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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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Protest Poster Painting Party #2! • April 12th, 2017

April 12th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Protest Poster Painting Party #2: TAX MARCH!  
FREE TO THE PUBLIC (Donations Welcome) please RSVP on the FB invite so I can have enough materials!   
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Gay by Birth, Fabulous by Choice!   

Yep, we have to get off our asses again.

Come on, we made it easy for you, we have brushes, paint, music and cocktails, that’s some MOMENTUM if I ever saw any! Just walk in and make your signs for the upcoming tax and science marches, because fairness in taxation is mandatory for us (so it should be mandatory for the president), and also, science is real.

I do not EVEN want to hear that you’re tired and exhausted already, it hasn’t even been 100 days. A lot of CRAP has happened already, much of it completely nightmarish and unacceptable, which is why you can’t just stay at home eating triscuits and hiding under the covers. We’ve come too far to go back, we must push forward with everything we’ve got, we’ve got to give these bozo clowns in office a fight.

CraftNight will continue to reliably create and communicate pro-democratic happenings and messages in the form of “Craftivism” to keep the energy up and our visibility consistent and strong. CraftNight’s weapon of choice is ART, pushing back against current efforts to mislead the public, disregard accepted norms, and centralize power.

The conservative republican agenda doesn’t care about art or culture, but art is integral to our society, providing the inspiration and free-thinking that inspires change. Art is one of the protective factors against authoritarianism!!! So finish your triscuits, get out from under the covers, put on your outside pants, and join us for a night of poster painting, cocktail drinking, and getting ready to fight for what you stand for on April 15th (TAX MARCH) and April 22nd (SCIENCE MARCH). 

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

PS – I know many of you are also donating funds, supporting local orgs, volunteering, making calls, signing stuff, making/doing your own art to protest and tell our government they’re “doing it wrong” thank you for kicking butts!


April 19th – Luv Snail Photo Kit

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

April 26th – Science Sticker Crafts! Cut-n-Color your own! Science!

May 3rd – Bus Craft! I know you want a 3-D paper bus, because public transportation ROCKS!

May 10th – Ship Craft! Saiiiiiiilin’ takes me awayyyyy to where I’m goin….


Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Messy Craft, Painting Craft

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Protest Poster Painting Party • January 18th, 2017

This Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Protest Poster Painting Party  
FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Sponsored by Akbar! 
$4 Drink specials from Akbar: We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We Didn’t Come Out of the Closet for This Shit!!!  

CraftNight gets UPPITY!!!!
There are THREE HUGE Demonstrations in Los Angeles this week!
We invite your beautiful brave butt to Akbar to Help Make Protest Signs for the upcoming rallies for yourself and others!
Come and paint and drink while supplies last!!!!

Here is the FB Event Page, please RSVP so that we can be sure to have enough supplies on hand.

Exercise your first amendment rights to be seen and heard:

**** Rally to Save Roe – Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 PM NCJW | LA Council House 543 N Fairfax. Los Angeles, 90036

**** United Against Hate Inauguration March Los Angeles – Friday Jan 20 at 11 AM – 6 PM • Olympic/Figeroa [LA Live]

**** Womens March Los Angeles – Saturday, January 21 at 9 AM Pershing Square

We will have poster board, paints, brushes, example slogans, and handouts about:
1.) Why public protest is important and useful
2.) What your rights are during a peaceful public protest
3.) Information on the organizations holding demonstrations and the issues they represent
4.) Guidelines on further types of activism

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

Upcoming Crafts and Events:

January 25th Craft: Winter Birdhouse Thermometer Kit!
February 1st Craft: Conversation Caterpillar Craft!
February 8th Craft: CraftNight’s Depraved Valentine Party!!!

Wednesday January 30th • 8pm • Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! ~~~~ The Winter Hearth Edition. We kickoff the year with numbers on balls, cozy and toasty,  just the way you like it! Win big bottles o’ booze and other goodies!


Posted by on January 17, 2017 in Freeform Craft, Messy Craft, Painting Craft

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TONIGHT!!! Personal Black Velvet Posters • August 3rd, 2016


TONIGHT!!! WednesdayAugust 3rd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Personal Black Velvet Posters 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Akbar, M’m! M’m! Good!


It’s a new moon, or at least, it’s as close to a new moon as it officially was yesterday, there’s not a whole lot of moon visible in the sky right now. It’s dark and velvety, full of stars, our lovely sky, something to ponder, something to either relax or terrify you. The never ending vastness of the cosmos doesn’t trouble me much, perhaps because there’s so much minutiae to gaze at, internally and externally. This week’s installation of arty civic engagement begs you to do some coloring, and take your mind into the stratosphere and beyond, toward the final frontier.

Despite being cosmic ephemera, we’re still orbiting the sun on this wayward lil’ blue marble. We are the craziest little miracles you ever did see. Somehow, somewhere, the universe has its own boundaries, and in keeping with that theme, I’ve procured for you a little piece of the inky vastness of outer space. It’s a black velvet poster! It’s TINY! It asks that you color it in, and that’s pretty much where it stops asking anything else. There are sparkly snippets for which to add decor, your own flare, your signature style, there will be many items you can glue to your final masterpiece.

This way, if your sentient considerations freak you out and all you can think about is getting sucked out into space with no gravity, never to return… you can take your black velvet craft with you, and all will be well.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain




Posted by on August 3, 2016 in Coloring Craft

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