Nov. 22-24 Weekend Happenings: Meatball Festival, EAST Studio Tour, and More

Weekend Forecast: Cloudy w/a side of Meatballs

Weekend Forecast: Cloudy w/a side of Meatballs


Friday, November 22

The North Door is teaming up with Micklethwait Craft Meats for a Dinner & Movie Supper Club event celebrating everyone’s favorite charmingly dysfunctional family, The Royal Tenenbaums. In addition to a screening of the Wes Anderson classic, there will be a Thanksgiving-themed menu featuring a choice of turducken or vegetarian-friendly field roast. Tickets for the event are $20/pp and available – along with more details – here. The Supper Club kicks off at the North Door (502 Brushy, Austin TX 78702) at 7pm.

Join Chef Paul Qui for the 2nd annual Qui to the Cure event on Friday evening. The event, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Central Texas, features bites created by the James Beard Award winning chef as well as live music, a silent auction and more. VIP tickets are sold out, but General Admission tickets ($110/pp) are still available for purchase here. Qui for the Cure takes place from 7:30-11pm November 22 at Brazos Hall (204 E 4th Street). More details can be found here.

Saturday, November 23

If this weekend’s cold weather triggers cravings for comfort food, stop by Saturday’s Austin Meatball Festival to enjoy Italian Grandmother-approved bites from over a dozen local restaurants. Tickets to the event are $15 for General Admission or $35 for access to live music in the Listening Room. VIP packages are available as well. Proceeds from the event will benefit Fresh Chefs Society and Citizen Generation. The Austin Meatball Festival will be held from 11am-4pm at Winflo Osteria, located at 1315 West 6th Street. For more details and tickets, visit the event webpage here.

This weekend marks the second (and final) weekend of the 2013 EAST Studio Tour. Enjoy amazing local art during free walking tours of studios and homes turned into studios both Saturday and Sunday from 12-6pm. In addition, there are also several special EAST events happening throughout the weekend, including Saturday night’s Hot Glass Cold Beer event. Full EAST tour details, maps, private event info, and more can be found here.

Hopfields’ 2nd Anniversary Party will commence at 1pm on Saturday. Guests are invited to join the French gastropub for house special eats such as Poutine Hopfields and pints of craft beers selected for the occasion. $5 beer tickets will be sold at the door or skip the lines by purchasing tickets in advance. Hopfields is located at 3110 Guadalupe #400, Austin, TX 78705. More information can be found here.

Sunday, November 24

On Sunday, make lunch plans to attend the 17th Annual Empty Bowl Project taking place from 11am-3pm. Held the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving each year, the Austin Empty Bowl Project is a family-friendly event hosted by local potters to fight hunger. For a donation of $20, guests can select from thousands of locally crafted bowls and fill them with gourmet soups and bread. Proceeds from the event benefit the Capital Area Food Bank’s Kids Café and Meals on Wheels & More’s Meals for Kids. The AEBP is being held at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre (across from Highland Mall). More details can be found here.

Can’t make it to Sunday’s AEBP event? Stop by the preview party held at Marchesa Hall & Theatre (across from Highland Mall) on Saturday evening from 6-9pm. Tickets to the event are $75/pp. 


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