48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it working on your shrine to Michael Phelps, 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 seems dangerous to have a blues show on a boat. What if concert-goers get so depressed they jump overboard? Take a Zoloft and check out Boston-based Ellis Paul as he performs on this week’s Rock and Blues Cruise.

We can’t tell you the title of tonight’s Free Friday Flick at the Hatch Shell. But it rhymes with boonies (and involves the truffle shuffle!) You’re welcome.

What’s better than riding bikes? Watching other people ride bikes! The Bicycle Film Festival continues at the Somerville Theater, with a post-movie celebration at Redbones.

The first week of the summer edition of Boston Restaurant Week winds down tonight.

As anyone who’s grown zucchini knows, there comes a point where you just can’t take any more of the stuff. We imagine this phenomenon is how the zucchini-throwing event at the Vermont State Zucchini Festival was invented.

You might be a redneck if. . . wait, wrong Southern comedian. Git-R-Done! Larry the Cable Guy performs at the Cape Cod Melody Tent.

It’s boot camp for hipsters and punk rockers. Bang Camaro Rock ‘n’ Roll Boot Camp brings together experts from all areas of the music biz to give aspiring bands tips on how to make it big.

The fair season is coming. Gather your over-sized produce and head to Rhode Island for the Washington County Fair.

Have all the NBC features on Chinese culture made you crave goose lips and egg rolls? Chinatown’s August Moon Festival features musical performances, martial arts displays, and lots of food.

Rock God Peter Gammons brings us Hot Stove, Cool Music: The Summer Sessions. Buddy Guy, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and others perform at this charity concert.

If only recycling our empties would yield us such rewards. Barneys Denim Promotion gives shoppers 20 percent off a new pair of jeans in exchange for their used blues.

Support budding thespians by seeing Beauty and the Beast. Students from seven high schools and six colleges perform the popular musical, and proceeds will help renovate the Trinity Catholic High School auditorium.

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