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. 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.
Theatre and shows
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).
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 and 4pm.
HOT ICE 2011. International skating spectacular back by popular demand. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 2.30 and 7.30pm.
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.
THE GRUMBLEWEEDS SHOW. Weekly show by the popular comedy duo plus special guests The Houghton Weavers. North Pier Theatre, Blackpool. Ends October 24.
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.
SUMMER SHOWTIME 2011. Scott Gallagher hosts, Ma Kelly’s Showgirls, ventriloquist Mike Dennett & Chick, soul act Star Star and karaoke. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, 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.
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.
TERRY COTTA AND DANNY KING. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.
LORRAN PRICE PLUS MIKE DENNETT & CHIC. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.
LAURA ELLIS. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.
TICKETY BOO. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.
WAYNE LESTER. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.
FINBAR SMITH PLUS JANICE YORKE. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621039.
COLIN HOLT. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.
DARREN SHAW. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.
TERRY ON THE ORGAN. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. Details (01253) 626308.
EMMA NORMAN. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.
ANDY KNIGHT’S SINGALONG. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.
Pubs and bars
THE ROY ROLLAND SHOW. With guest vocalist Nicky Jones. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, Blackpool. 1.30 to 4.30pm.
PINEAPPLE JACK. The Theatre Bar, Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. Daily lunchtime plus Saturday evenings for the season.
THE PETER ANTHONY SHOW. With Sammi Kingsley and Andy Knight. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore.
MAD MONDAY. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
STUDENT INDIE NIGHT. Indie rock, djs plus open microphone guests. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.
CURRY NIGHT. Set price of £10 for a minimum of two. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.
BONNIE LA BLUE. Hostess joined by cabaret all night from Rita International and Cybil Du Vaux. Free admission. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
Poker and sports
POKER NIGHTS. The Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Road, South Shore. South Shore. 8pm; The Raikes, Liverpool Road, Blackpool; Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool; The Clarence, Preston New Road, Marton, at 8pm and The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.
BLACKPOOL MALE VOICE CHOIR. Weekly rehearsals. Springfield Methodist Church, Bispham Road, Layton. 7 to 9pm. Details, (0777) 5008023.
MICHAEL HALL ADULT CHOIR. Weekly meeting. Michael Hall Theatre School, Preston Old Road, Marton. 7.30 to 9.30pm. Details, (01253) 696990.
DJ DINO’S QUIZ AND BOOST NIGHT. Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.
QUIZ NIGHT. With Captain Quiz, Name That Tune, Play Your Cards Right and more. The Fairfield Arms, Fleetwood Road, Greenhalgh. 8.30pm.
SCOTTIE’S QUIZ NIGHT. Free hot food for all players, guaranteed Open The Box prize. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
QUIZ AND BINGO. Up to £100 to be won. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. From 3pm.
STEVE JAMES QUIZ NIGHT. Drinks prizes, free hot meals for players, big screen interactive games. The Regal Hotel, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
QUIZ NIGHT. Plus The Accumulator. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Victoria, Church Road, St Annes.
DAVE WARD ROADSHOWS. Quiz night hosted by DJ Dave Ward, at The Crown, Devonshire Square, Blackpool. Free entry. Five rounds - first, second and third prizes plus “collect the cash” accumulator.
LINE DANCING AND COWBOY NIGHT. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Classes for all levels – beginners first hour. Highfield Methodist Church, Scarsdale Avenue, South Shore. 6 to 10pm. Details, (07984)188972.
T & A’s DANCE RANCH. Partners not necessary. Absolute beginners 6 to 6.30pm. Beginners, 6.45 to 7.45pm. Teaching and social dancing, 7.45 to 10.15pm. St Teresa’s Church Hall, St Georges Avenue, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 594043.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. All Hallows Parish Church, Bispham. 10am to noon. Details, 07766 310260.
LINE DANCING. Willows Catholic Club, Brynning Fern Lane, Kirkham. Details, (01253) 682195. And Upstairs function room, The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 620555.
SOCIAL DANCING. Absolute beginners, 6 to 6.45pm. Beginners, 6.45 to 7.45pm. Teaching and social dancing, 7.45 to 10pm. Ann’s Dance Ranch, Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 594043.
ST GEORGE’S ADULT DANCE CLASSES. Various styles. Beginners class. Frank Townend Centre, Anchorsholme Lane, Cleveleys. 8.15 to 9.15pm. Details 07967 970847.
