7 Things to Do This Weekend (June 11-13)

A feast of entertainment includes opera, a race car and aircraft display, and a highly anticipated UFC match
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Marvin Vettori and Israel Adesanya face off in this weekend’s UFC match. Catch it at Emagine in Royal Oak and Rochester Hills. // Photograph courtesy of Emagine Entertainment

Market Friday

Each week this summer, you can support metro Detroit farmers and entrepreneurs while shopping at the Friday Market in Cadillac Square. Locally grown produce, handmade crafts, fresh flowers, and just-squeezed lemonade are a few of the goods you’ll have to choose from. No Cost. Through Sept. 17. Cadillac Square Park, 11 Cadillac Square, Detroit; downtowndetroitparks.com

Adesanya vs. Vettori

Rising middleweight contender Marvin Vettori will seek to dethrone champion Israel Adesanya in this weekend’s highly anticipated rematch. The UFC 263 event will take place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, but you can get the front-row experience with local showings at two Emagine Theatre locations. Plus, flyweight standouts Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Morena go head-to-head in a rematch of one of 2020’s best fights. $25. June 12. Emagine Royal Oak, 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak; and Emagine Rochester Hills, 200 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills; emagine-entertainment.com

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Contribute a painted rock to the Detroit Historical Museum’s COVID-19 Memorial Garden this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Detroit Historical Museum

Cavalleria Rusticana Performance

After the postponement of Michigan Opera Theatre’s 2021-22 season, the organization is rebounding with a concert presentation of Cavalleria Rusticana — a tragic masterpiece composed by Pietro Mascagni and credited as the sole catalyst for the Verisimo movement in the Italian operatic tradition. The one-act opera follows a doomed love triangle, as it unravels over the course of a single Easter holiday. $129.50+. June 12. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 3554 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills; michiganopera.org

COVID-19 Memorial Garden

Guests who paint a rock and add it to the Detroit Historical Museum’s new COVID-19 Memorial Garden will earn free admission to the museum this Saturday. The project, which will extend throughout the summer, recognizes the losses suffered by the metro Detroit community because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as summer and the garden project draw to a close, some of its stones will be collected as artifacts and added to the Detroit Historical Society’s permanent collection.  No cost. June 12. Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit; detroithistoricalsociety.org

Second Saturday Fitness Fest

To support its goal of eradicating racial health disparities, the Black Health Movement Foundation is offering outdoor workouts each month this summer. Participants can try out different fitness stations that offer a variety of fun exercises — each led by one of Detroit premier’s professional fitness trainers. No cost. June 12. Cadillac Square Park, 11 Cadillac Sq., Detroit; blackhealthmovementfoundation.com

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Stop by Wings and Wheels at the Historic Willow Run Airport to see rare cars and aircraft. // Photograph by Al Hudson

A New Brain

In collaboration with Ferndale’s Ringwald Theatre, Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor presents A New Brain. The musical details the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual journey, and eventual transformation, of a composer suffering a medical emergency. Theatre Nova’s filmed rendition of this unexpectedly comical tale will be available on demand. $25. June 12 and 13. Virtual event; theatrenova.org

Wings and Wheels

Touch down on the tarmac at the Historic Willow Run Airport to explore a huge display of rare cars and aircraft, built between the years of 1930 and 1969, at the Wings and Wheels event. The Yankee Air Museum event will feature more than 100 historic cars and trucks, loaned from organizations across the country — including five from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and five from the GM Heritage Collection. Each of these earthbound vehicles will be displayed alongside its aeronautical contemporaries. $20+. June 13. Historic Willow Run Airport, 816 Kirk Profit Dr., Ypsilanti; yankeeairmuseum.org

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Ashley Winn is an editorial assistant at Hour Detroit magazine. She grew up in the metro Detroit area and studied journalism at Wayne State University. Winn now enjoys covering politics, criminal justice, and other hard news topics. Outside of the office, she can be found watching true crime documentaries or brunching at her favorite local restaurants. Winn can be reached at awinn@hour-media.com.