Ralph Lowell Society Events

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WGBH Ralph Lowell Society members are invited to enjoy events reserved for our most loyal and generous supporters.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Special Opportunity for RLS Members: The Leakey Foundation Symposium — Survival
Thursday, September 22, 5pm
WGBH Studios, Brighton
This is a special event hosted at WGBH featuring Steven Pinker, Richard Wrangham, Dan Lieberman and others with the opportunity for all Ralph Lowell Society members to attend.
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Sponsor Reception: American Experience's Command and Control
Thursday, September 29, 6pm
WGBH Studios, Brighton
Go behind the scenes at a special reception and screening of the new film Command and Control with WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott and American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels. From the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc. comes Command and Control, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, the chilling new documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. Registration information coming soon!
Friend Event: Reception and Preview of Great Performances — Hamilton's America
Monday, October 3, 6pm
WGBH Studios, Brighton
Hamilton's America, a feature film documentary providing intimate access to Lin-Manuel Miranda and his colleagues during the two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the musical Hamilton, will come to Great Performances in the fall. Lin-Manuel Miranda's revolutionary musical is based on the life of United States Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Meet the talent behind the film and stay for the Insider sneak preview and panel discussion.
Fellow Wine Tasting: Wines of the Loire Valley with Sandy Block, Master of Wine
Wednesday, October 19, 7pm
WGBH Studios, Brighton
Enjoy a wine tasting featuring wines of the Loire Valley with Sandy Block, Master of Wine. Registration information coming soon!
Special Opportunity for RLS Members: Wild Ways — Presented by NOVA and Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y)
Monday, October 24, 7pm
WGBH Studios, Brighton
WGBH and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) invite you to a forum discussing new approaches to conserving biodiversity in a time of climate change. Join us for clips from NOVA's acclaimed film, Wild Ways: Saving Wildlife with Protected Corridors, followed by a panel discussion featuring Filmmaker James Brundige, President and Chief Scientist of Yellowstone to Yukon Dr. Jodi Hilty, Yellowstone to Yukon Co-Founder Harvey Locke, moderated by NOVA Senior Executive Producer Paula S. Apsell. A reception will follow the preview and discussion.
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Special Opportunity for RLS Members: WGBH's Green Media IdeaLab: Bold Visions for the Future — Biodiversity, Cities, and Communities in Times of Climate Change
Tuesday, November 15, 8:30am-6:30pm
WGBH Studios, Brighton
This is a special event hosted at WGBH featuring speakers Maya Lin, Mark Bittman, Joel Sartore and others with the opportunity for all Ralph Lowell Society members to attend. Registration and panel information coming soon!
Fellow Wine Tasting: Holiday Wines with Michael Fahey, Sommelier of Chatham Bars Inn
Wednesday, November 30, 7pm
WGBH Studios, Brighton
Enjoy a wine tasting featuring favorite holiday wines with Michael Fahey, Sommelier of Chatham Bars Inn. Registration information coming soon!
Benefactor Tour: Lidia's Eataly
Late Fall 2016
Eataly, Boston
Tour the new Eataly Boston with Lidia Bastianich, host of Lidia's Kitchen. Registration information coming soon!
Friend Event: Reception and Preview of Masterpiece — Victoria
December 2016
WGBH Studios, Boston
In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria. Navigating the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, she soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world. Coming to Masterpiece in January 2017, Victoria stars Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as Queen Victoria in a highly anticipated series that follows the drama of the candid, spirited monarch who was perhaps the first woman to seem to have it all. Meet the talent behind the film and stay for the Insider sneak preview and panel discussion. Registration information coming soon!

PAST EVENTS

Point Taken Taping
Join us for an in-studio taping of WGBH’s newest PBS production celebrating the art of civil debate.
Preview American Experience’s new film, The Boys of ‘36
Join American Experience executive producer Mark Samels and filmmaker Margaret Grossi for a sneak peek of The Boys of ’36. There is a waitlist for this event.
America's Test Kitchen
RLS Sponsors and above are invited to America’s favorite kitchen for an evening of cooking demonstrations and taste-testing. You will receive a special invite. This event is generously sponsored by Bank of America. RSVP Now
The Naughton Sisters
The piano virtuosos and identical twins Christina and Michelle Naughton return to WGBH for a concert featuring selections from their new CD.
Build a Birdhouse, A Kids and Family Workshop Event
Join Bob the Builder and Tommy Mac for fun, hands-on learning activities inspired by the popular children’s series.
Downton Abbey Series Finale Screening
Join us at WGBH to watch the series finale, in its entirety on the big screen, eight hours before it airs on television nationwide, followed by afternoon tea. This event is generously sponsored by Bank of America.RSVP Now
Performance by violinist Lara St. John
Join us for an afternoon performance with violinist Lara St. John in WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio.
The Finest Hours
RLS Movie Night: The Finest Hours
A heroic action-thriller, The Finest Hours is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard.
 
