48 Hours of Freedom

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It’s the weekend. You can spend it carb-loading, or you can leave that to the runners. Here are some other suggestions for your precious two days of total freedom, prepared for you by Boston Daily.

Tonight
What is the deal with Jerry Seinfeld? Find out at the Wang Theater.

City Councilor Maureen Feeney’s Civic Summit sounds great, but we’re really excited for the Beer Summit. More than 66 breweries bring hundreds of brews to one convenient location.

It’s going to be a beautiful day on Saturday, so grab a new outfit tonight at Club Monaco, which has marked down its first spring shipment by as much as 50 percent.

It’s like the Price is Right, but tastier. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar hosts the High-Low Wine Dinner, which features two wines, one of which is half the price of the other. Come on down!


Saturday
If you feel inadequate standing next to sinewy runners, you may want to avoid the Hynes Convention Center this weekend. The John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo features more than 200 exhibitors peddling the latest in running gear to the packs of marathoners.

But you can always make yourself feel better by outrunning a kid. The BAA Relay Challenge brings Boston-area youngsters to the Marathon route to run relay races.

If your idea of athleticism involves getting on the dance floor, you’re in luck. Las Vegas favorite DJ Roonie G takes a break from the city of sin and spins at the Estate.

Happy Passover! Even if you don’t know kugel from matzah, you can still enjoy chef Todd Winer’s interpretation of traditional Passover cuisine at the Met Club.

Sunday
If you see our friend Carly Graytock, be sure to cheer her on! The 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the Women’s Marathon takes place on Sunday morning.

We may not be marathoners, but we sure do enjoy a nice plate of pasta. Join the thousands of runners at the Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner.

Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield will be there all evening. Try the veal. Pitching in for Kids features comedians Steve Sweeney and Tony V, and hopes to raise $350,000 for the foundation, which provides services to hospitalized kids around New England.

During this sports-heavy weekend, it’s easy to forget that Tuesday is Earth Day. Celebrate the planet with Animal Planet star Jeff Corwin, who speaks at the Franklin Park Zoo. You can also hear from local eco-friendly organizations and bring your old electronics to be recycled.

Monday
For those of you who have Patriot’s Day off, we’ve got a whole bunch of ideas for how to spend your long weekend. Don’t know where to watch the race? We’ve got an interactive map with all the best places to catch the action and post-marathon events.

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