Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.
BLACKPOOL MODEL VILLAGE. Take a big look around this tiny world which recreates English life from times gone by. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Open daily 10am. Details (01253) 763827.
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
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
chicago. The smash hit musical starring Bernie Nolan, Ali Bastion, Stefan Booth and Tupele Dorgu. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Preston. Ends Saturday.
a government inspector. The acclaimed Northern Broadsides revive the classic Gogol satire,. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. To Saturday. 7.30pm plus Saturday matinee, 2pm.
WOW!. Gerry Cottle presents 50 performers in 100 minutes of non stop circus. The Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Ends November 3. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7.30pm. Wednesdays and Fridays, 5 and 7.30pm. Saturdays, 2.30, 5 and 7.30pm. Sundays, noon and 2.30pm. No shows Monday.
the cannon 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.
the country wife. A new season starts with a revival of William Wycherley’s raunchy Restoration comedy. The Royal Exchange Theatre, St Annes Square, Manchester. To October 20.
lighthearted intercourse. A rare chance to see a seldom performed Bill Naughton gem. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. To Novemer 3.
nightclubs and dance
urban uncut. DJ Jay Fontalba playing r’n’b, hip hop, UK garage, reggae, bashment and UK funky. Crystal, Talbot Square/Market Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.
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. Plus Alter Ego. Upstairs drum ‘n’ bass jungle night with house music and monthly specials. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool.
Pubs and bars
wyreless acoustic. The Crown, Whitegate Drive, Blckpool.
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.
party night. Cabaret with female impersonator and DJ Roxy Hart, plus and DJ Joanna Shorrock. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.
sex bomb fridays. DJ Dan with hip hop, drum ‘n’ bass, chart and alternative. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool.
party night and karaoke. With Stephen Pierre. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. Free admission, open to late. Also Saturday.
disco night and karaoke. The Gynn, Gynn Square, Blackpool. Also Saturday. 8pm to 1am.
dj darrell lord. R&B, chart, party and all things dance. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.
cabaret night. Live act weekly. Four Lane Ends, Hawes Side Lane, Marton.
funky friday. With Steve Warren. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.
fun factory. With DJ Doug E. Love. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
joe davis disco and karaoke. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.
galleon band. Resident house band plus guests – swing. blues and beyond.. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Also Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free entry.
friday night experience. With DJ Banksy. Rumours, Talbot Square, Blackpool. 10pm to 4am.
DISCO NIGHT. Papa Greywolf. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.
fylde arts mid day recital. First of a new season sees the return of a firm favourite - Thomas Wakefield - with a programme of Brahms, Chopin and others. Assembly Rooms, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham. 2pm.
viva cabaret night. Three hour show with Leye D. Johns, Phil Jeffries, Emma Norman and the Viva Showgirls. Food available. Viva, Central Promenade/Church Street, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.
swing spectacular. Resident band and guest vocalists. With or without meal. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
funny girls 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.
MATT FISHER PLUS JIMMY NAIRN. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.
JENNIFER LOVE. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
STEVE VALENTINE. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool.
KATIE DEXTER AND ROY DENNIS. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore.
KEVIN REES OWEN. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
LOADED. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
ROBERT YOUNG PLUS JANICE YORKE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
JEZ. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.
WAYNE LESTER & SID SCOUSE. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.
PAUL SOMERS. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.
NIKKI MILLER PLUS MIKE DENNETT. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.
DANNY ANDREWS. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes.
HELEN O’NEILL. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool.
EMMA LOUISE. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
JOHNNY ROXX. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.
TERRY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
cliff’s karaoke. The Old England, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
crazy scots karaoke. Hamish and Mick back at the helm in the fully refurbished bar. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool. And Saturday, to 4am.
karaoke night. The Links, Heeley Road, St Annes. From 9pm.
AFTERNOON KARAOKE. With Kieron. Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
KARAOKE. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.
karaoke night. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE roadshow. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.
karaoke. With R Mark. Seven Stars Hotel, Hallgate, Stalmine.
KARAOKE and decades Disco. With the Steve Linz. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. 7.30pm to midnight.
