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, (01253)0844) 8561000.
BLACKPOOL TOWER JUNGLE JIM’S. Two adulst free with every paying child. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (01253)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
WIZARD OF OZ. Garstang Theatre Group invite audiences down the Yellow Brick Road. Garstang High School, Bowgreave, Garstang. 7.30pm nightly. To Saturday.
THE BEST OF BLACKPOOL. All new circus show with Mooky and Mr Boo plus speciality acts from around the world. Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower. Noon and special VIP show 7.30pm. Box office, 0844 8561000.
GHOST: THE MUSICAL. New stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1990 film prior to opening in London’s West End and starring Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy. Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester. Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Ends May 14.
5 @ 50. World premiere of Canadian writer Brad Fraser’s comic new play about five women turning 50. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester. Monday to Friday, 7.30pm. Saturdays, 8pm. Matinees Wednesday, 2.30pm and Saturday 4pm. Box office, (0161) 8339833. Ends May 14.
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
Q FACTOR 2011. Weekly search for new talent. Semi finals May 26 and June 2, grand final June 9. Top prize £1,000. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, South Promenade, Blackpool.
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.
Pubs and bars
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. 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.
BANDEOKE. With Itchy and Scratchy. Karaoke tracks and drinks promotion. Soul Suite, Queen Square, Blackpool.
OPEN MIC/JAM NIGHT. The Old Bank Inn, Bond Street, South Shore. 9pm.
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.
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.
RACING NIGHT. Cash prizes. The Old Bridge, Lytham Road, South Shore. 9.30pm.
HOLDEM POKER NIGHT. The Queens, Beach Road, Fleetwood. 8pm.
LINE DANCING. Beginners, 7.30 - 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. The Ballroom, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. From 2pm.
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.
Irish, folk and country
FLEETWOOD FOLK CLUB. This week at a new venue - singers’ night, performance and audience welcome. The Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.
PERUVIAN SALSA LESSONS. Beginners to intermediate. St Bernadette’s Parish Hall, All Hallows Road, Bispham. 6-8pm. 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 - 9.30pm. Details, (01253) 640247 or 07960 626836.
ADULT IRISH DANCE. Sue Turner and Nicky Figgins 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 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, tote double and bingo. 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. Free entry. 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.
QUIZ NIGHT. With Play Your Cards Right, cash prize. Free sandwiches for competitors. The Boar’s Head, Preston Old Road, Marton.
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
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 - 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 - 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.
Rock, pop and jazz
WHERE’S STRUTTER. fast rising Manchester band promoting its new single You, Me and The Devil Makes 3. Support from The Pretty Thunder and The Colours. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. From 7pm. Admission free.
16 MEN SWINGING. The No 4 & Freemasons, Newton Drive, Blackpool.
SALSA EVENING. With live band and finger buffet. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
THE GOOD MACHINE. On The Edge, Hardhorn Road, Poulton.
CAROL KAYE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.
WYRE LEVEE STOMPERS. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.
TERRY ON THE ORGAN. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. Details (01253) 626308.
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.
ONE ACCORD. New ladies harmony group. New members welcome. United Reformed Church, 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 - 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.