FLIM Nite’s Men In Black at 3MT
Our first pick of free things to do in Manchester this week is this month’s instalment of FLIM Nite at Affleck’s Palace mini-theatre 3MT. FLIM is a monthly night where comedians, poets and spoken word artists act out and reinterpret scenes from a particular film, in this case Men In Black (the 1997 action-comedy that shot Will Smith to super-stardom). This event is technically free to attend, but there’s a recommended donation of £3 to help cover costs.
Mon 2 Jul, 3MT Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JG. 7.30pm – 10pm, www.facebook.com

Last Chance to See Coronation Street at Salford Museum & Art Gallery
Tuesday is your very last chance to catch this exhibition documenting the early days of the world’s greatest soap opera, including scripts, set photographs and other ephemera. Check out our full preview for more details.
Until Tue 3 Jul, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Peel Park, Crescent, Salford, M5 4WU, Tel: 0161 778 0800, 9.30am – 4.30pm (Closed Mon), www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk

Charlie Craggs at Waterstones Deansgate (pictured)
Part of this week’s Trans Vegas festival – a festival aimed at promoting the work of trans artists – is this Q&A event with author and activist Charlie Craggs. Charlie assembled and edited To My Trans Sisters, a recent collection of letters and essays from trans women of all walks, covering everything from dating to managing mental wellbeing. Reserve your slot to meet this fascinating young writer in person, and see the world through a different lens. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night.
Tue 3 Jul, Waterstones, 91 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BW. 6pm – 8pm, www.waterstones.com

Inner City Waves at Band on the Wall
Band on the Wall present another instalment of Inner City Waves, their regular free showcase of up-and-coming urban artists. Past line-ups have been great, and this is no exception: Heading up the bill is Lady Ice, a motormouth homegrown rapper with impeccable flow and a wicked sense of style. Also performing is Chanda, who performs a mixture of Hip-Hop, gospel and reggae, and local rapper Mennis.
Thu 5 Jul, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ. 8pm – 11pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk

Playing for a Draw at National Football Museum
On Thursday, this brand new exhibition opens up at the National Football Museum. Playing for a Draw is a two-month exhibition of football cartoons, covering everything from the golden age of Roy of the Rovers to present day artists. See our full preview for more details.
Thu 5 Jul – Sun 2 Sep, National Football Museum, Urbis Building Cathedral Gardens, Todd Street, Manchester, M4 3BG. Tel: 0161 605 8200, 10am – 5pm, www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

Mon 2 Jul - Fri 6 Jul
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 1 Jul 2018