SOCIAL DANCING. Tuition, 7 to 8pm. Social, 8 to 10pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 875757.
MODERN SEQUENCE. New dances taught. Hambleton Village Hall, Hambleton. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 873122.
COME DANCING. Sequence and social. Holy Cross Church Hall, Central Drive, Blackpool. 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, (07988) 148730.
BALLROOM AND LATIN AMERICAN. Beginners, 7.30 to 8.15pm. Fusion Dance and Drama Centre, 6/6A St Annes Road, South Shore. Details, (07940) 088776.
SEQUENCE AND POPULAR SEQUENCE TUITION. Teaching, 12.30 to 1.45pm. Sequence, 2 to 4.15pm.. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, Hawes Side Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.
SEQUENCE. Old and new. New Venture Club, 88 Warren Street, Fleetwood. 7 to 9.30pm. Details, (01253) 776095.
MODERN SEQUENCE. New dances taught. St Michael’s on Wyre Village Hall, St Michaels. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 500790
SIMPLY SALSA. Beginners, improvers, intermediate and advanced. Hampton Road Social Club, South Shore. From 7pm.
LATIN/SALSA. Classes 7.15pm, social 8.15pm. Frank Townsend Centre, Anchorsholme. Details, (079670 970847.
SIMPLY SALSA CLASS. New season for beginners from 7pm. Then all levels and social dancing. Hampton Road Social Club, South Shore.
SALSA, BALLROOM, LATIN. All ages, new beginners class. Frank Townend Centre, Cleveleys. 8.15pm. Details, (07967) 970847.
SALSA AND AEROBICS. All abilities and ages over 12. Kirkham Methodist Church, Station Road, Kirkham. 6 to 7.30pm. Details, 07545 057064.
SALSA and latin american. Frank Townsend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 7.15 to 8.15pm. Details, (07967) 970847.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Beginners to advanced. Lytham Cricket and Sports Club, Church Road, Lytham. 7.45pm to 9.30pm, then dance until 10.30pm. Details, (012523) 401941 or 07967 768582.
SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. Wyre Villa FC, Stalmine. Details, (01253) 304996.
ADULT IMPROVERS SALSA. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8.30 to 9.15pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
Pop, rock and jazz
JAZZ AT THE ASHLEY. This week - Alan Riley and the Albie Hilton Quintet. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys.
FOLK DANCING. With Margaret. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1.30 to 3pm.
ADULT JAZZ. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 6 to 6.45pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
URBAN FREESTYLE DANCING. Ages 12 and above, adults welcome. Crescent Dance Centre, Bold Street, Fleetwood. 6 to 7pm. Details, (07874) 922223.
JC DANCE CLASSES. Range of children’s dance classes. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton. Details, (07792) 410390.
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6 to 7pm beginners. 7 to 8pm intermediates. Playfootball.net, Garstang Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
BELLY DANCING. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. From 6 to 8.30pm. Details, (0770) 6357007.
Psychic and spiritual clubs
PSYCHIC CLUB. Hosted by Polly. Guest mediums weekly. The Devonshire Arms, Bispham Road, Bispham. From 8pm.
BRITISH HEALERS ASSOCIATION. Free healing clinic. Community Centre, St Albans Road, St Annes. 7 to 8pm.
ROSE WING SPIRITUAL CENTRE. Healing (no charge), 6.30 to 7.15pm. Demonstration of mediumship, 7.30 to 8.45pm. Open circle, 8.45 to 9.15pm. Community Centre, Back Layton Crescent, off Lostock Gardens, South Shore. Details, (01253) 626335.
SHTANGA YOGA. All levels welcome. Hewitt Room Learning Centre, Lytham Library, Lytham. 6 to 8pm. Details, (07786) 741656.
YOGA CLASSES. Unitarian Church, Lytham Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 315478.
Keep fit and self defence
MUSICAL MOVEMENT. All welcome. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 11 to 12.30pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
OVER 50S KEEP FIT. Over 50s plus class. United Reformed Church Hall, near Cleveleys Library, Cleveleys. 2 to 3.15pm. Details, (01253) 853295
DANCE YOURSELF FIT. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. From 7pm. Details, (0770) 6357007.
