Holiday celebrations will overlap this weekend as Rock City continues its St. Patrick's Day festival and Hamilton Place welcomes the Easter Bunny. Here's a look at what to put on your agenda.
* Shamrock City: Rock City will bookend the St. Patrick's Day holiday with the final weekend of Shamrock City on Saturday and Sunday. This Irish celebration features Irish food, specialty beer from Chattanooga Brewing Co., Irish dancing performances, Suffolk sheep, a miniature Scottish Highland cow and High Falls flowing green.
Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $26.95 for adults, $14.95 for children 3-12. Add on $16 for a Shamrock Supper 'n Show, featuring an exclusive Irish menu and Irish band performance by The Molly Maguires on Saturday and Olta on Sunday. Reserve tickets at seerockcity.com.
* Easter Bunny: Hamilton Place will welcome the Easter Bunny for photos starting Friday. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sundays through April 3. Reservations are not required but are strongly encouraged as time slots are limited and walk-up visits will be available only as space permits. Face masks are required for children 2 and older as well as adults (face masks may be removed for the photo). Photo packages start at $35. Find out more at hamiltonplace.com.
Northgate Mall will not have a bunny on site, but is offering virtual photos. For $20, you can upload personal images of family, friends and pets, past or present, to appear in the holiday greetings. Find out more at visitnorthgatemall.com.
* "Walls for Women": At 7 p.m. CDT Saturday, Tullahoma-based filmmaker Colin Shuran, 18, will debut his new documentary about a large-scale art project of the same name in which the nonprofit agency DMA-events contracted 14 female artists to paint murals in seven cities across Tennessee as a tribute to the women's suffrage movement.
The global premiere will be screened via an online service. Cost is $12 per household, plus a $3 fee. The film will be available for multiple viewings over five hours. Purchase access through his website, colinshuran.com.
* South Bound Lecture: Local author Rita Lorraine Hubbard will be the next author in this Southern Lit Alliance virtual series at 6 p.m. March 18. Hubbard will discuss her craft and the variety of books she has published, including "African Americans in Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes" and the children's books "The Oldest Student" and "Hammering for Freedom." The Zoom link is free, but donations are suggested. Register at southernlitalliance.org.
* Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., this weekend will open its first youth production in more than a year, an original adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" by director Scott Dunlap. Like the book, the play follows the adventures of a group of animal friends in the English countryside.
Showtime is at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays through March 28. Tickets are $10-$13. Purchase from the box office at 423-267-8534 or online at TheatreCentre.com. Masks are required.
* Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present Dvorak's String Serenade at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain. The performance also will include two works for clarinet and bassoon by Poulenc and Beethoven. Tickets are $25 (only a $10 livestream option is available Thursday). Learn more at ChattanoogaSymphony.org.
* The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., will host country singer/songwriter Matt Stell, known for the hit "I Prayed for You," at 8 p.m. Saturday. Teddy Robb will open the show. Tickets are $25-$40. Purchase at thesignaltn.com.
* The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn., will present shows by Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke at 7 p.m. CDT Friday and Saturday in the above-ground amphitheater. Tickets are $60-$80 for either night, $120-$160 for both nights. Find out more at thecaverns.com/shows.
* Chautauqua Lecture Series: The fifth installment of this virtual series presented by the Humanities and Fine Arts Division of Chattanooga State Community College is at 2 p.m. Thursday. The topic is "Exploring Middle Eastern Literature: A Cultural Celebration" by professor De'Lara Stephens and assistant professor Mollee Shannon. Sign up for the free Zoom link at eventbrite.com.
Contact Lisa Denton at email@example.com or 423-757-6281.