What’s On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May

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

SATURDAY

Theatre and shows

BILLY ELLIOT. Fame School of the Arts and Billy Youth Theatre present the popular ballet themed musical. Blackpool Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 2 and 7.30pm. Ends today.

REBECCA. The Windmill Players present the Daphne Du Maurier classic. Thornton Little Theatre, Victoria Road East, Thornton. To Saturday.

THE BEST OF BLACKPOOl. All new circus show with Mooky and Mr Boo plus speciality acts from around the world. Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm. Box office, 0844 8561000.

THE KEN WEBSTER SHOW. The master hypnotist’s 24th summer season - and his most outrageous show yet. The Horseshoe Bar, Casino Building Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 8.30pm. Weekly to November 5.

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. Major revival of the Arthur Miller powerful tragedy and arguably his most famous character, Eddie Carbone. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. Monday to Friday, 7.30pm. Saturdays, 8pm. Matinees Wednesday 2.30pm and Saturdays 4pm. To June 25. Box office, (0161) 8339833.

SECRET THOUGHTS. World premiere by David Lodge, based on his novel Thinks. Directed by David Thacker. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. Ends June 4. Box office, (01204) 520661.

Cabaret

CHARITY COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA. Formal dinner, comedy, dancing and DJ. Supporting the British Red Cross, Enduro Africa and Unicef. With Phil Walker, Clive Cooper, Syd Little and Alice Barry. The Paradise Room. Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Reception 7.30pm.

CABARET NIGHT. Buddy Lee presents Lee Brady and Nicky Newsome plus the Talk of the Coast dancers. Talk of the Coast, Viking Hotel, South Promenade, Blackpool. Doors 7pm, show from 9pm.

FUNNY GIRLS SUMMER SHOW 2011. The award winning show performed nightly (except Mondays). Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.

Music

THE MUSIC OF MARIO LANZA. Sung by the Two Tenors - Kevin Matthews and Stephen Burrows accompanied by Phil Cookson with narrator Beryl Burrows. St Oswald’s Church, Marton. 7.30pm.

Rock, pop and jazz

ELECTRIC GARDEN PROGRESSIVE ROCK FESTIVAL 2011. Tonight – The Tangent, Abel Ganz, Gosdsticks, It, Se-yes and Earthling Society. Beat, Corporation Street, Blackpool.

ELVIS TRIBUTE NIGHT. Suspiciously Elvis presents another tribute to The King. With or without meal. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.

CALLIGHAN AND WOLSKY. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.

Pubs and bars

FLIP. The Victoria Bar, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood.

THE VERSIONS. Popular covers band. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.

THE KEYTARS. The Golden Ball, Ball Street, Poulton.

MONKBERRY. With guest drummer Tommy Crouch. The Steamer, Queens Terrace, Fleetwood.

THE SHAKERS RHYTHM AND BLUES BAND. The Shovels, Common Edge Road, Marton.

FREEBIRD. Lane Ends Pub, Weeton Road, Wesham, near Kirkham.

OLIVIA LEITH. Vocals. G Casino, Sandcastle Waterworld, The Promenade, South Shore.

THE 3RD STEP. The Old Town Hall, Market Place, Poulton.

PIRATE PARTY. Celebrating the launch of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film with fancy dress special. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool. 8pm. The Tache, Cookson Street, Blackpool. From 10pm.

DYSPHONIA. And Uncle Paul plus slot for one more band. Cedar Tavern, Cedar Square, Blackpool.

ALL DAY - ALL NIGHT PARTY. With Hayley Kay in the day and Jimmy Day, DJ Devil and Vince Williams at night. Che Bar and CoCo, Market Street, Blackpool.

huggy and the bears. The Plough, Freckleton.

COOL VIBES. DJ Selector and reggae singer Mellanare with a weekly session of Caribbean music. Upstairs @ The Cedar Tavern, Cedar Square, Blackpool. From 10pm.

LIPSTICK. Weekly fun music session. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.

DJ SCOUSE. The Dutton Arms, The Promenade, South Shore. From 8pm.

SPIN THE WHEEL. Live entertainment, plus Sing Like The Stars with cash prizes. Welcome Inn, Cherry Tree Road, Marton. 8.30pm to late.

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, Friday and Sunday.

GUEST ACTS. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.

MOTOWN AND SOUL PARTY. With John Miles and Tony King. Soul Suite, Queen Square, Blackpool.

DISCO 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.

