CHIRP's three-year-old "The First Time" series returns to Martyr's with an all new lineup of guests reading original works based on the theme of "first lesson," 8 p.m., 3855 N. Lincoln Ave.

Each reading is followed by a song that relates to the story, played live by The First Time Three — musicians, Steve Frisbie, Liam Davis and Gerald Dowd.

The January lineup:

  • Vocalo "Morning Amp" co-host Brian Babylon
  • CHIRP DJ Sara Miller
  • WGN-TV anchor Dan Ponce
  • Hearty Boys chef/restaurateur Steve McDonagh
  • Soup & Bread founder Martha Bayne
  • Local musician Cameron McGill
  • Author and Columbia College faculty member Joe Meno

The host for the evening is Moth Story Slam winner and CHIRP DJ Jenn Sodini. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance.