48 Hours of Freedom

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It’s the weekend. You can spend it waiting in line for a new iPhone, 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
Sometimes, you just want a beverage that is identified by its color, not its flavor. Fight your way through the crowd of sugar-craving kids to enjoy Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven.

History dorks rejoice—there’s a musical for you. Assassins is Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winning musical about the men who wanted to kill American presidents.

James Levine may be out for the summer, but the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s shows at Tanglewood must go on. Tonight, Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink leads the orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Pastoral.

The summer’s half over, and if you’re anything like us, you’re already sick of all your clothes. Why not keep the duds but change the look with some new accessories? Moxie has marked down select spring and summer bags and shoes by 20 to 70 percent.


Saturday
John Gonzalez will be the one rocking out to “She Works Hard for the Money.” Donna Summer returns to Boston for a show at the Bank of America Pavilion.

While we believe the Celtics Dancers are an insult to good taste and the late Red Auerbach, we know some of you dream of strutting your stuff on the Garden parquet. Now you can make the dream a reality at the Celtics Dancers auditions.

Who knew Revere Beach could ever be home to a work of art? Some of the country’s best sand artists converge on the beach for the New England Sand Sculpting Festival.

Even pooches enjoy the indulgence of a spa day. Bark & Bath at the Hotel Marlowe will give Fido a wash and blow-dry, along with dog-friendly snacks.

Sunday
Cambridge celebrates Bastille Day (or, as we call it, the French Fourth of July) with the Bastille Day Block Party. There will be music and dancing, along with French food from some of Boston’s best restaurants.

Everybody should have a great white shirt in their wardrobe. Especially when you can get one for 20 percent off at Maha Barsom.

With the airline industry in turmoil, we may soon have to rely on hot air balloons for our air transportation needs. A ride at the Hillsborough Balloon Festival will only set you back $175. We’re not sure if they’ll make you pay to check your luggage or not.

There’s nothing like a little Ani DiFranco to bring us back to all those painful, Earth-shattering college breakups.

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