What’s On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th February

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

SATURDAY

Showzam! Festival

EMILY BARKER AND THE RED C;AY HALO. Part of the Showzam! Fringe. Award winning singer and songwriter from the remote south west of Western Australia. The Merrie England Bar, North Pier, Blackpool. From 7.30pm. Late bar.

SHOWZAM! CENTRAL. Free attractions, sideshows, performances, banners, information and more. Olympia, Winter Gardens, Coronation Street, Blackpool. 11am to 6pm. Free admission. Ends February 27.

CARNIVAL BALL. A tribute to the Moulin Rouge with Romany, Marawa, The Sugar Dandies, Raphaelle, Tony Benedict and the Kings of Swing Orchestra plus the Broken Hearts djs. Blackpool Tower ballroom, Blackpool. 9pm - 2am..

CARNESKY’S GHOST TRAIN. The darkest of rides dusted down again for the scare of your life. Flagstaff Gardens, South Promenade. And Sunday, 1 - 6pm. February 24 and 25, 2-6pm. February 26-27, 1-6pm.

THE BLACKPOOL TOWER AND CIRCUS HERITAGE. Presented by the Blackpool Tower Heritage Guides. Staff Entrance, Blackpool Tower. 11am - 1pm.

MOOKY AND MR BOO’S INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS CARNIVAL. Acts from around the world join the clowning couple for a show with a Latin flavour. Blackpool Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower. To February 27. Today, 1 and 4pm.

SOAP. Seven bath tubs containing contortionists, aerial strap acts, dance trapeze performers and far more. The Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Ends February 27. Today, 2.30 and 7.30pm.

Irish, folk and country

THISTLE. Home grown Irish music band. The Rossall Tavern, Larkholme Terrace, Fleetwood.

CAPTAIN’S CREW. Back after their New Year’s Eve success. The Seven Stars, Stalmine.

Pubs and bars

WRECKED. The Old Bank, Bond Street, South Shore.

THE 3RD STEP. The Tank, Fleetwood.

JOHNNY STARDUST. The No 4 and Freemasons, Newton Drive, Blackpool. 9pm.

SOUL NIGHT. Tamla Motown and club classics from DJ Big Mal and guests. Ashley Conserative Club, Victoria Road East, Thornton. 8pm to midnight. Free admission.

ROCK AND SOUL. The Steamer, Queens Terrace, Fleetwood.

THE LOVE RATS. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.

MONSTER SQUAD. Funk and rock covers. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham.

NICK DOW. Blues and rock. Victoria Bar, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood.

ROCK NIGHT. Goonies Never Say Die, Last Lungs and Dododeaddead. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool. 9pm.

SWEARFINGER. The Queens, Lytham Road, South Shore.

SOUL IN THE CITY. Across the board soul from Dave Gillett and a team of djs. London Road Labour Club, London Road, Preston. 7.30pm - 12.30am.

CURRY AND PINT. Plus big screen football. Dolly’s Bar, Cliffs Hotel, Queens Promenade, Bispham. Noon to 7pmn.

KELLY’S DEAL. cash prizes. The Queens, Fleetwood.

Theatre and shows

CALIFORNIA SUITE. Windmill Players present Neil Simon’s hotel themed play. Thornton Little Theatre, Four Lane Ends, Thornton. 7.30pm. To Saturday

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT. Adapted from Michael Rosen’s picture book. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 1.30pm. Also Saturday, 10.30am and 1.30pm.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Keith Jack from Any Dream Will Do stars in the never ending touring show. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. To Saturday, 7.30pm. Matinee Saturday, 2pm. Also Sunday, 1 and 5pm.

BEYOND THE BARRICADE. Songs from the shows performed by West End singers. Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. 7.45pm.

ROMEO AND JULIET. Former RSC director-in-residence David Thacker revives Shakespeare’s greatest love story ever told. The Octagon. Howell Croft South, Bolton. Ends March 5. Box office, (01204) 520661.

