What’s On - Friday, September 20, 21 & 22

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Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde Coast.

friday

((september 20)))

Attractions

madame tussauds. The best of British celebrities. More information www.madametussauds.com/blackpool. Central Promenade, Blackpool. 10am to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 299483

SEA LIFE CENTRE. More information www.sealife.co.uk/blackpool. Golden Mile, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621258.

blackpool tower ballroom. Open daily except for special events. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (0844) 8561000.

BLACKPOOL TOWER DUNGEON. Open daily. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. (01253) 622242

BLACKPOOL TOWER EYE. Open daily. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. (0844) 8561000

blackpool tower jungle jim’s. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (0844) 8561000.

BLACKPOOL ZOO AND DINOSAUR SAFARI. Home to more than 400 animals as well as 32 different dinosaurs. Daily from 10am. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Details (01253) 830830.

FARMER PARR’S ANIMAL WORLD. Rare breeds galore. Wyrefield Farm, Rossall Lane and Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Details, (01253) 874389.

ripleys believe it or not. Two floors of interactive exhibitions and displays. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, South Shore. Daily from 10am. Details, (0871) 2221234.

theatre and shows

STARS IN CONCERT. Blackpool’s five star Summer show recreates the performances of the biggest names in popular music with the line-up changing throughout the year. At the end of the evening meet the stars in person and have your photo taken with them. Central Pier Showbar, Central Pier, Promenade, Blackpool. Tickets at the box office or www.centralpierblackpool.co.uk. Enquiries 622255.

around the world with mooky and boo. Go on a fabulous journey around the world on a whistle-stop journey filled with amazing feats, fantastic fun and jaw-dropping stunts of incredible skill. Tower Circus, Blackpool. (Ends Nov 10).

an inspector calls. The Birling family are toasting the engagement of their daughter, when the happy occasion is suddenly and unexpectedly interrupted by the arrival of a stranger at the door. An Inspector has called to investigate the tragic death of a young woman. A suicide, or so it would seem... The Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. (ends October 5)))

an evening of burlesque. Join this all-new riotous romp into the bizarre world of burlesque and cutting-edge variety. Opera House, Manchester.

legends. Appearing Freddie, Elton, Buddy and Neil. Close your eyes and you could be listening to the real thing. Sands Venue, Promenade, Blackpool. For tickets ring 625262.

houdini. To be the greatest, you have to be prepared to sacrifice everything. The highly successful Brothers Houdini soon find this out, when their death-defying feats start to draw in ever bigger crowds. Join us for what promises to be an explosive theatrical spectacle, when the prestigious promoter Martin Beck offers only Harry an opportunity that will change his life forever. The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool.

music

north fylde music circle. First concert featuring international pianist Stefan Ciric.Sixth Form College, Blackpool. £9 (student £4). Details 724472.

cABARET

VIVA Summer Spectacular. Leye D Johns presents three hours of full production cabaret with guest vocalists and the VIVA Showgirls. Dinner & Show or Show Only tickets available on 01253 297297 or www.vivablackpool.com. Viva! Blackpool, Church Street/Central Promenade, Blackpool.

nightclubs and dance

DANCE NIGHT. Commercial chart and dance with a mix of urban and R&B and a splash of 90s presented by DJ Luminati. Drinks promotions. The Loft, above Toast, Wood Street, St Annes. 10pm to 4am.

urban uncut. DJ Jay Fontalba playing r’n’b, hip hop, UK garage, reggae, bashment and UK funky. Crystal, Talbot Square/Market Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.

U.N.I. Weekly session with resident DJ Vince Williams plus guests. Co Co, Market Street, Blackpool.

eclectic. Funky, progressive and electro house with DJ Robert Bagshaw. Flamingo, Queen Street, Blackpool. 11pm to 5am.

pubs and bars

vocalist. The Gynn, Dickson Road, Blackpool. 9pm onwards.

afternoon quiz and bingo. Winners questions up to £400, 3pm. Karaoke with Little John, evening. Churchill’s, Topping Street, Blackpool.

dave ward roadshow. DJ Dave Ward, new releases and greatest hits, retro night last Friday of month. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham. 8pm until midnight.

disco night. DJ Mike Jackson, karaoke and light show. The Crown, Devonshire Square, Blackpool. 8pm - 11pm.

jack bennett. The Ruskin Hotel, Albert Road, Blackpool.

dj ian p party night. Drinks promotions, free admission. Little Tree, Queen Street, Blackpool.

band night. Different local band each week. The Cedar Tavern, 15 Cedar Square, Blackpool. 8.30pm.

sky sports live, two boxes more matches. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool.

