Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.
BLACKPOOL MODEL VILLAGE. Take a big look around this tiny world which recreates English life from times gone by. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Open daily 10am. Details (01253) 763827.
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.
Rock, pop and jazz
SANDS SOUL NIGHT. Featuring the big sound of The Kommitments. With or without meal. The Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Weekly.
Theatre and shows
THE COMEDIANS 40th ANNIVERSARY SHOW. Stan Boardman, Jim Bowen, Mick Miller, Roy Walker and Duggie Brown plus film clips from the original show. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm.
CIRCUS MONDAO. Traditional family circus with acrobats, clowning, speciality acts and animals. Fleetwood Road South/Norcross Lane, Thornton Cleveleys. Monday to Friday, 5 and 7.30pm. Saturday, 2 and 5pm. Sunday, 2pm. Ends August 29 (2pm only).
HOT ICE 2011. International skating spectacular back by popular demand. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 2.30 and 7.30pm.
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).
DEREK ACORAH. A weekly trip beyond the veil. North Pier Theatre, Blackpool. Ends October 28 (no shows September 9, 16, 23 and 30).
BOOZE, BIRDS AND BLACKPOOL ROCK. A brand new adults’ only rock and rollercoasting musical starring Scott Wright, Andrew Irvine, Carol Holt and full cast. The Paradise Room, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. Nightly except Tuesday and August 7. Ends September 3.
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
NICK UNLIMITED. The Raikes Hotel, Liverpool Road, Blackpool.
MARK JAY. The Olive Tree, Wood Street, St Annes.
SUPER CHARGER. The Royal Oak, Lytham Road, South Shore, Blackpool. 9.30pm to midnight.
TOUCH THE PEARL. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham
VEASEY. Gillespies, Topping Street, Blackpool.
MONSTER SQUAD., Burlingtons, Lytham Road, South Shore.
FULL FAT BOOGIE BAND. St Annes Royal British Legion, St Annes.
MA KELLY’S 1. Ashley Tildsley, Lee Wainwright, Rae Grant, Becky J, Rob Johnson, Murray G Mac and karaoke. Ma Kelly’s, Foxhall Road, Blackpool. From 1pm to late.
MA KELLY’S STATION. David Wainwright, Tracy Jordan, Ashley Tilston, Ma Kelly’s Showgirls, Rae Grant, Becky Jay, Lee Brady and karaoke. Ma Kelly’s Station, Talbot Road, Blackpol. From 1pm to late.
JOE MORGAN. The Steamer, Fleetwood,.
THE ROY ROLLAND SHOW. With guest vocalist Kristie Charles. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, Blackpool. 1.30 to 4.30pm.
PETER AND JOSH SCHOFIELD. Early doors warm up from the father and son DJ dynasty. Followed by Kenny Dyson. Che Bar, Talbot Square/Market Street, Blackpool.
FUNKY FRIDAY. With Steve Warren. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.
DEREK THE IRISH LEPRECHAUN. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham. Afternoon.
PINEAPPLE JACK. The Theatre Bar, Winter gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. Daily lunchtime plus Saturday evenings for the season.
FUN FACTORY. With DJ Doug E. Love. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
JOE DAVIS DISCO AND KARAOKE. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.
THE JOHN ADAMS TRIO. Plus guests with jazz, blues and swing. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Also Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
GUEST ACTS. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.
AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT. Guest vocalist. plus disco at 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.
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.
JIMMY DAY. Che Bar, Talbot Square, Blackpool.
DISCO NIGHT. Papa Greywolf. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. Rota of weekly acts. Scruffy Murphy’s, Corporation Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.
Nightclubs and dance
PLAY. Urban party night with resident djs. Moko, 55 King Street, Blackpool.
MISS BLACKPOOL 2011 grand final. Some of the loveliest girls around competing for the Miss Blackpool 2011 title. Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queens Promenade, Norbreck. From 7pm.
STAR IDOL HEAT THREE. Eighth year of the popular search for adult talent (aged 17 or more). The Star, Ocean Boulevard, South Shore.
RBL SEARCH FOR STARS. Register by 7.45pm. . Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. Details (01253) 626308.
