Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.
BLACKPOOL MODEL VILLAGE. Take a big look around this tiny world which recreates English life from times gone by. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Open daily 10am. Details (01253) 763827.
MADAME TUSSAUD’S. The best of British celebrities. More information www.madametussauds.com/blackpool. Central Promenade, Blackpool. 10am to 4.30pm (later during school holidays). Details, (01253) 299483
SEA LIFE CENTRE. Brand new for 2011 - Claws! A collection of crusty creatures from the deep. 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, (01253)0844) 8561000.
BLACKPOOL TOWER JUNGLE JIM’S. Two adulst free with every paying child. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (01253)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
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT. Phill Jupitus, Jodie Prenger and Todd Carty star in the musical comedy romp ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. To Saturday, 7.30pm. And Saturday matinees, 2pm.
THE KEN WEBSTER SHOW. Special Easter presentation of the master hypnotist’s 24th summer season - and his most outrageous show yet. The Horseshoe Bar, Casino Building Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 8.30pm.
SHAUN’S BIG SHOW. Shaun the Sheep’s stage show - a preview of what’s heading to Blackpool later in the year. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester. To Sunday, 2.30 and 7pm.
THE BEST OF BLACKPOOL. All new circus show with Mooky and Mr Boo plus speciality acts from around the world. Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower. 1 and 4pm. Box office, 0844 8561000.
GHOST: THE MUSICAL. New stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1990 film prior to opening in London’s West End and starring Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy. Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester. Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Ends May 14.
THE DEMOLITION MAN. Based on the life of Fred Dibnah, a new play by Aelish Michael directed by David Thacker and starring Colin Connor as Fred Dibnah and Michelle Collins as Sheila. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. To May 7. Monday to Saturday, 7.30pm plus selected matinees. Box office, (01204) 520661.
5 @ 50. World premiere of Canadian writer Brad Fraser’s comic new play about five women turning 50. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester. Monday to Friday, 7.30pm. Saturdays, 8pm. Matinees Wednesday, 2.30pm and Saturday 4pm. Box office, (0161) 8339833. Ends May 14.
Pubs and bars
EGO LAUNCH NIGHT. The former NTK re-opens with Mark Freejack behind the decks plus Ricky Young, Andy Cruise, Mike Chadwick and Stuart Stone. Ego, Church Street, Blackpool. From 7pm to 3am.
SKA FACE AND PINK TORPEDOES. Big double header of reggae and punk. The Merrie England, North Pier, Blackpool. 8pm.
THE JEPS. Burlington’s, Lytham Road, South Shore.
EASTER PARTY NIGHT. DJ Scott Walker (ground floor), 100 per cent pure r ‘n’ b (upstairs).On The Edge, Hardhorn Road, Poulton. From 7pm.
THE LOVE RATS. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
R & B NIGHT. Upstairs @ On The Edge, Hardhorn Road, Pouton. To 2am.
THE COUSTICS. The Lord Derby, St Annes Square, St Annes.
THE FULL FAT BOOGIE BAND. The Plough, Freckleton.
THE STANS. The Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, South Shore.
FUN FACTORY. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
JOE DAVIS DISCO AND KARAOKE. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.
THE JOHN ADAMS TRIO. Resident house band plus guests with jazz, blues and swing. The Galleon, Adelaide Street, Blackpool. Also Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
GUEST ACTS. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.
SOUL NIGHT. DJ John Miles and soul entertainment. Soul Suite, Queen Square, Blackpool.
AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT. Guest vocalist. plus disco at night. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.
ROXY HART AND BONNIE LA BLUE. Cabaret all night. Free admission before 9.30pm. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
FRIDAY NIGHT EXPERIENCE. With DJ Banksy. Rumours, Talbot Square, Blackpool. 10pm - 4am.
MIKE ROSSI’S ROCK AND ROLL PARTY NIGHT. With guest bands. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore.
CABARET AND KARAOKE. The Old Bridge, Lytham Road, South Shore. 9pm.
UPFRONT FRIDAY. Deeper house djs from the UK and Ibiza. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool. 1am.
DANNY HOWARD. Chill out grooves to funky house. Henry’s Bar, Henry Street, Lytham.
