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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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Unicorn Pins! • March 7th, 2018

This Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: Unicorn Pins 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, not necessarily nutritious, but SO delicious!    
*********$3 suggested donation, thank you for supporting the arts!  

You’re an international person of mystery and intrigue, and even those who have never met you will be drawn to you… because you’ll brandish your self-painted unicorn pin upon your attire and spellbind every soul who gazeth in your direction. True, some may sneer, but only to feign their desperate jealousy, their envy and avarice amplified by your golden, unconcerned countenance.

These flat wooden silhouettes are not the entire unicorn, but rather just the head:

We’ll hand you one, paint it with stripes, dots, anything! Embellish with gems or glitter and MORE, and then we’ll put a pin-back on it and voila, you’ve got quite the beautiful unicorn pin, Prêt-àPorter! 

Human beings have been fascinated by unicorns since forever ago, the Greeks filed them under Natural History (not mythology) because they absolutely believed unicorns were real, alive and frolicking somewhere in India. Since then, we’ve learned some things, calmed down a little and decided that well… okay FINE. Unicorns probably aren’t real… but we’re open to being proven wrong! A unicorn’s blessing is said to give you the power to succeed at any endeavor you attempt! Unicorns are signifiers of the ideals of hope and change!

When you wear unicorn fashion, you’re saying that you’re into certain things. It means you’re into whimsical notions. It also means you’re into the rare and unique and exquisite. Unicorns are capable of just about anything. Nothing says “body glitter” and “sparkly nail decals” like unicorns, fighting darkness, and bleak, oppressive regimes with experimentation, innovative ideas, and LOTS of froofy colors. Come in and get one, make it yours for March, and then let it be your totem for powering you up to clean the house, rock a new hairstyle, flirt with abandon, endless possibilities!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


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 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


Posted by on March 2, 2018 in Multi-Variety Craft, Painting Craft

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Sassy Spring Sand Art • April 23rd, 2014


TONIGHT! Wednesday, April 32rd, 2014 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Sassy Spring Sand Art! 
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Special: “The Lyla” Where Hospitality Meets Your Face!

Sand art oh sand art, how do I love thee, your colorific dilemma of granules so chaotic yet glorious! All vacuums bow down to your grainy dotty sparkly wonderment! Sand art is SO EASY. All of CraftNight’s crafts are traditionally undemanding, but this one really takes the cake, you just peel back to expose the surface you want covered with sand, and then pour sand on it, keep doing that… and pretty soon you have a full-on pretty picture!

Come on over and experience the joy of sand art!

FYI, Bill Cole’s Bday party starts at 7pm tonight, just sayin…

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain


Posted by on April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

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