Theatre and shows
LEGENDS. THE RECORD-BREAKING TRIBUTE SHOW. Tonight Lady Gaga, the Blues Brothers, Robbie Williams and Freddie Mercury. Central Pier Showbar, Central Pier, Blackpool. 7.30pm
MOOKY V BOOFFALO BILL. All star circus with Mooky and Mr Booo. Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower. Noon, 4 and 7.30pm
MICK MILLER’S COMEDY BONANZA 2012. With Mick Miller, Steve Royle, Clare Brady ad Billy Hunter. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm. Ends October 31.
MICHAEL JORDAN’S HIGH JINX MAGIC & ILLUSION SHOW. Magic, variety and dance show for all the family. The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 7.45pm. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to November 2 (matinees 3pm to August 31).
HOT ICE 2012. An international cast of award-winning skaters with a brand new show. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Daily, 2.30 and 7.30pm. Ends September 8.
PETER PAN. Flying in every week for a summer season pantomime. North Pier Theatre, North Pier, Blackpool. 2 and 7.30pm. Weekly, ends August 29.
THE BILLY FURY YEARS. Michael King brings back the memory of Britain’s late rock, roller and crooner. Opera House, Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. Weekly to October 24 (no show October 3).
Pubs and bars
GILLETTES. Ma Kellys, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.
QP’S REGGAE NIGHT. The Tavern, Church Street, Blackpool.
JUKE BOX WEDNESDAY. With vocalist and DJ Joanna Shorrock. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
JAKE AND ELWOOD’S SOUL AND BLUES REVUE. The Merrie England, North Pier, Blackpool. Weekly to September 12.
SOUNDS OF THE 60s. Nico (ex-The Dreamers) and Mike Rossi’s 60s Revisited Quiz. The Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore.
THREE DECADES OF DANCE. DJ Kieron with hits from the 60s to 80s. The Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
WICKED WEDNESDAY. With DJ Darrell Lord. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.
NORTHERN AND SOULFUL SOUNDS. With Mike Hughes. Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.
KEEP IT FRESH. With DJ Matt Munroe. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
OPEN MIC NIGHT. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.
LIVE MUSIC NIGHT. Guest musicians and singer songwriters. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Free admission.
PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. Games night with fun quiz. The Shovels, Green Meadows Lane, Hambleton. 9 to 11.30pm.
FUN QUIZ NIGHT. With DJ Katie. Cash prize wekly plus cash bingo. The Grapevine, Market Place, Poulton. From 8pm.
TONY’S QUIZ AND PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. Cash prizes and free sandwiches. The Station Tavern, Lytham. From 9pm.
JOHN KNIGHT QUIZ NIGHT. The Hansom Cab, Station Road, Lytham.
QUIZ AND BINGO. Numbers permitting. Up to £100 to be won. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. Afternoon.
QUIZ NIGHT. And Play Your Cards Right. The Shovels, Hambleton.
DJ BASTIAN PLUS QUIZ NIGHT. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.
QUIZ NIGHT. With the Dave Ward Roadshow. The Tramway, Victoria Road, Cleveleys.
QUIZ NIGHT. Free to enter. Beer to win. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool. From 8pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
QUIZ NIGHT. Prizes for winners, free sandwiches. The Station Tavern, Station Square, Lytham. From 9pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. Plus Open the Box and Play Your Cards Right. The Admiral, Clifton Drive/The Square, St Annes.
QUIZ NIGHT. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, off Hornby Road, Blackpool.
QUIZ NIGHT. Plus The Accumulator. Presented by Danny. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.
CABARET. Guest acts. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.
WAYNE LESTER PLUS TERRY COTTA. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.
ALY. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
JASON ASHTON. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
WOW FACTOR. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
LISA MARIE PLUS BOB LAWRENCE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
MIKE DENNETT & CHIC. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.
NIKKI MILLER. LMS Loco Sports and Social Club, Back Ribble Road, Blackpool.
JODIE-KATE & NICKY NEWSOME. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.
BEN BELLUSHI. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.
RAY’S FREE ‘N’ EASY. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool.
DINAH RODD. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham.
KARAOKE. A gallon of beer to be won. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool. 3 to 8pm.
KARAOKE NIGHT. The Victoria, Church Road, St Annes.
KARAOKE. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. Assembly Rooms, Warrenhurst Road, Fleetwood. 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, 07766 310260.
LINE DANCING. St Annes Conservative Club, Clifton Drive North, St Annes.
LINE DANCING. With John and Marion. Hampton Road Club, South Shore.
SOCIAL DANCING. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 1.30 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
BALLROOM & SEQUENCE. With John Peate (keyboards) and Dave Miller (drums). Cleveleys Mens Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.
