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Printing Press! • September 12th, 2018

This Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at Akbar ’round 9ish to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Craft Project: Printing Press!

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special: You Deserve a Break Today! 
*********$3 suggested donation, please!

We’re doing a super special technique using foam and fancy ink to make art prints and cards! We’ve NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE it’s a NEW CRAFT OMG YAHHHHHH!!!

I’ll have some printed out ideas in case you’re overwhelmed by what to draw or make, the instructions will be clear and easy to follow. You can also cut out shapes and glue them onto a foam sheet and use THAT as your “printing block” to do a “matisse” inspired design.

If you’ve never been to CraftNight, I implore you, just come on in and try it. I’m really into “unplanned living” or at least trying to fit some in when one can. Things get busy, stuff stacks up, and the mind begins to feel too full, the list is endless. Once in awhile you just have to ignore the to-do list and do something spontaneous.

Every wisdom-oriented tradition says there are benefits to quieting the mind and finding ways to clear clutter in one’s gray matter. This means that even in ancient times, people were stressing out about how to best kill a bear, or not get ostracized by a tribe, or figuring out what FIRE is… etc. And they extolled the virtues of finding time to take in the wonder of life stuff even when in the midst of building pyramids, or lashing sailor knots, or churning butter or merely trying to get down to the business of staying alive.

So this week I invite you to throw out all the fears, doubts, dreams, praise, logistics, statistics and things floating around in your brain… come in, and just: make a thing. It’s inky, it’s printy, you can make something for yourself or a friend, and you can be in the now, the here, instead of distracted by all the people, places and things crowding up your psyche. Oh and… we have cocktails to get that process started for you, lol.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

For the entire month of October, Project Q will be on the road with their trusty ‘Hairstream’ giving free haircuts to LGBTQIA+ homeless youth across America. Help them get to these smaller cities, find out more and please >>>> Donate Now!

UPCOMING CRAFTS: Sept. 19th: Sassy Apple Frame Craft, Sept 26th: Halloween Bracelet Craft, October>>>> HALLOWEEN CRAFTS ALL MONTH PLUS SPECIAL EVENTS and SURPRISES!!!!

UPCOMING SHOW SEPT 20 – 22nd@ Casita del Campo!: Time for the most sparkly, gay, naughty sexy epic journey with giant WIGS and all music from 1989! See it again or for the first time! Directed by yours truly, this tour de force of sequins, crying while walking, queer-undertones and shoulder pads is a gift you should give to you and yours this fall season. This is our LAST RUN, come get a chimichanga and a show! >>> MORE INFO and TIX HERE

UPCOMING BINGO: Sept 23rd at Akbar 7:30pm >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo brings you MuuMuus and Caftans Tiki-Time Fall Fantasy! We’re giving summer the ultimate farewell by wearing MuuMuus or Caftans and bringing in that Fall Feeling with fun prizes, booze awards and MORE! FB Event Here!

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


Posted by on September 11, 2018 in Messy Craft, Painting Craft

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Springtime PuffBall-n-Foam Creatures • April 25th, 2018

This Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Spring Foam-n-Puffball Creatures

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, everyday’s a holiday!         
*********$3 suggested donation, please! #ScrappyNonProfitThanksYou 

I’ve got some NEW varieties of Springtime creatures for you to assemble and decorate for this week! Some of them are ladybugs, some might be chickens, could be a caterpillar or a hare, I’m making sure we have a good variety of items so that you have the very best crack at all the crafting sundries available to you. Pop in and enjoy climate-controlled crafting with a cocktail! 

The temperature keeps doing weird things, and so does the air quality. This is how we do Spring in LA, a fickle fluctuation of hot or cold, windy or still, overcast or clear… and it’ll do that until we hopefully hit “June Gloom” which might arrive anywhere from May to June.

LA Springtime Tips: Don’t put away the fan, or the heater just yet. Keep your water close and your allergy meds closer, buy extra chapstick, neti-pot the hell out of your sinuses, get those tissues with lotion so your nose doesn’t fall off, wear layers and take a light jacket everywhere you go. It is warming up this week, according to the forecast, and pollen counts are not off the charts, but pretty decent, and tiny funky particles are kickin’ up and making the air kinda gross but not unlivable, which means, there’s fun stuff to do this weekend! 

