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Autumnal Leaf Wreath • November 7th, 2018

TONITE! CRAFTNIGHT! >> WED • Nov 7th, 2018 • Akbar • 9pm to midnight!
Craft Project: Autumnal Leaf Wreath

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special: At the Heart of Cocktails 
*********$3 suggested donation, please!

Staring the eleventh month in the face and marveling at time’s swift clock hands, tickin’ and tockin. Elections happened, things are changing, even if all the things we wanted didn’t happen, one MUST acknowledge that there is change on the horizon, some of it simply incredible. 

I’ve got leaf wreaths this week, and they are, like usual, as easy or as hard as you want them to be, their complexity is completely up to you, dear Crafter. There will be baubles and bits to glue to this lively wreath, you can use them to help make your project look more 3-D, should you so desire. 

It’s a new moon tonight, no reflected light in the sky from our old round friend, just darkness. 

It starts picking up steam though, and eventually we’ll see what’s known as the full “Beaver” or “Frost” moon. OKAY GET YOUR BEAVER JOKES IN NOW, THAT’S RIGHT, SNICKER SNICKER GUFFAW EUPHAMISM YAHHH BEAVER HAHAHAHAHAHAHA BEAVER MOON WOOOOO YUCK YUCKITY YUCK. Okay got it out of your system? Are you thinking about a furry beaver with a silky waterproof coat? I hope so. 

Centuries ago, in the olden times, if you wanted to stay warm by trapping and ensuring a supply of warm winter furs for winter, you could bank on the business of beavers in November. Beavers begin building their winter dams in November, when cooler temperatures prevail, and this is also why we call November’s moon the “Frost” moon. In colder climates, stuff starts to freeze over, making lil’ ice crystals. 

We’re not new agey… but if we were… we’d perhaps offer a meditation.

Beavers are badasses because they build their homes, and they PREPARE. Ever hear the FIVE Ps? “Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.” I’m pretty sure that’s the mantra of the average beaver. You will NEVER catch a beaver not making their house on time, because if they rest on their laurels, the water freezes up, and blammo, house-building FAIL, no dam, no survival. Thus, be like a beaver, prepare yourself for the winter, for quiet reflection, for having enough snacks and journaling time, and hot tea and books and shows and assessment of how you spent your 2018. And THEN… hone in on your ideas, let ’em crystalize like frost! Solidify and designate ideas you want to explore when winter starts, care for these ideas, and see if you can whittle them into action.

And there you go, one moon, two names, two paths of inspiration… and meanwhile a leaf wreath craft for you to have for your very own.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


November 14th – TISSUE PAPER PIE CRAFT + BONUS PIE MAGNET!!! >>> In honor of Akbar’s PIE that will commence the following Wednesday, we’re making pumpkin pie-inspired crafts, the fatter to make you, because these days we all need a little more lovin.

SUNDAY NOV 18th @AKBAR • 7:30pm >>>> Boys, Girls, Balls, Prizes, a Cornucopia of terrible puns, delicious cocktails, and sumptuous prizes for yourself and your life! >>> 50 cents a game, come on and play why dontcha? Bet Yer Bottom Bingo November

NO CRAFTS NOVEMBER 21st! >>> CraftNight takes a break while Akbar brings you it’s annual PIE!!! Come on over and shake your bootie on mashed potato eve! >>>> INFO HERE 


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TONIGHT! Emboss a Metal Leaf Kit • March 9th, 2016


TONIGHT! Wednesday March 9th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: The cocktail in front is an Akbar cocktail. 

March is National Craft Month, so we’ve been rolling out the deluxe crafts, this week is no exception. I have a metal leaf kit for you and it is SO metal. It’s structural, but not so much that you can’t put your very own individual factors into the final product. You never have to follow craft kit instructions at CraftNight because we want you to have as much as or as little guidance as you require when you sit down with us.

The kit comes with a pattern, a foil insert and tracing stick that looks like a tiny weapon. You can emboss a leaf decoration, OR you can emboss whatever the hell you want, like the face of your best friend, or your pet capybara, or a quippy message only you will understand. It comes with a rustic stick frame and some leaf gem pieces, daresay sturdy materials. This is a pretty top-notch craft I’m talkin’ about here, very swanky!

I know you get busy, and when that happens, stuff like crafting and spending time with friends is the first to go, but I tellya, that’s the stuff that makes the world go round. We have applause and praise to give your creative efforts, and cocktails to ease you into winding down the busy day. We’ve made it easy to be creative, and if you give us one hour per week, at the end of March, that’s FIVE HOURS of creative energy you’ve given yourself. Let us pamper you with googly eyes and glue, won’t you visit us tonight?

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

March 16th – Clothespin Leprechauns
MARCH 22nd – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO: Boys, Girls, Balls, and Big Bottles o’ Booze coming your way! 8pm – 10pm AKBAR
March 23rd – Easter Baskets 
March 30th – Pet Rocks! Rockin’ all Night Long!
April 6th – Monster Sand Art! Fierce!
April 13th – Finger Puppets! Fabric Fun in your FACE!



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Autumn Leaf Craft • Sept. 29th, 2015


This Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Halloween Figurine
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Engineered to move the human spirit. 

Presenting: Beautiful Plaster figurines in three different Halloween themes for you to paint! Get yourself a beverage, sit right down and do some painting while getting to know your fellow Angelenos. Achieve the balance of being and doing in ONE NIGHT!

Your Halloween figurine will bond with your MIND and make you think about peanut brittle, pumpkins, hay rides, fall leaves, cinnamon, pie, tea flavors, creepy masks, Halloween candy, and skeletons. Such a thing might freak you out at first, but remember, it’s not “haunting” you, it’s just “reminding” you. Like an app.

It’s great to be in October, it’s great to feel the rain, it’s great to see big crazy clouds in the sky and people having hot drinks again. Rumor has it that Friday’s going to be HOT, so let’s all meet at CraftNight and hold a “weather seance” to keep temperatures down! Can’t guarantee that anyone will be listening to us, but you should probably be a little buzzed and engrossed in painting your Halloween figurine anyway.

JP Craft Captain

NEXT WEEK’S CRAFT: Halloween Necklace Bonanza! 

Oct. 27th Bet Yer Bottom Bingo: Tuesday • Akbar • 8 to 10pm • COSTUME CONTEST in addition to our usual session of gambling fun! Win big bottles o’ booze, and enjoy our night of boys, girls, balls and other prizes!
Oct. 28th – Craftnight’s BYOPumpkin (or order one through CraftNight!) A night of long knives and scared squash! A CraftNight Halloween FAVORITE!

CURRENTLY ON VIEW is up and running! See the world’s only countdown calendar to the days of Halloween, brought to you by SparkleBlob (which also powers CraftNight and other arty things…)


Posted by on October 6, 2015 in Painting Craft

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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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