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Arts and Entertainment

Tonight at the Edison: Absinthe, Vaudeville and Incandescence

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Tonight the circus is in the Edison. Every Wednesday night, Lucent Dossier, vaudeville circus/dance troupe, will be hanging from the rafters and performing on stage for the well-dressed Edison patrons in the upscale downtown bar's weekly happening, Incandescence. (Get it? Like the lightbulb.). To get a sense of what Lucent Dossier is like, check out an early LAist photo gallery.

And if the night isn't crazy enough, maybe a little absinthe will do it for you. The specialty cocktails for the event have been touched by the Green Fairy and will be served in vintage medicine bottles. The Edison mixologists reworked classic cocktail recipes and achieved the best way to accent a cocktail with absinthe without having it overpower it.

Here are a few of the recipes.

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• Barsol Pisco (Blue Label)
• White Grape Juice
• Organic Pineapple Juice
• Lemon Juice
• Simple Syrup
• Absinthe


• Gin
• Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
• Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
• St. Germaine
• Lemon Juice
• Absinthe

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• Calvados
• Plymouth Gin
• Absinthe
• Monin Pomegranate Syrup
• Lemon Juice

For the hard-core who enjoy the taste of absinthe (blech) it will also be available straight from the fountain, served with sugar and chilled water. LAist Editor Zach Behrens, LAist News Editor Andy Sternberg and I will be checking out the wild scene tonight. Come by and say hi, or ignore us and enjoy the spectacle. But remember, there's no athletic wear, no baggy jeans, no T-shirts allowed. And one more thing, there's a $20 cover.

Incandescence at the Edison -- Every Wednesday, starting tonight, from 9pm to midnight.The Edison
108 W 2nd Street
Los Angeles, California 90012 (map)
(213) 613-0000

Photo by Kelly C. Gallamore/LAist