48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it organizing your Netflix queue, 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.

Peter Frampton is in town to show us the way.

Disappointed you missed all the musical performances at the DNC? Head to Jordan Hall for the National Anthem Concert for the Obama Campaign. It’s no Michael McDonald, but it’ll have to do.

Class is in session at 606 Congress’s Friday Flight School. Chef Toby Hill and manager Sean Dutson act as professors, guiding diners through wine or beer samples, paired with seasonal bites.

Planning a wedding? Be sure to RSVP for the Lela Rose Trunk Show at Tulle. The store will give brides-to-be a sneak peek at the designer’s fall 2009 collection.

The largest fair in the Northeast is in full swing this weekend. The Big E features musical performances, agriculture exhibits, and a circus. And don’t forget to try the fried Oreos. They’re tasty.

If ag fairs are less your thing and you prefer your cows in bag or shoe form, try Boston Fashion Week. From the L.A.M Hair and Makeup Fashion Show to the Fashion Prep Talk, there’s plenty to keep the style-minded busy.

Ink veterans and first-timers can all enjoy the Boston Tattoo Convention. Dozens of the country’s best artists will be available for appointments. Also lending their talents to the affair will be the Boston Babydolls, who, chances are, will be happy to show you all their tattoos.

If tats and burlesque are a little too hardcore for your liking, there’s the dulcet tunes at the Boston Folk Festival.

Usually, Allston’s street entertainment consists of hobos and drunk college kids. But the neighborhood hosts a variety of musical acts, street vendors, and an international food court for the Allston Village Street Fair.

Once you’re done in Allston, head over to Christopher Columbus Park for the Boston Arts Festival. Local artists will be selling their work, musicians will perform, and there will even be dancers from Boston Ballet.

33 turns six, and the whole block gets to celebrate. The 33 Restaurant and Lounge Block Party features snacks, drinks, and music from DJ Soul clap.

It’s the one time you won’t mind a drizzly day on the islands. The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival wraps up on Sunday.

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