Weekend: Alpine Days and Nights


SKI BUNNIES: Crossing Tavern and Grill hosts an Apres Ski Party on Saturday afternoon. A costume contest will be held for the cheesiest ski gear and opportunties to win raffle prizes. $30 gets you an open bar from 1-4 p.m. and portions of the proceeds benefit the S.O.S. Children's Villages of Illinois. Keep your ski gear on and head over to Faith & Whiskey from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. for its "Awesome 80s Aspen Ski Lodge Party," where you'll also find a costume contest, DJ tunes and ski-themed movies on the big screens.

DANCE OFF! See who can shake it the best at the annual Queen of Samba Contest at Logan Square Auditorium on Saturday hosted by Chicago Samba. Cash prizes will be given out for the best female Samba dancers, and if you don't want to participate, trust us, this is just as much fun to watch. 10 p.m., 2539 North Kedzie

SCHOOL'S OUT: Be the first to experience the newest addition to the Gold Coast nightlife scene tonight with the grand opening of Detention, which claims to be the first venue on the popular strip near Division and State Street to offer a high-end nightclub experience. Detention takes over the old Bar Chicago space at 9 W Division Street and offers music every night, VIP areas with bottle service and a staff dressed in school girl uniforms, which we're assuming, or hoping, will be all female.

SEX YOU UP: Hit The Burlington Sunday night for the Sunday Night Sex Show. Allen Makere and Robyn Pennacchia answer your love life questions and host humorous, sex-themed readings by local writers. Also includes trivia games and prizes and a cash bar. 7:30 p.m., 3425 West Fullerton Ave,

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