Night Watch

Opera on Tap at Milky Way


At: Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain. Wednesday, 9 p.m. 21+ Cover: $5. 617-524-3740,

The deal: For some, opera may seem dull, antiquated, or uptight, but anyone who has attended an Opera on Tap event may beg to differ. The national nonprofit breaks the stereotype by bringing opera, performed by local musicians, into bars all over the country. Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge, which has hosted Opera on Tap multiple times, is bringing the popular event back to Jamaica Plain Wednesday. “[Opera on Tap] makes opera a little less stuffy by making it interactive,” said Dave Rosen, the restaurant and lounge’s entertainment coordinator. “They bring opera to regular people.”

The music: This Opera on Tap event will feature musical theater and jazz standards in addition to opera. All music will be centered on a “dysfunctional relationships” theme.

Who goes there: Rosen calls the Jamaica Plain venue, which hosts a wide variety of events, “a gathering place that’s welcoming to everybody.” The event is 21+.


The tip: “Come early for dinner,” said Rosen. Bella Luna features a menu with a multitude of options, and the full bar is open till midnight on Wednesdays.

Eryn Carlson

Eryn Carlson