Are long baseball contracts worth it?
Megadeals for players that stretch well into their 30s are perilous. So why do teams keep doing it?
In riveting ‘God’s Ear,’ there are many words for grief
The premise of “God’s Ear” — a couple have lost their 10-year-old son — is not original, but playwright Jenny Schwartz’s treatment is.
Sharp script and a versatile cast add color to Lyric’s noir-ish ‘City of Angels’
“City of Angels,’’ now at Lyric Stage Company of Boston under the energetic direction of Spiro Veloudos, is a clever but uneven musical.
All About That Look: Nelly Carreño
The Mexico City-born Carreño, who works at New England Cable News, described her look as “classic with a Latin flair.”
Party Lines: PMC Living Proof Portrait Project
About 700 guests recently attended the opening reception for the PMC Living Proof Portrait Project by photographer Mike Casey.
Never a wasted moment in Big Apple’s ‘Metamorphosis’
“Metamorphosis” is all about transformation, or in the words of Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane, “the power that turns the everyday into the extraordinary.”
Belle and Sebastian invites devotees to dance
Performing at the House of Blues, the Scottish band played its hopeful songs with customary meticulousness, but loosened up a bit in between them.
Nightlife in and around Boston:
BLACK BUTTER LABEL NIGHTDeeper presents artists on the London-based indie label including Kidnap Kid, and duos My Nu Leng and Wayward. April 4, 10 p.m. $12. Prime, 295 Franklin St., Boston. 617-338-1000, www.deepernights.com
FIRST FRIDAY ‘90s NIGHTThe Museum of Fine Arts goes retro to celebrate their Herb Ritts exhibition. Put on an outfit from the era and enjoy art, throwback music, tapas, and cocktails. April 3, 6-9:30 p.m. $23-$25. Museum of Fine Arts, Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Courtyard, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org
Easter goodies at Elm Street Bakery
The cozy shop is positively overflowing with fresh breads, cookies, cakes, pies, calzones, and trays of thick, Sicilian-style pizza.
New take on Old Fashioned at Baldwin Bar
The Baldwin Bar at Sichuan Garden in Woburn stirs up a smooth variation on the classic.
A limited-edition saison from Anchor Brewing Co.
Anchor Saison Spring Ale is the brewery’s first attempt at a Belgian-style beer.
Free-spirit feelings at Beat Hotel
Beat Hotel is groovy with flower-splotched columns throughout the dining room of the throwback restaurant.
Eating ham at Easter dates back to at least sixth-century Germany
While the rest of the world celebrates with lamb, salty-sweet slices of cured pork have become the tradition in America.
After shooting of Boston police officer, video keeps the peace
Intentionally or not, Police Commissioner Evans set a precedent by sharing surveillance footage with African-American civic leaders.
Strains grow for DCF workers
Workers at the beleaguered child welfare agency are contending with fleas, mice, and an overload of cases, a survey found.
Tiny blackpoll warblers make mind-boggling migration
Researchers confirmed the small birds make incredible transoceanic flights by outfitting some of them with geolocator devices.
Marathon bombing trial to go to jury as defense rests
Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday and the judge told jurors they might begin deliberating that day.
Chinatown, immigrant haven, fights for its future
Boston’s last immigrant enclave in the heart of the city is trying to retain its identity during a construction boom.
Dana-Farber head to retire next summer
Under Dr. Edward Benz Jr.’s tenure, the specialty hospital has grown to more than $1 billion in annual revenue.