WXXI Events

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Join WXXI for a free preview screening of a new PBS series that explores the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.

This event has been CANCELLED.

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Threatened by climate change and globalization, remote Easter Island provides a wake-up call for the rest of the world. 

This event has been CANCELLED.

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

WXXI presents this Indie Lens Pop-Up film that tells how television has shaped us and the world of today.

Recent Events

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In this Indie Lens Pop-Up presentation filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist, Ken Rosenberg visits ERs, jails, and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind our national mental health crisis. 

This event has been CANCELLED.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join WXXI for a free preview screening of Masterpiece's newest series, a World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in five countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives.

This event has been CANCELLED.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

WXXI Education presents a special educator training featuring content and materials from PBS film Inventing Tomorrow

This event has been CANCELLED.

Ongoing Events

Watch Opioids from the Inside on-demand to follow the journeys of three women and their families, whose lives have been forever changed as result of their addiction to opioids.

Join WXXI as we continue to be citizen scientists and observe our community through a special ongoing WXXI Community Observation Challenge!

Do you use apps to explore the outdoors with your kiddos? Check out some of our FAVORITE nature-exploring apps that work well with young children!

Citizen science typically refers to research collaborations between scientists and volunteers, particularly (but not exclusively) to expand opportunities for scientific data collection and to provide access to scientific information for community members.


WXXI’s Celebrate 2020 proudly features moments in women’s history that had their roots and connections to Rochester. Watch On-Demand and also see the profiles on WXXI-TV.

Behind the scenes at a zoo can be wild and crazy!  Join Jen to find out what it takes to be a zookeeper – hint:  sometimes you have to clean up poop.

Have you ever wondered why chocolate tastes so delicious? Jen finds out how science and creativity help chocolatiers create works of art that you can eat.

Professional athletes are known for being in top shape, but who helps keep them that way?  Jen meets a professional baseball athletic trainer to find out how he’s a part of the game. 

A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light.

WXXI Travel Club Event!

Sunday, October 18th - Monday, October 26th

Join WXXI for a trip from Memphis to New Orleans aboard the American Queen – October 18-26, 2020!