What’s On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June

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

SATURDAY

Comedy

RHOD GILBERT. The angry man of comedy return with another slice of his The Man With The Flaming Battenberg Tattoo tour. Opera House, Church Street, Blackpool. 8pm.

Rock and pop

ELTON JOHN. Fresh from his appearance at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert. Tower Headlands, Central Promenade, Blackpool.

Theatre and shows

ESSENCE OF IRELAND. Postponed visit of the music and dance extravaganza. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 7.30pm.

BLOOD BROTHERS. Poulton Drama present the stage play behind Willy Russell’s musical. Blackpool Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm.

LEGENDS. The record breaking tribute show. Tonight Lady Gaga, the Blues Brothers, Robbie Williams and Freddie Mercury. Central Pier Showbar, Central Pier, Blackpool. 7.30pm

OKLAHOMA!. St Annes Operatic and Dramatic Society revive the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham. Today, 2.30 and 7.30pm.

SABBAT. Revival of Richard Shannon’s powerful drama about the Pendle Witches to commemorate the 400th anniversary of their trial and execution in Lancaster. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. 2 and 7.30pm.

Pubs and bars

GROOVIN’ AT THE DEVY. Jimmy Scriv and Mick Ellis with Motown and soul on vinyl. The Devonshire Club, George Street, Blackpool. 8.30pm to late. Admission free.

LUNE DEEP. Victoria Bar, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood.

MAGIC TREES. Station Tavern, Station Square, Lytham.

DJ KEIRON AND STELLA ARTOIS. Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

NEW SOUL MESSENGERS. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.

WYRELESS. Acoustic trio. The Links , St Annes.

THE HEAT. The Sandhills, St Annes Road West, St Annes.

Social clubs

NEVER 4 EVER. Stanley Conservative Club, Blackpool.

CORINNE LORI. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.

JOHNNY ROXX. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.

LYNDA STEVENS. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool.

JANE HARVEY. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore.

TONY MITCHELL. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton.

MAURICE MALLONE. Claremont Conservative Club, Westminster Road, Blackpool.

KIRSTY MOORE. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.

FRAN. BISPHAM CON. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.

TOM COLLINS PLUS MIKE DENNETT & CHIC. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.

VAL ROBERTS. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.

GEORGIA & RAY STONEY. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.

ON THE LEVEL. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, facing Cleveleys Bus Station.

RUTH REGAN PLUS RARE FUSION. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.

JAMES ALEXANDER. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.

BECKY JAY. Comrades of the Great War Club (Blackpool) Ltd, 116 Adelaide Street, Blackpool.

PURPLE PHOENIX. Knott End WMC, Salisbury Avenue, Knott End.

STEVE SAVILLE. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes.

KRYS. Highfield Road & Rec., 79 Highfield Road, South Shore.

JOHN MALCOLM. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool.

JACKSON BROWNE. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.

TERRY’S FREEN ‘N’ EASY. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool.

DIANNE RODD. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.

Irish, folk and country

C’EST LA VIE. Fort San Antone, Great Birchwood Holiday Park, Lytham Road, Warton.

Music

BLACKPOOL MALE VOICE CHOIR. Fund raiser for the church roof - damaged by metal thieves. St John’s Church, Little Thornton. 7.30pm.

Others

SAND, SEA AND SPRAY: LIFE’S A BEACH...BLACKPOOL. 43 urban and graffiti artists painting over six locations with a live stage featuring street dance and fashion shows. Sun Lounge, North Pier; Deansgate; Adelaide Street Car Park; Central Drive/Palatine Road Car Park; Olympia, Winter Gardens; Church Street, Blackpool. Also Sunday.

SUNDAY

Rock, pop and jazz

SOUL NIGHT @ SANDS. A change of night for this week only – the return of Sean Curtis and Sara Dowiing with the Sands Soul Band. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.

Music

BLACKPOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. A programme of Grieg, Mozart and Dvorak. With soloist Lindsay Benson (flute). New hall, Blackpool Sixth Form College, Blackpool Old Road, Highfurlong. 7.30pm.

STAGECOACH BLACKPOOL CHILDRENS’ CHOIR AND 16 MEN SWINGING. The Bandstand, Stanley Park, Blackpool. 12.30pm to 4pm.

Theatre and shows

LEGENDS. The record breaking tribute show. Tonight Lady Gaga, the Blues Brothers, Robbie Williams and Freddie Mercury. Central Pier Showbar, Central Pier, Blackpool.7.30pm

THE HITCH HIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. Douglas Adams’ original radio series re-created for the stage - with poet Roger McGough as The Narrator. Grahd Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool.7.30pm.

FIREMAN SAM - LIVE!. The children’s favourite adapted for the stage. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Lancater Road, Preston. 1 and 3.30pm.

Social clubs

VICTORIA ROBERTS. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.

ROCK & SOUL. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.

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

PETE WALKER. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore.

JOE BLACK. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.

BEN BELLUSHI (LUNCH), MIKE ALONE (EVE). Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.

JEFF LEE. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.

MARTIN GABRIEL & NICKY NEWSOME. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.

DANNY KING. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, facing Cleveleys Bus Station.

ADRIAN DAY. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.

STEVIE D. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.

TERRY’S FREE ‘N’ EASY. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool.

HOWARD MAINPRIZE. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.

Cabaret

CABARET. Stella Artois (afternoon), Victoria Roberts and Lauren B (evening). Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

Folk, Irish and country

KENNY JOHNSON. Lunchtime music. Fort San Antone, Great Birchwood Holiday Park, Lytham Road, Warton.

Others

SINGLETON VILLAGE FAIR. Rose Queen procession, jazz band, fancy dress, Singleton Cloggers, bar, bouncy castle and field sports. Singleton Village, 1 to 5pm.

SAND, SEA AND SPRAY: LIFE’S A BEACH...BLACKPOOL. 43 urban and graffiti artists painting over six locations with a live stage featuring street dance and fashion shows. Sun Lounge, North Pier; Deansgate; Adelaide Street Car Park; Central Drive/Palatine Road Car Park; Olympia, Winter Gardens; Church Street, Blackpool.