In his 2014-2019 Capital Improvement Plan, Mayor Vince Gray proposes a $2.3 million annual increase to public art budget. []

At the Hay-Adams, wannabe Corcoran chairman Wayne Reynolds makes his $10,000 pitch—-and says the institution has a hush-hush deal with the University of Maryland. [Post]

Gold Leaf Studios’ Mike Abrams opens his newest space, Union Arts. [D.C. Music Download]

The National Portrait Gallery’s new director, Kim Sajet, begins her gig today. [Post]

The Make-Up plays Baltimore’s Save Your Soul night on April 5. [Baltimore City Paper]

Commenters do not like Rock & Roll Hotel owner Joe Englert‘s anti-weatherman rant on Young & Hungry. [Young & Hungry]

An adult video store in Mt. Vernon Square becomes a “Mediterranean-influenced organic restaurant.” [Washington Business Journal]

Meet George Whitlow, a 65-year-old rolling boombox. [Post]

Could theater become a big D.C. export? [Post]

A Q-and-A with heavy local band LTW [DCist]

…and a Q-and-A with new Washington National Opera Director Francesca Zambello [D.C. Theatre Scene]

A report from the Freer Gallery Peacock Room’s monthly sunning. [Post]