avery r. young will perform at Sunset 1919. Credit: Courtesy the artist

Atomic Sketch, which bills itself “Chicago’s original drink and draw” event, celebrates its 14th birthday today in the best way it knows how: a special anniversary drinking and drawing session from 6-10:30 PM tonight at Green Eye Lounge (2403 W. Homer). Featured artists Cecilia Jane, Rebeca Soto, Vivian Jones, Mel Valentine, Morgan Hall, and Megan Rivera will be present and creating new original work throughout the night, which will then be available for sale. And other artists are encouraged to drop in with their own materials and hang work to sell as well. It’s free to attend, and a portion of proceeds from the night’s art and bar sales will go to the National Network of Abortion Funds. Check out Atomic Sketch on Facebook for more information. (SCJ)

On this date in 1919, Eugene Williams, a 17-year-old Black boy, drifted on a raft across an imaginary “color line” at the 29th Street Beach. White people on the shore stoned him, causing him to drown. Williams’s murder prompted the 1919 Chicago race riots, part of a series of deadly attacks on Black communities across the nation during what became known as “Red Summer.” (For a look at shoreline segregation in Chicago, read Deanna Isaacs’s column this week.) Lookingglass Theatre commemorates the riots in the return of Sunset 1919, a free performance piece and “sunset ritual” curated by Arkey Adams, Kareem Bandealy, and J. Nicole Brooks held annually at the Eugene Williams Memorial Marker (125 Fort Dearborn Drive, near 29th and the lakefront). This year, the lineup includes original spoken word by avery r. young, accompanied by movement from Cristal Sabbagh and live music from Edward Wilkerson Jr. The laying of 50 white carnations at the Williams marker will be followed by a set featuring DJ Lady D. Lookingglass also has a short film online entitled Sunset 1919, written and performed by Brooks (with story assistance from Lorena Diaz and Wendy Mateo of Teatro Vista, who also directed), with movement by Adeoye and original music by Ben LaMar Gay. Tonight’s event begins at 7 PM, and you can RSVP online here. (KR)

It’s the first day of the Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF), which runs at the Logan Theatre (2646 N. Milwaukee) through the end of the month. Tonight’s programming includes a short called Silt, which follows an indigenous botanist on a trip to northern Mexico as she grieves for her late aunt, and a feature called Provo about an ex-Mormon struggling with addiction whose friend-with-benefits convinces her to take a road trip to see her abusive father on his deathbed. As Gossip Wolf mentioned last week, there’s also an afterparty at Elastic Arts (3429 W. Diversey) that runs from 10 PM-2 AM. It features live performances by Blake Parker, Extreme Animals, and Dorsii followed by DJ sets by Mike Broers and the latter performers. It’s $12 to catch the movies (starting at 8 PM) and $15 to join the afterparty. The festival offers passes ($40-$150) covering a range of screenings and events. Check out the CUFF website to see the full festival schedule and purchase passes. (MC)