48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it stocking up on burgers and beers for next weekend, 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.

It’s not to late to whip it, whip it good. Eighties favorite Devo performs at the Bank of America Pavilion tonight.

Have you ever longed to catch a glimpse of your favorite chef’s gams? Indulge your eyes and your taste buds at Chefs in Shorts, which benefits the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Who says the wedding dress of your dreams can’t be affordable? Check out Priscilla of Boston’s one-day Blowout Sample Sale.

After today’s muggy weather, you’ll probably want to cool off. Instead of a run through the sprinkler, try When It’s Hot, It’s Cole, a celebration of the songs of Cole Porter.

Gentlemen, do you love nothing more than a popped collar? Have you no shame? If so, auditions are being held for Bromance, a Ryan Seacrest reality show that will bring together frat boys to roll in Brody Jenner’s entourage.

Hopefully the media trucks clear out in time for Gloucester’s Buona Fiesta, the town’s annual celebration of St. Peter. Come for the food and carnival, but stay for the greasy pole contest.

Break out the flannel and Starbucks. Pearl Jam brings their grunge sound to the Comcast Center.

Ben and Jerry’s ice cream isn’t the only comforting item you can pick up in Vermont this weekend. The Vermont Quilt Festival features the work of 82 vendors, as well as an exhibit of Depression-era quilts (trust us, nothing is more comforting during a financial crisis than a quilt).

Do African cultures have the equivalent of a bad bridesmaid dress? Find out at the Peabody Essex Museum’s Wedded Bliss, the Marriage of Art and Ceremony. The exhibit has over 130 wedding-related objects from around the world.

Yes, it’s really named Little Compton. Some of the area’s best female chefs make the trek to the scenic Rhode Island town for Women Chefs Celebrate Summer.

Judy Garland may no longer be with us, but that doesn’t mean she can’t perform. The Boston Pops will accompany historic footage of the icon’s performances.

Speaking of dead legends, head to Newton to check out the artwork of John Lennon.

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