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Conversation Heart Caterpillars • February 1st, 2017

This Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Sno S’more Character! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Living Unboring! 

Today I’m just gonna write something that CNN, The NY Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, NPR, or the Wall Street Journal didn’t. You can read this, and know that it’s got nothing to do with all those other things you might’ve been scrolling with red worried eyeballs for the last week and a half. Far from sticking my head in the sand about current events, there is such a thing as burnout, so last week and this week, we’re having mellow self care craft projects for our CraftNights.

It’s going to be Valentines Day soon, and on the 8th (see below) we’re going to do some political Craftivism, so I thought you might want this week for some mellow “Conversation Caterpillar” time. It comes with conversation hearts, hence it’s provocative name. Whether it’s fake or real or invented by Hallmark or wolves or corporations or nuns, Valentine’s Day is a holiday about LOVE so who cares where it came from! Get out of your own way and make a keepsake for someone cool, like the hat-wearing burrito lady, or the polite mumbly dude who always sells you your daily coffee beverage.

I don’t care if they think you’re in love with them when you’re not, just skip away emphatically if they try to smooch you. There are people suffering from far more things than drudgery in this world, if you can make just one person feel special, treated with respect, and like they matter… that’s just the thing that can fuel the momentum to help a person gain the vim and vigor to go do the things they’ve got to do.

A Conversation Caterpillar, (though it may fill you with anxiety for fear of causing inundation with a human being that might try to become your life partner after receiving one from you) is an opportunity to let other people sharing the earth with you know that they are valued and appreciated. We need more of that, and less selfish churlish bloviating.

This craft may have parts that are a genuine pain-in-the-ass to glue together, it might take awhile for parts to dry. This is good, because your irritation will be about that and not about other external factors swirling around in your periphery. Working out frustrations on a craft will enable you to focus on getting a good night’s sleep, and then you’ll wake up, and go kick some ass the next day.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

Upcoming Craftivism:

February 8th: The Annual CraftNIght Love-In!!! Help send valentines to Jerry Brown and other politicians fighting for the issues we care about, and also help us send Mike Pence some really kinky sexy valentines that are really glittery and queer!

April: Protest Poster Painting Party #2 where we prepare for the TAX DAY MARCH.

MORE Things: 

FEBRUARY 8th: CRUISE at The Eagle – Just down the street from Akbar and CraftNight is another watering hole you’ll want to visit! There’ll be lip-syncing contest hosted by Tony Soto • Spankings and play from Backroom Mistresses, Bootblackers, DJ tunes, maybe take your bartender a Conversation Caterpillar made at CraftNight!  >>>Facebook Link

FEBRUARY 10th: QUEER PROM at the Sweat Spot! – We could all use a little more LOVE right about now given the current political climate and walking into an unknown future. Join us at Queer Prom to raise spirits, glasses & money for a local charity we will choose as a community. $15 Tickets
Tickets available at:

FEBRUARY 23rd: sSISTERSs: An Experimental Musical – A new punk musical about three sisters who may or may not be witches. Trapped in the drawing room of an old Victorian house, they take on famous triads in a psychedelic, stream-of-consciousness trip through time that explores shifting ideas of sisterhood. Who gets to be seen as a sister, and why? With a live band, haunting three-part harmonies, and throwbacks to the secret rituals of girlhood, sSISTERSs explores memory, family, mortality, queer feminist identity, and the struggles of being a woman artist.
Written and Directed by Gina YoungFacebook Link! 


Posted by on February 1, 2017 in Assembly Craft, EZ Craft

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Ant Plane Caterpillar: Choose! • March 18th, 2015


This Wednesday March 18th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Noteholders in THREE varieties! Ant, Plane, Caterpillar! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials! Your Springtime Cocktail Headquarters. 

Don’t just stand there like a ninny with your notes in your hands, MAKE A NOTE HOLDER!
You’ll have three different possibilities:

ADORABLE ANTS – Ants are associated with diligence, cooperation and industry. They can also stand for social conformity and mass action. This one is a twee little kit with puffballs and googly eyes, a clip and a magnet for you to attach to the ant. It works! It’s an ant, it’s very anty.

PLEASING PLANES – Say you want your notes to be held in a higher consciousness, this plane note holder is perfect for that! Remind yourself daily of the aspirations you have and new heights to which you are headed! The plane note holders are red, yellow and blue, and are just the sort of bright thing to brighten up a fridge or dungeon lair.

CUDDLY CATERPILLARS – If you want your note holder to carry an aura that signifies an era of change, this is the one for you. People come to Los Angeles to become themselves, and this note holder can remind you daily that you manifest each day as you choose. Comes with a leaf for the caterpillar to sit on, it’s a real humdinger!

Coming Up
• March 24th >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! 8pm – 10pm [Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze, Prizes!]
APRIL 1st >>> Bunny Necklaces and EGG HUNT! Special Prizes… if you can find ’em! 
* April 26th >>> Your Craft Captain is getting married, come to the reception at AKBAR!!! Bring your friends and celebrate Lesbian LOVE! There will be karaoke from 8 to 10, dancing, drink specials, lesbian antics, entertainment and legally wedded bliss. 8:30pm until 1:45am Woooo!!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Posted by on March 16, 2015 in Painting Craft

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