48 Hours of Freedom

It’s the weekend. You can spend it lamenting the fact you don’t get Columbus Day off, 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.

Trouble been doggin’ our souls since the bottom fell out of the American economy. According to the lyrics of Ray LaMontagne’sTrouble“, we’ll be saved by a woman. Hillary Clinton supporters everywhere say “We told you so.”

And to think we stopped making art from everyday objects back in elementary school. Tara Donovan’s ICA Exhibit is now open.

Are you immune to pennant fever? The ALCS isn’t the only display of athleticism in town tonight. Night of Stars: Boston Ballet’s Gala Performance rings in the new season with performances by principal dancers from the New York City Ballet and our city’s talented ballerinas.

Sorry, we only take medical care from humans. Dr. Dog rocks the Middle East.

We’re still not over missing Lilith Fair because we couldn’t get the day off in 1999. Finally, we’ll get our chance to catch ’90s chick-rock goddess Sarah McLachlan (as well as Jordin Sparks, Bryan Adams, and others) at Mix Fest 2008.

Sisters are Tweeting for themselves. BlogHer’s Reach Out Tour stops in Boston to give female bloggers a chance to network and learn from the experts.

Feel good without breaking the bank at Wellness @ the Beauty Cafe. The Burlington boutique offers complimentary yoga from luluemon, skincare consultations, and mini make-up applications from Bare Escentuals.

We did not know deep fried garlic existed. After we sample it at the Garlic and Harvest Festival in Bethlehem, CT, we think we can die happy.

Yeah, we like poetry. What’s it to ya? Iamb-lovers and free-verse proponents alike gather in Lowell for the first-ever Massachusetts Poetry Festival.

True story—on the night the Red Sox won the final game of the 2004 World Series, we spent most of the game listening to David Sedaris at Symphony Hall. Hopefully this unwitting good luck charm can work his magic for the home team during the ALCS.

Are your friends sick of hearing you pontificate about the election? Perhaps you should check out The Fireplace’s Speak Up or Button Up. Bellicose diners will have one minute to hold forth on a political issue. Just be sure you don’t refer to your competitor as “that one.”

The leaves aren’t even off the trees yet, but it’s time to think spring. Stuart Weitzman hosts an exclusive Spring Trunk Show, and customers are welcome to pre-order their favorite looks.

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