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Autumn Leaf Craft • Sept. 29th, 2015


This Wednesday, Sept 29th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Autumn Leaf Craft 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: The good life at a great price. Guaranteed. 
TOMORROW SEPT 28th: BET YER BOTTOM BINGO at Akbar 8pm to 10pm • Take a chance on big bottles o’ booze, boys, girls, balls and so much more!  WIN the lenticular Medusa! WIN liquor! WIN items for your life! You need it you want it you will reach a state of perfection if only for 30 seconds, please visit us! 


We’re saying farewell to September with a pleasing autumn leaf craft. You will receive a pleasing fall leaf shape, and you will also have access to pleasing glittery bits with which to affix to that leaf in any style you like. This craft will take you either three minutes or three hours, it’s really up to you, it’s very freeform, you can either display it or wear it or both.

I just looked at the forecast for the next five days, and every single day said 90º which is annoyingly-stubbornly hot. We got a hell of a moon show last night, a great start to the fall season, but it’s still a bit too toasty around here. So we’re going to do something about it. We’re hoping this “in-craft-ation” loosens up some of the very determined and intense heatwaves aimed at our shiny metropolis.

We are going to manifest some Autumn no matter what temperature it is, this leaf craft isn’t just a craft, it’s an enchantment, a love song to the atmosphere to bring us a reason for eating Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms.

Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms taste kind of like regular M&Ms with dusty cinnamon potpourri and some pinecones ground up together and it’s not recommended. But if you’re feeling lazy, and the bag is already open, and you just want some chocolate: you’ll eat them… but you won’t eat very many. Here are some other flavor offerings our panel has tried this Fall, to save you the trouble:

Caramel Macchiato flavored Candy Corn from Brachs: Nope (very puzzling, because everyone raves about this one, maybe it’s just us.)

Peanut Butter Cup flavored Candy Corn from Brachs: Nope Nope Gross, lemme try another one. NOPE.

Pumpkin Spice Oreos: Hey, these are kind of okay. Kind of, like if you had to eat all of these, and one of them was even slightly harkening to autumn baking, it would be this one. I don’t know why they decided to make the cookie part be yellow, it would be just as much of a success if it was chocolate. Maybe they decided that the yellow cookie would be similar to pie crust.

JP Craft Captain

NEXT WEEK’S CRAFT: Halloween Figurines on Fleek

LAUNCHING MIDNIGHT OCT. 1st: see the world’s only countdown calendar to the days of Halloween, brought to you by only the best weirdos.


Posted by on September 28, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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CraftNight LOVE-IN!!! • February 11th, 2015


This Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s The CRAFTNIGHT LOVE-IN!!!
Project: Valentine-O-Rama!!! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink specials, for the love o’ cocktails! 

If you like Valentine’s Day, see you this Wednesday.
And if you hate Valentine’s Day, see you this Wednesday.

I’m serious.

You can blame retail, or the system, or cupid, or your ex, but blaming external factors is just another way to naval gaze one’s mind into wasting precious time and resources. If you’re going to be bitter, at least have the sense to be bitter in good company, with fabulous people, and a beverage in your hand.
In the words of Mama Cass “Make your own kind of music. Sing your own special song. Make your own kind of music, even if nobody else sings along.”
The world needs more love all the time and while romantic love is just fine, we also need stuff like friends giving each other cookies, dogs getting extra walks, Grandpas receiving flowers, we need stuff like compliments, hugs, encouragement and support.
Could you use stuff like that? Well we have some just for YOU!
Prepared for you this Wednesday:

• LOVE RAFFLE (Mad mad prize baskets)!
• “The Apple” film on the AKBAR JUMBOTRON!
• GUARANTEED Valentine from Craft Captain!
• SNACKS (sweet AND savory!)!
• Limited Edition magnet BADGE(while supplies last!)
• Delicious Cocktails!
• Fancy Music!
• Cute Friends!
• Hot Strangers!

