Haute Weekend Happenings: December 16-17, 2017

From art and antique shows and melodious bicycle giveaways to top chef culinary festivals, the weekend-before-the-holiday-weekend just got a lot more festive.

Palm Beach Art, Antique, & Design Show


Where: Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom; 500 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth
When: Saturday, December 16, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 17, 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
$$$: Free; click here for a complimentary ticket
411: Whether you’re starting a new collection or adding to one, there’s plenty of divine design inspiration at this new showcase hosted by the Palm Beach Art Group. Featuring contemporary and fine art, rare antiquity, textiles, and sculpture like “Florence” (pictured right), the stunning, 6-foot marble child created by Charles E. Smith from Wick Antiques, the event will also showcase furniture, jewelry, and luxurious home accessories like the down-filled pillows Belfast native Katie Larmour (pictured left) makes from vintage silk scarves. On Saturday and Sunday, the public will enjoy complimentary admission.

Musical Bicycles


Where: Palm Beach Opera Production Center, 2414 Florida Avenue, West Palm Beach
When: Sunday, December 17; beginning at 8:00 a.m.
$$$: Free
411: The Palm Beach Opera and Jack “The Bike Man” are teaming up for a bicycle giveaway of lyrical proportions. Every year, Jack distributes thousands of free bicycles to kids in need—in need for speed. Families will enjoy fun arts-and-crafting followed by a 30-minute operatic performance by the Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artists (pictured) and Apprentice Artists.

Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival

Chef Jeff Mauro at the Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest 2017’s Grillin n’ Chillin event

Photo Credit: LILA Photo

Where: The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens
When: Sunday, December 17; 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
$$$: $85 per person
411: New York has the Food Network and Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival, Orlando has the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and Chicago has Chicago Gourmet presented by Bon Appetit. South Florida has the Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest.

Now in its eleventh year, this four-day celebration features spectacular culinary and oenophilic experiences like “Gravy,” a four-course dinner moderated on Thursday by Palm Beach Post food editor Liz Balmaseda and featured chefs Fabrizio Giorgio (Café Sapori), Marc Murphy (Landmarc and Dutch Plains) and James Beard Award winner Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia, River Roast, Terzo Piano). While most events have been sold out for weeks, there are some tickets left for the annual Grand Tasting at The Gardens Mall. Don’t delay, this event will sell out, too.