7/19/2013 12:44:00 PM

Austin Weekend Planner: Russian Balls, Hog-Butchering Demos and Barbecue

Steak frites from Arro, opening on Saturday
This weekend promises to be anything but normal. The temperature has dropped 10 degrees, and we’re feeling good. From a restaurant opening to a Russian ball to food trivia events, Saturday and Sunday will keep you busy.

Saturday 

Arro Officially Opens 
The modern French restaurant from the 24 Diner and Easy Tiger team officially opens its doors this weekend. Check out our sneak peek to see snapshots of the food.


First Grand Russian Summer Ball 
Russian House is throwing a summer ball in honor of Leo Tolstoy, with a waltzing class at 9 PM, card games, chess, drink specials, live classical music and a costume contest. Oh, and borscht and other yummy Russian treats (free with RSVP, 307 E. Fifth St., starts 9 PM).

Sunday

Slow Food Austin Grub Trivia
The first annual event promises good fun, with trivia teams testing their “nom nom knowledge” and tastes from local restaurants as well as a half-time show with a hog-buterching demo and live auction of the cuts ($20 for Slow Food Austin members, $25 for non-members, $200 for a 2-6 person trivia team; Shoal Crossing Event Center, 8611 N. MoPac Expy, 12-4 PM) .

Supper Club and Movie With Micklethwait Craft Meats  
Head to the North Door in East Austin on Sunday for a curated sit-down dinner by newcomer barbecue trailer Micklethwait Craft Meats along with True Stories, featuring John Goodman and directed by the Talking Heads’ David Byrne. Buy tickets online or in-person at the trailer, at 1309 Rosewood Ave ($20, 502 Brushy St., doors at 7 PM, movie and dinner at 8 PM.

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