What’s New: Arts & Entertainment

Union TavernSusan Cattaneo. Photo by Justin Knight.

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Union Tavern Launches Female-Fronted Residency

Susan Cattaneo, a “New England Americana” singer/songwriter, will be performing every third Thursday at Union Tavern (formerly PA’s Lounge). A female-fronted residency like this, Cattaneo tells Scout, is a rarity in the Boston music scene, which is dominated by male performers. Cattaneo aspires to bring other women to join her onstage as well, and she also hopes to involve her six-piece “Big Loud Band.” Her residency began in April.

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The Jungle

Union Square’s nightlife is about to get a little more musical. The Jungle, an 85-seat music venue and restaurant, will operate out of a former storage space on Sanborn Court, according to Vanyaland. Owner and manager Sam Epstein told Vanyaland that the venue will book local bands of all genres, and that other group activities, from cycling classes to music lessons to open mic nights, will take place in the early evenings on Sundays through Thursdays. The spot’s grand opening is set for May. 

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Museum of Bad Art Seeks New Home

Know anyone who’s looking to acquire a gallery of mediocre cat paintings, discarded fan art, and disproportionate nudes? The Museum of Bad Art is in need of a new home, according to its Facebook page. The museum, which has been located in the Somerville Theatre for over 10 years, hopes to find a large space that’s close to public transit. “Some possibilities are a brewery, building lobby, underused event venue, or space in a movie theater,” the post reads. The collection will be off-display until a new location is found.

This article originally appeared in the What’s New section of the Voices of the City Issue of Scout Somerville, which is available for free at more than 200 locations throughout the city or by subscription.

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