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The rainbow-hued candle mural on the Potter’s House in Adams Morgan is in danger of being destroyed. [Arts Desk]

Baltimore battle-rapper DDm is working hard to keep himself from being pigeonholed as a gay rapper. [Bandwidth]

The challenges of getting zoning approval for a theater, written out in a dramatic script [Greater Greater Washington]

Sharknado isn’t just a horrible summer film; it’s a Nats game gimmick, too. [DCist]

At Diplo‘s Mad Decent Block Party at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday, one young man died and more than 20 concertgoers were sent to the hospital after apparent drug overdoses. [Baltimore Sun]

D.C.’s Essex Hemphill, “arguably America’s most important black gay poet,” who passed away in 1995, was honored in a tribute at the Outwrite LGBT Book Festival on Friday. [Post]