48 Hours of Freedom


It’s the weekend. You can spend it catching up on the sleep you missed during the NBA Finals, 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.

Tonight
It’s our two favorite things in life (barbecue and Dave Andelman) in a sand-covered City Hall Plaza. The Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party features some of the country’s best pitmasters, live music, and lots of purple-clad diners.


ZOMG, IT’S THE JONAS BROTHERS!!!! The tween superstars’ debut movie, Camp Rock, premieres at the Dedham Health and Athletic Complex tonight, with a pre-screening pool party. In related news, we have never felt as old as we do right now.

Now this is more like it. Blondie’s Parallel Lines tour stops at the Cape Cod Melody Tent. The tide is high, but we’re still holding on to our epic crush on Debbie Harry.

The good news? Summer officially starts today. The bad news? The days will start getting shorter tomorrow. Enjoy the warmth while it lasts at the SummersDay Revels.

Saturday
A wise man once said, “Mmm. Beer.” This sums up our opinion of the American Craft Beer Festival.

It’s the one time you’ll ever watch late-night king Jay Leno while not lying in bed. The local boy comes back for a stand-up show in Lowell.

The weak economy may have forced you to get most of your clothes from chain stores. Make the look your own by checking out Boston-based designer Jenn Sherr’s funky accessories at Turtle this weekend.

Do you think C-SPAN would be more entertaining if it had a few musical numbers? If so, you can fulfill your dream by checking out Capitol Steps. This group of former senate staffers satirize their old bosses with numbers like “The Impossible Dean” and “Cheney and the Jets.”

Sunday
Stevie Nicks is still twirling in her gypsy-inspired attire after all these years. She performs songs from Fleetwood Mac and her solo career at her show on Sunday.

But Nicks isn’t the only Stevie in town. Stevie Wonder plays Great Woods Tweeter Comcast Center.

You don’t have to wait for Chinese New Year for a great time in Chinatown. The neighborhood’s Main Street Festival brings lion dancers and great food to the streets.

The forecast says it’s going to be rainy on Sunday, so it’s a perfect time to check out the Museum of Fine Arts. And, as a bonus, admission to all the museum’s galleries, exhibitions, and activities are free for Community Day.

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