48 (72) Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it sleeping until noon, or you can enjoy it by napping on the beach. Here are some other suggestions for your precious two three days of total freedom, prepared for you by Boston Daily.

Figawi Race Weekend is so much fun Ted Kennedy is fighting for his right to sail. Thousands of sailors will race between Hyannis and Nantucket, and there are parties galore.

While you’re down that way, check out Lure’s Spring Launch Dinner.

If tickets to the new Indiana Jones movie are sold out, you can always catch some of the magic at Symphony Hall. Conductor Laureate John Williams performs selections from the movie’s score with the Boston Pops.

You’ve got three whole days to recover, so no going home and crashing on the couch. Acclaimed DJ Armin Van Buuren spins at the Estate tonight.

The problem with most cooking lessons is that the good smells make us so hungry we can barely pay attention to the instructor. Sel de la Terre knows this, and gives aspiring chefs a 3-course brunch during its Saturday Afternoon Cooking with Class.

The Red Sox and the Celtics aren’t in town this weekend, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t live sports around. The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Finals take place at Gillette Stadium.

Hey, everybody, free Cake! While we may not mean the delicious baked treat, we’re still excited to see the headliner at WBOS Earthfest. Cracker, English Beat, the BoDeans, and several local bands will also perform.

We used to loathe antiquing when our mom made us go. Now we understand the thrill of finding a unique vase or piece of art. The Topsfield Antiques Market features 150 dealers in one convenient location.

Yesterday you bought something old, now you can find something new. The Paradise City Arts Festival brings together more than 250 independent artists.

We usually run to forget our troubles, but we can change our thinking for Boston’s Run to Remember. Cheer on the thousands of runners who honor the memory of the city’s men and women who were killed in the line of duty.

Arthur’s Nose, the first book in the wildly popular series by Marc Brown, was first published in 1976, so we think he might be lying about his age. Bring the young’uns out to the Children’s Museum to celebrate Arthur’s 8th Birthday.

He’s the one-man version of your favorite celebrity gossip magazine. Ennio! features the talents of quick-change arist Ennio Marchetto.

When was the last time you had a complimentary cheese tasting at Fenway Park? The Pawtucket Red Sox hosts the Cabot Creamery-sponsored PawSox Fun Fest during its game against the minor league Yankees.

The Central Square Farmer’s Market returns with locally-grown produce and delicious baked goods.

Start the short week off in style by picking up a discounted bauble at LAZULI’s Showroom Blowout.

Admission to the Museum of Fine Arts is free on Monday, so what better time to check out the work of Spanish artist Antonio López García?

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