Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.
Theatre and shows
DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE! SEARCH FOR THE CITY OF LOST TOYS. UK premiere prior to a West End run for the Nickelodeon star. The Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Daily (Not Tuesdays), 10.30am, 1 and 3.30pm. Ends August 26.
BEYOND BELIEF: THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC. Magic and variety from Richard de Vere, Schnorbitz, Mr Slava, Mark Lawless and full supporting cast. The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Also Sunday and Tuesday. From 7.30pm. Ends October 30.
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
CIRCUS MONDAO. The Huba Buba Clowns, Wheel of Death, animals and speciality acts. Norcross Car Boot Field, Norcross Lane/Fleetwood Road South, Thornton. Monday to Friday, 5pm and 7.30pm. Saturdays, 2 and 5pm. Sundays, 2pm only (Monday August 27, 2pm). Ends August 27.
THE CHUCKLE BROTHERS: THE RETURN OF THE PIRATES OF THE RIVER ROTHER. Paul and Barry plus full supporting cast. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7pm. Weekly to September 3.
CAVERN CLUB REVISITED. Back to the 60s with The Merseybeats, Alan Lovell and The Swinging Blue Jeans and Brian Poole. North Pier Theatre, North Pier, Blackpool. 7.30pm. Weekly to September 3.
DANNY KING PLUS NICKY NEWSOME. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.
JENNIFER LOVE. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
CHRIS PERRY. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
PRESTIGE DUO PLUS MIKE DENNETT & CHIC. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
WAYNE LESTER. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.
LEE DAVID & MR FIZEEK. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.
DAVID DALTON. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.
DARREN SHAW & ENSEMBLE. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.
TERRY’S FREE ‘N’ EASY. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool.
STEVE SAVILLE. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.
ANDY KNIGHT’S SINGALONG. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.
Jazz, pop and rock
JAZZ AT THE ASHLEY. This week on sax Harold Salisbury with the Alan Riley Quartet. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road East, Cleveleys.
Pubs and bars
LOCALS NIGHT. DJ Jamster spins house, R&B bootlegs and classic anthems. Free admission, cheap drinks. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 2am.
MERRIE MONDAYS. With Father & Son from Britain’s Got Talent and Diva-D-Lux. The Merrie England, North Pier, Blackpool. Weekly to September 10.
OPEN MIC NIGHT. Plus DJ. The Tavern, Church street, Blackpool.
THE PETER ANTHONY SHOW. With Andy Knight. The Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore.
MAD MONDAY. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
OPEN MIC NIGHT. Hosted by Neal Thompson plus weekly guest bands. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Free admission, from 7pm.
Poker and sports
POKER NIGHTS. Central Club, Kent Road, Blackpool. The Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Road, South Shore. South Shore. 8pm; Whittle Springs, Talbot Road,
Blackpool; The Clarence, Preston New Road, Marton, at 8pm and The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.
LADIES’ DARTS AND MEN’S POOL. The Burn Naze, Gamble Road, Thornton.
BLACKPOOL MALE VOICE CHOIR. Weekly rehearsals. Springfield Methodist Church, Bispham Road, Bispham. 7 to 9pm. Details, 07775 008023.
MICHAEL HALL ADULT CHOIR. Weekly meeting. Michael Hall Theatre School, Preston Old Road, Marton. 7.30 to 9.30pm. Details, (01253) 696990.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Links, Heeley Rod, St Annes. From 9pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. With Joe Gordon. Gallon of beer to win. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham.
DJ DINO’S QUIZ AND BOOST NIGHT. Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.
QUIZ NIGHT. With Captain Quiz, Name That Tune, Play Your Cards Right and more. The Fairfield Arms, Fleetwood Road, Greenhalgh. 8.30pm.
SCOTTIE’S QUIZ NIGHT. Free hot food for players, guaranteed Open The Box prize. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
QUIZ AND BINGO. Up to £100 to be won. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. From 3pm.
STEVE JAMES QUIZ NIGHT. Drinks prizes, free hot meals for players, big screen interactive games. The Regal Hotel, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Victoria, Church Road, St Annes.
DAVE WARD ROADSHOWS. Quiz night hosted by DJ Dave Ward, at The Crown, Devonshire Square, Blackpool. Free entry. Five rounds – first, second and third prizes plus “collect the cash” accumulator.
LINE DANCING AND COWBOY NIGHT. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Classes for all levels – beginners first hour. Highfield Methodist Church, Scarsdale Avenue, South Shore. 6 to 10pm. Details, 07984 188972.
BOOGIE BOOTS. Partners not necessary. Absolute beginners 6 to 6.45pm. Beginners/improvers, 6.45 to 7.45pm. Intermediate and social dancing, 7.45 to 10pm. St Teresa’s Church Hall, St George’s Avenue, Cleveleys. Details, 07968 973238.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. All Hallows Parish Church, Bispham. 10am to noon. Details, 07766 310260.
LINE DANCING. Willows Catholic Club, Brynning Fern Lane, Kirkham. Details, (01253) 682195. And upstairs function room, The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 620555.
ST GEORGE’S ADULT DANCE CLASSES. Various styles. Beginners class. Frank Townend Centre, Anchorsholme Lane, Cleveleys. 8.15 to 9.15pm. Details 07967 970847.
SOCIAL DANCING. Tuition, 7 to 8pm. Social, 8 to 10pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 875757.
MODERN SEQUENCE. New dances taught. Hambleton Village Hall, Hambleton. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 873122.
COME DANCING. Sequence and social. Holy Cross Church Hall, Central Drive, Blackpool. 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, 07988 148730.
SEQUENCE AND POPULAR SEQUENCE TUITION. Teaching, 12.30 to 1.45pm. Sequence, 2 to 4.15pm. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, Hawes Side Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.
MODERN SEQUENCE. New dances taught. St Michael’s on Wyre Village Hall, St Michaels. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 500790.
ADULT BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE CLASS. Frank Townend Community Centre, Cleveleys, 7pm. Details 07967 970847.
SOCIAL SEQUENCE DANCING. With Walter and Doris, at a new venue of Pensioners Hall, St Albans Road, St Annes, between 2 and 4pm, instead of St Thomas Parish Hall.
LADIES STYLING. The Conservative Club, 70 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8 to10pm. Details, 07729 421547.
LA STYLE SALSA. From beginners to advanced. Also social dancing. Hampton Road Social Club, South Shore. From 7pm.
LATIN/SALSA. Classes 7.15pm, social 8.15pm. Frank Townsend Centre, Anchorsholme. Details, 07967 970847.
SIMPLY SALSA CLASS. New season for beginners from 7pm. Then all levels and social dancing. Hampton Road Social Club, South Shore.
SALSA AND LATIN AMERICAN. Frank Townsend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 7.15 to 8.15pm. Also salsa, ballroom, latin. All ages, new beginners class. Frank Townend Centre, Cleveleys. 8.15pm. Details, 07967 970847.
SALSA AND AEROBICS. All abilities and ages over 12. Kirkham Methodist Church, Station Road, Kirkham. 6 to 7.30pm.
Details, 07545 057064.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Beginners to advanced. Lytham Cricket and Sports Club, Church Road, Lytham. 7.45pm to 9.30pm, then dance until 10.30pm. Details, (01253) 401941 or 07967 768582.
SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. Wyre Villa FC, Stalmine. Details, (01253) 304996.
ADULT IMPROVERS SALSA. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8.30 to 9.15pm. Details, 07708 642908.
FOLK DANCING. With Margaret. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1.30 to 3pm.
ADULT JAZZ. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 6 to 6.45pm. Details, 07708 642908.
URBAN FREESTYLE DANCING. Ages 12 and above, adults welcome. Crescent Dance Centre, Bold Street, Fleetwood. 6 to 7pm. Details, 07874 922223.
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6 to 7pm beginners. 7 to 8pm intermediates. Playfootball.net, Garstang Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
ASHTANGA YOGA. All levels welcome. Hewitt Room Learning Centre, Lytham Library, Lytham. 6 to 8pm. Details, 07786 741656.
YOGA CLASSES. Unitarian Church, Lytham Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 315478.
YOGA. All abilities. Palatine Community Sports College, Expressive Arts Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 6.30 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 640247 or 07960 626836.
PILATES CLASSES. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 12.45 to 1.45pm. Details, (01253) 403273; Dalmeny Hotel Leisure Club, St Annes. 8 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 716010; Poulton Community YMCA, Parrys Way, Off Breck Road, Poulton. 9.30 to 10.30am and 6 to 7pm. Details: (01253) 895115 or 07786 022980.
SONGBIRDS. Join in or sit and listen to a friendly group of ladies who love to sing. Arts Centre music room, Garstang. 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
POETRY & SONG. Presented by June Baker and Barbara Hill, a pleasant relaxed evening. Garstang United Reformed Church. 7.30pm.
GIRLGUIDING. Central Guides – 6 to 7.30pm, Devonshire Road School, Devonshire Road, Blackpool; 17th Blackpool Rainbows – 5.45 to 7pm, Brownies 5.45 to 7pm, Salvation Army Citadel, Leamington Road, Blackpool; 1st Norbreck Guides – 7.15 to 9.15pm, Scout & Guide HQ, Kelvin Road & Carr Road. Details (01253) 352098.
PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 to 3pm.
POULTON-LE-FYLDE ART CLUB. Painting and drawing demonstrations and practical evenings. All welcome – beginners upwards. WRVS Hall, Queensway, Poulton. 7.15 to 9.45pm.
MUSICAL THEATRE SKILLS. Ages eight to 16. Combine dance, singing and drama in one class. Poulton Youth and Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 4.30 to 5.15pm. Details, 07792 410390.
BADMINTON COACHING. Beginners, 6 to 7pm. Intermediate, 7 to 8pm. Palatine Sports Centre, St Annes Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 723772.
EMBROIDERY. Second and second last Monday of the month, 7.30pm. Blackpool Art Society. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool. Contact (01253) 884615.
FRIENDS 2 GO. Social evenings plus outings. The Shire Suite, Carlton Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool, 7.30pm. Details, 07530 175111.
Bridge and chess
GAZETTE BRIDGE CLUB. Friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm.
LYTHAM BRIDGE CLUB. Competitive duplicate bridge. First Monday – learners’ practice session. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 7.15pm.
CLIFTON BRIDGE CLUB. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 1.30 and 7.30pm.
SADDLE CHESS CLUB. The Saddle, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. From 7.30pm.
BLACKPOOL CHESS CLUB. All standard of players welcome. Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool. 7.30pm.