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Terra Cotta Clay Playtime • April 18th, 2018

TONIGHT! Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: Terra Cotta Clay Playtime! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, livin’ on a cloud!        
*********$3 suggested donation, please! #ScrappyNonProfitThanksYou  

OMG we haven’t had a CLAY NIGHT since I-don’t-know-when!!! Seriously, it’s been a dog’s age, this stuff is SO MUCH FUN! When’s the last time you played with some EARTH?  I’ll give you a smallish blob of clay and you can sculpt it to your heart’s content. It’s air dry, so I’ll have a cardboard tray in which for you to take it home. Once it dries (overnight, or a lil’ longer), you can paint it or preserve it or just start wearing/displaying it immediately!

There will be popsicle sticks and toothpicks for you to use as sculpting tools. You can really do a lot with a popsicle stick or a toothpick when it comes to sculpting. Write a message, carve a shape, hollow out a section, it’s easy. Make an amulet, a mini statue, some beads, a ring holder, a tiny box, a pen holder, whatever you want! I’ll have some idea sheets on hand to get you started.

The moon’s crescent builds, we’re heading toward a bright full moon! It’s traditionally called the PINK MOON because of all the lil’ pink flowers smattering the lowlands during springtime called “ground phlox.”

Consider the ground phlox. It’s a “new and exciting thing” brought about from a dormant, hibernating condition. It survived winter and guess what? SO DID YOU! What’s blooming in your life this spring season? What’s burbling up to the surface, and what shall you do to ensure that you’ll thrive like a wildflower?

For even in an age of illuminated screens and tiny devices dictating our schedules and job stuff and distractions, there is the oldest illuminated guidance of all: the moon. We’ll always have moon to help us track time, as long as it’s circling us, and as long as we’re circling the sun. And this upcoming full moon is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon and the Fish Moon.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


THIS FRIDAY/SATURDAY It’s the FINAL run of Pat & Charlie: Solid Gold Lamé Cabaret! Last chance!!! Casita del Campo • April 20th and 21st @ 9pm get your tickets HERE!   Pat & Charlie revive their 1970s variety show but this time in the style of 1980s TV Tour de Force, Solid Gold. New Wave music meets glitter as they and their dancers, “The Precious Metals,” pay homage to leg warmers, bikini suspenders and metallic headbands. Check it out on Facebook for more information! 

APRIL 22nd – CraftNight will be on Duty at WxW: For Women. By Women. A community celebration for LBTQ women and their allies. Visibility and community matter now more than ever. Join us for a day of fun, interactive, LBTQ-centric activities, performances, and much more! Bring yourself + friends + family – everyone is truly welcome. Event Details HERE!

25th 9pm Akbar – Puffball Creatures! A variety of poofy fluffy googly-eyed creative prospects await you!

APRIL 28th at GRAND PARK from 2pm to 3:30 your Craft Captain, JP, is in the Line-Up of presentations for OUR LA VOICES!   It’s a KID-friendly all ages jamboree!!! Miss Barbie Q – Host, D’Lo, Pip Lilly, Kacy Bushemi, Ofelia de Corazon, Steven Reigns, Alexandra Grey, Paul Outlaw, Odious Ari, Asher Yap, Robert Patrick, Julianna (JP)Parr, Billie White Acre


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Paint-a-Flower Pot!!! • March 21st, 2018

This Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: Paint-a-Flower Pot!!! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, just for YOU!     
*********$3 suggested donation, thank you for supporting the arts!  

It’s SPRING!!! The Vernal Equinox is HERE and we’ve got raindrop showers on the way, let’s get ready with some FLOWERS! I’ve got some sweet terra cotta pots for you to paint, put gems on ’em, decorate woooo! You can decide if you want to put a starter plant in your newly decorated container or begin from seed. It’s the time of year where you should smell like dirt… even just a little bit.

So yah, Persephone, the daughter of Demeter and Zeus is BACK! Dusting off all that charcoal sediment from hangin’ with smoldering hubby down in Hades, she’s here with flower power, and we’re just so glad to see her! She’ll return to being Queen of the Underworld later. Right now, she’s all about the blooms. The earth sings with new growth, the air swirls with pollen, Orion guards the night skies. The many daring birds, all the dutiful bees, every bug you know is ready to party.