NOVA
Sneak Preview & Discussion: Nova’s Making North America
Meet Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and host of this groundbreaking three-part series.
 
Downton Abbey Final Season Celebration
Join Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton for a roaring 20s party featuring special guests Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) and Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes).
Fall Classical Concert with Conrad Tao
Join us for the release of 21-year-old Conrad Tao’s newest album “Pictures,” which was recorded at WGBH.
RLS Movie Night: Bridge of Spies
Directed by three-time Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.
Disney
Sneak Preview & Discussion: American Experience’s Walt Disney
A preview of an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers. 
Food and Wine Festival
WGBH Food and Wine Festival Chef’s Gala Reception
A lively evening of music and 24 restaurant-hosted tables featuring delectable foods and delicious wines.
Performance by Christina and Michelle Naughton
Paired to Perfection: Performance by Christina and Michelle Naughton
99.5 WCRB’s weekday morning host Laura Carlo hosted a special performance by twin sisters and pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton, who performed works from their upcoming CD, which they recorded at WGBH.
Vino Italiano
Vino Italiano!
RLS members joined Italian wine expert Mario Rufo for a fabulous evening devoted to learning about and tasting exceptional, lesser-known wines from Southern Italy.
Last Days in Vietnam Preview Screening and Discussion with Rory Kennedy
A very special preview of American Experience's Academy Award®-Nominated Documentary Last Days in Vietnam. After the screening, PRI's The World Anchor Marco Werman moderated a discussion with special guests.
Dead Wake
Conversation with Erik Larson
Best-selling author Erik Larson (In the Garden of Beasts and Devil in the White City), shared his thoughts on his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.
David Pogue
An Afternoon with David Pogue
Nova’s Making Stuff host and Yahoo Tech founder David Pogue gave a fun and informative behind-the-scenes look at the making of this popular series.
Wolf Hall
Masterpiece Preview: Wolf Hall and Lecture
Attend this preview of Masterpiece’s new miniseries Wolf Hall inspired by Mantel’s work, followed by historian Curt DiCamillo’s lecture, “Greed, Lust, and Murder: King Henry VIII, the Tudor Court, and How it Changed England Forever”.
Highclere Castle
Downton Abbey Season 5 Preview
Afternooon tea at the WGBH studios with Rebecca Eaton, Executive Producer of Masterpiece, and special guest Alastair Bruce, Downton Abbey Historical Advisor.
IdeaLab
Innovation IdeaLab: Wrestling with Wicked Problems: Finding the Game-Changers
A day of interesting discussions on climate change, healthy lives, sparking creativity, and building greener.
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game Advanced Screening
An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.
Lidia
Lidia's Italy
Lidia Bastianich, renowned chef and host of the beloved cooking series Lidia's Kitchen, returned to WGBH for an evening of wine and conversation with The Atlantic's Corby Kummer on all things Italy.
RLS
Death Comes to Pemberley Preview and Lecture
Attend a preview of Masterpiece's new miniseries, Death Comes to Pemberley, followed by a lecture from historian Curt DiCamillo on Castle Howard and Chatsworth House, where many scenes from the series were filmed.
Kristof NicholasCoffee & Conversation with Nicholas Kristof 
Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times discussed his latest book A Path Appears
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RooseveltsThe Roosevelts 
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns' discussion of his latest film, The Roosevelts, at the JFK Presidential Library in Columbia Point, Boston.
One Hundred Foot Journey The Hundred-Foot Journey Advanced Screening
In The Hundred-Foot Journey, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch.
Wine Class with Philippe Newlin
Back by popular demand — renowned wine educator Philippe Newlin takes RLS members on an exploration of the wines of South America.
MasterpieceRLS New Member Breakfast
New RLS members are invited to breakfast with Susanne Simpson, Masterpiece senior producer, for a behind-the-scenes look at WGBH's award-winning drama series.
Masterpiece Classic"London in the 20th Century: The Glitter and Glamour at the Heart of the Empire" lecture by historian Curt DiCamillo
Enjoy a fascinating lecture on "London in the 20th Century" by historian Curt DiCamillo.
RLS Wine TastingWine Class with Philippe Newlin
Join fellow RLS members for a unique and informative look at the wines of Tuscany led by Philippe Newlin, wine educator and former tasting director at Wine and Spirits Magazine.
English Garden Lecture"The English Garden-Perfection on Earth" lecture by historian Curt DiCamillo
Historian Curt DiCamillo returns to WGBH to deliver a lecture titled "The English Garden—Perfection on Earth."

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