Haute Weekend Happenings In Palm Beach County: September 30-October 1, 2017

Saturday, the legendary single the Bay City Rollers recorded in 1975, always gives us that certain je ne sais quoi feeling whenever the weekend rolls around. Here’s a quick rundown of gallery exhibits, art-festivals-cum-food-truck-invasions, and dinner collaborations we look forward to attending this weekend.

Rose Hartman Photography Exhibit

Mick Jagger gives Bianca a kiss during Bianca's birthday party at Studio 54, New York, New York, 1977
Mick Jagger gives Bianca a kiss during Bianca’s birthday party at Studio 54, New York, New York, 1977

Where:  The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, 21050 95th Avenue, Boca Raton
When: Through Sunday, Oct. 22
$$$: Free
411: You may not know her name but you would recognize Rose Hartman‘s iconic photographs like the black and white image she captured of Bianca Jagger entering Studio 54 on a pale white horse or the intimate tête-à-tête between artist Andy Warhol and model Jerry Hall. In 1976, the New York native caught the shutterbug in Sun Valley, Idaho, shooting Joan Hemingway‘s wedding to restaurateur Jean De Noyer. In the forty years that followed, her candid photographs of fashion designers, supermodels, Hollywood couples, and New York icons shaped her career as one of the industry’s leading celebrity, fashion, and party paparazzi. In the new exhibit, “Art in the Arthouse,” 14 of Hartman’s most iconic images will be on display.

On Sunday, October 22, museum goers will have the unique opportunity to meet the platinum-haired, octogenarian artist and author who will lead a tour of the exhibit prior to the screening of The Incomparable Rose Hartman which will include an appearance by its director, Otis Mass. Tickets cost $20 per person. To purchase, call 561-558-2504.

Back Alley Art Festival and Food Truck Invasion

Where: The Brewhouse Gallery, 720 Park Ave., Lake Park
When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
$$$: Free, donations accepted
411: Every interior designer knows a little paint can perk up the drabbest space. AJ Brockman, who’s the executive director of Kelsey Cares and co-owns of The Kelsey Theater and The Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park, is quickly transforming the Lake Park Arts District into an entertainment hub filled with art, theatre, and live music. Brockman’s recent project, a 900-foot mural running from 7th to 8th Streets (pictured above), showcases vibrant sprayed and painted masterpieces by local artisans like Anthony Hernandez and Amanda Valdes. In honor of the mural’s final installation, guests will be treated to a lively outdoor fete filled with sound and gastronomic experiences. The event will feature live music performances by Jordan Laurenti, David Tenenbaum, David Brinkley, Andii Styron, and the Neverglades; and Franks Food Truck, George Boy & Ethel’s Famous Wings, Ipek’s Wykked Kitchen, HipPops, Taco Fresh, and Wholesome Rollers will serve up the area’s best food truck grub.

Mazie’s and Oceano Kitchen Dinner Collaboration

Chef Eric Baker
Chef Eric Baker

When: Sunday, Oct. 1, starts at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Oceano Kitchen, 201 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana
$$$: $78 per person; extra $25 for wine pairings
411: Ahead of its January opening, Mazie’s chef Eric Baker and his partner Jason Lakow will treat guests to an exclusive tasting of menu highlights. Prepared in collaboration with Oceano’s chef Jeremy Bearman and his wife and pastry chef Cindy Bearman, the six-course culinary extravaganza will include dishes like lobster Thermidor, lamb meatloaf, and Concord grape cream pie with whipped buttermilk and honeycomb peanut brittle.

Prior to helming Max’s Harvest in Delray Beach, Baker worked in leading kitchens throughout South Florida and with top chefs like Michael Roth and Jean-Georges Vongerichten in Paris and Daniel Boulud at Café Boulud in Palm Beach. Lakow, another Café Boulud alum, will serve as Mazie’s general manager and his wife Sandra, a Harvard Law School graduate-cum-sommelier, will manage the bar program. Housed inside the former Gulfstream Bistro space on Dixie Hwy., the 65-seat, West Palm eatery will present a modern slant on Old World-style fare galvanized by Baker’s paternal grandmother, Mazie, who immigrated to the United Stated in the 1890s. Hurry, though. Seating is limited.