48 Hours of Freedom


It’s the weekend. You can spend it listening to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech on loop, or you can take your celebration of Dr. King outside and enjoy it. Here are some suggestions for your precious two three days of total freedom, prepared for you by Boston Daily.

Tonight
We think we’re pretty funny most of the time, but you should see us after a few drinks. We’re hilarious. See if this holds true for the comedians performing on the Jameson Tour.

Here’s our solution to the housing crisis. Step one: Buy an RV. Step two: Set up camp in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Get halfway there at this weekend’s RV and Outdoor Expo.

If this weekend’s cold temperatures don’t have you depressed enough, check out Angels in America, Parts I and II back-to-back. If six hours of heavy drama doesn’t bring you down, you’re taking too many antidepressants.


Saturday
Forecasters say that Sunday will feature bone-chilling cold. Enjoy the snow before you risk frostbite by simply walking near your windows at the Stowe Winter Carnival.

The Editors play the Orpheum tonight. No, not the fine people at Boston magazine. The indie band from Birmingham.

We haven’t been into trading clothes since we were in junior high school. Transport yourself back to those idyllic times at X-Hale Boutique’s Jean Swap. Bring in a pair of your gently used jeans to be donated to REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, and you’ll get 30 percent off a new pair.

Have you always wanted to learn how to prepare a squab? Radius is here to end your sleepless nights with its cooking lessons. Its sister restaurant Great Bay will offer a course on how to prepare a lobster.

Sunday
We’ve never met a liquor, beer, or wine that we’ve been unwilling to sample. But the Sun Winefest at Mohegan Sun offers over 1,000 brews and vintages, along with expert commentary and fine food. That intimidates us, but we accept the challenge.

If you feel the urge to shop this weekend but don’t feel like jockeying for a parking spot downtown, try Viola on the North Shore. The shop offers its designer shoes and accessories for 30 to 70 percent off.

So is Blonde Redhead a ditz with a bad temper, or a New York band that combines eclectic styles to make its own sound? Find out at the Paradise.

The cold weather may inspire you to move to a desert. Before you pack up your belongings, see if checking out Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs sates your urge.

Monday
Yeah, we know it’s going to be cold out. Yes, we understand you’ll have a hangover from watching playoff football the day before. But you owe it to Martin Luther King, Jr. to celebrate his contributions to America. Boston’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration features an oration led by civil rights leader Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian.

Once you’ve reflected on the reason for your three-day weekend, why not indulge a little? Queen Bee’s collection of goods from Milly, Tibi, DVF, and Ella Moss are all on sale.

Monday is also the last day of the infamous Louis Boston sale. Hopefully that treasure you found last week is still there so you can take an additional 10 percent off.

After all that shopping and reflecting, you’ll be hungry. Take advantage of Excelsior’s $50 three-course winter tasting menu.

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