What happened at Bridgewater State Hospital, the state's prison for the mentally ill, on May 4, 2009:
Are long baseball contracts worth it?
Megadeals for players that stretch well into their 30s are perilous. So why do teams keep doing it?
There’s something in the air at Hypocrites’ ‘Mikado’
The Chicago troupe’s version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado,” at Oberon through Sunday, is as smile-inducing a production as you are likely to see this season.
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.
Critics’ picks: Theater
Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including “God’s Ear,’’ “City of Angels,’’ “Metamorphosis,’’ “The Colored Museum,’’ “Big Fish,’’ and “Come Back, Little Sheba.’’
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.
TV Critic’s Corner for April 2
Vikings 10 p.m., History
Oh, I joke plenty about Floki, with his ink tears and the theme song I’ve given him, “Smears on My Pillow.”
Thermostat says 74 degrees, so why is it so cold?
Q. I live in a Cape with a gas hot water heating system. There is at least a six degree difference in the temperature between the two floors. When I have the thermostat set at 74 degrees and I am watching TV, my nose is cold so it’s obviously not 74 degrees.
Boy, 12, leads police to suspect after break-in at Waltham house
The boy locked himself in a bedroom and called 911 after hearing someone breaking into his house, officials said.