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. Details, (01253) 299483
SEA LIFE CENTRE. 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 DUNGEON. Open daily. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. (01253) 622242
BLACKPOOL TOWER EYE. Open daily. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. (0844) 8561000
blackpool tower jungle jim’s. 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.
theatre and shows
aladdin. Garstang Theatre Group present their annual pantomime. Garstang Community Academy, Bowgreave. 7.30pm. To Saturday.
jack and the beanstalk. Ted Robbins, Tom MiIlner, The Harper Brothers, Jodie Hamblet and full supporting cast. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. 10.30 and 1.30pm. Ends December 31.
variety showcase. First year Subsidiary Diploma Performing Arts students from Blackpool and the Fylde College’s School of Creative Arts present an evening of acting, movement and singing. University Centre Theatre, Blackpool and the Fylde College, Palatine Road, Blackpool. 7pm.
peter pan. A new adaptation based on the book by JM Barrie, directed by Elizabeth Newman. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. Times vary. Ends January 12.
treasure island. Debbie Oates’ adaptation in the round of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Times vary. Ends January 5 (not December 3, 9 25 and no shows Sunday).
rats’ tales. World premiere collaboration between poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and acclaimed theatre maker Melly Still – inspired by folk tales from around the world and Duffy’s own collection of stories, The Stolen Childhood. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. To January 12. No shows December 25 and January 1. Times vary.
KARAOKE. £50 cash prize to be won. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.
karaoke party. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2 to 6pm.
karaoke and curry night. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.
KARAOKE CONTEST. £50 top prize to be won each week. The Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool. From 8pm.
KARAOKE. With Glenn. The Travellers Rest, Beach Road, Cleveleys.
KARAOKE PARTY TIME. With host Sam. The Duke of York, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
nightclubs and dance
ssssh thursday. Exclusive students’ night with Elliott Smith, Giles Hayton and Will Maden-Wilkinson. Crystal, Market Street, Blackpool. 11pm to 3am.
thirsty thursdays. Weekly students’ night with live music from The Maddisons plus drum ‘n’ bass. Copacabana, Clifton Street, Blackpool. From 9pm.
innocence. R’n’b, urban and house with Vince Williams. CoCo, Market Street, Blackpool. Free admission.
eclectic. Funky, progressive and electro house with DJ Robert Bagshaw. Flamingo, Queen Street, Blackpool. 11pm to 5am.
country, folk and irish
fleetwood folk club. Singers’ night – all singers, musicians, storytellers, poets and audience members welcome. Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.
rock, pop and jazz
christmas with joe longthorne. A festive feel to the popular performer’s show. Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham. 7.30pm.
wyre levee stompers. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
diane shaw’s soul and motown show. Return of the popular diva. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
VIVA! CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT. Leye D. Johns, Phil Jeffries, Emma Norman and the Viva! Showgirls. With or without meal. Viva! Cabaret Bar, Church Street/The Promenade, Blackpool. Doors 6.30pm, dinner 7pm, show 8.30pm.
funny girls christmas show. Amber, Jade, Krystal, Ruby and the Boys pus DJ Zoe. Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. Doors 7pm, show starts 8.30pm. Ends around 11.30pm.
Pubs and bars
swing into christmas. Festive favourites from the world of jazz and big band music with Sara Cheston, That Swing Band Thing and Ronnie Lee. Merrie England Showbar, North Pier, Blackpool. Weekly to December 20.
flip. Henry’s Bar, Henry street, Lytham.
kinect night. The Hop, Cookson Street, Blackpool.
rock and roll bingo. The Links, Heeley Road, St Annes. 9pm.
student party night. With resident DJ Andy P. Free admission, cheap drinks. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 2am student night. DJ Caino playing dance, r ‘n’ b and pop, drinks offers, free admission. Che Bar, Market Street, Blackpool.
videomania. With drag DJ Roxy Hart. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
student house party. With DJ Gaz Peck. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.
jammin ’night. All welcome. The Burn Naze, Gamble Road, Thornton.
curry night. Meal and drink deal. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool. 4 to 9pm.
dj scouse’s party night. Drink promotions, interactive DJ. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.
spank night. DJ Sean in action. Drinks promotions. The Wyre Light, Fleetwood. 9pm to 2am.
the thursday fiesta. Party tunes, prizes and balloon drop with DJ Mad Matt Munroe. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
galleon band. Resident house band plus guests – swing. blues and beyond. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Also Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Free entry.
tea dance. And bingo. North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 2 to 4pm.
LINE DANCING. Beginners, 7.30 to 8.30pm. Intermediate with tuition until 10.30pm. Garstang United Reformed Church Hall, Garstang. Details, (01995) 670932.
