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By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 6, 2011 5:48PM

2010_02_rev_brew.jpg Classical Music
Classical Revolution Chicago is putting on a varied program of Mozart, Ravel, Carl Nielsen, Soviet composer Reinhold Glière, and Beethoven's bud Anton Reicha at Jerry's Sandwiches in Wicker Park Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. Admission is suggested $10/$5 students, but if you pay $15 you can get into SF-based Nonsemble 6's performance of Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.($10/$5 students on its own). A portion of the proceeds will go to earthquake/tsunami relief in coordination with the Japanese consulate. As always, these shows end with sight-reading jam sessions, so if you play a woodwind or string instrument, bring it along.

Revolution Brewing announced the launch of two new beers yesterday. "God of War" is a 6 percent ABV, 25IBU German Marzen beer with a lovely caramel sweetness. "Tart with a Heart" is from their barrel cellar, a 10 percent ABV strong brown ale aged in Jack Daniels and Bullet Bourbon barrels for six months along with Italian plums. The acidic fruit gives the beer a pleasant tartness, while the wood provides the warmth of the heart. Taste it today at the brewpub.

Cincinnati's The Seedy Seeds craft a mixture of electronic pop and Americana that occasionally makes an unexpected dash towards disco. The trio is touring behind their latest release Verb Noun, solid collection that shows the band continuing the formula described above; not so much building on previous releases as they are exploring new nooks and crannies in the sound they’ve carved out for themselves. They play Beat Kitchen tonight, so if you’re looking to be winsomely won over by a new discovery you should make your way there.

Food, Drinks and Museums
City Provisions and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum are co-hosting what promises to be a great cocktail party! Guided exhibit tours, seasonal finger foods, cocktails from Death’s Door Spirits - what more could you want? The event is on April 11, and costs $100, $25 of which is a donation to the museum. Call 773-293-2489 or email to make reservations.