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

(Conor Doherty/WBUR)
(Conor Doherty/WBUR)

In March, we announced that we're postponing all WBUR CitySpace events through June due to the coronavirus outbreak. We're working on figuring out if and when CitySpace can go virtual for our community, but in the meantime we've listed virtual events throughout Greater Boston that you can participate in while you're self-quarantined and working from home.

If you are interested in submitting your event to this list, please fill out our submissions form here.



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.

Artist and educator Deborah Putnoi hosts a visual art school daily at 2:00 p.m.

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).

Boston Rhythmics hosts free community rhythmic workouts for ages 5-7 throughout April.

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.

Watch free webinars from EiE, the PreK – 8 STEM education division of the Museum of Science.

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

Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems hosts Lunch Doodles, creative workshops from his Northampton, MA studio, daily at 1:00 p.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.


MSPCA Angell hosts a virtual Fast and Furriest 5K to help animals in need through May 31.

JP Centre Yoga has opened a pay-what-you-can online studio.

Corepower Yoga has made its online archive of classes free until it reopens.

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 

Milk Street Cooking School's online classes are free through May 31.

Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, hosts daily cooking demonstrations at 3:00 p.m.

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 every Wednesday and Friday. Privateer is also posting cocktail demos.

Literature / Poetry

Brookline Booksmith hosts Storytime for Grown-ups.

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

Harvard Bookstore hosts a virtual events series.

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture Boston hosts We Been Here Poetry Month Kickback Series with Boston Artist-in-Residence, Golden.

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

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.

Lacy Kay, 2019 New England Music Awards Jazz Act of The Year, hosts Live From The Loft, a music series featuring local Boston artists on Instagram (@iamlacykay).

The Boston Calendar launched Live at Five, a virtual happy hour concert series with musicians Vivian Luo and That One Eyed Kid.

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. They've also put together the Keep Your Distance virtual musical festival to benefit musicians in financial need.

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


Bow Market launches Safe Supply Outdoor Grocery Store, a touchless shopping experience for fresh food and essential goods.

Talks and Seminars

Lyceum hosts Insights from the Frontlines of Covid-19 and How Network Science Can Help: A Conversation with Harvard Medical School’s Amar Dhand on May 6.

Boston University School of Public Health hosts Guns: A Global Epidemic on May 6.

Boston University School of Public Health launched a virtual Coronavirus Seminar Series.

Native Plant Trust hosts  online classes and field studies.


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

The Provincetown Theater launched a slate of virtual programming.

The American Repertory Theater launched Lunch With Lunsford, a weekly webinar with A.R.T. staff and affiliated artists hosted by artistic producer Mark Lunsford.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre hosts the Boston Theater Marathon XXII: Special Zoom Edition, readings of ten-minute plays by New England playwrights.

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.

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