ANDY P. The best of r&b, chart and house. Plus drinks deals. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool. From 8pm.

party night. Cabaret with female impersonator and DJ Roxy Hart, plus and DJ Joanna Shorrock. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.

sex bomb fridays. DJ Dan with hip hop, drum ‘n’ bass, chart and alternative. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool.

party night and karaoke. With Stephen Pierre. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. Free admission, open to late. Also Saturday.

disco night and karaoke. The Gynn, Gynn Square, Blackpool. Also Saturday. 8pm to 1am.

dj darrell lord. R&B, chart, party and all things dance. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.

cabaret night. Live act weekly. Four Lane Ends, Hawes Side Lane, Marton.

funky friday. With Steve Warren. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.

joe davis disco and karaoke. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.

galleon band. Resident house band plus guests – swing. blues and beyond.. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Also Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free entry.

friday night experience. With DJ Banksy. Rumours, Talbot Square, Blackpool. 10pm to 4am.

DISCO NIGHT. Papa Greywolf. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.

last man standing. Travellers Rest, Beach Road, Cleveleys.

bob on. Bob Marley tribute band. The Bar @ Toast, Wood Street, St Annes.

april moon. Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.

monkberry. Dockers, Preston Street, Fleetwood.

blue pig orchestra. The Venue, Cleveleys.

rock, blues and soul

music group. Fortnightly meetings for those who love to share their enthusiasm for a range of popular music with like-minded people. Take along a favourite CD to share with the group. Blackpool Central Library, Queen Street, BHlackpool. 2pm - 4pm.

Karaoke

karaoke/disco. With host Joe Davies. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore. 9pm until 1am.

karaoke. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool. 7pm to 4am.

karaoke night. The Hop, Cookson Street, Blackpool.

karaoke night. With DJ Joe D. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.

cliff’s karaoke. The Old England, Red Bank Road, Bispham. From 8pm.

crazy scots karaoke. Hamish and Mick back at the helm. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool. And Saturday, to 4am.

karaoke night. The Links, Heeley Road, St Annes. From 9pm.

KARAOKE. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.

karaoke night. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.

KARAOKE roadshow. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.

karaoke. With R Mark. Seven Stars Hotel, Hallgate, Stalmine.

KARAOKE and decades Disco. With the Steve Linz. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. 7.30pm to midnight.

KARAOKE. 3,000 songs to choose from. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

CAROLOKE ZONE. With Carol Hartwell and the pub’s 12 large flat screens. The Sandyforth Arms, Trunnah Road, Thornton.

JAY’s KARAOKE. The Newton Arms. Normoss.

KARAOKE AND PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. With Dave, Emma and Sean. The Highfield, Highfield Road, South Shore. 9pm to midnight.

KARAOKE PARTY TIME. With host Sam. The Duke of York, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.

KARAOKE DISCO. Over 40,000 tracks. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.

KARAOKE. With DJ Marki. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool. 8pm.

social clubs

TERRY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool. 


heather dee. Wings Club, Victoria Road, Thornton Cleveleys.

Social and other dancing

adult tap classes. all aged and abilities. £4. Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, Poulton. 6.45pm.

BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6.30 to 7.30pm. St Chad’s Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Poulton. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.

BELLYDANCING FOR BEGINNERS. For ladies and children of all ages, shapes and sizes. The Junction, Beacon Hill Family Centre, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool. 4.15 to 5.15pm. Details, (07811) 189980 or (01253) 883877.

ADULT DANCE CLASSES. Class Act Theatre School, Holy Family Church Hall, Links Road, North Shore. 7pm.

childrens’ DANCE CLASSES. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton and Womens’ Institute, Great Eccleston.. Details, (07792) 410390.

UP TO DATE SEQUENCE. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Lytham. 2 to 4pm. Details, (07765) 554877.

SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB. Old favourites and new dances. Dean Street Memorial Hall, South Shore. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253)863693.

SEQUENCE. Tuition, 10 to 11am. Sequence dancing until 12.45pm. With David and Rita Harrod. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, Hawes Side Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.

street dance and break dance. Mimi Dance presents sessions for under 10’s at 5.30pm. Sessions for over 10’s at 6.30pm. ECN Bodyworks. Chiswick Grove, Marton. Details, 07584 359310.

adult street dance workout. Mimi Dance presents sessions for adults at 6.30pm. ECN Bodyworks. Chiswick Grove, Marton. Details, 07584 359310.

