Haute Weekend Events Boston 9/18/15

If you are looking to get out and about this weekend in Boston, we have rounded up the hautest events to check out over the next 48 hours.

If you are looking to check out a new art exhibit, head over to the new Van Ness building at 1325 Boylston Street in the Fenway neighborhood (just two blocks from Fenway Park) for LIT, a comprehensive portrait by artist Lesley Schiff. The exhibit is being held here Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 7 p.m. If you love Bob Dylan, this is a must-visit this weekend. Schiff creates a visual interpretation of this musical legend and captures his classic performances, songs and legacy. The multi-sensory experience consists of selections from the series and the music that inspire the work.

La Laboratoire CambridgePhoto Credit: La Laboratoire Cambridge

A haute exhibition opens today (and runs through January 2, 2016) at Le Laboratoire. The Trouble with Jellyfish is a contemporary art installation by Mark Dion, marine biologist, Lisa-ann Gershwin &  Le Lab Founder, David Edwards. It is designed to offer a cultural immersion into the world of the jellyfish, and the effects their destructive behaviors are having on the marine ecosystems. Across the world’s seas, jellyfish blooms are signaling ecological disturbances and a dramatic deterioration of the marine environment. The exhibit includes a simulation chamber conceptualized by Harvard University students where visitors can safely experience low oxygen levels, mimicking the effects of an ocean “dead zone,” similar to the ones created in areas with overpopulation of jellyfish.

The Collings Foundation is offering a unique opportunity to experience a World War II aboard the B-17, B-24 and P-51. The New England Wings of Freedom tour is offering 30-minute flights aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell. The Collings Foundation strives year round to educate the country about World War II veterans.

Last night kicked off a Taste of WGBH: Food and Wine Festival with its sold-out Chef’s Gala. The fourth annual event is running now through Sunday and features everything from wine and craft beer paired dinners, The Artisan Taste, a Brunch Bar, and a “Food Fight” where 10 local chefs will compete to create the best taco. Tonight, there are two seatings for the paired Brewer’s Heritage Grain Dinner being held at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Journeyman Restaurant in Somerville. The four-course dinner will highlight the heritage grain revival with Chef Tru Lang presenting each course paired with local craft beer from Oxbow Brewery in Maine, and hosted by the brewer, Tim Adams, who will discss the incorporation of heritage grains. The dinner will features dishes like sourdough soup with fermented carrot and smoked chicken ballotine with cauliflower mushroom, creamed triticale.