Spring forever appears
the soothing music part
of lyrics unspoken.
It thaws the frozen fears,
mends the wounded heart
that Winter has broken.
~Aarno Davidson

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


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

March 28th – Spring Bird Lacing Craft and AKBAR DOJO! SELF DEFENSE CLASS with Cory Klink! RSVP here on the FB Event! 
Bold Alchemy Queer Self Defense brings you the Protect Your Neck class!!! This 1 hour Self Defense class with Cory Klink will teach you how to use every day objects to defend yourself! Bring your favorite high heels, that crazy sharp crystal on your altar, or a good old fashioned baseball bat and learn to use what you have with you if being attached! We will also cover basic kicks, punches, stances and meditation. Students are encouraged to wear what they feel expresses themselves best and feels comfortable to move in. Bold Alchemy is a trauma focused self defense program that aims to empower, arm and heal queer, trans and poc humans. For more information about Bold Alchemy visit or email questions, comments or feedback to


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Flower Pot Craft • TONIGHT! May 24th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Flower Pot Craft!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: We Bring Good Things to Life!  

Flower pots are on the docket for tonight, your very own terra cotta fantasy come true. There will be lots of paint, lots of gems, lovely bits and baubles for you to contentedly adhere to your finished gardening container. It’s a pretty deluxe setup, I’ve been giving you the extremely easy craft kits lately, this one’s a nice mixture of both structure and freeform, I feel like it’s a “two cocktail project” to be sure. I’ll hand you a flower pot, and then you pick out a brush, the colors you want to paint with, and the decor you want to glue to it once the paint has dried. This is an excellent “gift craft” in that once it’s complete, it’s the perfect gift for you or someone special.

It’s a gardening celebration! We’ve had such a great rainy season, it seems only right to coax forth vegetation and encourage growth. I mean, what’s May for, anyway? Soon it will be the halfway mark of the 12-month session we call a year… which feels incomprehensible to me. Let’s savor this 5th month, enjoy the breeze, the flowers, the swirling clouds and long light of extended days. Let’s plant some seeds and watch them grow!

The #ResistMarch is June 11th, BE PREPARED!!! I’m leading FOUR special CraftNight sign salons with The City of West Hollywood! Find out ALL the information here, the next two are June 2nd and 3rd, read below to find out more!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


May 29th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, FTW!!!!

May 31st – End of May Craft Project! 

CraftNight at Lesbians to Watch Out For OPENING NIGHT! >>> June 2nd • 7 – 9pm • Long Hall at Plummer Park
Were you there in ’90s?
It’s a flashback to lesbian / queer activism & organizing in ’90s LA and WeHo … Avengers! Arrests! Street Resistance! Sexy Clubs! Bars & Zines! Queer Bands & Performance! >>> CraftNight hosts Protest Poster and Button Making! / Music from EZ Tiger /  Vintage Stickers plus Zines ++ / Classic footage from ACT Up Women, ‘Lesbian Avengers Eat Fire Too’ ++ / Refreshments/mocktails :: Learn More and RSVP 

CraftNight at One City One Pride Day of History • Saturday, June 3 • 11am – 5pm: Come before, during or after the Stuart Timmons LGBTQ History tour and make your own protest sign! City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 >>> More info on this and ALL Events happening during One City One Pride

June 7th, Akbar • 9pm – June Pride Craft!

CraftNight at the DYKE MARCH • FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 6PM: 
The annual Dyke March begins at 6pm with a special protest sign-making workshop, followed by a march down Santa Monica Blvd. at 8pm. Confirmed speakers include: Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Patrisse Cullors and janaya khan (#blacklivesmatter), Sue Dunlap, Lynn Harris Ballen and Judy Sisneros, and the City Council. Location: Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd.

CraftNight Protest Poster Workshop at DYKE DAY!!! • Earnest Debs Park in East Los Angeles • Saturday, June 10 at 12 PM – 6 PM >>> The annual picnic in the park! Trees and grass and lots of room to spread out your most radical picnic spread! We will have DJ’s, light programming throughout the day, food trucks, a selfie station and more! This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY LGBTQIA event!


Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Multi-Variety Craft, Painting Craft

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