QUICKSAND. Zosia Wand’s powerful story of forbidden love set against the backdrop of Morecambe Bay and the region’s Polish community. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm. Saturday matinees, 2pm. Ends February 12. Box office, (01524 598500)

MOGADISHU. Final play in the current season is a world premiere of Vivienne Franzmann’s Bruntwood prize winning play set in an inner city London school. The Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. To February 19. Monday to Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 8pm, matinees Wednesday 2.30pm and Saturday 4pm. Box office, (0161) 8339833.

Social clubs

VICI MORAN. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, North Shore.

DAVID WAINWRIGHT. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.

CHRIS SHANNON. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.

ZEBRA. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.

THE JETS. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.

RON JOHNSON. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.

MARTIN GABRIEL. Claremont Conservative Club, Westminster Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 620981.

SIMON SHACKLETON. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.

HELEN LOUISE. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.

TOM COLLINS PLUS JOHNNY CORRIGAN. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

EDDIE MATRIX. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.

CHELSEA STEVENS. Blackpool Trades and Social Club, 7 Chadwick Street, off Central Drive, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 622580.

WAYNE LESTER. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, Details, (01253) 852450.

MARK BURROWS PLUS THE BLUE PIG ORCHESTRA. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

RITA PETITE. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.

HAYLEY MACK. Comrades of the Great War Club (Blackpool) Ltd, 116 Adelaide Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 625841.

MIKE KANE. Knott End WMC, Salisbury Avenue, Knott End. Details, (01253) 810362.

LEE DAVID. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.

FALLEN ANGELS. Highfield Road & Rec., 79 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 342389.

ROY DENNIS. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 622979.

GIL DAMON. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.

TERRY ON THE ORGAN. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. Details (01253) 626308.

Others

ANTIQUES AND FINE ART FAIR. Stonyhurst College, Hurst Green, near Clitheroe. And Sunday, 10.30am to 5pm (4.30pm Sunday).

SUNDAY

Showzam! festival

SHOWZAM! CENTRAL. Free attractions, sideshows, performances, banners, information and more. Olympia, Winter Gardens, Coronation Street, Blackpool. 11am to 6pm. Free admission. Ends February 27.

CARNESKY’S GHOST TRAIN. The darkest of rides dusted down again for the scare of your life. Flagstaff Gardens, South Promenade. 1 - 6pm. February 24 and 25, 2-6pm. February 26-27, 1-6pm.

PALACES OF DELIGHT. Professor Vanessa Toulmin presents Matcham In Blackpool - Blackpool’s architectural gems. Staff Entrance, Blackpool Tower. 11am - 1pm. Also February 27.

CONFESSIONS OF A CIRCUS SHOWMAN. Circus proprietor Gerry Cottle tells the trade secrets. The Tom Norman Theatre, Showzam! Central, Olympia, Winter Gardens, Coronation Street, Blackpool. 2-3pm.

MADAM GALINA AND HER ONLY FRIEND. Part of the Showzam! Fringe. Created by performer and writer Iestyn Edwards - new show Ballet Star Galactica. The Merrie England Bar, North Pier, Blackpool. From 9pm. Late bar.

MOOKY AND MR BOO’S INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS CARNIVAL. Acts from around the world join the clowning couple for a show with a Latin flavour. Blackpool Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower. To February 27. Today, 2.30pm.

SOAP. Seven bath tubs containing contortionists, aerial strap acts, dance trapeze performers and far more. The Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Ends February 27. Today, 2.30 and 5pm.

Social clubs

ALY. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.

JENNIFER BALL. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.

BOB MORGAN. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.

ALAN BARKER SHOWCASE. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.

BRAD LEIGH SCOTT. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.

TAM RYAN (LUNCH), RACHEL PARGA (EVE). Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

JOHNNY ROXX. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, facing Cleveleys Bus Station. Details, (01253) 852450.

TONY MAC. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

DARREN SHAW. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.

ROCKING E. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 622979.

LIVE TV SPORT and dj Kieran. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, North Shore. Afternoon.

FAMILY FUN AFTERNOON. Karaoke bingo and more. Talbot Conservative Club, Milbourne Street, Blackpool. 3 - 7pm.

MAGGIE ON KEYBOARD. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.

FREE AND EASY. With the Terry Martin Duo. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 626308.

