48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it drinking until 2 a.m. and sleeping until noon, or you can drag yourself out of bed and enjoy it. Here are some suggestions for your precious two days of total freedom, prepared for you by Boston Daily.

Give us this day our high-end fashion, and forgive us our excess charges. After much anticipation and fanfare, the Natick Collection opens its collection of high-end retailers and restaurants. If you need us, we’ll be freezing our credit cards in ice. Amen.

Today begins Boston Fashion Week, which is rather inconveniently scheduled at the same time as New York’s. Oops. But, hey, you’re likely to get a seat.

We’ve been whistling all week in anticipation of Peter Bjorn and John’s concert at Avalon tonight.

BD_fashion.jpg Boston Fashion Week has decided to cater to the kids who can’t make it to Bryant Park this weekend by hosting Fashion Prep, a seminar on how to make it in the fashion world. It’s probably a lot different than being on Project Runway, isn’t it?

We love Greek food, but we’re shamefully lacking in Greek knowledge beyond tzatziki and gyros. For uncultured folks like us, there’s this weekend’s Greek Food and Music Festival in Somerville so we can learn, and eat, at the same time.

The Parrotheads are coming! Luckily, they’ll be at Gillette. Jimmy Buffet plays his brand of mellow rock beloved by drunkards everywhere.

cheeseburger_in_paradise.jpg Buffet fans, make sure the margaritas have cleared out of your system before heading to the last day of the Boston Tattoo Convention. Sure, a tattoo of a hamburger and a palm tree on your ass seems like a great idea on a hungover Sunday, but you may regret it on Monday.

Prepare to get your dance on. The Brazilian Independence Day Festival in Brighton features dance lessons, Brazilian food, and Capoeira demonstrations that will make you feel really out of shape.

He came and he gave without taking. Well, he took about $75 per ticket, but we’ll gladly pay to see Barry Manilow so close to home.