Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.
Theatre and shows
LEGENDS. The record breaking tribute show. Tonight Lady Gaga, the Blues Brothers, Robbie Williams and Freddie Mercury. Central Pier Showbar, Central Pier, Blackpool. 7.30pm
MOOKY VS BOOOFFALO BILL. All new circus show with a Wild West theme. Blackpool Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower, Bank Hey Street/ Central Promenade. Noon and 4pm.
BEYOND BELIEF: THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC. Magic and variety from Richard de Vere, Schnorbitz, Mr Slava, Mark Lawless and full supporting cast. The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Also Monday and Sunday. From 7.30pm. Ends October 30.
HOT ICE 2012. An international cast of award winning skaters with a brand new show. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Daily, 2.30 and 7.30pm. Ends September 8.
CIRCUS MONDAO. The Huba Buba Clowns, Wheel of Death, animals and speciality acts. Norcross Car Boot Field, Norcross Lane/Fleetwood Road South, Thornton. Monday to Friday, 5pm and 7.30pm. Saturdays, 2 and 5pm. Sundays, 2pm only (Monday August 27, 2pm). Ends August 27.
THE GRUMBLEWEEDS. The veteran comedy couple breaking new ground with a weekly run at this venue. Children’s meals and basket meals available. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Weekly to September 11.
BERNIE CLIFTON’S FAMILY LAUGHTER SHOW. Bernie joined by Tony Benedict, Lynn Kennedy, Van Buren & Allyson, John Barker an the Nikki Figgins Dancers. North Pier Theatre, North Pier, Blackpool. 7.30pm,. Weekly, ends September 4.
DANCING QUEEN LIVE. Back by popular demand - top tribute to Abba plus 70s music and Grease. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm. Weekly to October 30.
Folk, Irish and country
COUNTRY & WESTERN NIGHT. With line dancing. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
Pubs and bars
STELLA ARTOIS AND CAPTAIN GINGER. Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
RED BANK ROAD. Up and coming local band. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.
SOUNDS OF THE 60s. With The Kasuals. The Merrie England, North Pier, Blackpool.
SOUNDS MAGIC. Songs through the decades. The Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore
CHILL OUT TUESDAY. With DJ Ric Smith. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.
OPEN MIC NIGHT. Contact the venue for details of how to take part. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.
FUNKY BOX. With DJ Danny. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
ANDY KNIGHT’S FREE AND EASY. Buckingham’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. 3 to 5pm.
LIVE MUSIC NIGHT. Guest musicians and singer songwriters. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Free admission.
SOUNDWAVES LADIES HARMONY CHORUS. Simple singing techniques taught. Springfield Church Hall, Bispham Road, Bispham. 7pm. Details, (01253) 724817.
LYTHAM LIGHT ORCHESTRA. Weekly meeting. Michael Hall Theatre School, Preston Old Road, Marton. 7.30 to 9.30pm.
CHOIR PRACTICE. For youngsters aged seven to 17. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. Details, (07989) 144423.
THE ELSWICK SINGERS. New members welcome. Elswick Village Hall, Roseacre Road, Elswick. 7.30pm. Details, Details, 07702 676398 or 07565 539558.
GUARDIAN CONCERT BAND. Rehearsals – brass players (grade 5 plus) always needed. Lytham Methodist Church, 4 The Serpentine, Lytham. Weekly, 7.45 to 9.30pm. Details, (0771) 424 1860.
BARBERSHOP HARMONY. New members welcome. Help and teach tapes provided. Brun Grove WM Club, Blackpool. 7.30pm.
Poker and sport
FYLDE CROQUET CLUB. Beginners course. South Shore Tennis Club, Midgeland Road, Blackpool. 6pm.
RED TOOTH POKER NIGHT. The Gynn, Gynn Square, North Shore. 7.45pm.
MENS’ WORLD POOL LEAGUE. The Burn Naze, Gamble Road, Thornton.
POKER LEAGUE. Weekly points and cash. Free food for players. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
POKER NIGHT. With free supper. The Dunes, Lytham Road, South Shore. From 8.30pm.
DARTS AND DOMINOES. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
FUN FORTUNES QUIZ. With rock and roll bingo. The Hop, Cookson Street, Blackpool.
FUN QUIZ NIGHT. Plus bingo and guest acts. Duple Social Club, Bond Street, South Shore.
QUIZ AND BINGO. Cash prizes and free supper. Up to £200 to be won. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. 9.30pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. And Take Your Pick. Free buffet for contestants. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool. 8pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. With his MC Clanger. Plus cash bingo and free supper. The Clarence, Preston New Road, Marton.
QUIZ NIGHT. And Play Your Cards Right with Mel and Chris. The No 4 & Freemasons, Newton Drive, Blackpool.
CASH QUIZ. Plus free supper.The Farmers Arms, Lytham Road, South Shore.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Air Balloon, Squires Gate Lane, Squires Gate. 9pm.
THE BIG FUN QUIZ. Free sandwiches, cash and other prizes. The Swift Hound, Rigby Road, Blackpool. 9.30pm.
QUIZGO. The Old England, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Castle Gardens, Fleetwood Road, Carleton. 9pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham.
FUN QUIZ. Win drinks vouchers. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys.
KARAOKE. With drag DJ Carmen. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
KARAOKE AND BINGO. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2 to 6pm.
KARAOKE COMPETITION. Weekly heats with semi final on November 29 and final on December 6. Top prize £500. Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.
DJ TIM’S KARAOKE. Prizes for best singers. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.
KARAOKE. Cleveleys Ex Servicemen’s Club, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
BOOGIE BOOTS. Line Dancing, easy teaching and social dancing. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8 to 10.45pm. Details, (07968) 973238.
