Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.
MADAME TUSSAUDS. 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, (0844) 8561000.
BLACKPOOL TOWER JUNGLE JIM’S. Two adults free with every paying child. 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.
Folk, Irish and country
MUSIC, SONGS, POEMS AND PINTS. Hosted by Penny Black. The Plough, Chain Lane, Staining. 9pm.
COUNTRY & WESTERN NIGHT. With line dancing. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
ST ANNES ACOUSTIC ROOTS. Open microphone night. All welcome. Royal British Legion Club, Mayfield Road, St Annes. 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. 1, 4 and 7pm.
CIRCUS MONDAO. Traditional family circus with acrobats, clowning, speciality acts and animals. Fleetwood Road South/Norcross Lane, Thornton Cleveleys. To Friday, 5 and 7.30pm. Saturday, 2 and 5pm. Sunday, 2pm. Ends August 29 (2pm only).
BOBBY ROBERTS SUPER CIRCUS. Annual visit of the popular big top show with aerial acts, jugglers, clowns, animals and more. Rossall Road/Broadway, between Cleveleys and Fleetwood. Daily 3 and 7pm (Sunday and August 31, 3pm only). Ends August 31.
LEGENDS. Back for its 13th year, four tributes in each of two shows. Tonight – Elvis Presley, Elton John, Neil Diamond and Rod Stewart. Central Pier Showbar, Blackpool. Nightly (no shows Monday).
HOT ICE 2011. International skating spectacular back by popular demand. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 2.30 and 7.30pm.
THE BILLY PEARCE LAUGHTER SHOW. The popular all rounder with full supporting cast including Claire Brady. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm. To October 25.
JAKE AND ELWOOD’S BEST OF THE BLUES BROTHERS SHOW. Weekly tribute show. North Pier Theatre, Blackpool. Ends October 25.
BEYOND BELIEF. Magic, variety and dance from master illusionist Richard de Vere, Shizzy Mizzy, Marc, Schnorbitz, Schnookie and cast. The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Also Wednesday and Thursday, to October 27.
MERLIN AND THE LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR. Celebrating 25 years of walkabout theatre in the park – and probably bringing the tradition to an end. The Dukes, Williamson Park, Lancaster. Monday to Saturday, 7.15pm. Now ends August 20.
Pubs and bars
NOTOWN AND SOUL. With DJ Kev. . Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.
THE ROY ROLLAND SHOW. With guest vocalist Tracey Jordan. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, Blackpool. 1.30 to 4.30pm.
OPEN MIC NIGHT. Contact the venue for details of how to take part. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.
PINEAPPLE JACK. The Theatre Bar, Winter gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. Daily lunchtime plus Saturday evenings for the season.
THE DECADES SHOW. With Timeless Duo. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore.
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.
DARTS AND DOMINOES. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
SUMMER SHOWTIME 2011. Scott Gallagher hosts, Ma Kelly’s Showgirls, guest comedian, vocalist Chris Tame and karaoke. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.
FUNNY GIRLS SUMMER SHOW 2011. The award winning show performed nightly (except Mondays). Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.
SUMMER VARIETY SHOW 2011. Regular entertainers include Janice Yorke, Martin Gregory Lambert, Ricky Lane, Leigh Myers, Jonathan and Donna Reid plus guest appearances from the likes of Stephen Pierre, Robert Young, Vici Moran and Chrissy Rock. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. Monday to Thursday until October 27.
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. Details, (01253) 696990?
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, (01253) 890209 or (01995) 679312.
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
POKER LEAGUE. Weekly points and cash. Free food for players. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
RED TOOTH POKER NIGHT. Open to all. The Gynn, Gynn Square, North Shore. 7.45pm.
POKER NIGHT. With free supper. The Dunes, Lytham Road, South Shore. From 8.30pm.
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.
FOREST DAVE’S QUIZ NIGHT. 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.
KRAZY KARAOKE. With Bonnie La Blue and Collette Ryan. £25 cash prize. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
DJ TIM’S KARAOKE. Prizes for best singers. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.
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.
JULIE’S STEP IN LINE. Wyre Villa Sports Club, Stalmine. 7.30 – 10pm. Details, (01253) 811719.
LIBERTY BELLES LINE DANCING. St Mark’s Church Hall, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. 1 to 3.30pm. Details (01253) 352559/ (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.
TEACHING AND MIXED SOCIAL DANCING. Bispham United Reform Church, Cavendish Road, Bispham. 8 to 10.45pm. Details, (01253) 594043.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCE. With live band. All welcome, traditional dancing. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
BALLROOM AND LATIN CLASSES. The White Church, Ansdell. 7.30 to 9.30pm. Details, 07909 945567.
