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Feb 12th 2020 TONIGHT! LOVE-IN!!!

Love is an art, just as living is an art; if we want to learn how to love we must proceed in the same way we have to proceed if we want to learn any other art, say music, painting, carpentry, or the art of medicine or engineering. 
~Erik Fromm

February 12th, 2020 at Akbar, 9pm it’s the CraftNight LOVE-IN!!!

JP Craft Captain and KJ Teri present:
FEB 12, 2020 • 9pm

TONIGHT we celebrate LOVE. I do not mind if you’re sardonic or earnest. It matters not to me whether you are heartbroken, or heartsick. It’s fine if you have heartburn, or if you’re heartfelt, or hearthappy, or whatever.

Your heart is your business, and we’re here to LOVE IT.

Come in and sing, come in and craft. Make a valentine for someone you’ve never met. Croon some Hall and Oates while eating a delicious complimentary chocolate.

What do we have for you? SO MUCH LOVE!!!
Join us for a fun-filled evening of singing, drinking and crafting home made love tokens!!! You know us, we ONLY do deluxe, so get over hear and treat yourself to a very good time indeed!

• Valentine making PARTY!
• Card supplies and specialty valentine scraps from the secret CraftNight ephemera vaults!
• Romance Activism!
• Extensive and expansive catalogue of thousands of karaoke songs!
• All of the SINGING!!!
• Valentine Raffle Prize BONANZA!
• Delectable TREATS!
• FREE Commemorative PIN (while supplies last!)

See you at the Craft Table, Craft Captain JP


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Jan 15th 2020 Craft this Week…

With bright or sombre gear,
With smile or frown or song,
In a masque the months go gliding
Perpetually along.
First January is here,
With eyes that keenly glow—
A frost-mailed warrior striding
A shadowy steed of snow…
~Edgar Fawcett, “The Masque of Months,” 1878

January 15th, 2020 at Akbar, 9pm we begin CraftNight! The project still remains in the dark. I shall go a-spelunking in the garage and emerge heroic with the evening’s creative diversion!

Here we are at new beginnings, new ideals. Shiny-fancy-2020 how modern it sounds, how peppy to pronouce! It was so easy to adapt on paper to all the past teen years, switching out a 2 for a 3 and so on, right up to 19 and well WOW, now I catch myself erasing in my journal the number “19” and scrawling in a hasty 20!

Facts about the number 20: The number 20 is a SCORE, you know that? Like “Four score and seven years ago” Gettysburg Address etc. Most human infants grow 20 teeth for their first set. Twenty-twenty vision is perfect vision, and as for your vision for your year, I hope you’ve got your eyes on the prize(s).

Am I talking resolutions am I talking goals? Could be. Sure, that kind of stuff could be seen as pressure, but it’s also a barometer, a measuring stick, a way of delineating meaning to your life. Maybe you don’t hafta commit to yer Tinder date… but you could commit to you.

Giving yourself a kick in the pants to try a new thing, or keep doing an old thing, or just… doing ANY thing, well, that’s the stuff of giving yourself the gift of what you want.

What do you want? I want that for you to gurrrl.

The time for cold weather rumination continues, the deep thoughts while watching the bonfire, the empty page staring back at you, the unplayed keys, the untuned strings, you have so much potential before you. Take it and make it before someone grabs a bullhorn and starts ordering you around, before daffodils bloom, or ya know… maybe before the Iowa caucus.

See you at the Craft Table, Craft Captain JP


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TONIGHT! Halloween Glitter Art! • Oct. 2nd, 2019

October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in the aftermaths. Anne reveled in the world of color about her…. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?… ~Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Oct 2nd, 2019 @9pm to ’round midnight or later… 
$3 suggested donation
Project: HALLOWEEN Glitter Art!!!

It’s OCTOBER! Let the Halloween Crafts BEGIN!

Tonight’s sparkly treat is GLITTER HALLOWEEN ART! This is a “peel and sprinkle” affair, complete with fancy shiny glitter bits. Your efforts with this kit will result in a portrait of a bat, a ghost, a pumpkin, or Frankenstein!

Tonight’s sparkly craft: Halloween GLITTER ART!

Follow up by decorating MORE with gems and other smatterings of decorative objects that will be here at the crafting smorgasbord.