LINE DANCING

BOOGIE BOOTS. Basic dance knowledge required, for further information contact Jenni Bradshaw (07968973238). St Chad’s Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Poulton. 8pm - 11pm.

Keep fit

Keep Fit or Dancing. Tap dancing for fitness and fun. Beginners, Inters and Advanced. Poulton Methodist Church from 6.45pm. Tel 07966 442649 for details.

BLT. Bums, legs and tums. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 9.30 to 10.30am. Details, (07951) 012888.

MUAY THAI. Thai boxing. 6/8 St Annes Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.

IYENGAR YOGA CLASS. For men and women, equipment provided. St Mary Michael’s Social Centre, Castle Lane, Garstang. 1 to 2.30pm. Details, (01253) 399495.

PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. All ages welcome. Vida, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 6 to 7pm. Details, (07963) 104353.

TAI CHI. All levels. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 10 to 11.30am. Details, (01253) 724117.

PILATES. With Lisa. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11am to noon; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 10 to 11am. Details, (01253) 403273.

others

world fireworks championships. Build up will commence around 7.30pm with displays taking place from approximately 8.30pm. All displays are subject to suitable weather conditions. Around North Pier.

blackpool slot car club. Scout Hut, Blackpool Cricket Club, Blackpool. 7.30pm.

BABY BOUNCE AND RHYME. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 10am to 10,30am.

circus skills club. For anyone aged seven or older. Beginners to advanced. St John’s Roman Catholic Church Hall, Breck Road, Poulton. 5.30 to 7pm.

bridge clubs. Lytham Bridge Club – friendly, beginners and improvers bridge 1.30pm, friendly duplicate bridge – 7.15pm. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham; Clifton Bridge Club. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.

saturday

((september 21)))

theatre and shows

the rat pack vegas spectacular show. Wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Junior in a fabulous production that continues to be successful worldwide. Opera House, Manchester.

legends. Appearing Freddie, Elton, Buddy and Neil. Close your eyes and you could be listening to the real thing. Sands Venue, Promenade, Blackpool. For tickets ring 625262.

houdini. To be the greatest, you have to be prepared to sacrifice everything. The highly successful Brothers Houdini soon find this out, when their death-defying feats start to draw in ever bigger crowds. Join us for what promises to be an explosive theatrical spectacle, when the prestigious promoter Martin Beck offers only Harry an opportunity that will change his life forever. The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool.

social clubs

rock o rama. Rock ‘n’ roll, soul and blues. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.

chelsea stevens. Wings Club, Victoria Road, Thornton Cleveleys.

music

godre’r aran male voice choir. Conducted by Eirian Owen. Tickets £10 from Fylde Travel, Poulton, Coffee Plus or concert secretary on 882872. The Methodist Church, Poulton. 7.30pm.

soul

blackpool soul club. Northern soul, tamla motown. The Wainwright Club, 173 Hornby Road, Blackpool.

pubs and bars

wyreless acoustic. The Links, Heeley Road, St Annes.

smokin monkey. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.

ashley parkinson. A dynamic acoustic set to entertain audiences from young to old. The Bar @ Toast, Wood Street, St Annes.

john banks. Victoria Bar, North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.

others

blackpool and north fylde model railway club. 32nd Annual exhibition, adults £5, seniors £4.50, juniors £3, family £13. Fleetwood High School, Broadway, Fleetwood. 10am until 5pm.

coffee morning. All proceeds to Macmillan Caner. The Gynn, Dickson Road, Blackpool. 10.30am.

sunday

((september 22)))

theatre and shows

andy prior. Andy’s new show will feature not only the standard Big Band versions of classic songs but also feature new arrangements done for Andy by Phil Steel one of Britain’s most talented composer/arrangers. The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm.

legends. Appearing Freddie, Elton, Buddy and Neil. Close your eyes and you could be listening to the real thing. Sands Venue, Promenade, Blackpool. For tickets ring 625262.

quizzes

cash prize quiz. With Steve M. Victoria Bar, North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood.

others

blackpool and north fylde model railway club. 32nd Annual exhibition, adults £5, seniors £4.50, juniors £3, family £13. Fleetwood High School, Broadway, Fleetwood. 10am until 4pm.