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.

1194625278 A bunch of plays are extending their run, but it’s time for you to stop procrastinating. The Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s all-female production of Macbeth continues until next Sunday, as does Les Miserables at the North Shore Music Theater. But you can’t wait on Wicked at the Opera House—its last performance is Sunday.

The first full day of the weekend is the perfect time to embark on a road trip, and you’ve got several options this week. Head to Brattleboro, Vermont to see Traveling the Trace: Nashville to Natchez. The exhibit features photographs of the Natchez Trace, a primitive dirt road in the South, taken by Vermont photographer Kate Cleghorn.

For those who want to head south, there are a couple of options. The Celebration of American Crafts in New Haven, Connecticut features more than 400 artists from around the country selling their contemporary crafts. After getting a head-start on your Christmas shopping, stop by Mohegan Sun for Crackin’ it Up!, a benefit for Kevin Youkilis’ Hits for Kids charity. The Gold-Glove winning first baseman will try to field some jokes from Yes Dear’s Mike O’Malley, which should be funny on several levels.

You must always go home again, just like the comedians appearing at Comics Come Home XIII. The long-running comedy event will be hosted by Denis Leary and features performances from other notable Boston funnymen.

When we think of Sunday brunch going green, we associate it with a pretty serious hangover. But at the Langham Hotel, it reflects Café Fleuri’s commitment to sustainable farming, by using elements from sea, garden, forest and farm.

The last thing you want to think about on a weekend is how crappy your health insurance is, but MIT hopes to lure you into it’s free screening of Sicko, Michael Moore’s latest muckraking documentary. After the film is over, Professor David Jones will talk about the its reception by critics and the ongoing debate about healthcare.

Only half of the original Beatles are still alive, so we’ve got to get our live fix of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” elsewhere. The Fab Faux (get it?) bring Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band back to life at the Berklee Performance Center tonight.

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