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
blackpool music festival. A volunteer organisation whose aim is to promote music in Blackpool with a special aim of encouraging young musicians and artists. Opera House, Blackpool.
mansfield park. Catch this spellbinding adaptation of Jane Austen’s captivating novel as it returns to tour in 2013. Unceremoniously uprooted from her humble family home, intelligent young Fanny Price is dropped into the bustling, aristocratic household of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, where she finds herself buffeted from one crisis to the next in the company of her cousins and their well-to-do friends. Yet throughout this turmoil one thing remains a constant – her love for the generous, worthy and steadfast Edmund Bertram. The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 2pm & 7.30pm.
legends. Appearing Elvis, Robbie, Blues Bros, 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).
((From Sept 25)))ALL MY SONS. Miller and Sondheim classics, a new production of a Victoria Wood play with songs. Set in 1947, the play centres on Joe and Kate Keller, an all-American couple who have the ghosts of World War II living in their own backyard. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. (Ends October 26).
an inspector calls. The Birling family are toasting the engagement of their daughter, when the happy occasion is suddenly and unexpectedly interrupted by the arrival of a stranger at the door. An Inspector has called to investigate the tragic death of a young woman. A suicide, or so it would seem... The Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. (ends October 5)))
poker tournaments. Mega reload - NLHE £5 reg fee only plus one optional £25 reload. Paris Casino, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
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. Guest night with legendary concertina player and singer Dick Miles. £3 The Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.
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
nick unlimited. With Adrian Gautrey. The Cedar Tavern, Cedar Square, Blackpool. 9pm.
edm fusion nation. Jay C and Mark Freejack head up a night that’s sure to blow you away. 53 Degrees, UCL, Fylde Road, Preston. 11pm.
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.
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.
talent contest. £30 heat winner. Winner £300, second £150, third £50. Churchills, Topping Street, Blackpool. (((until December)))
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
DAVE WARD ROADSHOWS. Quiz night hosted by DJ Dave Ward, at The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham. Free entry. Five rounds - four prizes plus “collect the cash” accumulator. 9.15pm.
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.
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, Bisphm. 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 & danny king. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.
kat ross. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
martin gregory lambert & brian sharpe. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
trevor wallace. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.
elton john & legends of rock. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.
gail force. The Old Bridge House Cabaret Bar, 124 Lytham Road,
wyre levee stompers. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road East, Thornton.
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.
blackpool, wyre & fylde LGBT Forum. Meets on the second Thursday of the month for informal meetings, all welcome. Town Hall, Talbot Square, Blackpool. 6.30-7.30pm.
(((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 recorded music society. Victory Baptist Church, St Annes Road, South Shore. 7.30pm. (Until December 12).
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.