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GBH offers a wide variety of in-person and virtual events. From live music recordings, lectures and screenings to our virtual Book Club, tasting events and more, stay connected to our community. Whatever you’re interested in—news, history, the arts or music, we’ve got you covered. Fill your calendar with this rich diversity of events and be inspired, informed and entertained.

If you have questions about any of our events please reach out to Audience Member Services by phone 617-300-3300 or email info@wgbh.org

Featured Events

  • In Person
    Join GBH for a night of pints and conversation at Widowmaker Taproom and Kitchen (Brighton) with USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Author, Hank Phillippi Ryan!

    Hank Phillippi Ryan will take us through the many twists and turns of her literary landscape, sharing insights into her mysterious characters and her writing process.

    Brace yourselves for an engaging encounter and come armed with your most curious questions all while savoring local brews and reveling in the allure of storytelling! 

    Hank is a  USA Today bestselling author of 15 psychological thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre, including five Agathas, five Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also an on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, earning 37 Emmy Awards and dozens more journalism honors.

    Her newest novel is the page-turning thriller, One Wrong Word, a twisty non-stop story of gaslighting, manipulation and murder.

    Stick around until the end of the evening for the opportunity to have Hank sign YOUR copy of One Wrong Word, which will be available onsite for purchase and signing. All proceeds will support GBH News and programming.

    Get your tickets now, for this FREE IN-PERSON event! 

    Doors open at 7pm and Hank Phillippi Ryan will speak starting at 7:30pm. Event registration is required. Seating is general admission.

    The maximum capacity of this event is 75 people.

    By RSVPing for this event, you agree to receive timely news and updates on events, films and special offers from GBH.

    Please note: Guests must be 21 years old to participate in alcohol related events.

    About the Brewery

    Widowmaker Brewing Co. started as a passion homebrew project by friends Ryan Lavery and Colin Foley and has now blossomed into multiple locations across Massachusetts. Our event will be located at their newest opening, Widowmaker Taproom and Kitchen located at 190 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 02135.

    Where can I park to visit?
    There are multiple options for parking around the area. There is free street parking all along North Beacon Street, street parking on Market Street, as well as various street parking on neighboring streets.

    This event is presented in partnership with Widowmaker Taproom and Kitchen
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  • In Person
    The Women's March in 2017 was an amazing milestone in our history. But this event, and the marches that followed each year, are only one step in a long journey toward gender equality, and human progress. Join us as tellers share stories from the front lines of the women's movement, from defying standards of beauty and behavior to standing up for women’s rights.

    At Stories from the Stage, produced by GBH WORLD, ordinary people share extraordinary experiences that you will not soon forget. You’ll hear stories of love and loss, amazing adventures, incredible surprises and unexpected triumphs. In each taping, we get up-close and personal with storytellers about what inspires them and the craft of storytelling. Join us!

    6:30pm Doors open to GBH's Atrium where snack and drinks are available for purchase
    7:00pm Doors open to GBH's Calderwood Studio for seating

    Note all onsite purchases will be credit card only.
    Event registration is required. Seating is general admission.
    The maximum capacity of this event is 160.
    By RSVPing for this event, you agree to receive timely news and updates on events, films, and special offers from GBH.

    Thank you to our sponsor, UMass Amherst.

    Stellar Story Company identifies and coaches storytellers for Stories from the Stage.



    Photo credit: Stories from the Stage
Support for GBH is provided by:

More GBH Events

  • In Person
    The GBH BPL studio will host Outspoken Saturdays, a spoken word poetry event for emerging artists. Every first Saturday of the month, the series will be created in collaboration with spoken word artist Amanda Shea.
  • In Person
    Virtual
    Do recent advances in artificial intelligence herald a new stage of human development? Or is the current AI fervor yet another technology hype?

    Rapid advances in AI have captured considerable public interest. Like prior technology developments, we can increasingly replace human activity with machines. But while prior technology developments deeply affected physical labor, AI developments (particularly generative AI) encroach on what was previously an entirely human domain -- knowledge work. Machines now seem to be able to think and learn. With these developments, we may see liberation from routine tasks, standardization of processes, and a head start on human learning. But we may instead see unemployment from job displacement, bias at a massive scale, and a race to mediocrity.

