48 Hours of Freedom


It’s the weekend. You can spend it desperately searching for someone to install your air conditioner, or you can get out and enjoy it. Here are some other suggestions for your precious days of total freedom, prepared for you by Boston Daily.

Friday
We still treasure our autographed copy of Fudge. The great children’s writer Judy Blume is in town for a Q&A to benefit Newton’s John Ward Elementary School.

Just to clear up any confusion—Yankees reliever Kyle Farnsworth does not own an art museum. The Grand Tasting Reception at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine brings Vacationland’s best chefs, food, and wine together for a delicious evening.

We hear that this weekend will bring a heatwave. Escape the city heat without filling your gas tank by taking a spin around Boston Harbor for a Boat Cruise that benefits the Ellis Memorial and Eldredge House.

The price of gold has gone through the roof, so now is the time to cash in. Adamas Fine Jewelry will pay you for your unwanted gold jewelry and will give you 10 percent off any new items you fall in love with while you’re there.


Saturday
You can park yourself in front of a box fan and crack open a bottle of Harpoon, but that isn’t as much fun as the Harpoon Summer Session. Head down to the waterfront to hear some of Boston’s best bands while sampling a wide variety of beer on tap.

It makes perfect sense that something called the OddVille Review will be held at Emerson College’s theater. The national tour kicks off in Boston tonight, the city where Vaudeville got its start.

We’d love a show called America’s Next Top Preggers Model. Get a taste of what that would be like as models show off the hottest maternity wear at the Isabella Oliver Fashion Show.

Country music has gotten a whole lot prettier since the days of Johnny Cash. We’ll let you decide if that’s a good thing or not. Tim McGraw plays Great Woods Tweeter Comcast Center.

Sunday
Usually when Bostonians are rooting on locals in New York, the only available food are hot dogs and Cracker Jacks. The James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony takes place on Sunday in the Big Apple, and several of our favorite chefs are up for prizes.

You can try to make it home with one headlight, but the cops tend to frown on that. Jakob Dylan plays the Paradise.

Movie buffs with a short attention span will like the Baker Street Film Maker’s Showcase. Local moviemakers submitted shorts, and you get to vote for your favorite.

If you can’t wait for fall’s Head of the Charles boat race, head to Cambridge to check out the Dragon Boat Festival.

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