MODERN SEQUENCE. New dances taught. Poulton Community Centre/YMCA, Poulton. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 873122.
AFTERNOON DANCING. With John Peate (keyboards) and Dave Miller (drums). Cleveleys Mens Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. 2 to 4pm.
UP TO DATE SEQUENCE. St Paul’s Parish Church, Lake Road, Ansdell. 7.15 to 10.15pm. Details, (01253) 776255.
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.
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.
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.
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
WYDANCE STRETCH AND BOOGIE. Get fit and loose weight to music from around the world. Led by Jacqueline Greaves from Ludus Dance. No special footwear needed, just enthusiasm. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 6 to 7pm. Weekly to April 5.
CALLANETICS. All Saints Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 6pm to 8.30pm.
ZUMBA DANCE FIT. The White Church, Ansdell. 6 to 7pm. details, (07525) 010235. And Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. 8pm. Details, (07706) 357007.
ANNE’S LOSE SIZE - RE-ENERGIZE. Diet and fitness. Victoria Congregational Church, Newton Drive, Blackpool. 6 to 7.30m. Details, (07983) 684885.
SLIMMERCISE. Aerobics, salsa, conditioning, slimming club. The Christian Centre, Waterloo Road, South Shore. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07795) 030922.
DANCERSIZE. The Therapy House, St Annes. 7 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 403273.
MUAY THAI/FITNESS. Women only. 5.45 to 6.45pm, Pure Impact Fitness Studio, Dover Road, South Shore. Details 07928 128674.
DANCERCISE. 7 to 8pm. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, Dover Road, South Shore. Details 07928 128674.
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.
TAI CHI. Main Hall, St Annes Parish Rooms, St Annes. 8.15 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 315478 and (07976) 773559.
TAI CHI. Beginnners, 10 to 11.30am. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. Details, (01253) 724117. And Main Hall, St Annes Parish Rooms, Headroomgate Road, St Annes. 8.15 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 315478 or 07976 773559.
PILATES. Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, Blackpool. 6.15 to 7.15pm. Details, (07738) 434991; St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1 to 2pm; Dalmeny Hotel Leisure Club, St Annes. 2 to 3pm. Details, Details, (01253) 403273; Marton United Reformed Church Hall, Wordsworth Avenue, Marton. 6.30 to 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 694918.
YOGA/TAI/CHI/PILATES. For posture, strength and flexibility. Details, (07941) 0123053. WI Hall, Great Eccleston. 8.15 to 9.15pm.
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.
LAMBRETTA CLUB MEETING. The Clarence, Preston New Road, Marton.
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.
GIRLGUIDING. Meet for evening of fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps.2nd Bispham Rainbows, 4.45 to 5.45pm, Brownies 6 to 7.30pm, Guides 7 to 9pm, St Bernadettes Church Hall, All Hallows Road, Bispham; 5th Bispham Rainbows, 4.45 to 5.45pm, Brownies 5.45 to 7.15pm, Guides 7.15 to 8.45pm. St Annes Church, Salmesbury Avenue, Bispham; 27th Blackpool Brownies 6 to 7.20pm at Revoe School, Grasmere Road, Blackpool; 29th Blackpool Rainbows 6 to 7pm, Brownies 6 to 7.30pm, Guides 7 to 8.30pm, Layton Senior Section 7.30 to 9pm, Christ the King Youth Centre, Gateside Drive, Layton; 31st Blackpool Brownies 6.30 to 7.45pm, St Kentigerns Church Hall, Newton Drive, Blackpool; Staining Rainbows 5 to 6pm, Brownies 6 to 7.15pm, Staining Scout Hut, Staining Road, Staining. Details: (01253) 352098.
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.
LEIGH MYERS AND MARTIN GREGORY LAMBERT. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.
JAYDON ROBERTS. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.
MIKE ROSSI. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.
DON TAYLOR. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.
WAYNE LESTER PLUS MIKE DENNETT & CHIC. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.
JOHN GILLAN. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.
TOM COLLINS. LMS Loco Sports and Social Club, Back Ribble Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 625040).
JEAN PASQUILL PLUS DINAHROD OR ROSCOE. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621039.
BRAD LEIGH SCOTT. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.
TERRY ON THE ORGAN. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. Details (01253) 626308.
STUART WALDRON. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.
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.
GOLDEN CIRCLE OF LIGHT. Weekly evening of clairvoyance. 478 Lytham Road, next to World Healing Centre, South Shore. Details, (01253) 401490.