48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it obsessively checking your phone to discover the identity of Barack Obama’s running mate, 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.

All good things must come to an end. Boston Restaurant Week winds down tonight.

It’s like OzzFest, but created by that guy who made babies with Pamela Anderson. CrueFest features Mötley Crüe, Papa Roach, and other hard rock acts.

TMI alert! We’re suddenly regretting going with the boring cotton briefs. Fancee Panties returns to Boston for two more shows.

DJ Vice brings a taste of Vegas to Boylston Street for Gypsy Bar’s Friday night DJ series.

We hate Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long,” a bastardized version of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” which we love deeply. Maybe we’ll just demand to hear “Free Bird” as Rock performs his latest hit.

How did all this beer get in a wine gallery? Brookline’s Wine Gallery offers free samples of suds from several New England breweries at Free Beer Mess.

Elaborate costumes and steel drums? We’re there. The Caribbean Carnival features the traditions and street celebrations of the African people who were freed from captivity.

Potatoes, as far as the eye can see. Head to Presque Isle, Maine for the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest.

You know summer is winding down when the Boston Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Tanglewood closes for the season with its traditional All-Beethoven Weekend.

As if you didn’t envy your dog already for being able to nap on the couch while you toil away at the office. This weekend, Fido can get a rub-down from a Patriots cheerleader at Paw Wash.

Local food enthusiasts will love the Farm to Fork Dinner. Diners work up an appetite by touring the vegetable gardens on the 150-acre farm, discussing organic gardening techniques, and taking in a cooking demonstration.

Baseball goes old-school at the Vintage Baseball All-Star Games. The best players from the Essex Base Ball Club, the Lynn Live Oaks, the Boston Beaneaters, and the Fitchburg Rollstones battle it out on George’s Island.

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