Proving that Silverlake really is better, Wednesday nights at Akbar you can find set designer Julianna Parr (J.P.) running her DIY craft night for adults. Grown-ups can find their inner child and make finger puppets, potato prints, collages and more. The class is donation only based on J.P.'s childhood fantasy of "free art classes for everybody!" The only rule is you can't say your project sucks, which is so "glass half full", we love it.
On a very funny side note, sometimes the classes are held at the neighboring Gauntlet II down the block (this uber-gay leather bar seems like the last place you'd find crafties, but then again maybe some fun appliqués are just what a pair of leather chaps needs… )