48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it trying to stock up on beer and bread for Sunday’s nor’easter, or you can just eat that box of plain spaghetti when the storm hits and enjoy it. Here are some suggestions for your precious two days of total freedom, prepared for you by Boston Daily.

For those about to navigate the snow-packed streets of the North End for tonight’s Buon Natale Shopping Stroll, we salute you. You are truly the most dedicated of holiday shoppers.

We know some on your shopping lists only want the best. Get them the Chanel fall-winter clothes and accessories they want at prices you can afford.

Comedian and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Jeff Garlin brings his stand-up routine to the Comedy Connection. After last night’s commute, it’ll be nice to laugh again.

Baby, it’s cold outside. Instead of getting warm by sitting under a blanket and watching TV, head to Friday Night Salsa to dance the chills away.

One of our favorite things to laugh at is men in Speedos. Usually we have to head to the beach or the pool to get our jollies, but the Santa Speedo Run brings the fun to the streets. It should be extra-amusing this year to see half-naked runners contending with epic Back Bay snowdrifts.

Since we’re kind of klutzy, glass artwork makes us nervous. Though it’s no less fragile, we feel much better around ceramics. The Holiday Ceramics Show and Sale at Harvard features the work of over 50 artists working in our favorite container-forming medium.

The Pops isn’t the only place where you can sing along to your favorite holiday songs. The Back Bay Chorale presents A Boston Christmas. This year, the group performs the late Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, as well as the holiday tunes you know the words to.

Holiday party season is in full swing, and you want to look your best. MiniLuxe in Newton saves the day with its Holiday Celebration. Take 10 percent off any service and 30-40 percent off retail merchandise. You can also get a complimentary massage to ease your shoveling-weary muscles.

Another day, another massive snowstorm. Like you did on Thursday, call ahead to make sure your event of choice is still a go.

Those participating in the Boston Tea Party Re-enactment should be on the lookout for Ron Paul’s campaign blimp dropping tea from above. His supporters are so fervent we wouldn’t be surprised to see them navigating an airship in a nor’easter.

We’ve got our tickets to A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan. Hey, maybe Mike will be working on Sunday afternoon to safely get us to the show?

For those who want a good excuse not to show up at work on Monday, head to Portland, ME for the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Magic of Christmas. At least if you get snowed in at a hotel, you can order room service.

Mmmm. Latkes. If you’re sick of fruitcake and Christmas ham, take the Jewish Cuisine Tour of Brookline and feast on the specialties at restaurants like Rami’s and Zaftig’s.

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