03/06/2015 10:02 EST | Updated 05/06/2015 05:59 EDT

5 weekend events in B.C.'s Lower Mainland, March 6-8

It's shaping up to be a beautiful weekend — a great opportunity to go for a drive, explore new art on the North Shore, take a hike — or read on for more ideas.

1. Britannia Mine Museum Science of Metals Exhibit

If you've got kids on March break, head up the Sea to Sky and check out the science of metals exhibit. It's an interactive look at the properties o​f​ metals, and how they've been used in different ways by society, down the centuries.

There's also an environmental element to the show, which focuses on what might happen when these non-renewable resources are gone.

- March 7 - Aug. 31

- Britannia Mine Museum

​2. CelticFest Vancouver

We're counting down to St. Patrick's Day and this weekend there are a couple of great shows that are part of CelticFest Vancouver. First a tribute to the legendary band The Pogues, with local artists including Shane's Teeth, C.R. Avery, Babe Gurr, and Dustin Bentall.

You can also go to the Billy Bishop Legion and the Roadhouse for a play called The Weir. The plot goes something like this: a Dublin woman walks into a bar filled with men… and they try to entertain her with ghost stories that take a dark turn. 

- March 6-17

- Various venues

​3. Vancouver Ukulele Festival

Maybe it's just us, but it feels like the ukulele is seeing a resurgence in popularity. Starting Friday night, there are workshops on how to play jazz and blues on the uke, plus fingerstyle, and chord melody playing.

The lineup includes two concerts as well. How can you go wrong with lots of ukulele lovers and players gathering in one place? Last year's festival was sold out.

- March 7-9

- Croatian Cultural Hall and St. James Hall

4. The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too!

Abbotsford International Airport celebrates women flying in the sky this weekend. Girls and women can fly with female pilots for free, and astronaut and retired U.S. Navy helicopter pilot Wendy Lawrence will be there to tell stories about her career. 

- March 7-8

- Abbotsford International Airport

5. North Shore Art Crawl

Peruse art from more than 400 artists in their studio space. From oil paintings to textiles to photography, you'll find whatever kind of art you fancy, in studios that stretch from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay. There will also be sandblasting art demos, lampworking, and a wearable art fashion show.

- March 7-8

- Various venues