Looking For Virtual Events To Attend? WBUR's Got You

UPDATE: In March, we announced that we're postponing all WBUR CitySpace events through December due to the coronavirus outbreak. CitySpace has now gone virtual for our community, but we occasionally freshen up this post of virtual events throughout Greater Boston in case you need extra content to enjoy from home.


Aeronaut Brewing Company hosts Virtual Arts and Ales every Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

The ARTery, WBUR's arts & culture reporting team, launched Living Room Livestream, a series highlighting local creatives.

Now + There launched N+T Asks, online conversations with artists, cultural sector workers and community leaders to discuss the impact of the crisis.

Everett Cultural Council launched Open Spaces, Favorite Places, a virtual City Hall art gallery.

Artists For Humanity launched a social distance art gallery.

View online exhibits and take a virtual tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

View online exhibits and take a virtual tour of the Museum of Fine Arts. View curators and collections on the MFA's YouTube channel.

View online exhibits from the Peabody Essex Museum.

Boston Center for the Arts's Mills Gallery have adapted Freedom Baird's FeministFuturist exhibition for online participation.

Children's Programming 

Urbanity Dance hosts Virtual Youth Classes such as Monday Movers (for ages 2-3) and Friday Family Dance Party (all ages).

ReVision Energy launched a Student Webinar Series aimed at grade-school students covering an array of topics from solar to birding.

Take a virtual tour of the Boston Children's Museum.

Take a live, virtual visit to the New England Aquarium daily at 11:00 a.m.

Buttonwood Park Zoo hosts Virtual Keeper Chats with keeper staff and animals daily at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook.

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy hosts daily Shark Enrichment Programs at 10:00 a.m.


Comedian Bethany Van Delft and Artisanal Comedy launched "Live From The Pandemic!," a weekly live showcase of Boston comedians.


LS Flamenco has moved all of their flamenco and sevillanas classes online.

Games and Trivia

Aeronaut Brewing Company hosts a Virtual Indie Trivia Night every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

Puzzle Break Newton launched The Grimm Escape, a virtual escape room.


Coolidge Corner Theater launched a virtual screening room.

Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson College launched Bright Lights at Home, a series of moderated discussions with filmmakers and scholars.

The Brattle Theater launched #breakyouralgorithm, a weekly selection of mostly unseen films from popular streaming services.

Food and Drink 

Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, hosts daily cooking demonstrations.

Rebel Rebel wine bar has an online wine school. You can order the wines for the classes in advance.

Bartender, Naomi Levy is creating custom cocktails for you to make at home and posting cocktail demos.

Maggie Campbell, president and head distiller of Privateer Rum, hosts an at-home happy hour.

Literature / Poetry

Brookline Booksmith hosts virtual events.

MIT Press hosts virtual book talk series MIT Press Live! Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.

Harvard Bookstore hosts a virtual events series.

Mass Poetry released a short film featuring 16 Massachusetts poets reading "In This Place (An American Lyric)" by Amanda Gorman for National Poetry Month.

Porter Square books hosts virtual events.

Museums and Landmarks  

View online exhibits from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

View online exhibits from the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Take a virtual tour of the Massachusetts State House.

View online exhibits and take a virtual tour of the Museum of African American History.

View collections and take a virtual tour of the Museum of Russian Icons.

View online exhibits from the USS Constitution Museum and take a daily tour at 1:00 p.m. on Facebook.


Signature Sounds of Northampton presents The Parlor Room Home Sessions, an online concert series.

WUMB is maintaining an On-Air Music Calendar with listings for concerts from Massachusetts venues that can be viewed online.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra launched BSO at Home, a collection of great performances, behind-the-scenes features and interviews with individual musicians.

Harvard Square's Club Passim hosts virtual concerts here.

Silkroad hosts Silkroad Home Sessions, a virtual concert mini-series featuring artists sharing short, musical performances.

Talks and Seminars

Native Plant Trust hosts  online classes and field studies.

The Massachusetts Historical Society presents,"Standing Up, Stepping Forward, and Speaking Out: The Political Courage to take a Principled Stand," a virtual panel discussion about the lessons we can learn from Watergate.


ArtsEmerson launched TogetherApart, an online series of archival videos and opportunities to hear from the artists behind them.

Apollinaire Theatre Company launched Apollinaire At Home, a free online play and film script reading series.

This article was originally published on March 20, 2020.

Alex Schneps Events and Programming Manager, WBUR CitySpace
Alex Schneps was events and programming manager for WBUR CitySpace.


Candice Springer Assistant Director, WBUR CitySpace
Candice Springer is assistant director of WBUR CitySpace.


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