    “Has the machine in its last furious manifestation begun to eliminate workers faster than new tasks can be found for them?” Stuart Chase asked this topical question in his book, “Men and Machines” -- in 1929. While everyone seems to talk about artificial intelligence, we’ll talk about what people are really doing now and where they seem to be headed.

    The discussion will build from a 10-year MIT Sloan Management Review research program and stories from the Me, Myself, and AI podcast. In particular, we’ll focus on the role of human agency in choosing how we use these exciting tool developments.
    Partner:
    Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
  • In Person
    Fly With Me tells the story of the pioneering young women who became flight attendants at a time when single women were unable to order a drink, eat alone in a restaurant, own a credit card or get a prescription for birth control. Becoming a “stewardess,” as they were called, offered unheard-of opportunities for travel, glamour, adventure and independence. Although often maligned as feminist sellouts, these women were on the frontlines of the battle to assert gender equality and transform the workplace. Featuring firsthand accounts, personal stories and a rich archival record, the film tells the lively and important but neglected history of the women who changed the world while flying it.

    Registration is encouraged for this free event.

    Limited seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. If you require a seat, we encourage you to arrive before the start time of this event.

    Location: The GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library is located at 700 Boylston St. at the corner of Exeter Street inside the Newsfeed Café.

    Parking: Limited metered parking is available in the area. We recommend taking public transportation when possible. MBTA’s Copley stop on the Green Line and Back Bay stop on the Orange Line are located nearby. Visit http://mbta.com/ to plan your trip on public transportation.

    Concessions: Food and drink is available for purchase at the Newsfeed Café. Outside food is not permitted.

    Covid Safety: Please review the BPL’s Event COVID-19 Safety information here.

    By RSVPing for this event, you agree to receive timely news and updates on events, films, and special offers from GBH.

    Photo credit: GBH

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    Do you need any additional accommodations that we should be made aware of to participate in this event? If so, please contact us a minimum of one week in advanced of the event. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Reach us during regular business hours M-F, 9am-5pm at 617-300-3300 or via email: info@wgbh.org.

    If you have questions or can no longer attend, please contact Audience and Member Services Department. Audience and Member Services can be reached during regular business hours M-F, 9am-5pm at phone: 617-300-3300 or via email: info@wgbh.org

  • Virtual
    Two journalist-professors discuss the history of women in American journalism from 1840 to the present; and the new book Undaunted, which showcases the exceptional careers of such impactful reporters as Margaret Fuller, Rachel Carson, Joan Didion, and Martha Gellhorn.

    Join us in Women’s History Month to examine the lives of some of the best-remembered and long-forgotten woman journalists, standout reporters who covered the major news stories and every conflict at home and abroad since before the Civil War. In addition to chronicling the careers of journalists and newsroom leaders, Undaunted explores the larger story: the nearly two-centuries-old struggle for women’s rights as it manifests in a field where women have never found easy welcome. The book documents their collective fight for equity from the gentle stirrings of the late 1800s to the work, actions, and pronouncements of celebrated journalists such as Ida Tarbell, Ida B. Wells, and Kate Masterson as the century turned, on to Pauline Frederick, Anne O'Hare McCormick, Martha Gelhorn, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault in the first half of the 20th; through the legal battles of the 1970s to the #MeToo movement and onward. With Tracy Lucht, Kroeger will discuss the huge and singular impact women have had on this vital profession still dominated by men.

    This program is presented by the American Inspiration Series from American Ancestors/NEHGS and presented in partnership with with the Boston Public Libraryand the GBH Forum Network.
    Partner:
    American Ancestors
    Boston Public Library
  • In Person
    Raised with devotion for music, Gregory George Groover Jr is a twenty-seven year old tenor saxophonist and educator from Roxbury, Massachusetts. His love and pursuit of music directed him to the Boston Arts Academy where he graduated in 2011. Currently, Gregory serves as the co-chair of music at his alma mater, the Boston Arts Academy where he provides instruction in Jazz studies to the next generation of artists and scholars. In addition to teaching, Gregory continues to perform regularly with his working bands and is earnestly working towards the release of his second album: the Negro Spiritual Songbook Volume II - “The Message”.
  • In Person
    GBH Music will introduce new listeners to opera in a video series produced in collaboration with Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and New England Conservatory (NEC). Designed for newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts, “Getting into Opera” aims to ignite a passion for the genre by showcasing how powerful performances are shaped by vocal coaching and stage direction. The innovative multi-platform video series will be filmed in front of a live audience in GBH’s acoustically acclaimed Fraser Performance Studio.

