48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it wondering why the first 70 degree day since October always happens on a weekday, or you can put your wool sweater back on and enjoy it. Here are some other suggestions for your precious two days of total freedom, prepared for you by Boston Daily.

Everything Gnocchi fulfills our dumpling-related fantasies.

Of course, we can always make our own delicious dumplings after stocking up on All-Clad cookware and a variety of brand-name knives at the Kitchen Arts Sale.

He can make jokes about his disability, but you can’t. Josh Blue, the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, performs his routine at the Comedy Connection.

The Japanese have loved elaborate costumes for centuries. Take a look back at the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibit on Japanese Kabuki Theater.

Instead of lamenting another rainy weekend, use it as an excuse to indulge. Cafe Fleuri’s Chocolate Bar is an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet with over 125 chocolate creations.

But save the chocolate bar until after you’ve picked up some new jeans at Habit’s Sale.

This weekend, you may finally get your big break. Surrogates, a new Bruce Willis movie, is casting extras for its Boston scenes. Be sure to bring a recent head shot with you.

After your meeting with movie producers, make like the star you are and head for an event. The Make-A-Wish Foundation Gala celebrates the children who benefit from the organization’s dedicated supporters.

YOOOOOOUK and the future Mrs. YOOOOOOUK host an event for the Sox first baseman’s Hits for Kids charity. This time, the organization is helping to furnish a room at Christopher’s Haven, which provides housing for children who are undergoing brain cancer treatment and their families.

Generally, we think it’s a little awkward to tag along on a date. But when the couple is Rialto chef de cuisine Carolyn Johnson and her boyfriend, Icarus chef de cuisine Bill Flumerfelt we’re happy to be the third wheel. Your Place and Mine teams the skills of the culinary couple as they create three-course, prix-fixe Sunday dinners.

Whenever we attend the Boston Antiques Weekend, we can’t help but imagine what treasure would fetch the most on Antiques Roadshow.

Rock ‘n’ Roll usually celebrates the excesses of the musicians who play it, but the Rock & Roll Supergroup Benefit Concert raises money for artists who are recovering from addiction and dealing with mental health issues.

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