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TONIGHT! Easter Baskets! • April 5th, 2017

TONIGHT! April 5th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Easter Baskets! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Gurrrl, come-n-get-it! 

Do you like it elegant or rustic? Are you a little bit country, or a little bit rock-n-roll?

Lemme tellya ’bout a little chipwood basket offering I’ve got tonight that is so adorable I jus’ wanna scream in an octave too high for my throat, throw my hands in the air all mad-about-it, then collapse down on the ground crying. This is a triumph moment for CraftNight, because usually I see these dumb little baskets and I notice them too late and they are TOO EXPENSIVE for me to justify purchasing them for our weekly gathering. And I want to kick myself for AGAIN not having the foresight to order them.

But this year is different. This year, I vowed that I’d start looking in January, and my determination won me some cheap-ass baskets for us to paint! And they’re just really really CUTE!!! You’ll also get some pastel-colored grass bits, and a cute little egg that goes with it, making tonight’s craft even MORE value-packed than it usually is. Embellish these cutie hampers with ribbons, pipe cleaners, and all sorts of creative decor to fit your whim!

For those of you who eschew or poo-poo the Easter holiday for it’s reliance on a certain designated stigmata-encumbered individual’s life-and-times, do not worry! Easter can just be about ovums, because I’m sure you’ve noticed the baby ducklings at your local park, or the multitude of spring flowers brought forth by the season’s mighty rains? Maybe you’ve just had to fortify yourself with many allergy and sinus medications like myself, to prevent yourself from turning into a giant snot ball? It is… like… totally Spring.

Celebrate spring with a chipwood basket, this is your seasonal calling, an opportunity for which to decorate a sassy receptacle to keep all of your spare jellybeans.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


CraftNight at Yuri’s Night under Space Shuttle Endeavor!!! >>> Apollo 9 Astronaut Rusty Schweickart and 1st Female Private Space Explorer, Anousheh Ansari, will speak. SparkleBlob will be running the VIP Area, our relaxed, specialized spot for cooling your jets while you watch the space cadets! Your evening will be filled with astronauts, dancing, drinks, and all things space. Get tickets here:

April 12th – Protest Poster Painting Party #2 >>> Taxes and Science! FaceBook Event Here, please RSVP! 

April 19th – Luv Snail Photo Kit

April 24th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! • Akbar • 8pm – 10pm • Numbers, balls, boys, girls, prizes galore!

April 26th – Bus Craft! I know you want a 3-D paper bus, who doesn’t?


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LadyBug Bead Craft Majorly Solves All Your Problems • May 28th, 2014


This Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Ladybug Bead Project
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Special: “The Lyla” • Don’t drink a cup of hot fat! Drink a Lyla! 

This ladybug craft will make it so that you won’t be able to concentrate on anything else while you make it. The little craft kit consists of bright pony beads, lanyard material and a handy clasp and clip so that when you’re finished making it, you can tote it around anywhere.
Why a ladybug craft?
Ladybugs signify spring the way spiders represent autumn, it’s just one of those seasonal bugs. A seasonal bug reminder is necessary.
To tell you the truth, however, ladybugs are beetles, they absolutely aren’t bugs. Europeans have been calling them ladybirds for over 500 years, and scientists, being ever proper, call them lady beetles. Lady beetles belong to the Coleoptera class of insects. Contrary to popular belief, you can’t tell the age of a ladybug by counting its spots, you can denote species by color and spot placement, but not the former.
Boy ladybugs are also just called ladybugs. They don’t let being called “ladybugs” keep them from being really great male bugs.
Ladybugs also don’t really seem to care if they’re beetles or birds, they just eat aphids in really large quantities and never look back.
Don’t give a CRAP what anyone says, just do your thing no matter what the hell anyone calls you or whatever, just DO YOUR LIFE and eat stuff that you like and don’t worry about your house being on fire, that’s just ladybug propaganda from back when farmer’s burnt the fields to get rid of other insects.
We’re making ladybug crafts because the ladybug is a symbol reminding you that old stories no longer own you, you’re free!

A woman walked up to the bar, this Memorial Day Weekend.
The music had changed, she said to me “Is Dyke Hour over?”
I looked at her, squinted my eyes and said “Dyke hour is NEVER over.”
She shook my hand.
Because it’s true, if only 10% of the population is Dykes, you can’t afford to be thinking they’ll all disappear when the music changes.
Don’t be letting the music, or the surroundings, or the school, or the work, or the place, or your car, or procrastination keep you from what you want to find, be, do or have. BE A LADYBUG AND GO AFTER WHAT YOU WANT!
See? All your problems solved.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Easter Eggs • April 16th, 2014


This Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Easter Eggs, A BIG DEAL! 
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Special: “The Lyla” Double your joy and disappear your sorrows!

Remember the PAAS Easter Egg coloring kit? It never went away. It’s still here with it’s funny “magic crayon” and the cardboard box where you punch out the holes for your newly dyed eggs to sit in, the weird wire egg holder that kind of works and kind of doesn’t… it’s waiting for you.

They’ve added stickers. They’ve added themes. But even with all that new mumbo jumbo, it’s still the same PAAS kit of yesteryear. We’ve got the vinegar-water-tablet cups you plop your egg into and wait for the shell to take on a hue of brilliance. Other things available will be some of the staples from the craft smorgasbord to which you are accustomed, as well as a few other interesting bits suitable for accoutrement.

If you’re a stranger to all of this, you might as well start now, because it’s worthwhile, I must say, you get to craft something that you will EAT, and the last time we dyed eggs was 2010!

I’m kind of hoping that someone makes a “Passover brisket” egg.

I will be boiling many eggs in preparation for your arrival, so please humor me, help me get rid of all of these eggs! I’ll have fry boat baskets and plastic grass for you to put them in so that you may take home and care for them until you wish to make an egg salad sandwich.

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain


Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

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