48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it curled up in blankets as a cold wind blows against your windows, or you can bundle up and go outside to enjoy it. Here are some suggestions for your precious two days of total freedom, prepared for you by Boston Daily.

We love Christopher Guest, and we can only imagine that he loves the delicious irony of appearing at the Berklee College of Music to meet the students who embody most of the stereotypes he’s portrayed in movies like This is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind. But maybe we’re just projecting.

White Magic sounds like something Mitt Romney would love, but it is the newest folk band out of Brooklyn. Their soulful tunes will appear in the new Bob Dylan movie I’m Not There, so catch them in a small venue while you still can.

Tomorrow is the first day of December, so you need to get serious about your holiday shopping. The South End Holiday Stroll and Holiday Hunt allows you to collect points at various stores, which will enter you in a raffle for a $1,000 gift basket.

From Bean to Bar, a chocolate tasting at the Boston Center for Adult Education, allows chocoholics to better understand why the stuff tastes so good. But don’t bother taking notes—all the chocolate smudges will render them unreadable anyway.

It’s our prerogative, we can do what we wanna do. The 20th Annual Boston Music Awards celebrates many local musicians, but we’re really excited that Bobby Brown will attend. Finally, an awards show in Boston that may have to get broken up by the cops.

We’re not sure how merry the runners at the Jolly Jaunt 5k Run will feel after running through the arctic cold temperatures tomorrow. But they’ll probably feel pretty good when they remember they’re raising money for the Special Olympics.

If both teams are from Jesuit schools, how does God choose who to root for? Find out who the man upstairs favors at the Hartford Hall of Fame Basketball Showcase, which hosts games between BC, Gonzaga, and Providence College as well as those heathens from UConn.

Allow your kids to get into some heavy construction work. The Gingerbread House Workshops at Verrill Farm in Concord, MA will provide all the materials for you and the wee ones to build your own gingerbread structure.

A Southern man may not need him around, but we’re pretty psyched he’s in town. Neil Young rocks the Orpheum.

It may be cold this weekend, but fear not—the Fenway Open Studios is in one building. Peruse the works from the artists without wearing three pairs of socks.

As you’ve seen this week, we love a good theme party. So get on your bell bottoms or your Hammer pants for the AIDS Action’s Dance-a-Thon. The event will raise awareness and funds for Boston’s AIDS Action Committee.

Sunday is your last chance to sit in a vehicle you can’t afford making engine and break noises like a preschooler with a Matchbox car when no one’s around. The New England International Auto Show wraps up its stay at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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