akbar’s mega-dance-party called PIE where you can sweat your arse off before ingesting copious amounts of mashed potatoes the next day! Such a delicious night, come on in and give thanks to all the hotties dancing with you.

December 16th: Wednesday • Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire • 7pm to 12:30pm (or later) Pick out goods and sundries from local Los Angeles vendors at our Pop Up holiday faire! CraftNight going strong, lots of surprise treats and fun waiting for you!


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