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TONIGHT!!! ShrinkRay Glow-in-Dark Crafts! • May 9th, 2018

TONIGHT!!! May 9th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Shrink Ray Glow-in-the-Dark Crafts!!!

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, sip away the stress!         
*********$3 suggested donation, please! #CraftNight_is_You

Oh I KNOW this announcement is soooo last minute, but CraftNight is 95% ALWAYS every week, so keep showin’ up! I haven’t had time to cut a sandwich in half, things have been bonkertown, but I will be there tonight and ohhhhh this craft is SO FREAKIN’ COOL. So even though I JUST told you about tonight’s craft, you gotta know this one will make your brain do a lil’ square dance in your head, a square dance of delight. 

As if the fact that it SHRINKS before your very eyes isn’t enough, it’s also a GLOW-IN-THE-DARK craft!!! We know it works because we tested it in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavor Pavilion and everyone’s face fell off with total and uninhibited JOY AND FASCINATION. We’re bringing that joy to you because it’s just so great I can’t even stand it.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Bet Yer Bottom Bingo is on a MONDAY this month! MAY 14th, 2018 • Akbar • 7:30pm • Girls, boys, balls, booze! PRIZES APLENTY!!! >>>> FB Event! 

MAY 16th Craft: Laminated Bookmarks!

MAY 17th Show: Myself and other quality folks are in a live staged-reading of the Beat-era puppet play “Don’t Flee the Scene Salty”, and it happens NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT (May 17th) @ The Actors Company Theatre in West Hollywood! >>> Get tix!

MAY 20th: JP (that’s me) hosts the 2nd Annual Project Q Fundraiser Ball – All proceeds from this event will go towards completing construction of the ProjectQ ‘Hairstream’ self-esteem building mobile salon, and funding the 2018 Tour, in which free haircuts are given to LGBTQ homeless youth. Get tix or donate! >>>> FB Event!

MAY 23rd Craft: Poofy Chickens and Rabbits! (because it’s still SPRING, dang-it!)

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! More info to come!




Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Coloring Craft, Heat-based Craft

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Wintry Weather Crafts! • February 21st, 2018

TONIGHT! Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: Wintry Weather Crafts! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, ask your bartender what it is!  
*********$3 suggested donation, thank you for supporting the arts!  

What is UP with the weather?!? For those of you who are from the east coast, or up north, I know you’re laughing at us, but for those of us who have Southern California proclivities: IT’S COLD!!! This makes for a cozy CraftNight! Come and warm up with us, I was just about to pack up these snowflake crafts, and danged if I’m not going to feature them prominently because they translate this temperature flurry just perfectly!

These crafts are sort of a foam and tissue-oriented window snowflake design thinger, decorative, very appropriate for a window or window-like surface. When the sun hits it, it is quite fetching. I’ll be sure to have the heat on, hang out in our warm and welcoming atmosphere, craft your winter craft while sipping something that’ll keep you toasty.


See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain



FEB 28th – Last Craft of February!  

March 7th – Paint-a-Unicorn Craft

March 14th – Shamrock Bracelets

SUNDAY MARCH 18th at 7:30pm – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo DAYLIGHT SAVINGS EDITION!!!

March 21st – Flowerpot Craft! (Celebrating the Vernal Equinox!)

March 28th – Spring Bird Lacing Craft and SELF DEFENSE CLASS with Cory Klink!


Posted by on February 21, 2018 in Multi-Variety Craft

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Fusion Beads!!! • January 17th, 2018

This Wednesday, JANUARY 17th, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: FUSION BEADS

*******Only the most delicious and delectable drink specials at the bar!
*********$3 donation for supplies, purty pleeze!  

Fusion beads are here for YOU in YOUR TOWN this week! What the heck’s a fusion bead? It’s a tiny plastic cylinder, and together with other tiny plastic cylinders, you arrange them on a special peg board and then it gets IRONED to make a cool picture! It is a rollicking good project, and the PERFECT time of year to do a heat-based craft.

Because you really can’t turn back with fusion beads, once they’re fused, that’s it! If only New Year’s resolutions were so easy, you just iron’em out and it’s perfect, instant change, no more work. And that’s just it, really… a craft that reminds you of the decisions you’re making and not making, choosing and figurer-outering as moments flow through reality. It’s mindful and melty, and oh so vibrant!