Venture out for some Queer fun! The first, on Saturday, is an all-ages family event, and Grand Park never disappoints when it comes to fun! I’m performing in a line-up of GREAT PEOPLE! The second event I’ve listed here is a 21-and-over event, a fundraiser at the Eagle for Dyke Day! Come on out, have a brew, get some raffle tickets, get spanked, enjoy convening with friends to support our upcoming day in the park! Details below!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


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 WE MADE YOU A THING COME SEE!!!

APRIL 29th it’s the DYKE DAY FUNDRAISER at the EAGLE • $5 Door • Raffles • Prizes • DJ • Beer • BBQ • Friends More info here on FB Event 


Posted by on April 23, 2018 in Assembly Craft, EZ Craft

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TONIGHT! Star Foam Door Hanger! September 7th, 2016


TONIGHT! September 7th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Star-shape door hanger!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Live in your world. Play in ours!

We give away TONS of free information to social media sites, public spaces, and other places that have cookies, cameras, satellites, bugs, biometrics and god knows what else. NOT TONIGHT!!!! Keep people out or keep yourself in with a Star-shaped door hanger made by YOU at CraftNight!

CraftNight supports your right to have secret meetings, political thoughts, artistic ideas, experimental labs, subversive dance studios, wild sex dungeons, basically: exploring on your own time in your own space to be anything you want however you want to do it without anyone intruding on that process!

We have the doorknob hangers, they are foamy, friendly and fantastic. We will also have all the things for you to glue to it, so very many things! Lots of it is shiny, all of it is colorful.

Hang up your doorknob sign. Retreat into a space of your own and just be a person. You should support your fellow person’s wish to also not be monitored by you, and everyone else in the world. You can write “Come on in” or “Get the hell outta here and don’t bother me!”
It’s a step in the right direction, it costs 1/500th of the price of the new iPhone 7 and works a zillion times better.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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LA Weekly chose us as a PICK OF THE WEEK!

It was 1988. The LA Dodgers were the World Series Champions, Rob and Fab of Milli Vanilli were exposed as lip syncing meatheads, and Presidential Candidate, George Bush kept repeating “Read my lips: No new taxes!”

And then Barbara Hershey and Bette Midler made a movie about friendship, feelings and farewells that made us all laugh, cry and drink!

ALLSTAR CAST: Linda Pinda, Nancy Kissam, Mike Rainey, Matt Stevens, & Josh Fielstra on keyboard!

Directed by Julianna (JP) Parr <<<< That’s ME, your Craft Captain, OMG!

CAVERN CLUB THEATER at Casita del Campo!

Learn more and get tickets NOW! 


An early evening craft experience with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, high-end supplies and step-by-step guidance by JP to make a beautiful fall owl centerpiece with felt flowers!  


Posted by on September 7, 2016 in Assembly Craft, EZ Craft

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Princess Castles FOR REALZ • March 2nd, 2016


Wednesday March 2nd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Akbar is trend, Akbar is different, Akbar is urban

Last week we were all set to make fun and sparkly princess castles, and then I caught the FLU and so we did NOTHING. How fun was that? Well it wasn’t very fun at all, I’ll tell you. I was flattened, I was steamrolled, I was good for sleeping, and so that’s what I did, and now I’m BACK.

Apparently, March 3rd is Princess Day, so this craft made it in just the knick of time! So yes, please come in and build yourself a fortress that you may reign over in all your sovereign goodness, the princess you are, across this fair southland.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

March 9th – Metal Leaf Kit
March 16th – Clothespin Leprechaun
March 23rd – Easter Baskets 
March 30th – Pet Rocks! Rockin’ all Night Long!

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO: Boys, Girls, Balls, and Big Bottles o’ Booze coming your way! 8pm – 10pm AKBAR



Posted by on March 1, 2016 in Assembly 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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