FYLDE ARTS YOUNG ARTISTS PLATFORM. Lucinda Scott (soprano), Elliot Gresty (clarinet) and Russell Lomas (piano) with mixed programme of classical music. Assembly Rooms, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham. 2pm.
CARL SCHOFIELD AND HELEN LOUISE. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.
SID SCOUSE AND KATHERINE BURNS. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.
NIKKI MILLER. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.
R W HENDERSON. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.
STEVE JONES. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.
DAVE BROOKLYN. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.
SAX MAD. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.
TOM COLLINS PLUS BRIAN SHARPE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.
JEZ. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.
LEE ROBERTS PLUS LEIGH MYERS. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621039.
JOHN GILLAN. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.
JOHN MALCOLM. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.
DEAN RICHARDS. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.
STUART WARD MEMORIAL NIGHT. Highfield Road & Rec., 79 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 342389.
ANDY KNIGHT (NOON), DON TAYLOR (EVE). Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 622979.
ROY DENNIS. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.
JONNY ROXX. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.
DJ KIERAN. Plus karaoke. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, Blackpool.
WAINWRIGHT SUMMER SPECTACULAR. Big One Production presents Gilly Maxwell, Katie Mitchell, Jordan Riley, Bianca Rudman and youngsters from Whittaker’s Dance ACADEMY AND TIME STAGE SCHOOL. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.
FANTASTIQUE. Weekly free cabaret line-up of vocalist Sarah Kemp, soul star Matt Philips, comedy from Nicky Flash, X Factor’s Aaron Levi and Milkshake’s Reece Ligtning Ryann. Merrie England, North Pier, Blackpool.. 7.30pm. Weekly for the season.
CABARET NIGHT. Buddy Lee presents Claire Byrne and Carl Schofield plus the Talk of the Coast dancers. Talk of the Coast, Viking Hotel, South Promenade, Blackpool. Doors 7pm, show from 9pm.
CABARET SHOW. With Miss Lee Star and vocals from Tim James. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Talbot Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
FUNNY GIRLS SUMMER SHOW 2011. The award winning show performed nightly (except Mondays). Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.
KARAOKE WITH RAY AND THE GANG. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, Blackpool. From 7pm.
KARAOKE. With Mark Michaels. Frankie’s Bar, Ma Kelly’s Station, Talbot Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
FUN KARAOKE AND PARTY DJS. Nellie Dean’s , North Promenade, Blackpool.
KARAOKE NIGHT. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
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.
KARAOKE. And Play Your Cards Right. Christ The King Social Centre, Chepstow Road, Blackpool.
KARAOKE ROADSHOW. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.
KARAOKE. With R Mark. Seven Stars Hotel, Hallgate, Stalmine.
KARAOKE. With Ray and Chelsea Stevens. The Stanley Bar and Cabaret, Chapel Street, Blackpool. from 8pm.
KARAOKE NIGHT. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool.
KARAOKE AND DECADES DISCO. With the Steve Linz. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. 7.30pm to midnight.
KARAOKE. 3,000 songs to choose from. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
THE CAROLOKE ZONE. With Carol Hartwell. The Sandyforth Arms (formerly Last Orders), Trunnah Road, Thornton.
JAY’s KARAOKE. Prizes and bargain priced meals. The Newton Arms. Normoss.
KARAOKE AND PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. With Dave, Emma and Sean. The Highfield, Highfield Road, South Shore. 9pm to midnight.
KARAOKE PARTY TIME. With host Sam. The Duke of York, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
KARAOKE PARTY NIGHT. Choose from over 50,000 songs. The Cherry Blossom Hotel, Warley Road, North Shore. From 9.30pm.
KARAOKE DISCO. Over 40,000 tracks. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.
KARAOKE. With DJ Marki. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool. 8pm.
BULL KARAOKE ROADSHOW. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE. The Victoria, Dock Street, Fleetwood. To 1am.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Tramway, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 9.30 to 11pm.
BIG MICK’S FUN QUIZ. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham.