LINE DANCING DISCO. Free tuition. Thornton Cleveleys RBL Club, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 595790.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Social dancing and instruction – 10am to noon. Beginners and improver dancing with instruction – 1.30 to 3.30pm. Beginners first hour then all levels 6 to 10.15pm. Holy Trinity Memorial Hall, Dean Street, South Shore. Details, (07984)188972.
BEGINNERS LINE DANCING. Details 01253 760804. Marton Social Club, Daggers Hall Lane, Marton. 1 to 3pm.
LINE DANCING. And tuition. With Paul and Shirley. Progress Sports & Social Club, Exchange Street, Blackpool.
tea dance. With David Windle on keyboards. The Ballroom, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 2 to 4pm.
TEA DANCE. Ballroom, Latin and popular sequence. Rio School of Dancing, Bispham United Reformed Church Hall, Cavendish Road, Bispham. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 356558.
DANCING. Ballroom, Latin, Modern and more For fun. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. Details, (07989) 144423.
SEQUENCE AND BALLROOM. To the maestro of Alan Reid. All welcome, with bingo and raffle. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8pm.
BALLROOM AND SEQUENCE. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 8 to 11pm. Details, (01772) 682012.
SEQUENCE AND BALLROOM. Senior Citizens Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. From 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
SEQUENCE DANCING. All welcome. Central Methodist Church, Adelaide Street, Blackpool. 1.30 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 694846.
SALSA AND MERENGE LESSONS. Beginners 7-8pm, intermediates 8-9pm, social dancing 9-10pm. The Station Tavern, Lytham.
peruvian salsa lessons. Beginners to intermediate. St Bernadette’s Parish Hall, All Hallows Road, Bispham. 6 to 8pm. Details, (07879) 413649.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Salsa lessons – beginners to advanced. South Shore Tennis Club, Midgeland Road, Marton. 8pm to 9.30pm then dance until 11pm. Details, (012523) 401941 or 07967 768582.
SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. Poulton Youth and Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton and Thornton Sports Centre, Thornton. Details, (01253) 304996.
JC DANCE CLASSES. Childrens’ and adult dance classes. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton. and Norbreck Primary School. Details, (07792) 410390.
RED SHOES CHEER AND DANCE ACADEMY FOR CHEERLEADING. Boys and girls welcome. Rear 147/149 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details from (01253) 310401
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING. All welcome – partner not necessary. Dancing to live music. The Scout Hut, St Patrick’s Road North, St Annes. 7.30 to 9.30pm. Details, (01253) 640247 or 07960 626836.
ADULT IRISH DANCE. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 7pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
CAROL MAY SCHOOL OF DANCE. Children and adults’ ballet, tap, jazz and keep fit. St Paul’s Parish Church, Ansdell & Fairhaven. 6 to 9pm. Also Saturday, 9am to 1pm. Details, (01172) 258525 or (07840) 167225.
street dance workout. Over 14’s sessions by Mimi Dance. Ansdell YMCA, Lytham High School, Worsley Road, Lytham. 6.30pm. Details, 07584 359310
lee’s music quiz. With prizes. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys. 8.30pm.
weekly quiz. And Play Your Cards Right. The Old England, Red Bank Rod, Bispham.
quiz and karaoke. Plus Strike It Lucky. Four Lane Ends, Hawes Side Lane, Marton.
quiz and cash bingo night. Hotel and Apartments Club, Coronation Street, Blackpool.
QUIZ NIGHT and strike it lucky. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.
new dunes quiz. The Dunes, Lytham Road, South Shore. 9pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. Featuring Play Your Cards Right. Free buffet. The Boars Head, Preston Old Road, Marton. 9pm.
FUN QUIZ AND JACKPOT RAFFLE. The County Hotel, Lytham. From 9pm.
FUN QUIZ. Meal and drink vouchers to be won. Plus Open The Box. The Shovels, Hambleton.
STEVE JAMES QUIZ NIGHT. Cash prize for winners plus runners up prizes. Bispham Hotel, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 9pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. Drink prizes, snowball minimum £100. Free entry. The Shovels, Common Edge Road, Marton. 9.30pm.
FUN QUIZ NIGHT. Prizes and laughs. Victoria Bar, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 9pm.
DAVE WARD ROADSHOW QUIZ NIGHT. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham. From 9.15pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.
QUIZ JACKPOT NIGHT. Minimum jackpot £100. Register by 9pm. The Golden Eagle, Anchorsholme. 9.15pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. Big money prizes, unlock the crock, free to enter. The Queens, Beach Road, Fleetwood.
QUIZ NIGHT AND FUN FORTUNES. The Strawberry Gardens, Fleetwood.
QUIZ NIGHT. Cash prizes, spot prizes and Play Your Cards Right – starting at £100. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road East, Thornton. 8.30pm.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ. Cash jackpot accumulator. The Rossall Tavern, Larkholme Parade, Fleetwood.
