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Stay Home Club with Jill Kennedy: September 14-20

How are you doing? It has been a tough week in our city. COVID-19 cases are spiking and we’ve been asked to reduce our social interactions to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. The province has announced more COVID-19 testing sites will open across the city to help alleviate longer waiting times but with that comes a concern about staffing the new sites. If you’re looking at this info paired with the cooler temperatures and thinking you’d like to stay in this weekend, check out some things you can get up to below on this week’s Stay Home Club!  

[Listening] 

In an attempt to keep the summer vibe alive, I’ve been listening to HAIM’s third studio album, Women in Music Pt. III. I believe this album to be a bit of homage to nice eclectic mix of some of the most phenomenal talents in music including Ace of Base, Sheryl Crow and The Chicks. If you like pop rock and R&B, give this a listen! 

 

[Watching] 

I’ll be checking out the Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival this weekend. It’s going on until Sunday, September 20 and it features several Indigenous and non-Indigenous film makers and musicians. Each night will spotlight a musical performance and a feature length film as well as a short film program. Tickets for each film or short film program are $5.  

[Spending Time] 

I’ve been missing out on our city’s amazing craft and maker community so I was happy to hear about The Freewheeling Craft Virtual Market which is taking place until Sunday, September 20. The market showcases local entrepreneurs and crafters as well as live musical performances too. It’s an immersive experience! If you are looking to get ahead on holiday shopping, or just want to score a gift for yourself (you deserve it!), tickets are $5 for the whole weekend. 

Otherwise, I’ve got a dance party to get too – well, from the comfort of home that is! If you are missing out on live performances, check out Indigenous pow wow step artists, A Tribe Called Red and Inuit throat singing electronic group, Silla + Rise who go live this weekend as part of the National Arts Centre’s virtual Indigenous Theatre! 

That’s my Stay Home Club for this weekend! What’s on yours? Comment below.  

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