48 Hours of Freedom


It’s the weekend. You can spend it hyperventilating in a paper bag until kickoff, or you can get out of your house and enjoy it. Here are some suggestions for your precious two days of total freedom, prepared for you by Boston Daily.

Tonight
At most balls, the dresses are the primary fashion focus. At tonight’s Glow and Behold Winter Ball it’s all about the shoes. Celebrity emcee Susan Wornick will judge a footwear fashion show, and guests can enter drawings to win fabulous new shoes. Proceeds benefit the Accelerated Cure Project.

We can only imagine what Timbaland’s schedule looks like. “9 a.m.: Wake up. 9:15 a.m.: Write hit song that makes a band famous.” Catch One Republic, the latest beneficiary of the producer’s golden touch, at the Paradise.

Will people 1,000 years from now gather to listen to interpretations of Hannah Montana songs? Ponder this at 1,000 Years of Popular Music, a comprehensive music review performed by Richard Thompson.

Spring will be here before we know it. We hope. Get ready for it at the Alan Bilzerian winter sale.

Saturday
Gentlemen: Please note that you are already testing your significant other’s patience by inviting your entire office over to watch the Super Bowl. This is not the weekend to bring home a new motorcycle. Proceed with caution while attending the New England Motorcycle Expo.

Sure, completing the Tour de France is impressive. But managing to sample the variety of champagnes and vittles at the Tour de Champagne is a true challenge. Especially for those with the VIP tickets who face a cognac and dessert tasting at the end of the evening.

Tomorrow, you will eat piles of wings and Doritos off paper plates. But today you can develop a plan on how to repent for your less-than-green Super Bowl party at the Going Green Expo.

A Cappella: Awesome, or incredibly annoying? Thrill or torture your loved ones by bringing them to the A Cappella Fest. Proceeds from the concert benefit Haifa’s Ethiopian immigrants.

Sunday
1200929040 Let’s go Patriots! Clap, clap, clapclapclap.

We find that stretching out the stomach with a big meal before the Super Bowl allows for the optimal ability to stuff yourself during the game. Pigalle’s Super Bowl Brunch features chef Marc Orfaly’s gourmet a la carte dishes.

There are plenty of options for those who want to celebrate with your fellow fans. The Harp and WEEI have teamed up to give fans a free halftime buffet, and opportunities to win free beer and Patriots gear.

The mayors of New York and Boston aren’t the only ones putting food on the line. Vox Populi’s Super Bowl Dueling Menus features several culinary battles between each city’s food. Viva New England Clam Chowder!

Ladies: Did your boyfriend bring home a motorcycle on Saturday? Instead of killing him in a fit of rage, do him one better. The Wedding Day Exposition features a bridal gown fashion show, wedding vendors, and the testosterone-free environment that will be a worse punishment than death on this holiest of sports days.

Need more ideas for your Super Bowl viewing pleasure? Need to find a way to get away from your incensed girlfriend? Mandi Wells and Jamie Bellavance have got you covered tighter than the Patriots defense on Plaxico Burress.

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