48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it organizing your underwear drawer, 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.

What a short, strange trip it was for Jerry Garcia. Celebrate what would have been the Grateful Dead frontman’s 66th birthday at the Hard Rock Cafe. It’ll be a good time, in that tie-dye and cover band kind of way.

Dane Cook isn’t the only hugely popular stand-up comic left. Carlos Mencia performs at the Cape Cod Melody Tent.

It’s the first night of the Jason Bay era as the Sox take on the Oakland Athletics at Fenway.

Why should brides have all the fun at the Carolina Herrera Trunk Show? Tulle displays a selection of special occasion dresses for M.O.Bs (that’s Mother of the Brides) during its Mother of the Occasion event.

Motorcycles and domestic violence fundraisers don’t usually go together like peanut butter and Fluff, but Jane Doe Inc. is the beneficiary of Serenity’s Run, a police-escorted motorcycle ride.

We love a bi-annual sale. Ruby Door has reduced some of its fine jewelry and handbags by as much as 75 percent.

Sea? Food! Head down to scenic Charlestown, Rhode Island, for its annual Seafood Festival.

We still can’t believe that Manny Ramirez is part of Red Sox history, so we’ll take comfort in talking about players who are long gone. Former Globie Leigh Montville discusses Babe Ruth and Ted Williams at the Museum of Science.

Boston’s new vocalist gives middle-aged fat guys with rock and roll fantasies hope. See if Tommy DeCarlo can fill the late Brad Delp’s shoes as Boston and Styx rock the Comcast Center.

Who knew Vermont was so good at keeping it fresh? The Vermont Fresh Network Forum celebrates the close relationship between the state’s farmers and chefs with seminars and tasty dishes.

All the men and women are merely players, and they’re decamping Boston for Springfield. Shakespeare on the Common ends tonight.

Parting is such sweet sorrow. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale also ends today.

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