(UPDATED) Support Young Farmers and Local Food Wednesday

The average age of American farmers is 57, and in New York State, a farm is lost to real estate development twice a week.

If those statistics leave you wondering about who will be growing your food locally and sustainably into the future, you can learn all about it in a new documentary tomorrow night, and help support a new coalition of young farmers.

Arts Watch

Vickie_logo3b.0 Tonight's New Filmmakers series at Anthology Archives focus is "Women Behind the Lens". With Eye Am experimental, narrative and documentary shorts made by
women. Featuring the works of Naomi White, Oriana Fox, Alana
Kakoyiannis, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Naiti Gamez and Kim Hall.

Barackandmichelleobama_poster_th Make sure to catch Kurt Kauper’s portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama at Deitch Gallery (76 Grand St.) The work focuses on making portraits of our President and First Lady in a way that avoids common polarities and instead "confronts through neutrality the expectations that a viewer would likely bring to the paintings."

Triplebill The musical recording label AUM Fidelity will present a "triple bill" tomorrow night for an evening of jazz at Abrons Arts Center. Saxophonist David S. Ware performs at 8:00p, followed by the Darius Jones Trio at 9:00p and William Parker and the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra at 10:00pm.

Also tomorrow night ABC No Rio presents a FREE panel Zines and Beyond: Independent Publishing in the Real and the Virtual. Panelists will include Michael Carter, Jim Fleming, Fly, Billy Miller and Seth Tobocman, inviting them to share their experiences and explore the role of DIY publishing. Zines
and Beyond
is the final event of Hanging Out at No Rio, a 6-month
project that invites nine artists to explore ABC No Rio, its history,
and the changing face of the Lower East Side, curated by Erin Sickler.

Weekend Arts & Entertainment


You can catch the latest TropiChat, an ongoing series that features conversations with renowned Latin American filmmakers, at the New Museum tomorrow at 3:00pm.  One of Mexico’s most accomplished young filmmakers, Fernando Eimbcke will be on hand to discuss his work with Gavin Smith, editor of Film CommentFernando's award-winning deadpan dramedy Lake Tahoe,
a Film Movement release which opens tonight at Anthology Film Archives.

For more free fun in the city, head over to The Municipal Parking Lot at Ludlow and Broome for the 16th annual Shakespeare in the Parking LotMidsummer Night's Dream opened last night and will be running Thurs. – Sat. through July 25th.

Soul Power opens tonight at the Sunshine Cinema. From the same team that produced the Academy Award-winning documentary When We Were Kings, Soul Power
is a verité documentary about the legendary music festival (dubbed
Zaire '74), that took place around the same time, depicting the experiences and performances of such musical
luminaries as James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz and a host of