03/28/2015 12:48 EDT | Updated 05/28/2015 05:59 EDT

5 weekend events in B.C.'s Lower Mainland, March 27-29

1. 68: The Show

This show is a re-creation of Elvis Presley’s comeback show in 1968. After making films for seven years, Elvis found his way back to the stage with a landmark TV special called “Elvis.” Elvis impersonator Eli Williams and the Memphis Sound take you back to that show from start to finish.

-     March 28

-     Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, Abbotsford


2. Easter Train in Stanley Park

You can hop aboard the Easter Train for a festive ride. Expect lots of Easter eggs and giant bunny rabbits on this family-friendly trip.

- March 28-29, April 1-6

- Stanley Park

3. Sonic Boom Festival

This annual festival celebrates contemporary classical music and features B.C. composers. The event showcases the Piano and Erhu Project, and brings musicians together for a master class and experts panel. You’ll get a chance to listen to opera, chamber music, and experimental performances.  

- To March 29

- The Orpheum

4. Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium

This three-day event is a gathering of swordplay enthusiasts who want to learn from experts. There are lots of opportunities to spar and get one-on-one coaching. Participants will also get a chance to sign up for workshops on footwork, and improving techniques on the rapier, longsword and dagger.

- March 27-29

- The Vancouver Masonic Centre

5. Portobello West Spring Market

It's a good place to look for unique gifts if you like locally-made jewelry, fashion and art — from Vancouver-made grizzly bear tea towels to handmade notebooks. You’ll also get good grub from food trucks and you can toe-tap to live music (also local of course)!

- March 28 and 29

- Creekside Community Recreation Centre