There are two kinds of people in this world: the kind that like to meet their neighbors at outdoor markets and festivals, and the kind that like to watch people with huge muscles bash into each other.
And this weekend, as luck would have it, has something for both. For the former, the inaugural weekend of two of Somerville’s most dearly beloved and sorely missed outdoor markets, along with one of its most favorite street fests. For the latter, WRESTLING AND FOOTBALL. Or you could be like us and do both.
FRIDAY, MAY 31ST
Get ready to rumble, because UFO wrestling is back by popular demand! Watch as returning heavyweight champions challenge Somerville’s own Warner “SWB” Brown, Danny Ramirez and “The Dynasty” Beau Douglas during take two of the regional competition. Don’t miss your chance to watch a six-man tag match or meet and greet with “Aces & Eights” television champion and local legend Brother Devon. The tournament is open to onlookers of all ages, as long as they can handle it. $15. 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:00 p.m. bell time. Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Somerville Ave.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST
It’s back! Local suppliers showcase their specialties while food vendors provide artisan fare to snack on while you browse fresh fruits, homegrown vegetables, farm-raised meats and high-end cooking tools. If you’re new to the culinary scene, the market’s webpage provides a selection of recipes to help you make the most of your selections. Free admission. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Union Square Plaza, between Prospect Street, Washington Street and Somerville Avenue.
Defending an undefeated record, the professional women’s football team takes on the Central Maryland Seahawks for their penultimate game of the season. Watch as these local ladies put their hearts on the field and take down the opponents one more time before they’re up against last year’s champions, Montreal Blitz, in August. $12 for visitors, $6 for Somerville residents with identification. Kickoff at 6 p.m. Dilboy Stadium, 110 Alewife Brook Pkwy.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND
After last year’s success, the local pop-up flea market returns for another season of thrifty finds. Vendors set up shop in Davis Square, where patrons are invited shop the vast selection of antiques, furniture, clothing and other vintage items. Every item is unique, so don’t be surprised if you wind up spending way more time than you planned sifting through things you never knew you needed. 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Davis Square, at the corner of Holland Ave and Buena Vista St.
East Somerville Main Streets presents an afternoon of neighborhood fun. Featuring live music on two stages, games, face painting and a parade, this year’s East Somerville Carnaval will be one to remember. No word yet on who will be mounting the steps to the dunk tank, but given the heat that has descended upon the city this week, it shouldn’t be too hard to find volunteers. Noon – 4 p.m. East Broadway (McGrath Hwy. to Pennsylvania Ave). Rain or shine!