Country and line dancing
COUNTRY & WESTERN NIGHT. New venue. The Outpost, Fleetwood Rugby Club, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood. Details, (01253) 826120.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. All Hallows Parish Church, Bispham. 2 to 4pm.Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 2 to 4pm and Broadway Rooms, St Nicholas’s Church, Broadway, Fleetwood. 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, (07766) 310260.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Parish Rooms, Headroomgate Road, St Annes. 10am to noon. Details, (07984)188972.
Social and other dancing
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6.30 to 7.30pm. St Chad’s Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Poulton. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
BELLYDANCING FOR BEGINNERS. For ladies and children of all ages, shapes and sizes. The Junction, Beacon Hill Family Centre, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool. 4.15 to 5.15pm. Details, (07811) 189980 or (01253) 883877.
ADULT DANCE CLASSES. Class Act Theatre School, Holy Family Church Hall, Links Road, North Shore. 7pm.
CHILDRENS DANCE CLASSES. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton and Womens’ Instiute, Great Eccleston.. Details, (07792) 410390.
UP TO DATE SEQUENCE. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Lytham. 2 to 4pm. Details, (07765) 554877.
SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB. Old favourites and new dances. Dean Street Memorial Hall, South Shore. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253)863693.
SEQUENCE. Tuition, 10 to 11am. Sequence dancing until 12.45pm. With David and Rita Harrod. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, HawesSide Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.
OVER 50S EXERCISE CLASS. United Reformed Church Hall, Rossall Road (next to Cleveleys Library), Cleveleys. 11am to noon. Details, (01253) 853295.
ZUMBA DANCE FIT. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. 7.30pm. Details, (07706) 357007.
AEROBICS. Over 50s. United Reformed Church Hall, near Cleveleys Library, Cleveleys. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 853295.
BLT. Bums, legs and tums. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 9.30 to 10.30am. Details, (07951) 012888.
MUAY THAI. Thai boxing. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, Dover Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details (07928) 128674.
MEND. Free, fun fitness programme for seven to 13 year olds. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 5 to 7pm. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5 to 7pm. And St Annes YMCA. Details, (01253) 882105.
IYENGAR YOGA CLASS. For men and women, equipment provided. St Mary Michael’s Social Centre, Castle Lane, Garstang. 1 to 2.30pm. Details, (01253) 399495.
PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. All ages welcome. Vida, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 6 to 7pm. Details, (07963) 104353.
TAI CHI. All levels. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 10 to 11.30am. Details, (01253) 724117.
PILATES. With Lisa. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11am to noon; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 10 to 11am. Details, (01253) 403273.
FITNESS POLE DANCING. Fusion Dance and Drama Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 5.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07875) 468854.
THE STONYHURST COLLEGE ANTIQUES AND FINE ART FAIR. Furniture, porcelain, jewellery, clocks, silver, sculpture, glass, paintings, antique maps and prints. Stonyhurst College, Hurst Green, near Clitheroe. To Sunday, 10.30am to 5pm.
GIRLGUIDING. Meet for evening of fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps. 5th Blackpool Brownies 6 to 7.30pm, Guides 7.45 to 9.30pm St Paul’s Worship Centre, Edgerton Road, Blackpool; Norbreck Senior Section meet alternate Fridays 8 to10pm All Hallows Church Hall in the Shippon, All Hallows Road, Bispham. Details 352098.
BRIDGE CLUBS.Gazette Bridge Club – friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm; Lytham Bridge Club – friendly, beginners and improvers bridge 1.30pm, friendly duplicate bridge – 7.15pm. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham; Clifton Bridge Club. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.
GOLDEN CIRCLE OF LIGHT. Clairvoyance awareness evening and psychic development. 478 Lytham Road (next to Arnold School), South Shore. 7.30pm.
COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNINGS. St Peter’s Community Centre, Lytham Road, South Shore. 10.30am to noon.
ART CLUBS. Blackpool Art Society – general painting ,9.30am and 2pm. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool; Art Workshop Class. Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Road, Cleveleys. 9am to noon; Windmill Art Society. All abilities welcome. Frank Townend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 1 to 3pm.