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. 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.
VIVA Summer Spectacular. Leye D Johns presents three hours of full production cabaret with guest vocalists and the VIVA Showgirls. Dinner & Show or Show Only tickets available on 01253 297297 or www.vivablackpool.com. Viva! Blackpool, Church Street/Central Promenade, Blackpool.
theatre and shows
circus mondao. A truly spectacular show, The Wheel of Death with the Mondao Brothers, Prince of Persia Petrick Alberto, an amazing artiste making his very first UK visit, whip cracking, rolla rolla, juggling to name just a few of his talents, the handsome Vitalie, with his brand new Cloud Swing, all our lovely animals, sexy showgirls, aerial artistry, very funny clown Baz direct from the Emerald Isle, he will have you rolling around with laughter. Norcross Lane, Thornton Cleveleys. 5pm and 7.30pm.
postman pat. See Pat and his friends live on stage, with an exciting new story based around the forthcoming feature film. As local talent scouts come to Greendale, Pat’s friends encourage him to give it a go. With songs, laughs and participation, together with brand new scenery and costumes, The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool.
the ragdolls tribute to the jersey boys. With spectacular performances of all their hits, The Ragdolls tribute to The Jersey Boys is a magnificent interpretation of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the mob, the heartaches, the triumphs and the music. This sensational production features many of the bands worldwide hits Beggin’, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Oh What A Night, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye), Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more. North Pier, Blackpool. 7.30pm.
ben 10 aliens’ shocksquatch and water hazard. Part of Blackpool Tower Ballroom big days out. Spend a fantastic ay out and get chance to see Shocksquatch and Water Hazard plus dancing, party games and a giant tea party with children’s lunch boxes included in the ticket price. Tickets £16.95 from www.blackpooltower.com
legends. Appearing Elvis, Robbie, Blues Bros and Adele. Close your eyes and you could be listening to the real thing. Sands Venue, Promenade, Blackpool. For tickets ring 625262.
michael king’s big night out. Fans of rock ‘n’ roll will need no introduction the music and stage presence of Elvis. The two hour show delivers the energy and passion of the original artist. Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm. ((Ends Oct 31)))
STARS IN CONCERT. Blackpool’s five star Summer show recreates the performances of the biggest names in popular music with the line-up changing throughout the year. At the end of the evening meet the stars in person and have your photo taken with them. Central Pier Showbar, Central Pier, Promenade, Blackpool. Tickets at the box office or www.centralpierblackpool.co.uk. Enquiries 622255.
around the world with mooky and boo. Go on a fabulous journey around the world on a whistle-stop journey filled with amazing feats, fantastic fun and jaw-dropping stunts of incredible skill. Tower Circus, Blackpool. (Ends Nov 10).
STEP BACK IN TIME. Hosted by and stars the hilarious comic legends Cannon and Ball as you have never seen them before. Breathtaking Cirque acts, sumptuous costumes and much more. A dance in the aisle, toe-tapping, non-stop show for fans young and old, it’s perfect for the family. The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. (Ends September 7).
poker tournaments. Mega reload - NLHE £5 reg fee only plus one optional £25 reload. Paris Casino, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
fleetwood folk club. Singers night, all musicians, singers, poets, storytellers welcome, £1. The Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.
KARAOKE. £50 cash prize to be won. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.
karaoke party. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2 to 6pm.
karaoke and curry night. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.
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. The Hop, King Street, Blackpool. 9pm
FLEETWOOD FOLK CLUB. Invite new singers to join its open mic nights every fourth Thursday of the month. The Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road, Fleetwood.
nightclubs and dance
lee james. Old skool dance and piano house. Free admission. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool. From 9pm.
Eddie Gee. Special guest DJ Mike Vitti with jazz funk, disco, r’n’b. Eddie Gee’s Soul Train, West Street, Blackpool.
ssssh thursday. Exclusive students’ night with Elliott Smith, Giles Hayton and Will Maden-Wilkinson. Crystal, Market Street, Blackpool. 11pm to 3am.
thirsty thursdays. Weekly students’ night with live music from The Maddisons plus drum ‘n’ bass. Copacabana, Clifton Street, Blackpool. From 9pm.
innocence. R’n’b, urban and house with Vince Williams. CoCo, Market Street, Blackpool. Free admission.
Pubs and bars
morgan. The Ruskin Hotel, Albert Road, Blackpool.
fresh & funky tunes. With DJ Goggles, drinks offers. Litten Tree, Queen Street, Blackpool.
sky sports live, two boxes more matches. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool.
donna reid with special guests jason stardust/james alexander. Buckinghams, Queen Street, Blackpool. 3pm.
age uk singalong. The Sandhills, St Annes Road West, St Annes. From 12.30pm.
kinect night. The Hop, Cookson Street, Blackpool.
rock and roll bingo. The Links, Heeley Road, St Annes. 9pm.
student party night. With Andy P. Free admission, cheap drinks. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 2am.
student night. DJ Caino playing dance, r ‘n’ b and pop, drinks offers, free admission. Che Bar, Market Street, Blackpool.
videomania. With drag DJ Roxy Hart. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
student house party. With DJ Gaz Peck. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.
jammin ’night. All welcome. The Burn Naze, Gamble Road, Thornton.
curry night. Meal and drink deal. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool. 4 to 9pm.
dj scouse’s party night. Drink promotions, interactive DJ. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.
the thursday fiesta. Party tunes, prizes and balloon drop with DJ Mad Matt Munroe. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
galleon band. Resident house band plus guests – swing. blues and beyond. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Also Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Free entry.
tea dance. And bingo. North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 2 to 4pm.