Theatre and shows

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Keith Jack from Any Dream Will Do stars in the never ending touring show. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. Today, 1 and 5pm.

Pubs and bars.

BILLY NO MATES. The Queens, Lytham Road, South Shore. 4-7.30pm

PAUL WRIGLEY. Acoustic guitarist and vocalist beck with his monthly early evening spot. The Seven Stars, Stalmine. 6-9pm.

CURRY AND PINT. Plus big screen football. Dolly’s Bar, Cliffs Hotel, Queens Promenade, Bispham. Noon to 7pm.

THE GALLEON CABIN CREW SINGERS. Hosted by Liam Halewood. Take your own recorded music. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. 5-8.30pm.

THE JOHN ADAMS BAND. Resident house band plus guests with jazz, blues and swing. The Galleon, Adelaide Street, Blackpool. From 9pm. Also Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

THE ELIJAH CRAIG BAND. Weekly rock session. The Queens, Talbot Road, Layton.

MOTOWN AND SOUL PARTY. With live entertainment. Soul Suite, Queen Square, Blackpool.

ROXY HART. Plus guest vocalist. Cabaret all night. Free admission. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.

ANDY KNIGHT. Open mic and karaoke. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore. 1-5pm.

BAND NIGHT. Different weekly bands. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore. 8.30pm.

NICK UNLIMITED. Weekly blues and rock. The Cedar Tavern, Cedar Square, Blackpool. from 4.30pm.

FREE ‘N’ EASY. Afternoon. Plus DJ Tim James and Lee Star. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Evening.

CURRY AND PINT NIGHT. Plus big screen for football. Dolly’s Bar, Cliffs Hotel, Queens Promenade, Bispham. Noon to 7pm.

OPEN DECK SUNDAY. Open day for budding djs, mixers, producers or listeners. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool. 3pm - midnight.

SUNDAY SINGALONG. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool.

JOURNEY THROUGH THE DECADES. From the 60s to the Noughties. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. From 7pm.

DISCO AND KARAOKE. Afternoon fun with with Steve L. The Travellers Rest, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 2 - 7.30pm.

OPEN MIC NIGHT. Singer/songwriters, take your own instruments. Free admission. Drinks promotions. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool. From 8pm.

Quiz nights

QUIZ NIGHT. The Queens, Fleetwood.

THE JOE GORDON QUIZ SHOW. The Steamer, Queens Terrace, Fleetwood.

STEVE MULLIGAN’S QUIZ NIGHT. The Victorian Bar, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood.

ALAN REID’S BIG FUN CASH QUIZ. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.

QUIZ night. Plus karaoke and bingo. The Burn Naze, Gamble Road, Thornton.

QUIZ AND KARAOKE. Free entry. The Lane Ends, Marton.

DJ PETE’S QUIZ. Free entry and prizes. The Clarence, Preston New Road, Marton. 8.45pm

BULLSEYE FUN QUIZ. Cash prizes and weekly jackpot quiz. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

Others

ANTIQUES AND FINE ART FAIR. Stonyhurst College, Hurst Green, near Clitheroe. 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Social and other dancing

PERUVIAN SALSA LESSONS. Beginners to intermediate. Progress Sports and Social Club, Exchange Street, Blackpool. 6-8pm. Details, (07879) 413649.

SIMPLY SALSA. Ashley Conservative Club, Victoria Road East, Thornton. From 7pm..

SIMPLY SALSA. Beginners, improvers, intermediate and advanced lessons and social dancing. Ashley Conservative Club, Victoria Road East, Thornton.

SALSA DANCING. Function Room, Trades Club, Chadwick Street, Blackpool. 7.30 - 11pm. Details, 07990 301793.

SOCIAL. Ballroom, Latin and popular sequence. Co-Operative Sports ad Social Club, Preston New Road, Marton. 8 - 11pm. Details, (01253) 762926.

GENERAL. Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Centre, St Albans Road, St Annes. 8 - 10.30pm. Details, (01253) 782717.

MODERN SEQUENCE. New dances taught. St Paul’s Parish Church, Lake Road, Ansdell. 7.30 - 10.15pm. tails, (01253) 776255.