MAKE SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF: You like doing things with your hands? Then do we have weekend plans for you. The annual Maker Faire comes back to the San Mateo Fairgrounds, 2495 South Delaware St., in San Mateo on Saturday and Sunday. The world's largest do-it-yourself festival wants you to create, invent, recycle and do just about anything else you can think of involving arts and crafts and your creativity. The event starts at 10 a.m. on both days.
NO iPOD NECESSARY: The Mezzanine is one of the best places to see a show in the city. And naturally when a band like Sila and the Afrofunk Experience plans a CD Release Party at the Mezzanine we're all over it. The Bay Area based funk band with its Kenyan-born front man will take the stage from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., in San Francisco on both Saturday and Sunday to play tracks from their new album.
HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Dane Cook likes to think he is a ladies man, so do him a favor and play along. After all he will be trying to entertain you this Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Arena Green, 438 Coleman Ave., in San Jose, and he is actually quite funny on stage. It's not fair to judge a man based on "Good Luck Chuck" alone.
GOING ON DESPITE THE MAN: The DNA Lounge could use a little love these days. Another one of the city's best places to see a show will host its Battle of the Bands series. The competition pits a group of local bands fighting for the loudest ovation from the crowd. The show kicks off at the DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., in San Francisco Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
FAST CARS FOR EVERYONE: Car racing is not just for rednecks anymore. Especially when the Wine Country Classic combines fine drinks with vintage cars. Of course the adult beverages are not for the drivers. Infineon Raceway in Sonoma will be filled with classic cars, ranging from 1969 Camaros to classic Ford Mustangs, roaring around the track. For more information or tickets visit Ticketmaster's Web site.