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Posted at 6:20 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Getting Up Guide: Flowery cocktails and retro fun

By Stephanie Merry

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Wednesday:

Flower Cocktail Hour
Craft bartenders Kathryn Bangs of Komi and Jon Harris of the Gibson have just the thing for a classy girls' night out: A mix of delicious cocktails and lessons in flower arranging. The evening kicks off with three floral-themed cocktails, which visitors can sip while testing their skills at making floral creations, including wearable pieces. Next up, champagne-lovers have a reason to rejoice with a tutorial on creating your own unique bubbly-based cocktails. There will also be a focus on adult beverages made with Creme Yvette, a popular 19th-century liqueur originally made from violet petals from Provence. But if you can't make it to the Gibson on Wednesday for a taste of the floral beverage, never fear; the bar will be offering its own take on Creme Yvette starting this month.

PM @ the TM
The Textile Museum has become a hot spot for arty soirees, but tonight's party is about more than art. "Mad Men" is providing inspiration for the event, entitled "Mod Madness," which features gallery tours of the exhibition "Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain," music by DJ Jahsonic and all kinds of prizes. Get in on the fun by silkscreening your own t-shirt or bag, and don't forget to bring along your best throwback duds; there will be an award for "best mid-century dressed."

Lou Barlow
"Sentridoh III," an eight-song digital EP that toggles between psychedelic, thrashy and reflective rock, is little more than a footnote in the massive catalogue that indie icon and Dinosaur Jr. bassist Lou Barlow has amassed in his 25-year career. But it makes sense that he would want to document this specific moment. As he has shuffled from proto-grunge sideman to lo-fi pioneer to inconsolable sad sack, Barlow is in the midst of a fruitful run. See for yourself at Rock and Roll Hotel tonight.

-- David Malitz and Stephanie Merry

By Stephanie Merry  | August 18, 2010; 6:20 AM ET
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