What’s On Friday 2nd September

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

Comedy

JIMMY CARR. Return of the slick haired comic. Opera House, Church Street, Blackpool.

Theatre and shows

LEGENDS. Back for its 13th year, four tributes in each of two shows. Tonight – Elvis Presley, Elton John, Neil Diamond and Rod Stewart. Central Pier Showbar, Blackpool. Nightly (no shows Monday).

HOT ICE 2011. International skating spectacular back by popular demand. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 2.30 and 7.30pm.

VIVA!. Family night for the summer show spectacular starring Rob Linacre, Darren Coulton, Jodie Kate, Jo Little and the Viva! showgirls. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Tuesday to Saturday, ends November 5.

DEREK ACORAH. A weekly trip beyond the veil. North Pier Theatre, Blackpool. Ends October 28 (no shows September 9, 16, 23 and 30).

BOOZE, BIRDS AND BLACKPOOL ROCK. A brand new adults’ only rock and rollercoasting musical starring Scott Wright, Andrew Irvine, Carol Holt and full cast. The Paradise Room, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. Nightly except Tuesday and August 7. Ends September 3.

Pubs and bars

UNDER 18S MIC NIGHT. All abilities, PA provided, parents welcome. The Coffee Garden, Wood Street, St Annes. 6 to 11pm.

BACK TO SCHOOL FANCY DRESS PARTY. Prizes for the best dressed. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. From 7.30pm.

DANIEL SINGS. The Olive Tree, Wood Street, St Annes.

SOUL NIGHT. Matt Phillips and Randy Corwood plus DJ Kev. Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.

THE BLUE PIG ORCHESTRA. The Queens, Fleetwood.

TRIDENT. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham.

JOE CURRAN’S WEEKEND WARM UP. Nostalgic tunes, giant beats and humour. The Castle, Central Drive, Blackpool. 5 to 10pm.

FRIDAY NIGHT AT REVOLUTION. Neil Smallridge plays house, electro and club classic disco. Revolution, Market Street, Blackpol. From 8pm to 3am.

FUNKY FRIDAY. With DJ Scouse, Tommy Ducks, Station Road./The Promenade, South Shore. 9pm.`

THE ROY ROLLAND SHOW. With guest vocalist Kristie Charles. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, Blackpool. 1.30 to 4.30pm.

PETER AND JOSH SCHOFIELD. Early doors warm up from the father and son DJ dynasty. Followed by Kenny Dyson. Che Bar, Talbot Square/Market Street, Blackpool.

FUNKY FRIDAY. With Steve Warren. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.

DEREK THE IRISH LEPRECHAUN. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham. Afternoon.

PINEAPPLE JACK. The Theatre Bar, Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. Daily lunchtime plus Saturday evenings for the season.

FUN FACTORY. With DJ Doug E. Love. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.

JOE DAVIS DISCO AND KARAOKE. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.

THE JOHN ADAMS TRIO. Plus guests with jazz, blues and swing. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.

GUEST ACTS. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.

AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT. Guest vocalist. plus disco at night. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.

ROXY HART AND BONNIE LA BLUE. Cabaret all night. Free admission before 9.30pm. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.

FRIDAY NIGHT EXPERIENCE. With DJ Banksy. Rumours, Talbot Square, Blackpool. 10pm to 4am.

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

JIMMY DAY. Che Bar, Talbot Square, Blackpool.

DISCO NIGHT. Papa Greywolf. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. Rota of weekly acts. Scruffy Murphy’s, Corporation Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.

Rock, pop and blues

THE MARKET TAVERN PRESERVATION SOCIETY. Second in the series – this time featuring guitar prodigy and singer songwriter Alex Hulme. The Prince Arthur, Albert Street, Fleetwood. 9pm.

MISERY OF SOUND. This month featuring The Inca Babies, The Partly Faithful, The Army of Walking Corpses and Dysphonia. Beat, Corporation Street, Blackpool. 8pm to midnight.

Social clubs

CHARITY VARIETY NIGHT. Raising funds for the Blackpool Victoria Hospital Cancer Unit on behalf of the Eastwood family. Tickets include food. More details. 07708 903030 . Fleetwood Conservative Club, Fleetwood. 7.30pm to midnight. Details, (01253) 874412.

CARL SCHOFIELD AND HELEN LOUISE. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.

BRIAN SHARPE PLUS ALY. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.

CARL HENRY. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.

JANICE YORKE. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.

BRADLEY PAUL. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.

MI2. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.

MARTIN GREGORY LAMBERT PLUS JOHNNY CORRIGAN. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

JEZ. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.

LEE ROBERTS PLUS LEIGH MYERS. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621039.

RYAN KNIGHT. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

NIKKI MILLER PLUS KSK. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.

FRANK DANIELS. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.

PETER HOLDEN. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 622979.

CHELSEA STEVENS. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.

LISA WALKER. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.

Folk, Irish and country

THE 39TH FYLDE FOLK FESTIVAL. Fleetwood comes alive to the sound of folk music at pubs, bars and other venues from noon to 1.30am. Fleetwood. Box office, Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. Details, (01253) 887693.

Others

2011 SWITCH ON. Before Keith Lemon flicks the switch it’s party time with the likes of Pixie Lott, Scouting for Girls, The Overtones, Olly Murs, Jo Birchall and James Morrisson. Illuminations Arena (Central Car Park), between Central Drive and Bonny Street. Also The Promenade, near Central Pier, Blackpool.