SEQUENCE. With David and Rita Harrod. Holy Cross Church, Central Drive, Blackpool. 2 to 4.15pm. Details, (01253) 356284.
MODERN JIVE DANCING. And social night with Jaguar Jive. Beginners – 7.45pm, intermediate – 9.15pm then all freestyle to 10.45pm. No partner necessary. Singles, couples, groups all welcome. The Wainwright Club, 173 Hornby Road,
Blackpool. Details, 07857 433829.
LADIES BELLYDANCE CLASSES. Beginners 6pm. Intermediate 7pm. Bispham Community Centre, Bispham Road, Bispham. Details, 07709 723822.
DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, all shapes welcome. Open level. Norcross Civil Service Social Room. Noon to 1pm. Open level. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 5.45 to 6.45pm. More details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
FLEETWOOD FOLK CLUB. Change of night this week because of the Fleetwood Folk Festival - singers’ night plus the Captain’s Crew. The Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Street, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.
SALSA AND AEROBICS. All abilities and ages over 12. Anchorsholme Methodist Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 6 to 7.30 and 7.30 to 9pm. Details, 07545 057064.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Salsa lessons for beginners to advanced. Methodist Church Hall, Kirkham Road, Freckleton. 8 to 9.30pm. Beginners to advanced classes at The Royal British Legion Club, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys. 7.10pm (beginners) and 8pm (advanced) then dance afterwards until 11pm. Details, (01253) 401941 or 07967 768582.
SALSA DANCING. Free tuition from Joanna. The Tavern, Adelaide Street, Fleetwood.
SALSA. Advanced 8 to 9pm, intermediate 9 to 10pm. St Annes Parish Rooms, St Annes. Details, 07808 351436.
SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. Our Lady’s Parish Centre, St Annes. Details, (01253) 304996.
SIMPLY SALSA. Beginners, improvers, intermediate and advanced lessons and social dancing. St Anthony Padua Social Club, Cadley Causeway, Fulwood, Preston.
VERSE AT THE VIC. Performance poetry and open mic. All welcome. The Victoria Hotel, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 7.30pm.
MEDITATION CLASS. Relax, unwind and combat stress. Soma Therapy Centre, Hesketh Avenue, Bispham. 7 to 8pm. Details, 07834 072273.
BUDDHIST TEACHING AND MEDITATION. Weekly classes to September 28. Creative Support/Lighthouse Cafe, Crescent West, Cleveleys. From 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 352721.
DARK HORSE WRITERS GROUP. Weekly creative writing group. Blackpool Catholic Club, Queen Street, Blackpool. 7 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 347556.
JUST GOOD FRIENDS. Fun social group for 35s/50s. Wings Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. From 8pm. Details, (01253) 869519. Social group for 40s to 60s. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8.15pm. Details, (01253) 869519.
OVER EATERS ANONYMOUS. Self help group for people with eating disorders. Friends Meeting House, Raikes Parade, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 823418.
PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 to 3pm.
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION. Weekly classes. Keajra Buddhist Centre, 64 Holmfield Road, North Shore. 7.30 to 9.30pm. details, (01253) 352721.
CAPRICORN SINGERS. New members welcome. Varied repertoire. Cleveleys Park Methodist Church, Cleveleys. 7.45pm.
POULTON JUNIOR BRASS BAND. Members (8 to 14 years) welcome (min 18 months playing experience required). Poulton Band Headquarters, Station Road, Poulton. 6.30 to 7.30pm.
FYLDE COMPUTER CLUB. Enthusiasts always welcome. Lostock Gardens Day Centre, off Clayton Crescent, Blackpool. Second and fourth Wednesday each month, 7.30pm.
BLACKPOOL CIRCUS SCHOOL. Circus training weekly. Beginners, 5.30 to 6.30pm. Advanced, 5.45 to 7.45pm. Sports Hall, Highfield Humanities College. Details, (01253) 735725.
BLACKPOOL ART SOCIETY. Portrait painting. 10am. Life Drawing 2pm. Contact Brian Halliagan (01253) 393552. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool.
BRIDGE CLUBS. Gazette bridge club – friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm; Lytham Bridge Club – friendly duplicate bridge. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 7.15pm; Clifton Bridge Club – improvers’ night. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.
GIRLGUIDING. 1st Bispham Brownies 6.30 to 8pm, Guides 8 to 9.15pm, Scout & Guide HQ, Devonshire Road, Bispham; 3rd Norbreck Rainbows 5 to 6pm, Brownies 6.15 to 7.45pm, Beaufort Avenue Methodist Church, Beauford Avenue, Bispham; 20th Blackpool Brownies 6 to 7.30pm Holy Family Church Hall, Links Road, Claremont. Details (01253) 352098.