    The second episode features BLO Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artists and New England Conservatory students performing some of the most emotionally resonant arias ever written. Joshua Major, Chair of Opera Studies at NEC and a celebrated opera stage director, will demonstrate how movement and direction add new emotional depth to opera scenes.

    “Getting into Opera” will be hosted by Anthony Rudel, General Manager of GBH Music and author of “Tales from the Opera,” “Classical Music Top 40,” and “Imagining Don Giovanni.” Bradley Vernatter, BLO’s Stanford Calderwood General Director & CEO, will share perspectives on producing operas as part of the series.

    “Getting into Opera” will be available free of charge on YouTube and other platforms. The production is made possible by a generous donation from David and Janet McCue.


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    Event timeline:
    7-8:30pm Performance in Fraser

    8:30-9:30pm Dessert Reception in the Atrium




    This event is FREE but every ticket RSVP requires an access code. The access code is provided in the communication that you received.

    Event registration is required. Seating is general admission.

    Image credit: GBH Creative
  • In Person
    GBH News Morning Edition co-host Jeremy Siegel sits down with Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and several dozen other novels, for a late-morning edition coffee talk.

    Come to the GBH studio at the Boston Public Library to hear Maguire talk and bring your questions for an audience Q&A.

    Registration is encouraged for this free event.

    Limited seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. If you require a seat, we encourage you to arrive before the start time of this event.

    Location: The GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library is located at 700 Boylston St. at the corner of Exeter Street inside the Newsfeed Café.

    Parking: Limited metered parking is available in the area. We recommend taking public transportation when possible. MBTA’s Copley stop on the Green Line and Back Bay stop on the Orange Line are located nearby. Visit http://mbta.com/ to plan your trip on public transportation.

    Concessions: Food and drink is available for purchase at the Newsfeed Café. Outside food is not permitted.

    Covid Safety: Please review the BPL’s Event COVID-19 Safety information here.

    By RSVPing for this event, you agree to receive timely news and updates on events, films, and special offers from GBH.

    Photo provided by Gregory Maguire

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    Do you need any additional accommodations that we should be made aware of to participate in this event? If so, please contact us a minimum of one week in advanced of the event. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Reach us during regular business hours M-F, 9am-5pm at 617-300-3300 or via email: info@wgbh.org.


    If you have questions or can no longer attend, please contact Audience and Member Services Department. Audience and Member Services can be reached during regular business hours M-F, 9am-5pm at phone: 617-300-3300 or via email: info@wgbh.org
  • In Person
    Join GBH Music in welcoming the Ulysses Quartet as its first-ever quartet in residence with a free performance at the GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library.

    The Ulysses Quartet's season-long partnership as quartet in residence furthers GBH Music's ongoing effort to connect with listeners of all backgrounds and ages. The partnership will span over fifty performances and events throughout the year, including with the Boston Public and Massachusetts schools.

    Please note that this event was originally scheduled for March 13 at 12pm.

    Registration is encouraged for this free event.

    Photo credit: Lara St. John

    This event is presented with support from CRB and the Ulysses Quartet.

    The Ulysses Quartet’s residency at GBH is made possible by a generous contribution from the Mattina R. Proctor Foundation.
  • In Person
    Joseph Borsellino III is a Boston-born producer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. On his principal instrument-- saxophone-- he has entertained audiences along the eastern coast with popular jazz repertoire laced with gospel-oriented improvisations and original music. His compositions have been selected by both Jazz Education Network and the International Society of Jazz Composers and Arrangers for their dynamic expression and cross-cultural sensibilities, drawing from distant corners of the African diaspora.

    For this occasion, he is joined by:

    Miguel Landestoy is a jazz pianist, educator and arts administrator based out of Boston. As a “multi-hyphenate,” he is constantly looking towards the next step on his artistic journey and how he can better serve the artistic community.

    Dan Raney is a bassist and songwriter hailing from Mansfield, MA. A multi-instrumentalist, Dan enjoys teaching a variety of instruments. In addition to teaching, he writes his own music and gigs/records with a number of bands in Boston, playing pop and rock among other genres.

