RIP free cheese samples at the supermarket
Another day, another event cancelled due to coronavirus. From losing SXSW to the precarious future of Coachella and Glastonbury, the Studio Ghibli Museum museum shutdown and fashion week chaos – it's tough right now to know what our calendars are going to be looking like in the coming months of continuing corona. Thankfully, a website has been built that lets you know what’s still happening, and what’s definitely not.
Created by TC Sottek, Is It Cancelled Yet? is “not a comprehensive guide to all human gatherings on planet earth”, but offers a breakdown of all the stuff that’s getting cancelled (or not) because of coronavirus. Some of the entries have ‘uh oh’ for events that might be cancelled or postponed, the rest are just ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
Examples include SXSW (cancelled), 2020 Olympics (not cancelled), Coachella (not cancelled), free samples at Costco (cancelled, sadly), and so on. There’s also some more off-kilter entries: The OA on Netflix (still cancelled, cry), handshakes (cancelled), and news anchor Chris Matthews (cancelled).
The site was last updated on Friday (March 6) so we can presume that more events will be listed on the site in the coming days. In the meantime, there’s a link urging people to donate to Doctors Without Borders.
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