48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it obsessing over the Celtics, 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.

This is the most severe case of cognitive dissonance we’ve experience since we learned John McCain gets down to ABBA. Tragedy: A Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees is at Bill’s Bar.

1213304795Tonight’s lineup of R.E.M., Modest Mouse, and the National is one of the few that will compel us to deal with Friday night traffic on the Expressway.

Any meal that involves squid ink is a good one. Rialto’s Argillae Wine Dinner pairs three Umbrian wines with a three-course meal from chef Jody Adams.

Nothing relaxes us like a good bargain. Stil has taken 30 percent off all spring collections.

Guitars aren’t just for rock and roll. Check out the other musical styles they are used for at Guitarfest 2008.

We love a gay Duck Boat! The Pride Parade 2008 winds through Boston, and ends with a day-long festival at City Hall Plaza.

Good standup returns to Boston. Chris Rock is in town on his No Apologies tour.

After this week’s warm spell, at least the contestants in the Miss Boston 2008 aren’t blindingly-pasty anymore. Cheer on your friends and jeer your enemies as the city’s most beautiful and talented women vie for the title.

Know what Dad really wants for Father’s Day? Hint: We bet you’ll find a lot of it at the Cape Cod Boat & Recreation Expo.

Once you realize you can’t afford to buy him a boat, you should still do something nice for your pops. Making a reservation for Smith and Wollensky’s Father’s Day prix fixe menu should do the trick.

The Red Sox are out of town, but you can still treat the father in your life to Baseball as America. This exhibit at the Museum of Science features loads of historical relics even older than your dad.

Or you can always put the old man through his paces. Swimmers line up along the banks of the Charles for the One Mile Swim. Yes, that Charles River.

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