Mo is currently the co-host, organizer, booking agent, sound tech, and publicist for The Underground Lounge, a bi-monthly music series taking place in the basement of the Basil Burwell Theatre in Belfast, Maine. Featuring local and regional original artists, the event cultivates an intimate listening-room vibe which has become a favorite of performers and audiences alike. With beverages and homemade treats, couches and tables, the Underground Lounge fosters a coffeehouse environment that encourages community connection through the colder months of the year. Performers have included Connor Garvey, Louisa Stancioff, Becca Biggs, Dead Gowns, Emilia Dahlin, Sorcha Cribben-Merrill, and Peter Gallway.
From 2016 to 2020, Mo organized and hosted events under the auspices of The Technoskeptic magazine. He partnered with the storied Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts to create a film discussion series which paired thought-provoking tech-themed films such as Gattaca, Her, Minority Report, and Ex Machina with experts in topical fields like natural language processing, privacy, bioengineering, and psychology. From late 2019 until the pandemic, Mo collaborated on a phone-free socializing event called Analog Sundays.
Prior to that, Mo launched the Northampton, Massachusetts iteration of Nerd Nite, a casual slide-show presentation event held in dozens of locations around the globe. Think TED talks, with beer. He hosted it monthly from 2013 to 2015, finding speakers, coordinating with venues, organizing schedules, promoting, doing set-up and break-down, and giving the introductory talk. It quickly ensconced itself into the local community, with crowds of over 100 often showing up for talks about such matters as gecko-inspired adhesives, light pollution, or the nature of reality.