What’s On Friday 17th February

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

Showzam!

CIRCUS BOLLYWOOD. A celebration of circus with a Bollywood flavour. Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm.

SHOWZAM CENTRAL. Bigger and stranger than ever with new shows and living history. Olympia, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 11am to 6pm.

BLACKPOOL TOWER TOUR. Blackpool Tower, Blackpool. 11am to 1pm.

STREET THEATRE. A host of speciality and variety acts. St John’s Piazza, Church Street, Blackpool. 11am to 3pm.

VARIETY BY THE SEA. Slightly Fat Features with a return visit. Sand Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool. 7pm.

IDA BARR’S VARIETY PARADE. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm.

THE STAGEWORKS BACKSTAGE TOUR. Antony Johns takes you behind the scenes. The Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 11am.

SHOWZAM! WORKSHOPS. Ballroom It. The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 11am to 12.30pm. Hula Hoop It with Marawa. The Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 1 to 3pm. Skate It. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 1 to 2.30pm.

CARNESKY’S GHOST TRAIN. The country’s scariest ghost ride. Flagstaff Gardens, South Promenade, South Shore.

Irish, folk and country

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS. Plus Hughie Jones from The Spinners and Gerry Mawdsley’s George Formby tribute. Fund raiser for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Preston Grasshoppers, Lightfoot Green Lane, Preston. 7.30pm.

Social clubs

JOANNE SHORROCK. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.

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

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

JOHNNY ROX. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.

KAREN JAY. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.

LA BELLE. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.

IMPACT DUO. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

GRAHAM HEATH. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

PHIL DE VERE. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.

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

SAMANTHA RYAN. 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.

JAYDON ROBERTS. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.

Pubs and bars

SKA FACE. Station Tavern, Station Square, Lytham.

MANHATTAN. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.

DERRIN NAUENDORF. Australian singer/songwriter on a UK tour. The Prince Arthur, Fleetwood.

MONKBERRY. The Dockers, Fleetwood.

HAPPY DAIZE. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queen’s Promenade, Bispham.

BUENA VISTA NIGHT. With DJ Mike Fergusson playing pop, dance and r’n’b. Che Bar, Market Street, Blackpool.

SEX BOMB FRIDAYS. DJ Dan with hip hop, drum ‘n’ bass, chart and alternative. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool.

PARTY NIGHT AND KARAOKE. With Stephen Pierre. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. Free admission, open to late. Also Saturday.

DISCO NIGHT AND KARAOKE. The Gynn, Gynn Square, Blackpool. Also Saturday. 8pm to 1am.

DJ DARRELL LORD. R&B, chart, party and all things dance. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.

CABARET NIGHT. Live act weekly. Four Lane Ends, Hawes Side Lane, Marton. Market Street, Blackpool. 8pm to 3am.

FUNKY FRIDAY. With Steve Warren. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.

DEREK THE IRISH LEPRECHAUN. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham. Afternoon.

FUN FACTORY. With DJ Doug E. Love. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.

JOE DAVIS DISCO AND KARAOKE. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.

GALLEON BAND. Resident house band plus guests – swing. blues and beyond.. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Also Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free entry.

GUEST ACTS. Churchill’s, 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 to 4am.

UPFRONT FRIDAY. Deeper house djs from the UK and Ibiza. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool. 1am.

DISCO NIGHT. Papa Greywolf. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. Rota of weekly acts. Scruffy Murphy’s, Corporation Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.

Theatre and shows

CROWN MATRIMONIAL. Presented by the Windmill Players. Thornton Little Theatre, Four Lane Ends, Thornton. And Saturday. 7.30pm.

THEO THE MOUSE IN MAGICAL MAYHEM. From the writer of Sooty and the Basil Brush Show. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 2pm.

PUNK ROCK. Final year BA (Hons) Acting students in Simon Stephen’s topical and controversial play. The Theatre, University Centre, Blackpool and the Fylde College, Bennett Avenue, Blackpool. 2 and 7.30pm.

RENT. Blackpool and the Fylde College final year BA (Hons) Musical Theatre students in the award wining musical. The Dance House, Oxford Road, Manchester. 7.30pm.

Nightclubs and dance

LIFE BEGINS AT...... Former Hacienda and factory DJ legend Graeme Park stars at a 40th birthday party with a difference. All welcome. Free admission. Also playing - I’ll House You, Tha Gods, Greg Mahon and Green Bins. Wicked Dancing (formerly Adam & Eve), Chapel Street, Blackpool. 10pm to 4am.

Rock and pop

THE DRIFTERS. The current line-up singing the famous hits of the band which has been around forever. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. 7.30pm.

Others

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER EVENING. Dinner and show. Theme “Carry On Matron.” North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 7 for 7.30pm.

buffet talk. This month, John Westmoreland on The Four Seasons. The Assembly Rooms, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham. 2pm.

BLACKPOOL MAGIC CONVENTION. Bonus day to this year’s gathering. Events all day plus Magic of the Orient Gala Show at 7pm. Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. To 11pm.