Around (Chi)Town: November Recap

Club openings, fashion shows, celeb appearances and holiday happenings.

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Francis Son
2/21
Marc Henderson
West Loop's Palace Nightclub celebrated its soft opening.
3/21
TELEMUNDO LOCAL
The Museum of Contemporary Art's popular First Fridays series took on a Bollywood flavor.
4/21
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Reality and rock star Bret Michaels got performed a frenzied set for his Chicago fans at Joe's Sports Bar.
5/21
NBC 6 South Florida
'80s R&B heartthrob El DeBarge continued his comeback trek with a stop at The Shrine.
6/21
Francis Son
New nightclub 8Fifty8 held its grand opening with celebrity DJs Samantha Ronson and Mr. Best.
7/21
Marcus Riley
Hundreds lined up for a chance to meet Kid Cudi when he hit Bucktown's RSVP Gallery.
8/21
Marc Henderson
Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije was all smiles at his surprise birthday bash and the grand opening for Hearts nightclub.
9/21
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Ricky Martin created a mini-frenzy when he hit the Lincoln Park Borders Books to sign copies of his new autobiography.
10/21
EFE
Latino Fashion Week closed out with a glamorous show at Wicker Park's new Mercedes Benz dealership.
11/21
TELEMUNDO
Superstar chefs like Graham Elliot were in the house at Food & Wine magazine's Entertaining Showcase at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
12/21
Marc Henderson
Market Bar unveiled Let Lounge, a 2,500 square foot table tennis emporium located inside the West Loop hot spot's rectractable-roofed beer garden.
13/21
Phil Nwafor
The Necessary Taboos show showcased 17 cutting-edge designers who created wearable art representing socially forbidden topics.
14/21
Metro
The Fourth Annual Remix the Runway show hit Millenium Park's Harris Theater.
15/21
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Chicago's holiday season unofficially kicked off with the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival.
16/21
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Some of Chicago's most stylish men -- and the women who love them -- converged at Fletcher Jones Audi recently to celebrate the launch of the fall edition of CS Magazine's Men's Book.
17/21
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Lupe Fiasco felt the hometown love when he popped by the South Side shoe emporium PHLI for a meet and greet with his fans.
18/21
Cindy Barrymore
More than 134 kids at the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls received a Thanksgiving dinner they'll never forget, served up by celebs such as Bears tight end Greg Olsen and former "Apprentice" winner Bill Rancic.
19/21
Nina Pagano
Popular Wicker Park emporium Big Star celebrated its first year in business with an anniversary party.
20/21
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Chicago singer Jeremih brought his "Birthday Sex" vibe to the Black Wednesday crowd at Enclave.
21/21
Marcus Riley
Ellen DeGeneres held her Chicago fans in suspense for a day via Twitter before giving away $10,000 to a local family at Millenium Park.
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