48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it by gambling your tax refund away, or you can keep your hard-earned money in Massachusetts and enjoy it. Here are some suggestions for your precious two days of total freedom, prepared for you by Boston Daily.

In Thursday’s Globe, Clay Aiken was quoted as saying the first time he saw Monty Python’s Spamalot, he thought it was the stupidest musical ever produced. If that’s not reason enough to see the production before it’s final show on Sunday, we don’t know what is.

You don’t have to wait until the Fourth of July to hear the rumble of fireworks. Internationally renowned conductor Harry Christopher returns to Symphony Hall this weekend to lead the Period Instrument Orchestra in a performance of Handel’s “Royal Fireworks Music.”

No bride likes to get shoved out of her venue to make room for another wedding party. At tonight’s Bridesbash, you can catch a glimpse of the Sharon Estate, a newly-renovated location that hosts only one event at a time. There will also be a fashion show and wedding professionals on hand for all your planning needs.

When we think of the Doobie Brothers, alcohol isn’t the drug we associate with the mellow rock band. But the band’s longtime manager Bruce Cohn now runs his own winery. Sample B.R. Cohn Winery’s acclaimed Olive Hill Cabernet Sauvignon accompanied with Chef Bruce’s delicious food at the Boston Wine Festival.

While the Herald may hate New Yorkers, we know they’ve got a lot to offer. DJ Spooky hails from the Big Apple, but we love his mix of classical, hip-hop, and electronic beats that you can hear for yourself at the ICA tonight.

Have you ever wanted to get a booty call from L.C.’s hottie boyfriend? On Saturday, you have your chance. Brody Jenner, the heartthrob from MTV’s The Hills, parties at the Estate.

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been nostalgic for the days when you wore your tank tops alone, not as the first of several layers. Exfoliate and bring out your favorite summer clothes for the Winter Beach Bash at the Cyclorama. Just be sure to RSVP on the event website so you’re not left out in the cold.

We’ve heard his story, but is he still sticking to it? Find out as Colin Quinn performs at the Comedy Connection.

We’re not so sure if clubbing with your toddler is healthy or creates an adult like Paris Hilton. But watching a baby boogie to “Shake Your Groove Thing” is just so damn cute we can’t be bothered to worry. Baby Loves Disco features DJs spinning hits from the 70s and 80s, along with bubble machines and all the juice boxes your dancing prince or princess can handle.

Doesn’t pasta wreak havoc with the body’s insulin level? Again, we’re not complaining that some of our favorite North End restaurants have teamed up for CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes. But it seems that an event that raises funds for High Hopes Fund at Joslin Diabetes Center should have a diabetic-friendly menu.

People always describe U2 as “larger than life.” Now it’s actually true. U2 3D brings one of the world’s biggest bands to IMAX 3D theaters around Boston. It’s like being at a U2 concert, but without the $75 nosebleed seat.

Nothing makes a Monday tolerable like having a great new outfit you got for a bargain. Intermix has marked down dresses by DVF and Missoni, and Chloe bags have been reduced by 50 percent.

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