QUIZ NIGHT. Big cash prizes. The Old England, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
QUIZ NIGHT. Devonshire Arms, Devonshire Road, North Shore. Starts 9pm.
Keep fit and exercise
laughter yoga. Powerful aerobic workout with the minimum of effort. The Stage, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. 7 to 8pm. Details, 07840 371221 or (01253) 773655.
zumba fitness. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham. 11am.
ZUMBA FITNESS. Dalmeny Hotel, St Annes. 7.30 to 8.30pm.
pilates and zumba. Pilates (5.30pm) and Zumba (6.30pm) with Lindsey Woolstencroft. Thornton Little Theatre, Four Land Ends, Thornton. And Sunday.
Over 50s exercise class. St Bernadette’s Church Hall, Bispham. 2 to 3pm.Details, (01253) 853295.
AEROBICS. For over 50s. St Bernadette’s Church Hall, Bispham. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 853295.
MUAY THAI/THAI BOXING. 6/8 St Annes Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
ANNE’S LOSE SIZE - RE-ENERGIZE. Lytham Methodist Church, Park Street, Lytham. 12.30 to 1.30pm (aerobics), 5.45 to 6.45pm (salsacise). Details, (07983) 684855.
ZUMBA. With Phoebe. Wesby Hall, Park Street, Lytham. 7 to 8pm.
NEW BEGINNERS WALKS. Walk changes weekly. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1.30pm.
PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. New members welcome. White Church Hall, Ansdell. And Monday, 6.30 to 8pm. Details, 07963 104353.
EASY DOES IT. Movement to music. Whiteholme Community Centre, All Saints Road, Bispham. 10am to 10.45am.
PILATES. Whiteholme Community Centre, All Saints Road, Bispham. 11am to noon. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1 to 2pm; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 5.30-6.30pm.
sammi kingsley & kev rees owen. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
terry’s free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool.
TERRY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
dj clarke 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.
Pool and sport
poker night. With free chip butties for contestants. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. From 8pm.
POKER NIGHTs. The Hop, Cookson Street, Blackpool. Weekly – all welcome. The Plough, Chain Lane, Staining. 7.45pm.
POOL AND POKER. The King Edward, Central Drive, Blackpool. 8pm.
texas HOLDEM POKER NIGHT. The Queens, Beach Road, Fleetwood. 8pm.
chatterbooks. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 3.45pm.
thatched winter beer festival. Around 100 real ales to be drunk, air miles to be gained - and a log fire too. The Thatched House, Ball Street, Poulton. To December 16.
kirkham & district horticultural society. AGM and Jacob’s Join. The Boys Brigade Training Centre, Carr Lane, Kirkham. 7.30pm.
christmas funfair and lights show. Funfair, rides, lights, grotto, food and drink plus entertainment some nights. St John’s Square, Blackpool. 11am to late. Daily to January 4.
toddler rhyme time. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 10am to 10.30am.
blackpool and fylde recodrded music society. Victory Baptist Church, St Annes Road, South Shore. 7.30pm. Meets September to May.
buddhist meditation and advice for life. All welcome. Keajra Buddhist Centre, 64 Holmfield Road, Blackpool. 7.30 to 9pm. Weekly. Details, (01253) 352721.
at last!. Musical entertainers. 20 Holbeck Avenue, Blackpool 7pm. Details, (01253) 319488
cleveleys junior chess club. Weekly during school term time. Juniors of all abilities welcome. Cleveleys Park Methodist Church, Cleveleys. More details, 07966 231211.
beryl’s psychic club. The Old Town Hall, Market Place, Poulton.
one accord. New ladies harmony group. New members welcome. United Reformed Church, Rossall Road, Cleveleys. From 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 823805.
JUST GOOD FRIENDS. A group for people in their 40s and 50s wanting to meet new friends. Wings Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 8pm. Details, (01253) 869519.
AT LAST. Instrumental and vocal ensemble. New members welcome. Brun Grove WM Club, off Ansdell Road, Marton. 1pm. Details, (01253) 319488.
PENCIL AND WATER COLOUR CLASS. All levels, beginners welcome. YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1 to 3.15pm. Details, (01772) 654461.
POULTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Catering for photographers of all interests and experience. Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, Poulton. 7.30pm.
YOUNG AT HEART. Arts, crafts, cooking, guest speakers, flower arranging – and more. All ages welcome. S Michael and All Angels Church, Grange Park. 2pm.
GENERAL PAINTING. 9.30am. Contact Lynne Cray (01253) 317722. Blackpool Art Society. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool.
bridge clubs. Lytham Bridge Club – competitive duplicate bridge. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 7.15pm; Clifton Bridge Club, Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.