Dark Side of the MUM (Episode 7)


September 23 2017
8pm - 1am
Suggested Donation $10

Subterra: Lost City of the Bearded Venusians ​(​BYOBeards​)​ Project MUM 2017 will be held at the the ARTFarm site, 10 Poplar Street, Somerville.

Please be kind to our neighbors: use public transportation, bicycle or walk as much as possible! The buses 80, 87, 88 stop near this intersection.

Project MUM is a Leave No Trace Event. Thank you for your help in leaving the neighborhood better than you found it!


The MUM team knows: our success is thanks to your participation! We welcome costumes, props and dance moves inspired by our theme. Too busy to get all dolled up? Just wear your dancing shoes and come boogie.


If you are interested in sharing your art/skill/time with the community, check out our call for participation and be part of our space shenanigans.

Leave No Trace

MUM is a Leave No Trace event: please help keep the event space tidy! We will have garbage and recycling receptacles on site that we will carry off at the end of the night. Please be kind to our neighbors, help take care of our streets, so that we can continue to bring you more MUM year after year.

Special thanks to:

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Support your Local Businesses!

Generous vendors offer donations toward our raffle prizes each year to help make our event possible. Return their love by supporting your local businesses! Show them the MUM community appreciate their contributions.

Support MUM!

Thank you for your contribution – every little bit helps make Project MUM possible!

Project MUM 2017

Nathan Lachenmyer

Sadiya Akasha

Dana Seaver

Lolli Hoops

Website Wizardry
Seth Seligman

Our mission

The MUM producers are passionate about reclaiming underutilized public spaces to create free, outdoor events for the public. MUM events connect local businesses, residents, and artists together to celebrate art and community.

Our story

Project MUM, a Somerville-born outdoor dance party was created with support from the Somerville Arts Council. Local artists and performers collaborate to create it year after year, free to the public. This beloved dance party began in 2006 under the direction of Nave Gallery in Somerville. It ran annually under McGrath Highway for several years, followed by a brief retirement in earth year 2011.

In 2012, Project MUM piqued the interest of a small team of producers and artists based in Somerville and Cambridge. After some healthy wrangling efforts, Project MUM rebirthed under McGrath highway with spaceships and laser displays galore. It received such positive feedback from the community that the new MUM team was inspired to return year after to year.

Thank you

If you’re a regular attendee of MUM events, the MUM team appreciates your support! We look forward to sharing magical public spaces with you in the near future.