Leave It On The Floor at FACT, 6th September

FILM As part of Liverpool Pride’s film programme, this new independent movie (choreographed by Frank Gatson Jr, who did Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’) takes a look at one young chap being embraced by Los Angeles’ underground ball scene: a community often populated by runaways, victims of violence and rejection, and wonderful weirdos. Liverpool vogue royalty Darren Suarez will also be throwing some shapes before the screening. Strike a pose. More information →

Social Media Cafe at Static Gallery, 6th September

EVENT Another installment of Liverpool’s excellent, relaxed tech talk series heads to the Static Gallery this week. Highlights include the team from Tenantspin, who’ll talk about digitally engaging older people, and food blogger Christina McDermott. One of the SevenStreets team will also be ‘doing a thing’, too, and revealing what we nearly named the site one drunken night. You’re sworn to secrecy. Best of all? It’s totally free. More information →

Misery Guts’ single launch

EVENT We’ve always loved ‘Let Me on My Way’, Misery Guts’ melodic paean to keep progress at arm’s length. They’re celebrating the single’s release with a gig on Saturday at Ship and Mitre. The perfect venue for their folk revivalist catalogue. twitter.com/miserygutsband →

Ian McEwan – Sweet Tooth

BOOK A likeable romp that sees master storyteller McEwan veer into spy novel and espionage territory, but with the same light touch he employed in his last book, Solar. It’s the Sweeney meets the Soviets, with plenty of twists and turns. A great, if curiously frustrating, read. Information →

Made Here at the Met Quarter

SHOP We loved them in Liverpool ONE. Now they’re bigger and better in the Met Quarter. Made Here’s Liverpool-only art, craft, jewellery and lovely stuff shop is open again for business from Thursday 6th September, upstairs at the MQ. Go support it, and buy something unique and fabulous. twitter.com/madehereshop →

Dan Deacon – America

ALBUM Electronica doesn’t get any more intelligent or soulful than Deacon’s forays into electro-acoustic pop. America sees him navigate his homeland with wistful, ecstatic and beautiful results. Think Jonsi meets Brian Wilson, via Steve Reich and Hop Chip. A euphoric road trip. Amazing video for one of the singles, too… dandeacon.com →

NYC Type

BLOG We heart New York. Who doesn’t? It’s mental, ridiculous and bizarre in the nicest possible way. But it’s also one of the most over-photographed cities on earth. Visit, and you feel like you’ve been there already. Luke Connelly’s NYC Type photoblog takes a brilliantly different view of the city, documenting the city and its boroughs via signs, graffiti, engravings and other assorted typography. www.nyctype.co →