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.
rock, pop and blues
cotton house shakers. Six piece East Lancashire band with two female vocalists. The Steamer, Queens Terrace, Fleetwood.
80s gold band. Retro night from the decade that taste forgot. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
blackpool live 2012. Nine days, nine concerts - tonight the Rat Pack and more sounds of The Gershwin Gang. The Arena, Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool.
wyreless acoustic. Gillespie’s, Topping Street, Blackpool.
flip. The Olive Tree, Wood Street, St Annes.
theatre and shows
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
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.
funnygirls summer show. Another song and dance extravaganza. And just £3 standing for locals (take valid ID). Funnygirls, Queen Street, Blackpool.
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.
our country’s good. Timberlake Wertenbaker classic based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. To September 22.
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.
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
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.
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.
the viva! show. With Leye D. Johns, Phil Jeffries, Kristina Castellina and the Viva! Showgirls. Viva! Blackpool, Church Street/Central Promenade, Blackpool.
matt fisher plus nicky newsome. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.
chris blackburn. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
andrew knight. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool.
keith merello. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore.
simon houghton. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
keysound. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
lisa marie plus janice yorke. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
jez. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.
claire brady & sid scouse. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.
dave brooklyn. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.
emma louise plus mike dennett. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.
tim harding. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes.
rob johnson. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool.
flashback. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
miss sugar. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.
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.
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.
murder mystery dinner. With a pirate theme. North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 7 for 7.30pm.
world fireworks championships. Tonight – France. North Promenade, Blackpool.
Blackpool Breeze VW Show. Charity fundraising show for NW Air Ambulance, MS Society, Mulberry Project and 1st staining Scout Group. Funfair, trade village, show and shine, autojumble, dog show, live bands. Ditchfields Glass Blowers, Singleton To Sunday, tickets available on the gate. Details, 07788 522768).
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.