48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it wondering where in the hell your summer went, 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.

Get out your lederhosen and party like it’s late September in Bavaria. Sam Adams Octoberfest kicks off tonight with musical performances, four kinds of beer, and special guest speaker Jim Koch.

There’s nothing better than getting beauty tips from the woman who created the products you love. Fresh founder Alina Roytberg gives Sephora customers advice on how to use her line of luxurious products.

The Liberty Hotel is much more sophisticated than most 1-year-olds we know. The swank spot opened a year ago today, and Clink celebrates the occasion with $9 cocktails and $5 appetizers all month long.

Indie rockers the Silver Jews make a rare stop in Boston tonight. Catch them while you can.

What’s better than free samples? Free locally-produced samples. The Local Food Artisans Market brings some of New England’s best food artisans under one roof.

Animal Planet host Jeff Corwin returns to historical reenactment roots for A Rare Affair. The event, which will be held at Plimoth Plantation, raises money for the Rare Breeds Animal Program.

Hurricanes are one of the risks of island life. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band’s performance at the Comcast Center has been moved up to 3 p.m. to accommodate the remnants of Hanna.

Peel your kid away from the television and bring him or her to the Boston Globe Children’s Book Festival. Youngsters will love all the book-related activities, and adults will enjoy the charms of ’90s pop cutie Lisa Loeb.

Antique lovers, kitsch collectors, and fashionistas take note—the Brimfield Antique Show ends today.

Prepare for a cute overload on the Common. The MSPCA-Angell Walk for Animals brings pet-lovers together to raise funds to help the 250,000 animals the MSPCA helps every year.

Tea sommelier Cynthia Gold steeps a variety of exotic teas for the Park Plaza’s Sri Lankan Tea for Tsunami Relief tasting.

In Switzerland, it’s not unusual for people to take a dip in urban waterways during the summer months. But this is Boston, and we still can’t wrap our minds around the idea of cannonballing into the Charles. ThinkSwiss hopes to change our mind with Swiss Beach Day. There will be exhibits and activities educating us on why we should love swimming in that dirty water.

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