This summer, WBUR CitySpace at The Lavine Broadcast Center is planning fun and entertaining events, including series favorites with warm weather themes.
"In the summer months, we find that our audience wants lighter fare," said Amy Macdonald, director of CitySpace. "So our popular Curated Cuisine series will feature a chef barbecue throwdown in July and ice cream makers in August. We're kicking off a live podcast series with Vibe Check in June. Our Sound On series will showcase terrific music from our local musicians. And our always sold-out The Moth StorySLAMs continue the second Tuesday of every month."
Highlights of the Summer 2023 schedule include:
June 14 at 7 p.m. | The Lehman Legacy: In partnership with The Huntington Theatre for the first American production of the Tony Award-winning play The Lehman Trilogy, CitySpace hosts a conversation about the effects of modern capitalism with distinguished local scholars, moderated by WBUR arts and culture reporter Cristela Guerra.
June 17 at 11 a.m. | Circle Round Book Launch Party: The Circle Round podcast is one of the most popular kids shows on the charts, so don't miss this special event to see the team in person. Host Rebecca Sheir and composer Eric Shimelonis present an exciting reading and debut of their brand-new book from Storey Publishing, "The Lion's Whisker," with live music and a super-fun audience Q&A!
June 22 at 7 p.m. | Vibe Check — Live: Darryl C. Murphy, host of WBUR's daily news and culture podcast, The Common, welcomes Vibe Check to its first-ever live show in Boston. The show's dynamic trio of podcast hosts — Sam Sanders, Saeed Jones and Zach Stafford — will help make sense of what's going on in news and culture and dig into how it all feels.
June 23 at 7 p.m. | Sound On Music Festival: An evening with R&B and neo-soul singer Miranda Rae and friends.
July 11 at 7:30 p.m. | The Moth StorySLAM, SWEAT: Aspiring storytellers prepare a five-minute story about perspiration.
July 20 at 6:30 p.m. | Radio Boston Chef Throwdown, Barbecue: An evening with Boston chefs showing off their best grilling skills in CitySpace's first-ever live cooking competition. Choose the best bite along with judges Tiziana Dearing, host of Radio Boston, and Tiffani Faison, James Beard Award-nominated chef and owner of Sweet Cheeks.
July 27 at 7 p.m. | Sound On Music Festival: An evening of jazz, blues and the groove with Ali McGuirk and friends.
August 8 at 7:30 p.m. | The Moth StorySLAM, BACK TO SCHOOL: Aspiring storytellers prepare a five-minute story about hitting the books.
August 24 at 7 p.m. | Sound On Music Festival: An evening with electro-pop singer Eph See and friends.
August 25 at 7 p.m. | Mortified — Live: Get ready to cringe and cheer. The Mortified podcast from Radiotopia is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids — diaries, letters, lyrics and beyond — in front of total strangers. Who knows… maybe by the end of the night you'll feel like you've known each other all along.
On-site events will take place at WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. Virtual and in-person event tickets can be purchased here.