What’s On Friday 31st August

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Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.

Theatre and shows

VIVA! CABARET SHOW. Three hour show starring Leye D. Johns, Phil Jeffries and the gorgeous Viva! dancers plus guest vocalist Emma Norman. After show party music from resident DJ. Viva!, Church Street, Blackpool.

LEGENDS. The record breaking tribute show. Tonight Elvis Presley, Meat Loaf, Jon Bon Jovi and Buddy Holly. Central Pier Showbar, Central Pier, Blackpool. 7.30pm

SPOTLIGHT. Some of the best talent from the coast’s musical societies combine with a selection of songs from the shows. Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham. 7.30pm.

THE BIG GUILD GIG. Tony Christie and Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Orchestra headline a night of music, comedy and dance. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Preston. 7.30pm.

THE CANON AND BALL SHOW. The comedy couple celebrate 50 years together. Plus Stu Francis and Peter Anthony. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm. Ends November 2.

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.

FUNNYGIRLS SUMMER SHOW. Another song and dance extravaganza. And just £3 standing for locals (take valid ID). Funnygirls, Queen Street, Blackpool.

Nightclubs and dance

U.N.I. Weekly session with resident DJ Vince Williams plus guests. Co Co, Market Street, Blackpool.

PARTY AND CHART. With resident DJ Andy P. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool.

ALTER EGO. Upstairs drum ‘n’ bass jungle night with house music and monthly specials. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool.

Pubs and bars

THE FUSE. The Tavern, Church Street, Blackpool.

KAZOOBIAN. The Farmers Arms, Lytham Road, South Shore.

COMPLEX. The multi decade band with its own switch-on ceremony. The Travellers Rest, Beach Road, Cleveleys.

AMBIENT NIGHT. Relax to the sounds of vocalist Kelly Johnson and pianist Chris Atherton. Middle Floor, The Cube, Breck Road, Poulton. 7 to 10.30pm. And Saturday.

FANTASTIQUE. Swing, blues pop and more from Sara Cheston and Ronnie Lee. The Merrie England, North Pier, Blackpool. Weekly to September 14.

PARTY NIGHT. Cabaret with female impersonator and DJ Roxy Hart, plus and DJ Joanna Shorrock. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.

UPFRONT FRIDAY. Deeper house djs from the UK and Ibiza. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool. 1am.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE. Guests acts. The Welcome, Cherry Tree Road, Marton.

BUENA VISTA NIGHT. With DJ Mike Fergusson playing pop, dance and r’n’b. Che Bar, Market Street, Blackpool.

Social clubs

JENNIFER JAMISON PLUS CARL SCHOFIELD. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.

JAY JAY. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.

NIGEL MYERS. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool.

CRAIG MILLER. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore.

CORINNE LORI. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.

THE SENSATIONS. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.

TOM COLLINS PLUS SID SCOUSE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.

JEZ. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.

SHEILA DIAMOND & SID SCOUSE. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.

ROBERT CRAIG. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.

DOMINIC PLUS MIKE DENNETT. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.

BRAD LEIGH SCOTT. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes.

THE KEYTARS. St Annes Royal British Legion, St Annes.

BABS STEWART. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool.

FLASHBACK. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.

TERRY’S FREE ‘N’ EASY. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool.

TRACY JORDAN. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.

Rock, pop and jazz

SWITCH ON NIGHT LIVE. Dine in style with the best view in town – whatever the weather. Entertainment from Paul “Sinatra” Ellis with the Dave WINDLE TRIO. The Sea View Restaurant & Bar, Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Two sittings, 7 and 9.30pm.


FYLDE 2012 40TH ANNIVERSARY FOLK FESTIVAL. Guided tours, music workshops, heritage walks, concerts, singarounds and late sessions. Various venues. Fleetwood, from 11am to late. Details from (01253) 872317, (01253) 875551 or (01253) 887693.


TRUCKS & TRACKS MILITARY VEHICLE WEEKEND. Great Birchwood Country Park, Lytham Road, Warton. To Sunday

BRIDGE CLUBS. 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.

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.