JULIE’S STEP IN LINE. Wyre Villa Sports Club, Stalmine. 7.30 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 811719.
LIBERTY BELLES LINE DANCING. St Mark’s Church Hall, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. 1 to 3.30pm. Details (01253) 352559 or (07870) 556440.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood. 2 to 4pm and 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, (07766) 310260.
SUE O’KENNEDY’S LINE DANCE. Poulton Youth & Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 11.30am to 1am. Details, (01253) 826262.
LINE DANCING. Instruction and dancing, live act last Tuesday each month. Cleveleys WM Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 594043.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Social dancing and instruction. Holy Trinity Church Memorial Hall, Dean Street, South Shore. 10am to noon. Beginners first hour, social dancing and instruction. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road, Thornton. 7.15 to 10.30pm.
LINE DANCING. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.
AFTERNOON SOCIAL AND DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing. Verona Association. Verona Hall, Fleetwood Road North, Thornton. 1.45 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 865494.
THE FRIENDLY DANCE CLUB. Modern and sequence dancing. Singles and couples, all welcome. Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 8 to 11pm. Details, (01253) 620555.
SEQUENCE. Senior Citizens Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. From 1.30 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
MODERN SEQUENCE. New dances taught. St Paul’s Parish Church, Lake Road, Ansdell. 7.15 to 10.15pm. Details, (01253) 776255.
SALSA CHEVERE. Salsa classes at all levels followed by social dancing. Marton Institute, Oxford Square, Marton. 7.30pm onwards. Details, 07749 812352.
SIMPLY SALSA CLASS. Beginners from 7pm. Then all levels and social dance. North Shore Golf Club, Devonshire Road, North Shore.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Beginners to advanced 8pm to 9.30pm then dance until 11pm. Co-operative Sports and Social Club, Preston New Road, Marton. Details, (01253) 401941 or (07967) 768582.
SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. St Thomas’ Church Hall, Caunce Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 304996.
CHRISTINE CARTWRIGHT PLUS DONNA ELSON. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.
BERNIE ELVIS COSTELLO. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
JOE WALL PLUS VENN TRACEY. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
JANICE YORKE. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.
JOHN MALCOLM. LMS Loco Sports and Social Club, Back Ribble Road, Blackpool.
SHEILA DIAMOND & TERRY COTTA. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.
JON WILLIAMS. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.
TERRY’S FREE ‘N’ EASY. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool.
STEVE SAVILLE. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.
TAP DANCING. Adult beginners. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. 8 to 9pm.Details, (07989) 144423.
JC DANCE CLASSES. Childrens’ and adult dance classes. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton. and Norbreck Primary School. Details, (07792) 410390.
DANCE FOR THE UNDER 5’s. Afternoon dance classes. Poulton Youth and Communty Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. Details, (0779) 2410390.
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and levels welcome. Fleetwood YMCA, London Road, Fleetwood. 6.30 to 7.30pm – open level. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
STREET AND BREAK DANCE. Mimi Dance at Thornton Little Theatre, Victoria Road East, Thornton. Under eights, 5pm, over eights, 6pm. 07584 359310
PRESTON CIRCLE DANCE GROUP. Music from around the world. Newcomers always welcome. Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood. 7 to 9pm. More details, (01772) 793658.
Keep fit and exercise
50+ EXERCISE. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 9.30 to 11.30am.
POWER WALKS. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 6.30 to 7.30pm. Route varies.
MEND. Free, fun programme for seven to 13 year old children to become fitter and happier. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5 to 7pm. Also Friday. Details, (01253) 882105.
FAMILY FIT PROGRAMME. Fun exercise for the family. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 5.30 to 6.30pm. Details, (01253) 882105.
HATHA YOGA CLASS. Hewitt Room, off Clifton Street, next to the Old Police Station, Lytham. 6.30 to 8 pm. Details, Karen (07989) 985466
YOGA. All abilities. Our Lady of the Assumption Church Hall, Common Edge Road, Blackpool. 7.30 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 640247 and (07960) 626836.
AQUA AEROBICS. Dalmeny Hotel Leisure Club, The Promenade, St Annes. 1 to 2pm. Details, (01253) 716010.
PHOENIX TAEKWONDO. New members always welcome. Kincraig Primary School, Blackpool. 6.30 to 8pm. Details, (07963) 104353.
OFFICIAL HOBBY LEAGUE CLUB. Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon. All ages, player duels, tuck shop on site. Marton Methodist Church, Midgeland Road, Marton. 6 to 8pm. Also Saturday, 5.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 695334.
CLEVELEYS WRITERS SHORT STORY AND POETS MEETING. Cleveleys Library, Rossall Road, Cleveleys. 1.30 to 3.30pm. Second and fourth Tuesday. Details, (01253) 852147.
PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 to 3pm.
BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION. Second and fourth week of the month. Lytham Rugby Club, Ansdell Road, Lytham. 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 293957.
GENERAL PAINTING. From 2pm. And Portrait Painting from 7.30 to 9pm. Blackpool Art Society. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool. 7.30 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 767667.
Chess and bridge
CHESS AND BRIDGE. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 12.45 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
POULTON CHESS CLUB. All abilities including beginners welcome. Sevenoaks Drive Day Centre, Hobart Place, Cleveleys. 7.30pm. More details, (01253) 899742.
GAZETTE BRIDGE CLUB. Friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm.
LYTHAM BRIDGE CLUB. Friendly duplicate bridge. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 1.30pm.
BISPHAM CHESS CLUB. New members welcome. Community Centre, Bispham Road, Bispham. 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 300918.
CLIFTON BRIDGE CLUB. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.
DJ KEIRAN. And karaoke. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, Blackpool.
CABARET. Guest acts. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.