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Pencil This In: CHIRP Radio's "First Time" Series And Ameena Matthews On Colbert Report

By Samantha Abernethy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 1, 2012 5:20PM



CHIRP's "The First Time" reading series is tonight, featuring original written pieces about readers' first record. A live band plays songs to accompany their pieces.

Confirmed readers include: Chicagoist editor Chuck Sudo, Whet Moser of Chicago Magazine, Miles Raymer of Chicago Reader, Shawn Campbell of CHIRP Radio, Sabrina Harper of Second City and Jessica Galliart of Red Eye.

Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Feb. 1, 8 p.m., $10, proceeds benefit CHIRP Radio


Ameena Matthews, pictured here, from the hit documentary The Interrupters appears tonight on The Colbert Report promoting the Chicago-centric documentary we've been raving about since August. We're glad Stephen Colbert is giving the film some attention. It almost makes the Oscar snub hurt a little less.

The Colbert Report airs on Comedy Central tonight at 10:30 CT

Tickets for Goose Island's Annual Stout Fest went on sale at 11 a.m., and you should act fast. It will probably sell out quickly. Seventeen breweries will be there with tasty brews.

Stout Fest is at Goose Island's Clybourn location, 1800 N. Clybourn, March 17, noon - 4 p.m., $25 entry includes 20 beer tickets