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Popsicle Stick Bird Bath • August 29th, 2018

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at Akbar ’round 9ish to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
SPECIAL EVENT>>> SELF DEFENSE CLASS w/Cory Klink starts at 8pm!
Craft Project: Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special: Your Complete Castle of Cocktails!
*********$3 suggested donation, please!


After three weeks of galavanting all over Europe, I am pleased to report that I’m relaxed, tan, and EXCITED TO SEE YOU!!!

Now remember, we’ve got QUEER SELF DEFENSE CLASS with Cory Klink at 8pm! Here’s more info, please come support this amazing martial arts teacher and learn some valuable techniques keeping yourself prepared and safe in our big crazy world of even crazier humans.

What craft do I have for you this week? I was thinking about the BIRDS and how they get hungry. We’ll be making bird feeders out of popsicle sticks! It’s easy as pie, I have a diagram for you and all the required popsicle sticks to make this work. It kind of looks like a lil’ raft, but then you build upward with your sticks so that it makes a cool box-type structure, and you’ll tie some yarn to it so it can hang from a tree or the rafters, or wherever birds like to hang out.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

UPCOMING: Sept 5th: Paper Bag Puppets, Sept. 12th: Printing Press Crafts, Sept. 19th: Sassy Apple Frame Craft, Sept 26th: Halloween Bracelet Craft, October>>>> HALLOWEEN CRAFTS ALL MONTH PLUS SPECIAL SURPRISES!!!!

CrafNight! 9pm • Wednesdays • Akbar >>> 4356 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 >>>>>>


Posted by on August 27, 2018 in Assembly Craft, Multi-Variety Craft, Painting Craft, SPECIAL EVENT!

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TONIGHT!!! Bird-n-Bunny Crafts! • May 23rd, 2018

TONIGHT!!! May 23rd, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Bird-n-Bunny Crafts! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, imbibe the freshness!         
*********$3 suggested donation, please! #CraftNight_sez_thanks!


I have lots of bunnies and birds, and I want YOU to make them! That’s this evening, not a lot of details, because I’m outta time, but they are poofy, and I will give you ALL the sparkly doodads you need to spiff’em up!

Come on in and DO IT!!! Yahhhhhhh!!!

On another note: I know you always want to come to CraftNight, but next week, we’re doing our monthly CRAFTIVISM, see our special event below! We’re making 50 care packages for those in need on the streets of LA. We need supplies! If you can’t come, and still wanna help, here’s our Amazon wish list (created by Yelena Litvak), you can send us some stuff and we’ll put it in the boxes! Anything not used in next week’s event will be used for subsequent events for the organization Down but not Out. 

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


MAY 30th Craft, CRAFTIVISM SPECIAL EVENT: CraftNight teams up with Down But Not Out to decorate packets of needed sundries to give out to those in need in our city! Donations for supplies welcome! RSVP on our FACEBOOK EVENT!!!




Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Assembly Craft

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Springtime Animal Magnets • April 10th, 2018

This Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project:  Spring Animal Magnets!  

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, see what we mean!       
*********$3 suggested donation, please! #NonProfitLife  

Honestly there’s so much happening in April, just scroll down past all this folderol I’m typing and go see for yourself! Meanwhile in the CraftNight rumpus room at Akbar this week, there are the crafts to be had, and you really must have them. One need not travel to the outskirts of the city to witness cute springtime animals romping about, because we have them right here. We’ve got bunnies, and chickies, and lambies, and other supercute creatures for you to build. Display them on your shelves, your dashboards, your bathroom countertops, anyplace you desire. Wherever there is a flat-enough spot, you can put one of these little friends, or you can stick-em on the fridge.

In other news, I’m happy to report that the bees that were swarming and clumping on the side of our abode are gone. They swarmed, protected their queen, and after 48 hours, moved on elsewhere to a place they thought she’d like better. I couldn’t really think when that was happening, I love bees, but when they do that… they freak me out. But now that I’ve read some info about it, I feel flattered that they chose us for a little while. Apparently, the Spring season is bee swarming time!

Also: I directed Pat and Charlie in their latest escapade, their Solid Gold Lamé Cabaret! If things have been feeling too serious, or you want to snort your margarita out your nose from laughing too hard, maybe come see this show. We promise it’s the sassy sparkly diversion you’ve been craving.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


It’s the FINAL run of Pat & Charlie: Solid Gold Lamé Cabaret! Last chance!!! Casita del Campo April 13th and 14th • April 20th and 21st @ 9pm get your tickets HERE!   Pat & Charlie revive their 1970s variety show but this time in the style of 1980s TV Tour de Force, Solid Gold. New Wave music meets glitter as they and their dancers, “The Precious Metals,” pay homage to leg warmers, bikini suspenders and metallic headbands. Check it out on Facebook for more information! 

Sunday April 15th – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO @Akbar • 7:30pm in the front Bar, win BIG BOTTLES O’ BOOZE (Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum, Sipsmith London Dry Gin and other fine spirits) along with other fabulous prizes with boys, girls, balls and a whole lotta laffs!!! 50 Cents a Card! Find out MORE on our FB Page!

18th 9pm Akbar – Terra Cotta Clay Playtime! – Make lil’ sculptures out of reddish brown squishy air-dry clay!

APRIL 22nd – CraftNight will be on Duty at WxW: For Women. By Women. A community celebration for LBTQ women and their allies. Visibility and community matter now more than ever. Join us for a day of fun, interactive, LBTQ-centric activities, performances, and much more! Bring yourself + friends + family – everyone is truly welcome. Event Details HERE!

25th 9pm Akbar – Puffball Creatures! A variety of poofy fluffy googly-eyed creative prospects await you!

APRIL 28th at GRAND PARK from 2pm to 3:30 your Craft Captain, JP, is in the Line-Up of presentations for OUR LA VOICES!   It’s a KID-friendly all ages jamboree!!! Miss Barbie Q – Host, D’Lo, Pip Lilly, Kacy Bushemi, Ofelia de Corazon, Steven Reigns, Alexandra Grey, Paul Outlaw, Odious Ari, Asher Yap, Robert Patrick, Julianna (JP)Parr, Billie White Acre


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Plush Birds and Self Defense! • March 28th, 2018

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
8pm – Queer Self Defense with Cory Klink! (see details below)
****9pm CraftNight BEGINS! Project: Plush Spring Bird Lacing Craft! *** SPECIAL EASTER CHICKS WITH WIGS GIVEAWAY While Supplies LAST!!! ***   

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, quite the value!      
*********$3 suggested donation, we’re a scrappy non-profit alive because of you! xoxo 

It’s a SPECIAL 8pm CLASS with Cory Klink, read all about it below for FULL DETAILS!

We then go back to our regular programming with the cutest felt bird lacing craft that you ever did see.

It’s got tipped yarn laces, polyester fiberfill stuffing and self-adhesive felt shapes AND of course I’m putting out the extra felt so you can give it a fancy hat, a long beard, a fur coat, 16th century dungarees, whatever you want!

There will also be sparkles, googly eyes, puffballs, all the classic crafty smorgasbord items. So get in here and enjoy the cocktails, the camaraderie, the creativity and a lil’ sanity in this big ol’ city of Dodgertown!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain



TONIGHT March 28th – Spring Bird Lacing Craft and AKBAR DOJO! SELF DEFENSE CLASS with Cory Klink! RSVP here on the FB Event! 
Bold Alchemy Queer Self Defense brings you the Protect Your Neck class!!! This 1 hour Self Defense class with Cory Klink will teach you how to use every day objects to defend yourself! Bring your favorite high heels, that crazy sharp crystal on your altar, or a good old fashioned baseball bat and learn to use what you have with you if being attached! We will also cover basic kicks, punches, stances and meditation. Students are encouraged to wear what they feel expresses themselves best and feels comfortable to move in. Bold Alchemy is a trauma focused self defense program that aims to empower, arm and heal queer, trans and poc humans. For more information about Bold Alchemy visit or email questions, comments or feedback to


4th – The Return of the Unicorn Pins!!! 

11th – Spring Animal Magnets! 

15th – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO 7:30pm in the front Bar, win BIG BOTTLES O’ BOOZE and other fabulous prizes with boys, girls, balls and a whole lotta laffs!!! 50 Cents a Card! 

18th – Terra Cotta Clay Playtime! 

25th – Puffball Creatures! 


Posted by on March 28, 2018 in Fabric Craft

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Charming Bird Necklace Power Amulet • May 14th, 2014


TONIGHT! Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Charming Bird Theme Necklace Kit 
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Special: “The Lyla” • Your Ticket to Urban Paradise!
Expert Craft Ops Specialist and CraftNight Lieutenant, Elaine Walker at the helm tonight!
SPECIAL APPEARANCE by the Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere! Serenading you sometime after 9:45 or so…

You know you want to make crafts to the sounds of beautiful strings strumming lovely hits of today and yesteryear, right? And you know you want to stroll the sidewalks of your city wearing a “Charming Bird Necklace” that will charm people so outrightly, so unabashedly, that they’ll just be filled with an elation they can’t describe?

The Charming Bird Necklace cuts through the crap and says things we’re all trying to say: The World is Beautiful, Birds are Rad, Air is for Breathing, People are Nice, It’s HOT in Los Angeles… The Charming Bird Necklace makes it so that you don’t have to say these truths, you can just WEAR them and it does the work for you. It’s highly pragmatic to have an accessory that does the work for you, no?

Wear this Bird Necklace to outings and events and just see how many doors it will open for you. Your Charming Bird Necklace will help you concentrate on your 18-month plans AND your long term dreams. The Charming Bird Necklace is your personal power amulet, enhancing your talents and ambitions! What’s more, the oppressive LA heat will hopefully subside and it will be lovely to have a cooling cocktail, a craft project, friends old and new, and yes: LIVE UKULELES!!!

Be near us, Elaine will probably be wearing a dress that you need to see.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

PS – Do NOT forget your oxygen mask when you take off on your Sky Kanga (see photo)


Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

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