KARAOKE. 3,000 songs to choose from. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
CAROLOKE ZONE. With Carol Hartwell and the pub’s 12 large flat screens. The Sandyforth Arms, Trunnah Road, Thornton.
JAY’s KARAOKE. The Newton Arms. Normoss.
KARAOKE AND PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. With Dave, Emma and Sean. The Highfield, Highfield Road, South Shore. 9pm to midnight.
KARAOKE PARTY TIME. With host Sam. The Duke of York, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
KARAOKE DISCO. Over 40,000 tracks. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.
KARAOKE. With DJ Marki. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool. 8pm.
BULL KARAOKE ROADSHOW. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
folk, irish and country
thistle. The Station Tavern, Station Square, Lytham.
pop and rock
guns or roses. A stunning tribute to you know who. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool.
room 202. The Queens, Beach Road, Fleetwood.
the blue pig orchestra. The Strawberry Gardens, Beach Road , Fleetwood.
touch the pearl. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham.
rock night. Bands Girl Fixer and Mayhem Freak plus DJs Pike and Rob Mountain. The Tavern, Church Street, Blackpool.
poundstone. Three piece covers band from Blackburn. The Prince Albert. Fleetwood.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Tramway, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 9.30 to 11pm.
BIG MICK’S FUN QUIZ. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham.
Social and other dancing
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6.30 to 7.30pm. St Chad’s Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Poulton. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
BELLYDANCING FOR BEGINNERS. For ladies and children of all ages, shapes and sizes. The Junction, Beacon Hill Family Centre, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool. 4.15 to 5.15pm. Details, (07811) 189980 or (01253) 883877.
ADULT DANCE CLASSES. Class Act Theatre School, Holy Family Church Hall, Links Road, North Shore. 7pm.
childrens’ DANCE CLASSES. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton and Womens’ Institute, Great Eccleston.. Details, (07792) 410390.
UP TO DATE SEQUENCE. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Lytham. 2 to 4pm. Details, (07765) 554877.
SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB. Old favourites and new dances. Dean Street Memorial Hall, South Shore. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253)863693.
SEQUENCE. Tuition, 10 to 11am. Sequence dancing until 12.45pm. With David and Rita Harrod. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, Hawes Side Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.
street dance and break dance. Mimi Dance presents sessions for under 10’s at 5.30pm. Sessions for over 10’s at 6.30pm. ECN Bodyworks. Chiswick Grove, Marton. Details, 07584 359310.
adult street dance workout. Mimi Dance presents sessions for adults at 6.30pm. ECN Bodyworks. Chiswick Grove, Marton. Details, 07584 359310.
Over 50s exercise class. United Reformed Church Hall, Rossall Road (next to Cleveleys Library), Cleveleys. 11am to noon. Details, (01253) 853295.
AEROBICS. Over 50s. United Reformed Church Hall, near Cleveleys Library, Cleveleys. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 853295.
BLT. Bums, legs and tums. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 9.30 to 10.30am. Details, (07951) 012888.
MUAY THAI. Thai boxing. 6/8 St Annes Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
IYENGAR YOGA CLASS. For men and women, equipment provided. St Mary Michael’s Social Centre, Castle Lane, Garstang. 1 to 2.30pm. Details, (01253) 399495.
PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. All ages welcome. Vida, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 6 to 7pm. Details, (07963) 104353.
TAI CHI. All levels. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 10 to 11.30am. Details, (01253) 724117.
PILATES. With Lisa. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11am to noon; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 10 to 11am. Details, (01253) 403273.
KNIT & craft group. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 1.30 to 3pm.
BABY BOUNCE AND RHYME. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 10am to 10,30am.
circus skills club. For anyone aged seven or older. Beginners to advanced. St John’s Roman Catholic Church Hall, Breck Road, Poulton. 5.30 to 7pm.
GIRLGUIDINg. 5th Blackpool Brownies 6 to 7.30pm, Guides 7.45 to 9.30pm St Paul’s Worship Centre, Edgerton Road, Blackpool; Norbreck Senior Section meet alternate Fridays 8 to10pm All Hallows Church Hall in the Shippon, All Hallows Road, Bispham. Details 352098.
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.