Weekend: Five things to do

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BIRTHDAY BASH: Join Charis Books & More in celebrating their 34th birthday. The South’s oldest and largest feminist bookstore is offering storewide discounts, food, drinks and even birthday cake during the celebration, which kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m. For a primer on Charis, read this.

GAMING: OutlantaCon, a new group for gay gamers, hosts a one-day gaming event on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. It’s an entire day devoted, mostly, to gaming, including role-playing, strategy, board and card games. Admission is $10.

HIKE: The Women’s Outdoor Network heads to historic Oakland Cemetery on Saturday for a tour. The event begins at 9:45 a.m.

CONTRA DANCE: The Quicksilver Country Dancers line up for their monthly gender-free Contra Dance on Saturday. The event begins with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., a newcomer’s orientation at 7:30 p.m and the dance at 8 p.m. The costs is $9.

SUNDAY BRUNCH: The folks behind the popular Social Tuesdays are offering a new event on Sunday — brunch. Salvation Sundays launches this week at Maxim Prime at the Glenn Hotel, the site of a Social Tuesdays event on Oct. 14, with the theme “The Obama Victory Disco Brunch.” Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and specials include $5 Bloody Marys and $15 bottomless Mimosas.


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