Phil Kennicott on the Hirshhorn Bubble: “It would be good for the Smithsonian, good for the District and good for America.” [Post]

Meanwhile, from an annoying Washington Post reader: “I suggest that the Hirshhorn folks scramble their resources for a better cause. Please don’t make the Mall a laughingstock.” [Post]

Avalon Theatre makes digital transition. [WTOP]

George Washington University obtains permit to begin construction on Textile Museum’s new location. [Washington Business Journal]

Gershwin Prize winner Carole King to be honored at White House. [AP via WJLA]

Improv teacher Shawn Westfall celebrates a decade at the D.C. Improv. [WAMU]

Cable TV employs lots of District-area residents. [Post]

An update on the Ontario Theater development in Adams Morgan [Housing Complex]