LINE DANCING. Beginners, 7.30 to 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.
ballroom and popular sequence. 50/50 dancing ballroom and sequence, all welcome couples and singles. Hampton Road Social Club, Hambleton Road, Blackpool. 8pm until 10.30pm. Details (01253) 341020 or 341508.
tea dance. With David Windle on keyboards. The Ballroom, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 2 to 4pm.
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 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.
SEQUENCE AND BALLROOM. Senior Citizens Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. From 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
tea dance. All welcome. Central Methodist Church, Adelaide Street, Blackpool. 1.30 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 694846.
SALSA AND MERENGE LESSONS. Beginners 7-8pm, intermediates 8-9pm, social dancing 9-10pm. The Station Tavern, Lytham.
peruvian salsa lessons. Beginners to intermediate. St Bernadette’s Parish Hall, All Hallows Road, Bispham. 6 to 8pm. Details, (07879) 413649.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Salsa lessons – beginners to advanced. The Wainwright Club, 173 Hornby Road, Blackpool. 8pm to 10pm then dance until 11pm. Details, (01253) 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 to 9.30pm. Details, (01253) 640247 or 07960 626836.
ADULT IRISH DANCE. Nicky Figgins Centre 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.
street dance workout. Over 14’s sessions by Mimi Dance. Ansdell YMCA, Lytham High School, Worsley Road, Lytham. 6.30pm. Details, 07584 359310
cash prize bingo. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore. 8.30pm.
lee’s music quiz. With prizes. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys. 8.30pm.
weekly quiz. And Play Your Cards Right. The Old England, Red Bank Rod, Bispham.
quiz and karaoke. Plus Strike It Lucky. Four Lane Ends, Hawes Side Lane, Marton.
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. Featuring Play Your Cards Right. Free buffet. The Boars Head, Preston Old Road, Marton. 9pm.
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. 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. Prizes and laughs. Victoria Bar, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 9pm.
DAVE WARD ROADSHOW QUIZ NIGHT. 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.
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
laughter yoga. Powerful aerobic workout with the minimum of effort. The Stage, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. 7 to 8pm. Details, 07840 371221 or (01253) 773655.
zumba fitness. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham. 11am.
ZUMBA FITNESS. Dalmeny Hotel, St Annes. 7.30 to 8.30pm.
pilates and zumba. Pilates (5.30pm) and Zumba (6.30pm) with Lindsey Woolstencroft. Thornton Little Theatre, Four Land Ends, Thornton. And Sunday.
MUAY THAI/THAI BOXING. 6/8 St Annes 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. 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 to 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 to noon. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1 to 2pm; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 5.30-6.30pm.
natalie jax & jason ashton. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.
before they were famous. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
jon dean plus paul squires. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
trevor wallace. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.
the rockits. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.
wyre levee stompers. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
TERRY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
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.
Pool and sport
poker night. With free chip butties for contestants. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. From 8pm.
POKER NIGHTs. The Hop, Cookson Street, Blackpool. Weekly – all welcome. The Plough, Chain Lane, Staining. 7.45pm.
POOL AND POKER. The King Edward, Central Drive, Blackpool. 8pm.
texas HOLDEM POKER NIGHT. The Queens, Beach Road, Fleetwood. 8pm.
art exhibition. Blackpool Art Society annual exhibition showing pictures of all media including embroidery, miniatures, pastel pencil drawing etc. Fylde Gallery, Booths, Lytham. 10.30am to 4.30pm, some evenings and Sundays.
(((First thursday)))the comedy station. Blackpool’s original and oldest comedy club. Regular host and compere Ryan Gleeson. Viva! The Promenade, Blackpool.
shopper’s service. Coffee lounge. New Central Methodist Church, Adelaide Street West, Blackpool. 12.15pm and 12.45pm.
toddler rhyme time. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 10am to 10.30am.
blackpool and fylde recodrded music society. Victory Baptist Church, St Annes Road, South Shore. 7.30pm. Meets September to May.
buddhist meditation and advice for life. All welcome. Keajra Buddhist Centre, 64 Holmfield Road, Blackpool. 7.30 to 9pm. Weekly. Details, (01253) 352721.
cleveleys junior chess club. Weekly during school term time. Juniors of all abilities welcome. Cleveleys Park Methodist Church, Cleveleys. More details, 07966 231211.
beryl’s psychic club. The Old Town Hall, Market Place, Poulton.
one accord. New ladies harmony group. New members welcome. United Reformed Church, Rossall Road, Cleveleys. From 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 823805.
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.
PENCIL AND WATER COLOUR CLASS. All levels, beginners welcome. YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1 to 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. S 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.