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Things to do in Chicago this Friday

It's time to kick back, relax and get the weekend started. We've picked the best ways to spend your Friday night.

Photo: Martha Williams
Au Cheval

The work week has come to an end (for most of us) and the weekend is just getting started. Welcome to Friday, a day that is brimming with possibilities. If you just want to take it easy, you can stop by a bar for an after-work drink or a quick bite to eat. Looking for a way to blow off some steam? We recommend a concert or some theater. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

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