Weekly Round-up: June 26

We’ve made it to another weekend, I hope everyone was able to make it through the heat wave earlier this week. The next few days will be cooler with some rain, so it’s the perfect time to stay on that physical distancing train. It’s important we remember all of the progress we’ve made needs to be amplified by washing hands, wearing a mask and keeping your distance.  

The National Capital Commission has extended a pilot that gives pedestrians room to get outside in a safe way through to Labour Day weekend. This means you have lots of room to bike, run and walk this summer.  

Also, Ottawa Fringe is underway until July 4th. You can enjoy the creative works of art by local thespians for free! 

What to watch, listen to, read and eat this weekend  

Watch: I’m embarrassed to be so late to the party on this one, but I watched Us this week and it definitely kept me up a few nights. I always had a version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre in my head when I thought about horror, but Jordan Peele has me rethinking my approach to the genre. Lupita Nyong’o stole the show with two spooky but different roles.  

Listen: If you’re sad that you won’t be to catch Alanis Morissette at Bluesfest this summer, the Ottawa songstress has you covered. She’s celebrating 25 years since Jagged Little Pill was released with a deluxe edition of her third studio album. 

Read: Literally anything as long it isn’t John Bolton’s unnecessary, self-serving tell-all about his time at the White House. May I suggest a phone book, your eighth-grade yearbook or an embarrassing receipt instead? 

Eat: Little Jo Berry’s is open for takeout and walk-ins this weekend. They are also asking for gift card donations to the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families. Little Jo’s has a sweet treat or a coffee for anyone who makes a donation.  

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