PURE PARTY. With Lee Hirst. Chart and party tunes. Rumours, Talbot Square, Blackpool. 9pm - 4am.

THE JOE WILDY SHOWBAND. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore.

LEE STAR. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Evening.

SEXY SATURDAY. Soulful and funky vocal house plus occasional theme nights. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool.

DUET. Female duo. Buckingham’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. 8.45pm.

DISCO AND KARAOKE. With DJ Terry. The Raikes Hall, Liverpool Road, Blackpool.

DECADES DISCO. With Steve L. The Travellers Rest, Beach Road, Cleveleys.

Nightclubs and dance

BEAT FREEKZ. The B-Boys and Shaolin Monkeys provide the musical backdrop to the Sand, Sea and Spray graffiti events on the pier. North Pier, Blackpool. Noon to 5pm.

DELIVERANCE. Celebrating Fylde Style’s first birthday and the Sand, Sea and Spray weekend of activities. Russ B, Kev Fulcher, the Shaolin Monkeys and Lee Garry. Music Hall Tavern, above K2, Church Street, Blackpool. From 9pm.

Music

THE MUSIC OF MARIO LANZA. Sung by the Two Tenors - Kevin Matthews and Stephen Burrows accompanied by Phil Cookson with narrator Beryl Burrows. St Oswald’s Church, Marton. 7.30pm.

Social clubs

DON TAYLOR. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.

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

BRAD LEIGH-SCOTT. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.

JANICE YORK. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.

COLIN KILBRIDE. Claremont Conservative Club, Westminster Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 620981.

JO SUMMERS. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.

ABEL CANE. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.

JAMES ALEXANDER PLUS NICKY NEWSOME. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

KEVIN REES OWEN. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.

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

KEITH SENIOR. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

TAM RYAN. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.

TONY G FORD. Comrades of the Great War Club (Blackpool) Ltd, 116 Adelaide Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 625841.

CARL HENRY. Knott End WMC, Salisbury Avenue, Knott End. Details, (01253) 810362.

DAVE PRENTICE. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.

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

CHELSEA STEVENS. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 622979.

KIRSTY MOORE. 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

OPEN DAY. Guided walks, BBQ, cream teas, school exhibition, bric-a-brac, tombola local history display, cakes and plant stall, beautiful gardens and scenery plus vintage tractors. Entrance £3. Bleasdale Tower Gardens, Bleasdale, Preston. 12pm-4.30pm.

SUNDAY

Social clubs

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

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

JIMMY MAY. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.

MATTHEW SHAW. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.

RYAN KNIGHT. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.

BEN BELLUSHI (LUNCH), MIKE ALONG (EVE). Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

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

MICHAEL KANE. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

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

Pubs and bars

THE KEYTARS. Plus buddies. On The Edge, Hardhorn Road, Poulton.

OPEN MIC NIGHT. The No 4 & Freemasons, Newton Drive, Blackpool.

FOOTBALL SPECIAL. It’s Manchester United versus Blackpool with everything to play for. Plus lots at stake for other teams too. Che Bar, Market Street, Blackpool.

Pubs and bars

SOUVLAKI SUNDAY. Weekly Greek BBQ with live music most weeks. Weather permitting. Olive Tree Brasserie, Wood Street, St Annes. Noon to 4pm.

SANDYFORTH’S GOT TALENT. Return of the now annual hunt for all types of talent. £1000 top prize in the June 26 final. The Sandyforth Arms, Trunnah Road, Thornton.

THE ALBERT’S GOT TALENT. Weekly heats with £10 for the winner leading to a final with £400 up for grabs. Register by 7.30pm. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.

SUNDAY SIN SESSION. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 2am.

70S/80S NIGHT. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.

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 6.30pm.

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

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.

Nightclubs and dance

I LOVE SUNDAYS. Party time with Dave Pope and Danny Howard. Club Sanuk, North Promenade, Blackpool. To 4am.

BEAT NIGHT. DJ Daz behind the decks for youngsters getting their skates on. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 7 - 9pm.

Line dancing

LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. St Theresa’s Church, St George’s Avenue, Cleveleys. 7.30 - 10.30pm. Details, 07766 310260.

Cabaret

FUNNY GIRLS SUMMER SHOW 2011. The award winning show performed nightly (except Mondays). Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.

Theatre and shows

THE BEST OF BLACKPOOL. All new circus show with Mooky and Mr Boo plus speciality acts from around the world. Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm. Box office, 0844 8561000.