RAVENSWOOD — It's going to be a gorgeous weekend.
Or is it?
At the annual Biggest Liars Contest, Chicago storytellers will compete for the Hogwashe Cup in a verbal battle of fibs, tall tales and untruths, 7 p.m., Saturday, at Ravenswood United Church of Christ, 2050 W. Pensacola Ave.
In Irving Park, techies, crafters, tinkerers and all manner of do-it-yourselfers will gather at Saturday's Mini Maker Faire, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee Ave. The suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12.
The fair is a place for people to show what they're making, doing and learning, from butter churning to robotics, 3-D printing to lockpicking. Sure to be a highlight: the Adler Planetarium is bringing a giant planetarium dome.
North Mayfair residents are invited to a "call to action" hosted by the North Mayfair Improvement Association, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Gompers Park fieldhouse, 4222 W. Foster Ave.
Earlier this year, NMIA identified several areas of focus to ensure the future health of the community: green living, parks, schools, public safety, and more. Now the group is looking for volunteers to help put those plans into action. Find out how you can get involved at Saturday's gathering.
The Old Town School of Folk Music is celebrating the legacy of the late Pete Seeger — who would have turned 95 on Saturday — with a weekend's worth of events including Friday's Seeger singalong, family barn dance and screening of the documentary "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song."
The complete schedule for Friday through Sunday can be found online.
The Kentucky Derby is as good a reason as any for a pub crawl. Join Roscoe Village Neighbors, 2:30-7 p.m., Saturday, with stops at the Village Tap, Commonwealth Tavern, Riverview Tavern and Four Treys Tavern.
Derby attire — huge hats for the ladies, pastel suits for the gents — is encouraged but not required. Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door, with proceeds to benefit Common Pantry.
Get a jump start on Mother's Day at the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association's Fine Craft Fair, noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace St. Shop for handmade items like jewelry, ceramics and textiles — all crafted by local artists.