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10/08/2010 02:19 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Weekend Events: "Boys Night Out," Country Music, Chicago Marathon And More

It's Friday and yet another gorgeous weekend in Chicago, so get out and take advantage of it because you know it won't last long. If you need some ideas of what to do let Huff Post Chicago help you out.

Denim Lounge's "Boys Night Out"
How do you motivate men to shop for clothes? Denim Lounge, a store just around the corner from the Hancock Building downtown, has come up with a pretty likely answer: delicious locally-brewed beer and lingerie-clad models. Tonight, October 8, from 6 - 8 p.m., Denim Lounge is hosting a "Boys Night Out." Denim Lounge is located at 43 E Oak St., Chicago, Ill. All merchandise, jeans included, is 25% off.

Chicago Country Music Festival
Calling all country music fans! The 20th annual Chicago Country Music Festival is taking place Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9 from 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be local and national artists performing throughout the weekend. The festival is at Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, Ill. Admission is FREE! Click here to check out the lineup.

Chicago VeganMania
Celebrate the food, fashion, commerce and community surrounding vegan culture at the 2nd annual Chicago VeganMania. This event takes place Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk St., Chicago, Ill. There will be cooking demos, local vegan restaurants present and vendors selling jewelry, candles and more.

"Richard Hunt: A Force Of Nature" Art Exhibition At Th!nkArt
If you have an appreciation for the arts, then this is something you don't want to miss. Th!nkArt international art gallery and policy salon is opening its doors to share and present a new exhibit, "Richard Hunt: A Force Of Nature." Hunt's work's imagery fuses art, architecture, and the environment. Don't miss your chance to meet the artist -- Hunt will be at the exhibit Friday evening. On Saturday there will be a special wine tasting at the gallery starting at 5:30 p.m. that you don't want to miss. Th!nkArt Salon is located at 1530 N. Paulina Street, Chicago, Ill.

Chicago Marathon
On your mark, get set, go! This Sunday the 33rd Chicago Marathon will take over many neighborhoods in the city. There are about 45,000 runners this year including last year's race winners. If you're not running the marathon, join the estimated 1.7 million spectators who are expected to line the course. To check out the course map, visit the Bank of America Chicago Marathon website.