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Unicorn or Rainbow Windchime! • July 3rd, 2019

CraftNight @Akbar! 9pm til’ midnight – Rainbow OR Unicorn Windchimes! ~ $3 donation pleeze

Annnnd we’re BACK! And we’ve got windchimes, you can paint ’em. Which one are you going to choose? Dammit they’re both so CUTE and FUN and they have such potential, there’s only 12 of each one, decisions decisions!

Sometimes choices feel IMPOSSIBLE. You just sit there trying to pick A or B and you lose sleep over it and wonder if the stars will EVER forgive you for whatever option you pick.

The stars do not care.

Sounds callous, but really it’s quite liberating. A few thousand years is negligible to the age of a typical star, which is on the order of billions of years so… I feel pretty okay telling you the stars don’t care.

There will always be consequences, you will always disappoint people, the gnawing feeling of foreboding or regret may never leave you. But… the basic answer to most gnarly decision-making processes is: do what feels TRUE.

Anytime you need to pick a thing, be a choice, do a decision: courage is mustered. Your choice is always the crossing of a threshold, a road taken, a lane changed. People may think you’re bonkers, opinions shall be yodeled from mountaintops and cell phones and other forms of communication. You will be judged.

But they are all out there, and you’re in here, in your brain.

Ruminate on your decision, hold it like a stone in your pocket. Let the fears of all the goods and bads sift away. When it’s properly sifted, look for what feels true, and know that this lil’ piece of somethin, true knowing… even if you don’t understand it, that’s the key to the kingdom within.

See You at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

Upcoming for JULY 2019

July 10th – “Bat Out the Bullshit” with special guest, Joey Stern – Craftivism (addressing commercialism/capitalist notions of corporations seeking our LGBT dollars) we’re painting/decorating mini bats!

July 17th – Natural Canvas Potholders! – A fabric craft where you can use fabric markers, glitter glue, do some embroidery/sewing or just glue felt and other geegaws aplenty!

JULY 22nd – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO! Hot Dog Themed Gambling Fun, more info and RSVP at Ye Olde FaceBooke


July 24th – Pirate Clothespin Magnet – In honor of National Tequila Day and sailing the seven seas, a flat foam kit featuring a peg-legged pirate noteholder! Dress/embellish accordingly, Yarrrrrr!

July 31st – Wood Safari Stand-Ups – Cool little wooden flatpack animal shapes (many different kinds) to be painted and used as your personal office/dashboard/living space totem for the rest of the year.

JP July Happy Hours ~ MONDAYS • 4pm – 9pm

  • 1st – Learn the Words, Bitch! With Tony Soto! – It’s a Lipsyncing Competition, 8:30 sign-up, 9pm Show!
  • 8th – Sonji Piano Goddess @7:30pm
  • 15th – Planet Queer Cabaret with Ian MacKinnon and Travis Wood! 8pm
  • 22nd – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo with JP Binguera, Ball Handler Emilie, and the Pit Boss, Marie! – Sundries, Fundries, Big Bottles o’ Booze!
  • 29th – TBA!


Posted by on July 1, 2019 in EZ Craft, SPECIAL EVENT!

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TONIGHT!!! Pride Crafts WEEK ONE • June 6th, 2018

TONIGHT!!! June 6th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Rainbow Bead BONANZA!!! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, refreshing and quenching!       
*********$3 suggested donation, please! 


It’s ALL PRIDE Crafts this month, tonight we’re making it so that if you wanna WEAR your pride, we’ve got BEADS BEADS BEADS!!! We have all the colors and all the fun, arrive and assemble, wear and celebrate! This weekend is a cornucopia of LGBTQIA activities, from picnics, to beer busts, from eastside to westside, and we want you to be prepared with sassy couture. Show it off in the sunshine or during your nightlife extravaganzas.

FRIDAY: Also, if you want to PAINT a SIGN at the LA Dyke March, I’ll be there with sign supplies galore, here’s ALL THE INFO!!!! Thank you City of West Hollywood for all the supplies!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Posted by on June 6, 2018 in Assembly Craft

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Rainbow Necklace • June 10th, 2015


This Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Rainbow Necklace 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, you’re in good hands with Akbar
[Attend an Artist Block Talk with JP THIS THURSDAY! Also other things! [info below]

Just in time for LA PRIDE is our oh so posh and showy RAINBOW NECKLACE KIT that you MUST have. Darlin’ it’s that time of year, where you gotta flaunt your queer. Honey, these colors don’t run, we will be waiting for you with all hues blazing so that you can create your very own bejeweled adornment for the high holidays of LGBTQ visibility, activism and kickass celebration!

I certainly hope you’re planning your outfit, you don’t want to be a colorless blah out there on Santa Monica when party weekend hits.  In the name of legal equality and social acceptance, you’d be so classy to put on something sassy or brassy in honor of those who fought before us, and those who are fighting now. This means if you CAN be visible this month, DO IT.

Here’s the parade info, in case you wanna get a nice tan and give a cheer to some fine upstanding queers this weekend!

Parade Day/Time: June 14th, 11am
Parade Starts: Crescent Heights and Holloway, moves westward
Parade Ends: Santa Monica and ends at Robertson.
Bathroom spots: Crescent Heights, Sweetzer, La Cienega, Palm, and Robertson

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


JUNE 11th: ARTIST BLOCK TALK WITH JP (that’s me) at Echo Park Film Center! I’m an artist and I know things and I have advice about artist blocks, and making stuff! Come get knowledge and treats! More info FB Event

JUNE 12th: DYKE DAY in ELYSIAN PARK! Free, all-ages, inclusive DYKE EVENT! Find out more!

SPONSOR BILL COLE!!! You know the beautiful blue-eyed door fellow at Akbar? He’s stern but ever so amiable? That’s Bill Cole, and he’s doing the AIDS Walk San Francisco. Please send some cash toward his campaign! 

COMING UP IN SUMMER>>>> CraftNight Campfire Resort at Akbar, Bears in Space, Bingo… oh it’s a great month!


Posted by on June 8, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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