Stop Kiss

Diana Son’s Stop Kiss, featuring three Somerville actors, runs April 8–18 at The Factory Theatre (791 Tremont St) in Boston. A story of identity and bigotry, Stop Kiss is also about a friendship between two young women that unexpectedly blossoms into romance.

Their first meeting is ordinary enough: chitchat about work, music and boyfriends. Over the course of the play, their friendship deepens, each woman bringing out strength, courage and tenderness in the other.

The three Somerville actors are Lisa Miguel Smith (as Sara), Tom Giordano (as Peter) and Somerville Scout publisher Holli Banks (as Mrs. Winsley/Nurse).

Tickets ($15 online, $20 at the door) can be purchased at badhabitproductions.org. (Student Rush tickets are available the day of performances for $10 cash with a valid Student ID).

Bad Habit Productions (BHP), the company behind Stop Kiss, also presents a comedy showcase called Comedy on Tap every third Sunday of the month at The Burren (247 Elm St) at 5:30pm.

The performances at Comedy on Tap typically include a mixture of improv, sketch comedy and standup. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door.

Electronic Community Message Board

You know that scrolling digital display atop the Davis Square branch of Middlesex Federal Savings Bank (1 College Ave)? Middlesex Federal wants you to know that they’re open to posting community events (if appropriate) on their scrolling sign.

To send your content, simply log on to middlesexfederal.com. Click “Contact Us” under “ABOUT US” on the home page and fill out the form.

Somerville Theatre

Have you ever wanted to watch a BLU-RAY DVD in a real movie theatre with surround sound and HD projection? Believe it or not, the Somerville Theatre (2 Holland St) allows you to rent out their smaller theater (31 seats) for screenings of any length for $150 ($100 on weekdays and non-holidays). You can even bring in your own food and beverages.

Call to speak to a booking agent or email .

Quarter-Free Parking

Since July, 2006, Somerville has had a parking meter alternative to quarters. Buy your $20 or $50 Park Card at the Traffic & Parking building (133 Holland St).

Here’s how they work: upon inserting your Park Card, the maximum time allowed for that meter will be displayed. (Wait for “IN” to be displayed before removing your card.) Insert your Park Card when you return to the meter; any unused money will be returned to your card.

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