CALLANETICS. All Saints Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
YOGA. All abilities welcome. Palatine Community Sports College, Expressive Arts Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 6.30 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 640247 or (07960) 626836.
KEEP FIT. Ladies only. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. 8 to 9pm. Details, (07989) 144423.
MUAY THAI/THAI BOXING. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, 34 Dover Court, Dover Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
SLIMMERCISE. Aerobics, salsa, conditioning, slimming club. Clifton Primary School, Clitheroe Road, Lytham St Annes. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07795) 030922.
LATIN JAM DANCERSIZE. Lytham Methodist Church, Westby Hall, Lytham. 10 to 11am. Details, (0792) 7000 667.
EASY DOES IT. Movement to music. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 867883.
CLEVELEYS TAEKWONDO CLUB. Juniors (year one and above) – 5.30 to 6.30pm. Teenagers and adults – 7.45 to 9pm. Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Road, Cleveleys. Details, www.cleveleystaekwondo.co.uk
MEND. Free, fun fitness programme for seven to 13 year olds. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. Also Friday, 5 to 7pm. And St Annes YMCA. 5 to 7pm. Details, (01253) 882105.
KEEP FIT. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 6pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
CHEN TAI CHI. All Saints Sunday School, Park Road, Blackpool. 7 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 315478 or 07976 773559.
KUNG FU. Streetwise self defence and combat system. Adults only to 18 plus. Stanley Park Sports Centre, Blackpool. 8 to 9pm. Details, (07929) 625254.
PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. New members welcome. White Church Hall, Ansdell. And Thursday, 6.30 to 8pm. Details, (07963) 104353.
LOW IMPACT CIRCUITS. With Lucie. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11.30am to 12.30pm.
AQUA AEROBICS. The Dalmeny Hotel, The Promenade, St Annes. 7 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 716010.
SEATED EXERCISE. Short class for the less mobile, more elderly and more sedentary. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 3.15 to 3.45pm. Details, (01253) 867883.
PILATES CLASSES. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 12.45 to 1.45pm. Details, (01253) 867883; Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, Blackpool. 7 to 8pm. Details, (07738) 434991; Dalmeny Hotel Leisure Club, St Annes. 8 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 716010; Poulton Community YMCA, Parrys Way, Off Breck Road, Poulton. 9.30 to 10.30am and 6 to 7pm. Details: (01253) 895115 or (07786) 022980.
GIRLGUIDING. Meet for evening of fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps. Central Guides meet 6 to 7.30pm, Devonshire Road School, Devonshire Road, Blackpool; 17th Blackpool Rainbowls meet 5.45 to 7pm, Brownies 5.45 to 7pm, Salvation Army Citadel, Leamington Road, Blackpool; 1st Norbreck Guides, meet 7.15 to 9.15pm, Scout & Guide HQ, Kelvin Road & Carr Road. Details (01253) 352098.
VERSE AT THE VIC. Poetry and Pints plus open mic session. Free admission. Victoria Hotel, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Last Monday of the month, 7.30pm.
PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 to 3pm.
POULTON-LE-FYLDE ART CLUB. Painting and drawing demonstrations and practical evenings. All welcome – beginners upwards. WRVS Hall, Queensway, Poulton. 7.15 to 9.45pm.
MUSICAL THEATRE SKILLS. Ages eight to 16. Combine dance, singing and drama in one class. Poulton Youth and Communty Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 4.30 to 5.15pm. Details, (07792) 410390.
BADMINTON COACHING. Beginners, 6 to 7pm. Intermediate, 7 to 8pm. Palatine Sports Centre, St Annes Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 723772.
EMBROIDERY. Second and second last Monday of the month, 7.30pm. Blackpool Art Society. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool. Contact (01253) 884615.
ROYAL ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION (BLACKPOOL AND FYLDE BRANCH). Third Monday of the month. Marton Institute, Oxford Square, Marton. 7.30pm.
Bridge and chess
GAZETTE BRIDGE CLUB. Friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwrioght Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm.
LYTHAM BRIDGE CLUB. Competitive duplicate bridge. First Monday – learners’ practice session. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 7.15pm.
CLIFTON BRIDGE CLUB. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 1.30 and 7.30pm.
SADDLE CHESS CLUB. All welcome. The Saddle, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. From 7.30pm.
BLACKPOOL CHESS CLUB. All standard of players welcome. Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool. 7.30pm.