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
MARTIN TAYLOR. One of the country’s top jazz guitarists - in the style of Django. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 8pm.
DENNIS ROLLINS AND BADBONE. Multi award winning British jazz star and his band. With or without food. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
DEAN FRIEDMAN. The former American hit maker brings his latest UK tour to an unlikely but welcome spot. The Wainwright Cub, Hornby Road, Blackpool.
SANDS SOUL NIGHT. Featuring the big sound of The Kommitments. With or without meal. The Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Weekly.
Theatre and shows
PADDY MCGUINNESS. Return of the popular comedian. Opera House, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm.
BOUNCERS AND SHAKERS. The Windmill Players present John Godber’s popular plays. Thornton Little Theatre, Victoria Road East, Thornton. 7.30pm. To Saturday.
LEGENDS. Tonight it’s tributes to Meat Loaf, Robbie Williams, Freddie Mercury and Tom Jones. Legends Showbar, Central Pier, Blackpool.
VIVA!. Family night for the summer show spectacular starring Rob Linacre, Darren Coulton, Jodie Kate, Jo Little and the Viva! showgirls. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Tuesday to Saturday, ends November 5.
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?. David Thacker directs this revival of Edward Albee’s powerful domestic drama. The Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. Evenings, 7.30pm plus some matinees. Ends October 15.
TWO. Revival of Jim Cartwright’s snapshot of working class night set in a busy bar one night in 1989. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. 7.30pm. To October 29.
GOOD. CP Taylor’s story of one man’s struggle against the Nazi propaganda machine. The Royal Exchange, St Anns Square, Manchester. Monday to Friday, 7.30pm. Saturdays 8pm, Matinees Wednesday 2.30pm and Saturday 4pm. Ends November 5.
FYLDE ARTS MID DAY RECITAL. First of the new autumn season features the Stonebridge String Quarter playing works by Beethoven and Dvorak. Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, Poulton. 1pm.
CARLTON MAIN FRICKLEY COLLIERY BAND. Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham. 7.30pm.
LYTHAM ST ANNES MUSIC CIRCLE. The 67th anniversary season is launched with the welcome return of the cello and piano duo Stephanie Oade and Jennie-Helen Moston. Great Hall, King Edward VII and Queen Mary School, Clifton Drive, St Annes. 7.30pm.
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. Conductor Libor Pesek’s French Collection – from Bizet and Faure to Debussy and Francaix. Grand Hall, Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. 7.30pm.
Pubs and bars
MISS G CASINO. Second of two Blackpool heats leading to the grand final for winners from throughout the North West. G Casino, The Sandcastle, South Promenade, Blackpool.
FRANKIE AND THE JETS. The Station Tavern, Station Square, Lytham. 9.30pm.
DANIEL SINGS. Olive Tree Brasserie, Wood Street, St Annes.
THE JEPS. Burlington’s, Lytham Road, South Shore.
TWISTED ROMANCE. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham
THE LOVE RATS. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
FULL FAT BOOGIE BAND. The Legion, St Annes.
TRACEY JORDAN. The Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
THE HUSTLE. Eight piece Lancaster blues band with four piece brass section. The Prince Arthur, Fleetwood.
NICK UNLIMITED. The Raikes, Liverpool Road, Blackpool.
CABARET NIGHT. Live act weekly. Four Lane Ends, Hawes Side Lane, Marton.
JOE CURRAN’S WEEKEND WARM UP. Nostalgic tunes, giant beats and humour. The Castle, Central Drive, Blackpool. 5 to 10pm.
FRIDAY NIGHT AT REVOLUTION. Neil Smallridge plays house, electro and club classic disco. Revolution, Market Street, Blackpol. From 8pm to 3am.
FUNKY FRIDAY. With DJ Scouse, Tommy Ducks, Station Road/The Promenade, South Shore. 9pm.`
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.
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.
RBL SEARCH FOR STARS. Register by 7.45pm. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. Details (01253) 626308.
CARL SCHOFIELD AND JEZ. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.
BRIAN SHARPE. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.
ANDREW KNIGHT. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.
LYNDA STEVENS. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.
JOE LITTLE. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.
DARREN LEE. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.
RIO. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.
BILLY MYERS PLUS SID SCOUSE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.
DAVE BETTON. 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.
JAMES DEVINE. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.
NIKKI MILLER PLUS KSK. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.
JOHNNY ROXX. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.
JANE HARVEY. Highfield Road & Rec., 79 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 342389.
GISELLE MCKENSIE. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 622979.
GILLY ALLEN. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.
KATIE DEXTOR. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.
DJ KIERAN. Plus karaoke. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, Blackpool.
WHEN FRANKIE MET ROBBIE. New night for the popular show. Mel Peake and James Reynolds team their talents to pay tribute to Frank Sinatra, Robbie Williams and others. The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Ends October 28.
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 Lightning Ryann. Merrie England, North Pier, Blackpool. 7.30pm. Weekly.
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.
AFTERNOON KARAOKE. With DJ Kieron. The Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool. 2 to 6pm.
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 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 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.
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
POPULAR & SOCIAL SEQUENCE. With Brian and Maureen. Senior Citizens Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 873122.
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’ Institute, 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, Hawes Side 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.
CHEESE AND WINE PREVIEW NIGHT. Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera Company is hosting a preview of their next production, Dr Dootlitte. New members are welcome at 7.30 pm at the Unitarian Church on Thames Road, Blackpool.
DEAD GOOD POETS SOCIETY. Culture and coffee with performance poetry. Cafe Number 5, Cedar Square, Blackpool. Between 6pm - 9pm.
THORNTON CLEVELEYS YOUTH THEATRE. Weekly rehearsals. New members aged 10 to 18 always welcome. Operatic Hall, Ritherham Avenue, Cleveleys. More details, (01253) 864089.
GIRLGUIDING. 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.