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Posted on Thu, Apr 5, 2012 : 5:02 p.m.

Ralph Stanley hits the Ark; many others will hit something else at Hash Bash

By Ann Dwyer


Hash Bash returns the University of Michigan Diag on Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys will be at the Ark on Friday. 8 p.m. Stanley is the the last survivor of the group of giants who created bluegrass music. His voice has a stark urgency rooted in a time when a short life of trouble was the common lot, and when storytelling songs and laments had the grandeur of tragedy. $35. The Ark is at 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-761-1800.


Head to the "Mix Marketplace" for handmade and artisanal goods at Mix of Ypsilanti. Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. There will be live music, a coffee bar hosted by Ugly Mug Coffee and a rotating collection of vendors selling a wide variety of foods, vintage and antique wares and handmade goods. Free admission. Mix is at 130 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-961-8704.


The "Annual Easter Eggstravaganza" will be held Saturday at Community Park in Dexter. 10 a.m. They will have an Easter egg scramble, photos with the Easter bunny, live bunnies and face painting. $2 in advance. $3 the day of the event. The park is on Ryan Drive, north of Busch's and the LaFontaine dealership.


The Ann Arbor Jaycees will hold their "Spring Eggstravaganza and Easter Egg Scramble" at Southeast Area Park on Saturday. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Activities will include games, pictures with the Easter Bunny, dancing, face painting and egg hunts where children can exchange their collected eggs for candy. The event is free but donations will be collected to benefit the American Cancer Society. The park is at 1351 E. Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor.


What's that smell? "Hash Bash" returns on Saturday. The official Bash runs noon to 1:30 p.m. on the Diag. Free. There will also be a party with John Sinclair and the Macpodz at the Blind Pig (208 S. First St, Ann Arbor) at 8 p.m. Ages 18 and over. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.



Sat, Apr 7, 2012 : 7:51 p.m.

Sounds like some of you need to learn how to relax! There are bigger fish to fry than tearing apart someone's clever headline, which has everything to do with the events of this weekend. Sheesh.

James J. Gould

Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 4:37 p.m.

How obscene! To put the famous Ralph Stanley in with a bunch of juvenile idiots. The man is correct about the ARK having outgrown the tiny space they have. Ann Arbor should be proud enough to find them a much better place so more people could enjoy the fame they have brought to our city.

Ann Dwyer

Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 5 p.m.

If it helps, Ralph Stanley is tonight. Hash Bash is Saturday. If you're talking about the headline, those are the two biggest events this week so that's why they're placed together.

Monica R-W

Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 7:49 a.m.

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Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 12:51 a.m.

Oh please!


Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 12:44 a.m.

I thought smoking was no longer allowed on the Diag.


Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 8:05 p.m.

somehow i find it hard to imagine that they'll be able to have enough police to enforce that rule.


Thu, Apr 5, 2012 : 11:58 p.m.

"Something else"? Could be advocating illegal behavior? You did more with one mildly clever headline than anybody else could in the comment section, and even while violating your editorial guidelines! Well played

Angry Moderate

Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 3 a.m.

Saying that someone else "will" do something is advocating it?

Usual Suspect

Thu, Apr 5, 2012 : 10:26 p.m.

"Ralph Stanley hits the Ark; many others will hit something else at Hash Bash" Not only unfunny but unprofessional. Nice job,


Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 8:06 p.m.

maybe if you venture down to the diag on saturday that might help you find the joke funny.

Jimmy McNulty

Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 10:32 a.m.

@Usual Suspect, what ARE they going to hit there? The books?


Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 1:47 a.m.

C'mon! Are we all supposed to act like no one knows what "Hash Bash" is about? So much grief over a little joke, jeez.


Thu, Apr 5, 2012 : 10:17 p.m.

Ark performance ? Great! Another obnoxious line taking up the sidewalk and blocking businesses and compromising safety again! Yay! I can hardly wait. Let's not talk about the businesses that are blocked and the issue if there is really an emergency. Nope. Lets let Mr. Postema and Community Standards throw code out the window for the Ark. Because the this concert venue which outgrew its space years ago is more important than other businesses in the block as well as publIc safety. Right Mayor Hieftje?

Ron Granger

Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 1:42 a.m.

Have you heard of any stabbings at the ark? Assaults? Liquor offenses? I'll bet not. Some businesses have those types of issues.

Usual Suspect

Thu, Apr 5, 2012 : 10:28 p.m.

It will be OK because this will be a bluegrass crowd. I think you're thinking of the folk music hippie crowd.