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Prepare for Columbus Day 2010 with our weekend picks

Open for Bizness

So, it’s finally cool enough to go outside without melting yet it’s already cold enough that you dread getting out of bed in the morning. What’s a debutante to do?

Follow these three suggestions, reprobate:

Peggy Jenkins and the Bizness: It’s the last outdoor concert of the year on Broadway at 7 p.m. Friday. Don’t miss Peggy and her band rock the mike. Bring a camping chair, a warm jumper and maybe a quilt to keep yourself warm while drinking cold beer.

Porch crawl: Alternatively, you can do your drinking while milling about on strangers’ front porches. Check out the Historic District Preservation Society’s porch crawl, starting at 8 p.m. Friday at 627 Broadway. It’s $20 that you’ve got to pay at the first house, but you get drinks and eats. Enjoy.

5K for Jeremy: Cooler temperatures mean it is 5K season. Check out one of them this weekend at 9 a.m. Saturday up in Harris County. The Run for Jeremy is in honor Jeremy Williams, whose family was featured on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Proceeds benefit the Emory ALS Center in Atlanta. It starts at Harris County High School, 8281 Ga. 116. Bring $25 to register and get there early.

Alan Riquelmy

Stepping, running, popping

You won't need your quilt for this high-energy set of weekend picks. Hope you're ready to party.

Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic: The annual football game between Tuskegee University and Morehouse College comes to town this weekend. The game is 2 p.m. Saturday at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium, but other highlights include a Friday step show and a Saturday fashion show. Get a full schedule here.

Aaron Blake Reynolds Memorial Run: This Saturday race raises money for the wrestling facility at Hardaway High School. Choose a 1-mile fun run, 5K or 10K. Cost is $10-$25. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., fun run at 8:45 a.m., 5K and 10K at 9 a.m. Saturday. It's at Hardaway High School, 2901 College Drive. Get more details here.

Columbus Day cookout: Don't have to work Monday? Local bar Pop-A-Top, 210 32nd Street, hosts a Columbus Day cookout Monday at 2 p.m. Expect free food and a dart tournament at 4 p.m. 706-323-9292.

Sonya Sorich

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