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.

Hipster favorites Rilo Kiley bring their brand of mellow rock to Avalon. If you can’t name one of their songs, you’ve probably heard their music on TV shows like The O.C and Grey’s Anatomy.

You’ve spent all week dressed in your button-down shirt and khakis, so try something unconventional to kick off the weekend. Sxip’s Hour of Charm features a rotating cast of performance artists, including burlesque acts, human beatboxers, and aerialists.

We fully support any New Hampshire-born comedian who is not Sarah Silverman. Jamie Kaler is best known as Mike Callahan on the sitcom My Boys, but performs his stand-up act tonight at the Comedy Connection.

You pretend that you don’t like the idea of a Renaissance Fair, but we’re on to you. King Richard’s Faire is the one place you can eat a comically large turkey leg and call women wenches without getting slapped.

There’s already gambling in Massachusetts, and we’re not talking about Mega Millions. The Massachusetts Handicap is Saturday at Suffolk Downs, and features a $500,000 purse for the winning horse.

New Bedford may now be praying for a casino and a commuter rail line, but it was once a hub of maritime activity in New England. Celebrate the Whaling City’s heritage at the Working Waterfront Festival.

Any event that gives us carte blanche to be gluttons is okay with us. The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival features fare from local restaurants, ranging from b.good’s baked fries to Kane’s Donuts infamous coffee rolls. Proceeds benefit The Fund for Boston Neighborhoods.

A walk down Harvard Avenue in Allston usually provides its own entertainment, with drunken college students and sketchy characters to watch. On Sunday, the fun will be more organized and family-friendly for the Allston Village Street Fair.

Don’t try to take Storrow Drive anywhere on Sunday. The road will be shut down for Hub on Wheels, a bike ride that starts at City Hall Plaza. Proceeds benefit the Boston Digital Bridge Foundation, which provides Boston Public Schools with technology and teaches students how to use it.

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