Make horrible OR wonderful Valentines from the CraftNight vault’s special scrap collection! Paper, markers, glue and glitter GALORE!
I’m working my butt off making special scrap packets for each and every crafter. The ephemera I’ve gathered covers an inventive plethora of emotive card-making choices for today’s lovers, meta-modernists, pervs, and sardonic skeptics.
Your neighborhood needs love, your city needs love, your local gay bar needs LOVE!
If your heart is healing and you want to wallow, we shall wallow with you.
If you’re all about making something wonderful for a special someone, we can help with that.
If you just want to win awesome prizes and watch “The Apple” while having snacks, it’s ON. And on that note, if you’ve never seen “The Apple” I’m aghast. Everyone must see it. EVERYONE.
Here’s the FB invite, RSVP and tell me you’ll be there.

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain


Posted by on February 9, 2015 in Scrapping/Coloring Craft

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We’re Baaaaaack! • January 7th, 2015

This Wednesday January 7th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Fusion Beads!
$3 Processing Fee
$4 Drink Special “The Lyla” it makes you Smile-la!

Oh my Gosh oh my Goodness oh my STARS I’ve missed you!

Please get in here and make a craft, please bring your friends, please let us not have another week without Crafts at Akbar! I’m starting it all hot and heavy with FUSION BEADS because FUSION BEADS are a good time. Seriously, if you walk into LA’s most posh restaurant bathrooms, you’ll see scrawled on the stall wall “For a good time, call Fusion Beads.”

It’s been so chilly lately, I wanted to do a heat-based, warm project. These mini cylindrical brightly colored pieces of plastic will be kluged together by your expert hand, and then I’ll melt your design with an iron so that they fuse. And once they’re fused, there ain’t any un-fusing them, and you can combine them into any kind of little trinket that you can have for yourself or give away, fusion beads really are the cat’s meow.

Also we’re choosing fusion beads so that we can FUSE our intentions for the new year! You are alive and walking and talking in a really rare way. You could’ve been a piece of salt. You could’ve been a piece of hair on an elephant’s derriere. You could be a 100 year old oak or a 3000 year old patch of sea water. Instead, you appear to be a person reading my writing on your screen, which is SUPER WEIRD, you’ve come a long way, baby.

The riddles we must solve to continue existence are always worthwhile by doing things that make us feel ALIVE. That’s is why I highly recommend that you come see us and let your soul swim around in the glitter at the very first CraftNight of 2015.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Posted by on January 5, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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December 5th, 2012 • Winter Glitter Wreathtastic Crafts!

Wednesday December 5th, 2012 from 9pm – 12-ish at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Very Sparkly Winter Glitter Crafts and Wreathtastic Button Decor
$2 Suggested Donation 
$4 Cosmopolitan Drink Special: The Akbar Cosmo, when you’ve got it, flaunt it. 

Tonight is a night of sparkles, a night of revelry and good-natured nonsense of only the very best quality. I offer you a selection of “peel to reveal” cardboard motifs that you may choose from: Penguin, Ice Skate, Mitten, Snow Person. This qualifies as secular winter art, with no holiday nonsense of any kind. I also have gingerbread people that are secular in nature, but have “hangers” what could make a person think that they are ORNAMENTS, but you get to decide. As far as NON-secular, I have button wreaths, which are round, and apparently, like all circles, have no beginning and no end, and Christians thought that would be a great way to try and explain the concept of “god.” Except in the 1800s, they’d make’em out of evergreen boughs (the symbol for everlasting life) and stick candles in them (which seems like a very bad idea except you have to remember that back in the day, watching candles burn was EXCITING and everyone was totally into it.)

Anyway, feel free to take the “circle” theme and run any way you want, since circles don’t care, and this craft is super meta, because you make the button wreath OUT OF BUTTONS, which is a bunch of little circles making one big circle, and if your mind isn’t already exploding with such exotic data, we’ll be waiting here for you with a cocktail.

We’ll get all Hanukkah on you next week when the festival of lights gets all up in your grill. See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

And speaking of Holidays, here is a shameless plug for my puppet show that debuts next week in China Town at Automata, I’m telling you now, we can only fit 40 at a time, so reserve your spot early, you won’t want to miss our show! Visit to get your tickets! 

A Multidimensional Musical Puppet Adventure Involving Faith, Freight and Fruitcake
Join Silver Lake’s most well-adjusted family on a trip down the Los Angeles River to go get their pagan-revival-sustainable xmas tree from a barge in Long Beach! As long as this routine expedition doesn’t meet the greatest earthquake ever known, plunging their tiny raft down a thousand feet below to some sort of totally esoteric and bizarre primeval world, everything should be just fine.


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Posted by on December 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

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