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. 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
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 JOE LONGTHORNE SHOW. The Blackpool favourite with support from Mick Miller, Carol Kaye, Leye D Johns and Linda McMurray. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm. To October 27.
SHAMAN. Spectacular acrobatic and circus show presented by Poland’s Ocelot company. The Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 4 and 7.30pm. To September 3.
FROM BEDLAM TO BENIDORM TO BLACKPOOL. An evening with the award winning Chrissy Rock pus Jack Danson as Rod Stewart plus vocalist Ronnie Lee and the Las Vegas Show Girls. Merrie England, North Pier, Blackpool. From 8pm. Weekly to August 25.
BEYOND BELIEF. Magic, variety and dance from master illusionist Richard de Vere, Shizzy Mizzy, Marc, Schnorbitz, Schnookie and cast. The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 7.30pm To October 27.
KINGS OF COMEDY. Weekly headliner by Cannon and Ball plus support from Stu Francis and Duncan Norvelle. North Pier Theatre, Blackpool. 7.30pm. Ends October 27.
AS YOU LIKE IT. Closing the main auditorium’s current season with Shakespeare’s gloriously sunny comedy. The Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester. Monday to Saturday, 7.30pm. Wednesday and Saturday matinees, 2.30pm. To August 6.
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.
DESTINATION DANCE. Showcase for the youngsters from the Phyllis Davies School of Dancing. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 7.15pm. To Saturday.
HOT ICE 2011. International skating spectacular back by popular demand. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 2.30 and 7.30pm.
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.
LEGENDS. Back for its 13th year, four tributes in each of two shows. Tonight – Meat Loaf, Robbie Williams, Freddie Mercury and Tom Jones. Central Pier Showbar, Blackpool. Nightly (no shows Monday).
KARAOKE AND CURRY NIGHT. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.
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. With the Resident Reverend. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. From 7pm.
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.
KARAOKE NIGHT. With DJ Danny. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. 9pm.
Cabaret and talent
FUNNY GIRLS SUMMER SHOW 2011. The award winning show performed nightly (except Mondays). Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.
AN AUDIENCE WITH ROXY HART. Plus cabaret from Rita International. Free admission. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
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.
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.
MUSICA LIRICA OPERA. The Fylde’s own opera company with an abridged version of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. Michael Hall Theatre school, Preston New Road, Marton. 7.30pm.
Nightclubs and dance
HANKY PANKY. Weekly pre weekend party with resident djs Danny Howard and Elliott Smith. Drinks promotions. Moko, 55 King Street, Blackpool. 11pm to 4am.
Folk, country and Irish
FLEETWOOD FOLK CLUB. This week’s guest – John Kelly. All welcome. The Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.
Rock and pop
TAKE THAT TRIBUTE. Not quite the real thing but at least there’s the choice of including a three course meal. The Sands Venue, Palatine Buildings, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
Pubs and bars
OPEN MIC. The Hansom Cab, Station Road, Lytham.
PINEAPPLE JACK. The Theatre Bar, Winter gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. Daily lunchtime plus Saturday evenings for the season.
THE KASUALS. The 60s revisited. Plus Mike Rossi. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore.
NICK UNLIMITED. Weekly rock and blues session. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool.
SPANK NIGHT. DJ Sean in action. Drinks promotions. The Wyre Light, Fleetwood. 9pm to 2am.
ANDY KNIGHT’S AFTERNOON KEYBOARD SINGALONG. Nellie Dean’s , North Promenade, Blackpool. 2 to 4.30pm.
BAND NIGHT. Guest bands. Nellie Dean’s, North Promenade, Blackpool. Evening.
THE THURSDAY FIESTA. Party tunes, prizes and balloon drop with DJ Mad Matt Munroe. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
THE JOHN ADAMS TRIO. The Galleon house band plus guests with jazz, blues and swing. The Galleon, Adelaide Street, Blackpool. Also Friday to Sunday.
TEA DANCE. And bingo. North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 2 to 4pm.
MISS TENOR LADY. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.
ROB JOHNSON. Singer/guitarist. Buckingham’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. 3 to 5pm.
JAMMIN’ NIGHT. Plus open mic night. Everybody welcome. Burn Naze Hotel, Gamble Road, Thornton.
COCKTAIL NIGHT. Special offers, two djs with disco house and bar grooves to midnight. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool.
THE VERSION. Popular covers band. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queen’s Promenade, North Shore, Blackpool.
MISS BLACKPOOL 2011 - HEAT 6. The search for the most attractive local lovelies. Che Bar, Market Street, Blackpool. From 9pm.
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, Acro 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.
EASY SEQUENCE. Anchorsholme Friendly Club. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 1.30 to 3.45pm. Details, (01253) 854562.
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.
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. Co-Operative Sports & Social Club, Preston New 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.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Co-Operative Club, Preston New Road, 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. Plus Play Your Cards Right. 50p entry. Free sandwiches. The Boars Head, Preston Old Road, Marton.
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. Questions and prizes with host Johnny B. The Ship, Elswick. 9pm.
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
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. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, 34 Dover Court, Dover 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 DANCE FIT. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. 6pm. Details, (07706) 357007.
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; Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, Blackpool. 6.15 to 7.15pm. Details, (07738) 434991; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 5 to 6pm and 6 to 7pm; The Therapy House, St Annes. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 403273.
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.
THE BLUE PIG ORCHESTRA. Trinity Hospice fund raiser in memory of Gerry Byrne. Norcross Social Club, Norcross Lane, Thornton Cleveleys.
NICKY NEWSOME PLUS TOM MCCLOUD. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.
MIKE ALONE. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.
JOHNNY WALKER. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.
VAL ROBERTS PLUS TERRY DEVON. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.
TREVOR WALLACE. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.
DAVE BROOKLYN. LMS Loco Sports and Social Club, Back Ribble Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 625040).
MIKE DENNETT & CHIC PLUS NIKKI MILLER. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621039.
GLEN ROGERS. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, facing Cleveleys Bus Station. Details, (01253) 852450.
WYRE LEVEE STOMPERS. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.
JO JO SAVAGE. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, Blackpool.
Pool, poker and sport
POKER NIGHT. Weekly – all welcome. The Plough, Chain Lane, Staining. 7.45pm.
POOL AND POKER. The King Edward, Central Drive, Blackpool. 8pm.
HOLDEM POKER NIGHT. The Queens, Beach Road, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.
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. Cleveleys Park methodist Church, West Drive, Cleveleys. From 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 823805.
GIRLGUIDING. Meet for evening of fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps. 19th Blackpool Rainbows 4.45 to 5.45pm, Brownies 6 to 7.30pm, Guides 7.30 to 9.15pm, St Marks Church Hall, Westcliffe Drive, Layton; 1st Norbreck Rainbows 5.45 to 7pm, Scout & Guide HQ, Kelvin Road & Carr Road; 3rd Norbreck Guides 6.30 to 8.30pm Beaufort Avenue Methodist Church, Beaufort Avenue, Bispham. Details 352098.
BEACH ROAD SPIRITUAL GROUP. Weekly guest medium. Frank Townend Community Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 7.30 for 8pm. Details, (07505) 822272.
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. St 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.