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Wooden Safari Stand-Ups • August 1st, 2018

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at Akbar ’round 9ish to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Wooden Safari Stand-Ups 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special: fun in a glass!     
*********$3 suggested donation, please!

Heyyyyy it’s the FIRST of August, ever hear of Lughnasadh? Don’t worry, I won’t make you try to pronounce it, but just so’s you know, it’s a big fat holiday marking the beginning of the harvest season! It’s Gaelic, which means, of course, that it historically involved ritual athletic contests, feasting, dance-play, and hiking up large hills and mountains. Today’s rituals include crowning a goat as king of the Puck Festival in Killorglin, County Kerry (Ireland), as well as using butter churns and brandishing old-fashioned weapons.

Now that you’ve been informed, I’ll just let you know that we’re not doing any of that to mark the first of August at CraftNight, we’re just gonna paint some cool wooden safari animals. We have alligators, lions, hippos, giraffes, elephants, snakes, zebras, rhinos, primates, and trees. They are pretty much flat shapes, but they come with a little stand that helps it sit up so that it may be smartly displayed wherever you decide to present it.

If you’re considering starting a woodland wildlife park, consider this your invitation to start your menagerie! Make no mistake, with care and consideration, this is a bona fide actual TOY that is super adorable and durable. If you don’t want to use it as a stand-up, you can glue a magnet to the back and have some fridge decor! These are also lovely enough to festoon wrapped bday gifts… since it seems like everyone and their dog was born in August, you might need more birthday trinkets to give out than usual.

In any case, it’s a longform month, 31 days to be exact, so settle in, and make sure you pencil us in for your leisure activity life-balance roster.

If you dig meteor showers with a new moon (great visability!) the Perseid Meteor Shower will be puttin’ on a show August 11th, 12th, and 13th! It’s pretty much the best of the bunch as far as meteor showers for the western hemisphere goes, so if you want to see something quite lovely, get yourself to the night sky.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

Upcoming CraftNights: August 8th – DIY Paddleball Game, August 15th – Ocean Animal Sand Art, August  22nd, TBA Craft >>> 9pm • Wednesdays • Akbar >>> 4356 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 >>>>>>


Posted by on July 29, 2018 in Painting Craft

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Hot Season Pinwheel • July 18th, 2018

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at Akbar ’round 9ish to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Hot Season Pinwheel

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, something to talk about!      
*********$3 suggested donation, please!

The 18th is National Hot Dog Day, National Sour Candy Day, and Nelson Mandela International Day! I thought you might want to celebrate accordingly with your very own wind-powered-color-your-own hot season pinwheel! The pinwheel comes with its own colorful stick, so you can run around like a fairy godmother, granting wishes, or, if the hot weather turns everyone and everything cantankerous, you can just sweetly beat the crap out of any obstacle that stands in your way.

These are “jumbo” pinwheels: impressive, grand and ostentatious! A sweet breeze will really make this thing put on a show! I’ll have all the decorative items available at your leisure, you can deck this thing out and attend garden parties with glamorous aplomb. The temperature here in our lovely metropolis is in the high 80s, which SOME people call hot. I’ve been calling it hot… but I know that’s not actually hot, I’m being dramatic. What we’ve been experiencing lately is a dainty hot, where you can still turn on the grill or function as a normal human being. We had a little preview in early July to show us what’s truly on the menu for upcoming months.

And because I know what’s coming, let me just say to you: Guuuurl, you’re gonna need a pinwheel. Because when August and September hit Los Angeles, the other shoe drops and EVERYTHING is cancelled. You will feel like you need a forklift to spatula your body up and out into the world to get stuff done.

A decorative pinwheel will tell you where the breeze is, should the fates be courteous and send us one. It will also remind you of a time when you had the energy to make a pinwheel, evoking those cooler days, remembering that this too shall pass.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

Upcoming CraftNights: July 25th – Keychain Fob Magic, August 1st – Wooden Safari Stand-Ups, August 8th – DIY Paddleball Game >>> 9pm • Wednesdays • Akbar >>> 4356 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 >>>>>>


Posted by on July 13, 2018 in Assembly Craft, Coloring Craft

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TONIGHT: BINGO • TOMORROW: Princess Castles • Feb 23rd/24th, 2016


TONIGHT! BINGO IS HERE!!! • 8 to 10pm • Akbarrrrr!!!! High-rollin’ lucky chances at WINNING BIG! GET IT!!!

Then it’s Wednesday Feb 24th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: A Little Dab’ll do Ya 


We have a special craft kit with pink and purple pieces that form a beautiful sparkly, shiny, charming, appealing FORTRESS for you to rule forever and ever because YOU are a princess. That’s right, you.

Here are signifiers of your princess life:

•   Whatever you’re wearing is what everyone wants.
•   You do activities for the photo ops (Kissing cheeks, cutting ribbons in front of new buildings, handing giant oversized checks to people, christening new boats.)
•   You don’t go to the salon, the salon comes to you.
•   ANY and ALL imperfections in your mattress make it very difficult for you to sleep.
•   You know that tiaras are the shit. They just are.
•   Tiny Floofy pets that you don’t have to groom surround you at all times.
•   You once saved your sister from getting pierced int he heart with an ice shard.
•   The 32 yards of ebullient tresses of hair on your head takes forever to dry after a shower.
•   None of your skills, grace, or benevolence was learned, it is simply your birthright.
•   Woodland creatures just want to be around you, they follow you around and help you with your princess chores.
•   Waving at people is part of the job (elbow, elbow, wrist-wrist-wrist… repeat)

This is the most sovereign craft we’ve ever attempted, arrive and receive the royal treatment from us this Wednesday!

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

March 4th – Adorable Finger Puppets
March 9th – Metal Leaf Kit
March 16th – Clothespin Leprechaun
March 23rd – Easter Baskets (and a special visit from the CraftNight Easter Bunny!)
March 30th – Pet Rocks! Rockin’ all Night Long!


Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Assembly Craft

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