Come in and FUSE your intentions for the rest of the year.
FUSE your resolve to eat more vegetables.
FUSE your love of eating with your love of traveling
FUSE cocktails and crafts this Wednesday with joy and ease

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


JAN 21st • Akbar • 7:30pm to 10:30pm • BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!!WINTRY WEATHER EDITION We’re skating on thin ice with the BEST deal in town for your gambling whims, fat boozy wintry wonder prizes for your slush fund! >>>RSVP HERE!!! 

JAN 24th – Crafts 9pm • Akbar • Winter Sessions Craft TBA

JAN 31st – Crafts 9pm • Akbar • Winter Sessions Craft TBA

FEB 7th –  Dr. Sketchy figure drawing class at 8pm, followed by Valentines for POLITICIANS (Craftivism) at 9pm!

FEB 14th – Special Event! The Great CraftNight LOVE-IN (Prizes! Treats! Love!)



Posted by on January 16, 2018 in Assembly Craft

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Wooden Amulet Necklace! • August 2nd, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Wooden Amulet Necklace!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Treat Yourself! You Deserve It! 

I’m back in town, and ready to make wooden amulet necklaces with you! It’s time to take beads in hand, and paint too, and make/preserve for yourself a totem for the good ol’ summertime. Because now we are August, which means 31 days of hot living, which means you’ve got to look as hot as possible.

We have so much planned, we even have some really exciting extracurricular activities set for you, including helping out with some a community project with the LA Rocks (as in actual, sedimentary, made from the earth’s crust, rocks) and FIGURE DRAWING with Dr. Sketchy!!!

For now, however, we’ll set you up with a wooden shape and the hand drill, and you’ll paint/adorn the center of your necklace, and then fashion its strings with beads, baubles and what-nots from the collection I’ve prepared for you! It’s soooo much funnnn ahhhhh maaaaaa gahhhhhh you will like it. AND I’ll have the air conditioning on, you can be nice and cool, with a cocktail, and your friends, and the night’s gonna be perfect. Did you see the moon? Go look at the moon, then come see us.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


August 9th – BIG ROCK PAINTING PARTY with The Los Angeles Rocks! Paint fun art on rocks and hide around the city to brighten someone’s day! Include inspirational and encouraging messages. Check out their FB Page to learn about inspiring rocks! 

August 16th – Clothespin Note Holders!

August 23rd – 8pm Early Start time FIGURE DRAWING with with DR. SKETCHY!!! Back to the Future Themed! CraftNight will start at 9pm, and the craft is paint-a-statue! 

August 28th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!!! 8pm to 10pm • Six games of boys, girls, balls, debauchery and PRIZES!!!!

August 30th – National Parks Craft! It’s time for Craftivism, we’re focusing on the national parks, because we need to protect our wildlands for now and future generations! Details coming sooooon!

Annnnd in case you’re reading… Gothtober is accepting applications. 



Posted by on August 2, 2017 in Jewelry Craft, Painting Craft

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Kan Koozies! • July 26th, 2017

This Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Kan Koozies!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Your Cocktail Runneth Over! 

CraftNight Lieutenant, Jazz, will be at the help this week, hosting a freaky, foamy night of KAN KOOZIE KRAZY!!! What the heck’s a kan koozie? It’s one o’ those cylindrical enclosures you put on your canned beverage to keep it cool while you walk around at the beach, the campfire, the backyard soirée!

Because it’s not hot yet. I mean… the temperatures we’ve seen around here are warm, yah, sure they are, but August and September are nigh, and THAT, my friend, that is some summertime madness. That’s when everyone breaks out the Raymond Chandler quote about how hot it is, when parking lot fights happen more frequently and more angrily, cats PANT. When it reaches that apex, you just wish you could peel your skin right off your bod to escape the concrete-reflecting fiery heat.

Decorate your kan koozie and impress everyone at your next social event. No one will tell you to your face that they’re jealous of the custom job you’ve done on your new piece of gear but they are extremely envious and wish they were you, believe me. They will seethe quietly and roll their eyes pretending they don’t care, but really they’ll be eating their hearts out. Because you’ll be beating the heat all handmade style, flaunting your glittery, bauble-laden, googly-eyed, beaded brazen masterpiece of an ice cold beverage.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain (be back next week!)


More CraftNights on the horizon, every Wednesday at Akbar 9pm: July 19th, 26th, and August 2nd!

Annnnd in case you’re reading… Gothtober is accepting applications. 

July 31st – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, Win like a WINNAHHHH!!! More details? Here they are. 



Posted by on July 25, 2017 in Freeform Craft

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