Join in as authors, thought-leaders, and personalities blend to create conversations about 21st century-living. There are forums, presentations, interviews, and documentaries that tackle issues both hyper-local and global with experts from a variety of fields.


Lobsters in a Pinch

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

• The Music Hall Lounge

Bigelow Labs and The Music Hall Presents: Lobsters in a Pinch. American lobsters are an iconic species, forming one of the most valuable fisheries in the United States. But the rapid collapse of lobster populations has raised concerns about their future.

Margaret A. Burnham

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

• The Music Hall Lounge

A paradigm-shifting investigation of Jim Crow–era violence, the legal apparatus that sustained it, and its enduring legacy, from a renowned legal scholar and founding director of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University.

Patrick Radden Keefe

Saturday, November 12, 2022

• The Music Hall Lounge

A New York Times bestseller. The devastating portrait of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin.

An Evening with Mary Ann Esposito

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

• The Music Hall Lounge

Mary Ann Esposito, host of the nationally televised PBS series Ciao Italia and the author of 14 cookbooks, celebrates the publication of Ciao Italia: Plant, Harvest, Cook!