    Photo credit: Joseph Borsellino
  • Virtual
    Transform your yard into a lush paradise. Whether you live in a rural or urban area, learn the secrets of how to cultivate a vibrant oasis right outside your door. Join GBH and public gardening expert Karen Daubmann from Massachusetts Horticultural Society and immerse in the lavish wonders of your own backyard haven.

    Karen Daubmann is committed to creating effective and longstanding change to public gardens throughout her 25-year career. She joined Massachusetts Horticultural Society (MHS) in March 2022, where she brings her experience in advancing the operational and planning scale of public gardens. In the development and execution of exhibitions that have welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors, Daubmann focuses her work on encouraging guests to connect and interact with gardens through art, nature and culture. Prior to joining MHS, she worked for 14 years at the New York Botanical Garden, culminating in her position as vice president for exhibitions and audience engagement. She has been featured in Jennifer Jewell’s The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants and has contributed essays for Kusama: Cosmic Nature, 2021 and Frida Kahlo's Garden, 2015.

    Daubmann lives and gardens with her husband Matt and dog Klaus in coastal Rhode Island.

    This event will be hosted and moderated by GBH News, David Epstein who provides daily weather updates on Morning Edition and founder of Growing Wisdom that provide video tips for home gardeners.

    This event is presented is in partnership with Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

    At Ask the Expert, get access to experts specializing in a wide variety of topics, learn something new about a subject you are passionate about or discover a new interest. GBH invites you to drive the conversation by asking questions during the live event directly with our expert. It’s always interesting, and it’s always free!

    This event is presented in partnership with

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  • In Person
    Virtual
    Research has shown that the question is not “if,” but “when” the next pandemic will occur. Although the previous pandemic seems to have waned, there are many lessons to learn about what’s needed for a new, global biosecurity infrastructure, so that we can mitigate the risks from the next pandemic. We need technology that can support rapid identification and understanding of emerging threats, such as collecting samples, analyzing data, and generating meaningful insights for public health officials and policymakers.

    Join us for a timely discussion of this topic with Ashish Jha, former White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator, and Matthew McKnight, General Manager for Biosecurity at Ginkgo Bioworks. The program will feature expert remarks from Mr. McKnight and Dr. Jha, live audience Q&A, and time for networking and discussion with other globally-oriented participants.

    Partner:
    WorldBoston
  • In Person
    Join GBH for a night of pints and conversation at Widowmaker Taproom and Kitchen (Brighton) with USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Author, Hank Phillippi Ryan!

    Hank Phillippi Ryan will take us through the many twists and turns of her literary landscape, sharing insights into her mysterious characters and her writing process.

    Brace yourselves for an engaging encounter and come armed with your most curious questions all while savoring local brews and reveling in the allure of storytelling! 

    Hank is a  USA Today bestselling author of 15 psychological thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre, including five Agathas, five Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also an on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, earning 37 Emmy Awards and dozens more journalism honors.

    Her newest novel is the page-turning thriller, One Wrong Word, a twisty non-stop story of gaslighting, manipulation and murder.

    Stick around until the end of the evening for the opportunity to have Hank sign YOUR copy of One Wrong Word, which will be available onsite for purchase and signing. All proceeds will support GBH News and programming.

    Get your tickets now, for this FREE IN-PERSON event! 

    Doors open at 7pm and Hank Phillippi Ryan will speak starting at 7:30pm. Event registration is required. Seating is general admission.

    The maximum capacity of this event is 75 people.

    By RSVPing for this event, you agree to receive timely news and updates on events, films and special offers from GBH.

    Please note: Guests must be 21 years old to participate in alcohol related events.

    About the Brewery

    Widowmaker Brewing Co. started as a passion homebrew project by friends Ryan Lavery and Colin Foley and has now blossomed into multiple locations across Massachusetts. Our event will be located at their newest opening, Widowmaker Taproom and Kitchen located at 190 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 02135.

    Where can I park to visit?
    There are multiple options for parking around the area. There is free street parking all along North Beacon Street, street parking on Market Street, as well as various street parking on neighboring streets.

    This event is presented in partnership with Widowmaker Taproom and Kitchen
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