POWERFUL PIERRE. Video dj party night. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool. 8pm.
JIMMY DAY. Che Bar, Talbot Square, Blackpool.
DISCO NIGHT. Papa Greywolf. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. Rota of weekly acts. Scruffy Murphy’s, Corporation Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.
Nightclubs and dance
THE BIG ONE. Another massive Easter knees up with the HTID Experiene on Level 2, Sanctuary on Level 1 and hardcore techno in the third room. The Syndicate, Church Street, Blackpool.
DEEP HOUSE TECH. First year celebrations continue.. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool. 6am lock-in.
BIG WINSTON FROM KINGSTON. Weekly set from the travelled celeb DJ. Free drink on admission plus drinks deals all night. The Residence, Vicarage Road, Poulton. 10pm to 3am.
HELEN LOUISE. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.
KEV REECE OWEN. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.
PAUL HOLMES. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.
PHIL DE VERE. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.
JOHNNIE ROX. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.
SOUNDS MAGIC. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.
JOHN MALCOLM. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.
TOM COLLINS PLUS JANICE YORKE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.
MIKE DENNETT & CHIC. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.
LEE ROBERTS PLUS LEIGH MYERS. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621039.
ROBBIE ALLEN. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.
HAYLEY MACK PLUS KSK. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.
JON WILLIAMS. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.
LA BELLE. Highfield Road & Rec., 79 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 342389.
TONY G FORD. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 622979.
JACK BENNETT. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.
DJ KIERAN. Plus karaoke. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, Blackpool.
ANDY KNIGHT’S SINGALONG. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 - 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.
Cabaret and talent
CABARET NIGHT. Buddy Lee presents Claire Byrne and Carl Schofield plus the Talk of the Coast dancers. Talk of the Coast, Viking Hotel, South Promenade, Blackpool. Doors 7pm, show from 9pm.
CABARET SHOW. With Miss Lee Star and vocals from Tim James. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Talbot Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
FUNNY GIRLS SHOW. The award winning show performed nightly (except Monday). Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 7pm.
KARAOKE DISCO. With Johnnyboy. Nellie Dean’s , North Promenade, Blackpool.
KARAOKE NIGHT. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE. Daily do it yourself session. Chubby’s Bar, The Promenade, Blackpool. From 9am to 6pm.
KARAOKE. Knobby’s Bar. West Street, Blackpool. And Thursday, Friday and Saturday. From 7pm.
KARAOKE. And Play Your Cards Right. Christ The King Social Centre, Chepstow Road, Blackpool.
KARAOKE roadshow. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.
KARAOKE. Weekly prizes. The Old Bank Inn, Bond Street, South Shore. 9.30pm.
KARAOKE. With R Mark. Seven Stars Hotel, Hallgate, Stalmine.
KARAOKE. With Ray and Chelsea Stevens. The Stanley Bar and Cabaret, Chapel Street, Blackpool. from 8pm.
KARAOKE NIGHT. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool.
KARAOKE/disco. With the Steve Linz. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. From 7pm.
KARAOKE. 3,000 songs to choose from. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
THE CAROLOKE ZONE. With Carol Hartwell. The Sandyforth Arms (formerly Last Orders), Trunnah Road, Thornton.
JAY’s KARAOKE. Prizes and bargain priced meals. The Newton Arms. Normoss.
KARAOKE AND PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. With Dave, Emma and Sean. The Highfield, Highfield Road, South Shore. 9pm - midnight.
KARAOKE PARTY TIME. With host Sam. The Duke of York, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
KARAOKE PARTY NIGHT. Choose from over 50,000 songs. The Cherry Blossom Hotel, Warley Road, North Shore. From 9.30pm.
KARAOKE DISCO. Over 40,000 tracks. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.
BILLY’S SINGALONG KARAOKE. The Plough, Chain Lane, Staining.
KARAOKE. With DJ Marki. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool. 8pm.
BULL KARAOKE ROADSHOW. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE. The Victoria, Dock Street, Fleetwood. To 1am.
Rock, pop and jazz
EASTER JAZZ WEEKEND. Acts include Six In A Bar With Rosie, The Mike Lovell All Stars and Spats Langham. North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. And Saturday, 8 to 11pm.
