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.

Opera fashion isn’t always about corsets and Viking hats. Changing Modes: An Opera Fashion Show features scenes from several operas accompanied by runway shows by local designers.

When Prince renamed himself an unpronounceable symbol we knew it would have consequences for years to come. Indie band !!! (pronounced “chk chk chk”) plays the Paradise tonight.

There was a time when the Charles Street Jail was the place no one wanted to go. Now that the building has undergone extensive renovations and reopened as the Liberty Hotel, everyone wants to be there. The Boston History Award Gala celebrates the city’s historic preservation and the people who make it possible.

We thought we’d escaped the temptation of heading to Martha’s Vineyard for the year, but Harvest Fest on the Vineyard has us contemplating a trip to the island. The festival celebrates “Sea, Farm, and Vine” with dishes prepared by area chefs with local ingredients.

Despite all our rage, we’re still just rats in a cage. Relive your mid-’90s angst with the Smashing Pumpkins at the Orpheum.

Just because you’re reliving your teenage angst doesn’t mean you have to dress in flannel and torn jeans. Some items from Parlor’s fall collections have been reduced by 30 percent.

You’ve spent the past two days in a panic over the ALCS. Get away from SportsCenter and head to Blue Hill, Maine for the Foliage Food and Wine Festival. The event features a farmer’s market, cheese tastings, and dishes by local chefs.

Next weekend, the Charles River will be inundated with rowers from around the world for the Head of the Charles. If you like a quieter pace, paddle your canoe this weekend with the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Fall Foliage Canoe trip.

iTANGO. Do you? If not, watch 14 dancers perform the sensual dance and get inspired to learn.

Sunday also features two fund raising walks. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a five-mile walk along the Charles that benefits the American Cancer Society, while the Eastern Bank Flutie 5K Road Race raises money for Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism.