What’s On Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November 2011

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

SATURDAY

Music

MESSIAH. Handel’s masterpiece performed by Charlotte Trepass (soprano), Harriet Eaves (mezzo soprano), Tom Kelly (tenor) and Sam Mitcell (bass) with David Scott Thomas (organist) and Alistair MacKenzie (conductor). The Methodist Church, Queensway, Poulton. 7.30pm.

Theatre and shows

MIKE HARDING. An evening of songs, daft humour and monologues from the man once described as “the grandfather of alternative comedy.” Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm.

BLACKPOOL SCOUTS GANG SHOW. The 50th anniversary of the annual Scout’s variety show. The Globe Theatre, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. To Saturday. 7.30pm nightly and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA. Lytham Amateur Operatic Society and youngsters from the Emily Laws School of Acting present songs from West End and Broadway hit shows. Hotpot included. St Joseph’s Church, Ansdell. 7.15pm.

SALLY MORGAN. The TV psychic recently seen in Blackpool. Grand Hall, Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. 7.45pm.

Pubs and bars

RUPERT FABULOUS. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.

THE STORIES. The Lane Ends Pub, Weeton Road, Wesham, Kirkham.

DJ ROBAIR. The Burlington, Lytham Road, South Shore.

BROTHER RABBIT. Marton Institute, Oxford Square, Marton.

TONY MITCHELL. The Burn Naze, Thornton.

THE HEAT. The Shovels, Common Edge Road, Marton.

HOOKER. The Tank (Gasworkers’ Club), Fleetwood. 8.30pm.

Rock and pop

JON GOMM. Masterclass from the former Blackpool-based guitarist. Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. 2.30pm.

WORDPOOL 2011. Festival finale with music from Ponies (7.30 to 8.15pm) and Jon Gomm (8.30 to 10pm). Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool.

THE MINDBENDERS. Special 60s night with the current version of the band behind hits such as Groovy Kind of Love. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham.

Nightclubs and dance

SANDS SWING SPECTACULAR. Big band sounds from the venue’s resident musicians plus resident vocalist Richard Shelton and guest Natalie Anderson. WITH OR WITHOUT MEAL. The Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.

NORTHERN SOUL WEEKENDER. Midway through 35 hours of pure soul heaven. Blackpool Tower, Blackpool. 2pm to 3am. Also Sunday.

Social clubs

DARREN LEE. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.

RICKY J. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.

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

LA BELLE. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.

SKA FACE PLUS SOULTOWN SIX, 8 ROUNDS RAPID PLUS DJ WILL AND MARTY GRICE. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.

LEE DAVID. Claremont Conservative Club, Westminster Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 620981.

JO SUMMERS. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.

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

MIKE ALONE PLUS TERRY DEVON. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

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

KEVIN REES OWEN. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, facing Cleveleys Bus Station. Details, (01253) 852450.

ROBERT E LEE PLUS MELODY LANE. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

BEN BELLUSHI AND MAURICE MALLONE. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.

RICKY LANE AND PETER G. Comrades of the Great War Club (Blackpool) Ltd, 116 Adelaide Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 625841.

FIONA SHAW. Knott End WMC, Salisbury Avenue, Knott End. Details, (01253) 810362.

PAUL CAGE. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.

FREEFALL. Highfield Road & Rec., 79 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 342389.

ROB JOHNSON. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 622979.

KAREN FELL. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.

ROGER GABRIELLE. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.

Others

WORDPOOL 2011. Dancing With Words – students performing specially choreographed dances in the theme of words. Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool. 11am to noon.

BLACKPOOL ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS FAIR. Up to 120 stalls in two rooms. The Hilton Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool. 9.30am to 4.30pm.

SUNDAY

Music

BLACKPOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Soloist Rebecca Knight (Cello). Programme - Suppe’s Light Cavalry Overture, Schumann’s Spring Symphony and DVORAK’S CELLO CONCERTO. Concert Hall, Blackpooo Sixth Form College, Blackpool Old Road, Highfurlong. 7.30pm.

REMEMBRANCE DAY MATINEE SINGALONG. Songs from the 40s and entertainment for all the family. With or without meal. The Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Doors open noon, show starts at 2pm.

Social clubs

KEV REECE OWEN. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.

B J ADAMS. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.

TOM COLLINS. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.

SOUND ALIKES. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.

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

DANIELL BALLARD (LUNCH), VAL ROBERTS (EVE). Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

BEN BELLUSHI. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, facing Cleveleys Bus Station. Details, (01253) 852450.

JOHN D SCOTT. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

DARREN SHAW. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.

ERIC LEE. Comrades of the Great War Club (Blackpool) Ltd, 116 Adelaide Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 625841.

TERRY ON THE ORGAN. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. Details (01253) 626308.

JAYDON ROBERTS. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.

Nightclubs and dance

NORTHERN SOUL WEEKENDER. Conclusion of 35 hours of pure soul heaven. Blackpool Tower, Blackpool. 2pm to midnight.

Theatre and shows

AN EVENING OF BURLESQUE. Tantalising but tasteful evening of colour, variety, vocals, dancing and more. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm.

Pubs and bars

CABARET. Vocalists Diane Lee Carol and Steven Hayles (evening) plus Stella Artois (afternoon). The Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

FLIP. Lunchtime music. The Art Deco Cafe, Stanley Park, Blackpool. From 1pm.

Rock and pop

SWINGING BLUE JEANS. Current version of the 60s hit makers reviving their golden oldies. Lowther Pavlion, West Beach, Lytham.