Around (Chi) Town: May Recap

Everything from Cinco hijinks to Playboy bunnies and Sarah "Barracuda" in the buff.

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Moshpix: The search for a sexy Sarah Palin look-a-like brought out a number of imitators to the Admiral Theatre in Chicago Thursday night -- gals channeling the bookish, hunter and beauty queen Palin vied for the crown and a $2,500 top prize. But this wasn't about making fun of the Republican rock star politician -- it was actually a fundraiser for the Tea Party.
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May 1: Kentucky came to Chicago with Ed and Jillian's Derby Day Bash.
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May 1: Nike threw a huge bash to celebrate the U.S. Men's Soccer team.
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May 1: Former Danity Kane group member Aubrey O'Day showed some new moves at Enclave.
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May 1: Lindsey S. was crowned the new Loop Rock Girl.
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May 2: The Freedom Expo provided the perfect networking opp for tattoos fiends, piercings piercing peers and lingerie models.
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May 3: Chicago gets first crack at MillerCoors pre-Prohibition beer.
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May 3: Chicago gets first crack at MillerCoors pre-Prohibition beer.
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Marcus Riley
May 5: In other Cinco news, we found three people willing to tackle Chicago's biggest chimichanga.
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May 6: The "Top Chef Tour" rolled through Chicago.
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May 7: We took a peek inside "The Vault," a new loungy spot in the West Loop.
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May 10: Word spreads quickly as sketches from Banksy -- a UK underground street artist -- start appearing in Chicago.
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May 12: The search kicks off to find One Man Chicago.
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Nolen James
May 13: Was this the Party of the Year!? Playboy's Bunny hunt takes over Ybar.
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May 13: The Admiral Theatre did an admirable job of trying to find a sexy Sarah Palin look-a-like.
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May 14: Crescendo transforms in the Mile High Club. Party of the Year?!
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Cindy Barrymore
May 14-17: Music industry heavyweights like Taylor Swift, Randy Jackson and Cindy Lauper kick it in Chicago for the NARM music convention.
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May 20: A posh crowd hits Vertigo for Chicago Scene's annual bash.
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May 20: Victoria's Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr blows through the Windy City.
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May 21: SUB 51 got extra freaky with a birthday bash for owner RJ Melman. Party of the Year?!
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Alex Matthews
May 22: Chicago designers pull out their hottest creations for a shot at reality TV glory.
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Marcus Riley
May 22: Guiliana Rancic provides the skinny on summer bikinis.
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May 22: The old Crobar nightclub reopens with a new "Vibe."
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Marcus Riley
May 25: Playboy hosts a two-day casting call at a downtown hotel looking for new "talent"
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Nolen James
May 25: The annual Bikini Ball proved that the two-piece isn't just for the beach or pool anymore.
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Cindy Barrymore
May 26: The new Karate Kid, his famous dad and a martial arts master work the red carpet in Chicago.
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Alex Matthews
May 26: Spring and summer looks took over the runway at the M.GO Fashion Show.
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May 27: Chicago women find unique ways to celebrate the premier of "Sex in the City 2."
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All month long: Chicago catches Blackhawks fever as Lord Stanley prepares to take residence in the Windy City.
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