LATER AT THE BLUE ROOM. Continuing the venue’s mini festival - This Dirty Swamp, Big Door Open, Hello Bamboo, Secrets of Kaplan, Effluence, Naomi’s Blood Diamonds, Metonia, Deafen The Creatures, Idol Minds, last Breath. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool. From 7.30pm to after midnight.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Tramway, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 9.30 - 11pm.
BIG MICK’S FUN QUIZ. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham.
QUIZ NIGHT. With Barrie and Jean. Hampton Road Club, South Shore.
Country and line dancing
COUNTRY & WESTERN NIGHT. New venue. The Outpost, Fleetwood Rugby Club, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood. Details, (01253) 826120.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. All Hallows Parish Church, Bispham. 2 - 4pm.Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 2 - 4pm and Broadway Rooms, St Nicholas’s Church, Broadway, Fleetwood. 7.30 -10.30pm. Details, (07766) 310260.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Parish Rooms, Headroomgate Road, St Annes. 10am to noon. Details, (07984)188972.
Social and other dancing
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only - all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6.30 - 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 - 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’ Instiute, Great Eccleston.. Details, (07792) 410390.
UP TO DATE SEQUENCE. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Lytham. 2 - 4pm. Details, (07765) 554877.
SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB. Old favourites and new dances. Dean Street Memorial Hall, South Shore. 7 - 10pm. Details, (01253)863693.
SEQUENCE. Tuition, 10 - 11am. Sequence dancing until 12.45pm. With David and Rita Harrod. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, HawesSide Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.
SEQUENCE. Senior Citizens’ Club, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 7 - 10pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
OVER 50S EXERCISE CLASS. United Reformed Church Hall, Rossall Road (next to Cleveleys Library), Cleveleys. 11am to noon. Details, (01253) 853295.
ZUMBA DANCE FIT. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. 7.30pm. Details, (07706) 357007.
AEROBICS. Over 50s. United Reformed Church Hall, near Cleveleys Library, Cleveleys. 2 – 3pm. Details, (01253) 853295.
BLT. Bums, legs and tums. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 9.30 - 10.30am. Details, (07951) 012888.
MUAY THAI. Thai boxing. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, Dover Road, South Shore. 7 - 8.30pm. Details (07928) 128674.
MEND. Free, fun fitness programme for seven to 13 year olds. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 5 - 7pm. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5 - 7pm. And St Annes YMCA. Details, (01253) 882105.
IYENGAR YOGA CLASS. For men and women, equipment provided. St Mary Michael’s Social Centre, Castle Lane, Garstang. 1 - 2.30pm. Details, (01253) 399495.
PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. All ages welcome. Vida, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 6 - 7pm. Details, (07963) 104353.
TAI CHI. All levels. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 10 - 11.30am. Details, (01253) 724117.
PILATES. With Lisa. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11am - noon; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 10 - 11am. Details, (01253) 403273.
FITNESS POLE DANCING. Fusion Dance and Drama Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 5.30 - 8.30pm. Details, (07875) 468854.
GIRLGUIDING. Meet for evening of fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps. 5th Blackpool Brownies 6-7.30pm, Guides 7.45-9.30pm St Paul’s Worship Centre, Edgerton Road, Blackpool; Norbreck Senior Section meet alternate Fridays 8-10pm All Hallows Church Hall in the Shippon, All Hallows Road, Bispham. Details 352098.
BRIDGE CLUBS.Gazette Bridge Club - friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm; 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.
GOLDEN CIRCLE OF LIGHT. Clairvoyance awareness evening and psychic development. 478 Lytham Road (next to Arnold School), South Shore. 7.30pm.
community coffee mornings. St Peter’s Community Centre, Lytham Road, South Shore. 10.30am-noon.
ART CLUBS. Blackpool Art Society - general painting ,9.30am (contact 01253 407541 or 852027) and 2pm (contact 01253 357681 or 398632). The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool; Art Workshop Class. Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Road, Cleveleys. 9am - noon. Details, (01253) 863369; Windmill Art Society. All abilities welcome. Frank Townend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 1 - 3pm.