Lookin' for something fun and crafty to do this Friday? Get thee down to the latest Spins & Needles art party. Yes!!!
Spins & Needles craft + DJ night is a cultural event that mixes DIY projects with funky music spun by DJs in various galleries, bars and esoteric spaces across the country.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, the event was created in 2005 by organizers Melanie Yugo (the crafter/designer) and Jason Pelletier (the DJ). For a small cover charge, creative types and nightlife-ers gain access to materials and instructions to make a featured art/craft project while having a few drinks and listening to DJs spin beats. Getting messy and creative is key.
In addition to the Craft + DJ Night in Ottawa and other Canadian cities, other spin-off events have included the monthly Disco Bingo Night at Shanghai Restaurant (Ottawa); various workshops; and installments at the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization and Maker Faire (San Francisco).
When: Friday August 31st @ 9 p.m. onwards
Where: Bistro de Paris (4536 St-Denis @ Mont-Royal)
Cover: $5 (includes all project materials and instructions), 19+
* Jason Pelletier (spins & needles/disco bingo/techcetera)
* Clifford Brown
* plus guests
PROJECTS: Magnets + DIY Stencilling