Ralph Stanley hits the Ark; many others will hit something else at Hash Bash
Steve Pepple | AnnArbor.com
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.