What’s On - May 3, 2013

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

friday

((may 3)))

Attractions

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

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).

the rise and fall of little voice. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a sparkling night of music, divas and romance, written and directed by Jim Cartwright. Opera House, 3 Quay Street, Manchester. 7.30pm.

70’s night glam rock. Koo Ka Choo take you on a trip down memory lane with songs from great artistes such as Mud, The Sweet, The Bay City Rollers, Slade, T-Rex and many many more. This Fantastic show also has spectacular costume changes along interspersed with impromptu comedy. You’ll find yourself singing along to all your 70’s favourites. Sands Venue, Palatine Building, Blackpool.

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THE VIVA! SHOW. With Leye D Johns, Phil Jeffries, the VIVA Showgirls and some very special guest vocalists. Viva! Blackpool, Church Street/Central Promenade, Blackpool.

pubs and bars

the coustics. Electric/acoustic duo with influences that range across all the great singer songwriters and bands. Toast, Wood Street, St Annes.

gotta luv80s. Box events presents Radio Wave’s Roy Lynch and a night heading back down the time tunnel to the 1980s in a themed night. The Loft Cocktail Bar and Club, Wood Street, St Annes. 10pm-4am.

de palma. The Wyre Light, Fleetwood.

music

a grand night at the opera. Fylde Opera Company, Musica Lirica will be opening its 2013 concert series. Operatic arias, duets and ensembles by Verdi and Wagner etc. Tickets £8.50, concessions £6.50 on the door. The White Church, Lytham. 7.30pm.

nightclubs and dance

DANCE NIGHT. Commercial chart and dance with a mix of urban and R&B and a splash of 90s presented by DJ Luminati. Drinks promotions. The Loft, above Toast, Wood Street, St Annes. 10pm to 4am.

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.

eclectic. Funky, progressive and electro house with DJ Robert Bagshaw. Flamingo, Queen Street, Blackpool. 11pm to 5am.

others

people’s festival of arts, crafts and music. In aid of raising funds for the renovation of the Burn Naze Halt (railway station). Jamathon an open mic session of continuous acoustic/semi acoustic music. Burn Naze Pub, Thornton. 7.30pm.

dead good poets’. Open mic with the theme of celebrating translations, family friendly first half and uncensored second half. No 5 Cafe, Cedar Square, Blackpool. 6pm.

social clubs

the cadillacs & del boy jacobs. Hampton Road Social Club, Hampton Road, Blackpool.

saturday

((may 4)))

theatre and shows

the rise and fall of little voice. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a sparkling night of music, divas and romance, written and directed by Jim Cartwright. Opera House, 3 Quay Street, Manchester. 7.30pm.

the kommitments. Back for 2013 The Sands Favourites The Kommitments will be performing live all the hits from ‘ Mustang Sally’ ‘Feel Good’ ‘’Soul Man’ and many more. A fantastic night of entertainment. Sands Venue, Palatine Buildings, Blackpool.

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THE VIVA! SHOW. With Leye D Johns, Phil Jeffries, the VIVA Showgirls and some very special guest vocalists. Viva! Blackpool, Church Street/Central Promenade, Blackpool.

FREE FAMILY SHOW. With hosts David and Danny and the Partystars Dancers. Viva! Blackpool, Church Street/Central Promenade, Blackpool.

pubs and bars

dj night with dj jamie. Queens Hotel, Beach Road, Fleetwood.

sky sports live, two boxes more matches. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool.

andy knight and sammy kingsley. Buckinghams, Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm.

jimmy day. Tunes from chart to party to classics. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool. From 7pm.

party night. Cabaret with female impersonator and DJ Roxy Hart, plus vocalist and DJ Joanna Shorrock. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. And Friday.

80s themed music night. The Hop, Cookson Street, Blackpool.

massive. With DJ Mike Fergusson playing pop, dance and r ‘n’ b. Che Bar, Market Street, Blackpool.

party night and karaoke. With Stephen Pierre. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. Free admission, open to late. Also Friday

disco night and karaoke. The Gynn, Gynn Square, Blackpool. Also Friday. 8pm to 1am.

dance night. With DJ Kieron. Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

PARTY TIME. Chart. party and pop – 2 to 6pm. And DJ Gaz Peck – 9pm to 4am. Bar 19, Queen Street, Blackpool.

wyreless acoustic. Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park.

bob on. Victoria Bar, The North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood. 9pm.

louise spitori. Debut for new upcoming artists whose vocals have been described as soulful, edgy and sophisticated. Toast, Wood Street, St Annes.

blue pig orchestra. The Town Hall Pub, Poulton.

Social clubs

FAMILY NIGHT. Music and games for all the family. Progress Sports & Social Club, Exchange Street, Blackpool. 8pm to midnight.

TERRY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.

others

people’s festival of arts, crafts and music. In aid of raising funds for the renovation of the Burn Naze Halt (railway station). Fylde Young People’s Day featuring Thornton Cleveleys Junior Brass Band, Leoni and Javon, Obsolete Live, Jekyll, The People, Pablo’s Monkey, Russ Erwin, The Solid States and Annoying the Neighbours. Burn Naze Pub, Thornton.

sunday

(((may 5)))

theatre and shows

chubby brown. He’s still rude, he’s still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool.

Irish, folk and country

IRISH MUSIC SESSION. Weekly informal session. Listeners, musicians and singers welcome. The Mount Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 8.30pm. Admission free.

COUNTRY AND WESTERN NIGHT. Live music, shoot-outs, bucket draw. Hampton Road Club, South Shore.

jazz

wyre levee stompers. Sunday jazz. Victoria Bar, The North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood. From 2.30pm.

pubs and bars

thistle. Irish band. The Golden Ball, Poulton.

deadbeats. Victoria Bar, The North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood. 9pm.

tony dowler’s hellhounds. Three piece blues/rock band. The Strawberry Gardens, Fleetwood. 8pm.

andy knights free and easy. Guest artists and singers welcome. Hole in One, South Park, Lytham. From 8pm.

sky sports live, two boxes more matches. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool.

open mic night. Try your talents. The Cube, Breck Road, Poulton. 7 to 10.30pm.

OPEN MIC NIGHT. Singer/songwriters, take your own instruments. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool. From 8pm.

party and charty. With drag DJ Angel Delight. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.

neil orin. Acoustic sounds. The Edge, Queen Street, Blackpool.

old skool sunday. With DJ Gaz Peck. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.

sunday sin session. With DJ Barrie. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 2am.

70s/80s night. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.

galleon band. Resident house band plus guests – swing, blues and beyond. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Also Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free entry.

poker night. The Hop Inn, Cookson Street, Blackpool.

Social clubs

TERRY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.

dave windle. Keyboard music. The Co-Operative Club, Preston New Road, Marton.

family time AFTERNOON. Free food and raffle weekly. Childrens’ entertainer every other week. Blackpool Trades and Social Club, Chadwick Street, Blackpool.

family fun afternoon. Karaoke bingo and more. Talbot Conservative Club, Milbourne Street, Blackpool. 3 to 7pm.

others

people’s festival of arts, crafts and music. In aid of raising funds for the renovation of the Burn Naze Halt (railway station). Blues, Rock and Roll Day featuring The Old Boy’s Marching Band, The Alley Cats, John Carrol, an Italian Jug Band, Rock O Rama, The Scroungers, Barkin (& Friends), Brooster, The Shakers, plus a hog roast. Burn Naze Pub, Thornton.