In other news, has launched, and if you don’t know what that is, please do visit GOTHTOBER.COM and discover this annual project that is basically like an online advent calendar, but it’s not for advent, it’s for HALLOWEEN! It features 31 days and 31 artists, it’s public internet art, made for the love of autumn, halloween, and “together art.” Yes, I am your devoted Craft Captain, but I am also Head Candy Corn of Gothtober, and this year’s bag o’ artistic goodies from artists all over the map want you to check ’em out! They worked hard, go see!

See you at the Craft Table, Craft Captain JP 

October Treats


9th – Halloween Parachute Creatures

16th – Halloween Clothespin Characters

23rd – Witch Cauldrons


5pm • 6 Games
Special Halloween Prizes!
Big Bottles o’ Booze

JP Happy Hours @Akbar, Every Monday 4 – 9!

$5 – Bob’s Old Fashioned, Cranberry Mule

Stay Tuned!

JP Craft Captain presents:


AKBAR• SATURDAY OCT. 26th 9pm to Closing • Hexy LGBTQ Dance Party with Treats, Tricks, and Midnight Ritual!


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NO Crafts this Week! Sept. 25th, 2019

The softened light, the veiling haze,
The calm repose of autumn days,
Steal gently o’er the troubled breast,
Soothing life’s weary cares to rest.
~Phebe A. Holder, “A Song of October,” in The Queries Magazine, Oct 1890
Sept 25th, 2019
Private Party in the Rumpus Room!

We’ll return to our regular programming Oct. 2nd with HALLOWEEN CRAFTS!!!

Here we are, at the end of September, on the cusp of October, and this week, Akbar’s having a private event, so we’ll return to you next month with a brand new schedule of Halloween Crafts!!!

See you at the Craft Table, Craft Captain JP 

October is Nigh!


2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

5:00pm • 6 Games • $1 per card SPOOKY FUN PRIZES, including our signature Big Bottles o’ BOOZE!  


4pm to 9pm Mondays @Akbar!

Oct 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th


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Foxes, Raccoons, Canoes and MORE! Sept. 18th, 2019

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
~Anais Nin
Sept 18th, 2019 @9pm to ’round midnight or later… 
$3 suggested donation
Project: Foxes, Raccoons, Canoes and MORE!

It’s hard to find a CUTER craft than this week’s little kits I’ve hand-assembled just for you.

ALL of the kits feature felt pieces, pipe cleaners, sticky bits, and a little bit of stitchery. SOME of the kits feature a canoeing raccoon, or a canoeing fox. SOME of the kits have a sunflower, or a wild turkey finger puppet, or a scarecrow, or other fall-season fauna!

Fall season fauna?!?  

Yes! We are approaching Fall, and don’t be a ninny and be the 1,000th person to tell me that Los Angeles doesn’t have weather.

The ENTIRE EARTH tilts on its axis for Autumn, which means everything on earth is effected, and that includes Southern California. 

LA has weather, but if you’re not into nuance, then you’re not gonna notice. Here are some of the ways to know: 

The days are getting shorter, the shadows are longer, the quality of light shifts and the sky is gonna get dazzling bombsicle blue. Berries are at their peak for harvest, starlings begin their mumerations. Jews have to leave work for a bunch o’ holidays that will close half of Hollywood, lower traffic, and confuse gentiles. People who live in Malibu are going to start dressing like they live in Ireland. Billboards are going to feature people wearing MORE clothes, not less. Pumpkin-Spice-Everything starts creeping into every coffee shop or grocery store you visit. 

And then… there are the Santa Ana Winds.
Prepare yourself for the most witchy, uncompromising, allergy-causing, supernatural, fiery blowhard hot bluster express that will bring you to your knees. The Santa Anas bring tense, wrathful moods to Angelenos, they connect you to your animal temperament, your base level, your werewolf nature.
Everything feels edgy, sharp, and weird. We can’t wait! 

While we get ready for that eventuality, bring yourself to our delightful queer haven of libations, music, fellowship, and crafting! 

See you at the Craft Table, Craft Captain JP 

Sassy September

I had the great pleasure of directing Thelma & Leweeze the Musical!  Now showing at Casita del Campo’s Cavern Club Celebrity Theater, this is one hell of a good time.
TWO SHOWS LEFT this upcoming Friday and Saturday! Treat yourself to a margarita and a kickass show! TICKETS HERE


25th – LAMBDA LITFEST Literary-Themed Craft! (Craft Capt. JP)

Upcoming OCTOBER!
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

7:30pm • 6 Games
Big Bottles o’ Booze
YUMMY Prizes
Big Bottles o’ Booze
Hot bartenders, cold drinks! 


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