48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it springing all your clocks ahead, or you can get out and enjoy it. Here are some suggestions for your precious two days of total freedom, prepared for you by Boston Daily.

St. Patrick’s Day is a little more than a week away. Prime your liver for the big day at Harpoon’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2008. The event features Irish music, food, and the brewery’s Harpoon Hiberion Ale, an Irish seasonal.

American Idol runner-up Chris Daughtry covered Bon Jovi’s “Dead or Alive” after his run on the show. Apparently, the Jersey boys liked his rendition. Catch both acts at Mohegan Sun this weekend.

Makeup novices and experts can both use some professional help. Make an appointment with Laura Mercier National Artist Michel Columbe to get your spring look perfect.

Happiness is a warm puppy. Help keep the puppies happy by purchasing some work at the Charles Schultz Auction. Proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue League of Boston and The New England Wildlife Center.

We love a good historical reenactment, and we’ve got a couple to choose from on Saturday. The Trial of the Century lets the audience decide whether the British troops killed Boston soldiers in cold blood, or in self-defense during the Boston massacre.

If you prefer to let God sort them out, watch kids reenact the Boston Massacre. It’s historical and adorable.

We’ve got a couple more months before the Brimfield Antique Show opens. Why not attend the Indoor Flea Market to bide the time?

If anybody gets a picture of House Speaker and casino opponent Sal DiMasi playing poker at CFF Casino Royale, be sure to send it our way.

It’s finally here! Winter Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday. Lunch is $20.08, dinner is $30.08, and we plan to gain about 10 pounds before it’s all over.

After gaining all that weight, we’ll probably need some bigger jeans. Paige Adams-Geller, the mind behind Paige Premium Denim, previews her spring line at the National Jean Company in Newton.

What does Ted Kennedy eat when he gets the munchies? Find out as the author of In the Kennedy Kitchen talks about the dining habits of America’s most famous political family.

Let’s take a long walk. To the Orpheum to hear three-time Grammy winner Jill Scott.

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